Wednesday 29 February 2012

Quirky tag

Hello my friends,
A few weeks ago I spent an evening of crafty happiness with 3 like minded friends. We all made something different by dipping into Polly's stash and just having a play.
Using a tag, cardstock, paints, stickles, Kaisercraft bubbles, bandage, ribbon, beaded fibre, a Dylusion quote and the Stampotique stamp - Smumanha ...... take a look at my finished item. Funny and quirky but I just love it.

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Cup cakes

Hello my friends,
One of the many lovely gifts I received for my recent birthday was a cupcake stand.  I love, love, love it but, for those who know me well will know that anything to do with the oven is too much of a stressful ordeal for me.  (Took me 2 years to fathom out how to turn it on....that's the truth)
So, I thought, they don't have to be edible cupcakes, I will use it as a display feature to show off some of those cupcake novelties you can buy such as candles, bath bombs etc.  Then I thought, why not try making some from whatever I could find in my stash....... this is my 1st attempt and I am quite pleased with it.....does it look good enough to eat? lol

Door hanging

Saturday evening I walked around to Polly's to spend an evening of creativity.  Polly, being the very generous lady she is, surprised me with a door hanging and  offering me a free hand into her stash encouraged me to turn it into something Tim Holtz.

OK ...... covering it with Tim Holtz Butterflies Kraft Resist Paper and embelishing with the Fanciful Flight die cut, some 'colouring in', stickles, bling, lace and fibres .... here it is.

A challenge to enter

Tuesday 21 February 2012


Just thought I would share a photo of my eldest GD Hannah.

Pure white background enhanced with hearts and squares donned with flowers and leaves.

This was a page we created at Grimsby Crafts with the lovely and talented Polly.

Hanny doesn't like me taking photos of her but she took this one herself and gave it to me......thank you Hanny its lovely.

Exploding Box

Hello my friends,

One of the ladies where I work was retiring.  We had a collection amongst the staff for her and decided to give her the cash so she could choose something that she really wanted.  Instead of putting the cash inside a card I thought a surprise element was called for.

I hid the money inside the box within the box....

 Remove the lid and the sides fall down to reveal the floating butterflies and flowers and the inner box.

Hope you like it, and thanks for looking.

Late night telly

Ooooh its soooo late but T!m Holtz is on Craft Day on QVC.  I've set my digi box to record all his shows throughout the day.  Yummy yummy.  He is so inspirational.
Can't wait to come home from work tomorrow and watch all those shows.
Better go to bed or I won't be able to get up for work!!! Ninight....

Monday 20 February 2012

Angel tag

One more post for today....
One of Tim Holtz die tags, subtly inked with Ranger distress inks (can't remember which colours now!) Stamped with one of my favourite stamps and adorned with another of Tim Holtz die cuts, the Sewing Room.
I covered the body form with silver ribbon for the bodice and wrapped some silver organza fabric around to make the skirt. (The organza was cut from apiece that was wrapped around a bouquet of flowers I had been given for my birthday) I never throw anything away!!! A piece of silver ribbon tied around the waist to keep it all together.  Added some angel wings and a few bling...da da.....
Hope you like it.

Sunday 19 February 2012

Lady in Red

Hello my friends. 
Just before Christmas the lovely Polly ran a workshop at Grimsby Crafts.  It was inspired by Julie Nutting Designs.
A fantastic day, enjoyed by all the ladies who attended.
We drew our croquis on to paper, cut it out, inked the outline slightly  and dressed it.
The dress was built up with various layers of cardstock which we cut out and embossed and then enhanced the embossing with metallic shimmer.  The dress was then embelished with a flower die cut and some bling to finish it off.
We drew and cut out the hair, embossed and coloured it and glued it to the croquis head.  A slight dusting of chalk to the cheeks enhanced the face.
The background was the reverse side of a piece of wallpaper. I used stamps and distress inks to create my background.
The image was then framed.
I was so delighted with my finished lady that I made another one and gave them to my daughters as Christmas gifts.  I then had to make myself one because I loved them so much.
I made mine in red to match the decor of my room where it now hangs on the wall in there.
Please take a peek

Thanks for looking

Flying High

Hello my friends, here is a scrap page I created for my lovely great, great niece Jazza.  She's football crazy and into anything which has an element of danger to it!!! This photo, I understand, was taken just before she fell off!!! Haha love you Jazza.

Thanks for looking,

Morning after the night before

Hello my friends. After spending an evening with 2 of my very lovely friends Polly and Steve, I can now start blogging properly and have some fun.  Polly and I did some very relaxing creating and Steve sorted out my blog for me. Thank you to both of you for a lovely evening and Steve, I think my blog looks fantastic now!!!  Wouldn't you agree Polly?
I can now start displaying my creativity and entering some of those challenges that are out there.
See you all soon

Sunday 12 February 2012

Birthday Bash

I recently had a 'big' birthday and enjoyed a fantastic day with my family, got thoroughly spoiled and one of my prezzies was something I have always wanted to do..... a Hot Air Balloon Ride..... so when the good weather is upon us I will be up up and away!!!
We also had a 'big birthday bash' and this scrapbooking page is one I created during the scrapbooking class at Grimsby Crafts, tutored by the very talented and lovely Polly.
Hope you like it.