Thursday, 30 October 2008

Another dylan digipage

This week's Dutch Dare challenge is a colourscheme 'Black, pink and purple', not a scheme I've used before but I thought I'd give it a bash. So I've made another digi page of Dylan using a picture from the first night we had him.
I've used:
  • Photo of Dylan
  • Funky Girl digi download kit

Dylan catching some zzzzzzs...

This week's Papertake weekly challenge is a sketch set by Dawny, so I've used it to make another digipage of Dylan... managed to catch a photo of a rare moment where he was perfectly still, didn't last long lol...
I've used:
  • Raining cats and dogs digi download kit
  • Photo of Dylan

Monday, 27 October 2008

Kaboodle Doodle challenge #9

Challenge#9 over at Kaboodle Doodle is 'Halloween', so go grab the free halloween sample kit and come join in!
I made a sour cream container to hold sweets in.
I've used:
  • KD free halloween kit
  • Gold eyelet
  • Orange circles ribbon (hobbycraft)

One stop craft challenge #1

So here's to the start of the One Stop Craft challenge blog... challenge #1 is a nice easy one, it's a sketch. I've done a digi page for my westie pup dylan that i got yesterday, okay not such a pup at 9 months old but hey...
I've used:

  • One of the few photos of dylan being still

  • Raining cats and dogs kit (found here)

  • The sketch

Saturday, 25 October 2008

S hoop earrings

Here's another creation from todays Lebeado trip.. I saw someone making something similar yesterday when I went in and thought I'd like somethign like that for me.. it all falls together with the scrabble tile set that I'm designing in my head at the mo lol.
I've used:
  • 2 silver earring wires
  • 2 silver 30mm hoops (lebeado)
  • Silver jumprings
  • Peruvian ceramic S cube beads (lebeado)
  • 4 Czech Tiff AB black beads
  • 4 Czech Tiff AB red beads

You really can't appreciate the Czech beads from the photo as you lose the effect on them, they have an effect almost like that of petrol where they change colour as the light hits them.

Ice blue necklace

This piece has been sitting unfinished for over a week now and it's really annoyed me! The beads I picked to go with the pendant looked awful together when I went to put the necklace together last night.. so i went to hobbycraft and bought some ribbon, still hated the beads though... so today I went back to Lebeado (got some belated birthday money from OH's parents) and had another wander around clutchign my pendant and ribbon to find some suitable beads.
So in the end I used:
  • Sky blue ribbon (hobbycraft)
  • Blue foil lampwork round beads (hobbycraft)
  • Metal patterned round spacer
  • Mosaic aqua glass pendant (lebeado)
  • Mosaic aqua 8mm round beads (lebeado)
  • Silver clasp, chain and jumprings

Friday, 24 October 2008

Jaime's candy

Jaime's wedding anniversary is coming up soon and she's celebrating with some yummy blog candy... so why not pop on over to her blog :)

Project cheer up mum

So as you all know I lost a friend earlier this week, I didn't mention that this lady happened to be my mum's best friend and an old work colleague...she was pretty devasted as you can imagine... so I thought she could with a bit of a pick me up. On my trip to Lebeado today (yes i go there regularly lol) I bought a few extra bits that weren't on my shopping list to make a creation that might just put a smile on her face for a while.
She's hooked on purple at the moment so I scouted around the shop, with the many jars bundled in my arms as always, looking for the right purples to compliment the beautiful pendant I'd picked before I thought out the necklace itself lol. I didn't want to overcrowd it as the chunky beads are quite heavy so I've used little knots to add interest to the empty spaces of the cord.
I've used:
  • Paua flower pendant
  • Purple seude cord
  • 2 Amethyst foil round beads
  • 4 filigree burnished beads
  • Silver clasp and chain
  • Silver jumprings

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Trick or treat!

It's official today is a digi scrapping day! So I've made my 2nd page of the day and this time it's a double challenge piece for... Cute Card Thursday 'The stars at night' spooky or stars challenge and also for Papertake Weekly 'Frightful or delightful'.

I've used:
  • Precious pumpkin kit (papers, alphas, ribbon and halloween shapes)
  • PB halloween image (coloured in using photoshop)

Guttergirlz challenge #9

Right I'm playing catch up with challenges again and I've neglected Guttergirlz for the last few challenges so I've made sure I joined in this time!


THE SONG:Heaven Help Me by Gretchen Wilson )


I've used:

  • Think pink kit (papers)
  • Precious pumpkin kit (mesh)
  • Sweet dreams kit (alphas)
  • Night Safari kit (bracket)
  • Photo of my OH in his glider
  • Text is lyrics from the song

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Nikki's Candy

Nikki is giving away some pink blog candy to celebrate 30,000 hits to her blog but most importantly to support breast cancer awareness month. She has a little penguin on her blog and she would love everyone to put him on their blog to help raise awareness.

Can't think of any cause more apt or worthwhile after losing a friend to her fight against cancer yesterday morning.. so come on everyone adding the penguin is the least you could do!

Dogs & Puppies

This weeks Crafty Creations challenge has been set by me and I picked the theme 'Dogs & puppies' ... so drag out the cute stamps, pawprint papers and brads and come join in. Im offering 4 sets of earrings made by me as the prize in the colours of my recent beady goodness makes and the 2 new sets im making for an order.
For my candle I used:
  • Ikea candle
  • PB image 'Next to you!'
  • Marvy pens
  • Dotty black ribbon (thanks jen)
  • Red heart brad (from tesco)

So come along and join in!

Autumn award

Thanks to Donna for this, cheered up another crappy day...
So i'm passing it on to:

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Mono button bracelet

I may not be thinking straight after the day I've had but I'm sticking to my challenge of blogging every day whilst I'm at uni.... So here's my black and white button bracelet that I made..
I've used:
  • Mixture of black and white buttons, various sizes
  • Silver clasp
  • Lots of jumprings

Monday, 20 October 2008

Purple chip bead bracelet

And finally I've finished my chip bead bracelet sets.
I've used:
  • purple chip beads
  • clear elastic
  • 3 silver lobster clasps
  • silver jumprings
  • silver tube bail
  • silver ball beads
  • 3 charms

Blue chip bead bracelet

So here's yet another piece of jewellery that I've made for myself... yes I have a huge collection now and it'll only grow further....I just need one of everything in a different colour... Same design idea as the red chip bead charm bracelet.
I've used:
  • blue chip beads
  • silver ball beads
  • clear elastic
  • silver tube bail
  • 3 silver lobster clasps
  • 3 gold charms 'imagine, create, dream'

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Red chip earrings

After a brief break from jewellery... Here's a pair of earrings to match my red chip bead charm bracelet that I blogged earlier in the week... simple but they do the trick :)
I've used:
  • Silver earring wires
  • Silver eye pins
  • Red chip beads

Brightly coloured birthday

This week's Spiral Whisper challenge is a sketch, which was just what I needed to give me inspiration to make my Nan's birthday card... yes I'm as shocked as you there's no jewellery or beads involved! I turned the skecth on it's side to fit the image better :)
I've used:
  • Little gem with flowers image
  • Marvy pens
  • Blue ink
  • Lime green cardstock
  • Pink cardstock
  • Kaboodle doodle paper from upcoming xmas kit
  • Mulberry paper birthday sentiment
  • 4 buttons

Fimo eye bead set

So here's another make using some of my Lebeado goodies. This time it's some fimo beads that I think resemble eyes, couldn't resist them as i just love the green colour, it's a lot brighter than the photo makes it look.
I've used:
  • Fimo beads
  • Wooden oval beads
  • Balck thing cord
  • Silver clasp
  • Silver chain
  • Silver earring wires
  • Silver eye pins
  • Silver jumprings

Kaboodle Doodle challenge #8

This week's Kaboodle Doodle theme has been picked by me and it's a doozy! Just pcik something that falls into the theme 'Rock 'n' roll', it could be a favourite song, artist, musical instrument or even a 50's style card with rock and roll images... just get thinking about what music inpsires you.
I've used:
  • Red cardstock
  • Kaboodle Doodle 'Boys mini kit'
  • Rock n roll charmed download for george image
  • Marvy pens

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Hot pink bracelet and earrings

Here's my entry for this week's Cupcake Craft challenge set by Jen... she picked the theme 'Turn up the heat'... so I used hot pink beads in my new jewellery set.
I've used:
  • Silver earring wires
  • Silver jump rings
  • Silver eye and head pins
  • Clear glass bicone beads
  • Hot pink bicone beads
  • Large rose bicone beads
  • Silver lobster clasp
  • Silver chain

Friday, 17 October 2008

Bone elephant earrings

So after my visit to heaven yesterday.... the new bead shop grand opening for those who I didn't tell ( I masde this earrings using 2 of the beautiful beads that I bought from the shop... 2 bone elephant shaped beads to make myself some fab earrings, I love these beads as no 2 beads are the same... I have 2 more still to use just haven' t thought what for yet lol

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Art from your heart

The This Thursday challenge this week is 'Art from your heart'... well what do I seem to love making at the moment... jewellery of course! So I've made yet another bracelet!
I've used:
  • Claret glass chip beads
  • 5 silver ball beads
  • Patterned tube bail
  • Clear elastic cord
  • 3 silver lobster clasp
  • Silver jumprings
  • Hand made charm
  • Star charm
  • Dragonfly charm

If anyone wants any jewllery like any of the pieces I've made so far then just drop me an email.. i can make any colour!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

It's not jewellery this time!

So here's a candle that I made earlier... shock horror no beads or wire...It's part of an xmas present for a family member.
I've used:
  • PB stamp 'Buzz in the air'
  • 2 lilac brads
  • 1 pale yellow brad
  • Purple flower ribbon (hobbycraft)
  • Ikea small candle
  • Marvy pens
  • Tissue paper

Button earrings

Another piece of jewellery.. sorry if anyone is bored of seeing my jewellery the next post isn't jewellery ;) Anyway made this piece during the 3 hour break between my exams today, came home had lunch and crafted lol perfect lunch break!
I've used:
  • 2 red translucent buttons
  • 2 white speckled buttons
  • Silver wire
  • 2 silver earring wires

Ribbons and buttons and flowers oh my!

This weeks Crafty Creations challenge has been set by Heather and she picked the theme 'Ribbons and buttons and flowers oh my!' where you have to use at least one of each item mentioned. So i made another felt flower brooch, this one's part of a family member's xmas present.
I've used:
  • Flesh, white and cranberry felt
  • Cranberry and white embroidery thread
  • Deep pink ribbed ribbon
  • Brooch pin
  • Red glitter button
  • Beige print button

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Silver sparkle earrings

Here's another set of earrings that I've made.... don't know when a non jewellery type thing shall next appear here lol... so here's my funky silver sparkle earrings based on the funky gold ones in this months Beads & Beyond.
I've used:
  • 32 silver stardust beads
  • 32 clear seed beads
  • 32 head pins
  • 2 lengths of chain (16 links each)
  • 2 earring wires

Monday, 13 October 2008

More beady goodness...necklace!

Here's the final piece to complete my beady goodness set.. the necklace to top it all off :)
I've used:
  • Ribbon necklace chain
  • Tube bail
  • Head pins
  • Eye pins
  • 6 claret bicone beads
  • 4 black small bicone beads
  • 2 large black bicone beads

More beady goodness...cluster ring!

So now my beady goodness red & black set is nearly complete! Just finished making myself a cocktail cluster ring to go with the earrings and bracelet and boy do you need patience to do these, think i'll leave it a whiloe before my next one to give my patience a chance to come back lol!
I've used:
  • Silver sieve ring
  • Monofilament
  • 19 claret bicone neads
  • 19 black bicone beads
  • 9 red seed beads
  • 10 black seed beads

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Thanks a bunch!

This week's Penny Black Saturday challenge is 'Thanks A Bunch!', so i made this jazzy little candle with the bear with the bunch of flowers..... and it also fits with the Stamp Something theme 'For a friend' as it's not for me ;)
I've used:
  • Small Ikea candle
  • PB stamp 'Arrangement!'
  • Marvy pens
  • Stripy ribbon (poppicrafts)
  • 2 metal flower brads (thanks donna)

Lots To Do- Embossing

This week's challenge over at Lots To Do has been set by Ang and she picked the theme 'Embossing'.

I've used:

  • Dovecraft fairy stamp
  • Stazon ink
  • Mulberry cardstock
  • Lilac paper
  • Lilac ink
  • White embossed card
  • Silver marker

Kaboodle Doodle challenge #7

This week's Kaboodle Doodle challenge has been set by Jo and she picked the theme 'Tags'.. a nice easy one this week but there's so many opportunities to make such different work so give it a go!
I've used:
  • Kaboodle Doodle Berry Brights Kit
  • Multi colour wool
  • Pink tissue paper
  • Primas
  • Pearl bead centres
  • Gold eyelet

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Beady goodness earrings

So I've just finished making myself some earrings to match the beady goodness bracelet a few posts below this... don't worry about the strange silver thing they are hanging from, it's my new bracelet stand it's a silver hand dressed in black lace... perfect for making things as it has a tray at the bottom for storing beads and bits for whatever i'm making at the time..
So I've used:
  • 2 silver fish hook earring wires
  • Silver eye pins
  • Silver head pins
  • 4 claret small bicone beads
  • 2 small black bicone beads
  • 2 medium black bicone beads
  • 2 large (7mm) jumprings

Autumn Knots necklace

This week's theme over at SBS challenge (or crafty creations, which ever you know it as) is 'Autumn'. So I've made a necklace based on something I saw in the Beads & Beyond magazine...
I've used:
  • 36 gold jumprings
  • 3 big pebble beads
  • Gold chain
  • Gold wire
  • 2 end caps
  • Gold clasp
  • Flower spacers
  • Green/gold wire ribbon

Thursday, 9 October 2008

More beady goodness!

So here's another fabby bracelet inspired by the Bead Dazzle mag found in this month's Quick & Crafty.. i didn't have the right size or mixture of beads so I've improvised!

I've used:

  • Silver chain
  • Silver Clasp
  • 12 large black bicone beads
  • 34 small black bicone beads
  • 35 small red bicone beads
  • 69 eyepins

Quite a wedge of my stash gone but hey now it justifies the amount of beads and jewellery bits I've bought in the last week lol

More in the garage......

So my mum saw my earlier one of these that I made for my OH for when he disappears off into the garage and she decided her hubby needs one too as he spends forever tinkering with things in the garage.. so for xmas I've made one for him :)
I've used:
  • Old CD
  • Kaboodle Doodle All Star paper
  • Hamish with tractor image
  • Marvy pens
  • Yellow gems
  • Black glitter car peel offs
  • Green silk ribbon

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

L is for Lace

This week's ABC challenge is L is for Lace, so I made this mini magazine box to hold post it size papers.
I've used:
  • Yellow cardstock
  • Lace paper
  • Lime green primas
  • Pearl bead centres
  • Orange flower ribbon (hobbycraft)

The best bit is there's no glueing or sticking used in this project, just folding!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Fancy fold- one little book

Here's a double challenge piece that I've just finished making... 3d design challenge this week was 'One little book template' and Stamp Something 'Fancy Folds'.
To make my one little book I've used:
  • One little book template
  • 12x12 Bugs ina rug paper- Live
  • 2 black wooden flowers
  • Back and white check ribbon
  • Dovecraft fairy stamp
  • Silver ink

DMC thread bracelet

There's 2 challenges over at Papertake Weekly this week so I picked 'No Stamping'... it's the same as my Lots To Do theme and I really haven't been into making cards much the last week or so... I made this fab bracelet using a slight variation on the instructions out of the newest Bead Dazzle mag, yes I'm hooked on my quick & Crafty mag at the mo I know.
I've used:
  • Lamp glass white heart beads (hobbycraft)
  • 4 metal ball beads
  • 1 pearl bead (to replace the pony bead)
  • DMC threads: dark navy, blue variations and deep blue

Monday, 6 October 2008

Felt flower brooch

Ok so i stumbled on this fab blog after checking out the recommended blog in Quick & Crafty... so go check out Princess Lasertron... then you'll see where i got the idea for this gorgeous piece of work!
I've made a felt flower brooch similar to the Lasertron designs, but of course I've altered mine so I wasn't directly copying her wonderful idea.
I've used:
  • Felt- black, white, zebra print
  • Buttons- grey and white
  • Embroidery thread- black and white
  • Small brooch pin

Sunday, 5 October 2008

No Stamping!

As the last challenge I set for Lots To Do I thought I'd pick a tricky one to get people's imagination on the go... i picked the theme 'No stamps'... yes i know that's a hard one but it's easy once you give it a think... So i made another little mini box.
I've used:
  • Kaboodle Doodle 'Halloween kit'
  • Lilac mottled cardstock
  • Green, yellow and purple gems
  • Velcro pads

Kaboodle Doodle challenge #6

Welcome to challenge 6 of Kaboodle Doodles, it's exciting that it's done so well to get this far! So this week's challenge is a sketch made by Andrea, i won't show you the sketch here you'll have to go visit for yourself ;) i like this card it's very me at the moment i love this colourscheme, have yourself a very mono christmas!
I've used:
  • Kaboodle Doodle 'Grey paper kit'
  • White mottled cardstock
  • Forever friends image (thanks donna)
  • Red and beige prima (thanks donna)
  • Chunky black and white dotty brad
  • Merry Christmas banner
  • Silver and red marker pens
  • Foam pads
  • Black ink to distress the image edges
  • Red mesh ribbon

So come along and join in this week's fun!

Friday, 3 October 2008

Blog candy!

Jenny is offering some yummy candy to celebrate 10,000hits!

Emma is offering some swishy xmas candy!

Xmas tins

Here's some little xmas tins that I've been working on for a fair while and only just managed to get the last pieces to complete them. These also fit in with this week's Arty Girlz challenge (well one does) 'Red', Cupcake craft challenge 'christmas' and also this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge 'Xmas Animals'.
I've used:
  • Ikea tins
  • Dotty paper (red tin)
  • Snowflake paper (on right)
  • Brown xmas wrapping paper (on left)
  • Dotty ribbon (red, blue and dark blue)
  • PB image 'Cozy!'
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Marvy pens
  • Bath salts

Beer Mug Card

This week's SBS Challenge has been set by Kes and she's picked the theme Oktoberfest... so here's my card.. a beer mug card for the OH's brother-in-law.
I've used:
  • Sand card
  • Brown paper
  • Torn white paper
  • Hole punch holes

Simple yet it suits the guy :)

Mono Fat Page

So here's a piece that had a purpose a while ago for DT work but then the challenge got changed so now i can show it to you all :) here's my mono fat page with a dahlia fold flower centre
I've used:
  • Hint of pink designer paper (for flower)
  • White paper
  • Black ink (to distress)
  • Flower stamps
  • Chipboard black flower
  • Chunky white ribbon
  • Recycled cardboard (for the backing)

Wild animal birthday!

This week's Dutch Dare Challenge is 'wild animals' so i made this cheeky monkey card for the OH's nephews 2nd birthday next week.
I've used:
  • Lime green cardstock
  • Palm leaves card (tesco)
  • Yellow cardstock
  • Lime, tan, dark green ink pads
  • Dark green cardstock
  • Gold mesh
  • Foam pads
  • Spiral whisper monkey image (thanks donna)
  • Watercolour pencils