Friday, 27 February 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge #4

Wow so here we are week 4 of the Crafty Creations Challenge and it's another fab sketch challenge by Jaime... and she's including another yummy prize!

I made a moving house card for my mum's friend, my mum is the pickiest person to make cards for as she knows what she wants but can't quite explain it to you when she wants she to make it lol....

I've used:
  • Mottled white card
  • Lilac dotty ribbon
  • Pale blue dotty ribbon
  • Cottage google image
  • Gold peel offs
  • 2 tortoiseshell buttons
  • Yellow paper
  • 2 lilac fabric flowers
  • Mulbery paper flowers
  • Foam pads

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Love charm earrings

So last week I spent a day in Edinburgh and no trip anywhere wold be complete without trying to find a craft shop....and I did, I found The Little Bead Shop on the outskirts of Edinburgh so I bought a set of goodies to make myself an Edinburgh project...
I've used:
  • 18 red swarovski crystal bicones#
  • 2 metal love charms
  • 2 chandelier earring frames
  • 2 clear glass teardrops
  • 10 headpins
  • 2 eyepins
  • 2 jumprings
  • 2 silver earring wires

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Sock Monster

So here's a lil something I've been toying with the idea of making and I finally got round to doing it the other night... Here's my lil sock monster...
I've used:
  • Knee length sock
  • White buttons
  • Lilac buttons
  • White felt
  • Lilac felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Stuffing
  • Black thread

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge #3

So here's my DT piece for this weeks Crafty Creations challenge. It's a birthday card that I made for my mum's hubby for his birthday on monday.
I've used:
  • Yellow mottled card
  • Jungle leaf print card
  • Chocolate brown paper
  • 3 chunky green buttons
  • Large yellow fabric flower
  • Small brown mulberry paper flower
  • Pale yellow brad
  • Watercolour pencils

Monday, 16 February 2009

Alter Something.... my new mirror!

This weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge fits in beautifully with a project I planned in my head yesterday... the challenge is 'Alter Something'.... Yesterday I nipped into Ikea to have a looksie at the new fabric range they have in and I found a square wooden mirror laying around and i thought it might be quite useful to have so I can look at jewellery on as I'm making it... then I found a dress in primark for £1 and the fabric was perfect for covering my little mirror!
I've used:
  • Ikea 97p wooden mirror
  • Blue bows and dots fabric- primark dress
  • Chunky white buttons- primark dress
  • Chunky white satin ribbon
  • Small white buttons
  • 2 blue buttons
  • Large white flower
  • Glass pearls
  • Tigertail
  • Hot gluegun

Kaboodle Doodle challenge #2

Challenge 2 over at Kaboodle Doodles has begun and the challenge is a sketch! So my DT piece is a digi scrap page of our uni afternoon off last thursday when we ventured off to Allenheads to go skiing... well the lads ski, I snowboard!
I've used:

The prize is some yummy candy so come on over and join in the challenge :)

Friday, 13 February 2009

Fabric bead jewllery set

So here's a little project that really tested my patience for a couple of days... i hate glue it takes forever to dry! I saw the idea while blog hopping... I can't remember whose blog I saw it on first, I've seen a couple of versions now so I'm sorry I haven't credited anyone for inspiring me...
I've used:
  • 18x 20mm wooden ball beads
  • Black & white floral velvet fabric
  • Chunky black silk ribbon
  • 2 silver earring wires
  • Silver heart clasp

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge #2

So here's my DT piece for this weeks Crafty Creations challenge which is a sketch... It's also my entry for some of this weeks challenges... Arty Girlz 'Flowers'... Penny Black challenge 'Romance'... Scrummy Stash Cafe 'Love, love, love'.... and Stamp Something 'Something for your valentine'... ok so it's not a card I'm sending to anyone but its' gone to a good home, my friend said he'd make his gf a card but he's not at all creative or that way inclined to do something so girly so I was brought in to help lol....
I've used:
  • White ribbed card
  • Kaboodle Doodle scribble kit paper
  • Deep pink paper
  • Black felt
  • PB 'Just next to you' image
  • 3 green dot flowers
  • 3 red brads
  • whispers words stamp
  • Red glitter stickles
  • Marvy pens

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Curby grip earrings

So here's a lil something that I whipped up the other day after seeing someone do something similar on their blog... I hate these hair grips they are just so useless on my hair as it's far too thick for them to hold, so I was more than happy to recycle some of them into something I'll actually use... now what to do with the other 98 grips I ahve lying around my wardrobe shelf lol...
I've used:
  • 2 black curby hair grips
  • 4 x 10mm glass pearls
  • 2 small jumprings
  • 2 silver earring wires
  • Pritt Stick superstrength glue
  • File (to file the grip ends off to get the beads on)

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Friday Sketchers 38

I'm surprised I have any energy left to craft after going snowboarding today... but I managed to use the Friday Sketchers sketch to make a digi page of of me today in my new snow gear with my new snowboard :) The colours I've used blend in with my gear too... all white, green, blue and black.. my board even has a cancer research rbbon on the top side!
I've used:
  • Photo of me
  • Sweet Dreams digi kit
  • Stendhal Angelique digi kit (for swirls)

Friday, 6 February 2009

Button Flower Brooches

Oooh I've been waiting to post these for a couple of days but I've had to behave and give the glue 24hrs to settle for each lil step of the way... So here's 3 of the button flower brooches I've been making over the last few days...
I've used:
  • 5 mother of pearl buttons
  • 5 green pearl buttons
  • 1 large silver pearl button
  • 1 shell star button
  • 1 shell flower button
  • 5 blue metal ring buttons
  • 1 blue plastic star button
  • 1 large black button
  • 1 chunky rim purple button
  • 3 felt circles (to attach the pins)
  • 3 badge pins

I can see myself making an absolute shed load of these in different colours and types of buttons... especially as I just got some new buttons and I'm always searching for unusual buttons :)

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Friday Sketchers 37

So here's my entry for last week's Friday Sketchers sketch #37... yes I'm getting a lil ahead of myself doing a mothers day card but no doubt I'll forget nearer the time what with all the exams heading my way in the next few months :s
I've used:
  • Kaboodle Doodle 'Dots' kit papers
  • Margaret Sherry PB 'Arrangement' image
  • 3 tortoiseshell buttons
  • 1 large cats eye button
  • Large pink flower
  • 3 deep pink small flowers
  • 3 bronze brads
  • Chipboard tag
  • Cream ribbon
  • Marvy pens and marker pens
  • Cream marbled cardstock

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge #1

Wooo the Crafty Creations challenge blog is back up and running... so here's challenge #1 and the theme is 'Hearts Galore'... there's a fab candy as the prize so come along, join in the challenge and become a follower for extra chances to win the candy... For my DT piece I made a set of earrings just to be different again...
I've used:
  • 2 silver earring wires
  • 2 silver eyepins
  • 6 silver headpins
  • 12 silver spacer balls
  • 8 pearl beads
  • 2 amber glass hearts

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Tall & thin

Here's my entry for 3 of this weeks challenges... Forever Friends 'tall & thin', Dutch Dare Card Challenge 'thank you' and Cutie Sunday 'sketch 27'...
I've used:
  • Ribbed skinny card
  • Kaboodle Doodle 'Dots' kit paper
  • FF bear with heart image
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Marvy pens
  • Pink blossom
  • Brown chipboard circle
  • Pink stripy ribbon
  • White buckle button
  • Foam pads
  • 'Thank you' whispers word stamp

Monday, 2 February 2009

Dyl's new bed

So here's my lil woof's new travel bed.. it fits nicely into his box that he goes in the car and to the vets in.. the idea came from here... it's a no sew dog bed, well i had to sew the paw print on but it doesn't hold the bed together so it still counts as a no sew bed...

I've used:

  • 1m x 0.5m fleece
  • Black glitter felt
  • 2 ikea cushions
  • Black thread (to sew the paw print)

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Today is..........

......... the relaunch of the Kaboodle Doodle challenge blog and the first challege has a Love theme to fit in with the latest kit that is being released... the kit is called Scribble and contains lots of valentines and love based papers and embellishments... the KD girls make lovely cards and once again I felt the need to go 'off piste' with my DT piece and avoid making a card.. just to be the odd one out lol... so I've made a love baton.. or love wand as it has been renamed by the KD gals...
I've used:
  • Hobbycraft heart baton
  • Black lace
  • Red, white and black ribbon
  • KD scribble paper
  • Black, red and wooden buttons
  • White dotty flower
  • Love jigsaw piece

So go have a looksie at the blog and see what prizes are on offer for entering the challenge... and while you're there enter the blog candy as well!

Last minute again!

So once again here I am the night before challenges end suddenly realising that half finished card I've got laying on the desk is meant to be complete and blogged as my entries.. so a quick whizz of a finish and here we are...This is my entry for the Cupcake Craft Challenge '3 pieces of cardstock, 2 embellies and 1 ribbon', Papertake Weekly 'Dawny's Sketch #7' and A Spoon Full Of Sugar 'Love is in the air'.
I've used:
  • Cardstock: Beige, white and Olive
  • Kaboodle Doodle 'Scribble' kit papers
  • 2 foam glitter hearts
  • Coffee ricrac
  • Sweet Ebony 'Penpal' image
  • Marvy pens
  • Foam pads
  • Scrappy cat sentiment stamp