Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge #8

Here's this weeks DT piece for the Crafty Creations challenge where the theme is 'Bunnies' to fit in with the run up to easter... so make something with a bunny on it, be it sweet, chocolaty, fluffy or stamped....
I've used:
  • Beige felt
  • Dark blue mebroidery thread
  • Dark blue silk ribbon
  • Stuffing
  • Blue paper flower
  • Blue small button
  • Badge pin

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Rose & pearl necklace

Here's my most recent jewellery make to go with my new black and ivory dress for going out on friday night.. some of you may recognise the design from topshop, i just refused to pay £12 for it and i swapped the ivory ribbon bow idea for a black rose instead as it stood out more on the top..
I've used:
  • 6mm glass pearls
  • 2mm glass pearls
  • Tigertail
  • Black fabric rose brooch (good ol' primark)
  • Silver clasp
  • Silver jumprings
  • Black felt
  • Hot glue gun

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Brown + 1

Here's my entry for this weeks Cupcake Craft challenge 'Brown+1' and I picked the brown + pink combo.
I've used:
  • The greeting farm image (thanks kim)
  • Pink & brown DP
  • Hobbycraft sentiment stamp
  • Medium brown bloom
  • Red stickles
  • Pink fabric chunky brad
  • Chunky pick dotty ribbon
  • Foam pads
  • Pink inkpad
  • Watercolour pencils

Friday, 20 March 2009

Cutie Sunday #33

So here's my entry for the Cutie Sunday sketch #33 challenge.. it's a birthday for a friend at uni who is nicknamed 'The Iranian Missile' so I tried to make a card that took that into mind..
I've used:
  • Kaboodle Doodle 'alien kit' (rocket has been decoupaged)
  • Blue card
  • Large red button
  • Medium orange button
  • Black thin ribbon
  • Orange chunky brad
  • White hammered card
  • Silver letter rub-ons
  • Foam pads
  • Blue ink pad

Jen's easter candy

Jen's offering some fab candy.. just look at all the goodies in that picture... hop on over and have a looksie!

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge #7

Here's my DT piece for this weeks Crafty Creations challenge which is 'Spring', my piece is my mum's mothers day present. Spring here in the UK means Mothers Day so I thought I'd try and get my mothers day bits done so I could show everyone them before she even gets to see them at the weekend.
I've used:
  • 7 purple pearly buttons
  • 6 x 8mm pearls
  • Heart clasp
  • 20 jumprings
  • 4 eyepins
  • 2 headpins
  • 10 silver spacer balls
  • 2 silver earring wires


Here's my entry for this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge which this week is a sketch from Maggie.. I've used the sketch to make a card for a friend's birthday that is coming up soon, he's a football fan so this seemed to fit quite nicely with the shapes on the sketch. My doodled element is the whoosh lines for the football.
I've used:
  • Charmed Craft George download
  • Kaboodle Doodle morris dance paper
  • Beige marbled card
  • Blue dotty silk ribbon
  • Black felt
  • White felt
  • Marvy pens
  • Black marker pen

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Jewellery challenge guest DT spot

So this fortnights Jewellery Challenge has been picked by me and I picked the theme 'Buttontastic'. I love my button stash and I'm forever trying to find a way to bring them into everything I make and here we go I've got them into 2 more projects... I've made a flower shaped button brooch, which is quick, simple and looks cute on a jacket... my other project is a button pendant necklace, this took a little longer.. I've put the picture up to show both sides of the pendant just in case anyone else wants to give it a go some time...
I've used for the brooch:
  • 4 medium white rim buttons
  • Large black button
  • Medum white button
  • Small white rim buttons
  • Black felt
  • Badge pin

For the button pendant:

  • Plastic mesh
  • Silver 24 gauge wire
  • 2 large black buttons
  • 1 large white button
  • 1 medium black button
  • 2 medium white buttons
  • 1 small black button

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Kaboodle Doodle challenge #4

Here's my DT piece for this weeks Kaboodle Doodle challenge which is another of Andrea's sketches. My card is for a friend who got engaged earlier this week, so I tried to colour tilda and edwin to look similar to her and her bloke.
I've used:
  • Kaboodle Doodle 'scribble kit'
  • Tilda & Edwin image (thanks linda)
  • Dark red silk ribbon
  • Star 'just for you' charm
  • Together jigsaw piece
  • Foam pads
  • White hammered card
  • Marvy pens

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Cutie Sunday #32

Here's my entry for this weeks Cutie Sunday sketch.. it's an order from mum to give to a friend who's off on a travelling spree soon and she wanted to give her a farewell card..
I've used:
  • Blue card
  • Pink tissue paper
  • Australia map print out
  • High hopes hula girl image
  • Paper primas
  • Suitcase decoupage embellie
  • White stickles
  • Marvy pens
  • Glue dots

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge #6

This weeks Crafty Creations challenge is 'Flowers' and being typically me I had to go off and make my DT piece something as different as I could possibly think of so I didn't have to make a card lol... and here we have my piece... a ribbon flower brooch inspired by a decoration from a handbag that I saw in my favourite alternative clothes shop in the city centre..
I've used:
  • 2" red sheer ribbon
  • 1" pearl sheer border ribbon
  • Dotty ribbon scraps
  • Large white button
  • Pink vintage rim button
  • Felt
  • Brooch pin

Monday, 9 March 2009

Mothers Day Card

Here's another Mothers Day card and this one is actually for my mum. I've combined a couple of challenges as I just haven't had card inspiration lately, but with these 3 fab themes I was well on my way getting this card finished! I used the Colour Create colourscheme 'orange, yellow and green', the sketch on Forever Friends to base my design around and the Cupcake Craft Challenge 'Spring'.
I've used:
  • Pale orange card
  • Embossed bird and vine card (thanks jo)
  • Olive and dark green silk ribbon
  • Yellow dotty ribbon
  • FF bear with heart image
  • Dotty yellow paper (paper pieced for the heart)
  • Yellow fabric flower
  • Orange paper flowers
  • Bright yellow paper
  • Orange jigsaw piece 'Mom'
  • Green inkpad

Friday, 6 March 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge #5

This weeks Crafty Creations challenge is another of Jaime's sketches and Deena is offering a cute prize so come play along....
I used the sketch to make a digi page of my Westie Dylan enjoying his first ever day of snow.
I've used:
  • Personal photos
  • Raining Cats & Dogs digi kit
  • Raining Cats & Dogs alpha kit

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Blue, brown and pearls

And finally I have the spare time to do some non DT challenge work!

So this poor bare cardboard S has been sat on my desk for a month or so now waiting for something to happen and finally it has... I finally got inspired to work on it when I saw this weeks Colour Create challenge 'Blue and brown, extra options lace and pearls' ok so I didnt use lace as the only lace i have is black and it looked wrong.. and it also fits the Lots To Do theme 'Alter It'.
I've used:
  • 3d cardboard mache S
  • Brown dotty paper (Anna Stemplewska)
  • 2 paper blue flowers (poppicrafts)
  • 2 x 6mm pearls
  • Lots of mini pearls
  • Lots of patience lol
  • Hot glue

Monday, 2 March 2009

Cute giveaway!

Martha is doing a fab customised giveaway for one lucky winner to win a hair bow holder.... go check it out!

Award time!

Thanks to Karen for this snazzy award, I've not seen it before so I'm pretty chuffed to be given it :) Now I have to pass it on to 10 people who do inspiring projects/work and generally make me smile and laugh.... so in no particular order at all...

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Sympathy Doll

Saw this idea whilst blog hopping a while ago and I downloaded the template...but now I really can't seem to find where I got it from so I can't post you all a link to go look... It's called a sympathy doll and the idea is you give it to someone and when they are sad they can look at it, see how sad it looks and realise they aren't the only person to feel sad/upset/angry and that there's always someone worse off somewhere than you...
I've used:
  • Black glittery felt
  • Sewing machine
  • Yellow thread
  • White felt
  • Tartan fabric
  • Pink thread
  • Stuffing