Saturday, 31 January 2009


So I recently stumbled upon The Shabby Nest where Wendy has some gorgeous projects on her blog... and now she's celebrating opening her etsy store by giving away an ace scrabble tile necklace... so go have a looksie now!

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Friday Sketchers 36

Here's my entry for Friday Sketchers sketch number 36 challenge.
I've used:
  • FF bear with heart
  • Red cardstock
  • Kaboodle Doodle Scribble paper
  • Black lace
  • Pink chipboard buckle
  • 2 gold heart brads
  • 2 white flowers
  • 2 pink brads
  • Dolcie Jackson heart stamp

Scribble kit love card

Here's a little sneaky peek at one of the papers that will be part of the new Kaboodle Doodle kit coming out very soon, it's a kit called Scribble and it's full of love based papers and sentiments...
This is also my entry for this weeks Cutie Sunday challenge as I used their fab, yet simple sketch to base my card on.. and also my entry for this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge 'Valentines'.
I've used:
  • Golden yellow cardstock
  • Kaboodle Doodle Scribble paper
  • 2 blossoms (inked pink)
  • Pink and golden yellow inkpads
  • 2 tortoiseshell buttons
  • Black ribbon
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Funstamps 'Heart & Nature Collage' image

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Shredded tights necklace

Yay I finally managed to get round to making something again... at last! I'm suffering with a split eardrum now caused by me being ill the last week or so, so that's really not helping me feel any better... So to cheer me up I've been doing some major blog hopping and I've come across many fantastic ideas that i want to give a try and here's the first one!
This is a shredded tights necklace, the idea came from Lady Smaggle and I feel in love with it, so had to make one myself and add a lil twist to the design.

And I can enter this necklace as my piece for this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge 'Charmed'..

you can't see my charms in the main pic so I've added another photo to show the little star charms and the crochet beads I've added to the necklace.

I've used:

  • Grey and black tights
  • 2 keyring loops
  • Silver clasp
  • 5 black and white crochet beads
  • 11 star charms
  • Silver jumprings

Sunday, 25 January 2009

An unusual tagging...

So here's an unusual form of tagging, it's been passed on to me by Zoe. Right, so here are the rules :The instructions are to go to where you keep your photo's on your PC, choose the 6th folder, then the 6th on your blog and explain.
So mine is a photo from my old gliding club.. the white glider in the foreground belongs to a friend and the red glider is my dad's, that I fly and love... it was a beautiful hot, sunny day and we were dossing around in the sun having lunch and I thought the scene made a good photo...
Now I have to pick 5 to pass this on to...
  1. Jen
  2. Sarah
  3. Jenny
  4. Donna
  5. Jaime

Kaboodle Doodle Challenge News

On Sunday 1st February we will be launching the New Kaboodle Doodles Challenge blog with a fab new challenge and great prize. But that is not your only chance to win some candy. As well as our challenge prize we have some blog candy to give away to one lucky follower. So sign-up now as a follower and spread the news on your blog - feel free to take a blinkie. That is TWO chances to win more crafty stash! BUT, it doesn't stop there - we have more exciting news. What is it? I hear you cry - well you will just have to come back on the 1st February to find out.

Jewellery challenge

Here's my entry for this fortnights Jewellery Challenge, it's a new challenge blog that's only just reached challenge 2 so now's a good time to join in the fun...
This fortnights challenge is to follow the inspiration found in a photo...I didn't take the colours or the bird as my inspiration.. I took the leaves and found a pendant that was suitable.. kept it plain and silver as colour made it look wrong.. and then I added some ladybird silver beads as they added some character to my leaf..
I've used:
  • Silver leaf pendant
  • 2 silver wire bound balls
  • Silver chain
  • Heart toggle clasp
  • 4 silver ladybird beads

Saturday, 24 January 2009

She-bop earrings

So here's a simple pair of earrings that I made last night using the She-bop design from Beading Daily as my basis.

I've used:

  • 2 silver earring wires
  • Silver jumprings
  • Silver eyepins
  • 2 x 12mm sky blue pearl balls
  • 2 x floral pewter heart pendants

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Dotty celebrations

Wow I've 2 cards in only a few days! So this little burst of colour is my last minute entry for the This Thursday challenge 'Something with whiskers'... and it's also my entry for the Penny Black challenge 'Lets get dotty'.
I've used:
  • Blue cardstock
  • Dotty cardstock
  • Whispers words celebrate stamp
  • PB mice stamped image
  • Dotty ribbon
  • Yellow fabric flower
  • Red felt flower
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Blue ink

Monday, 19 January 2009

My new FF stamp

Wow I finally managed to get round to making a card... but no it doesn't mean my work space is any more organised nor are my new storage shelves up lol... so this is my entry for 3 of this weeks challenges... Stamp Something 'Birthday Somethings'... Forever Friends 'Ribbons'... and Cupcake Craft Challenges sketch...
I've used:
  • FF birthday for you stamp
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Lilac ribbed card
  • Lime & lilac DP
  • Cardmakers Accents sentiment ribbon
  • 2 lilac flowers
  • 2 black buttons
  • 2 purple buttons
  • Lilac and black inkpads
  • Glue dots

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

A lovin' lil FF bear part deux

So here's my cute lil FF bear again.. I added the ATC from the previous post to a card as a topper to fit as my entry for 2 more of this week's challenges.... Cute Card Thursday 'Xmas pressies' and Cupcake Craft challenges sketch...
I've used:
  • ATC topper (some xmas pressies used)
  • Red glitter foam hearts (xmas pressie)
  • Red stickles (xmas pressie)
  • Black sequins
  • Black inkpad
  • White ribbed card
  • Red inkpad
  • Whispers words stamp 'Lots of funky love'
  • Chunky black ribbon

A lovin' lil FF bear

So here's my entry for this weeks Forever Friends challenge 'The ATC Challenge'.. not made an ATC in a while and as I don't swap them anymore I'm rather loathed to make them.. but then I realised I could use mine as a topper for a card :)
I've used:
  • FF stamp
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Black sequins
  • Red stickles
  • Red glitter foam heart
  • Black inkpad
  • Red crack backing paper (leftover from my earlier photo frame)

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Gold leaf pearl necklace

Here's my entry for this weeks Scrummy Stash Cafe challenge 'New', so I made this necklace... it's not technically new as it's partially made from damaged old accessorize jewellery but it's new as a complete piece..

I've used:

  • Broken Accessorize gold leaf pendant neckalce
  • Gold chain
  • 12 small glass pearls
  • 8 chunky golden oval pearls

... took me long enough to actually maqke something with this pendant, I bought i back in November and just never had any inspiration to enable me to do anything with it, perhaps the New Year has inspired my mojo!

'Take a punch' photo frame

This weeks challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge has been set by Donna and she picked the theme 'Take a punch', so I altered another frame to join my growing collection...
I've used:
  • Ikea wooden photo frame
  • Red and black crack print tissue paper
  • Black and red sequins
  • Black leather effect paper
  • Star punch
  • Black paper flower
  • Red and black buttons
  • Black ribbon
  • Red chunky voile ribbon
  • Red glitter stickles

Friday, 9 January 2009

Photo frame

Wow so here's my first challenge entry of 2009.. it's for the Arty Girlz challenge 'Anything but a card'.. I've altered a plain wooden frame to put some of my recent photos in...
I've used:
  • Ikea wooden frame
  • Black & white flourish designer paper
  • Black lace
  • Chipboard flowers
  • Paper flowers
  • Black & white buttons
  • Silver stickles
  • Shell buttons

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Crafty Creations blog disaster

Some of may have noticed that the old sbs18 challenge blog renamed as the crafty creations challenge died recently.. afdter many infuriated emails to blogger and no replies Jaime kinfdly offered to restart the challenge blog afresh so please bear with us while we get it all rebuilt and jazzy again but it in the mean time come re-enter the candy and join for the challenges next month.... come see us here

Donna's candy

Donna is giving away some great candy.. including some forever friends goodies... so go check it out!

Friday, 2 January 2009

Altered shop jewellery

So during my time down south i've bought a fair few new clothes and now I've got the problem I just don't have the jewellery to I had to do some altering of shop bought jewellery as I couldn't get new beads in time for going out in one of my new tops 2mo night... I added pink beads and changed some of the black beads and reorganised the necklace so there wasn't too much of one colour too close together... and now I have spare beads where I removed certain colours from the necklace :)
I've used:
  • DP necklace
  • H&M earrings
  • Pink glass bicone beads
  • Jumprings
  • Recycled eyepins