Friday, 25 January 2013

Vintage travel tag

This was just a quick make as I didn't have much time but I decided to use my (very bright) Dylusions sprays again.  A bit unsure of the result but its different anyway.  I just dabbed and splatted the colours until the original colours were toned down a bit but I would have liked a bit more texture on it.  Never mind, at least I got to get messy........

I'm entering this in the FSC challenge "Trains, Planes & Automobiles".  My card was selected for their Saturday spotlight last time so that has given me a bit more confidence to enter again.  Their DT makes are very inspiring.

Hope the snow is not spoiling too many plans for those in the UK - with a bit of luck it might be gone by the weekend - hurray.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Cinderella shoe

I was fascinated by the great tutorials and photos here on Artful Affirmations.  Terri Heinz makes it all look so easy and even provided the template for her gorgeous and elegant shoe.  I've spent a very pleasant evening making the shoe and the crepe paper flower but the flower just wouldn't sit right on the shoe (I think the crepe paper wasn't really thick enough).  Anyway, I can keep the flower to decorate the box I'll be making for this shoe which will be gifted to a crafty friend of mine along with some lovely ribbons and lace as suggested by Terri.  What a great idea.

Hope the snow starts to shift tomorrow - I'm in need of a good brisk walk with the doggies..........

Thanks for stopping by - I do like to see you!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Here's a little altered tin I made for a swap with a friend.  I used washi tape for the edges as it gives a nice smooth finish which I just couldn't get with paper and when I tried paint, the lid just got stuck!  Inside the tin is a little selection of goodies which I know she'll like.  Can't wait to see the tin I'll get in return - its always lovely to get a surprise from a crafty friend.

Thanks for coming by and for your kind comments - I really appreciate them.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Cake, anyone?

Hee, hee - I've really enjoyed making these little cakes for a sketch our Women's Institute is putting on for the village concert in February.  The idea will be that the cakes get thrown into the audience during the sketch which should provide some laughter, even if our acting and singing abilities aren't so good!  Got a few more to make but I've had to move the plate somewhere safe because one of my dogs thinks they look just too tempting.

The snow is still falling and is about 8 inches deep in our garden.  Good excuse to stay indoors by the fire but we are all getting a little stir-crazy.  Hope it clears by the weekend and we can get out for a nice walk.  Hope everyone who has snow is keeping cozy and warm.  

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Lovely paper purse

Oh, I've really enjoyed myself this afternoon making this little paper purse from the template provided by the very talented Rebecca at Paper Primrose   Its been snowing on and off all day so what better excuse for sitting by a lovely log fire with my doggies and doing some crafting - perfect!  Hope everyone who is having snow is managing to keep warm and cozy too.

Busy making some little cards to go inside and will be giving it to my good friend Becky who broke her leg badly some months ago and was just getting better when she tore the tendons in her fingers over the weekend - talk about bad luck.  So she needs some cheering up and I reckon this little gift will help.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Steampunk card

I had a card to make for my brother in law and was stumped until I saw the first of Tim Holtz's 12 tags for 2013 - such great ideas.  I didn't have all the bits but improvised a bit and then attached my tag to a card.  Only problem I had was finding an envelope to fit after I'd stuck that car over the edge - duh!  Anyway, I'm sure my card will go down well and thanks Tim for the inspiration.  Have you seen the sneak peeks of his new stuff?  Oh, there's lots there I would love.

Ah well, time to take the Christmas decorations down tonight and then I'll have to dust!  What a chore.....

Thanks for coming by.

Entering this in the Fashionable Stamping Challenge, "Surprise us" 

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and a special welcome to my lovely new followers.  Its been a very busy time for us with our eldest son and daughter-in-law's 10th wedding anniversary, my Mum's 90th birthday as well as Christmas and New Year to celebrate.  We all had a great time and it was really good to get together with my sister's family who are also quite scattered around now.  Mum had a wonderful time but DID NOT WANT TO BE 90!  She made that quite clear and asked us not to give her cards with the dreaded number on them so this was my effort.  She did like the vintage look of it.

I also got a beautiful gift from a dear friend who broke her leg very badly in August and who needed a little extra help which I was very happy to give.  It will take 12 months for her to get back to full strength so there's still a way to go but she is progressing well and we are planning lots of outings now she can bend her leg a little and actually get into the car!  Anyway, I used my new Dylusions sprays to make her a thank you card - a bit scary when they come out of the bottle but I really like the result.

Hope everyone had a great holiday and thank you for stopping by.