Monday, 23 June 2014

Sunny Monday

Hello peeps
This is my 2nd post of the day - my 1st post was a scrapbook page which you can have a look at if you check the left hand side bar (that's where I list my pages!)
I made an uber cute card yesterday and had to finish it today as the world cup footy got in the way. No, not my other half jumping up and down you might think,! I'm an utter sports fan! If it moves, watch it!!!!
So, lately I've watched a lot of sport but done less crafting (my bad) :(
But, here I am going on and you haven't seen the card yet - what am I like?

Isn't she cute?

I used an image from Lacy Sunshine stamps which I was fortunate enough to win in an earlier challenge.
Spectrum Noir markers
Martha Stewart punch
Fiskars punch
Generic paper, ribbon and bling
Mulberry paper flowers
Pink glitter

I'm entering the following challenges :

L x

Friday, 20 June 2014

Such fun!

Happy friday peeps!
Have been so poorly this last few days with the dreaded lurgy - a stinker of a cold!
So if you'd like to feel sorry for me then now is the time!!!
However, I still find the energy to log on to my blog and fill you lovely people in on my recent activity. No, I haven't actually made anything new (due to feeling like melted wax) but I do have some fab news!
I have agreed to join the Design Team on Scrapbooker phd which is a fab papercrafting blog run by a very nice lady called Faith with several DT members on board.
I found the site by accident when I was rooting around the web looking for lovely challenge websites and up popped this one,so now I'm very happy to be invited to join the team.
Have a look over at the sidebar where I am displaying my DT badge with pride :)

I have lots to do over the next few days so I need to crack on with more challenges and to enter the new one on Scrapbooker phd which has only just started!

L x

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Winner and DT invites

Hi all.
Have had some more lovely news lately - I have won another challenge at The Outlawz Challenges for May - which is utterly fab! Also, I've been invited to join the Design Team at Friday Sketch Challenge and Crafty Creations Challenges!
Who's going to be a busy bee then?

I must admit, I do love being asked to join Design Teams! I enjoy the challenges it brings and it also helps me spread my wings in the crafty world because, as everybody knows, I'm such a shy, wallflower type and I need 'bringing out of my shell',,,,,,yeah right!
But it really does help me spread those wings because I'm relatively new to all this blogging and craft stuff. I wish I'd found it years ago. It amazes me how some people have being doing what I do for donkeys years! I didn't even realise this craft world existed - Wow!
And, I fell upon it by accident too. I was looking for something to do, other than cooking, after I finished working and found a couple of pinterest pages where people had made things from paper; bunting, boxes etc. So. I did some papercrafting too and totally loved it. I have never looked back.
I did art at high school and also at college but left it behind for one or two (MANY) years; but, now I'm back on track and I'm learning things all the time. I'm also finding that, in cardmaking, there are numerous techniques which can be used but some I just don't like and others I adore. Even the products I use can be loved or not! for example, I love the CAS style of cards and the Lili Of The Valley stamps. In digital stamps, one of my faves is the range at 'From The Heart Stamps' and there are loads and loads of websites/blogs which give different views on products and techniques.

All in all, there's so much going on in blogland/craft challenge land at the moment that some days I find it really hard to get excited about housework.

And. on that note, I am going to watch the football (Russia v S Korea - world cup from Brazil) and nurse what I think is going to be a rotten cold because I can feel it building up into something horrid!

L x

Jewellery/Anything box!

Happy Tuesday peeps!!!

I have just enough time to write this post before I go to the hygienist at the dentist. I really do not like going there because they usually leave me in discomfort for an hour or two :( I am such a wuss!!!

I found a great challenge on Stampotique Designers Challenge - boxes - and made this jewellery/bit bob box.
I have made a couple of these before and I actually have one here in my craft room which I use every day. Each drawer has small things in it- eg, pins and needles, paperclips, brads etc....
I do enjoy making these boxes. They can be one layer or two layers or whatever you fancy really.
I printed the template from a CD I have by Debbi Moore Designs and, once I'd 'built' it I covered it with the Joanna Sheen "A little bit oriental" paper collection. For the top, I used the co-ordinating stamp set which I heat embossed then picked out little elements of the design with white and pink marker pens.
I made the little drawer knobs from an old necklace!!! Talk about upcycling!
I fed each bead onto black cotton and, with a needle, I attached them to the drawer fronts!
I love the sentiment too - 'In the Cherry Blossom's shade, there is no such thing as a stranger'. Very deep.
So, here we are. One finished box which I am sure I will add to over the next few days as new ideas pop in!

Here it is....

L x