Wednesday, 26 August 2015

To sleep perchance to dream ......

Kalimera everyone! (good morning!)
So, I thought I would have an early night as I'm feeling quite tired lately, but, it is now 00.33 am and I am wide awake!!! What can I do other than read or watch TV? I know, I'll write a blog post! Considering it's been a week since my last post, it's the perfect time to do it!
This last week I've been creating some stuff which my friend requested and, as I've not given them to her yet, I can't really display them :) I will do in the next week or so.

Onto something that I can show!

In between my 'commissioned' projects, I found time to distract myself and make a start on Christmas crafting - I bet loads of you are currently making all your goodies for Christmas and have even finished all your cards and stuff!!! Me? Just this one thing! (I really will have to organise myself a little better.)

My daughter had given me an old box which contained hair and beauty products at one time so I decided I could make it into a Christmas box and fill it with gift tags.

I started the project and thought I must take some before and after piccies but....I forgot! So, I took a couple of 'just started' pictures and then the finished project pics.

These 1st two pictures kind of show the box and the lid almost before decorating!

I made 5 gift tags and embellished each one individually. The reverse (as shown below) has the to and from detail.

Products used : Fancy Pants Designs Merry Little Christmas paper pad and sticker sheets,
                         Docrafts Create Christmas wooden shape for the lid tag.
                         Generic Butchers twine, rhinestones, glitter and ribbon
                         Dreamees Tacked and treasured clear stamps.

So, that's all (for now) folks. I'll be back with more in the next week or so.

Happy days!

L x

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Booked it...packed it...!!!!

Woohoo! Hi de hi to all you lovely crafty peeps out there!
Yes, by the title, you might have guessed already, but we have now booked and paid for the flights to our fave fabbo holiday place in the world! Yup! We're off to Zante in September. He who works, myself and our 2 buddies Jay and Shellbell (...ok, we do have more than 2 buddies you know but these 2 are our bezzies!).
So this week I've been trolling through Ebay looking for some holiday clothes bargains and I've found quite a few little numbers which will look lovely and all for a bargain price.
That's what we like us crafters! BARGAINS even if it isn't crafty stuff.

Anyhoo, I have also been busy making a couple of things this last week.
I had a little notelet/address book  holder bought for me many moons ago and I decided to take it apart to see how it was put together and then rebuild it with chipboard and alter it slightly.
I think I made a good job of it and also I recovered the little address book too.

The phrase is from an Indigoblu stamp and the papers I used were.....Graphic 45! Who'd have guessed!
(Sorry the photos aren't too brill!!!)


 I've also made another 3 DRAWER UNIT  but it isn't completely finished yet - here it is for now!

I thought this might be useful for little pots of embossing powder? I painted the MDF unit in white acrylic and I've used the Bohemian paper pad by Dovecraft; I purchased the unit from Lasersmith uk and sprayed the whole thing with Spray and Shine varnish to seal it.
A busy week then!

 Now, this week, I have 3 commissions to complete before 30th August including another family tree and, as I'm useless with remembering to update my blog, it could even be Christmas before I'm back! Lol!
I've made a promise to myself to blog at LEAST once a week - watch this space.....

L x

Monday, 10 August 2015

Sunny/Funny old day!

Hi everyone!
It's been an on/off day today here in the NW of England - some sun, some rain! Not alot changes round here then!
Haven't been up to much lately - liar!!!
I've been making things again but I haven't just finished them yet so I'll upload my most recent goodies very soon.
Went to my friends' daughters house last week to meet the new baby! 2 weeks old and GORGEOUS! I've never seen so much dark hair on a newborn baby.......a chimp yes, but.........I digress. Oops!
She was beautiful and very good - slept for the 3 hours that I was there and only cried once before feeding time - and what a cry! My eardrums nearly burst! Thank goodness I don't remember my kids screaming like that!
This weekend, I was mostly buying plants - again. Somehow, bedding plants have a nasty habit of dying off and you have to go out and buy some more! Still, they do look lovely in their planters.
My neighbours' garden is a riot of roses. Absolutely beautiful roses all over the place. I don't have the inclination thought to be as good a gardener as he is, which is a shame as I do have lots of time on my hands. At least I've some lovely pot plants!

I'll be back soon with some more piccies!

L x