Saturday, 27 February 2016

Saturday, rugby, craftroom!!!

So, what a fab day when there's sport on the tv/laptop (!), everything's right with the world and I'm in the craft room finishing things and keeping you up to date.
Below is a selection of some goodies I've recently managed to make.

The tutorial for this can be found here :

I bought this birdhouse from a craft shop - (it was plain wood with some childrens paints attached for the kiddies to paint!) so I decided to alter it into something more interesting!


This next one is Shabby meets Neon! I wanted to play with moulding clay and neon paints and gilding flakes and lots of things and this is what I came up with! It was fun doing it!

So, that's all for now folks! I'm off to watch the 'ruggers' and look out for my nephew who will be out on the pitch howling out the national anthem on behalf of his school!!!
Have a fun crafty weekend!

L x

Wednesday, 17 February 2016


As the title states.....mojo??? What mojo???
I am currently undergoing that horror of horrors......lost mojo :(
I began making several new projects specifically for the DT call out I'd like to join but, each and every one of them, is just rubbish!!! This week has been a creative nightmare. It's just not happening and I think I might have lost my mojo as well as my marbles!!!
I'm going to blame Slimming World because I soooooo want a meat and potato pie, crusty bread and butter and a mahoosive trifle!!! I think that would be my last meal if ever I was due to be executed!!!
Dieting seems to have taken over my life - especially my brain! There doesn't seem enough space left in there for anything else other than recipes to make me thinner - slow process and probably wishful thinking although I have lost 4 1/2 lbs in 4 weeks (next weigh-in tomorrow!).
So, I haven't been able to post any makes lately. I hope to rectify this once the old imagination kicks back in again so, for now, I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed and hope those lovely people at Docrafts are happy with the projects I sent them anyway.
Oh yes, I am making a card for the readers DT at Quick Cards Made Easy magazine issue 151 (March). Hopefully it will appear in the magazine and not in the online edition as I don't know how many people it would be seen by. It's not the first time I've been in the mag. I think this might be the 4th. Anyhoo, I'm away to lay a cushion on the floor, kneel on it and check under the table for my mojo...........and my lost marbles.................x

L x

Monday, 8 February 2016


Well.......................I lied....Ooops!
My last post pointed out how naughty I've been in not posting and I promised I would start again and that was in January and it's now February and where's the posts? Well, they're on my craft room desk!!!
Ok, so they're not actually on the desk but they are in my head - somewhere!
At the moment, I'm utterly full of a cold and feeling rather sorry for myself but at least I'm making time to write this post - cough,cough, splutter, sniff!,
I have so many project ideas just whizzing around in my head at the mo and it doesn't help knowing I've a brand new set of Spectrum Aquas to OPEN yet even though I received them last Thursday! I KNOW!!! Who can believe I can wait that long? But, I must! I have decided to actually FINISH projects before starting new ones this year and it's really hard to do but I'm going to try.
I feel like branching out in the way I craft too. I want to experiment more with paint and inks so that's on my list of to-do's in as much as checking the internet for inspiration and tutorials as and when I think of what I need to know!
It's all very confusing you know - I wish I could organise my head a little better and stop living in  this topsy turvy craft world!!! Perhaps there's a tutorial for that somewhere too...........???!

Here are a few pics from Christmas - not everything though or we'd be here all day!




These next few are this year's to date (2016)



 So, that's it for now!
I'm hoping to enter a DT call-out in the next week or so, and planning my next crafty morning at the creative community centre - I think it may be Easter projects!

Have a good week,

L x