Friday, 18 August 2017

Christmas card....oh nooooo



Hello lovely people, hope your all doing fine and dandy..
I have lost my card making mojo just lately so decided this morning to make a Christmas card, abit of cheer and glitter....
Can't beat abit of Mo Manning to colour up,Winter  Fairy Halla is a firm fav...you can find her HERE and she is coloured with Flex markers.lots of glitter everywhere as you can see, the dies are all covered to, do any of you have that snowflake die because I have to tell you, it's on it's way to the bin if it doesn't start to behave, I had the worse time and trust me when I tell you, it hurts me alot when cutting out dies, yes I suffer for my crafting...lol..The papers are Maja design[ wrapped in old newspaper], gorgeous and double sided, the border is cut from the paper end...
That ribbon is some I had in my stash and I don't remember buying it...sorry folks...
There you have it, still feel no mojo, come back all is forgiven....
I am entering this into the following..

Until next time, take care, have a lovely weekend and thanks for your visit...xx

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

All getting abit boring now I know....



Afternoon, hope all is well, just thought I'd blog this before it goes off into no-mans land...
Boring..!!!!!!...just a tad, this is the last one like this for a while..lol
This little set is nearly fifty years old, it was one of the last gifts my grandmother...Lily...bought before she passed, it has been used for all my jewellery since and it was needing a change so this is it..
I painted it before, this is the start to strip down, you know the drill..
First coat on....
Once I'd stripped the drawers i gave them a coat of dark wax finish, and waxed the drawers too with clear wax....
So another year or two and then change again, the chalk paint was a great buy from Aldi, and it's cracking stuff...
Thanks for your visit....



 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

A little set of drawers...re-do...



Hi Everyone, are you enjoying the lovely sunny day, I have been very busy this week, and it's doing me no favours, but, hopefully now I can get a good rest up before the family turn up on Friday....not that I have lots to do for them, but company can sometimes wipe me out...ANYWAYS...thought I would share a re-do I did for Carla this week, this little drawer set has wondered through both our homes, and I just wanted something to do that wasn't 'to much' for me...so here is is...I am quite pleased and she loves it...[till next time..]
Before we started..
And here it is now...all tarted up...
Sanded, painted and waxed, filigree what-its cut in half and hot glued on and the Tonic die set came to the rescue for the numbers, I cut from heavy card a couple of times, layered them up and painted in charcoal chalk paint same as the filigree bits, shame the handles couldn't be changes, but the don't screw on and are stuck fast.....if it ain't broke don't fix it....
Inside the drawers I painted Duck Egg chalk paint..
So there you have it, hope you like...may go see if I can find any challenges to fit it...
Have a lovely evening and see you all soon...

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Hearts and flowers...



Hi everyone I hope your well...
I made this heart for a friend who is fighting a battle once again and hopefully winning...she's a tough cookie and is giving it all she's got...this is a little reminder that we are thinking of her all  the way back to good health...
I cut some board and painted it with acrylic first, then the stencils and paste came out to play, a touch of inking here and there, wyncinka chippies, beads,  sisal, flower soft and flowers and finally a nice ribbed bow, I know she loved it and I hope it makes her smile thinking of friends...
I am entering this into the following challenges...


That's about it for today at least, I am off to see what mischief I can get up to in my craft room, I rarely know what I'm going to come up with...but I like it that way....have a good day lovely friends, take care...

Friday, 28 July 2017

CraftyCatz challenge #381 ATG...


Morning lovely people, hope your all well and fighting fit..and I'll say sorry now for the lengthy post...xx
This week at CraftyCatz I am hosting and as it's our last challenge for a few weeks I felt like having abit of fun, so the OPTIONAL TWIST is Anything but a card, well you should see what our girls came up with, please pop over for a heap of inspiration here  and to hopefully join us,and if your really up for a challenge why not add GDT next to your entry and come join us for a month...we are truly a lovely bunch who help each other out all the time....
 We have a fab sponsor for you too..
Yep, £10 to go berserk in the shop...all that lovely ribbon...just think...

OK, I made a tray from an old picture frame that had been hanging around for at least 10 yrs..lol...here's where I get slapped......I have pictures of it being done and done...but the before has vanished, all I can hope for is that you know me well enough to know I wouldn't lie about it...I can describe each and every move I made on this, all I can say really, so sorry, but I am looking to do another, by special request and will do a blow by blow account, I mean it's not rocket science is it....lol
This is it when complete, start with a frame, this had a canvas covering so stripped it back, filled in any holes left from those big staples they use and lightly sanded, I got my sil to cut me the bottom piece of wood, well whats the point in having a joiner in the family otherwise....lol
then I get to work, it was filled all round, inside and out with caulk and smoothed as done, a wet finger helps....I know but we all have our ways don't we...then I put a wash of chalk paint on, but I didn't like where it was going, SOooooo, I started to stencil here and there in texture paste, if you look close you can see around the edges,at this point I painted it in satin finish paint, Timeless by Dulux, when dry I stencilled in black the center, I got that stencil from Sarah Wright on FB the handles were from Ebay, lovely heavy iron...
Here it is with the first coat on, sorry about my messy desk..lol...
Well I hope you leave me a 'what you think' message and I also hope you will come and play, we will be back come September...Thanks so much for calling, blogland is super quiet right now, kids hols and all that I hope....
Guess where it ended up....yep, she almost ran out the house, that girl of mine...
If I can find a challenge or two I will enter here...

Take care and have a good weekend, our weather forecast is horrid so maybe abit of crafting is on the cards...

Friday, 21 July 2017

CraftyCatz challenge #380....ATG



Morning Friends, here again with a new challenge for you from CraftyCatz.
This week it's boss lady Carol doing the OPTIONAL theme which is 
PARTY TIME..
We have a lovely sponsor again this week who sent us some fabulous pre coloured images to use,

 easy peasy, not used before and quite liked it, great if you need a quick card too..
Here is my card.
Simply cut out all the images I needed, and there are lots, added a balloon die I have,added a text from an old stamp and scribbled round the card, DONE..!!!!!!...amazed I was...
You really should have a quick butchers at the girls designs,HERE... they really did good....
I am entering this into the following...
CraftyCreations  always ATG..
SimonSays wednesday challenge Seeing Stars
That's all again for today, please don't forget to join us next week, we have another fab sponsor and we are also going on a summer break, won't be back for a while so last chance to join us...plus I'm hosting and it looks good to the boss if I get alot of entries...ha ha...
Thanks so much for the visit, see you soon...xxx

Monday, 17 July 2017

Christmas clip boards...



Afternoon everyone, hope your enjoying the hot spell, my washer is working overtime...haha
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I made these as at the moment I am abit obsessed with clip-boards...weird or what, I have done a few which I will share as I go, but  right now  I wanted these on here, abit early but it's a start..

most of the dies are Ebay finds, the numbers and little box-type front is a Tonic die,
berries  and everything else stash, most from at least 2 years ago, including the glitter...
Bought the bull clips on ebay also...





I hope you like, I think they could even be nice as a keepsake to, maybe a photo on the back of the Christmas fun...who knows...
I am entering this into the following..
Thankyou so much for your visit....enjoy your day....xxx

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