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

Friday, 14 July 2017

CraftyCatz challenge #379 ATG



Good Morning and welcome to another week at CraftyCatz challenge, Friday already...!!!!!!
Right then, this week our lovely Nick chose the OPTIONAL twist which is ICE CREAM COLOURS... we have a great sponsor who also provided the teams images...
all details of prize on main blog HERE

Here is my card
Various papers from lemon craft, dies are eBay finds and ribbon stash
coloured with Flex markers..
I love this image which you can find here and did you know she comes as a bride too, really pretty....
Will leave a space for any challenges I can find...

Big hugs for your visit, go on, leave a message and I will get right back to you...
BFNxxxx

Friday, 7 July 2017

ME AGAIN....



Hi again lovelies...Just wanted to blog this one before it goes out of my head again...
Tags...
As you can see, I threw all kinds at this pair, but boy did I enjoy my little self, Mia got one on a gift for her Birthday last month and it is now stood on show...lol....everything was from my stash and after all the paints, inks, gesso, powertex glitter and grunge, well, I was happy with the results...
If you wondering why two, well why not, broad as long I think...
Well now I can go and leave you all in peace for a while, my youngest son is decorating and some furniture has just been delivered from Ikea...it's all go I tell ya..!!! well for him and sil not me, did my time and paying for it....haha...

Have a lovely weekend...bye for now... 

CraftyCatzchallenge#378 ATG



Hi Friends, are you all fine, hope so....hugs if not...

This week at CRAFTYCATZ our ATG with the optional theme is Lace, and it's our lovely Carol-Anne...aka Caz who chose it...
We do have a sponsor, who gave us our image to use, but any other details are on the blog for you....
Image coloured with Flex markers, ribbon and lace from stash..
That's all, sorry for the lack of info this morning, you know what I know...
Thanks for the visit....see you later with yet another post....take care, xxxx


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Good afternoon lovelies...



As you can maybe tell I am still walking on air with our latest little one, and today I got to hold him and he is a little sweetie...
ANYWAY

I have so many things piling up in my 'not yet blogged file', I thought it was as good a time as any to share this I made for my good friends birthday in June, 
I used lots of dies on this one, and the DP you can see came from a really huge book I bought in Lidl would you believe, it's lovely stuff too, oh and glitter, they should always have glitter for this girl...lol
An ALL DRESSED UP image coloured with Flexmarkers and sprayed with some fixer, which I think I went abit over-board with...

Alittle close up of that sweet image, so cute...
Off to see if I can fit it into any challenges out there, thanks so much for being here again and for all your lovely messages, it's so heart warming isn't it...

Monday, 3 July 2017

My newest Grandson...

Well I did warn you I would be back with pics...haha
Meet Gabriel Lee, born this morning at 10-13 weighing in at 7llbs....just in case you don't do FB here are his first pictures...
with his lovely mummy Kasia, or Katie as we call her
daddy getting involved, my son Lee
Sweet boy, my heart is already yours....
I just couldn't wait to share our joy with you all, please leave a comment if you got this far, hugs Janette...xxxxx

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