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Friday, 23 August 2013

Altered Kilner Jar

Hello bloggers!
I thought I'd pop on today to show you what I've been up to this week.......

I decided to spice up one of my Kilner jars that I keep craft flowers in. Layers include: 
Summer Wedding Tilda coloured in old paper and walnut stain DI's, shabby white frantage added and machine stitched to next layer.
Raspberry road digi paper cut into shape with spellbinders nestie label twenty three and stamped randomly with kaisercraft postage stamp.
Peeled cardboard to expose ridges with added white paint here and there. 
Cheesecloth on top corner tucked in between the digi paper and the cardboard layer with lace and WOC flowers on top.
I stapled a tab of lace to the bottom right hand corner and tied a flower charm to the white ribbon that I used to tie the whole thing to the jar.

This is the front of the jar, the reason why I did it this way round was because there was more room at the back for the image and I didn't want it getting damaged by the clasp. I tied two tags to the neck of the jar with string as an extra texture.

A closer look at the tags: both cut using Magnolia doohickey tag die, bottom one is made from more cardboard, lots of white paint and another stapled lace tab. The top one was made by stamping Tildas heart flowers stamp onto watercolour paper, cut using the doohickey tag and then coloured with the DI's. I used an SU punch to cut out the little flower hole strenghthener and used lace and seam binding to join the tags together.

I would love to join in with the following challenges:

MDUC - Photo inspiration - I was inspired by the containers (hence the altered jar), the bleached wood, the white flowers and the white material of the table runner.

Bunny Zoes - Bingo 
(2 lines across the top and across the bottom: Flowers, stitching, charms/ribbon or lace, die cuts, tag)

Marvelous Magnolias - Lots of lovely layers

Magnolialicious - Lacey lace

Thank you all for visiting my blog it really means a lot x
I will be back as soon as I've made something else to show you :o)

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Candy Winner

Hi everyone,
Random org. was used to generate a random number to pick the winner of my candy and the lucky winner this time is......
Minimum - 1
Maximum - 36
Congratulations Katelyn, please email me with your address at:, if I don't hear from Katelyn then I will redraw the prize in a weeks time.
Thank you so much to everyone who entered, hope you enjoy following me and watch out for future candy!
I hope to be back tomorrow with a little something I've been working on and update you with what we've been up to this school hols.......

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Summer Candy

*This is a sticky post and will remain at the top until the candy closes, please scroll down for more recent posts*

Firstly I must apologise for being AWOL for so long, without the need to create for any design teams any more for the first time in two years I kind of lost momentum for a while there. Anyway, I thought it was high time to get back to the old craft desk and what better way to kick off my blog after a break than to have a bit of blog candy to restart the fun!

Prize includes:
Easy stitch stencil template
Gorjuss girl stamp and post-it notepad
Bow easy
Gold embossing powder
Gift bag and heart frame to decorate
mini tub filled with WOC flowers 
Papermania embellies

It couldn't be easier to be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is:
  • Be or become a follower of my blog
  • Spread the word by displaying the above picture on your side bar, linking back to my blog
  • Add your name below via Mr Linky

In fairness to genuine followers, no 'candy only' blogs please

 I will draw the winner as soon after the 18th August as possible (I'm not likely to forget the date as it's mine and hubby's anniversary :)
Good luck xXx

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Moulin Rouge Tilda Birthday card

Evening everyone,
I've been busy and have another card to share with you tonight, a Magnolia one this time, using a couple of stamps that I haven't had time to ink up before: Moulin Rouge Tilda and Theatre Curtain. I coloured them using DI's, predominantly black soot and enjoyed every minute, these stamps were such fun to colour!

Spellbinders Grand Nesties scalloped circle
Spellbinders Nestie lacey circle
Doo Hickeys - tag, feather, antique lace, flags
WOC flowers
Shabby white frantage
SU circle birthday sentiment
cheesecloth and lace from stash

I am entering my card in the following challenges which have inspired me:
Simply Magnolia - Sketch
MDUC - Black and White, Jane's choice
Tildas Town - Special Occasions (Birthday card)
Magnolialicious - Lacey Lace
Midweek Magnolias - Shaped cards

Thanks for visiting me today, please scroll up if you are interested in winning my candy - it ends this Sunday!

Sunday, 11 August 2013

LOTV Christmas card

Good morning everyone!
Please scroll up if you are interested in my blog candy - there's still a week left to go! :)
I finally have a renewed enthusiasm for all things craft and boy am I relieved that my mojo has returned. I don't know what I'd do without my creativity, but I can see now that the break was needed, as I've come back refreshed and full of ideas! 
I've got a card to show you that I've done with a couple of challenges in mind:
LOTV Ideas to Inspire challenge - Make it Festive
Lili's little fairies - Christmas in August
CLP - Sketch #61
Deep Ocean challenge - Christmas in July

LOTV image -  Snow Queen
Papers - BG and SU
SU circle sentiment and silver brads
DooHickeys - snowflake, fence, leaf, stitched scalloped border
liquid pearl pen, cheesecloth, frantage, stickles from stash
Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies
Go Kreate card die

Thank you so much for visiting me, for the wonderful comments you leave and your continued support and inspiration. Many of you out there in blogland don't even know how much you've helped me to get through my crafters block, just by visiting others blogs gave me the inspiration I needed to get back on my feet again, so big hugs to you all!

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Wedding acceptance card

Hi everyone,
It seems sooooo long since I last posted on here and even longer since I made something constructive! Thought I'd share what I've been working on most recently, a Wedding acceptance card, for someone who works with my husband.

I made two bee pop hearts, the wings for them are Magnolia doo hickey angel wings cut out of shrink plastic and covered in shabby white frantage. I didn't have an 'acceptance' stamp so I used a LOTV framed Thank you instead.
The card is shaped using Go Kreate base card die, the inner shape is spellbinders labels sixteen and the papers are from a double sided 6x6 paper pad by Little Yellow Bicycle called Swoon. The white ribbon and cheesecloth are from my stash and I added plenty of frantage to the corners and the key charm to finish it all off.
Thanks for visiting today, don't forget you can still enter my candy here
I may have been quiet with my posts but I have tried to visit a few of you to get my inspiration back, so fingers crossed I should have something else to show you very soon - watch this space!

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