Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Finally... round to doing something with bags.

Sunday, 10 July 2016


.....You just want to sit mindlessly and glue and stick!..especially when you've had a bee sting on your hand and that hand is the size of a grapefruit!

So I've dug out the scrap box and a Sizzix owl die.

With little idea what I'll eventually do with them.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

So Much....

For blogging more regularly!....I've just run out of steam. The decorating in the lounge is done, I've
 re-up-holstered a chair and reorganised the craft room.

The drawers are now full of stuff...

My new Jonny Hannah print is framed and hanging.

This is the view from my craft table.

and a few collectables, bits of driftwood, plastic knitting needles and a bowl of wooden cotton reels.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

A Lot's Been

...going on, I've been decorating again, the lounge this time..but...
I bought myself this!

 Getting it home was a bit traumatic and getting it up the stairs to the craft room was a challenge! At one point I didn't think it would fit.
We took off the glass top as it was smashed and also took out the glass front..that reduced the weight so now I don't think the ceiling will give way! It took forever to clean and get all the old sticky stuff off but it's done now.  what you can see is the service side but that's the way it is in the room....all those lovely drawers to fill.... and yes they are now full...full of stuff that I'm sure I'll never use if I live to be a hundred. A serious declutter is needed, I'm slowly going through the house as I decorate and getting rid of stuff. I love a good sort out!.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

A Block Of..

.....Wood a bit of wire and a peg!

and some images from this little book..


Cover your block with the images...twist the wire around the spring of the peg

Cover the peg with paper

Poke a hole in the block and push in the wire

Great for holding photos or memoroabilia or photos.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

It's A Long Time...

Since I've made any ATCs.....but I got this little book of images from Crafty Individuals and some new stamps.

so I got the inks out..

and the embossing powders.. 

and got gluing and sticking.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Next Month...

... We will be mostly making these at the next meeting of Efemera Ink..I'm ahead of myself for once!

To make them you will need pelmet vilene, ribbons, lace, patterned paper,embossing powder, sequins and buttons.

Cut a piece of vilene 6x6 ins, iron on strips of paper.. it will stick to the vilene, emboss with gold powder.

Stitch on strips of ribbon and trim. Cut out a 4 in circle.. I used the Big Shot, cut 2 wings, I used a leaf die.Punch out a square of orange card.

Fold circle in half trapping the folded square of card in one end.. stitch around, glue on the wings and add the eyes....done! I threaded them onto a long coloured string with buttons in between the birds.