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.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Deely Boppers!

Or whatever you call them....these little bunnies were just that, now they're decorating the top of these little boxes.

The box is a Sizzix die...the Cookie Box, I think it's still available through Amazon


Thursday, 3 March 2016

It's Time...

...for the March Crafty Individuals Challenge, the theme for this month is Boxes of all sorts. Mine is a perspex box with a magnetic fastening that let's you put your own art work or picture under the lid.

It's going to be used as a memory box.. somewhere to put all those little bits and pieces I seem to collect.

Hop on over and upload your project and you could win a stamp of your choice, once your artwork is uploaded you will get a discount code that's worth 25% of any purchases...happy crafting.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

I've Found..

..a little time to finish the binding on this quilt...

The fabric is Peanut Butter and Jelly by Basic Grey for Moda...Sadly Basic Grey are no longer making paper products.

only a little way to go.