Wednesday, 11 February 2015

At Last....

It's been a while but I'm back in the land of Blog...
I've been working on this 12x12 inch papier mache frame which will be the next project at the monthly meeting of EfemeraInk

Lots of opportunity to use up all those special bits and bobs.

The letters were cut on a Cricut, painted the Glamour Dust sprinkled on while the paint was wet.

All the vintage images are from Studio Light.

Saturday, 24 January 2015


I've managed to figure out how to post pictures using my iPad and Blogsy.. Though I still have to Photo Shop them on the lap top, email them to myself and save them in the photo library...I'm sure lots of folks will know better but for me that's progress!
The challenge on the Crafty Individuals blog this time is Sceneic Stamping...not something I've done a lot of but I really enjoyed doing these. I've used about four different stamp sets... I would put links but I've not worked that bit out yet using my iPad!.. One thing at a time. So you will just have to go and visit their site and see if you can identify the images! upload your own piece of scenic stamping to their blog and you could win some great goodies.


Normal Service...

..Will be resumed  ASAP...that is when the virus that has disabled internet access from my lap top is fixed or when I can post from this steam driven humongous piece of antiquated technology... it just won't upload pictures and I haven't got to grips with posting from my iPad either. It seems like everything in life there isn't one piece of kit that does everything you want it to.. just like the elusive shoes that go with every outfit or the jacket that matches everything in your wardrobe...So as I said as soon as the tech stuff is sorted I'll be back!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Here's Hoping...

For a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

 Happy 2015 everyone!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Some Kind..

..of nasty virus has been in residence for some while now ( two weeks and counting) it's put a stop to almost everything, crafting, blogging, shopping, cooking....and most of all eating! though that's not necessarily a bad thing.

but I would just like to thank those of you who have taken the time to read my blog this year, it's very  much appreciated.
Here's wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

It's Been A While...

..since I've had to do any geometry..but to make this I had to work out how to fit an equilateral triangle into a circle..(This new set of doily stamps from Crafty Individuals is great for these baubles.) I guessed and fudged it but you can do it the easy way here.. just use an ordinary compass.. he uses a fancy bit of kit.

You need to stamp 15 doilies, punch them out with a 21/2 inch punch.
Use the compass to draw a circle the same size as the punched circle.. calculate your triangle, make a template of the triangle

place on the circles and score and fold.. glue five together for the top, put the hanging loop in place before gluing the last one in place., then another five for the bottom. Glue ten into a ring for the center, glue top and bottom in place..
If you make one leave a comment so I can come and see!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Run, Run.... fast as you can! You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!
This one is made from Kraft cardstock, it's an old Sizzix die so I'm not sure if it's still available..

But the Window Box die is quite recent and it's new to me.

This one is spoken for ...

I think there may be quite a few uses for this die.