Saturday, 25 June 2011

Craft Your Days Away goes vintage

Morning all, are you all waiting for this heat wave that is due to hit us at some point this weekend?  Its grey and miserable here and doesnt look like its set to change but we can live in hope.  

Craft Your Days Away has another fab challenge and this fortnight we are going vintage!  Check out all the other DT's work it is awesome! 
I decided to make a tea cup candle, I picked up this set of tea cups saucers and plates for £2.50 in the local charity shop.  I cleaned it up and then the candle making commenced.  
I made tags using a die and distressed them to give them a vintage look I then stamped and added pearls. Tied with Lace and pearls.
Here is what the candle looks like with out all the wrapping on 
A lovely trio which smells great  too!

Craft your Days Away is a multi crafts challenge blog so your are free to enter what ever you have made as long as it fits the Vintage theme for this fortnight.

We are sponsored this time by the lovely Simon Says Stamp.

Looking forward to seeing all your makes!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Tea cup Tuesday

A late Tea cup tuesday from me this week as I have been out and about today and not had much time to post.

This tea cup is a mini cup it was bought whist browsing the charity shops near here. There were a few others but none as nice as this one.  
It is very delicate and has been hand painted.
I do have a thing for blues so this caught my eye straight away, its so pretty on the inside and the out.
On the bottom it reads Minton.

I am off to visit the rest of the tea cup tuesday ladies to see what beautys they have on display to.  You have to stop by Marthas blog as she has the most beautiful tea cups and other beautys on display.

Thanks for popping by 

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Lifes a beach at sparkles forum challenges

Good morning, well its not really beach weather at the moment is it!  But we do hope that the sparkles girls can brighten your day with our Beach Themed Challenge this fortnight.  
I dont get to use my Beach Hut digi from Little Musings very often and I thought this was the perfect time, I made a notelet using the image which I have gone over with Pro markers to make it just a little more stand outish.  

This fortnight we are sponsored by Di's Digi's 

The papers are from a forever friends set but I blue gingham is easy to sort on the computer.  The twine is from American crafts.

We are a multi crafts challenge blog so you dont have to make a card.

I look forward to seeing your makes!


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday

A very late post today, but I have missed being part of the Tea Cup Tuesday so I thought I would get back involved by showing off one of my favourite new pieces.

I love the gold and I also love the pink of the roses.  The handle is gorogeous too, infact its my new favourite of my little collection.

If you would like to see some gorgoues tea cups and other beautiful china then please pop over to
Marthas Blog and have a look at her beautiful Tea cups.


Saturday, 11 June 2011

Monochrome over at CYDA

Well havent I been a bad blogger this past week!!  I have lots to catch up on too, I have managed to pick up some fab finds in the charity shops and I have also won a fab give away from Quirky Boots blog!  All that can wait I need to tell you about this fortnights challenge over at CYDA.

This fortnight we have a monochrome theme, I find these makes hard, normally I would opt for a black and white theme but this time I went for browns and beige.  I decided to make a tag this fortnight as I have been getting a little bored with cards.  So here she is, will tell you where you can get this digi image from too as its gorgeous!

I have coloured her with pro markers, pearls are from my stash as well as pins, hand sewn around the edges, papers are papermania, tag is just a tag I have distressed the edges with scissors and then some inks.  Flowers are flowers lol and the image is a digi stamp from WEE STAMPs a fairly new digi stamp store with the most gorgeous digis that you really must add to your collection!

As always I like to remind you that our challenge blog is a multi craft challenge so you can make what ever you please just stick to the theme.  This fortnight we are sponsered by Emmas Crafty Store, she has a fab stamp set for the winner.

Look forward to seeing your makes and will catch you with you again shortly with update from the past week.


Sunday, 5 June 2011

Fathers day at Sparkles forum challenges

Evening all its a Brand new challenge over at Sparkles Forum Challenges and this fortnight we have a Fathers Day Theme.  I am sure there are lots of you making male themed goodies at the moment so why not join in our challenge you may win a $10 spend at stichy Bear Stamps

So on to my Make, my dad is always reading and he ususally uses bits of paper for his books so I decided a book mark would be just the thing.  I also wanted to use  the sentiment that I have used before so we have a bit of a theme with his gifts.

So here it is
I do love corner book marks and they are easy peasy to make, I have used some papermania papers Hampton range I think and the sentiment is a freebie, when I find out the blog that its from I will let you know as they have a fab friday freebie each week!

Right must dash catch you all later!