Saturday, 23 July 2011

Wedding wishes

Its been a busy ol week this week, the children have all now finished school.  It has been a tiny bit sad as my daughter has left her school and friends completely to go to another school where her brother is, there were lots of tears but we know its for the best.  

This week one of my lovely friends got married and is 40, they got married on her birthday and then had a big bash on the night.  I had real trouble trying to make a card that I thought they would like but managed to come up with this one in the end.

But before they got married my friend and I had a chat about wedding hair and accessories, she wanted plain and simple daisies but they had to be the right size.  So for the very first time I made wedding hair accessories here is a piccy of the selection, some for her daughter too so they matched.  Not a great pic but they were just about to be packed up as I was in a rush!

So its been a little bit of a busy time, as well as these makes I have made teachers gifts and cards, and a birthday candle which I will show soon.  

Craft your days away has a new challenge this fortnight that has a Summer Time Theme, I havent managed to do a DT peice as things are far to hectic but if you would like to take part then head on over to the blog and take a look at the fantastic dt work for some inspiration 

Catch you all soon 

Monday, 18 July 2011

Mermaids and Pirates

My son and daughter had a 'Water' themed day at school last week so they had to dress up and donate £1.00 to school as a fund-raising event for people who have no water in poorer countries.   My daughter wanted to be a mermaid and my son a pirate.  
I would love to say I made the pirate costume all by myself but it was with a little help from Tesco, I just made the t shirt lol How ever I made the mermaid costume from scratch.  
Here is a piccy.

The mermiad tail was maid from a pattern it has wadding inside to keep it nice and plumb I also maid the hair accessory.  In this weather I didnt want her to be restricted in a tight fitting tail lol so attaching one seemed a much better idea and she Loved it!

Right its the last week of school and lots to do, teachers cards and pressies have to be done as well as a few orders, thanks so much for popping by 

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Elegance and Lace witht the sparkles girls

Good morning all, its a very wet sunday morning here booooo..... I hope the sunshine
returns soon to cheer us all up.  

Anyhow its a brand sparkly new challenge over at Sparkles Forum Challenges Blog and we have a Elegance and Lace theme this fortnight.  So for this challenge I decided to make some thing a little different and opted for a ribbon and lace corsage as they seem to be very popular at the moment.  
I have sewn the ribbon first then the lace added some vintage buttons first one is sewn the second is glued so make sure it is extra secure.  A brooch back has been sewn on the reverse with felt and glued to keep it in place and to make it look all neat too.

We are a multi crafts challenge blog so it doesn't have to be a card, as long as your entry has some elegance and lace you will be in with the chance of winning a gorgeous prize from this fortnights sponser with is 

I look forward to seeing your makes and dont forget to go check out the other dt work 
as they are totally inspiring! 
Catch you soon 

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Fancy folds at craft your days away

Good evening hope everyone is enjoying the weekend, if you are fed up with the rain and fancy a challenge then why not take part in this fortnights Craft Your Days Away Challenge which has a Fancy Fold Theme.  
This fortnight we are sponsored by Meljens Designs you can choose up to 4 images from Whimsy Stamps if you are our winner.

There are lots of options for fancy fold cards but I choose to do a diamond fold card, I must admit I am not that confident in my own folding abilities so I bought these cards pre folded but I am sure you can find a tutorial and do it yourself.  
Please do check out the other DT's samples as they are amazing!
Here is my Card.

Thanks so much for popping by and I look forward to checking out your blogs!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Little musings is Back!

Well after a little short break Little musings is back with a SUPERB lot of digi stamps this week called Button Buddies which you can purchase HERE
As always Sj has given you a set of pre coloured images and a set of black and whites for you to work your magic.  

I decided to use the pre coloured bird digi, I decoupaged the wing beak and eye, although I didnt ponder the idea of using real buttons for the eyes which would be cool.

Check out Sj and the other CT's creations which as always are inspiring!  And here here is a quick piccy of what else you get in the digi kit
 Thanks for popping by, catch you all soon!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Recipe at Sparkles forum Challenges

This fortnight over at sparkles forum challenges we have a recipe for you which is:
  • 1 image
  • 2 Ribbons
  • 1 flower
  You can make what ever you like be it a card or some thing else we are a multi craft challenge blog so your creative options are very much open.

Here is my take on the theme for this fortnight, I have used a magnolia image with Tilda holding a flower coloured with Pro markers.

This fortnight we are sponsored by Stichy Bear stamps
Dont forget to check out the other dt's example on the blog and I look forward to seeing you makes

Have a fab sunny sunday

Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:

Delicious Doodles - Flourish and bling 
Prairie Fairy - Swirls and Pearls 
Just magnolia - Anything goes optional extra of shabby chic