Sunday, November 30, 2008

Last week part 2!

and now for the paper stuff!

a quick card for DH to take to work last week as he was djing at a gay wedding.

My first slider card and I love it. The snowman stamp on the slider was bought last year from Cornish Heritage Stamps and I've used him loads, he's just so cute, and this time I stamped him in pale blue Brilliance ink. The die cuts are Cuttlebug and the snow etc is white glitter card. The rub on is by Imaginisce. It's the first time I've used their rub ons and I am definitely impressed.

Another quick commisson. The verse is a stamp from Rubbadubbadoo (sp), hearts are Sizzx cut from silver mirror card. I finished it with wide organza ribbon and some crystals for a bit of bling.
I loved making this card and did it as a mini album keepsake card so the parent could record details and add photos. It was a hit and I'm makin another one as a first Christmas for a baby boy. All papers are K & Co from the 12 x 12 baby pad, flowers are Prima and I've added assorted die cuts and stamped images.

a selection of Post it Note holders. DH bought a huge box of pens for when he does karaoke (because they always get pinched) and I found them so decided to incorpoate them into the covers! LOL I've used assorted papers and embellishments and the flowers are Prima.

Papers this time are Brenda Pinnick and Love Elsie, flowers again are Prima and the buttons are Papermania.

I also made a selection of Cuddly Buddly calendars in cd cases

and the Gardening Calendar books.

and some 'different' post it note holders. These are on acrylic stands so they can be stood on a desk.
And last but not least I have a sneak peek of some DT work I've done for Nickki at DewDrop Craftz My challenge was that I could make anything I wanted as long as it wasn't a card, yikes!!

These stamps are really cute but my first thought was "what on earth can I do with a mushroom" (or words to that effect, but I finally managed it and Nikki is pleased with what I did. Piccies will follow later.
I will show more pics later as I have orders to fulfill before Tuesday, Wednesday we are going to the O2 Arena to see Simply Red in concert, coming back on Thursday, I have 140 black and red Christmas crackers to make for a local hotel for a meal on Friday evening and am doing a jewellery party at a local school on Friday afternoon!!! Not sure about sleeping ot eating in that little lot but hey ho! I moan when I haven't got any work LOL
Take care and thanks for looking. I will try and visit as many blogs as I can this evening. If I visit yours and post drivel then you'll know #'m doing it in my sleep :))

Last week I......

.......was bloomin busy as usual :) I had a jewellery party on Thursday and had to up my stock level a bit so this is what I came up with (please excuse the ropey photos-I just cannot get the hang of photographing jewellery!).........
This necklace was ordered by a lady who couldn't make it to the party.

My first magnetic necklace. It is lilac iridescent and white hematite beads with silver plated findings!
This bracelet is made from silver lined Myuki 2mm seed beads and amthyst Czech crystals.

This bracelet is made using white magnetic Hematite beads and white pearls. It is finished with a sterling silver clasp.
Another magnetic necklace using silver coloured hematite beads and pale pink Czech glass beads. I bought the pink beads in Cornwall last year and have so far resisted using them :))
I love this bracelet and am going to make myself one. It is again magnetic and made from multi coloured magnetic hematite beads and Myuki seed beads.

DD loves these two as they are similar to some of the necklaces she wears so I will add one of them to her Christmas pressies!
A very simple necklace made with a foil lined green heart and over 300 clear silver lined seed beads.
This has got to be one of my favourites. The focal fan is aventurine and the only other beads on this necklace are AB Swarovski crystals and they pick up the light brilliantly. I've used sterling silver findings to finish off this necklace.
I bought this mesh at the craft show I went to a few weeks ago and had never come across it before. I wish I had though because it's great for making funky jewellery. This necklace is made from pale gold mesh and large copper lined pony beads. I made a black and red one last night as part of an order from Thursday but haven't photographed it yet.
I made little bows as the focal point :)

And last but not least, a couple of beaded book hooks. These are great for little stocking fillers.
If by any chance anyone is interested in any of my jewellery, you can contact me via my email address in the side bar as I haven't had chance to add the pictures to my web site yet.
TFL xx

Thank You

Although I have been AWOL again this week I would like to say a humungus thank you to all the lovely people in Blog land who still keep paying me a visit and leaving me wonderful comments. I've also received a wonderful award from three special ladies and am so chuffed...........I've never been given one award by three people before!

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger’s aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger’s who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

I would like to say thank you to


Sheila (aka manic stamper) (which is fab because I've been in awe of Sheila's work for years :))


I am going to take the easy option now as I don't think I can narrow it down to just eight bloggers! If you read my blog and would like the award then please help yourself, you deserve it!

I was also given this award by my friend Andrea back in about September and forgot to blog it.........thank you very much matey!

To pass on The Wylde Women Award, the rules are:-
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it’s up to you! Make sure you link to their site on your post.
2. Link back to
Tammy's blog (the originator of the Award).The purpose of the Award is to send love and acknowledgement to women who brighten your day, teach you new things, and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

I hope you're sitting comfortably because I'm now going to blog this weeks work ;)


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Rock a bye baby

My friend's daughter gave birth to a baby boy in the early hours of Wednesday morning and I made the cot for her to give to her daughter. It's made from an Arty Farty template which my mum bought about three years ago. I made a pink one when it first came and have had it sat in my craft room for a long time as I use it as a sample. It is so sweet.
Exploding Box
The box was also commissioned this week, for a friend's 60th birthday, by her sister. I decided to give it a 'vintagey' feel and am relly pleased with the way it turned our. The lady came to pick it up last night and had a slight sniffle when she read some of the little sayings etc.
The following card is from us to the same lady
Brenda Pinnick papers
Prima flowers
Ribbon Oasis ribbon
Papermania rub on
flat back crystals
DH's anniversary card. It was our wedding anniversary on Thursday and it was absolutely mad here till about two oclock. I was sat quite happily putting the exploding box together when (in true crafter's form) I remembered I hadn't made his card...........and this was at 10 past 4 in the afternoon!!! He got in from work at 4.35 and his card was propped against the kettle as though it had been there all day! ;)

As well as working all hours, DD1's wedding dress arrived on Tuesday and she has been round twice to try it on :) I won't let her take it home cos she'll be doing housework in it LOL
And that folks is this weeks work so far. I now need to make a wedding card for DH to take with him to work this evening.
Take care and thanks for looking and all your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

The rest!

Are you sick of reading all this yet? Here is what I've been doing the rest of this week, I hope you are sitting comfortably!! LOL
Materials used
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Pale lilac pearlescent card
Swarovski flat back crystals
Cuttleug embossing folder
Bazzil Bling card
Green paper from English Paper Company
Debbi Moore holly paper
Green ribbon
Christmas tree brad
Funky Fairys freebie penguin
Papers-Lilli of the Valley and Anita's Blue Christmas
Silver ric rac
Snowflake brad

Sizzix heart #2
3mm red ribbon
Rub on - Imaginisce
Felt Santa hat
Anita's Traditional Paper pad

Friday Sketchers #29

I managed to incorporate another order into a challenge This always makes my life very easy as I only have to think of what to use and not what I'm going to do with it LOL
I've had all the bits and pieces, except the ribbon, on this card for a couple of years so can't remember where I got any of it from. The ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis

Another double

.....this time it is for Sketch Saturday # 26

and Daring Cardmakers Good morning everyone, my name is Vanessa, aka Ellepiggo, I've been cardmaking for several years now and I'm delighted to be part of the Daring Cardmakers team. This is my first time at setting the dare and as we're on "firsts" I thought about the first thing that springs to my mind every morning - Coffee!! LOL!
Yes, I'm a bit of a cappuccino/latte macchiato girl, so I want to see lots of cards inspired by coffee!! Coffee colours, cup shaped cards, card inspired by a coffee jar label, using coffee beans on your card, coffee shop logos on your cards etc etc.....

The image is a Papermania stamp which my mum found in a draw, she had forgotten all about it as she bought it in a sale at the beginning of the year! I wanted to keep the image as unspoilt as possible so I just stamped him using a sepia ink pad onto smooth cream card and mounted it onto gold card. The papers are LilyKate and erm..........don't know what the brown is, the 'Card Candy-sleigh bells' are from Craftwork Cards and the ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis
I hope you like! TFL :)

A first ........

...and a treble!!
Does that make sense? I've made one card for two challenges, Simplyfairies sketch #2 and it's the first time I've done the LOTV challenge
Kim's sketch
The LOTV challenge is Our Four Legged Friends - Challenge No 9 Wow.... the response to Donaldas Great sketch last week was fantastic.Thank you everyone who took part.This week we would like to see you creations using at least one Animal Image -Cat, Dog, Bear, Reindeer, cows, hedgies etc.The choice is wide and varied and we are looking forward to seeing your take on this theme.

My card uses the die cut polar bears, snowflake and Christmas text papers from LOTV and the brad and ribbon are from my stash.

The third challenge for this card is from Secret Crafter's Saturday challenge #8
This time I decided to go for a theme:-
I would love to see your layered images whether it's a digital image, decoupage papers or a layered stamped image - it's up to you

I have decoupaged the little polar bears' faces and the igloo entrance and added a spattering of crystals to the snowflakes on the backing paper.

Christmas cards

.......All Year Round. Although my card isn't a Christmas card I decided to use the Quick Fire Challenge #2 sketch for a commissioned leaving card.
I don't know what the papers are as I had alread cut the bottom strip off but I think they came in an old SA Kit, the image is a stamp designed by the lovely Sally-Ann which I coloured with Prismas and Sansador and a blending pen, the suitcase is Quickutz.