Tuesday, 30 April 2013

A work in progress

I have so many things on the go at the moment. None of them are completely finished lol, I am waiting on new supplies.
Anyway I thought I would share something with you, as I haven't posted alot of pictures lately.
This is something I made last week. It isn't finished yet, (shock horror) I still want to add a few more bits.
Was inspired by Olga one of the new G45 design team winners.
She made a fabulous house of cards using the alice in wonderland collection.
I just had to have a go!
I will add more pictures to this post when I have finished it completely no clue when that will be lol.

                                      Edit: I added some mini books that I made using grunge paper.

                                                                I also added a ticket

200 paper cones later.....

I have to say I found it very theraputic rolling all these cones....

Monday, 29 April 2013

Coned out!

Tonight I sat & made 120 paper cones whilst watching telly.
I must be mad!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013


Had an email today from Catslair (who I buy all my wooden letters from), saying she is unable to fill my order & has refunded my payment.
I think she has stopped trading which is a real shame, as she provided great quality pieces, & was able to cut bespoke pieces to order.
This puts me in a bit of a pickle with my sign. I now have to source new letters & quickly!
Gutted....I thought it was going too smoothly. :-(

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Hanging around

Sorry, not a great picture, & it is still not finished but I thought I would share it anyway.
I have lots of wooden hangers that I don't use anymore so I thought I would alter one. I want to hang photo's & journalling tags from it, aswell as charms etc. I like the way it is turning out so far.
I have had to put the hanger on hold for now though as I am working hard on something new. I am nowhere near finished as it is quite a big job, but I have made a good start.
I finally made a decision on the design & committed to it! I am still waiting for some components to be delivered but have lots to carry on with until they arrive.
Anyway, please feel free to leave a comment on the hanger, I would be interested to find out if anyone has done something similar.
Until next time....

Saturday, 20 April 2013


What a fabulous sunny day! I hope it lasts all weekend!

Just a quick pic of a couple of tags.
I made these for a project I am working on which is pretty much finished, I just need to decide on photo's. Will share when complete.

Even though the sun is shining & I am inspired to get colourful I cannot.
I have alot of vintage stuff that I need to get finished so I had better stop blogging & crack on lol.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Decisions Decisions

Insomnia has taken hold again so am blogging from bed on my phone to stave off boredom: & to save me from watching Skyfall for the hundredth time.
Be prepared for some sleep deprived ramblings....

I am currently working on a design for a hanging sign & my mind is bursting with possibilities.
Too many ideas, it is going to be tough to narrow it down to a final few designs.
I want it to be bold, & am toying with bright eye catching shades of red, blue, green, mustard.
I change my mind every half hour lol.
I will get there eventually. Normally I start something with an idea in mind, then once I get going it goes in a whole new direction.
Am waiting on measurments for lettering in different fonts,so as soon as I have those I will have more of an idea on style.

Changing the subject....I have been working on a piece that I think is cool (thats probably a dead give away that no one who has seen it so far likes it, except for my mother lol).
I am just making tags & other bits for it but should be done with it in a few days so will post pictures. Would love your opinions on it...good or bad!

It is doubtful I will have any quality time to craft tomorrow as I have to go & buy a new washing machine.
Thats three appliances that have given up the ghost...Kettle, washing machine & boiler!
I am a little tempted to take the old washing machine apart to see if there are any components I could use or alter lol. You never know.

Just incase anyone is interested my friend Nic loved her birthday shoes. As this post has no crafty pictures here is a picture of the birthday girl opening her prezzies!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

A nice easy simple piece to start off my crafty day. My favourite sheet from my favourite paper collection!
I am obsessed, no one needs to ask me what I want for xmas this year LOL.


Apologies for the poor picture. Will try & take one in day light tomorrow & repost.
Altered this to keep all my embellishments in. I will be doing another one to sit beside it, but in a different paper collection.
Can anyone guess what collection I will be using LOL.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

What to make next?

I am at a loss as to what to make next. Have a book full of ideas & designs but nothing is jumping out at me. I think I have lost my creative mo-jo.
I covered one of those paper mache bottle tubes today, nothing special. I kept it very simple, as I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with it.

I am working on another air balloon design, which I saw on someones blog, (will have to check who. Will give credit when I have finished & posted pics). I usually have two or three pieces on the go at the same time, but am struggling with what to make.

I tried doing a couple of cards earlier. The end result was not great. Did not feel the love at all.
(will post picture tomorrow so you can see what I mean).

I just have no clue what to make next. An album maybe? Argh! So frustrating.
Maybe I should sit & do some colouring in?, or just back away from the crafting & crack on with the housework LOL.

My head is all over the place lately. Today I nearly walked out of a shoe shop in bare feet after trying on a pair of shoes. I kid you not, I forgot to put my shoes back on!
I am blaming insomnia. Have not had a good nights sleep in weeks. I am sat writing this in bed at 2am.
Says it all.

I think I will catch up on everone elses creativity & check out everyones blogs tomorrow. I may get inspired, who knows.

What a boring post that was lol.
Anyway have included a very bad picture of the shoes I bought my friend today as a birthday gift.
Hope she likes them!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Timeless moments

At last I have had time to get crafty. I had to snatch time here there and everywhere in order to get this finished. I am pleased with the way it turned out. Very masculine which was the look I was going for.
The handle I added to the top was an afterthought & in hindsight I should have screwed it in, but I had already glued everything in place. Never mind I will just have to add a tag saying "Do not lift by handle" LOL. I will be making another one of these, but with the French Industrial paper collection (of course!).
I am going to be adding a few other little trinkets to this piece, when I find them!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Too busy to craft

Am blogging on the go again as I am so busy at the moment.
I have lots of new goodies (new to me at least) to try out, I just don't have enough time to get creative. Very frustrating!
Hobby Craft had a sale on Tim Holtz dies. £7 each. So picked up a couple that I have wanted for a while. I didn't include the paper stack I have been going on & on about non stop forever! Lol. It is fabulous! My absolute favourite Tim Holtz paper collection EVER!  I am going to have a buy more just so I will be able to cut into one!
I am really looking forward to having some quality crafting time soon. Before I lose my mojo.

Thursday, 4 April 2013


I am very pleased to report that after alot of searching I have found an online retailer in the Uk that have the new TH paper stack!
Never ordered from them before so am hoping all goes well.
The online stores I usually buy from haven't got it in yet & I just cannot wait. I will need more anyway so I am not being that un loyal.
Can't remember the name  of where I got it now lol, I only ordered it 15mins ago. I am blogging from my phone as I am trying not to bring the laptop to bed with me.
Will post the name when I receive the goods. Very exciting.

EDIT: Country View Crafts.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

What a day

My day started well, then went rapidly down hill. I am looking forward to my bed tonight.

I do however have some exciting new projects coming up....I can't say what yet but its good!
I am waiting patiently for the new Tim Holtz paper collection to become available. . Been waiting an age & it is driving me mad.
I want it NOW!!! I NEED it NOW!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Not more Cogs!!!!

At 10pm tonight I decided to get creative.
It is now 11pm & I am sat cutting out cogs, butterflies & numbers. I must be mad.
I have no real plan or design in my head so no clue what I will end up with.
I am about to cut out a load of random words that I may use, not sure yet.
No doubt I will cast aside the majority of what I make to use on this piece.
It wouldn't suprise me if in the morning I don't like any of it & I just put it all away only to be looked at again in few months time, or never!
Why I start things like this at ridiculous o'clock I just do not know.
I am now covered in paint, gilding wax, glue & glossy accents.
At least I haven't glued myself to the cutting mat tonight. Well not yet anyway.