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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Upcycled card index box

Hope you are all well, I've had another busy week so far....sanding my dining table top which is just about done now and ready to paint, started sanding the chairs so they can be painted too, started a new card which will hopefully be finished tonight and I upcycled a card index box which was just sat doing nothing. It started off looking like this:

and it's ended up looking like this:

WOC and Magnolia flowers were used along with lace, cheesecloth and ribbon from my stash.
All the panels are machine stitched.

I added a couple of TH chit chat stickers and a resin butterfly from Live and Love Crafts.

I used the gorgeous LOTV image: The flower shop, I love these mice images - so adorable!
The image inspired me to use this colour combo and luckily I had these papers in my stash that matched :)
I altered this index box originally to keep my LOTV stamps in, with dividers to separate them but having looked at the number of stamps I've got I might just put the LOTV animal stamps in this one and decorate some more index boxes for other categories of stamps!

I would love to enter my creation into the following fab challenges:
LOTV monthly challenge - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Stitching
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by and visiting my blog today, 
hope you enjoy the rest of the week.....

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Black and white valentine

Hi guys!
 I'm back tonight with my latest creation, a black and white valentine. Yep, it's that time of year again and I haven't gone mad over valentines cards in the past but they are definitely growing on me! I certainly had fun with this one as I love colouring in black and white, well I love colouring full stop lol! 

I masked chain heart Tilda with Magnolia's romantic window stamp and framed this scene with white cheesecloth. Of course Edwin with stolen heart features too so he can sneakily steal Tilda's heart. Layers under the images are all machine stitched.

This shot shows the dimension of the decoupaged shutters and WOC roses, and it also captures the gel pen and glossy accents on the heart too.

The doo hickey scalloped tag has a combo of papers SU and Magnolia and more cheesecloth beneath the WOC rose.
Other doohickeys that I used were: sweet lovely lace and flag pole.
I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Simply Magnolia - Black and White
Tildas Town - Anything Goes
Thank you so much for popping by and visiting my blog today it really means a lot :)

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Lovely Lace and Lovely Tilda!

I thought it was time to blog one of my cards that I made last week with new year in mind (using Happy New Year Tilda might have had something to do with it lol!) but it could also be quite a neutral card for many different occasions......

I can't believe I managed to keep it so clean and simple lol! That was my intention so I'm really pleased I stuck to it and might have to do more cards like this occasionally as I think my images tend to get lost in all the other stuff I put on my cards sometimes. I used Magnolia's doohickey star tag cut from Magnolia paper to break up the edge and corner opposite Tilda, the text is also Magnolia,and added faux stitching and a lace tab. 

As Tilda is very much in the spotlight I added glossy accents to her shoes and glass, and put my pearl maker pen to good use!
I haven't entered any challenges for an age and Marvelous Magnolia was a challenge blog I entered a lot last year so I would love to enter my card into their awesome Lovely Lace challenge/DT call!
Thanks for visiting me today, it wont be too long before I'm back with another creation.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Crafting Space

Hi everyone and Happy New Year!
No card to show today even though I got two finished this week, going to save them for next week! The reason for todays post is to join in with the fun over at Deep Ocean before the current challenge of Crafting Space show and tell finishes. I love being nosy and looking at where others craft so I thought I'd better play fair and let you see where I'm spending most of my time these days!

As you can see it's just a computer desk/cupboard and it's squeezed into a corner of the lounge. This picture makes it look deceptively tidy but I had had a bit of a clear away session beforehand, most of the time it's as if we've had burglars and there's stuff everywhere! 
The cards and other creations on the top are ones I've made. I've just put in a wire for my die-cuts to hang at the back. The big shot and Grand Caliber have to come out onto the floor when I'm using them and I have a little table for my sewing machine that has to be taken off if I want to use the table for frantage. The more I'm working in this small space on a regular basis, the more I realise I've outgrown it (or to be more accurate my stash has outgrown it lol!) So, as I'm the only one who spends any time in here, I think I'll have to persuade my hubby that it would be better if I took over the whole room (I'll have to let you know how I get on with that lol!)
Wishing you all a fab weekend, I'll be back next week with a card or two.....

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