Saturday, 30 June 2012

Upcycling Project !!!

I have been looking for an Armoire for my dining room to put all my crockery in but havent really found one I like , So my husband said lets checkout the flea markets which is where we found the cabinet above for £90.00 including delivery.
Next stop Homebase for undercoat and paint. £44.00

 After Sanding down and 2 coats of undercoat and 3 coats of Crown Period aged white eggshell paint and one new glass shelf £32.00, I now have a bargain cabinet which I love and stores loads of crockery.
I think we all have to be more open minded as to how easy it is to transform something !!!

London theme Birthday card

My friend came over yesterday for a crafting day she brought with her some new stamp sets she had purchased one of them was Kanban London set .
So for a bit of fun the challenge was a London birthday themed card.

Stamps : Kanban London, PTI Postmarks background, PTI Postmarks
Dies :  PTI Postmarks stamp
Inks :Papertrey Ink Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Not quite navy.
Card: from stash
Now off to play with my Rolodex I purchased from amazon and my Papertrey Ink Desktop file set , I love to be organised so this set is right up my street.
Have a lovely weekend what ever you are doing !!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Make It Monday #71: Bordered Sentiments

This weeks challenge at was to mask your sentiment .
I love this challenge it is so quick.
I have also tried to stay away from my favourite colours , well just a little bit !

Recipe :All Papertrey Ink unless stated
Stamps : Background Medallions and Walzingmouse sentiments
Dies : Spellbinders Heart to mask
Inks : Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides and true Black
Card : Aqua Mist
Other : Thread , Ribbon and pearls from stash

Friday, 15 June 2012

Make It Monday #70: Puffed Fabric Accents

This weeks challenge over at Capture the moment is to use fabric and puff it out , not an easy challenge this was my second attempt.
This card is for my Nanny who has been unwell .
Recipe :
All Papertrey Ink unless stated
Stamps : Beautiful Blooms 2 , Healing touch sentiments , Background Medallions
Dies : Beautiful Blooms 2, Spellbinders circle and scallop circle, Victorian lace border 
Card :Autumn Rose, sweet blush, vintage cream, 
Inks : Spring Moss and SU Pretty in pink
Other : Autumn Rose ribbon and felt, Sweet blush vintage buttons, Fabric and wadding from stash 

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Walzingmouse Sketch challenge 100


Firstly Congratulations Walzingmouse sketch challenge on celebrating your 100th sketch.
I have recently found a lot of inspiration from sketches and love to see everyones interpretions of them.

If you would like to play along ( Please note you dont have long ) head over to:

Stamps : Big Day Additions , Victorian Frippery .
Card : PTI Aqua mist, Sweet Blush & Vintage Cream
Ink : PTI Aqua Mist, SU Pretty in Pink.
Dies : PTI Bloom builders 3
Other : Aqua Mist ribbon, Pearl from stash.

Make It Monday #69: Inspiration Into Unique Sketches


Goodmorning I am not getting of to a good start today, the first card I made today for the this weeks challenge over at  went in the bin.
I went to to add the finishing touches by sticking my buttons on and the lid game flying off my Glossy accents and went all over the card.
This card is for a friend of my daughter who is celebrating her 21st Birthday today.
Recipe :
All Papertrey Ink unless stated
Stamps: Sentiment from Gracious vases
Dies: By the numbers, Wine bottle tag, Beautiful Blooms 2, Heart border die
Card: Raspberry fizz, Classic Kraft, Sweet Blush. Raspberry fizz papers.
Other: Raspberry fizz and Hibiscus Burst Felt, pale pink felt from stash. Vintage buttons Raspberry fizz, Classic Kraft, Sweet Blush. Bakers twine.