Sunday, 12 June 2011

A card for a friend

What a miserable day its been here in Gosport, windy and rainy, what an excuse to while away some time in my craft room!

This card is for one of my Mum's friends who has a birthday soon. I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday and the theme of Anything Goes from the Lili of the Valley challenge this week. Love this LOTV image and thought it was quite appropriate as they go out to lunch from time to time.
Image coloured with copics, papers from a DCWV glitter stack, ribbon from stash, card candy and sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Short and sweet from me today, just got to check out my ebay listings as I had a massive clear out last week (craft stuff too!) while we were on half term holidays and a lot of the listings end today - more money for more crafty stash - like I need it!!

Catch up soon

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Beaded bookmarks

Here are a couple of beaded bookmarks I made recently.

Not the best of photos but wanted to show you what it looks like when not partly hidden in a book. The gold wavy section is approx 8cm long.

This is how is looks when being used. I really like this style bookmark as I often lose my bookmark when reading in bed, at least with these you can stick them in the back of the book and be able to find it when you need it!

Another one - this one is slightly larger, the silver wavy piece is approx 14cm long.

In action again, these would look quite decorative if you had a line of books all with bookmarks in them!

I'm off to order more of the metal pieces, as I really enjoyed making them and think they would make lovely presents. I may even try selling some on Ebay or Etsy.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

My new necklace holder...

What a beautiful day it is today.... I have something to show today that Barry made me recently. He was mooching around the house so I decided to set him a challenge :) I was tired of long necklaces on all of the wardrobe door handles, getting them caught when shutting the doors and having to untangle them! I knew what I wanted but just hadn't seen it in the shops.....

It looks like a bit of a torture contraption without any necklaces on but we had to add extra hooks on the edge so I don't have to have too many necklaces on each hook.

And here it is loaded up with my jewels!! Looks much better I'm sure you will agree?

The only trouble is now I think we will have to reinforce the wall where I plan to hang it! I didn't realise how heavy all those necklaces are....

Having a lovely crafty day today, been up since 7.30 playing in my craft room, decided a tidy up and using up some stash was the order of the day, its so peaceful, Barry at work and the boys off out with their mates - this is the life!!

Hope you're having a lovely day whatever you're up to, be back later with some of my cards.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

British Racing Green Mini Boy Oh Boy

I thought it was about time I made a card with one of the new LOTV stamps that have been uninked on my desk for nearly 3 weeks now!!

I love this image of teddy driving a mini, my first car, and I just had to colour it British Racing Green to go with the papers which are from a K & Co pad, Hopscotch. I thought it would make a great card for someone who has just passed their driving test. I've already started to colour another one to do a girlie card.
Coloured - copics
Sentiment - Hobby Art clear stamps
Punches - Stampin' Up!
Embellies - stash.

I am going to enter this into the Charisma Cardz challenge this week which is 'Boy Oh Boy' and I'd better get a wiggle on as the challenge closes at 7.30!!