Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Decorated jar...

This is a wee jar I picked up in a charity shop. Wondered for a while what I was going to do with it - hmmmm..but had some pot pourri left over.

I filled it with the pot pourri.  Used some florist's cellophane to close (didn't have a lid).  Punched some leaves, added some lace and flower and posh pins.  I then spritzed it with some perfect pearls.
The two narrow posh pins I bought from my lovely pal Marlou from her Etsy shop HERE. :)

Thanks for looking and for you lovely comments - they sure make my day. :)

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Distressed and Torn......

That is what the challenge is over at The Crafty Pad this week..:)

I must say I thoroughly enjoyed making this card.

DP are Prima
Image is Ladies Hat from The Crafty Pad Designs, which I coloured with Promarkers and scrunched the whole image up before distressing with inks.  I then tripple embossed the image, then cracked it for a distressed look.
The key, adhesive pearls and large brad I distressed with alcoholic inks.  On the large brad I then removed most of the ink to give a real oldy look.
The posh hat pin I made myself using our lovely Leesa's tutorial.
Lace, flower and leaves from stash.

Hope you likey. :)  Hope you have the time to join in with our fabby challenge this week.
We have  Crafty Emmas Store as our Sponsor this week and she is giving away £10 to the winner to spend in her brilliant store. :)

We  also have a DT call out for a 3 month period.  Pop over to The Crafty Pad and check out the details. :)

Hope you are all having a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend. :)

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Grunge card

This is my first Grunge Card..I saw the idea in Stampers Mag last year..

Main Image is Paper Bag Studios.
Sentiment tickets and sentiments are from The Crafty Pad Designs
Lace, flowers and charms have been coloured with Expresso Alcoholic Ink
Back ground done with Acrylic Blue and Cream paints

Monday, 22 August 2011

A flutterby card..

Here is a card a made a wee while ago and forgot to blog it..lol
I really do love using this butterfly and verse set - it is so versatile and suits lots of occasions. :)

The papers are BG
Verse and Butterflies have been layered and available from The Crafty Pad Designs
Flowers I have made myself using wired ribbon - I followed a tutorial for it on Crafty Ribbons
Pearls, posh pin and glamour dust to finish it all off. :)

Saturday, 20 August 2011

My handbag card......

Here is a handbag card I made for my sister's birthday.  I am really pleased how it has turned out and my sis was delighted with it too. :)

I found this gorgeous handbag card  on INKIDO blog and she has made a tute on it as she had found the Pia's blog.

The main image stamps are from Paper Bag Studios
The sentiments tickets are available from The Crafty Pad Designs
Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons
I have used  Velcro for the closure
The handle is made from beads from my stash threaded onto wire and attached using eyelets.
Adhesive laced use to edge, flat back pearls and glamour dust to finish.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Some posh pins....

I have made some few Posh Pins - I have followed the fabulous tutorial on  The Crafty Pad and the tutorial was made by The Navy Wife
It was so easy to follow and I thoroughly enjoyed creating my new pins...here they are.....

 Can't wait to use them now.  They will make beautiful embellishments to make your card a touch more special. :)