Monday, 21 April 2014

Happy Easter

Hi there, hope you have enjoyed your Easter eggs!Just wanted to share my little Easter display.
 The little chick sitting on the egg is a needle felted project we did at Glue & Stick.
It was a bit painful when you pricked your finger with the needle but he was worth it.

Hope you enjoy what's left of the Easter break. Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

This is my favourite new toy

I bought this huge die with a view to make my own match boxes(no I haven't got a serious smoking habit!) I had in mind to make a magnetic advent calendar using match boxes and a baking tray something like this

But the boxes are way to big and I would need a really big baking tray. So I used the boxes to hold two tea lights/chocolates for our craft stall.
I've got another idea for the advent calendar using the boxes so watch this space.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Sparkly bird

Crafty Individuals is one of my favourite places to play. At a recent workshop we made this lovely 6x6 canvas.
The background was made using plain cream card, cut into assorted shapes to cover the canvas. These were stamped using CI stamps and coloured with distress inks. The frame was painted with Farrow and Ball paint in a lovely lilac/mushroom colour. Then the edges were embossed in silver. The image is this stamp.
 I've added coordinating flowers to finish. The speckly finish was a light spray of white enamel paint (Jean did this for me as I am so so heavy handed and I didn't want to spoil it).

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Have you tried.....

to make one of these block cards?

They can be a bit tricky as there's quite a bit of measuring but they do look very effective. Very easy to follow instructions are here. If you try it post a link so I can have a look.....please.