My Lovely Friends

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Capture The Moment

My latest project to show you has used some of the latest gorgeous products and some of the older, though no less gorgeous products from Tracy's shop,
I had this pen holder in my stash forever, never quite knowing how to alter it and then inspiration bit me on the backside and so here it is, lol
I decided to leave the rest of the box plain to make the top the statement!!!

Now as per usual for me I've picked something a little hard to photograph!!! but hopefully you get the gist!! I will add some close ups for you too,

So first of all I added one of the gorgeous papers from the Studio 75 The peony Avenue 6" x 6" paper pad, simply distressing the edges which distress fabulously, I had to join the paper as my box was longer, but it didn't matter as I was adding layers on top so it didn't show,
My next said layer was the gorgeous Rebecca Lace, which just happened to fit perfectly width ways on the top!!!, then at the back I added the fabulous Capture the Moment script by Scrapiniec, so love their chip boards, I simply went around the edges with some vintage photo distress ink,
Next I used one of the adorable pen nibs from Tracy's store adding a feather from my stash to the length, then of course I hid most of it,

At the other end of my Pen holder I added this resin Dresser then made a floral display round it using some of the meadow spray flowers, Gypsophilia and a beautiful Wilma button in pink, as usual all links below,

In the middle section, after the Lace, I added some Sisal then layered a couple of handmade roses I made with some Ivory Foamiran and the Rosy Dot Heart die, using the 3 petal die for both, I then used some green Foamiran and hand cut the leaves etc, I then finished the whole thing off with a metal leaf towards the back and a pearl string wound around the arrangement,

I love to have  a play with Foamiran, so Addictive!!! lol
For the opener I simply added another gorgeous bit of bling the Button Gloria, 

And here's the full view again!!

Thanks for looking!!!

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Jam Jars canvas

Hi guys, it's my turn to show you  what I have created with one of the July releases from
This fabulous digital image is called Jam Jars
I coloured it with my distress inks and then cut them individually into strips, edged them with vintage photo distress ink and placed them onto a canvas style base I made,
I made this by cutting a piece of cardboard from a large package I'd had delivered then I covered it with some burlap fabric I'd had in my stash forever!!! lol
I then finished it off with some chipboard bricks from Dusty Attic,

close up views

Wow love them, do check out this and all the other images from this latest release and all the other ones in store too,
Happy Crafting!!

Monday, 17 July 2017

Some Foamiran Roses

Hi guys, Just thought I'd pop on some Foamiran roses I made recently, 
Love doing these!!
Used ivory Foamiran and Gelatos, made using the Rosy Dot Heart Die, green Foamiran for the leaves which I hand cut, this foam is thicker and I don't  really like it as much, 

Excuse my strings of glue, my gun packed up and another is on it's way hopefully soon!!!lol
Anyway all for now,
Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, 16 July 2017


Hi guys, I've been busy making a couple of thank you cards for my granddaughters teachers, as of course it's coming up to the school holidays soon, that means my work starts as I look after her a few days a week while her parents go to work!!!
So anyway here is one of the cards,

I used the fabulous Studio 75 6" x 6" paper pad, these papers are awesome, double sided and really good quality too, as you can see I distressed the edges with my distress tool and they distressed fabulously,
I then used some of the beautiful Scrapiniec Mehendi laces along the edge, these are out of stock at the moment, but if you ask Tracy she can check stock availability for you,
I then made up my center decoration using some handmade Foamiran flowers, have you played with this stuff yet? if you haven't have a go, it's so addictive, I love it!!! lol, I will add a list of items used below,
I layered my flower decoration on top of the fantastic Fantasy Bazaar die, I use this quite a lot too!!! these dies cut so cleanly as you can see, as this was cut through Kraft cardstock!!!

I also used a Fantasy trailing leaves die, come to think of it I use this a lot too, lol and some of the adorable meadow spray flowers,


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Little Flower Girl

Hi guys, it's time again for our challenge over at
Again as always it's anything goes as long as you use a ADU image,
this time I have made a card using this adorable
Little Flower Girl Digital stamp ,
I coloured her with my distress inks to match in with the colours of my papers, which are by Anna Marie Designs,
The flowers, lace and pearls are all from my stash,

Don't forget we also have a challenge running on Facebook too, and for some more inspiration we are on Pinterest,
Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Tea and A Cupcake

Hi guys, I'm here today with my latest makes for the Afternoon Tea collection
by Crafteezee,
this collection is completely sold out but the next one is available to pre -  order now


As you can see I made a cupcake and a tea packet gift holder using the gorgeous papers from the kit,
On the top of the cupcake I layered some lace from my stash and then some paper flowers made using the Whimsy Peony flower die, then a layer of cheesecloth, this is out of stock at the moment but if you would like some, send Tracy an e-mail to check stock availability,

I then made a flower again using the same Peony flower die only this time with Ivory Foamiran which I coloured with some distress ink, I used some of the fabulous stamens Tracy sells and entwined a pearl garland around the petals, finishing off with a hint of dutch Doobadoo structure paste here and there,

On the other side i added the gorgeous Jemma Button on top os some vintage seam binding, I also used a bought flower from my stash,
I then placed the cupcake on top of one of the doilies in the kit too,

For the tea packet holder I folded a piece of card stock into three, adding a Fantasy Magic Lace die on the right front edge, then added some vintage seam binding on the back and front to tie it together,

I distressed the edges with some vintage photo distress inks, then layered up a fantastic Wcinanka umbrella, one of the Wcinanka pieces from the Wycinanka back to vintage borders and decorative range which was in the kit,
I then added another handmade Foamiran flower, bit of pearl garland, another flower from my stash and then some structure paste here and there,

Inside I used some more of the fabulous papers in the kit and the packet of tea which came in the kit too,
The sentiment on the left hand side was on one of the papers so I fussy cut it out,
As you may know there is so much in these kits, if you scroll down I have shown whats in the last two, so you have an idea of the contents and amount of goodies you receive, I love getting them as it's like Christmas when they come in the post, Lol

Happy Crafting!!