Friday, 27 July 2012

Mirror , Mirror on the Wall

Mirror , Mirror on the wall which is the fairest of them all?
Here is a small collection of my Mirrors I have picked up on my travels .After cleaning them up I striped them down and then put my personal touch to each and every one of them. Most have come from my favourite place the car boot sales but I also search junk shops and charity shops for any item that takes my fancy.

I believe most if not all the Mirrors were from Ikea.The paper I used were old scraps I had left over from other projects with just a few embellishment add for effect.


I have so many of these Mirrors I have now decided To put some of these with my Bird Cages on E-bay.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Men in my Life

This is a Mini Album of the men in my life.
I started with a clock Mini Album by Bo Bunny I picked up last September at Ally Pally.
Inside are photo's of both my grandfathers , Dad and my partner Dave.
I used lots of flowers mostly by Prima ( I just love Prima flowers), leaves from a local craft shop , pearl swirls also by Prima and lots of embellishments, brass keys , keys , cloaks , birdcages and locks picked up on my journeys. I also used some wooden embellishments to set off the different pages.

Granddad Powell

Granddad Felton


My partner Dave

Mini Albums have taken over my life at the moment , I find it a great way of saving memory's. I hope you agree.
Please Please comment all comments are very welcome.
Also check out my MIRROR sale on e-bay

Monday, 16 July 2012

Car Boot Treasures

My favourite place on a Sunday morning for finding Crafting Treasures must be the Car Boot Sale. I don't know if this is a world wide thing or it is just in the UK ,I believe the USA have something similar  called a garage sale. Mainly on a Sunday morning people get together on a car park , a sports field , a farmers field etc with all what they see as junk and sell it. You can pick up some great bargains. 
I tend to go for smooth wooden objects such as boxes , picture frames , mirrors and old jewellery boxes and I do not spend any more than £2 per item (for £2 it must be something I really want). You need objects smooth so that with a little rub down  it is a lot easier to decorate.
 After you have  finished decorating your bargain you can give them away as presents or use the boxes to put the present in instead of wrapping the present up. This way the they get two presents for the price of one.
Here are a few of my bargains I have picked up from my local Car Boot.

This little box I picked up for 75p and transformed it into a gift box for one of my daughters. She was so delighted she thought it was the main  present not the present container. She now uses it on her dressing table.

The tray I picked up for 50p at the end of the car boot , this is the best time for bargains as everyone are packing up and don't want to take anything home.
I striped it down and made it into a Paris tray to remind us of a lovely holiday we had in this beautiful city.

This is one I loved doing.I picked it up again for 50p. I made this memory box of Dave's grandson Jamie and Dave took it over to Czech when he went over to visit. Jamie's mum was so pleased she put it on her Face Book page.

This was one of my first car boot buys , it cost a grand total of £1.50. I have not found a use for it yet so it sets on the Welsh dresser at home.

Yet another shadow box filled with seeds. You find lots of these and you can pick them up for between 50p to £1.50 depending on the size. Again I turned it into a Paris memory box. We love Paris but not as much as Rome.

This one you well have seen  on my blog about a month ago .My granddaughter was going to University so I made this box into a sewing box for her.   

Last but not least a Ikea mirror. These can be picked up  nearly every week for about 50p to £1.If you follow my blog you will know I have a wall of them in the bedroom. I just love making them.

I hope you have enjoyed my Car Boot treasures and it has encourage you to  go hunting on a Sunday morning. Please let me know of any bargains you have picked up.
Good hunting & feel free to Comment!!!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

The Bridesmaid

This is a 12x12 LO of my mum when she was a Bridesmaid for her sister.
I started with a pink Cardstock and layered it up with 2 different pieces of lace with Bead Ribbon running through .
I added a Prima Flower , an old Cameo and some small roses.
The white flowered Lock catch was originally off an old cupboard.I also cut up a Cream Metal Photo Frame painted it white and used it as a Corner.
Lastly added a Bird , Butterfly and Key and Lock .
The 12x12 was then fitted into a Shadow Box picked up at a Car Boot Sale.
Thanks for Looking.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Where to put all the Nest boxes

The obsession with decorating nest boxes has become a problem . We had them on a wall in the conservatory but the wall has become too small. The only place that I can put them now is the Summer House but I don't know what Dave will say.
This is a small collection of them , I think there is about 15 all together somewhere in the loft.
As you can see I even have a Christmas one that comes out once a year.

The one below is my latest design ,made with Webster pages paper and a punched paper roof.
Decorated with birds & lace .The clock is  so  the birds can tell when it is time to nest.