Saturday, 25 August 2012

Bits & Pieces

It is surprising what you can make out of a babies coat hanger , some old lace , a piece of scrap paper & a few old embellishments I had hanging around. I made these some years ago & have just found them when tiding a cupboard out. I have just started selling on Folksy so I think I need to find the template.

My oldest daughter Joanna

Dave's grandson Jamie

My youngest daughter Jilly

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Granddaughters first School Photo

This  LO is the first school photo of my 2 granddaughters Amber & Laura.
The LO was done on a Linen Canvas that I bought at a big Craft Show at the NEC in Birmingham. I only got the one so if any one can tell me where I could find some more I would be very grateful.
I used a sheet of Kaisercraft "Sweet Nothings " paper that I fancy cut and added lots of stickles glitter.
I also used lots of Prima flowers and a Prima resin wishing well and a Prima Crystal Swirl.
The Butterfly was off a necklace and the Clock is a button
Lastly I added some Lace on the bottom.

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What can we do now the Olympics is over

Two weeks of fantastic entertainment from the Magnificent Opening Ceremony to the Musical Closing Ceremony  Dave and I were mesmerized by the hole  experience.
This 12x12 is a tribute to our two local girls , Beth Tweedle who got a Bronze medel in the Gymnastic High Bars and Shanaze Reade who got to the Final of the BMX Bike Race.


No Gold Post Box for Crewe but they both did us proud.

This LO was done for when the Olympic torch came to Crewe on May 31st.
The backing paper is Portobello Road by Papermania.
I made a flower in the same paper and added some bunting and a date stamp by Maya Road.
With two weeks in front of the T/V the garden had taken a back seat so Dave has taken three days off work and we have got stuck in and it is starting to look more like our garden again.We have also given the Summer House ( CAT House) a new look. I think the cats approve.

I have finished off the week with yet another mirror. 
I used a sheet of BoBunny " Little Miss " paper to which I added lots of stickles glitter.
I cut out lots of Butterflies from a sheet of Kaisercraft "Sweet Nothings "paper and added a large pink flower that I think was Petaloo adding lots of stickles to that as well.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Back to 12x12's

It must be a month since I did any 12 x 12 's so here are two I did last week.
The first is two old photo's I found of our visit to Disney Land in LA when Dave went over on business . I went with him and we had the second week visiting Disney Land , Universal Studios and Hollywood plus much more.

This one is of Dave's Mum and friends working in the Coop stores in war time . The lad in the middle must think all his birthdays have come at once.Dave's mum is on the far right as you look at it.

Just come back from the car boot with two 12x12 shadow box's and three Ikea mirror's for £2.What a great bargain!!! 

Saturday, 4 August 2012


If you have plenty of wall space I think memory box's can be as good as memory albums. All three of these again have been picked up at car boot sales. Sunday mornings are my favourite time of the week. We have two great car boot sales every Sunday , one within walking distance.
This is a large printers tray I bought recently to record some of our trips to our three favourite City's Rome , Paris & Barcelona.
The papers I used were Bo Bunny , Gabriella , Kaisercraft & Prima Almanac . I've added lots of embellishments , trinkets , fridge magnets & key rings we bought on holiday plus Prima clocks-Birdcages , Tim Holtz ornate plate & lots of flowers.
I am now working on a printers tray about our holidays to the USA .I'll post it when it's finished.

Here is a shadow box of Dave , his son Antony & grandson Jamie while Dave was over in Czech for Jamie's 3rd birthday.
The back ground is a BoBunny Jungle theme paper which doesn't show up on the photo.
Using lots of little trinkets that I've collected along the way & a beautiful large flower that I don't know where I got it from.
The Wooden train Dave picked up from the Zoo at Ostrava in Czech.

Lastly for today is a Shadow Box I picked up last Sunday. It is  a memory of our last trip to Rome in May.
I have used Prima Printery paper & 7 Gypsies paper.
I also used a fridge magnet from Novona Plaza in Rome , a Replica Roman Coin  & a beautiful BoBunny Cameo and placed  a mirror in the middle.

I hope you enjoyed these three memory moments , if so  or if not please comment.
I have so many  Mirrors I have now decided to put some of them with my Bird Cages on E-bay. Please check my account.