Monday, 16 October 2017

Steampunk Key...

Good afternoon, crafty friends! Today I'm sharing something a little different! After visiting the Cogwarts Steampunk Spectacular last month and having a love of all things industrial, I decided to have a go at a Steampunk inspired piece...

I created this fabulous Altered Key Bag charm using and old key, various charms and a pretty rose glass bead.  I have discovered the joys of E6000 glue, which sticks just about anything to anything, so even added some diamante bling!
This Bag Charm is available to buy over at my Blog Shop for £6.95 including UK postage and packaging.

I'd also like to enter my charm into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which is Not a Card

Hope you like my Steampunk inspired piece and that you're not getting too blown about by ex-hurricane Ophelia! 
Crafty hugs,

Friday, 13 October 2017

And then there were two...

Good afternoon, Blogger buddies! Well, it happened!...I had to make another of these sweet reindeer...I mean, like I haven't got better things to do with my time?! There's a pile of ironing with my name on it and the bathroom could do with a scrub, but here I am with my needle and thread out again!...
 I changed the materials up a bit and went with a silver bell to match the grey buttons...I may need to swap the bead eyes for buttons on the other deer, as I think I prefer the black - stands out a lot more?!...
So there we have it...a pair of reindeer! Think I need to step away from the sewing machine and go and do a bit of housework for the time being...odds are I'll get distracted by something or the other, but at least I'm showing willing?! Ha, ha!
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend - we're off to the Food Festival in Llangollen, so we'll be testing all the fabulous foodie treats and as a treat for hubby, I'm driving, which means he gets to test all the wine samples too! ;)
Hugs,

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Tilda Reindeer...

Good afternoon, crafty buddies!  If you asked me 'What is your least favourite craft?'...I would probably answer, 'Sewing'...so why is it that more and more, I find myself picking up a needle and thread?!  I think the reason I would say that I don't like it, is that I don't have the same patience for sewing - I tend to do things roughly and just want to get the project finished!  But today was different!...Today I marked, pinned, used pinking shears and even pressed my pieces to create this pretty little reindeer...
The pattern is one from Crafts Beautiful HERE and I used some fabric that my lovely friend, Linda gave me last year from Aldi, of all places!...
The pattern is simple enough to follow, but I found it easier to draw around the templates onto pinned fabric, sew and then cut out - rather than cutting the pieces with a seam allowance.  The fiddliest (and most frustrating bit, in my opinion!) is sewing and attaching the ears, but I think he would look a bit sad without them!?!  I could do with a longer needle to attach the legs on with, as you have to go through both legs and body, but I managed...and I have to say, I am rather pleased with how my little deer turned out!  So much so, that I may even make another one?!
Hope you like my stitchy make and I'll be back soon to share some more fabric creations!
Hugs,
Lisa x

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Passion for Promarkers - Embossing...

Happy Tuesday, dear crafty friends! You know what that means?...Yep, there's a new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers and we'd love it if you could join in with the fun! Our theme has been set by the lovely Sue who has chosen 'Embossing' - so we'd like you to create something using some form of embossing, this could be dry embossing with an embossing folder, etc, heat embossing using watermark ink and embossing powders or even embossing paste...
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Uniko, who are offering one lucky winner a stamp set of their choice (must be in stock)...
I went a bit off piste again for this one and decided to share another way of using your pens to create backgrounds and though I haven't done this for a while (and now wonder why the heck not?!) I love the effect that colouring embossing gives! I couldn't make up my mind which colours to go with, so ended up with a pastel rainbow of shades...
I am still very much in love with all things CAS, so I dug out my Spellbinders Curved Borders One and just added some grosgrain ribbon and a couple of small sentiment tags...sometimes less is definitely more! Oh, I did add some liquid pearls in Bisque to the embossed dots for a touch of shine.
Right off to shuffle some paper around to sort out for next workshop - Mam has just arrived, so I'd better get the kettle on!
Crafty hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Any Type of Card until the end of the month
Border Dies or Border punches closes today
Anything Goes closes tomorrow
Anything goes optional CAS closes tomorrow

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Passion for Promarkers - Rainbow/Rainbow colours...

Good morning, dear blogger buddies! Another Tuesday rolls around, which means it's time for a fab new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers! This week it's our lovely Shelly's who has set the challenge theme, though she is a little unwell at the moment and so Denise will be picking her Top 5 for this week...get well soon, Shelly! We have a fab theme of Rainbow or Rainbow colours - this can be an actual rainbow, or just use lovely rainbow colours on your creations. Whether they are pastel shades or vibrant rainbow colours, both are acceptabel, as you'll see from the DT's creations!
We're being sponsored by the wonderful Digi Stamp Boutique, who are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher to their store...
The lovely Sally Ann gave us the choice of an image to play with and I went with Cute Unicorn...
I decided to go with pastel rainbow colours and kept the card quite soft and delicate...not like me?!...Of course, having opportunity, I added a couple of clouds...again, not like me?!!...The design was kept quite simple, as it seems to definitely be 'my' style these days...
I 3D decoupaged the unicorn, something else I seem to be doing a lot of lately and added a couple of the sparkly heart rhinestones, coz you've gotta have a bit of bling!
I hope you can join in with our fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing your interpretations of the theme! Don't forget to hop over to see what my talented teamies have been creating for your inspiration and if you want to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you need to use your Letraset/Newton & Windsor products...
Crafty hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Birthday until the end of the month
Thought this card was rather apt for your 2nd Birthday!
Any Image until the end of the month
Pop it Up until tomorrow

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Passion for Promarkers - Let it Shine...

Good morning, Blogger buddies! Well, it seems that there are forces working against me at the minute...firstly, my PC decided that despite having it's hard drive changed and working for a few days, it had done enough computing and was going to switch itself off...permanently! After a bit of investigation work and testing, it turns out that my memory controller has given up the ghost...I sometimes wonder if this has happened to me?!...and that I need a new motherboard and processor...
So, I am currently using my laptop as my main computer, which admittedly is better than nothing, but it's just not the same when everything is set out differently and you have to go about things in a whole new way...it's a bit like losing a comfy pair of slippers or having to give up that old threadbare cardigan that you love...
But I'm still here (and hopefully that's the main thing)...and it's Tuesday!...so you know what that means...it's time for a brand new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers! Now it seems that our challenge for this week is set by the lovely Nic (aka Coops) who has given us a nice, easy theme of Let it Shine - so we want to see all those magpie things like mirror card, glitter, Glossy Accents, metal...but then those forces came into play again and somehow I managed to make a card using our next challenge theme, despite the fact that I had checked the folders to see what the theme was and used the sponsor image and everything...yes, everything but the right theme!! So this creation came into being at about 11pm last night...
I went a bit off piste with this one and decided that, rather than colouring an image, I would use my markers to create a patterned background.  I used Blue Pearl, Vanilla, Sandstone and a Blender pen to make this plaid...and then spent this morning panicking, wondering if it is okay for me to put in a card without a coloured image...if so, I'll be back later with another card to share?!
For my shine, I used a lovely silver glitter card as a matt and for the large star die cut.  I also used a silver glitter ribbon, but it doesn't show very well, a few coloured diamantes and a pretty glitter heart added a bit more bling...
Right, I'm leaving it there before anything else decides to go against me and I look forward to seeing what you create to join in with our fun challenge this week...
Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning the prize...which by the way is a fantastic £15.00 voucher for Dies to Die For...you must use your Letraset/Winsor & Newton mediums and follow the challenge theme...
Crafty hugs,
Lisa x

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Passion for Promarkers - Make it digital...

Good morning, Blogger friends! I am running behind today as we decided to take Daisy out again over the weekend - we had a fabulous family time in Yorkshire, visiting lots of interesting places and walking for miles! Unfortunately, this means I am now playing catch up and so am here to share my DT card for this week's new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!...
It's the lovely Marie in the hostess chair and she's chosen a fab, easy theme of 'Make it Digital', so this can be a digital image, digital papers or sentiment and remember you can make any type of creation, not just a crad! We are being sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to their store...
Don't forget, to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you must use your Letraset/Winsor & Newton mediums and follow the challenge theme...
This card came in the Top 3 at Cardz 4 Galz - thank you, ladies!
For my card I used my Plush Pals Lion as a digistamp and coloured him up using my Pro/Flexmarkers...
I 3D decoupaged my lion for a bit more depth, then finished off with a few digital paper banners, pearls, some polka dot ribbon and a hand doodled border...
(Here you can see the decoupaged layers)
It has to be short and sweet from me today as I have another load of washing to put on, plus a pile of ironing and trying to get the house back into some sort of order...I hope you can find the time to join in with our fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing what you all create...
Crafty hugs,
I'd like ot neter my card into the following challenges :
Animal Kingdom until 31st
Cats or Kittens closes tomorrow
(I hope my lion counts under your challenge theme, but if not, don't worry about it!)
Use 2 or more different embellishments until 31st
(I've used ribbon and pearls)