Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Altered Pringles Lid Tutorial

Here's a tutorial for my Altered Pringles Lid

1. Buy Pringles and eat them all, you can share if you like but it's better to eat alone lol

2. Choose the paper you want to use. Then take the base of the can the Pringles came in and draw around it twice. Cut the circles of paper out.

3. Take glue and glue one circle to the top of the lid and one to the base.

4. Punch a hole in the lid towards the edge and tie a ribbon of your choice through it, creating a loop.

5. Embellish the lid and voilĂ  you're done

These are perfect for every occasion

Monday, November 28, 2011

Leopard print frame

Here's a frame that I bought ages ago and decided to decoupage to give my sister as part of her birthday gift next week. She's about the only person I know who can carry off wearing this print and actually look good in it.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Altered Pringles Lids

Here are some altered pringles lids that I've made for a swap over on LOT{S}B. The work that went into these was unreal, I mean for starters I had to go and get Pringles then eat them. Man that was very hard work lol No really, I had lots of fun making these and am pretty happy with how they turned out. I'm entering them into a challenge over on PCP too.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Maggie's Swap

It was Maggie's turn to host the monthly challenge over on Cardz n Scrapz. As we are all in recession times she decided to set a challenge where we have to upcycle something. I came to the end of my tinfoil roll and decided to use the roll to make napkin rings. I decoupaged the paper, ribbon and bling on the roll using Decopatch glue which also has a hard wearing varnish in it. I'm pretty happy with the rustic feel to these.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Birthday Card

It's funny, I started my crafting passion making handmade cards then it went to altered items and then to jewellery. Over the years I've done a mix of everything but in the last few months I've not made many cards at all. Now when it comes to making a card I really struggle so I'm feeling a little disappointed in hubby's birthday card. He liked it though and that's the main thing after all.

Some of my baking

Swedish Creme Wafers


For hubby's birthday as mentioned below, I did the cooking. We love Cajun & Creole food so this was the main theme of my cooking. I made jambalaya, plantation cheese log, cornbread, spicy mexican vol au vants, chicken wings, cocktail sausages, chicken gougons, creole sweet and spicy nuts and Swedish Creme Wafers. It all went down a storm and I'd people asking for the recipes. What a compliment!!!!

Coupon Folder

Concertina style inside, ATC envelopes attached to each other at the base and affixed to the cover of the folder.

Here's a coupon folder that I made for my husband as part of his birthday gift. I made little coupons for him for things such as giving him a lift to work, cooking his favourite dinner, silly little things that made him smile. He always finds his birthday a hard time but I always do my best to make it extra special with little things like this. I can see myself making more of these because it was so easy to make and can be done for any occasion really. Of course I bought him a proper gift too as you'll know from my next post.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Altered Canvas

Here's an altered canvas that I made as part of a swap. The theme was French and my partner loves red. In the background of the image through the fog stands the Eiffel Tower.

Friday, November 11, 2011

ATC Swap

Diane over at Cardz N Scrpaz has put together November's ATC swap, the theme "Winter". I've been getting myself busy with beads a lot lately so decided to use my beads for this swap. Here's what I made and I'd a great time too. Thanks Diane!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jewellery Galore

Well I've been a very busy bee lately and have been making jewellery for a sale in work. I'm so delighted that I've been asked to sell as I had a wonderful excuse to create with my beads. I think hubby is pleased to also see me crafting and using my stash, but I promise him I'll be buying more when I'm away in a couple of weeks lol Check out my jewellery page because I've LOTS more on show there.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Some Bracelets

Here are two bracelets that I made last night, aren't they pretty.

Stick Pin Tutorial

I've learnt something new this week, how to make stick pins and I seriously think I could become addicted to making these because they are super fun to create. Here is a video tutorial that I made, hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fancy Jasper & Glass Bead Necklace & Earrings Set

Well finally a photo of some of my recent work. Gosh I've become so bad at popping photos up here. Last night I made this set and am delighted to say that it has sold. A girl I work with bought it from me and in doing so another girl I work with has placed an order for a smaller necklace. I'm really delighted and it's a great confidence boost too.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cards I Made

Here are two cards that I made recently using Debbie Moore papers. I've not made cards in a while so it was pleasant returning to the first craft I've ever made.

Some recent makes

Tags for Life On The {Scrap} Beach swap hosted by Trudi Hutton

Angel Charm & Tag swap on LOTB hosted by moi

Here are a few items that I've made recently. I've really become bad at taking photos and uploading my pics to this blog. I've been on the go a lot lately though and need to take time to step aside and watch life go by without me. Sometimes you just get lost in everything and forget to breath....ahhhhh

Sunday, September 18, 2011

At Last A Craft Room To Be Proud Of

I have been crafting since 2008 first starting off with stuff in a shoe box, then progressing to a basket and then to a room. For four years while I've had a room to myself I've never ever been happy with it. No matter what I tried for organisation it just didn't work. The past year my stash has been stored (plonked) in crates on the floor of my room. I've tried to organise it but just couldn't and haven't enjoyed my crafting as I much as I should. It was called "My Craft Room Of Shame"


I've spent the past two weeks on and off sorting through my room and now have a Craft Room to be proud of.


I will NEVER let my craft room go back to the way it was. I just feel so great in this room and know where everything is. It's been hard work but so worth while.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Come visit me on the beach

Hey crafters,

I've set up my first swap on Life on the {Scrap} Beach. It's an Angel charm and tag swap. We have to make one each but I've asked the ladies if they'd like to make more. Total control over what colours you use etc. and a couple of pretty please....

Pretty please decorate your tag

Pretty please place your charm in a decorative way

Pretty please put your personal information on the tag

Pretty please add an Angelic quote to the tag

Interested......check out Life on the {Scrap} Beach ... Angel Charm & Tag Swap

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Swaps received from Leslie over on the beach

Here are some mini journal pockets that I received from Leslie at Life on the {Scrap} Beach.

Some swaps I've received

Friendship pages from Liz

Tealight Candle Card from Ursula at PCP

I've been involved in swaps over on PCP (Paper Craft Planet) and LOT(S)B Life on the {Scrap} Beach. Here are a few swaps that I've received which I'm sooooo delighted with. Unfortunately I didn't take pics of what I sent off to my partner.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ribbon Slider Card

I made this for a crafty pal of mine. Mariann Cretables die created the flourishes and ribbon I bought in Michaels a number of years ago.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mini Album Pocket Pages

Over on LOTB I signed up to Nishi's swap to create two mini album pocket inserts and so here is what I've made. The theme was vintage so I made use of my Webster's Pages. I can see these becoming addictive and my use this technique for future Friendship Pages over on PCP.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

ATC July Swap

This month over on Cardz N Scrapz, Aideen is hosting the ATC swap. The theme is "Afternoon Tea At Cardz N Scrapz". These are what I made. I got this stamp as a freebie a few years ago and have only used them a handful of times. I thought they were perfect for this swap.

Altered Notebook

From plain to fancy

Friday, June 17, 2011

Some cards I received

This card is from Ursula over on PCP, I just love it, the image is so cute.

This card is from Claire over on PCP. I love how she has tied the bow, it is just perfect.

Wendy from Cardz N Scrapz sent me this card and I just love the sentiment and the bright colours used.

Here are some cards that I received this week, from a number of crafty friends. It was such a lovely surprise to get post like this, as it's normally boring old bills.