Monday, March 28, 2011

A RAK I received

I signed up to do a RAK Swap over on Life On The {Scrap} Beach and my partner Nishi sent me over such a wonderful RAK. I've put full photos of everything over on the page My Life My Lens. But here is a key ring that she sent me and I just love the sentiment on it.

Nishi also sent me this beautiful card

which reads

My Wish For You

May you find clarity and clam
to a world no-one understands.

May your pain and sorrow
motivate you to walk tall
and face new challenges
with braveness and optimism.

May you come to know
that there are people around
who share love and understanding
especially when you feel deserted.

May your eyes open
to see the good in others
so that you can uncover
the joy locked in every day.

May an inspiring word,
a tender loving touch
and jubilant laughter
be yours....every day!

May all this rub off on others
and be reciprocated in abundance.

.....And may love embrace you
wherever you may go.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sabine Card Creations

I've just been blog hopping and came across Sabine Card Creations. Just look at this beautiful card, isn't it amazing. The cutest thing I've seen in a while

Here's a link to Sabine Card Creations. Her work is amazing.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Altered Canvas

Here is a canvas that I made so OH would have something small to hand his mum next week.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Altered Tag

I have signed up to do a RAK swap over on Life's On The {Scrap} Beach. Part of the swap was to send a tag and here is the one I'm sending my partner. I've never done a tag before and so didn't really know what to do. I hope she likes it.

Cardz N Scrapz March Challenge

Alicia set the craft challenge over on Cardz n Scrapz this month. The theme is vintage and you have to have distressing and tearing oh yeah and feathers in the entry. I decided to make another tealight candle card. Here's my entry.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Altered Frame

I received this beautiful frame from Kim over on Life on the {Scrap} Beach. Isn't it gorgeous.

Tealight Card

Here's a tealight candle card, the tutorial of which I've placed below. It's a fabulous card to make and very straight forward. So go on, give it a shot and leave a comment to let me know you have made one and where I can see it :)

Tealight Card Tutorial.wmv

Here's my very own tutorial on how to make a Tealight Candle card. It's such a lovely and straight forward card to make, that will make a wonderful gift to anyone.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Easel Card Tutorial 0001

Here's a tutorial I've made for my friend Brona. I promised her last week that I'd make her a tutorial, so hopefully it is of help.

My First Tealight Candle

I've seen this style of card in recent weeks and had to try it out. I just love the idea, a card and gift in one. I don't have a recipient yet for this card and so haven't placed a sentiment on it. Hopefully I will find a home for the card soon enough though.

A Childs Card

Having been touched by the story of "Mighty" Max, as mentioned below, I decided to make a card for him.

Now, I am a bit concerned because a few people have said to me that this is a scam, but I don't understand how. So I decided to make a card and hope that it arrives with this poor child Max. What's the worst that can happen, it doesn't arrive to the intended recipient? But then on the most positive side, making and posting this card is going towards reaching a very sick child and helping to make his dream come true. He is only 12, so close in age to my niece and I know I'd walk the world and back again to make her happy. So here goes, Max this card is for you sweetheart.

Easel Cards

I love making easel cards and so here are a few that I've made in the last couple of days. Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Swaps I've Signed Up To

I've signed up to two swaps over on Life On The {Scrap} Beach. One was an altered canvas and one was an altered frame, both with a vintage theme. I got particulars from my partners as to what they would like and created these two. Hopefully the recipients will like them. I'm not used to doing vintage, so it took me outside my comfort zone.

Blog Candy Give Away

Hey crafters,
My friend Aideen over on PiecesbyAideen has a fantastic candy give away. Check it out

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day

To all my friends across the globe, may I wish you a very Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Here is a saying that I just love.

When sliding down the banisters of life
May the splinters always point the opposite direction

Have a wonderful day my friends,


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

March ATCs

I've just finished making this month's ATCs for the March swap over on Cardz n Scrapz. The host this month is Wendy and she set the theme as shades of green or a little something Irish. So I've combined both and made these ATC's. Just need to pop them in the post now.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Check out Little Snippets Blog Candy GIveaway

Spring is here but there is a long haul ahead to Easter and the sort of weather that might let you do a bit of crafting to cheer us all up and to celebrate Paddy's Day etc etc Little Snippets have organised some really delicious spring-themed blog candy which is up for grabs until 31st March.

Consisting of:
X-cut "Rome" Alphabet die set
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
A Selection of Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
4 Rolls of ribbon
Massive selection of her own crochet flowers
Selection of her "Little Snippets" including Smiley Faces, Smiling Suns, an Easter basket and some of her "Scrappy Flowers" made from offcuts, left overs etc each flower is unique creation and very shabby-chic in style.

Close up of Scrappy flowers

To enter this Blog Candy Draw, which will be held on March 31st, the usual conditions apply:

1. Be a follower of Little Snippets blog
2. Leave a comment over there
3. Make sure to mention Little Snippets blog on your own blog, after all sharing is caring :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Thank you so much Wendy for nominating me for this award.

To carry on the tradition, I must

1.Thank the person/persons that shared this award with me and link it back to their blog/blogs. I recommend you look at Wendy’s blog “Wendymade and all things crafty”.

2.Share seven things about myself ( oooooh ok ;o).

  1. I’m the middle child of three girls.
  2. If I could live anywhere in the world it would be Old Quebec City or Toronto.
  3. My favourite colour is purple.
  4. I’m currently training to do the Ladies Mini Marathon in June.
  5. I’m going to be a bridesmaid for my little sisters wedding this year.
  6. I am studying Counselling & Psychotherapy at present.
  7. I’ve fostered 24 rescue dogs and pups over the period of 2 years and adopted my last foster dog 2 years ago.

3.Pass this award onto seven other bloggers that I have recently discovered (and some not so recently ;o)

Card Art Blog Kilcoole

The mad thoughts of a crafty cow


Caroline Creates

Lyns Paper Petunia

Twisted Chick

Tinas – Chatterbox

4. Leave a comment so they can pass along the recognition!

Friday, March 4, 2011

February ATC Swap

Here are the ATC's that I received in the February ATC Swap over on Cardz n Scrapz. I just love each one of them.

The first was created by Geraldine, the middle was created by Dianne and the next created by Mary. Each one of them is beautiful, thanks ladies.