Monday, August 6, 2012

Necklace & Earrings Set

Turquoise Necklace & Earrings Set

Lapiz Lazuli Necklace & Earrings Set

Here are two necklace and earrings sets that I made myself over the weekend. I've not made jewelry for a while so am pretty happy with how these turned out.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Tag Book Mini.wmv

Now that I have posted off the mini tag book to my partner, I'm happy to share this video with you. I've become really addicted to making mini's and so looking forward to making another. Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, July 27, 2012

My First Mini Revisited

I've been really enjoying making itsys and minis but realised that I've not taken half as many pics as I should have. In fact I've become really bad about taking pics. Here's the first ever I made and really enjoyed creating too.

Below you'll see a mini in which I created for a friend's baby.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Key Lime PIe

It's hubby's turn to bring baking in to work tomorrow and so I just made my famous Key Lime Pie. This is the tastiest thing ever, it's so so sweet too!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012


I joined a swap over on LOT{S}B where we had to send mystery envelopes and make a card from the stash we received. Here are the cards.

Stick Pins

Here are some more stick pins that I made. Don't they look pretty...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Altered Mouse Pad

I bought this mouse pad in IKEA and had to spruce it up a bit. Think it looks way prettier done up. So girlie, wouldn't you agree?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Christmas Cards - Yes, Christmas In July

I know it's Summer but it might as well be Winter, the weather is shocking. We've had hardly any sun but have had lots of gray days and rain. I decided to get ahead of the game and start my Christmas preparations early and so made these Christmas cards. I've decided to use these designs and go with a KISS approach this year...Keep It Simple Sweetie

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Raffle Of Crafty Goodies

Part 1 raffle-Handmade goodies!

Here are all the FAB goodies up for grabs in the handmade goodies section of the raffle! Tickets are €5 and can be bought from me or using the paypalbutton on my blog :) prizes will be added up until the day of the raffle sunday 15th July!

I will be making up a mini album of the winners choice so whatever theme or occasion you want the album for I will make it up for you!

Handmade card sets made by the lovely Emily

Handmade jewellery made by the talented Niamh

A one of a kind mixed media canvas made by the talented Sandi-these are snippets of previous canvases she has made! And below is the FAB canvas and poem she made for my raffle:

This is one of the sweetest mini album I have ever seen and it was made by the lovely Cathy!!

Caroline is going to make four of her AMAZING A5 personalised cards of the winners choosing!!

Eve from crafty queens has donated this stunning mini album! Check out her link for news about her crafty queens kit club which will be starting up again soon-it's a SUPER club :)

Click on the link below to be taken to where you can purchase tickets and more information too.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mail Art

I'm becoming so addicted to making Mail Art, so much so that I'm involved three swaps at present. Here's three envies I've done, haven't decided what is going where and so I don't mind sharing at this point. TYFL

Friday, July 6, 2012

Captured Fair In A Jar x2

I've just hosted a swap over on LOT{S}B where we had to make a captured fairy in a jar. I was lucky enough to make two of them and I'd so much fun creating them. They are a bit tricky to make but I love how they turned out. TYFL

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Appeal - Cards For Ellie

I am calling to my crafty friends and anybody who visits my blog, to please support my friend's 8 year old cousin Ellie. Ellie has a condition called Neurofirbomatosis, which is rare in Ireland. She will spend the next 18-24 months getting chemo treatments to try and stop the growth of the brain tumor on her optic nerves and save her vision.

I am asking you to please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Ellie would love to get cards and so we are asking everyone to send her a card to help keep her spirits up. Her postal address is

Ellie Dixon

97 Priory Lodge


Co. Kildare


To find out more about Ellie, just click on the link below to visit her blog

Saturday, June 30, 2012

For Sale

Glass Beads 50c each or 5 for €2

Seed Beeds €5

Seed Beads €3

Spacers €10

Gun Metal Bead Caps €10

I've decided to sell the following beads as I've been looking at them for over a year now and am kinda fed up of seeing them. If you are interested in buying any please let me know by leaving a comment with your email address. That way I can work out postage and then give you my PayPal address before sending them off.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fairy Magic

I'm hosting a swap over on LOT{S}B where we are making Captured Fairies In A Jar. I'm half way through my first one but not sure how to finish it so leaving it be for now. Here it is...

Unfortunately you can't see the fairy too well, she's a little camera shy.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Mail Received

Woohoo, I just received happy mail from Josie!! We partnered up to create mixed media canvases and hers arrived today. I'm so excited to share it with you, it took me half an hour to pick my jaw up off the floor upon opening it. Thanks Josie.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

June ATC Swap

It's Dianne's turn over on Cardz N Scrapz to host the ATC swap for this month and she set the theme as star signs. Can you guess what mine is?

Mail Art

I decided to take part in a Mail Art swap over on YPP, taking me completely out of my comfort zone. I'd great fun doing these though.

Stick Pin & Pin Cushion

Here's another that I made. This time it's for a swap over on PCP. I was to make two but the second didn't turn out so I decided to call it a night. TYFL

Thursday, May 31, 2012

ATC Swap

It was Maggie's turn over on CnS to host the ATC swap and her theme was letters. This is what I came up with.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Beach Theme Swap.wmv

The above video shows the work created by some very talented ladies, all of whom took part in my recent swap over on LOTSB

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Stick-Pin Pin Cushion

Here is part of my mum's birthday gift. It was my first every pin cushion and I've only ever made stick pins once way before xmas, so felt like I was making them for the first time again. Love creating this and see myself making more.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Captured Fairy In A Jar

I've seen these gorgeous crafts over on YT and have decided to host such a swap over on The Beach. If you are interested in taking part please visit my swap, read the rules and sign up.

These are images that I took straight from Google. They are not my images.

Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Acrylics & Canvas

I used to paint before I got into paper crafts and beading, then forgot all about it. Today I've spent the last two hours painting, using my acrylics on canvas something I've not done for a few years. Wow I've completely forgotten how therapeutic this can be and have seriously enjoyed myself too. It will be a few days before the painting is completed but I'm loving it so much already. The canvas as it stands is washed with blues and pinky/purple and looking at it I feel invigorated. Need to let this wash dry before I can do any more, which will hopefully be this evening.

When I attended art classes I had to follow the tutor's instruction and found myself painting landscapes which she expected, copying the work of others. There's nothing wrong with landscapes, I quite enjoy standing in front of them in a gallery or exhibition but it's more fulfilling to be able to express oneself more openly and go with what comes through the brush in a natural rhythm. I'm curious how this painting will turn out, so watch this space and soon their will be an original piece by Niamh....

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

More Beaded Crafts

Angel Wing Phone Charm

"Success, Money, Happiness" Phone Charms
Amethyst Angel Wing Earrings

Blue & Silver With Swarvoski Crystal Earrings

"He's My Buddha" Phone Charms