Monday, 29 July 2013

Bohemian Beauty ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Fashionably late again for FSC with my bohemian beauty tag. Apologises for the latest of my post! This fortnight we are asking to see your script, book, pages, print themed projects, loads of scope for this challenge and as always it is open to your interpretation of the theme. Please do head over to FSC HQ for some fabulous inspiration from the very talented Stampettes. We are a stamping challenge so we do need to see stamping on your project and no digi stamps please. The lucky winner of the prize draw will receive $21 to spend at Flonzcraft from our very generous sponsor Leo. 

I chose to make a simple tag, using various script style stamps and distress inks. I used another of the Lily Elsie stamps by Oxford Impressions, and added scraps of lace and fabric to complete my tag.

Just back from our few days away in Harrogate. First time of visiting and just loved it. Absolutely beautiful old spa town, brimming with loads of architecture. We visited Fountains abbey, thought you might like to see a few photos I took of this magnificent ruin.

Just adore arches, can you tell!!

Thank you for all your lovely comments, now time to catch up with your gorgeous blogs.

Have a great week and Happy Crafting xxx

Monday, 22 July 2013

Welcome to Crafty Corner

I was thrilled to be invited to appear as top talent At Our Creative Corner a fantastic challenge site with the most amazing design team. For my project I made a sign for my crafting space, which was christened 'Crafty Corner' by my Hubby.

I painted a piece of grunge paper and cut into pieces. I stamped a selection of stamps and used a combination of Inktense pencils and distress inks to colour them. I stitched them all together and using matte medium glued them onto a piece of plywood.

Below is a few pictures of my bijoux crafting area, usually extremely chaotic and messy, but tidied up for the photo shoot. LOL!

Have a fantastic week. We're off to Harrogate for a few days, mmm I wonder if there are any nice crafty/ sewing shops! I'm sure I'll find some.

Happy Crafting xx

Monday, 15 July 2013

Friendship ~ The Stampsmith

Another beautiful day here in the UK, I could get used to this :-D It is my turn to share a project with you as guest designer at The Stampsmith for more details of the stamps used please to visit the Stampsmith designer blog here

There is still plenty of time to join their monthly challenge. The theme is Shabby Chic or Vintage Grunge, and mine has a touch of both, I'll call it Vintage Shabby.
I hope you've all had a stunning sun filled weekend and managed to squeeze a little crafting in.

Have a great week & Happy Crafting xxx

I'd like to enter this for the following challenges

Craft-Room Challenge ~ vintage stamping - no cute please

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Flora & Fauna ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges

 I hope you're all enjoying the mini heatwave we're experiencing in the UK, not the best for crafting in, more for lazing out in the garden with something cool, refreshing and slightly alcoholic in your hand. We bought a wooden swing seat for the garden yesterday. A totally spur of the moment purchase, it's now built and ready to use, shame the Sun is hiding today LOL!

It's time for another Fashionable Stamping Challenge and this fortnight it's '' Flora & Fauna (flowers and animals)" we are very lucky to be sponsored by Leo at Flonzcraft who is offering the winner of the prize draw $20 to spend in his store. Please be aware we are a stamping Challenge and do require some stamping on your project and definitely no digis please. For oodles of loveliness do pop over to the FSC blog to see what the other Stampettes have been up to.

My card is a mix of fabric and paper. I used one of the beautiful Lily Elsie stamps from Oxford Impressions and French rose background from Justrite stamps, both stamped in archival ink. I ironed the pink fabric directly onto kraft paper using bondaweb. I made the yellow fabric flower and added some lace and trims.

Have a lovely Sunday & Happy Crafting xxx

Monday, 8 July 2013

Quilted with Love

Phew in the sweltering heat of summer (finally, the hot weather I mean) here is my first quilt. It is a Jazzy jellyroll designed by Sarah Payne at BeeCrafty where I went for the workshop. I enjoyed the piecing of the patchwork but I certainly wrestled with it whilst quilting it on my machine. So after many hours of stitching here it is.

I hope you all had a fabulous and sun filled weekend, a bit too hot to craft, but just right for plenty of Pimm's.

Have a fabulous week & Happy Crafting xxx

Monday, 1 July 2013

Shabby Chic or Vintage Grunge ~ The Stampsmith Challenge

For blog candy winner see bottom of post.

Shabby Chic or Vintage Grunge is the July challenge theme selected by yours truly. 'Both very popular styles and perfect for showcasing your Stampsmith favourites. We'd love you to play along and share your projects with us this month. So choose your preferred style `Shabby or Grunge' and join the Stampsmith Challenge with a chance to win $21 of gorgeous stamps of your choice from The Stampsmith.'

I chose to make a little shabby chic bridesmaid dolly bag for my GDT project, featuring the gorgeous star crossed lover Juliet from the stamp plate Olivia and friends

It stamped beautifully onto cream cotton using sepia archival ink, which I heat set with an iron and cut out using my spellbinders die, I sewed it onto a doily before sewing it onto some textured cotton. I then followed this tutorial here to make my dolly bag.

It would be lovely if you could pop over here and look at the gorgeous DT project by the fabulous Stampsmith ladies, they are real stunners and be inspired to join the latest challenge.

I hope you all had a great weekend, it was gorgeously sunny in my part of the UK.

Blog Candy Winner

Not having quite got the hang of the inlinkz random thingamabob, I thought it was going to email me automatically with the winner. It didn't LOL. But it did email the winner herself!

The lovely Chris Warner from My Corner of Heaven

Your goodies will be wrapped up and in the post tomorrow. Thanks to all of you for taking the time and trouble to leave a comment.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges

Take care and Happy Crafting xx