Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Art-C Endeavours

Hello
It's a bit nippy tonight where I am, so not easy to be thinking about summer and sunshine. I was obviously feeling full of the joys of Spring when I created the project that's live on The Craft Barn blog today.

It's using the Art-C mini house box kit and makes a fun little desk ornament.





Not quite got my creative spark back after a hectic Christmas...maybe a hot chocolate and early night might do the trick! Spring is just around the corner...

Thanks for stopping by xxx


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Perfume Bottle Card and Tag

Hello
My first Craft Barn post of the year has gone live today with a pretty card and tag. The Craft Barn seasonal sale is well underway so do take a look for some bargains.

I used a stamping tool so colours could be overlaid to get shading and depth on the bottle.


I made the little tag with shrink plastic and glossy accents...
 

 ...and decorated a little glass bottle with alcohol inks.


Thank you for stopping by xx

Monday, 1 January 2018

Smile It's 2018!

Hello and a Happy New Year

I hope your 2018 is off to a good start. I was determined to do some crafting today but energy levels are still a bit depleted after a few very hectic weeks. I settled for making a few cards with bits and pieces that I have had lying around for a while, thus tidying up at the same time!

The backgrounds are made using Brusho and stencils through the BigShot. A technique I picked up from last year's Clarity Stamp calendar. (A present from a dear crafty friend...and guess what...I was given one for this year too!)

The layers were made using Tonic dies coloured with Distress Oxides.



The New Year off to a good start by saying hello to 2018 with a smile. I hope that this year brings you and your loved ones happiness and fulfilment. xxx





Monday, 25 December 2017

Peace on Earth

Greetings
Wherever you are in the world today and whether you are celebrating Christmas or not, I'd like to wish you all Peace...inner peace and fulfilment.
 

Merry Christmas 
Peace and Goodwill to All


(If you're already tired of eating and socialsing and would like to read more seasonal messages and some crafty inspiration pop over to The Craft Barn blog!)

Friday, 22 December 2017

Beary Christmas

Hello there
If you're feeling a little frazzled with Christmas preparations here's a little something to make you smile...

 

Can't have too many bears!

Thank you for stopping by xxx


Thursday, 14 December 2017

Christmas Table

Hi There
For those celebrating Christmas I hope your preparations are going smoothly. I'm just beginning to enter panic mode, which is normally followed by compromise, acceptance and then relaxation and enjoyment! It's a familiar pattern.

Over at The Craft Barn this week the theme is all about decorating the Christmas table and my Claybord place mat is live today.


For details pop over to the blog. Do check out what the other DT members have been up to, especially Helen's fantastic napkin rings yesterday.

I'm off to tidy the craft room, also known as our guest room, which will need to accommodate my mother-in-law next week. I know there's a bed in there somewhere just got to find it under the craft stash!

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Chill December brings the sleet

Hello
...and finally to the last verse of the Twelve Month Poem Challenge at The Craft Barn.

Chill December brings the sleet,
Blazing fire and Christmas treat.


Another year nearly done. I've enjoyed making the mini canvases for the Twelve Month challenge and starting to look forward to what's next. Do have a look at the blog to see what other people have done with the verse.

Last Christmas card made this morning for my husband (can't post it just yet!) Off now to do a bit of carpet cleaning in readiness for visitors over the next few weeks.

Thanks for stopping by. xx