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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Something to brighten up your Saturday


Good morning. Oh what a miserable morning it is today. It is so dark and well..... just horrible.

As promised I amback with another bracelet I made a couple of days ago. I have to say I am really enjoying making other things apart from cards. This is another hugs and kisses bracelet. 






I am really happy with my photograph of this bracelet. I have been trying different angles and I think this works quite well. As soon as I showed it on my Facebook page a lovely lady bought it so it should be at it's new home by now.

I have just got another huge order this morning ... all semi precious beads so I can't wait to use them. I placed another order yesterday too (I know, I know ... I am addicted lol).

I hope you all have a really nice weekend. I may be back tomorrow with some sparkly things .... mwah xxx


Friday, 28 December 2012

A little bit of sparkle fro the weekend


Hi again, I thought I would share a bracelet I made last week. I am really enjoying making jewellery and have just place another big bead order. Sigh, I am truly addicted already but hey, it keeps me out of trouble.






This beauty has purple pearls and then really gorgeous purple crystal bicones and pink seed beads to embellish. Another of those lovely silver and crystal magnetic clasps. I am really proud of this one because it was quite fiddly for a beginner like myself lol.

I have another bracelet to share but I will post it tomorrow

Have a lovely weekend folks xxx



Selling my LOTV stamps



Hi everyone, hope you all had a fab christmas

Just a really quick post to let you know I am selling my LOTV stamps on my FB page. There are still some left if you would like to have a look


Happy browsing xxx


Sunday, 23 December 2012

Hugs and kisses


Hi, I am back again with another bracelet. I completed this one last night and I used another tutorialon YouTube. This design is called 'Hugs and Kisses'

I am going to need lots of outfits for all this jewellery I am making lol.




I will be making this pattern again, I really love it. Next time I might use some fun colours and see how it turns out.

Have a fab Sunday folks xxxxx

Saturday, 22 December 2012

My first bracelet



Hi there, just a quickie to show you a bracelet I made last night. I am so proud of myself and am now totally hooked on beading!!!!




I made this following a tutorial on YouTube and it was pretty simple to be honest. I have used black Agate and Swarovski pearls and then finished with some really beautiful seed beads. I really love the blingy magnetic clasp and I will be buying loads more of these little beauties.

I will be back tomorrow to share my bracelet that I have just finished tonight. xxx


Thursday, 20 December 2012

A little excited.....

...............beads are in the house!!!!

Watch out for some jewellery creations very soon 
xxxxx



Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Hanging around waiting for Christmas

 

 

Afternoon world, how are you all? I hope you are all having a good week so far. I am bringing you my creation for Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week. Our theme is Christmas and the DT are all using Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Stamps and Dies.

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I decided to make a pretty hanging decoration which could be used on the Christmas tree or anywhere in the home. I am enjoying making different things to usual. I am pleased with how this turned out and may make a few more too.

Heidi will be giving a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

Products:

*Simon Says Stamp FACETED SNOWFLAKE Craft DIE S134*Hero Arts LACE RIBBON ch231 Cream White*Hero Arts 70 FLOWERS WHITE AND CREAM ch165*Bo Bunny COUNTRY GARDEN Jewels iCandy JCC104*October Afternoon CAKEWALK Wrap Pack EM878

Have a fab week everyone…. hopefully be back in a couple of days with my first bit of jewellery!!!!

Speedy calendar


Good morning everyone and welcome to another week with The Paper Shelter Challenge. Thankyou so much to all of you who took part in the blog hop .... were you one of the lucky winners?


The winner who left a comment on my post is 


Congratulations - see the challenge blog for details on how to claim your prize.

This week our theme is ANYTHING GOES



I have made a super speedy calendar using one of the fab pre coloured images and matching paper. So easy to do. This image is called 'Happy New Year' and is currently on special!

I hope you can all join in. See you soon

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Spiderman Hat

Hi everyone, just thought I would share this hat I have made for someone. It is of course Spiderman and is really easy to make. 




Keep a look out for the New Year and lots of new crafty things from me. Finally my blog will live up to it's name and be a crafty corner ... not just a card corner. I have ordered a squillion beads and can't wait to start making my own jewellery .... honestly, it is ridiculous how excited I am about learning a new craft.

Anyway, I better get a move on. Got another couple of hats to finish and also my SSS card for tomorrow to make. One day off is NEVER enough!!

See you all tomorrow xxx


Thursday, 13 December 2012

What I have been up to


Afternoon everyone. I thought I would start sharing my crochet creations here on my blog with you all. I taught myself a couple of months ago (YouTube is so helpful) and I am now well and truly hooked. 

I have been making loads of owl hats and also ear warmers and wristwarmers (fingerless mitts)

Here are just a few things I have made.




The owl hats have been really popular - I do love them a lot.



Here is a little set - owl hat and baby mitts


Cute flower cloche hats 



Really popular ear warmers - perfect for girlies who don't like hats. These are really fashionable at the moment and I still need to make myself one!



.....and some super warm wrist warmers - great for keeping warm and being able to use your mobile.



That's just a little glimpse of what I have been up to. I will start posting my creations here from now on. I have loads of other photos on my crafty Facebook page if you want to look.

Off to finish a hat for a girl at work ... promised I would take it in tonight.

Stay warm xxxxx

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

What’s your favourite?

 

 

Good afternoon, what a frosty day it is. I have just woken up – on nights again, sigh. Oh well, not to worry – at least I get to snuggle up in bed all day.

Over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog today we want to know what is your favourite stamp, product or tool. This is really hard for me to choose because I love so many things however I do love my sparkle.

The product I chose was gold Spray & Sparkle by Crafter’s Companion.

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I made this box for my niece’s christening gift last weekend. I am so happy with how it turned out. The gold Spray & Sparkle was sprayed on a plain white flower and it really looked gorgeous in real life. Another favourite product is the Ultimate – also by Crafter’s Companion. Talk about easy construction!

Heidi will be giving a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

Products:

*Crafter's Companion SPRAY & SPARKLE GOLD Adhesive 4.2 oz 246910*Core'Dinations GEMSTONES 12 X 12 Pearlescent Finish Cardstock 80# 20 Sheets*s4-235 Spellbinders FANCY TAGS Shapeabilities*7 Gypsies GYPSY MARKET Brads Glitter Felt & Epoxy Flower

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Thanks for looking, have a great week xxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Simply snowflakes

 

 

Only me again – not doing too bad with my posts considering I am on a 13 hour shift!! I always get a little nervous scheduling my posts cos good old Mr Blogger has been known to misbehave at times. Anyway, fingers crossed it all goes like clockwork!

It is now time for my DT card for Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. This week we want to see snowflakes. The DT are all using Glitter Ritz products which, btw, are just divine!!!!

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Now then, this is VERY different for me but I am determined to continue trying new styles. I have realised sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t but I am having real fun trying new styles of cardmaking.

Heidi will be giving a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

Products:

*Glitter Ritz STARDUST Opaque Microfine*Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder SNOWFLAKES Provocraft

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Thanks for joining us this week xxxxxxxx

The Paper Shelter Blog Hop

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. Our hop is a very exciting one for all of us at it is in celebration of our 2nd Birthday!!!! If you have landed here from Shirley’s blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.

Here is my card for the hop. I have used one of the gorgeous new digis called Snow Angel

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So I got a little carried away with our theme of 2 of anything……

  • 2 punched layers
  • 2 snowflakes
  • 2 flowers
  • 2 brads
  • 2 trees
  • 2 papers
  • 2 pearl corners

From here you will need to hop on over to Julie’s blog. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.

Hop! Hop! Hop!

Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.

Marcea xxxx

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Feeling a little distressed ….. x

 

Good afternoon everyone, I hope it is dry with you all today. There is so much flooding around and York, as usual has been affected with the Ouse spilling out and causing disruption. I hope your properties are dry and that noone has been flooded.

It is back to reality after my fun away at Craftaganza last week. I am also back to work tonight for 4 night shifts :o(

I am sharing my DT card with you today for Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. It is a good old favourite of ‘ANYTHING GOES; so I expect we will be swamped with entries. The DT are all using the fabulous products by Martha Stewart.

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I have dug out my very first Magnolia stamp that I ever bought. I really love this one. I am pretty happy with how my card turned out this week. I think if you are happy it shows in your cards – I am certainly in a good mood at the moment :o)

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I have coloured my image with a combination of Copics and Spectrum Noir pens. I have finally manage to create a hint of creases in Tilda’s dress and I am going to keep practicing until I get better at this colouring technique. I thought I would colour the background to try and help the image pop, who wants all that white space anyway lol.

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Check me being all brave and distressing the edges and my flowers – think I need to go lay down after that hahahaha. Lots of Martha Stewart punches here and also some delish ribbon by Martha Stewart too. All links are below.

Heidi will be giving a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

Products:

*Martha Stewart CHERRY BLOSSOM Punch Around The Page Craft Set  42 60054*Martha Stewart BEADED ARCS Edger Punch EDGE 42-40088*Martha Stewart LACE HEART Edge Punch Edger Craft Edger 42-40011*Martha Stewart VINTAGE GIRL SPECIALTY Ribbons 41-00234*Magnolia TILDA WITH HEART ORNAMENT Rubber Stamp Christmas 2008*Authentique 6 x 6 LOYAL Paper Pad LOY009*Ranger Inkssentials CUT N DRY FOAM Cut-N-Dry Stamp Pad Ink Glue*Tim Holtz Distress Ink PAD VINTAGE PHOTO Brown Ranger*Bo Bunny LITTLE MISS  Jewels iCandy JLM798*Hero Arts 70 FLOWERS WHITE AND CREAM ch165*Copic 12 Bold BASIC SKETCH MARKER SET Colors*Crafter's Companion BRIGHTS 24 SET SPECTRUM NOIR MARKERS 751729

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Thanks for joining us this week xxxxxxxx

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