Wednesday 31 December 2014

dragons lair design new kit coming out soon

i decorated this bottle of bubbly for my Daughter and son in law to be for their engagement this Christmas with the new kit the cinnamon spice collection about to come out in the Dragons Lair shop online.      Dragons Lair blog for challenges   Dragons Lair facebook group

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Here is a card that i made for the outlawz progressive challenge, the image is from Simply Betty stamps and is a digi stamp.

Sunday 7 December 2014

A card i made for the progressive challenge on DeeDee's digi's on this very cold windy afternoon, roll on summer.

Friday 5 December 2014

 Here is a christmas gift bag i decorated with some digi things from Dragons Lair online shop, i have entered it into the challenge on their blog which is Christmas time this month of December.

I coloured Teddy by colouring with alcohol markers by doing lots of dots in different colours, then going over the whole area with a pale orange/yellow.

The snowflakes are made using a paper punch.  Why not pop over and enter the challenge and browse the online shop.

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Sunday 30 November 2014

i decided it was time to knit some clothes for all the undressed dolls i have and i am quite pleased how it turned out.
I haven't done much knitting for many years and find it very relaxing and easy to pick up and put down when i feel like doing some,

Tuesday 11 November 2014

here is my make for today, it is for a challenge on Deedee's blog
using Monty and Miranda Moose from her online shop., the little apples are  using a paper punch.

Monday 10 November 2014

 Hi everyone, here are a few cards that i made using a Hunkydory kit, just love them.

Heres a card i made today for a challenge on Dragons lair designs fan group.

Friday 7 November 2014

Here is a project that i have made for the  for the November challenge Autumn colours why not pop over and have a look at the blog, the owl and pumpkin image, the backing papers and the gorgeous flower is from their online shop, see the link below, they have some fabulous new additions added.  the white die cut flower is a Tattered lace die.  I used a ball tool to shape the flower petals.
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Monday 27 October 2014

sorry you are leaving for my friend

Here's a card i made for my friend who has left work to spend less stressful time at home, sewing, card making, baking and spending time with her Grand children, we will all miss her so much.
The base of the card is from a Hunkydory kit, i then die cut some buttons and Tattered lace flowers, then for the centre of the flower i punched out 6 flowers with a paper punch, poked a hole through the centre and pushed a brad through, sprayed them with water then scrunched them up and very gently unscrunched slightly and left them to dry.

I have had a go at knitting some mittens now that the weather is getting colder, not hard to knit and only took 50 grams of wool, knitted on 2 needles.

Friday 3 October 2014

Here is a card i made using an image from Deedee's Digis using the image of the month for the challenge on there.

Here is a card i made for the challenge on the Dragons Lair blog
why not pop over for a look there are also fab images in the online shop.

Monday 29 September 2014

Hi today i am posting some Atc's i made with the theme Autumn on the Craft, Chat, Share and Care, i have been taking part in their Atc swaps for several months now and i am getting quite a collection, the idea's people come up with are great.
for any of you that don't know what Atc's are they are miniature pieces of art 2 and a half by 3 and a half inch about the size of trading cards, they are made to be swapped with other Atc makers.

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Hi i had a go at making some flowers with a die, all of the petals are individual and glued to a centre piece then layered up.  The white one has the centre end of the petals coloured pink with Promarkers.  The die is Spellbinders create a gerber daisy.  i have since bought a Woodware paper punch which does similar flowers.  i will take more pics next time i make one showing in detail and also the paper punch.  Full of cold and also in a lot of pain with my Fibromyalgia, bye for now.

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Morning everyone, i have been having a play with some of the new Autumn/halloween collection at Dragons Lair Designs soon to be released.

I printed off the Pumpkin paper which i love, the colours and design are gorgeous, also some of the elements, i slotted the paper clip under the paper and backed the paper in yellow and red card and stuck my buttons on with 3d foam pads to raise them off the paper.

I then added a die cut tree from my collection, the other buttons and cut out the witch, cat and owl topper and mounted on 3d foam pads all from the Dragons lair designs.


For this project a bit of recycling, i brushed some PVA onto the jar and wound some cheap string around.

 I then added some buttons and star from the Autumn/halloween collection and tied some ribbon around the top, a lovely pen pot for my craft table.


For my 3rd project i made some tags, i cut some tag shapes from card then recycled some cardboard by gently tearing off the top coating to reveal the corrugation, added some Plasterers scrim from my Husbands tool box, then printed out my elements from the collection and cut them out, the bows at the top look very effective and no tying involved, they were attached by adding a small dot of PVA to hold in place then stapled, the 3rd tag also has a die cut swirl on,  This collection is wonderful, why not pop over and have a look at the other goodies in store.

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Friday 5 September 2014

Heres a card i made for a challenge on Deedee's digi's the theme is Autumn.

I was very lucky to be chosen for the Challenge Design Team for Dragons Lair Design's, the elements used are from their shop, pop over and have a look they have fantastic digi stamps, papers and other elements for digi crafting - details below.

I decorated this notebook for my Dragons Lair Design Team project, first i printed all of the elements i printed the girl in 2 different sizes, coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and die cut the "notes" using Memory Box Cirque Alphabet tags which i won in a card competition (thank you Judith).  The flower is a Tattered lace lavish blooms lily die, i added faux stitching around the outside and finally used a Woodware mini paper punch for the mini butterflies.

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I used the Pretti in pink papers and the Goth girl image.

- why not join the facebook group for Dragons Lair Designs  -
very friendly bunch of crafters.

- the challenge blog have a new challenge 1st Friday of every month -

- why not follow Janette Padley on Pinterest, Pinterest is a fantastic source of idea's

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Monday 1 September 2014

Here is a card i made and won the monthly challenge over on Stamping Dragons Design's, the stamp is a digi stamp of theirs, they have a fabulous selection in their online shop
so pleased to win.  The background card is a piece of left over card froma Hunkydory kit, and used a paper punch for the leaves and paper rafia from the after Christmas sales.

Thursday 21 August 2014

Here is my rearranged craft room, bit tidier, my desks and shelves were all freebies, my craft room was a kitchen when my Mum was with us, i decided to turn it into a craft room, also has a sink in it, the kitchen units have some of my Husbands bits and pieces in so no room in them at the moment, now for some crafting, thanks for looking.

Morning, heres a card i made for a challenge with the theme buttons and bows.  The rubber stamp is a Crafters Companion, Scruffy Little cat stamp her name is Niamh.  I stamped and coloured her with Promarkers,  mat and layered it onto card and paper from my scrap box then added a strip of ribbon across the bottom, tied 2 bows on my Bowmaker, 3 buttons and in the middle is a bow i made from more scrap paper.

I am having a big tidy up and move around in my craft room, maybe i will then find things, at the moment i can't see the floor haha and boy do i keep some recycling junk, my Husband is so used to it he is always coming in with bits and pieces he has found, he brought me a great storage cupboard from freegle and old school drawer unit they were throwing out, pics to follow as soon as i can it's taking me ages and i keep seeing things oooh thatswhere that went, didn't even know i had that, just stop and make something with that, well bye for now, brekie and off to tidy a bit more, be back soon.

Saturday 16 August 2014

Dawn Bibby had the pattern for this bag on her facebook page, so here is my version.  it was knitted on large needles 6.5mm with 2 strands of white cotton yarn and one strand of beige ribbon type yarn which had a cotton feel to it.  So thank you to Dawn for the pattern.

Friday 8 August 2014

Anyone for tea and cakes, i knitted this tea set from an old womans weekly knitting pattern, i believe it is still available on their website.  It was great fun to knit and i hope to add to it before i sent it to my Daughter for her reception class, she is a teacher.

Thursday 7 August 2014

Just Monkeying around

I made this card with a digi kit from Deedee's digi designs -

There are some lovely images on this site, why not pop over for a look.

Tuesday 5 August 2014

My poppy brooch, in memory of all those men that lost their lives.

Monday 4 August 2014

Time for Tea

Here is my knitted tea set, i have made it for my Daughters class, she is a teacher for reception age children.  I have a few more cups and saucers and cakes to do.  it is an old Woman's Weekly magazine pattern also available on their website, great fun to knit and easy.

Thursday 31 July 2014

Here is a mini cascading card i made with an image from Tiddly Inks, Ellie the elephant so cute.  The balloons are floating on the end of strips of acetate.

Monday 14 July 2014

A few cards that i made yesterday, when i need to make cards in a hurry i can always rely on Hunkydory and the quality is great.  The bottom 2 cards are for 2 ladies having a joint birthday with the theme masked ball.

Monday 7 July 2014

Just Chillin

Hi everyone, i have made a card with Deedee's Digi of the month "So Cool", i used Papermania pastel paper for the background and scored a piece of acetate, added paper punched snowflakes and diamante stones and sandwiched the one half of the acetate under the backing papers so that the acetate would stick out,  also used silver card, fabric padded stars, lace and adhesive trim.
I love this image the penguin is so cute, why not join in with Deedee's digi of the month.

Thursday 19 June 2014

Hello here is my latest make a little owl done in crochet, i am so pleased that i have finally managed to make something in crochet from a pattern, it has taken me ages and lots of attempts to learn to crochet.

I love the colours which i found in a charity shop, i borrowed a book from the library on knitting and crocheting flowers and i love it so much i had to buy a copy and i also bought a bag of dolls to dress so more crochet and knitting in the future.  thanks for dropping in.

Monday 26 May 2014

Hi what a lovely sunny morning at the moment after such an awful wet day yesterday.
I made this bracelet with elastic bands on a Rainbow loom, i love all the colours.

and this is a dishcloth made from cotton yarn which i have had in my stash waiting to be used for many years, how much more attractive than a disposable dishcloth.