Friday, 28 November 2008


Hello all, still on the naughty step for not posting more often!!! Went to a beading workshop last night and this is the result of my efforts. By no means perfect, but for a first attempt at doing anything like it, I am rather pleased.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Christmas decorations

Amongst everything that has been happening I have done a small contribution towards Christmas. These are beaded baubles made into hanging Christmas Decorations. They are attached to a willow circle sprayed one gold and one silver and the appropriate colour baubles attached in a spiral fashion. The large pink one I won in a raffle so I beaded that and put it in the centre.

Near Accident

The tragedy that almost was!!!! This is what is left of the plug top that almost went up in flames. Good job the trip switch worked or I dread to think what would have happened!!!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Beaded Christmas Bauble

My first attempt at doing a beaded Christmas bauble. I am quite pleased with it. Don't know how many I will ever do as they are quite fiddly and time consuming, but it will be going on my tree this Christmas :0))

Thanks for looking

Diwali Card

Bad Blogger!!!! Over a month again. Hang my head in shame :0((

Anyhow, I was asked to make a Diwali Card. I was very nervous about it as I have not made anything like it before. But I think it has turned out ok.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

3 70th Birthday Cards

Here are three cards I have made for my Aunt's 70th Birthday this month. This top one is an 8" x 8" card. The 70 is cut out of glitter card and 'dangled' with some jump rings. The front, below is done with Happy Birthday cut out on the Cricut and prima flowers added and gem brads in the middle.

The one above is a 'Penny Spinner Card' which I thought would be a bit of a novelty for her

This last one is done using the Arty Farty Poppy template and two put together so it opens as a double card. Again the 70 is dangling using jump rings.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 24 August 2008


I had a pack of 3 canvas' and didn't know what to do with them. While at the craft fayre I saw several bits and pieces of fabric, silk tubes and some molded shapes.

I created a 3 canvas picture with them. First I stapled the background fabric to the base and then cut and frayed the next layer then stapled that on top of the base fabric.

I used the silk rolls, various threads and textures to create as sea bed scene and added some small shells I found. I used a bit of liquid pearls to highlight different elements on the base fabric
Below are the 3 different canvas's in close up, the main picture isn't too good

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Not so long this time

Recently I did a 10 day craft show which was great fun. I would have made a decent profit if there hadn't been so many talented crafters there who 'forced' me to spend my money!!!

Anyway, while there I knitted myself a short jacket with hand spun and hand dyed wool. I am rather proud of myself as I haven't knitted since the kids were little.

I also did these two pictures in box frames and embellished them. The top one is a dreamcatcher embellished with feathers and beads and the bottom one is a 'flapper' who has been coated in glossy accents and faux gems.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Wyled Woman Award

Thank you Carol for the Wyled Women Award via The purpose of the award: To send love and acknowledgement to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy. I am presenting this award to Julia, her work is truly inspirational

An Award

Thank you Ann for this award, I now have to nominate 7 other blogs, so here goes

Dolphin Picture

I love this image, even without decoupage it looks as if it is coming at you.

I have put it in a box frame from Tesco!!! I used the 'frame' that came with it and coloured it using brilliance ink pads in shades of blue. Decoupaged 5 layers so that the dolphins are coming over the inner frame and a bit of glitter glue just to hi-light the splashes of water.

Sorry it's not a better picture.

Thanks for looking :O))

50th Birthday Card

This is a card I made for a friend who is now 50 - hahaha

I made an A4 size card 'cause I thought I would rub it in a bit! It is done with 3 backing papers I had in a kit from C & C. The first one is stuck to the card and the other two have been cut into to decoupage the fairy and butterflies.

The letters and words were cut on the Cricut in pink glitter card and black card and, the pink laid slightly off centre to create a shadow effect.

Glitter glue added to bring a bit of bling and ribbons at the top.

Thanks for looking :O))

Better late than never!!!

I know, how naughty am I, 2 months and no blog entry!!! Hangs head in shame.

I have been busy making soap recently. I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed doing it and my hands are lovely and soft. :O))

First picture on the left shows a rectangle with lavender flowers and scent and the other one is a heart shape (although not clear) with rose petals and fragrance

the next one shows opaque soap, one fraganced with Lavender and one with blue cornflower petals and wild orchid essence

This one is shell shaped soaps moulded into clear soap, fragranced with and ocean breeze aroma and a clear soap with blue cornflower petals

Another heart shaped soap layered with red and white opaque compound

Last but not least, 2 clear bars of soap, one with random opaque soap dropped into it (I really like this effect) and another clear soap with more seashell soaps inside.

Thank you for looking, I appreciate all your comments. Click on an image for a bigger view.

Monday, 26 May 2008

Slider Card

After watching Ideal World yesterday afternoon, I decided to have a go at a slider card.

I didn't make a note of any measurements etc. so I had to rely on what I could remember. Doh.

So this is my version.

On the left is the card flat.

Below is the card with the slider pulled up.

All in all, I don't think it turned out too bad.

Click on an image for a bigger view.

Thanks for looking

Friday, 16 May 2008

Altered Bingo Board

A forum friend very kindly sent me a couple of Bingo Boards to alter.

After finally deciding what to do, this is the first one.

On the left shows the board in it's original state

Below shows the finished board. I thought I would let my Daughter have the first one so I chose Fish - there's a surprise LOL. I think she likes it. I added a fishy charm at the bottom.

Thanks for looking :o))

Lap Top Card

A friend wanted a card for a colleague of hers at work, something officey (is that a word?)

Anyhow, I decided to do a 'Lap Top'

Above shows the front
Below is the inside of the card

Below is the stamped image I used as the screen, it is a house mouse stamp.
Hope she likes it

Thanks for looking

Flip Flop Card

Made this as a bit of fun.............

A flip flop

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Black and White ATC's

I was so pleased the way these came out I thought I would share them with you.

There is a Rainbow Swap each month on the forum, this month the colours are Black and White.

I love the monochrome images.

The Retro Ladies are a sheet on unmounted stamps I indulged in from Tanda. I just love them.

They have been stamped in black Versamark an clear embossed then masked and stamped again with various background stamps. I am really pleased with the effect.

The cherry one is stamped on black card with clear ink and embossed with white powder and the butterfly is a positive and negative image.

Thanks for looking :O))

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

First Candle using the printer

Here's my first candle using an image done on my printer. The gorgeous Jon Bon Jovi. Not a very good photo as I kept getting light bouncing off it......

For the first attempt at using a printed image I thought he turned out pretty well :O)) x

Saturday, 26 April 2008


Here's a couple of 'Rosylee' mugs

Top one is for Father's Day and the bottom one is a general cup and saucer birthday one.

A couple of cars

I treated myself to a couple of new templates from Arty Farty. This is 'Colin' the car

Top two pictures show a Wedding car I did. I am really pleased with these.

The bottom picture is one I did for Fathers Day, the number plate reads DAD 1.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 20 April 2008

I've been Tagged!

By Mee and Tinkerbell.

I have to tell you 7 things about me .........erm............

1. I am an only child.......

2. I am probably the messiest crafter that ever walked!

3. I adore Indian food and would quite happily live on it.

4. I love my live music, this year so far I am going to see Bon Jovi (swoon), Russell Watson, Paul Rodgers and Queen and Nickelback

5. I would love to visit the North and South Poles but unless I win the lottery I can't see it happening.

6. I would love to own a parrot.............

7. I hate driving across bridges

Now I have to tag 5 people...............hmmm,

Ann R

Desk Tidies

Here's my latest creation!

My daughter's office at work has recently been painted so she wanted some desk tidies to cheer her desk up.

I did these with beer mats and mountboard. The smallest one is for her paperclips made with a beer mat cut in half and mountboard base, the middle one is beer mats and mountboard base for note paper for phone messages, and the largest one is for pens etc. made from mountboard and the top shaped the same as the beer mats.

The paper I have done by brayering ink onto a Sizzix texture plate and the run through my Big Shot and the fishes added at her request.

Thanks for looking :O))

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Last Candles for a while...........

I think I need a lottery win or a sugar daddy who wants to spoil me rotten!!

These are the last ones for a while. The top picture shows one of my favourite stamps of two cats and the other is an unmounted stamp, which I think is Dawn Bibby.

The bottom picture is the other side of the candles, following on the same themes.

Thanks for looking


Dog Candles

I am fast running out of candles so here are the last few for a while............

The one on the left is a boxer - my breed. The one on the right is a Keeshond, a breed that my friend has.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

More candles

Here are todays efforts. I love doing these.

Four small candles with various images and two larger ones with Penny Black images on them.

I adore the Penny Black stamps.

Thanks for looking. :O))