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Friday, 29 August 2014

A little project ......

Hi everyone,
I hope you are all keeping busy crafting....
I'm getting organised for a summer fair...
I've made lots of cards & some crafty stuff.
We are having a blog hop over in The Crafting Cafe...
It would be lovely if you could join us.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges.

Brown Sugar - CH#109 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes

I bought this in a charity shop
Decided it was perfect for an altered project.

I made the "Chocolates" with Fimo.......

I got the clock from an Argos book.....
The "Frame" is a flower die.....

I did a bit of Wallpapering.....
This will now hang in my kitchen...

Items used.
Original box from a charity shop.
Clock (Cut from an Argos book)
Flower Punch (Clock Frame)
Fimo ( Chocolates)
Small Jar (The Works)

Your next stop is Dawn...
Thank you for joining in our blog hop

Thank you so much for visiting my blog,
I hope you've enjoyed it...
Lots of love,
Sylvia x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Friendship Tag.. With a little help from Reg & A crafty tip.......

Good morning everyone,
Today i thought i would share a friendship tag with you,
I made it for a swap in Beth "n" Aly"s Crafty Swaps.
I enjoyed making this so much,
I decided to make some for the Summer Fair....

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges.

613 Avenue Create #85 - Anything Goes x
Scribble and Scrap Crafts #25 - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox #75 - Anything Goes x

Reg made these tags for me....
You may have seen them in a previous post.

These still need the finishing touches.

Close-up of Rosette.

Finally my crafty tip.....
Do you have trouble keeping your Rosette in place Whilst the glue dries,
Just pop it into a coolie cutter....
Hey Presto, You can get on with the next one.

Items used.
MDF & a handy husband (Thank you Reg)
Wallpaper ..... Surprise, Surprise.
Hessian & Embellishments (From my stash)
Heart punches.
Lace & Pearls (Local linen shop)
Scoreboard (For Rosettes)
Twine or Ribbon (For hanging)
Cookie Cutter.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Dear Santa..........

Hi everyone,
I thought i would share one my new designs with you,
I am making about 12 of these to take to the Summer Fair,
I hope you like it.....
I can't stop using Kraft card :-)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Crafty Calender - August - Anything Goes

Items used.
Kraft card.
Beige Cardstock (Ross Papercraft)
Dear Santa
Acertate with snowdrops on
Peel-offs (From my stash)
Santa Stamp (Origin Unknown)
Memento ink (Tuxedo Black) That Craft Place.

You may also like......
This is a small chest of drawers I spruced up for my daughter.

They started off a very pale shade of green....
With lots of other colours underneath.....

My first job was to give them a good sanding.

Then i applid several coats of paint & Mod Podge....
Then repeated until i got the desired effect.

This is the effect i was after.
I'm really pleased with the result & my Daughter loves it....
Happiness all round :-)

Items used.
Cream Emulsion Paint.
Sand Paper.
Mod Podge. That Craft Place.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog,
It means so much to me...
Lots of love, Sylvia X

My project for "Through the Purple Haze"

Hi Everyone,
It seems ages since i posted anything on my blog,
I hope you are all keeping well & doing plenty of crafting....
Once Reg gets sorted, I will be blogging more often,
Thank you all so much for the lovely messages x

I hope you'll join in our lovely challenge.

#55 (B) Inspiration Photo* w/ Crafty Sentiments

This week we have a lovely new sponsor the lovely Nikki Burnett and you can find her fabulous work here.

Shop bio :The Fantasy Art of Nikki Burnette  on Etsy!   Original fantasy paintings are created in watercolors and ink. You will see a variety of different fantasy creations including fairies, witches, mermaids, steampunks, vampires and more! She has turned many of her paintings into many different handmade products such as pocket mirrors, bookmarks, magnets, coloring pages and stickers. If there is a product that is not listed with the image that you would like, please convo me and I can set one up for you. I hope you enjoy visiting my shop!

We also have the lovely Crafty Sentiments this week and they gave us some lovely digis to play with so come on in and have a look and find your inspiration!

Our theme this week is......
This inspiration photo.....
We would love to see how this photo inspires you.

Inspiration photo:

We would love you to join in our challenge,
Don't forget to tell us what inspired you.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenge.
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes TOP 3
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Calender - August - Anything Goes

My inspiration is Earth Tones.

Items used.
Kraft Card.
Image (Looking up)
Corrugated Card
 Small Heart Die
Butterfly Die
Large Heart Die
Paper Roses
Sentimant Stamp
Wallpaper (Surprise, Surprise)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog,
I really appreciate your comments.
Lots of love,
Sylvia X

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Remember my Sneak Peek.. Do you want to see what i made ?

Hi everyone,
I haven't blogged for quite some time,
I got a nasty bite on my foot, Then i had a bad back...
Plus some sad news,
My friend's husband passed away... It's the funeral tomorrow.........

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges,

Crafty Girls#24 - anything goes 20-8 Thursday
Delightful Challenge - Anything Goes 14-8 Wednesday X
  1. Sassy Studio Designs Be Green - 14/08 
Nutcrafters - Anything Goes 19-8 Wednesday
Kraftin' Kimmie - Anything Goes, Wonderful Wednesday Challenge 12-8 Wednesday
Word Art Wednesday - #144 Anything Goes 13-8 X
This was my Sneak Peek in my previous post.

I decided to recycle a Preserve Pantry....
I changed the lace, Because it restricted the view into the "Cupboard"

The "Cupboard" Was very dark brown,
I decided to paint it cream.
Then gave it several coats of Mod Podge.

It started out as a Preserve Pantry.....

I decided to make some Sewing Books.....
These took quite some time to make.

I added some cute little cotton reels.

I also added a pair of scissors, A tape measure & a pair of Spectacles.

There you have the finished project,
I hope you like it.....

Items used.
Preserve Pantry (Junk Shop)
Fabric Remnants. From my curtains & bedding.
Small cotton reels, Scissors & Spectacles... That Craft Place...
Small pots (From my stash)
Lace & Tape Measure (Local Linen Shop)
Cardstock & Paper for the Books.
Sewing Machine Die.
Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Cream Paint.
Mod Podge.