Thursday, 16 July 2009

Leaf Necklace and Braclet

I've been a very naughty blogger!! I've still been crafting when I have time - don't know where it goes! Said this before but I really don't!!
Anyway I decided to make anoher leaf necklace, but in a different colour, and I've been asked to make a matching braclet for a present, only just finished it today and will be dropping it off later so thought i'd better blog it before I forget!

Thanks for looking!! xx

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Christening Gifts and Some Jewellery!!

Off to a Christening this afternoon, so decided to make the gift! As I had so much fun altering the clock blank for Matt I decided to do one for the little boy who is getting christened. I didnt want to make it too babyish as hopefully this is something he'll keep for a long time, so i've kept it quite simple, I'm not too sure on the numbers, but two people I've asked like them so I'm leaving it as it is!

Also made a card to go with the gift - I had no ideas and thought i'd be staring at piles of papers etc trying to pull this card together, but it just came together in a few mins, I grabbed some cut off of blue paper I had, inked a chipboard 'M', stuck abit of ribbon, shiny star and some skeleton leaves on and this is how it came out!

As some of you might know, I hate Leeds! and my partner in his wisdom, decided it would be nice to pop into Leeds on Saturday with his little girl Jamie! It wasn't as bad as I thought it might be but I did start getting irriated after a couple of hours, lol. Anyway I popped into this awesome little bead shop, I could have spent hours in there!!! Jamie picked out some beads for herself - some of which I've used to make her a bracelet, see below!

As soon as I saw these beads, I had to get them, I've never seen any this colour before, they have a marbled effect all the way round and none is the same as the other, simply gorge! I haven't finished the necklace off as I don't have any end fasteners for the cord at the mo, I'm planning on getting this lovely leaf style toggle for the fastener, to tie in with the greens

Seem to have got abit of my crafting bug back so while i'm on a roll, need to get some more jewellery made and plan a crafty day making wall hangings!!!
Thanks for looking! xx

Monday, 18 May 2009

Scrapbook Page!

Can't believe how quickly the weeks are flying past! I don't seem to have much time to craft at the moment but managed to do a few scrapbook pages this weekend (one isn't finished yet so will be posted later) Got some inspiration from a couple of magazines and the ideas just kept coming! Had to jot them down at work before I forgot them!!

I normally used quite patterned paper on pages, but decided to go on the less is more side of things this time, using a fab picture of my partners daughter, taken at last years local gala when she had her face painted! The colours are quite girly for me too but wanted to reflect the colours in the picture!

I hope you like it, off to do some blog-hopping now as I haven't had a good look for awhile! xx

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Jewellery Makes

Thought i'd share my recent makes, haven't signed in for awhile so I'll do some blog hopping later and look at all your lovely makes!!
Got a few bargin mixes of beads from my fave bead website so decided to make some chunky bracelets with them

Also got some funky chain (made up of large ovals and flower shapes), but only got a small length as I wasn't sure what to do with it. Anyway I split it all up, place beads in the centre of the shapes and added simple chain to connect it all together - not really my style but trying to make a wide range of items that would appeal to others and hopefully sell them at future fetes.

Finally added the suede to my leaf necklace! I'm happy with the look and will definatly be using suede again.
Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Magnolia Mad!

Here are a couple of cards I've made recently, been on abit of a roll! Got some fab magnolia images from my friend Katy and decided to have a good look through all my papers to get inspiration and here are the results!
First one is for no one in in particular, just loved the colours of the background and the layout just came to mind, most likely when I was falling asleep so I had to quickly draw it before I forgot it! lol

Second one is for my cousins little girl who is three in a few weeks time, I knew the Magnolia Horse was perfect for her card and I got my cuttlebug out to play as I haven't used it for awhile and cut her name out.

Thanks for looking!!
Chick xx

Friday, 17 April 2009

Altered Photo 'frame'

I've been staring at this photo for ages in our window sill, was in a plain clip frame and looked abit bare with just a white border so I decided to liven it up abit!! I kept the colours to black and white so it'll go in any room I put it in, had so much fun! I love this picture, a few years ago my family had a photo day, one of my mum's photographer friends came over and we had a brilliant day - the silly ones are my favourites - this is one of them, me with my best friend Andrew and my Brother

Chick xx

Monday, 13 April 2009

Gorjuss Card!

I haven't blogged in ages! Haven't made anything in ages :( must have lost my mojo!! Well I, like most of you have fallen in love with the new gorjuss girl stamps and just had to get one for myself! I've finally had a play with it and made a card - here's the result! I'm hoping to have a crafty day today so might update this post with any other makes I do today :) Hope you're all having a lovely easter weekend!

Chick xx