Friday, 28 January 2011

Pretty little pretties……….

…. That’s what i have been creating the past couple of days! For the past few years i’ve always been meaning to join in with this…


Which is One World One Heart . I’ve always somehow missed when it’s gonna start :( Anyway a cpl of days ago i found out that it starts this weekend AND this is gonna be the last one :( so although i’ve only had a couple of days i simply HAD to join in. If you don’t know what this is about then please click on the link or pic above to find out all that you need to know :)

I decided that i wanted to create some handmade gifts for this as well as shop bought, so for the last cpl of days that’s what i have been doing….creating little pretties :) I soooo love little pretties! I will be having more than 1 prize up for grabs too…(Gotta share the pretties haven’t ya) Below are sneaky peek pics of some of the pretties.


Well i better get back to me pretties :) See you on Sunday for OWOH :)


Shaz xxx

Wednesday, 26 January 2011


This week the challenge over at  The City Crafter Challenge Blog is Sew Fun :)….Yep it’s sewing! Well today i went to create something (haven’t made anything since last week…been too cold in there)…and there on me desk were me fabric stamped flowers still sitting there from last week. So i set about moving them etc, when it dawned on me that i haven’t created anything with fabric for….like ….ages!!! and i do so like me fabric :) It will soon me time to pull out the big sewing machine and knock Chloe up a few outfits for the summer :) So today instead of going with paper i decided to go with fabric…well the challenge is sewing after all isn’t it? hehe Last week when i was sorting through some fabric to stamp the flowers onto, there was still a very small piece of white fabric left at the side of me desk, so i got to thinking what i could do with it. Last week i got Chloe some fab new storage units for her bedroom (I would soooo love them myself) and i got her a new ‘big girls’ bed, so we said goodbe to her disney princess toddler bed. I then had to get a new duvet and cover, i got her a very pretty patchwork effect quilt with some flowers on to…very girly :) Her old one was peppa pig! Her bedroom is now looking more like a little girls bedroom as apposed to a toddlers bedroom. Although at the mo we still have peppa pig curtains and lamp shade. I think some pink polka dot curtains would be fab :) She is very much a girly girl and she loves dressing up and loves pretty things. she also loves her new ‘big girls’ bedroom. So i thought i would try and make a pretty little something for her bedroom. There wasn’t much white fabric left, maybe a piece 10” x 5”. so not a lot to work with. So i ended up deciding to make …this..

..A dinky little cushion for her bedroom

The crochet trim and flower were also made by myself. I even found some of me felt flowers that i cut by hand a cpl of years ago…sadly i just can’t seem to find me bag of felt :(

Chloe loved it and wanted to place it in her bedroom herself, after she had placed it in there she shouted me to look.It now has pride of place on top of the unit by the side of her bed , directly in front of her ‘treasure box’ :)

Looking at the pics now i think i may just add on a heart charm or something, and even stitch on her name!…or i could just make some more…lol She now says she wants some big ones for her bed that she can lay on !! What have i let myself in for…lol Sorry for the long post.


Shaz xxx


I always enjoy ‘nosing’ around everyones work space over at WOYWW so i thought it was about time that i started to join in. I don’t really have much of a workspace anymore :( My purpose built craft room at the bottom of the garden is sadly being used for storage right now. I’ve had to fetch just certain things into the conservatory to use. I saw ‘conservatory’ very loosly, as it’s more a green house. It’s joined onto the back of the house, all 3 sides and the roof are ALL made of glass, theres no brick, no wood, nothing…just glass, and it has a tiled floor. In the cold weather it’s freezing in there (and i do mean freezing) You can’t have a heater on in there as it causes condensation…..on the glass ceiling so then water starts dripping all over me and me stuff….lol And in the hot weather it acts just like a green house…absolutely scorching hot, so much so that if i sit in there in the summer, even with a fan blowing, it’s way ,way too hot..
So at the moment i’m only able to go in and create now and again when the weather permits :(  Hopefully by the time the hot weather comes around i’l  have me craft room back :) When i do get it back though i’d like to re-vamp it and get it how i want, empty it out, paint it pink :) get rid of the 2 large shelves and have cupboards instead…i NEED
So…for now this is my ‘little space’

This is my workspace, i’m using my old pine dressing table , it just won’t fit in my bedroom. It has 2 drawers at the front, hand for me ‘need to hand’ stuff
The desk has been left like this for nearly a week. And yes those stamps have been left like that all that time without being cleaned.(Naughty Shaz…lol) I’d been stamping some of me newly acquired hero arts stamps onto fabric.
Just to the left of me desk is a small table which has me cricut & carts, sewing machine. mm storage unit and prisma pencils on. Above that is an old spice rack which holds some of me mostly used punches.Just at the side of the table is a 3 drawer storage unit…that’s the end of that side.
At the right side of me table is me shelving unit (a recycled kitchen unit….lol) I also have stuff under the desk as well. And that’s all i have to work with :( I like to see me stuff especially me embellies etc, otherwise i forget what i have.
Hence the reason why i have this baby in the corner….me can’t live without stuff that i need to see, It contains lace,seam binding, crochet cotton, flock, glitters,buttons,pearls, pearl spays…and of course me liquid pearls. Just to the side of that is me glass jar containing tea stained twill tape.
Gonna try and have a nose around everyone elses space now:)
If you want to join in then please pop over to Julia's blog...the keeper of all the links :)
Shaz xxx

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Another Creation…

….For….The Shabby Tea Room and Let’s Craft & Create

The shabby Tea room want white and/or cream,plus you can use neutral colours, and let’s craft & create want stitching.

I decided to create something instead of a card this week. These types of things are what i enjoy creating the most.

I decided to make a large frame thingy…lol from a sheet of A3 card. At first i was gonna put Chloe’s name inside, but couldn’t be bothered to start dragging all the cricut stuff out :(  Then i was gonna print a photo to fit, but i’ve ran out of photo paper :( I even thought of just putting large hearts inside…but changed me mind :) I decided to use a smaller pic of Chloe which had been printed out in sepia.

It’s been really difficult trying to take a decent photo of the finished item as it measures 14 inches by 9 inches. I was taking the pics in the conservatory (bad idea me thinks, as the sun was shining to brightly)

i took a cpl of pics while i was creating too

I stitched all around the paper i’d attached to the back panel, not realising that you wouldn’t even see it!

The main body

All the front parts stitched,assembled and lace added.

Nearly there…………

Sadly the photo’s of this are rubbish. The lace has all sparkly thread in it and really sparkles…..and those pearls…ran out of self adhesive ones….so back to glue and stick….glue and stuck.


Shaz xx

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Papertake weekly

This week over at papertake weekly the theme is ‘Cold and frosty morning’ so either winter scenes or colours. I went for the colours. Heres what i came up with.

Again i’ve just used a quote on the front. I have however stamped a large hero arts stamp onto the background,this has been coloured with a spica gltter pen, as has the word dream, sadly you the pics just haven’t captured all the sparkle :(


Shaz xx

A bit more Shabby tea room

…A little bit late with this, this week. Had no internet connection the last few days :(

This week over at the Shabby tea room it’s a sketch. Here is what i came up with.


Don’t know why, but i just love cards that have a quote on the front as apposed to images.


Shaz xx

Monday, 10 January 2011

Another Challenge…

It’s been a week already since i last posted :( ‘Not making a very good start to the new year am i…lol) Here’s a card i have done for Fab n funky and Papertake weekly.

I did this card a few days ago, but forgot to take a photo. Both the challenges are ‘Anything Goes’ so it fits both :)

The image is one i found online years ago .The papers i did myself. If anyone wants the 2 papers and the image then you can download it HERE


I just added a bit of stitching, liquid pearls, a bit of flowersoft and a bow.


Shaz xx

Monday, 3 January 2011

A bit more Shabby Tea Room

…I had a little time today without the Chloe monster :) So i went and checked out the new challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room The challenge this week is to use 11 elements in your creation, card,paper etc.
Here is what i came up with, and it’s exactly 11!

There is 11… 1 card base, 2 base paper, 3&4 the heart,5 die cut sentiment, 6 punched fern, 7 pearl spray, 8 chipboard frame, 9 seam binding, 10 dove, and last but not least 11 button!  ….so theres me 11 :)
Many thanks to the shabby tea room girls for choosing my creation from the last challenge as 1 of the top 3 :))
edited to add: Supplies used: Papers - Prima / analee, die cut sentiment - K & Ko, everything else from stash.
Hopefully tomorrow i might get chance to upload some wedding pics, can’t believe me wedding was 4 weeks ago tomorrow! Time certainly does fly! The little Chloe monster will be 4 next week too!
Shaz x

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Stamp it out

….That’s the theme for the challenge over at the City crafter challenge blog this week! This is another of my fave challenge blogs. They want you to use you def no digi!

..So i took this as an opportunity to use some of the stamps that i love. On looking through me stash at all me ‘old’ stamps ect (some used once or twice,and some never') i came to the decision that from now on im not gonna keep buying all the 'latest trend’ stamps etc, instead i would rather just use the ones that i already own, as ive hardly had chance to get any use out of them…how can i when i’m always buying more, so the older ones get forgotten about :( ..Well no more i say!!! So i guess my new years resolution is…NO it’s not to buy no more stash (i couldn’t stick to that…lol)..what it is, is to no longer buy any of the latest ‘must have’s etc’ from no on i will only buy things that i really love the look of that i know i will use time and time again :)

..i decided to go the ‘whole hog’ with this challenge and only use stamps…no paper.

I ended up using some of me fave stamps and made 2 simple cards.

I ‘adore’ this floral stamp by inkadinkadoo, it is most definately a FAVE. The butterfly stamp is a hero arts stamp.which sadly had never been inked until this. The sentiment is also hero arts. A little colouring , a bit of dimension, a bit of liquid pearls and the not forgetting the ribbon, and the card was complete.


This small background stamp by prima is right there at the top of me FAVE list, i LOVE this stamp. The sentiment is hero arts. A little ribbon a bit of bling, and card complete.

Thanks for looking

Shaz x


3 months since my last post!!!…Where  has the time gone??? I hope you all had a great Christmas and that you all have a very, very happy & healthy new year x I haven’t crafted for ages and ages,since the last creation i posted on here.I was just so busy with wedding stuff, then we went to disney and then Christmas was here, i’l post more about the wedding etc in another post.
I really really wanted to get crafting again so yesterday i pulled out some stuff and made a start. I do seem very rusty…lol So i figured that what better way to start my crafting again was to do something for me fave challenge. Which is of course The Shabby Tea Room The theme this week is ‘Shabby baby’ I wasn’t quite sure what to do or where to start, but in the end i came up with these.

Just wanted to point out that the little dove is covered in fabric...inase ya were wondering :)

  A little card and a pillow box.
Supplies used:
Paper – Websters pages & basic grey
Rub ons – Basic grey
tim holtz die
vintage seam binding,button ,dummy and dove (Wooden dove has been covered in fabric) from stash
liquid pearls.
All papers etc edged with distress ink .
The challenge over at Let’s craft and create and at One Stop craft this week is new beginnings, which means that me shabby baby card fits in for their challenge also, so i would like to enter it into those too.
I’m hoping to get my creating back on track and start joining in with me fave challenges every week…so let’s see how it goes :)
Shaz x