Thursday, 29 September 2011

Pretty frames…..

That’s what i’ve been creating. Way back last year when i was visiting me sister i bought some wooden letters that were being sold off for about 49p each.They didn’t have enough different letters for me to be able to spell out words (I did get a few C’s though…lol ) but what i did get was O’s, i figured that they would be good for frames one day lol, so i bough some big O’s and some little O’s Smile

Well i decided to fetch a cpl of me O’s out to play Smile

The challenge over at the LILI OF THE VALLEY CHALLENGE BLOG is ‘BUTTON IT’ (Iam forver saying that to th lil Chloe monster, by that girl can talk and talk and talk…lol) However the challenge is absolutely nothing to with talking, lol it’s to do with ‘BUTTONS’ (as if ya didn’t already know eh…heh)

I painted the O with pink acrylic paint. I then gave it a coat of tim holtz crackle glaze stuff .I then rubbed over with some TH distress ink , vintage photo i think.

I used MILLY JUST FOR YOU STAMP, isn’t she cute. There is me 1 little pink button…lol (I was gonna add more but it just didn’t look right)

Everything on this got a bit of the old sparkly treatment…lol(When i say a bit, i actually mean a LOT…haha) I LOVE me sparkled up lil birdie SmileTo finish this off like a ‘Proper’ frame, it has acetate inside the window and the back is covered with chipboard with a little picture hook added. I had so much fun doing this one that i decided to do another one, only this time a lot simpler.

This one will hang on me wall at Christmas , in the newly acquired hallway Smile(posh word for bottom of stairs) hehe

The rub on on Melissa frances


I coloured the image (both of them) with prisma pencils. Ya know i have bought(and spent A LOT) on a host of all different colouring mediums, yet i don’t know why but i just keep going back to me good old prisma pencils! I had these in the first place, so i could have saved myself a fortune eh…LOL

After i took the pic i decided to give it a spritz with some sparkly varnish spray stuff…lol So now it twinkles Smile (I lOVE the old sparkly and twinkly, especially at Christmas Smile) I soooo hope all the building work/ new kitchen AND decorating is finished by Christmas, so as i can decorate it all up twinkly and sparkly Smile.


Shaz xxx

My time made easy

Iam soooo late with this, (Sorry) No internet has meant a late posting i’m afraid.

Over at the MTME blog the pretty palette colours that we have for you to work with this week are these.


Here is what i cam eup with using these colours.

A nice bright/clean and fresh looking card (With a bit of added sunshine) Smile

The paper and the sentiment are both My time made easy

You can find the sentiment HERE and the paper HERE


Shaz xxx

Thursday, 22 September 2011


…to be this months GUEST DT member over at the LILI OF THE VALLEY CHALLENGE BLOG Smile
This weeks challenge is to use AQUA & white with the added option of glitter. Well right now iam still in Christmas mode. We are currently completely re-doing the downstairs of our house, knocking a wall…building another etc,(The living room was open plan…but not anymore Smile) plus getting a brand spanking new kitchen. Not sure how long this will all take, but iam hoping that it will all be built/ ready and decorated by Christmas.(That’s the plan anyhow) So IF it’s all done in time then i want to spend december crafting with the Chloe monster, creating decorations etc for the house and such. So right now iam wanting to get Christmas cards and the like all done. I have also decided that this year iam gonna decorate me own gift bags to put small gifts into instead of shop bought ones. So over the coming months you are gonna be seeing a load of gift bags from me…lol
The new Christmas stamps from Lili of the valley are just perfect for your Christmas makes.
I bought myself some paper bags, some white and some kraft. They are the takeaway ones, really cheap, I think they are about 9” tall. They do have handles on them, but for this creation i chopped the handles off…lol

I used the OH CHRISTMAS TREE stamp on my creation.

I decided to go with the optional glitter (LOADS of it as well) haha, well ya gotta have some sparkly for Christmas don’t ya ? Smile The little Christmas tree got treated to a bit of flowersoft, while everything else got the sparkle treatment.

I even stamped and glittered up some tiny snowflakes onto the backing paper. Iam loving working with blues right now AND acrylic paint, can’t get enough of it at the moment. Oooh that button…lol It’s a websters pages sparkly thingy…lol I had a BIG box of WP goodies arrive here last weekSmile

IRL this sparkles sooooo much!

I gave the round sentiment a touch of the crackle paint treatment.

This gift bag closes together with basic grey magnetic snaps, which i have placed under the circles Smile

Shaz xxx

Wednesday, 21 September 2011


Over at the ATS challenge blog it is an ‘inspiration’ week this week, and this week our theme is BANNERS. Here is what i created for this week.

I used some of the FAB new Halloween stamps from ATS .
I sooooo love these stamps. I don’t really create anything for Halloween, however i have decided to create a few things for the Chloe monster for Halloween now that i have these FAB stamps. The first of my creations is an altered paper bag which i have dressed up for her to use as her ‘Trick or treat’ bag SmileMy BANNER was stitched together on the sewing machine, then i stamped some letters to spell out TREAT

I coloured the image with prisma pencils and i used lots of giltter (Cos the li’l Chloe monster loves a bit of the old sparkly)

Leading upto halloween i shall be creating more projects with these stamps
I also have a FREEBIE digi paper pack for you if you want it. I used some of them on this creation. All the papers have a distressed finish , each design is in purple….lilac….orange……peach…….yellow and green.
I have had to split the download into 2 parts as it was so large.
The first part can be downloaded HERE this contains 18 A4 papers.
Part 2 can be downloaded HERE
A preview piccie of some of the papers they contain
Shaz xxx

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

A li’l bit of pretty…in blue :)

I guess pretty doesn’t just have to be pink….lol I’ve been using a LOT of blue just lately (Think it’s probably cos iam in Christmas mode LOL)

Anyhows heres a li’l ole card i whipped up based  on the WALTZING MOUSE SKETCH . I always try and do the wmsc and everytime iam either too late in finishing me creation or just to late in posting it Sad smile I was determined to not let this one pass me by Smile I teamed the sketch with the challenge over at OUR CREATIVE CORNER which is ‘Not big on pink’, so ya gotta create something using blue with just a dash of pink and add something metal.

Combining both challenges here us what i came up with.

I used the dotty stamp from the WM ‘OFFBEAT BACKGROUNDS’ set (LOVE IT) who need dotty paper when ya can have a dotty stamp like this Smile

I wasn’t sure if i wanted seam binding or lace on me card! In the end i went with both (as ya do) lol  Me ‘bit of pink’ is me butterfly cameo thingy Smileand me metal pin. I used a sentiment from ‘sewing box hugs’

I kept the inside simple with some stitching and a lovely sentiment, again from the WM ‘Sewing box hugs’ set.


Shaz xxx