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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Christmas catch up

I'm finally in the Christmas mood, must be all this new Christmas stock
Fairy and Elf doors

Special Christmas baubles 

Wine glass tealight holders

And best of all,  my Christmas eve boxes containing 
  • A letter from Santa himself
  • Santa's magic key
  • A believe bell, for those who truly believe 
  • Reindeer food 
  • Candy cane
  • Chocolate coins
  • And a chocolate Santa lolly 

So if I don't post again before the big day

Merry Christmas to everyone 🎅😀🎁🎅

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Fairytale bedroom is no more...

The time finally came when my daughter decided she was too old for her fairytale bedroom. Oh no!! I couldn't bear to paint over all my lovely art, so we compromised and I just wallpapered over it instead. No one can see it anymore, but I know its still under there.

 From this ... fairytale

to this. 
Parisian chic in silver and grey.
 It's finished now with new bedding, furniture and curtains, but I haven't got a picture.

It looked lovely and definately more suitable for a young teenager, unfortunately it doesn't look very chic now she's lived in it for a week or two. Anyone with teenagers will know, there's clothes and make up all over the place.
 I'm going to go and do a bit more painting, but not decorating. I've got a few smaller projects on the go, like these fairy doors and toadstool houses.

Thanks for reading
Big hugs
Sue x


Thursday, 16 April 2015

New stamps and paints

Good evening all,
I've been playing with some new stamps and paints today. 
The paints are by Pebeo - Dyna acrylics, look how yummy they are, all shimmery and gorgeous.

I painted a few A5 pieces, just to have a go with them, then I made a set of 4 coasters.

 The peacock stamp is from Heartfelt Creations and the hummingbird and flowers are from Sheena Douglass' Laguna range.

 I will be taking the coasters with me to an artisan market at the National Wildflower Center, Liverpool, this Saturday. I will probably make the other paintings in to notebook covers.

Hope you like them!
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sue x

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Palm House Artisan Market

I had a fantastic weekend at The Palm House, Sefton Park a couple of weeks ago.
What a wonderful place, and the sun was shining too. 

Here's a link to a video one of our visitors kindly made. Thanks Sam Matthews xx
My daughter came to help me out, as it was very busy, over 11,000 visitors on the Sunday.

 A close up of some decorated keys and a horseshoe. These were a couple of my new makes and its a good job I took photos immediately I put them out on my table as they sold straight away.

Thanks for looking
Hugs Sue x

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Tealight boxes

Just a quickie....I've been playing in my craft room, making a couple of different style tealight boxes. What do you think?
 Excuse the messy craft table :)

Monday, 16 March 2015

Decorative mirrors

Good Monday morning, I do hope all the mums out there had an enjoyable day yesterday. I had a very relaxing day playing in my craft room with some new stash.
Here's a couple of decorative mirrors I've been working on...
 The mirrors I use are from Ikea.
 On this one I used Mother's Day Pink mixed with a touch of white and gold embossing powders to create a fully embossed background. This took quite a long time to get a good coverage and nearly a full pot of powder, but it did look pretty.
I used various die cut swirls, leaves and corners, along with my new Tim Holtz bird and birdcage die, just couldnt wait to use it. The flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts and I finished with pearls and a couple of butterflies.

For my second mirror I decided to cover with patterned paper and used more or less the same embellishments, just in a different colourway.

Please excuse the photos, its very difficult to get a decent photo of a mirror without getting something  reflected in it. *If anyone has any tips on taking photos, please pass them on*
Mixed media monthly challenge - #10 Birds of a feather

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mothers Day

Good morning everyone, and Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there.

Today I would like to share a few pieces that I made ready for my recent craft fairs.  

 I picked up some laser cut words and phrases at a Sincerely Yours papercraft show. Not sure whether you can tell but the heart shape was painted with a purple chalk paint, then with a crackle paint, ( bought from Anna Marie designs, at the same show) and then finally a lilac chalk paint, that I mixed up myself, using a recipe of acrylic paint and cornflour. If you look closely you can just see the crackle effect on the top right.

I painted the butterfly in shades of purple to match the heart and the Nana in one of the shades, with
white dots around the outline.
I used a combination of die cuts, cheesecloth, flowers and buds to embellish around the edge of the heart.
I would like to enter this into
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Things that fly

This one is another laser cut 'Mothers are like buttons, they hold things together' 
I used a few colours of pinks and purples, and drew a stitched effect in white.
I raided my button box and used various shapes and colours along with some silk flowers to embellish.
I would like to enter this into;
Simon says Monday challenge - B is for ... buttons.

 Here are a couple more, decorated in a similar way, but with different colours and embellishments.

More challenges;
Allsorts challenge- Flowers and pearls (Family wording)
Crafty Catz weekly challenge - Buttons and bows (Mothers are buttons)
Country View challenge - Anything Goes

 Thanks for looking.
Hugs Sue x

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