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Monday, 23 April 2012

Handmade Monday #63

Good morning, I cant believe that Monday has come round again, already, I dont know where the last week has gone.
But that means its time for Handmade Monday 63, if you are unfamiliar with this weekly link party, then just pop over to Wendy's 1st Unique Gifts Blog and read all about it and then you too can join in.
So what have I been up to this week?
Well I've been mad busy, but not all of it craft related.
Every thing seems to have broken this week, car, computer, sons mobile phone, speaker system, printer, scanner, so I have been rushing round, trying to get them fixed or dropping them off or picking them up, or buying new, only to get them home and find another fault, and have to take them back again.
My car actually went in for its MOT 4 weeks ago and a faulty valve was found, not bad I hear you say, only this particular part cannot be found anywhere in this country. As its an imported car, the Mitsubishi dealer has to order it from abroad and I was told it would take upto 2 weeks to get here, not only that but it is the most expensive valve I have ever heard of, think it must be made of gold or something, a whopping £460 + vat. Nearly a month later and I still have no car. I have been using my hubby's car to run round in, luckily he works nights so I have the car in the day.
Anyway rant over, back to my crafty news. I did a Vintage fair on Saturday, it was the first one by these new organisers and I had a lovely day, sold plenty and saw lots of familiar faces, so had a good catch up also.
Here's some pics of this weeks makes






 I've just noticed over on Wendy blog that shes booked in for the weekend event at Kenyon Hall Farm, I've just booked in for this one, so I'll see you there.
If anyone wants to know which craft events I'll be attending, you can check out my Events page. I try to update it regularly, so please keep checking back, it would be great to see you.  
Hugs Sue x

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Painted Olive Oil Bottle

I would like to share a quick post with you today.


I bought myself a new bottle to use for extra virgin olive oil and decided to paint it with olives (obviously), but I only had acrylic paints, and although I am happy with the result, I am going to have to remove it and paint it again using proper glass paints, as it won't stay on once in use. I did try to seal it with some sealer, but this too just comes off when rubbed or gets wet.
I have been out and bought some permanent glass paints, I just hope I can get the same effect with these new paints. I might have a new item to sell at craft fairs, if it does.
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sue x

Monday, 16 April 2012

Handmade Monday 62

Good morning everyone, hope its a sunny Monday morning where ever you are.
The children are back at school today so I've scheduled this post, as I'll probably be rushing around, trying to get them ready and into the car and looking for clean PE kits and lost books, the usual first day back antics.
This week I have had a few orders to complete. I can show you a couple of pics, I'm sure my customers won't mind.

A couple of wall hangers for one customer, who has received them and sent me a lovely message saying she thought they were beautiful and she is very happy with them. Phew! Its so nice to get good comments and to know that people really do like my painting.


A couple of heart chalkboards, and another satisfied customer.




and another Fushia keyhanger, always very popular.


I'll be hopping over to Wendy's blog to catch up with all the other creatives, that take part in Handmade Monday, later today. If you want to check out some very talented crafters, why not pop over there yourselves.
Apart from painting this week, my wonderful mum took me and my daughter to the Palace Theatre in Manchester on Saturday night. We watched the absolutely brilliant Phantom of the Opera,  LOVE IT!!! Its my very favourite. Thanks mum, Love You too!!
So thats it from me,
Toodle pip.
Hugs Sue x

Friday, 13 April 2012

Painted rose card

Good morning all, I'd like to share a card with you today.


 Its painted in the Paint Fusion style but the rose heads have been done free hand. I used papers from Sheenas cd.


I embossed the edges with gold and used some paper rosebuds, flowers and ribbon to embellish.
Challenges I would like to enter
Delicious Doodles - #17- Loads of layers
Crafts and Me  - We are going 3d
Cute card Thursday - Spring flowers
Simon says stamp - April showers bring spring flowers
Just a very quick post today as I've got some orders to get ready.
Hugs Sue x

Monday, 9 April 2012

Handmade Monday 61

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all enjoying a nice Easter break and have not eaten too much chocolate (not sure how much is too much though). Although I've had a nice week with the children, we've not been able to go anywhere as my car went in for its MOT and unfortunately needed a few things repairing. This wouldn't have been too bad, but one of the parts it needs, apart from costing an arm and a leg, is also not stocked in this country and can take upto 2 weeks to get. So I am without a car for the foreseeable future. Luckily I was able to use my hubby's car for a craft fair on Saturday, but its only small so had to take the back seat out completely in order to fit all my stuff in.

My daughter came with me as it was a local fair and my friend who usually comes with me drove up in her own car.


I have been having a go at decoupage this week, I love trying out new techniques.


These are done with tissue napkins.


This one has a tissue top and then handpainted rose buds on the sides.


I also painted some wooden cupcake shapes and made them into fridge magnets


I'm out this afternoon visiting my mum and dad. They've got my sis in law, daughters and great niece coming round for a visit, so we can have a nice family get together.
I'll be checking out all the other participants to Handmade Monday later this evening.
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sue x


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