Saturday, 28 November 2009


I can now reveal the picture of the necklace I made for my cousin for her birthday. We went to the party last night & had a lovely time dancing the night away :-)

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Jewellery making

I've been under the weather for a few days & confined to bed. As with most crafters couldn't just lie there so got out my beading stuff & maanaged to make some bracelets & necklaces for pressies. The bracelets are knitted wire & the necklaces crocheted. Aren't they effective? My friends daughter showed me how to make the knitted bracelet & I found the crocheted necklace instructions on YouTube at Aunties Beads whilst amusing myself surfing the net.

And here are sneak peaks of a couple of other necklaces .............................. don't want to give the whole game away as they are for presents & people may peak! :-)

Using black wire ........................................

And silver wire & a mixture of chunkier beads for this one ....................

Saturday, 21 November 2009

More Sympathy needed

Unfortunately another Sympathy card. My best friend's Dad died this week :-( A sad time .......... This is the card I made for the family.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

New Crafter!

This is our new crafter - my MIL (holding Abel my daughter's pug)

This is the wonderful card she made (note the use of buttons & pearls!)

She even decorated the inside!!!

Didn't she do a great job!? It was our Pearl (30th) Wedding Anniversary this week & this is us 'now & then!') Have we improved with age? The photo is about 5 months after our wedding at SIL & BIL's wedding & I was expecting our firstborn :-)

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Sympathy card

Today was a sad day as my SIL's mother died this morning in Australia, so I made a sympathy card to send over. The flower stands proud so I've also made a box to protect it on the way to Australia.

Onto the black matt I put a square of patterned vellum which I secured with vellum adhesive. I did the same for the sentiment. I cut out the cross freehand, mounted it with sticky fixers & added the flower & pearls to finish.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Had to share

My find of the day!

I suppose only a crafter could understand my excitement at finding these earrings in the local Charily Shop today!

Saturday, 7 November 2009

More snowmen

This time I used my refill bottle of opaque white stazon to do the snowman body - it looks like enamel & is thicker than the alcohol inks so a bit more controlable :-) The coloured parts were again coloured with Copic pens.

I've now run out of brass snowmen to play with - should have bought more!

Friday, 6 November 2009

First Xmas Cards

I bought some of these brass charms & decided to have a play with them. I used alcohol inks & copic pen to colour them.

I used just copic pen on the first.

And the others I used alcohol ink & copic pen to colour. I mounted the snowman on matts cut by punches on a scalloped nestibility.

And stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment straight onto the card.