Friday, 8 August 2014

Altered Mirrors and tidying stamps and dies

Hi all,

It's been a little while since I last posted but a few things have been going on.
My children have been playing a lot of cricket and I've been ferrying them to and from games. 
Normally my husband would do this but as he broke his leg he couldn't drive them.
My crafting has taken a bit of a back burner.
However that's changed now. Hubby has his cast off and is driving so I've been able to do some crafting.

First I want to share with you some altered mirrors I've recently made for two people I work with.
I used two mirrors that I had got from Ikea. I guessoed them first as they were shiny. I then painted them and stamped them.

Here is the second. Similar in design but just a different colour way.

I really enjoyed making these and will be making some more as I have a few mirrors.

Lastly I have been sorting my stamps and dies. I've used the Avery Elle pockets and cd boxes that were  from Muii. I still have some labelling to do on them and to cut the tops of the dividers too. 
I highly recommend going through your stamps and dies as I found some stamps that I forgot I had and also 
hadn't inked up yet.  It was also good for the mojo as it got me excited again about crafting.
Here is the storage

I've decided to set myself a mini challenge too. I need to make something from each stamp or die. 
I'm going to do a section at a time. So there will be a lot more creations being placed on here again.

Hope you are all having a great summer holiday. I'm lucky that I work in a school so have my holidays off
with my two. So plenty of crafting time to be had with my two.

Kelly x

Saturday, 14 June 2014

I'm back

Hi all,

It's been a little while since I've posted. I had gotten bogged down in making lots for design teams and had forgotten why I liked crafting in the first place. I've also got behind in a few swaps. I have made something for a swap (finally caught up) and need to post it asap.

I have also given my blog a bit of a face lift. I hope you like it.

I have recently gotten my mojo back and am looking forward to posting a bit more often.

I have recently gotten into needle felting. My good friends Kay and Sandra (you can find their blogs here and here) had been on a felting workshop and told me about it. I have since gone on one with them and am enjoying it very much. I thought I'd share with you a few things that I have made.

First I saw these on Pinterest. I knew that I had to make a few and I made them for the children I work at school. My friend Sandra wants one and I may make her one for Christmas this year.

Here is a close up of the reindeer.

Next I saw these and knew I had to make them for a certain crafty spider.

Lastly the workshop I went on was to make teddy bears. My daughter also came with me. 
Here's a photo of all the teddies we made that day. See if you can guess which one is mine.

Have you guessed yet? 

Mine is the one in the very middle 
( there's a bear in front and behind it). 
My daughter's is the one next to it on the left

Well I hope you've enjoyed looking at my felt creations as I said before I have been getting a lot of inspiration from Pinterest. 

I'm off to go and colour as I've recently joined the Kit and Clowder site to hopefully improve my colouring.

Kelly x

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

5th Anniversary

Hi all,

Today we're celebrating Scrappers Delights 5th anniversary.
We are having a bloghop and our theme is "All you need is love".

You should have arrived here from Veselka
If you came straight here you can start the hop here.

Here's my card

I used the image Cupid 3.

You can find this image here

I mustn't forget my letter. ( sorry I forgot to add it earlier)
Don't forget to collect all of the letters on your way around.

Your next stop on the hop is Valou.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop.

Kelly x

Challenges I'm entering
Paper Minutes - Love is in the air
Card mania challenges -Love is all around

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Digi Galore and Friday Sketch Challenge.

Hi all
Its Challenge time  at Digi Galore 

The theme is Valentine / Love 

We are sponsored by 
 The winner will receive 
  $10 to spend in store  

Here's my card. I used Rose Garden by First Edition. I also coloured with my Inktense pencils.

I used the sketch from Friday Sketch Challenge.
You have two weeks at both challenge blogs to join.

I hope you like it.
Kelly x

Friday, 31 January 2014

Scrappers Delights

Hi all,

The challenge over at Scrapper's Delights is 'Your favourite colour'

One of my favourite colours is burgundy.

Here's my card

This is the first time I've used inktense pencils. I haven't added any water to this as I was a little scared
I would ruin it. Next time I'll add water.

You can find Honey Here.

I hope you will join us in the challenge.

Kelly x

Challenges I'm entering

Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Crafts Girls Challenges - Anything goes

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

I'm back

Happy New Year to you all. 
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. We did.
Well I've finally managed to unpack enough of my craft bits to make a card.
So My first card of 2014 is for Scrappers Delights.
I am now part of the challenge team and the theme is Let's Celebrate.
I'm celebrating love.

Here it is

I went for using the First edition pack Boho as the colours are nice and warm. 
I especially needed to feel a bit warm after the weather we've been having lol.
I used copics to colour her in.

I have used the new version of Honey 2

You can find her here.

Well I hope you liked my first card. I can safely say that usually blogging has commenced and I can't wait to make some new cards for the DT's I'm on. I have also gotten interested in Needle Felting so I'll be sharing those makes on here too. Plus I have enrolled into the Lifebook 2014 course and will possible share my makes with you on here.


Kelly x