Friday, 2 December 2016

Bingo Recycled....

Whilst clearing out a cupboard last month I found 4 of these chipboard Bingo boards that I had bought a very long time ago in one of these 99p shops and  thought they would come in handy for something ...SO I decided they would make nice little Christmas gifts a little note pad for shopping lists etc and this is the end result...
I was very please with how it turned out, just some some SU designer paper, bought some note pads from ASDA and used my SU Botanical Blooms die to decorate does have a little pull out tab at the top which you can hang it up on the wall.

Its another very cold day down here in Somerset but not as cold as the last two days so hope you all are managing to keep warm.

Have a great weekend whatever you are doing

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Pixies Snippets Playground challenge week 257

Managed to find these letters and snowflake in my bits box so I was able to make a very quick CAS card for Pixies Snippets playground this week and of course its another Christmas card for my stack.
There are some lovely things on offer on the challenge this week so why not pop over and take a look or even better join in..

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Friday, 25 November 2016

Botanical Blooms....

 Cant believe its so long since I last posted but its been a busy month...anyway had a couple of hours to myself this morning and so hada chance to play with a new set of Stampin Up dies that I bought called Botanical Blooms.
I love this set because you can use up all your scraps of card to make your flowers which is exactly what I did...the sentiment comes from the S U set Afterthoughts set...
Sorry I've also neglected my blogging friends but hope to catch up with you all over the weekend..

I'm hoping to have a day in the craft room on Sunday..

Thanks for looking

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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Pixie's Snippet challenge ...week 254

Thes little rabbits started off part of  a scenic card which ended up in the bin but decided to resuce part of the card i.e. the rabbits and together with other scraps I managed to made a card which is ideal for this weeks Pixies Snippets Playgound challenge . 
The little rabbits are part of a Hobby Art set (which we can see in a previous  post) just added another rabbit, found the hanging snowflakes and the sentiment in my scrap box...the snow background is a Memory Box die in the end I managed to piece a card together!


Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Paperback Wreath....

 Another recycled paperback.....this time I've made a wreath and apart from a little bit of glitter in the centre with the glittery bauble I've left the pages of the book as they can ink your papers, spray them or even glitter them if you wish but I think they look nicer left plain.....

I know some people think that its a sin to destroy books but these were destined for the recycling plant so all  I've done is to recycled them myself... I like to use really old books as you get a lovely brown-sepia edge to the papes but if you like it white then use one thats less aged... our local library also sell their unwanted books for 10p each and depending on the size of the book you can either make one or two of these small wreaths from it...

I'm hoping these might sell at my craft fair...

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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Jar of Love...

 This is my first attempt at making a card with my new Stampin Up set Jar of Love....not particularly happy with my card but I just wanted to try it...with the polymer stamps  its so easy to do the two part stamping...there are so many stamps with this set I think its going to get used a lot its just having the time to 'play'...
I dont have a lot of time to 'play' at the moment as I am doing a craft fair in a couple of weeks so trying to get things made for that...

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Winter scene....

Last Thursday I went with a couple of friends to a craft show at Shepton Mallett...not that I needed anymore crafty bits you understand!
It was a lovely surprise to see Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art demonstrating there ... I stood and watched Jenny playing with the Nature Tail set and also using some watercolour Zig pens from Kuretake I decided to buy the stamp set  along with 4 of the pens which I used to colour the reindeer and rabbit.
The above card was my first attempt, not very pleased with it as one of the reindeers looks like his carrying a Christmas tree on his back..

I was so much happier with my 2nd card and although I decided to brush the sky with my duster brushed rather than using watercolour I thought it looked better...I really enjoyed creating the little scenes ... Lookout for what ended up in the bin in my snippets post later next week.

The grandchildren break up today so not a lot of time will be spent crafting..

Have a great weekend...

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