Saturday, 25 July 2015

A Bit of Upcycling :o)

Hello everyone, I've missed blogging for a few weeks...several reasons: the main one is that work has been very stressful & tiring - we've had a new computer system & it is completely different to our old one & we haven't been given much training & we're short staffed too! Also I've just found Pocket Letters, have you seen them?  I love them, I've made 2 now (will post more about them another time) & I love the idea that they're a cross between ATCs & a gift (you put lots of crafty goodies in the pockets & swap with peeps) :o) We're also clearing out our loft & found lots of LPs, 45s, cassettes & floppy discs.  I hate throwing anything away & am always looking for how things can be reused or altered so I searched the internet & came up with some ideas & I made these cassette pen pots, a floppy disc post it notes holder & some vinyl record bowls.  I am quite pleased with all of them & it means less to throw away - so it's win, win lol.

I'm entering these challenges: (I did check the rules & think they should be okay)
Craft My Life - All Crafts
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Anything But a Card - Anything Goes

I hope you're all having a great weekend & finding time to craft (it's very wet here & hubby's watching sport on tv so I'm trying to catch up a bit but I'm also still trying to sort stuff from loft & rearrange my craft room).

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

A Little Birdie Told Me...

We're on holiday from work this week & are doing lots of sorting in the house  but we are making time for a bit of fun too though - today we played Foot Golf with our youngest son Stuart which was definitely fun! (It is what it says it is - you have a football & kick it into the (big) hole).  Then we went for a meal out & watched a movie at home after :o)

You get the idea

I've found a little time to blog this card I made for a close friends birthday recently.  I used an image that I've had for ages from Pink Cat Studio (& is one that I love using for birthdays) which I coloured with ProMarkers.  I used a punched cupcake border & die cut cupcake. I finished off with a doily, some pearls & stamped greeting.
The challenges:
Crafty Time - Punches or Dies
Cute Card Thursday - We Love Cake
House of Cards - Food &/or Colour Inspiration
Little Red Wagon - Birthday
Simon Says - Furry Friends (some DT members used birds so I guess its okay :o)

I hope you're having a great week xx

Thursday, 2 July 2015

All Dressed Up Challenge :o)

Helloo I hope you're all having a fabulous week.  We have some nice weather in the UK at last, although here on the east coast it's been quite cloudy & a bit windy (but at least it's not raining lol).  Today is the last  All Dressed Up challenge before our summer break (we will be back August 15th).  As always it's Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up image.  It's my son & DIL's 3rd wedding anniversary soon & I thought this Just Married image was perfect (unfortunately I had bit of a disaster with ink running so I had to cut it out & had to cut the 2 little birds off cos they were just too fiddly lol).  The image was coloured with ProMarkers.  The bunting is die cut & coloured to match the image.  The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.  The papers are digi & from Snap Click Supply Co.& I finished the card with a brad, pearls, heart doily & flowers.  I hope you can join us & don't forget there are Freebies HERE so you have no excuse ;o)

The challenges:
Oddball Art Stamps - Summer Fun
Dragonfly Dreams - Special Occasion
Gem of a Challenge - Summer Time
That Craft Place - Lots of Layers
Get Creative - Include Flowers
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes 
Stamp & Create - Summer Fun 
Whoopsi Daisy - Summer Fun
Scrap & Craft - Celebrations
I Love ProMarkers - Summer 
The Crafter's Cafe - Summer Fun

Inside the card
Thanks for looking :o)