Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Thought i would show you my daughters Rubber Chicken today ! She went to Camp America and they all had to take Rubber Chickens ! I decorated my daughters with a beaded neck collar to make it stand out from the rest !
Hope you like ? xx

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Candle holder

I really enjoyed using the wire mesh for the earring holder and wondered what else I could do with it.

A friend had suggested using alcohol inks to colour it, so I started experimenting.

Here is what I came up with:

The instructions are HERE

There is a call out for new DT members are Fiskarettes HERE, it's for 3 months and I've had great fun being part of it.

Don't forget you still have time to enter the latest fiskarettes COMPETITION there are some wonderful prizes.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer School

Are you looking for something to get your mojo flowing?
Over on HSS Summer School is starting.

" Summer School SessionWhere: Happy Scrappin' ScrapbookingWhen: July 23, 2009 to August 17, 2009What: Summer School is in session at Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking! The teachers have prepared their lesson plans and students are gearing up for some fun challenges. Learning has never been so great. It will be so much fun you will want to make sure you make it to class this summer. Be prepared for inspiration, fun challenges and RAKs galore"

It is going to be so much fun. The DT are so inspiring and there's a great gallery to browse.

Each month there is a LO of the month and Card of the month competition with a Gift Card to the online shop as a prize, what more can a girl ask for.

They also have a DT call, anyone can apply.
So what are you waiting for? Get your self over there and join in the fun.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Altered Frame

Have you ever had one of those days when you have an idea, you think will be lovely and it turns out to be utter rubbish?
I've had one of those weeks, it wasn't helped by the fact I felt awful and couldn't stop coughing.
It's DT upload for me again on Fiskarettes and this is what I came up with: (after chucking one project in the bin)

You could use it as a photoframe as well. The mesh I bought from a Motor Spares shop, it's aluminium and cheap. It's for using as base to fill holes in car body work. You can buy wire mesh from craft shops but it's more expensive.
Instructions are HERE
Don't forget to enter the COMPETITION over on Fiskarettes, you still have time and there are great prizes to be won:)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Shrink Plastic

This week I decided to use shrink plastic for my DT project on Fiskarettes.

I love working with it.

The instructions are HERE

The only slight problem I had was the pens running on the sanded side. Iused my Zig Dottariffic, they are great fun and so juicy.

While you're over on the Fiskarettes blog do check out the latest COMPETITION
There are some great prizes to win.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Funky Flower

It's time for my next DT project on Fiskarettes. This time I made a fabric flower.

and here's a close up

You could wear it as a brooch or attach it to a comb or use it to decorate a bag.
The instructions are HERE

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My first tiara

I've had a great day today. I should have been catching up on the house work but my friend Jayne offered to teach me how to make a tiara.

Here's my first attempt, well it was the second really as I managed to break the wire on the flower the first time!
Jayne makes the most beautiful tiaras, have a look HERE.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Handbag Charm

Today was an exciting day for me, my first ever DT project was published. I made this handbag charm. They are really easy to make, instructions are HERE

They don't cost a lot as you can use broken jewelery and leftover beads from other projects.

For findings, beads and advice try G.J. Beads. They are my favourite bead suppliers and have a huge range of beads to choose from.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


A while ago Fiskarettes put out a call for a DT for 3 months. I decided to bite the bullet and applied. I was lucky enough to be chosen and have a box of tools on their way to me. I just love Fiskars tools, the scissors they produce are the best.
It's a great Blog to dip into, there's lots of inspiration and each month there's a competition with Fiskars tools as a prize.
Check it out HERE

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Capture The Magic

Life has been really busy recently.
Half-term week we rented a cottage on the Norfolk Coast, it was a lovely relaxing break. Plenty of long walks on the beach and lots of photo opportunities. We visited the seals on Scroby Sands, one was playing in the wake of the boat.
On the way back we called in at Capture The Magic, it is an absolute Aladdins Cave for Scrapbookers and card makers. An hour had passed so quickly, there was a demonstration of the new Zig Dotta-Riffic pens, I just had to have some, well they were on special offer. My doodles are going to look much better now. If you're in the area, do call in, everywhere you turn there is something new to see. The staff are really friendly and helpful and you can browse as long as you like.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Blog Candy

There is some wonderful Blog Candy around at the moment. Have a look HERE for a selection of stash.

Over on Chris's blog there is a chance to win a note book border punch.

Good luck

Friday, March 20, 2009

Melt Pot Fun

I had a Melt Pot for my Birthday and yesterday morning a friend and I got together to play and try out some techniques. There is so much you can do with it.

Here are some of the things we made

The bracket is an attempt at 2 tone dipping but didn't quite work as I'd hoped.
The heart and star were cut using tiny biscuit cutters and then dusted with pearl powders once they'd cooled.
I'm looking forward to playing some more.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Floral Card

I have lots of stash that I've bought and can't possibly use as it's too nice. Were's the sense in that? So this year I've decided to use what I've got. Over on HSS lots of people have been using the coredinations cardstock. I love the effects you can get. On this card the purple and green are coredinations. It was so easy to get a vein effect on the leaves and paler edges. I used my Fiskars shape boss (another thing that's been stuck in a cupboard) to emboss the floral oval and then added some silk flowers, a button and some bling. The bling was cut from a word I got in a bargain pack, it said Hot stuff, which isn't a title I would use. Cutting it up gave me oodles of tiny gems. The background card is actually pale lemon pearlescent, but it didn't photograph very well.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Over on the Fiskarettes Blog there is a new competition with a great prize, you can make a card, LO or something in fabric or anything else you can think of. It's free to register.

Also if you're going to the NEC for the Craft show sign up and you can collect a free gift from the Fiskars stand. Details If you go on the Saturday, you need to be at the Fiskars stand for 1:45 and there will be tea and a chance to play with the new tools for 2009. All you need to do is register and post to say you will be there!
I was reading a thread over on HSS and one of the members had posted this link. It's absolutely hilarious. Do go and check it out, if you're having an off day it will certainly make you smile.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

More Blog Candy

I've been Blog hopping again and come across this BLOG CANDY
It's some gorgeous Basic Grey stash

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tear Drop Necklace

There really is nothing like feeling beads moving under your fingers. I have made several of these necklaces in a rainbow of colours to match outfits for my daughter.

The seed beads are matte black, I love the contrast between the matte and shiney crystal. The beads came from GJBEADS , my favourite bead supplier and shop. If you're ever in Cornwall do go and visit the shop at St Ives or St Erth. Gill also runs workshops, at the St Erth Shop, on Thursdays, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. You can do both if you like. They're great, you get an instruction sheet and choose your own colours of beads, last summer it was £5 and the cost of the beads you choose. Gill has loads of patience even if you keep making the same mistake:)

There is a cafe near the shop and a surf shop so something for the non-beaders in your life to do too. I shall be going again when we're next in Cornwall.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blog Candy

I've just been blog hopping and found some fantastic BLOG CANDY. Do check it out.
There's some more HERE and HERE

Monday, February 16, 2009

Forgot to show you this !!!

Over at HSS I made this scrapbooking page, the challenge was to use all White apart from your photo & though it was really hard to photograph I'm really pleased with the L/O .
To make me more chuffed I won 1st prize, you might have heard the screams of delight !

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentines card

I have been inspired by Fiskarettes to make a Valentines card.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My First reluctant post !!!

I have been persuaded to join in with the blogging world and my friend JAYNE has helped me set this up. We plan to update the Blog and add some colour and a nice banner but for now this is how it will be. :D

I have added a few photos of my recent crafting spree. Hope you like.

Lynne xx