It’s been a while!
I have recently taken up running!!
I joined a club called Beginners2runners in January and graduated about 10 weeks later. After being able to run a 5k.
I haven’t really done any running since leaving school, many moons ago!!
I am actually amazed that I can do it, even more so that I love running.
Anyway I only have one medal at the moment but hope to add to my collection.
I kept seeing medal holders pop up on face book so I decided to make one for myself.
As usual my friendly MDF and some distress inks, a flowery stamp and some water-colour pencils.
Firstly I printed out the words and running lady onto some card and then foiled it.
Then glued it onto the MDF and trimmed it.
I used picked raspberry, salty ocean and wilted violet distress inks for my background and blended them together. Then I stamped the flowers and heat embossed them with black embossing powder. I coloured the flowers using Inktense pencils and a white pen.
I added some splodges and little leaves then sprayed it all over with a clear sealer.
I cut out black circles to take the letters and behind these are the hooks for the medals. To finish off I added gems and some clear wink of stella.
I hope it’s not too long before it gets filled up lol, my one medal looks a bit lonely!
I’m not really fabulous but it’s encouraging lol
Thanks for looking today
It’s a lovely sunny day here in Lordswood so I thought I would share my Sunny Scrapbook page with you all today.
Its coming up to Chloe’s 6th Birthday and usually I buy flowers for my daughter Shan, but I thought I would make her a gift this year instead.
I haven’t made many scrapbook pages as I am quite a beginner at this, the pages I have made and put in an album don’t get seen often, so I thought Shan could display it for as long as she wants then when she wants to change the picture it can go in an album and I can make a new one to display for a while.
I had some flowery paper to use as my main page but after taking the advice of my friend Sue Bage it turned out much better as she suggested a white background. So thanks Sue x.
I used Heartfelt creations Cut Mat Create dies 1A,1B,2A,2B to mat and layer my photos, inked the edges of the white embossed card with distress ink in ripe persimmon and used the flowery paper to cut out the leaves.
I added a few embellishments and put it in a white frame to which I added some silver gilding flakes and then varnished it.
White box frame
Gilding sheet in silver
Thanks for looking enjoy your day
I liked the shaped of this coffee syrup bottle and wanted to bling it up a bit.
After painting it with gesso, I mixed up some chalky grey paint with some black gesso and painted it onto the bottle with a sponge,
then went over it with white acrylic paint again using a sponge.
I chose a black and white napkin and separated the three layers, using just the patterned layer.
It was glued on with mod podge and varnished once dry.
The lace at the top was brown, but I went over it with a black pro marker and glued it in place.
I added the bling and some glitter paper to the little indents of the glass.
Then finished off with Heartfelt creation delicate Aster flowers, which I painted in silver and added some feathers.
Thanks for looking today
I found a really lovely paper pad by Prima called Bella Rouge and used one of the papers to cover this heart.
I made the flower using Heartfelt creations delightful daisy and coloured with distress inks.
Then I brushed the petals with some varnish and dipped them into some glitter.
The sentiment is from Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley which can from Hobby Lobby.
I added a red bead and some string to finish off
Hope you like it
Its not long now and Im frantically making bits and bobs as I’m always behing lol.
Here are a few quick and easy Christmas tags I have made using grey board and a Tim Holtz tag die.
I have decorated some with backing papers and some I have just blended distress inks.
All finished off with some ribbon.
Stamps and embellishments
Backing paper, Martha Stewart leaf punch
polystyrene balls coloured with pro markers and dipped in glitter
wooden Noel embellishment
Backing paper, leaf punch, wooden embellishment,
some recycled plastic berries dipped in glitter
Joy, let it snow, Silent night
Distress inks for the background, stamps and embossing powders
Merry Christmas Mum
Backing paper, handmade clay heart and leaf punch
Backing paper, leaf punch, handmade clay heart
Happy Crafting everyone
I have been doing a little recycling this weekend.
I had some laminate flooring left over which Hubby very kindly cut to shape for me.
This side I have left untouched as it’s the back, the front I have covered with gesso and painted the edges with chalky paint.
I had some Disney princess papers to use up, so I have cut them out and glued them in place.
I Covered the princesses with glossy accents, and used Heartfelt creations leafy branch for the flowers and leaves.
I used distress inks to colour them and glued them into place.
Made for my grand-daughter Chloe, she was crafting with me and saw the papers, and asked if she could have one,
well nanny always says yes lol,
Today I am sharing a mirror that I made for my mum as part of her Mothers day gift
It looks a pink here, but it is actually more lilac & purple
I cut out some embossed card using various embossing folders and glued them onto the mirror, then painted it with two colours of chalky paint.
I added some Inka gold and cosmic shimmer gilding wax to highlight some of the embossing.
I cut three layers of card to make the frame and painted it in creamy white and then added some gems.
The bird cage is Tim Holtz sizzix die caged bird. Covered with silver Inka Gold.
The flower is Heartfelt Creations delicate aster with some flower soft added to the centre
I also added some wooden letters to finish off
Thank for popping in today
I am having a chilled out relaxing Mothers day and hope you are enjoying you day too.
Here are two Mothers Day cards that I made.
For my background I have used distress inks, then applied Viva glitter paste in Fuchsia, through a stencil,
stamped my sentiment
then added some gems to the butterflies.
For this card I have applied Starlights metallic paste in two colours
added the sentiment, bow and gem
The Sentiments are from Quietfire Designs
Stencils from Imagination Crafts
Starlight Metallic paints from Imagination Crafts
thank you for popping in today
Welcome to my blog today
I made this card for my Daughter Shannon, she moved into her new home this weekend,
I wish her every happiness, and know she is thrilled to bits.
So for her card I used Heartfelt Creations Floral Doorway & Latch stamp, and coloured it in with Inktense pencils.
I used glossy accents over part of the handle.
Added liquid pearls to the flowers, and a wooden key, which I rubbed over with silver Inka Gold.
The letters are from Tattered Lace, and I added some wooden hearts.
Then mat and layered onto Black & white card.
Thanks for looking today
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wish you all a Happy New Year.
Now its back to reality settling back into work and getting up early haha.
While I was at home over the festive period I finally got around to making my Tonic box which was a present from the previous year!!
I chose my papers from the K&Company, Hannah scrapbook pad
I used crackle and wax, made some plaster of paris flowers and coloured them with distress inks, then spritzed them with a shimmer and added some wired beads
I used some black soot distress ink over the cream paint on the wood to give an old used look
I’m happy with the way it turned out it did take about a week though, now I have to decide where it’s going to live and what to keep in it!