I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, I have enjoyed spending time at home with family and recharging my batteries before returning to work in January.
I thought I would share two projects with you today that I made just before Christmas, both were made to give as gifts for my school Headmaster and his wife.
So after having a little a go at wood turning back in the summer, I have now taken this up as a new hobby! I work out in the shed at the moment which is a little cold but the patio heater comes in handy! I have a small lathe set up for now, and was lucky enough to be given a large lathe and lots of tools.
In October I joined Kent Wood Turners and A.W.G.B, have had two lessons so far but still have much to learn!
My First Pen in Acrylic
The pen is a sienna Pen in blue acrylic and the seam ripper is in Turquoise acrylic
I hope you have all been safe and well during lockdown and this worrying time that we are all going through.
I have been fairly busy and sometimes lazy lol, but not always crafting, I’ve been running, managed my 1st half marathon in August of this year raising money for Tommy’s baby charity, work has been quite busy too.
I’ve had two weddings my daughters and my step sons, and I made invitations and place names for them, a new baby has arrived! 5th grandchild little Clay, he arrived in April this year.
I had a go at Paddle boarding that was fun and also tried some wood turning, I enjoyed that but that wasn’t so easy lol.
However I did make these bottles some time ago, and thought it was about time to start sharing my makes again.
I had these lovely shaped bottles that also had some lovely tasting wine in them, which I thoroughly enjoyed! lol
I started off by covering them with some masking tape, one smooth and the other rough to add some texture.
The glass bottles had a nice diamond pattern on it, so I followed this shape and glued the string in place finishing off by wrapping it around the top.
Using Finnabair art alchemy waxes I covered the the diamonds and the string.
Then I sprayed it with a gloss sealer and added some embelishments.
I added the moon and tassels to finish off.
The back view
full view front
These are the products that I used for this project
Hi visitors and welcome to my running friends if you haven’t been here before. I have been asked by my running buddies if I could put my medal holders on display, so here they are so far. Not just for running though, as I have made a couple for children. Many have the same flowers […]
I was asked to make the table plan for my step son Rik and his future wife Abi, they had a beautiful wedding last week, and the theme was a rustic vibe and the venue looked amazing, so congratulations to the happy couple who are now on their honeymoon.
I think I can say on behalf of everyone there it was a truly wonderful day.
I used a sheet of A1 mount board for the base, printed off the names on to some kraft card cut to correct size, then hot foiled it in red and mounted it onto some wine coloured card cut slightly larger leaving a 5mm border. I add some lace to each one and glues them into position.
I used some wider lace and contrasting ribbon and finished off with a wooden heart, I continued the lace to the back of the mountboard and the glued another sheet of mountboard to it so that it gave the whole table plan some extra strength.
For the Wedding card I typed up lots of loving and romantic meaningful words in different fonts and added their names and wedding date to the centre the printed it off on some silk card.
I then heat foiled it in silver and cut it out using a heart-shaped die, and then using a larger die cut another heart from silver mirror card. I mat and layered it using mirror cars and silk card and mount this onto my scalloped base card. I stamped the sentiment in black versafine ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, and added a few gems to finish.
I think the Bride & Groom were happy with my efforts lol
My friend Barbara went to a family wedding and the place names were cut from wood, they look so lovely, and she asked me if I could make her something with them.
So this is what I made for her….hope she likes it lol x
I used a sheet of blue card and cut it to size for this it was 8cm x 8cm, and the white card 7cm x 7cm
And framed it all in an 8 x 8 box frame
Using Heartfelt creations delicate aster flowers stamp and die.
I coloured them with chipped sapphire and broken china distress inks and used a ball tool to shape, for the leaves I used forest moss and peeled paint and shaped them also.
I then glued them together and when I was happy with the shape I coated them with a layer of varnish, for the centre of the flowers I used glossy accents and sprinkled some black flower soft in the centre, then adhered them to the card using silicone glue.
I arranged them on the card until I was happy with the layout and glued in place the wooden names and little pearls.
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!
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.