I have had a massive pile of half finished projects on the end of my desk and in a box for ages. I have decided that with christmas coming and a few craft fairs I am booked for and my Folksy shop I had better get around to finishing them all off before I start anything new. So I have been doing exactly that.
These are are couple of the things from "the box"
Lost Coast Angel Wooden Box
Aviator Cheese Box
I have now listed both of these for sale in my Folksy Shop.
Saturday, 22 October 2011
The current challenge on the Stampotique blog is tags. I had used a king sized tag for this and the background has been done using lots of messy things, distress stains, Claudine Hellmuth Paints, multi-medium a few beadazzles for good measure and all done a blue and green shade to mimic the sea to make the wacky little mermaid feel right at home. Finished with a few twists of ribbon and a seahorse charm.
This tag did change theme half way through as it was originally going to be halloween and if you look closely you can see pale skulls in the background, but it had a mind of its own as things often do and ended up as this instead.
In the UK I buy my stampotique stamps and most of my craft supplies from HappyDaze and all the items I have used on this tag are available from the online shop
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
This week for Happy Daze I have used two pieces of memory glass to make a little hanging decoration. I did a little collage to fit the glass and then sandwiched it between the two pieces with UTEE to make a faux solder. I did not have the colour UTEE I wanted so after it was set onto the glass I added a quick tap over with a paint dabber in black to make it a bit more gloomy looking. I also used this on the small charm at the bottom and the jewellery connector that I have used at the top to hang it from.
There is still time to enter the current challenge, to see all the details visit the blog post here
Monday, 17 October 2011
I was tidying up my desk today and I found this buried under a pile of things. I thought I had lost it, but no there it was hiding, as it has wings on it I thought I would blog it as a reminder of the current Crafty Individuals Challenge.
On this I have used the stamps CI-108 and CI-258.
The background is done with claudine Hellmuth paints and viva decor, both of which are available from Happy Daze.
To see all the details of the current Craft Individuals Challenge have a look at the blog post here.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
This is an altered cheese box. It has been altered using paints, mica sprays and distress inks.
I made the flowers one evening when I was watching TV. I made up a whole load of white ones so I could alter them to what ever colour I wanted. I mixed up a bit of distress re-inker in a mini mister and spritzed it on followed by some mica spray to age it.
The dressmaker label is a Crafty individual image. The Claudine Hellmuth paints, the mica sprays and ink pads are all available from HappyDaze as are the charms I have used.
The Pearls and Buttons are vintage and are from my own stash.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
I wanted to share this altered sweetie tin with you as it has one of my favourite stamps of the moment on it. I have the stamp in two different sizes I love it so much. It's from the fairly new british companmy IndigoBlu and you can see the full range of their stamps here.
This tin started life as a M & S sweet tin and it can be found for sale in my Folksy shop and in my own online shop. Links for both are in my side bar.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
I have faffed around for a year or two trying to get my stamping onto candles to look OK, and I want to shout I HAVE CRACKED IT lol.
This is a basic church candle and the stamps I have used on it to turn it into a spooky Halloween candle are, the Tim Holtz Cobweb one and A Teesha More stamp.The Teesha More stamps are now available to buy in the UK from Happy Daze and you can see the range of stamps that are stocked here.
Dont forget the current challenge A HappyDaze is Halloween and Christmas, to see all the details of how to be in with a chance of winning the £15.00 shop voucher have a look on the blog for all the details.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
It's my turn to blog for the Happy Daze Team, and I have altered a little beer mat using some of the lovely new Halloween stamps that are in the shop.
This also falls into the new theme on the blog for the October challenge. To see all the details of how this was made and how to enter into the new challenge and be in with a chance of winning the £15.00 gift voucher, have a look on the blog.
also linked to the Tando Creative challenge
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Sunday, 2 October 2011
Yes it's the start of the month so that means it's time for the new challenge on on the Crafty Individuals site. For all the details of this month challenge check out the blog post here.
The theme this month is winged things and I have altered a wooden box this month using distress stains and the CI stamp CI-179.
The wooden box, distress stains and the filigree corners that I have used as feet are all available from Happy Daze.