Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Flower Wreath - Finished at last!

For those of you who have seen this wreath lurking in the background on some of my previous posts, this is the finished product. I am happy with the amount of flowers on it at last. I kept seeing empty spots when I held it up that I had to fill. I ended up making some smaller flowers and putting them around the sides.

This is a close-up of the top of the wreath.

I also made this one today. It has a much more muted colour scheme and I wrapped the wreath in a dark green Hessian ribbon first to take the blank look away. It meant that I needed a lot less flowers for this one than the last. We live and learn eh?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday

Well it's Wednesday again and as you can see by the shocking state of my desk, I have been busy starting lots of projects. I must say that not a lot of them got finished, but we will battle on! In the foreground are some tags, The orange one was inspired by Linda Elbourne in the latest issue of Craft Stamper. She used just one colour of distress ink to create a complete piece. My flower heart wreath is still languishing in the background and I have also started to alter a bingo clipboard. This needs lots more work.

I was crafting with friends on Monday night and everything that I brought with me is still piled up on the side of the desk.

On a tidier note, this is one of my storage areas, complete with Regie Pie puppet. and one of my 'Wishing' Bird Houses.

And this is another storage area. Hope you enjoyed your visit.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Badge

This is my entry for the Tuesday Taggers Challenge this week, and for Paper Cutz Challenge #31. I am making St. Patrick's Day badges at the moment, so I thought I would enter one of them. This is the badge attached to the wearer. It is a ribbon rosette with a paper rose in the centre and some lovely green Hessian ribbon at the back. It is attached with a standard badge pin.

This is the badge as it comes on the tag.
This is the back of the tag. It says Happy St. Patrick's Day in both Irish and English.

Monday, March 8, 2010

An Alternative St. Patrick's Day Badge?

I love St. Patrick's Day but I hate the tackiness of lots of the badges, decorations and other paraphernalia that goes with it. So this year I have decided to make my own badges and here is the first one. The rose in the centre is made using Sasafrass paper and the rosette behind is just a little ribbon. I backed it with a punched flower and a badge pin et VoilĂ ! I am going to make some more over the next few days, so watch this space.

Regie Pie- He's my new guy!

This my dear bloggers is the marvellous Regie Pie- One eye go Bye! Isn't he great. He is one of the Grumptys. I got him yesterday at The Crafty Market which is held every month in the Dublin Food Coop in Newmarket Square, Dublin. I fell in love with him and all of his pals and had to bring one of them home with me. Myself and my good friends Mandy and Betty took a trip up to Dublin yesterday to check out the Crafty Market. We all loved it. A great atmosphere, lots of wonderful crafty people selling their wares, fab organic food at great prices and even a belly dancing display and some live music thrown in. Well worth a visit if you happen to be in Dublin on the first Sunday of the month. We couldn't resist dropping by the Cath Kidston outlet in Kildare on the way home. 

I got these lovelies and a new cover for my ironing board! What a lovely day we had.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Stampman Fabulous giveaway

Look at this fab giveaway from the Stampman. Imagine winning these? You can choose the ink pads or the re-inkers. Those of you who have seen my recent post know that I have already got my ink pads, but I have all of my fingers and toes crossed that I win the re-inkers.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Gingersnap Creations- GC44- Random Redhead Challenge

Well Gingersnap is 1 year old. So of course we all need to celebrate. I have made this card for the challenge. It is my first easel card, (I know I must be the only person on the crafting planet not to have made one of these before now) and I am giving it to my son who is 15 today. Boys cards can be so difficult to make sometimes. I have used some of my new Di's, bundled sage, forest moss and a little pumice stone, to colour the background. I overstamped in the same colours with the Stampers Anonymous swirl and made a little collage type background with the other stamps from the set. I re-stamped the gorgeous birdie and stuck him on with some silicone glue. The paper is some old stuff from my stash which was a pinky-beige colour but I got at it with the trusted inks and adjusted it.

What's on your workdesk. Wednesday.

I have decided to join Julia today. I love seeing what people are up to and how messy their desks can get. As you can see I am really untidy. I have been trying out my new distress ink colours and some crackle paint and corrugated cardboard. Behind the inks you can see the paper flower wreath that I am working on. I have also just finished decorating my ink storage tin (see picture below).

You can just see my little tote which has some of my re-inkers in.

I pasted various bits 'n' bobs onto the tin and then dragged some 'Lettuce' paint over the top.

I couldn't resist taking a photo of all of my inks together.