Sunday, August 29, 2010

SImon Says Stamp and Show

This is a mirror that I started a long while ago and have just finished. It is a 20th Wedding Anniversary gift for my DH. I am entering it into the wonderful challenge at Simon Say Stamp and Show. This week is T!m Holtz inspired! As he is my absolute crafting idol this was no trouble at all.

I covered the frame with paper which a friend gave me. I made some flowers from grunge paper. The large one was embossed using one of Tim's texture fades, sprayed with a mixture of tattered rose and vintage photo  from a mini-mister, then swiped with fired brick and finally touched with Perfect Pearls gold. BTW the ticket says Trust not Rust. I added a photo from our wedding day into a memory frame and added a metal tag.

In one corner I added a metal picture corner. I just love these and use them sparingly. You can just see in the corner of the mirror a little fragment with a calendar from August, the month of our wedding.

I then added some of the lovely metal numbers. I used tea-dye and vintage photo distress embossing powders  to these to give them an aged appearance. I also added a Love key and some butterflies. Et VoilĂ , a Tim inspired mirror frame.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Hi WOYWWer's! Sorry I'm late, but I got the chance for a lie-in this morning and grabbed it with both eyes. On my desk today you can see the new toys that I am about to play with. I am using the die and Texture Fades for a class that I am giving at the GBCE in Athlone on 25th September. The class is called 'All about Tim'. I am so excited about it. In the background is 'DD' (named by Mandy and Betty), my gorgeous needle felted bear which was made by an extremely talented lady Dorothy Dinsmore. In the background you can also see my new little green tote. I have been looking for one of these for a while and happened to spot one in Tesco last week filled with children's gardening tools. The kids were happy with the tools and I was happy with the tool bag.


A close up of 'DD'

You can download these sheets on the Ranger website to help you organise your colours.
 I'm off to check out everyone's desks now. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

WOYWW 04/08/2010

Hi everyone welcome to WOYWW, hosted by the wonderful Julia. Those of you who saw my desk last week will be amazed to see the actual desk here, as opposed to everything piled up on it like last week. I still have some little houses waiting to be altered. The card in front is one a made as a sample for a sketch challenge in our monthly craft club. Shock, horror time I have used papers from my 'Lost and Found' paper stack. I also used my new 'Bingo' texture fade folder. The ribbon on the right has little red birds on it, I used it last night to make a hanger for a lovely fabric birdy that my friend Mandy gave me yesterday. It is now hanging in my kitchen.

Isn't it just lovely? I just love those little gingham wings.

This is the complete overview of the desk, somehow from this view it doesn't look quite so tidy. The ever faithful glue and heat guns on the side. The large wad of papers on the right is actually a letter stand which contains my have to have at hand, pieces of card and paper and stamped images and embossed card and, you can see where I am going with this right?
Anyway, pop over to Julia's blog and take a look at all the other lovely desks.