Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Upcycling project

My spare room needed a bit of tlc, so I decided to upcycle a lamp and a small set of drawers.
The drawers were originally beech and from ikea, I've used matt white spray paint from Wilkinsons and gave it two coats, leaving a day inbetween coats.
In the groove of the drawers I cut some scrapbook paper to size and distressed with faded jeans distress ink then used UHU glue to adhere.

The lamp started off with a yellow check shade (yuck) so I also used some spray paint on that & finished with some flowers and butterflies that I punched out.

I don't have a before photo but I'm really pleased with how they turned out and they're definitely an improvement to what they were.

Again not the best photo, but think I'm improving, well I hope{lol}.

Maria  x

Friday, 15 May 2015

Summer necklace

Ok, second attempt at jewellery making with air dry clay, I moulded the shapes I wanted, let them dry {24 hrs, sooo frustrating}.  I then painted them with craft paint and a metallic gold pen, finished off with a matt varnish.  Used gold coloured jewellery wire { wrapped around a thick pen to make the coils} to finish it off.

Mmmm, not sure!!!

Air Dry Clay

I've been dying to have a try at making some jewellery for a while, like most crafters I've already acquired more jewellery making items, along with all my other crafty stash [including air dry clay] than I know what to do with, lol.

So, with some pastry cutters to make the flowers some pretty beads & pearlescent paint, then a chain, this is the end result.

Not the best of pics [I definitely need LOADS of practice].  I'm quite happy with this as a first attempt, not sure about the chain though!!

Maria x

Friday, 8 May 2015

Recently I have also been using my Silhouette Cameo (love this machine sooo much).
I've made a family tree of my children with their partners and my two beautiful Granddaughters.

It's for my craft room, however, not sure whether the black makes it too stark x

Apologies in advance for the messy photo (I'm only glad you can't see the rest of my craft room) x


Hi, this is the first card I have made using the Serif free software (downloaded from the Daisy Trail website).
It's been a while since I made cards and I thoroughly enjoyed making this x

And this is the inside.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Back after 3 years!!

Can't believe it has been 3 years since I posted on here.  I haven't been very well but have recently started crafting again and hopefully can post some piccies soon x