Monday, 15 February 2016

Just for you

This was a quick card I made using my silhouette cameo.
White card & polka dot pink paper are from Docrafts.
The sentiment {free from a magazine} I stamped in spun sugar distress ink. 
I sprayed the entire card in pearl diamond sparkle from
Crafters Companion, the photo doesn't do it justice it gives it the look of pearlescent card.


Friday, 12 February 2016

Flower dress form

I made this card for my aunties Birthday.  The dress form & background paper were free downloads, unfortunately I can't remember where from.

All the flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts, the pearls, popcorn style wheat,  skeleton leaves & lace were in my stash.
The dark gold embellishment on the ribbon is a Marianne die.
The gold ribbon is silky crush ribbon from Creative Expressions.

The background paper is the same download as the front of the card & I I've printed out the sentiment.
The birdcage is a Tim Holtz die.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Glitter girls embossing board

This card was embossed with pink & white pearlescent card & pastel green & pink floral paper which was printed from a Joanna Sheen CD Rom.
I used the "Once Upon A Time embossing board" by the Glitter Girls (there is a facebook group called "The Glitter Girls Appreciation Army".

I finished off with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a sentiment from a Crafters Companion CD Rom, which I then cut with a Marianne cutting die.
I've really enjoyed using these boards again, haven't used them for so long, in fact, I'd forgotten all about them until I cleaned my craft room (pig sty).
The stand for the card was cut from a cutting file, using my Silhouette Cameo.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Princess Brooke

This card was made for my little Granddaughter & she's definitely a princess.
I used pearlescent cardstock in pink & lots of irredescent glitter.
I found a cutting file of a sandcastle that I had free with my Silhouette Cameo, and I had a play around to alter it and make it look somewhat like a fairy castle.
The bunting & clouds were also a cutting file I bought from the silhouette design store I think
they cost about 50p.  I also cut the letters out.  I added white flowersoft to the clouds to give them a "fluffy" look.
The backing card was centura pearl from Crafters Companion, which I coloured (very lightly) with spun sugar & tumbled glass distress inks.
The little fairy was in my "bit box" don't know where it was from, I must have had it years (lol)
but I thought it fitted in with the theme.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Glitter girls embossing board

I haven't used these boards for so long.
I used acetate for the perfume bottles & painted them with pearlescent paint,
& added lots of bling.

The sentiment is from a Crafters Companion cd rom.
& cut with a Marianne die.
Maria x


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Fairy birdcage

I cut this cage 3 times on my silhouette cameo (approx. 10x10), then stuck the 3 layers together to make it sturdy enough to hang on the wall.  I added plaster of paris to give it a rough "shabby" look.  Then added silver gilding flakes.
I then added the fairy that I had stamped out & coloured.  Butterflies & foliage which were also cut with silhouette and coloured, then added some gems & some paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
My Granddaughter loves it.
Maria x

Updated sideboard

Love this sideboard, it has loads of storage but it was far too dark.

So I removed all the handles, gave it a light sand, then 3 coats of Johnstones eggshell paint.

It looks so much better and makes the entire room look brighter.
Maria x

Monday, 1 February 2016

A few cards made using my Silhouette Cameo

I used Tim Holtz birdcage and bird die for this card, the flowers and lace are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, papers are from prima and I've also used faded jeans and spun sugar distress inks.

Wedding Card

I made this card using silver & white cardstock, frames & heart were cut with my silhouette and I've added some pearls, silver gems and some white satin ribbon.

All Occasion Card
I made this card with a frame cut using my silhouette,  Tim Holtz birdcage & bird die,  white & blue pearlescent card & silver mirror card.

All embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the gem on my ribbon was made using my glue gun & glitter.

Craft room floor

I wanted something different on my craft room floor so took the laminate up and cut up some of my hoard of papers.

I used a mixture of  PVA and water to stick them to the floorboards in a random patchwork design.

At this stage, everythings stuck down but I'm thinking, what the hell have I done, I could of done with some sunglasses.
I then used some watered down white emulsion to tone the colour down.  I'm much happier now with the colour.  I finished off  by giving it a coat of the watered down PVA, then 3 coats of matt varnish (which I already had) so I've got a new floor for nothing.

A few christmas cards

Mini Bedroom Makeover

Thought I'd share a little bedroom makeover that I've just completed, which cost me nothing.  I used some glitter, gems, paint, lace (all of which I already had in my craft room) also an old duvet cover.

I also stuck some lace & gems to the bottom of my plain white blind to co-ordinate.