Wednesday, 7 December 2016


Well, yesterday was so exciting I forgot to blog! It was my first share for like for ever's design team.

I'll tease you with one photo here and leave you with the link for the post and video...

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 5 December 2016

Stick It Down

Today I am sharing my take on the December Stick It Down sketch.  I was really taken with this sketch... so different and lots of different avenues to explore.

Here is what I made:

I have used Cocoa Vanilla's Make A Wish collection and some matching thread.  I cut a large script B on my silhouette cameo and used that as my starting point.

I, for some unknown reason, decided it would be a good idea to sew around the B to help it stand out...  It took longer than I imagined and had lots of kinks and wobbles in it.  But my whole outlook on crafting is there are no mistakes that can't be covered up, and the gorgeous turquoise glitter enamel dots came to the rescue!

I painted the wood veneer with an ink spray as the natural wood colour was not working for me.  And there we are!

I'd love for you to join us at Stick It Down this month... see you there!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Festive Tea Towel

I'm up on the Crafty Ribbons Inspirations blog today...

Imagine the scene... the oven is on, the smell of a roast is in the air, the kids are laughing and playing, you pop in to the kitchen to check on the food and see this fun tea towel drying on the oven door!

I am making a few of these as gifts this year.  I bought some plain tea towels on offer and simply added a length of ribbon with my sewing machine.  I unpicked a little of the side seams so I could tuck the ribbon ends under for a nice neat finish.

I've used Parcels from Santa's Grotto for this one but any festive ribbon will work well. 
It's a great way to cheer up the kitchen over the festive season, and may even make doing the chores a bit better!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

SMS December Hop

Hey there and welcome to our Sparklers United blog hop!  Each month we come together to bring you some great tips, technique and inspiration!  For this hop, you should have arrived here from Rachel (whose project was lovely!)

I've gone a little off piste today...  I received my new sequins and wanted to try out the Build A Snowman Sequins mix first.  I love the tiny stars and there were a few pieces of sequin glitter (you know, the little bits punched out of the middle of the sequin?  Yep, I call them sequin glitter!) in the pack.  I pulled out some matching nail varnish and got to work...

It's fairly straight forward to do as you can see in my video - the only thing you need is time for layers to dry in between coats.

Thank you for spending your time with us today! I'd love for you be in the running for the $10.00 shop credit, so be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered! You have until 6th December to comment and enter.  Sharing on social media will also earn you an extra entry.  Just leave another comment letting us know where you shared the blog hop event.
Now, you'll be heading over to Felicia's blog.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!!

Name Settings

Hey there, it's challenge day at Crafty Ribbons!  The theme for this week, and all the way up until Christmas, is Christmas with Ribbon or Lace.

I have a few name settings for the Christmas dinner table today.

These first ones were cut on my Silhouette.  I made a text box as you would to cut any words but I used the knife tool to slice the base of the letters off.  I deleted the little pieces below the slice line and that way the letters stay intact.  I decorated them with holly ribbon and gold dot washi.

This second pair use two ribbons, a few sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps and some (scary) hand lettering.  I did use a pencil first and went over in pen.  I must confess the sequins were not in the original plan but I tried to erase the ink too soon and made a smudge.  No mistakes, just opportunities for embellishing!!

Using Holly, Stag, Happy Christmas - Red  all from Santa's Grotto by Crafty Ribbons.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Love (Let's Get Sketchy and SpiegelMom Scraps)

Hey there.  Here is my take on the last SpiegelMom Scraps and Let's Get Sketchy team up...

I've used goodies from Pretty Little Studio's Oakley Avenue, a watercolour resist tile by Amy Tangerine, and cork, sequins and Shimmerz from SpiegelMom Scraps.

I chopped my photo in half and stretched it either side of the circular tile.

I could spend days colouring things like this in!

I just adore this vellum - Ashley Horton did such a fab job with this collection.

Here's the process video...

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