Thursday, October 29, 2015

Something new

Hello and welcome to my blog.  I have a new project to share with you using Tim Holtz's Vintage Village Die.  I am entering it in Artfull Craft's 'Something Old, Something New' Challenge.  The die is a new one, and I have made a vintage cottage with it. 
This 3d project has truly made my heart sing.  I have loved every minute of creating it.  Come and see...

I have not adhered the cottage to the base as I want to be able to place a battery operated tea light in it.

A wee bike resting at the back of the cottage along with a little dog. 

I have used distress paint, glitter, glass glitter and whipped spackle to embellish the roof.

A stone path at the front of the cottage...

Thanks for looking.  If you're interested in my most recent creations, please pop on over to my Stampin' Up Blog Up and Away

Sunday, August 10, 2014

My Tim Holtz Configrations Book

Well here we have it my completed book.  Credit to 'Art of Craft' for the inspiration- in particular the cover of my book.  I have used Holtz papers. 
 Mr bird has been highlighted with distress inks and a whisker of picket fence distress paint.  I think I used enamel for his eye.  Crackle for the branch.  He's mounted on grunge board and raised with mounting foam.

That's a real little music box that you can see.  As you turn the handle, it plays a tune.  Thank you Carol- it's very special :)  The little trinket box (below, bottom right corner) opens to reveal hidden treasure inside.

The mini book is made with Holtz ruler binding.  I used different nuts and bolts as the original ones that came with the binding kit were too long to fit in the closed book.  Have used gelatos on the cover here.  You can't tell from the photo but there's a lovely sheen to them.  Influenced by Limor Webber here.

I should mention that all of the pages of the mini are made from pretty packaging.  Felt good up-cycling!  Some of the pages house a wee tag.  The one below has 'whipped spackle'-  LOVE THAT STUFF.  Goes on like butter.  Num num.


So there you have it.  Thanks for getting my 'a' into 'g' with this project Brendy!!  Happy Sunday and please leave some love if you have time.  oxox

Saturday, February 15, 2014

ScrapFriends Challenge # 22

Another sketch challenge over at ScrapFriends.
 This was SUCH FUN.  All about my big boy asserting his independence changing the spelling of 'Ollie' to 'Olly',  Photo is by Steve Hussey.   

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Friday, May 17, 2013


Hello blog, I'm still alive ROFL. 
Finished work (well paid work that is) and am enjoying mornings to myself as Mr (almost) 4 has started morning kindy.  It's amazing how fast the 'me-time' goes.  Balancing productive tasks with a bit of creative time.  My nesting seems to be including sorting out craft stuff.  So I have bought a few more containers for my expanding embellishment collection, a bag for my knitting needles, more clear files for patterns and sticker sheets.... you get the idea! 
** Challenged myself to not buy any patterned paper for the month of May, which I have stuck to so far **  !!!  Impressed?  LOL 
Query:  Sometimes when I upload photos to blogger, they get rotated.  Any idea of why this is happening and how to prevent or fix??

Got stuck in and made a few bubba cards.  Tis the season after all LOL.

Less than 3 weeks to go now.  So could be anytime really.  How am I feeling?  Tired, daunted, excited, semi organised, over heart burn.  That's about it.

Hugs.  Sally.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Challenge-Scrapfest by the sea

So the recipe to follow had the following 'ingredients'.

1 piece of cardstock (any size)
At least 4 pieces of patterned paper
At least 5 flowers
A piece of thread/string/ribbon
Some texture paste
Some paint/spray
A tag (any size)
Something sparkly
And 4 photos
Here's my take!  Had fun with this.  Thanks for the challenge ladies. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Winding down...

Have finished with my speech therapy clients and just have a report and programme to collate.  Then my games and resources go down to the storage cupboard in the garage which will clear the floor a bit in my office/ craft room.  Yah.  It is high time I finish as the sheer act of getting ready to get out the door is hard enough, let alone carting my (heavy) box of tricks up and down the stairs and everywhere.
Here's my naturalist setting up our worm farm.  It's been great for the garden.  Now I'm no gardener- but we're still getting strawberries in April- that's about a 6 month season I believe?! 

It was fun altering the wooden spoon for the cafe competition.  If you visit the Wooden Spoon Cafe in Richmond you will probably see it on the wall somewhere...  Might be nice to make one for our kitchen wall now.  Add it to the list LOL.

Off to the movies with master 6 on this rainy old day.  I can see more lego creations happening today and a bit more of my bubba hat knitted.  Might even make a pot of pumpkin soup for tea.  Num num.   {hugs} Sally.