Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Feeling distressed



Well actually I am not at all however my card for Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week is to use Tim Holtz products so I have used his distress markers!!


I coloured this Belles n Whistles image a couple of weeks ago whilst I was visiting my mum and I pinched her markers to have a play. I  must admit it was a nice change from using Copic markers. I think I need more practice but I really had fun.

I have used papers from Tigerlily pad by Kaiser Craft and I just love them so much.

Heidi will be giving a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

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see you later in the week  xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

It’s a wrap



Afternoon everyone …. I thought I would share a couple of memory wire bracelets I have made this week. This another new style of bracelet I have been trying and I do love them. They are so easy to make and look great too!

This first bracelet is definitely for the grown ups – made with gorgeous Swarovski pearls and Chinese crystals and finished with a pretty Swarovski flower charm. I love purples and this mix of dark purple, mauve and light grey really appeals to me.


and now onto something for the younger girls to enjoy. This fun memory wire bracelet is great for younger girls. Made with lovely glass pearls with a few pretty Czech glass fire polished crystals as a little treat it is also perfect for bigger girls too. This particular bracelet was a custom order for a little girl’s birthday and so I added a blingy initial charm to finish the look.


I would love it if you could pop over to my facebook page where I share lots more of my creations.

See you all tomorrow when I am back with a card!! xxxx

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

stuck on you


Hi everyone. Today I am sharing my card for Simon Says Stamp challenge blog. We are all using products by Basic Grey but you can use whatever you like but we would like to see an arrow somewhere on your creation.


A different type of card from me again but I really like this. Basic Grey have some fabulous chip stickers to use and they coordinate with the paper pack ranges too. There are some really lovely and fun elements.

Heidi will be giving a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

Before you leave we would like to tell you about a fabulous Love Fest Event over on the Splitcoast Stampers Website. We are proud to be a Company Member and  Simon Says Stamp is hosting Day 5 with a Die Crazy Challenge !! If you would like to join in then please hop on over to the SCS site for more details

To visit the Simon Says Stamp Company Forum CLICK HERE :-)

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see you tomorrow  xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 18 February 2013

Peridot Swarovski Bracelet



Good morning everyone. Monday again already …. the weekends go so fast. I actually managed a weekend off this week so that was great. Back on night shifts tonight though.

I thought I would share a bracelet an old school friend asked me to make for her. This is the first time I have made this style. Gail chose the pattern from my pinterest page and then told me what colours she would like. I think she has fabulous taste!


This is just so pretty in real life and the Swarovski crystals really shine. I have never used so many crystals on one item before but it was worth every one of them. Gail loved it thank goodness and I have to admit I almost kept it lol. Even my hubby commented on it!

Here are the beads I used to make it:

15/0 Miyuki Seed Beads 8.2 gram tube - Silver Lined Gold Fireline Thread Smoke Grey 6LB 50YDS .008 Clasp gold-plated flower w/pale green rhinestone 12mm Pk 2

I am off to start my card for Simon Says Stamp now but will be back with more jewellery and cards later in the week. Hope you have a great week xxx

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

It is white everywhere…..



Good afternoon …… so who has snow? Over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge we must have known it was going to be another snowy day because we have a great photo montage for you all so we can see lots of white on white creations!!!

The DT have all been using Cuttlebug products – here is my card …..


Very simple and I have to say I actually quite like it. Not my usual fussy style at all but there is something about CAS that is quite appealing.

Heidi will be giving a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!


*Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder SWISS DOTS Provo Craft 37-1604*Cuttlebug Die-Cut & Emboss Machine Provo Craft 2000293*Sizzix Textured Impressions CROWN FLOURISH & HEART WINGS 656564 Embossing Folders*Hero Arts 32 Accent Pearls HEARTS ch173

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Stay warm and see you tomorrow  xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Loving Kumihimo



Hi, I just thought I would share a bracelet I made yesterday with you all. It is my very first Kumihimo bracelet and I thought I would add seed beads to it to add a little bit of shine.


It was actually fairly simple to make and I am keen to try some more. I could even catch up with the TV whilst making this which is usually something I can never do whilst beading.

Will be back later in the week with more beading makes.


 S-Lon Bead Cord 77yrds (70m) Brown S-Lon Bead Cord 77yrds (70m) Cream Kumihimo No Tangle Bobbin Pack 4 1 7/8 dia 3/8 hole Silver Plated Barrel End Cap for 3mm Cord 10x4mm Pk2 Beads Japanese Toho seed 8 bronze metallic 10g (8R221) Toho Seeds Round Hybrid Antique Metallic Black Size 8 3mm 10g FEVI KWIK ONE DROP INSTANT GLUE/ADHESIVE 2g Tube

Have a great day xxx

Friday, 8 February 2013

In the Pink

Hi folks, just a real quickie from me. I have just finished a bracelet for a lovely friend who asked me to make something for her. Anyway, it had to be pink and have some bling so here we go ... think it fits the bill!

This is a montee embellished bracelet and the pattern is from Off the Beaded Path. I love Kelly's tutorials, they are always very clear. The beads are semi precious and the montees are Swarovski so you know that means plenty of bling for your money.

Don't forget my new challenge blog for jewellery and beading addicts over at Beading Friends Forever. Please check it out and join in. We also have a very friendly Facebook group too so pop over and say hi.

Right, better go - back on nights tonight xxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

I {heart} Simon Says Stamp



Good afternoon and please excuse my slight lateness with my post. I have just got back after visiting my parents for a few days. I have had a lovely time with my mum and dad and really must try to get over there more often.

Anyway, onto my Simon Says Stamp Challenge card. We would love to see some hearts on your creations this week, perfect timing for Valentine’s Day next week. The DT have all been using Simon Says Stamp exclusive dies and stamps …. you must check them out!!

I made my card over at my parents house so I had to pinch a bit of my mum’s stash, I did remember to take my SSS stamps though – they were quite a hot with mum lol.


A very simple card for me but I quite like the bold colours and simplicity. I stamped some hearts out and then just cut them out and arranged them in a flower pattern. Once I had finished my card I came up with loads of great ideas …. that will have to wait for another time now though.

Heidi will be giving a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!


*Simon Says Clear Stamps LOTS OF HEARTS sss101208*Colorbox Fluid Chalk InK Pads ROSE PETALS Cat's Eye Queue 717028 MS203


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Have a brilliant week xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Our first jewellery challenge is here!!!!!

Good afternoon. I am super excited because at last it is time for the first challenge on Beading Friends Forever. Please, please help spread the word about our challenge blog which is aimed at all types of jewellery makers. Have a look at the challenge blog and then join in the fun.
There are 2 parts to our challenge …. a theme and a pattern. You choose if you do 1 or 2 parts and you can enter as many times as you like.
Here is my bracelet following the tutorial by the lovely Aleshia from Beadifulnights. Thankyou so much hun for allowing us to use your tutorial – it was a massive hit with the DT!!
The brilliant thing with the challenge is that it shows you how different the same bracelet looks with different colours and beads. All my products are from Beads Direct and I have linked them all below with piccy links.
The theme this month is Anything Goes so it leaves it nice and open for you all to show whatever style of jewellery you prefer to make. There are some amazing samples from the DT so check them out!!
You have a whole month to enter so hopefully we will see you there. If you do not have a blog you an still enter – full details are on the challenge blog post.
 5810 Swarovski® beads glass pearl mauve 6mm pk50 Rainbow Crystal/Strawberry Lined Round Size 11 10g Crystal/Wisteria Lined Size 11 Round Seed Beads 10g Fireline Thread Smoke Grey 6LB 50YDS .008 Needles Beadalon big eye needle, 2.25".
We are also so lucky to have Beads Direct sponsor us every month. One lucky devil will win £15 to spend online at their fabulous store.
Have a fab weekend xxx


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