Sunday, 22 April 2012


I've had a lovely chilled weekend with Anthony with a little bit of crafting thrown in for good measure and even Anthony had a go.

Sat and made the flowers last night whilst watching The Voice and then today sat and altered 2 frames.  I do love the paper I used and I'm not looking forward to running out of it :(.

And here is Anthony's crafting creation that he did whilst sat watching the football today.  He got the pattern and inspiration from Stray Sock Sewing then added a little stripy top to it.

I think he did an excellent job and he was so happy with the little bunny.

Friday, 20 April 2012


At last Friday is here and the sun is all big and shiny - yippeeeeeee! Its been a long week even though I only worked 2 days - but at last its the weekend.

I managed to alter another frame during the past few days and I really do love this one.

The frame was in a sale and I got it half price for £2.50 - which to me is still expensive seeing that the frames I usually alter only cost me £1.00.  But I thought it was a great shape with plenty of space around the edge to alter.

I made the flowers from pages out of an old book that I've had laying around for ages.  I used different sized punches to create the circles and then just layered them on top of each other.  I inked the edges with a dark brown ink pad and then went over the petals with a lighter shade of brown to age the paper a bit.

Thanks for looking and I hope everyone has a great weekend. Byeeeeeeeeee!

Monday, 16 April 2012


Just love this new advert from EDF Energy - THE ORANGE GUY is just soooooo cute!!!

I was so determined to try and make one.

Check out the link:

And I'm so happy with the way he turned out - and on the plus side aswell I love the music.

Happy days!

Sunday, 8 April 2012


Sorry for not posting for a few days but I've had some chill time with Anthony.  I have managed to do some crafting, but nothing too hard or taxing for my brain haha.

Had another go at using Mod Podge and came up with a covered mirror and picture frame to match.  They are for Anthony's mum as she loves the colours blue and green, and she did ask me to make something just for her.

The mirror frame was from Ikea (£1.25-bargain) and was just plain untreated pine.  I treated the frame to a couple coats of MP and placed the paper over the top.  I've had this paper for years in my paper stash and lucky I had 2 sheets of it - the mirror frame is nearly 12in x 12in so one sheet was used just for that.

I placed a few small glass bead type things that I got ages ago just to give the paper some dimension as it seemed very flat.  I'm happy with the end result and I know she will love it.

I had some paper left from the other frame that I made the other day so I made another set.  The ink I used for round the edges is darker than the last one I used as my trusty little chocolate ink pad dried up - gutted!  But I have to say I prefer this set to my first.

So thank you for visiting and I will be back soon with hopefully more crafty blogging.

Monday, 2 April 2012


Sorry for not blogging for a while, but I've been back at work and the tiredness bug set in.  I think hitting the big 40 in December is really having its affect on me.

The past couple of days I decided I needed a break from socks and turned my 'creative side' to picture frames.

I bought a couple of cheap frames from our local Poundland as I didn't want to spend too much money just in case they never turned out right.  I'm really chuffed with the way this one turned out, that I went and bought coasters so that I could make a gift set.

This frame was a plain cherry wood colour and was really boring so out came the Mod Podge and some scrap book papers that I've had for ages.  I covered the frame in 2 coats of MP then covered it with the paper.  I used a small nail file to file away at the edges to distress it and then edged it with a chocolate colour ink pad to give it an aged look.  I let the ink dry then gave it 2 more coats of MP.  I cut out some flowers from the paper that was left over to decorate the corners.

I think it turned out great and would make a great gift set for someone.

This next one was actually my first attempt.  The frame is made from a very pale bleached wood and using the chocolate ink pad really gave it a great aged look.  I don't know the name of the paper but I wish I had more of it - but maybe when time permits and money, I will get around to searching for some more papers like this one.