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Thursday, April 14, 2011

where is my mojo ???

hiya  , i have lost my mojo and i have not crafted all week :(  i have been clearing out my craft room i know my mojo is in here somewhere and i will find it ! until then i will share with you 2 projects i completed last month one was an atc challenge and the other was a 4x4 mini swap .
ok so the atc challenge was over at cardz n scrapz , check them out over there they have some crafty and friendly mimbers on the forum and a great online shop for all your crafty goodness .this months host was wendy  who set the theme as green / irish in the spirit of paddy's day , hee is what i came up with ...

the base of the card is glossy card and i inked it with tim holtz alcoholinkd , the corner foil is embossed in the cuttlebug , the little "shamrock " is a flower brad that i adjusted to make into a shamrock shape ? and i added the brads to look like digging for the pot of gold ?

the second challenge s the mini hosted by aideen you can go here to see all the other awsome pages that made up the book , these girls are very creative and i love all the pages sooo much it is hard to pick a favourite .
mine is all pink cream and green and it is my first mini page and i loved doing it so much i am hooked and hope to host my own mini swap here soon x

ARRGGHHHHH photobucket i don't like you anymore , as you might have guessed i am having trouble with photobucket so for photos of theis mine please go to aideens to have a peek and tell her i said hi !!!
if by any chance i find my mojo or have some luck with photobucket i will be back later but if not its an early night and i am going to start all over fresh tomorrow x

thanks for stopping by
happy crafting

Friday, April 8, 2011


Here  are some giveaways i have entered myself thought you all might be interested too ???
oohhh do yu heart keys like i heart keys ?????

well the lovely laurie over at butterscotchcaramel">butterscotch caramel is having an amazing giveaway of one of her hand made poeces of jewelery so go on over and check her out , tell her i sent you x

mariana over at angelwings and beautiful things
is having a great giveaway of a huge selection of crafty goodness check her out and tell her i sent you x

well daniella over at layers of creativity  is celebrating 100 followers and is having this great giveaway , handmade gifts and they are just gorgeous , head over and check it out , tell her i sent you !

and another giveaway here too ....

reenie jae creations is giving away this fab hair clip to one of her lucky  followers she is celebrating reaching 50 followers and would love a visit from you x here is the gorgeous clip above x

simone over at designs by simone      is celebrating her 2nd blogaversary and has this amazing giveaway going on , check her out for your chance to win x
  dont forget to tell her i sent you x
another giveaway                    
wanna own this little beauty ???

well head over to the quick unpick and enter , tell her i sent you x
katerine over at the gentle flower  is having a great gieaway , it is her birthday but she is giving us the gifts , how nice x here are whats up for grabs

what gorgeous jewlery and fun too , dont forget to tell her i sent you

altered frame x

hiya , yay look at me with 199 followers , I am so grateful to all of you for following me and for commenting and returning to see my crafty creations, I love visitng all your blogs too for inspiration and just for a good aul nosey

now here is a really ugly damaged 1 euro frame that was destined for the bin , but I could see some potential in it and I decided to save it from the landfill and give it some lovin x  sorry I was too excited about this project and have no BEFORE pics:(

first off I lightly sanded the frame to give it a "key" then I added anitas's tacky glue all over the front of the frame and lay i onto a 12x12 piece of paper so the fancy side was facing the table (believe me I have done this the wrong way round before !) then I let it dry before attacking it with my craft knife and cut around the wavy edge and into all those little fineky frames , now I was not neat at this at all but that is the look I was going for !:)

so I attacked it again but with sandpaper this time and roughed it up a bit , next came the tim holts brushed corduroy ink pad and I  lightly went over all my rough edges to make them POP  .then I just went to town and added the handmade paper flowers , I just adore the tiny map ones in the botton corner
...tooooo cute and simple too .when all my embellies were on I got some gold glitter on my finger and just rubbed it around randomly touching on the flowers too for some sparkle

and hey presto , a unique altered aged vintagy frame for my beautiful niece Hannah x

tfl girls and till later
happy crafting

Thursday, April 7, 2011

2nd post of the day !

hiya , yes here I am again , here is a cute little pen and photo holder I made today for a challenge over at  The Tattered Ttag   ,and me n my thrifty ideas this challenge is  great fun . they tell you the 3 items to use and you can make anything you want out of them,go over and try it out you know you want to ???
this week the items are 
toilet roll holdrs

so i covered the  toilet rolls in twine ,wrapped around and and around and used my glue gun , shaped them sort of like egg shape (cause it is nearly easter !!!) then i inked up my pegs for a bit of contrast and glued them upside down onto each toilet roll . i made little flowers from the toilet roll holders too and voila a pen and photo holder x
this is a boo hoo attempt!!!!!! and i will tell you why when i come back in about half an hour ... arrgghhhhhhhh

this is what they should be made of
toilet roll holder
burlap/fabric ....NOT  twine !!!!

thanks for looking
till later
happy crafting

Brag Book !

hi all , well it has been a week since my last post and finally i am back at my desk and more importantly back at my crafts ,firstly i have to say THANK YOU to all my new followers wow it has been great meeting you all and seeing all your creations , i hope you continue to come and visit me as i will be visiting you all too , to share my crafts and to get inspired by yours . here is a few photsos of my latest creation , an altered photo album it is for me but i am in the process of making 2 for emilys great grand mothers and 1 for her beautiful mammy (nicole) x i started off with a cheapo album that are from the euro shop they were 5 for a euro !!! now that is cheapo right ?? dont think it looks cheap now though ?? please let me know what you think as you know i love to read all your lovely comments and i do reply to all of them via email x thanks for stopping by and if you can stop by tomorrow please do as i have an altered frame to share with you all x

now the brag book did not start off as much to brag about believe me .......
i dont have a before picture but believe me it was ugly sort of see through blue plastic  ughhhh '
here is the front of the book ........what nanna does not love to brag ????

 and a shot of the side ( that ribbon is actually hot pink )
 and a close up of the front corners these little pins i made myself using ordinary sewing pins and adding some beads and charms x
the other corner has a gorgeous little lace flower i made myself too and will post a tutorial if anyone is interested , i added some chain and some beads to the centre too x
then a pic. of the inside cover E is for emily ,awhhh 
and a shop of the inside of back cover too x
and that girls is my brag book,just to fill it with photos and pull it out of my bag at the mere mention of my gorgeous grandchild (and even when she is not mentioned too

thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you all again soon either at yours or mone ,
till later
happy crafting

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Friday, April 1, 2011

the ultimate linky party

hi all , just a quick post today to let you all know of a big big big linky party happening this week it .the girls over at 5 minutes for mom are hosting and have fun and giveaways planned , sounds like a fun party where we all get  to meet new friends and visit blogs we might not visit dcheck it out here and check out this one too its making th e world cuter and it is a great blog with great tutorials and projects too here and b over at love where you live is having a spot light saturday party too .another give away is over at my girlish whims  she is givingaway $20 to spend in her etsy shop as part of spring fling so go over a check out so her fab blog so party party all week long i have a couple of makes to share with you all but i have my 2 year old niece to stay oand blogging and crafts have taken a back seat , more finger painting than card making !!!see you all soon
happy crafting