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Saturday, September 22, 2012

keepsake cushoins x

hiya , Well here on a sunny Saturday afternoon ( sunny but cold !) I am sharing with you my latest creations ,Keepsake memory cushions , one is for my Granddaughter Emily it includes her favourite butterflies , flowers and PINK  , well she is my  Granddaughter ;) lol . the butterflies and flowers are from Ger over at little snippets  and the rest is machine embroidered by my good self x

The back of the cushion is made up from scraps cut from Emilys baby clothes , well she is 3 1/2 now !! and the actual base of the cushion is her baby pillow case from her cot so it is truly personal to Emily and a real keepsake x
The second cushion is a family "tree" cushion and includes our family name , date of our wedding and then all our names and childrens and grandchilds DOB ( no way i am putting mine on there ;) lol )
thank you all for stopping by and until next time x
happy crafting

Friday, September 21, 2012

we are on the road !

Hiya all , Just a quick shout out to let you all know  that Nanny Maggie will be at the Great big Craft Eatravangxa on October 5th 6th and 7th all details are here so pop over and see all the fab shops who will be selling along with all the fabulous craft demos , swaps and craft classes too Yay what a weekend . We will be selling our range of metal embellies, craft blanks , GBCE  Tshirts , aprons and lots more .We are also delighted to be stocking a fabulous array of goodies form the lovely Ger at little snippets  embroidered and crochet embellishments to use on all your craft projects . Our stall will have a selection of inspirationl projects to inspire you with ways to use all our embellies and goodies . If you attend the GBCE please stop by and say hello . until then watch this space for some sneak peeks of our fab embellies
crafty hugs

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Altered spoon challenge x

Hiya ladies , here is a challnge I entered over on Cardz n Scrapz  it was for an alterd spoon and stupid me made a wooden spoon first of all nad then realised it was for a metal spoon so another excuse to get the alcohol inks out ;) here are the 2 results x
 I am always looking for ways to photograph my ATC'S  and I love this idea x
 close up of the alcohol inks on the metal spoon x
 side view  , the wire wrap will have to be covered up with some more bling x
 it looks a bit wonky but honestly its just the angle of the photo ;) x
 this wooden version is for my kitchen and is so me black pink and bling x
 inside the frame it says " stir with love "
thanks so much for stopping by and hope you liked my shard projects
crafty hugs 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hello there remember me ????
well  its been quite a while since I have blogged and I have promised myself to get back to it on a regular basis x Hope you all had a fab summer ( rain and all ) and are enjoying the peace and quiet of back to school ? So what have I bee up to ??? lots and lots I have acquired myself an embroidery machine and am loving all the different crafts I can use this for as you will see this and following posts x  Myself and my Daughter Nicole have set up a website to sell and display allof our creations , all handmade of course and all can be personalised to suit any occasion which is why they are proving so popular I think x Crafting for myself I have a little addiction to share with you too ( apart for embroidery ) I am in love with captured fairies and have made quite a few now and even hosted a captured fairy swap on UK & Ireland craft swap on face book . Oh and cards cards and more cards  let me share them all with you ( but not in one post ,I wouldnt do that to you !)
 the card above was custom made for  a customer elegant was the only criteria x
 the flower on the front is handmade using leather and the floral die biz die x
 this baby card is custom made for a new baby and was made to match one of our memory boxes x
Have you all started your Christmas crafts yet ?
chat soon , extra big havent seen you in so long crafty hugs

Friday, June 29, 2012

crafty bits from the week x

hiya ladies x I have a few things to share with you today , firstly I have join the crafty girls over on the UK and Ireland craft swap on face book  it is my first time to admin and host on a craft page or site and I know I am just going to love it over there with my co hosts  Yvonne , Louise  and Debbie too x please stop by the face book link above and say hello to us all and please join us, in some of our swaps  .
Secondly I have been crafting a bit this week and here are some photos to prove it ;0
the L.O. below is one I finished today for my granddaughter Emily
I used graphic 45 papers and lots of my own handmade embellishments too
Here is some cards form this week too x

this is one of my favourite techniques at the minute , the cardboard layered with tissue paper and the sides encrusted with diamond dust and then teh cluster of flowers and the beautiful butterfly all from I am roses 
thanks so much for stopping by and  happy weekend crafting to you all 
crafty hugs 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Thank you Teacher x

Hiya ladies , Here is my creations I came up with for Thank y ou gifts for Teachers x there are a couple of designs and I made matching card to go with them as all in one gifts the clock faces are compute generated with or own software and designs we add text and names to make them as personal as possible x
the Card base is hand stamped witha rubber measure tape stamp al around the edges and then the clock face is added on foam tape to allow the clock hands to still work x

ing thanks for stopping by , happy crafting xmaggiex

Monday, June 18, 2012

DIY configuration box x

Hiya ladies here is a configuration/curiosity  box I made myself yesterday .I used recycled cardboard boxes . I covered it in vintage music sheets  and then randomly added strips of home made washi tape with script on x

I have added lots of extra photos close up of all the goodies I put in the box  so here we go

here is a close up of the bottom layer x on the right a small vial filled with German glass beside a technique tag I mad x the tag has a home made flowere embellie and a little black butterfly from little snippets  behind the  tag is a strip of handmade paper which has an alcohol technique on it also x on the left is a little pole of pearls with handmade metal and fabric flowers , another technique card and all of this is lying ontop of a pole of lace x the shelf abouve the pearls has a tiny bead fairy ( which I love making )a cut of tim holtz bird and some chiepped cork and beads too x
top left , has one of my metal atc's from a previous post and I have done a youtube video on this technique too , beside it a dice ( me and my number ;)...) and an old charm from broken jewelry x right hand side is another technique tag sitting behind a fabric button x behind that is anther piece of alcohol on acetate , with a little clip on flower just sitting there x on the little shelf over this is a small mound of beads , some more of that amazing lace and a strip of bling x the corners are ones i made myself from flat filigree corners I  had and will be on sale in my etsy shop really soon x 

here is my name plate for the piece I called it Art of Mine as it is filled with tuff I have created or stuff I love to create with x it is made of card , UTEE ( you know I LOVE IT ) and the stand and the ends are more filigree brass ovals this time x
here are some more close ups for you ;)

nearly there now ...just 2 before photos to totally tire  you out ;) 

a pic of the box , the cardboard , music paper and the homemade washi tape 
 the 4 ingredients ...empty card board box , card board packaging , sheet music and handmade washi tape , thats it  and below a close up of the sheet music and washi tape x thats it folks !

now that is the laSt ones ;) It was great fun making this and even better fun fillling it x please leave a comment and dont forget to stop by again and say hi x 
crafty hugs 

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Cute as a button x

Hiya Ladies , now dont faint ...its me again!!! and with more buttons ;) this time I created a 12"x12" Lof my beautiful granddaughter Emily x She literally is " as cute as a button " and I  had not scrap booked in a while so with a little inspiration from Ger over at Little Snippets that arrived in the post , among other things ( to be shared later ) was a fabulous array of embroidery frames , onceI tore open the parcel ( literally ) I knew I had to use them and with buttons still lying around from the challenge over at By the cute and girly  the other day I knew what I wanted to do , frames , buttons and Emily .....Lay out !!!!
here is what I came up with

Emilys fav colours are pink and purple ...can you guess by this lol?
she loves flowers and butterflies , I call her my flower fairy x
I used... Bo Bunny glitter paper , jazmyne breeze
             Lace frame.... Littlesnippets
             Embroidered flowers..... Littlesnippets
             Butter flies my own decoupage creation x
             paper and card and buttons from my stash
gonna enter this into By the cute and curly monthly challenge
thanks so much for stopping by x
have a very happy crafty weekend x

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Not your average buttons x

Hiya Ladies x Just thought I would share with you some chipboard buttons that I altered in a variety of ways x  I used alcohol inks , utee, inks , german glass , embossing powder , glitter and also some string and raffia too x
I am entering this into By the cute and girly where the theme this month is buttons , it is my second entry(see my first one here ) as I am on a bit of a button craze this week x  have  a peep BEFORE , some chipboard buttons and whats not in this shot 2 more 1/2" plain white buttons x
 and here are my creation , I just love mised media and altering anything and everything x the square button I used the german glass , ink , and embossing powder too
the small flower is stamped has stamped script and utee
the large round one is my favourite as it is very steampunk looking lots of ink , embossing powder ,german glass , metal bits and pieces and lots of utee too , yummy x
the 2 small buttons are simply inked up with alcohol inks and etc x some ribbon string and twine and I was done x

thanks for looking ladies and if any of you would like to see a tutorial on the techniques used , just leave a comment below and I will get working on a youtube video ;) oh and please stop by By the cute and girly and look at all the amazing entries and sure why not enter something yourself ?thanks for stopping by and until later , happy crafting

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Buttons Galore x

Hiya ladies , Here is a card I made during the week It just so happens that it matches the criteria over at by the Cute and Girly  , so I am entering it into their "buttons" challenge

thanks for stopping
happy crafting

Sunday, June 3, 2012

My first youtube tutorial , faux metal xmx

Hiya Ladies , I have recorded my first youtube video and would love for youall to a have a peep at it please x It is a technique video about metal and alcohol inks x great technique for using on many different projects x once you are there you can just click on to watch
 part 2 x thanks fo stopping by x
happy crafting

Friday, June 1, 2012

Captured Fairy x

Hiya ladies , I am taking part in a one on one swap for captured fairies over on youtube x I have never done one before but was itching to try it out so I contacted a girl called Tracey from fairiecrafts who does really awesome creations and she said she would love to do a swap x This is the first one I have created I did a tiny one just to get my teeth into it and it turned out pretty good I think ? The second one I did was for the actual swap but I can t show you pics of that one yet as Tracey has not received it yet ..  so here are the photos of the finished mini captured fairy

I have made a video of this project from start to finish so I will upload it soon , thanks for stopping by and happy weekend crafting to you all xmx