Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Wonderful new bag!!

I was out on Sunday with Jo and we called in to TK Max.  We always love going in there as we never know what we're gonna find.  Obviously the bags always call to us and it'd be rude not to have a mooch round them.  Jo spotted an entire stand devoted to 'hippy' type bags.  Just the kind of thing we both love.  I normally can't get these kind of bags as I need cross body ones so I have at least one hand free when I'm walking (the other is on my stick).

Anyway Jo spotted a couple that were reduced and one of them was a cross body bag - YAAY!!!  So I just HAD to buy it and here it is!!  Isn't it gorgeous?!

Its handmade from selected original Rajasthan rugs and is lovely and bright.  In fact the photo doesn't do it justice.  For any of you who know me, you'll know that its me to a tee!!!

And the best bit - it was only a tenner.  How's that for a bargain (spotted by Jo!)??

Friday, 10 June 2011

Angela's wall hanging and more blog candy

A couple of weeks ago one of the girls I met at the hospital while having treatment was the big 5-0!

I wanted to make her something to mark the occasion, but as it had to go through the post I wanted it to be durable.  So I set about making a wall hanging for using 2 Crafty Individuals swirly frames.  It was based on idea I saw in a Graphicus Guild (now Chocolate Baroque Guild) monthly news letter.

I coloured both of the frames with Chipped Sapphire and Stormy Skies DI's then triple embossed the whole of the front frame and just the swirl of the back frame with clear embossing powder.

I stamped Ophelia from Stampsmith onto watercolour paper put her inside the frames and glued the together.  I needed some way of hanging the frame so, following the idea from the newsletter, I used some thick-ish wire.  The only wire I had that was thick enough was copper so I had to use it as her birthday was in a couple of days.

I bent the wire round a paint brush and added some beads before adding it to the frame.  To tie everything together I made some flowers using the smallest flower from the TH Tattered Florals die.  I used tissue from a drinks coaster and Glimmer Misted it with Timeless Lilac and Cherub Pink and used the same technique as in the previous post to make the flowers.  I used curls of copper wire as the centers.

Moira from Happy Daze has a new blog called The Altered Blog and she has a £30 gift voucher plus free p&p to giveaway.

Follow the link to her blog to enter.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Handmade book giveaway!

I followed a link to a wonderful blog called Sparkle Blue Faery.  I love her art journaling!

She currently giving away a gorgeous handmade book.  Follow this linkto her blog and leave a comment and answer the question and you'll be in with a chance of winning.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Press for Creativity

Carrie has a new blog called Press for Creativity, hence the title of the post! 

She is taking part in 30 Days of Creativity.  Its best to let the site explain what it is:

'30 Days of Creativity is a social initiative encouraging people to create stuff (anything) every day for 30 days in June'

If you needs any inspiration (or are just plain nosey like me lol!!!) go and have a look at her new blog.  Its fab!!