Monday, 27 October 2014

Christmas Tree Skirt

I wanted to make a Christmas tree skirt with some Christmas fabric I've been hoarding for a while.
I took some measurement from the Christmas tree stand & worked out I'd need the skirt to be at least 24inchs in diameter. I had to stick together some computer paper as I didn't have any paper wide enough.
Once I had the paper all stuck together I then found the centre & using a piece of string & a pencil I made a circle.
I cut the circle out & made folds so that I ended up with eight segments .
This is my home made template.
 I cut eight pieces of fabric , wading & red backing fabric & set about sewing everything  together.
I used a large cup to draw round to cut a hole in the centre.
I finished the tree skirt of with red bias binding & made two ties as well.
I'm very pleased at how it turned out & can't wait to but it under our tree.
So hurry up Christmas Lol.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Card in A Box

I made a card in a box for my daughter in law 30th birthday.
I used some scrapbook paper to decorate the sides & a High Hopes stamps

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Whats on You work desk Wednesday 281

On Wednesday's we all head over to Julias place to share what we have on our works desk . If you'd like to find out more then come on over
Here is my desk today.
A box of Trick or Treat bags which have been filled . A pot of pens & a little hanging sign I found in a seaside gift shop in the summer.
Below these items are three bags of die cut shapes ready to make the toppers for the treat bags, all cut using sizzix dies & my big shot . Lastly three finished treat bags.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Halloween Tag

Another Halloween themed tag from me .
I've used a free image from the internet  then coloured the pumpkin & the when over that with glossy accents.
The skeleton is a Memory box die .  

Journal Page

A journal page made for the Dylusions facebook challenge .
For this Octobers challenge we had to use Orange, lime, Toadstools & mushroom.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Pirate Birthday Card

I wanted to make a Birthday card for my Grandson , so I got out my sizzix dies & got cutting
I started to lay everything out just to make sure it was all going to fit on the card.
I ripped some blue card & some tan card to make the sea & the sand then edged it with white ink .

When I was happy with it all I started to assemble the pieces & stick everything down .
Here is the finished result.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Tag Swap

Two Halloween Tag made for the October swap arrange by suzie over at
The paper & signs all come from a paper pad called Midnight Magic by recollections. The purple flower & leaves I already had in my stash & the orange flower was sprayed with Dylusions squeezed Orange & bronze glimmer mist . The bats have been die cut from a Tim Holtzs die & Studio G glitter glue added.  Finally a little lace trim at the bottom to finished them off.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Post card Swap

Here is my entry for the October Post card swap arranged by Sam over at
For this month we could use our favourite stamp. 
I've used my favourite stamps that I like using at this time of year which is Autumn & Halloween.
The stamps used are a set called Fall season, by stampendous.
Inks used range from versa fine Toffee. 
Memento's Bamboo leaves & Tango,
Archival  Monarch Orange, Black, & Vermillion

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Whats on your Work desk Wednesday # 280

Hello fellow bloggers .
It's been a couple of weeks since I've joined in the fun at Julia's place with what's on your work desk Wednesday. If you'd like to join in also & find out more then follow the link & all will become clear.
So my desk this morning looks like this .
I'm working on a journal page & have my dylusions stamps out . I've been stamping & cutting out .
I'm hoping today that I might get it finished.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Halloween Layout

Over at  this weeks weekly challenge for making a layout is to use any three things from a list of 10 things,
1. Use the sketch
2. Autumn
3. something metallic
4. something recycled
5. BIG title
6. predominantly orange or purple
7. fruit (eg. toffee apples, conkers/acorns/rosehips on autumn walks, or fruits of their labours like qualification/graduation etc.)
8. cosy (could be knitted jumpers, scarves, candles, firelight, cuddles, cat-in-the-sunshine...)
9. animal/pet/teddy bear (Paddington connection)
10. Instagram/square photos
This my Layout for the weekly challenge.
The paper I've used is from  K&Co . The bat , pumpkin & leaves were cut using sizzix dies .

Monday, 13 October 2014

Halloween bags

A few weeks ago I went to a fabric shop & brought some Halloween fabric to make a couple of trick or treat bags for my grandsons.
I found a piece of fabric that  had two panels on it to make treat bags & all  you had to do was cut out two handles & the cut out the treat bags fold then sew. Now that is simple enough for me as i'm not a great sewing even with the sewing machine.
Here is one panel before I've folded in half & sewn up the sides. 
The finished bags below is the first bag showing both sides

The second bag showing whats on both sides.


Friday, 10 October 2014

Halloween atc's

Two Halloween themed atc's made for a swap at the crafting  club I go to.
The first is a cut out sign from a paper pad I have. I've added a little lace, flowers & sparkle brad to match.
 My second atc , I've used a felt cobweb a sticker , a stamped image of a bottle , & a bat which I glittered.
I've tried not to make them scary because the ladies I'm swapping with aren't really into Halloween or anything scary . 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Halloween mini album.

Here is a Halloween book I've made from scratch.
I like anything to do with Halloween & just like to make different things. 
Beware that this post is photo heavy . Lol
This is the front cover of my book.
I used thick card , about as thickness of mount board which makes the covers really strong.
I glued a plastic skeleton & some insects on the board & covered it with tissue paper .
Next once this was completely dry I painted over everything with black acrylic paint & left it to dry .
With a dry brush I lightly brushed over  the black with sliver acrylic paint  which makes everything stand out really well.  

 This is a side view so you can see how raised everything is . I've added lace , a Prima bird cage & glittered up a few bats to add to the decoration.
Now for the inside pages, 
Page 1
The Mr bones sign was a free image from pintrest & & everything else I I've added myself.
Pages 2 &3 , The saying was free on pintrest & everything else used are mainly die cut which I've decorated.
Pages 4 & 5, More free images from pintrest using the sayings. I just added  die cuts again .
Pages 6 & 7. Only the tag & the bottle were free images  & the rest I've used stamps , die cuts & embossing folders .
Last page is No8,
The paper I've used through out this album came from a paper pad by recollections.  
Well that's it showing you my  album I do hope everyone that see's this enjoys looking through it as much as I've had making it.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

journal page

A journal page I did using Dylusions Bubble gum Pink & London Blue spray inks for my back ground.
The stamped image of the girl are a mash up of a few different Dylusions stamps . The butterflies were cut from a pretty serviette & stuck down with a little mod pod .

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Lucy in The Sky with Diamond Atc's

The theme for October's Atc swap over at ukstampers is any Beatles song title .
The song title I came up with which is one of my many favourites  from the Beatles is
Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds.
The lady stamp was a free stamp from a magazine & the cloud stamp was by ScrapAGoGo .
The unicorn is a Crafter Companion stamp .