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Sparkly Stick Pins

Happy Sunday everyone!!

I just wanted to share some sparkly stick pins that I made earlier this morning, the plan is i’m going to make some cards and  incorporate my stick pins on them..  I was inspired to make some after I opened the lovely birthday card that Crafty Helen sent me 🙂

So here they are in all their sparkly wonder 🙂

I used Swarovski crystals, diamonte roundelles and spacers and used some  of the decorativeMaking Memories Wedding Pins that Mitzi sent me 🙂

and I also made some blue ones…

and stuck them all together with Ranger Glossy Accents 🙂

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Shabby Chic Pinny

Hope your all having a wonderful Sunday….

I have pottered between the shed and the house today, I have been sorting buttons, dismantling jewellery,  reading books and playing with copper wire..

In one of the books I read there was a great little project where you had to make your own coat hanger from wire and also an apron or “pinny” …. inspired by this I set off to make one and here’s my version…

The book that this delightful wee project came from was called Layered, Tattered and Stitched: A Fabric Art Workshop by Ruth Rae, I bought this book in 2011 from Amazon.

I used the following materials to make it :-

  • Sewing Machine
  • Vintage sheet music paper
  • Muslin Fabric
  • Vintage lace ribbon
  • May Arts Ruffle Edge Pink Ribbon & Velvet Ribbon
  • Vintage Pink Buttons
  • Pink Thread
  • Rose Petal Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Satin Heart
  • White Lace
  • 2 x vintage safety pins (they were out my mums button box ❤ )
  • Copper Wire

This was fun to make and i’m already looking forward to trying something out her book for next weekend

I’m quite proud of my wee corner of blogland, as today we hit 100,0oo visits, I never thought in a million years that I would have so many lovely people popping in for a wee peek .. so to you.. a simple thankyou xx I do appreciate each and every one of you.

I will finish off my post with a wee peek at some vintage jewellery my mother in law gave me a few months ago.. its gorgeous and it came from her old aunty jenny .. its just lovely 🙂

Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Handmade, Matt & Layer, Mini Cards, Paper Crafting, Shabby Chic, Vintage

By the light of the silvery moon….

2 Cards in one day… i’m on a wee card roll 😉

I made this card this afternoon whilst watching Laurel over on Ustream…. this card is going to be part of a set, and its No. 2 in the 6 part series 😉

The small seed bugle beads are all stitched onto the grey felt by hand, there is something about hand stitching beads to projects that I’m really enjoying!

Supplies List :~

    • Papermania 3″ x 3″ scalloped Edge Cards with matching envelope
    • A4 Sheet Digital Collage Sheet from Lisa’s Altered Art
    • Sheet Music Paper
    • Melissa Frances 5th Avenue 6″ x 6″ Patterned Paper Pack
    • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
    • Lovely light Pink Lace
    • Scortape
    • Grey Felt
    • Silver Bugle Seed Beads sewn on with silver thread
    • Watercolour Paper (leftover scrap)

Wee Missy Mouse and the beautiful Charms

My friend Deb over in the USA sent me thee most wonderful packages of goodies last week and inside were thee most beautiful hand soldered/sautered charms and necklace, also the sweetest wee mouse you ever did see! and the attention to detail is just wonderful.. soo intricate I just had to share them with you all 🙂

I think you will agree with me that she is absolutely stunning 🙂 Deb is sooo talented.. it would be lovely if you hopped over to her blog and took a wee peek at her wonderful creations… Here blog is

Deb makes and sells handmade soldered charms and necklaces, they are absolutely gorgeous and here are the ones she sent in the package to me 🙂

and the reverse side…

and a couple of beautiful round charms 🙂

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Hey Friend Card

The Henbury Lane Papers are making another appearance tonight, here’s another one I would happily decorate the house with 😉 I just LOVE this paper line

Supplies List :-

  • White Textured Cardstock from the Paper Mill Shop
  • Papermania Henbury Lane Patterned Paper “Poppies”
  • Memories Delicate Rose Chalk Ink
  • Onyx Black Versafine Pigment Ink
  • American Crafts Stamp Set “Shortbread” and I used the frame out this stamp set
  • Basic Grey Clear Stamp Set “Hey Friend”
  • 1 x Brass Flat Head Pin
  • Red Seed (Love) Beads
  • 1 x Jump Ring
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive

Arts & Crafts, Beading, card making, crafting, Gift Bags, Paper Crafting

Beads, Charms, Stick Pins, Peg Flowers and Pizza Boxes

A bit of a random post, but, my weekend has been a bit random too…. I am working on a project at the moment and that combined with Card orders and work, really’s not leaving me with much time to make things and have a play around 🙂  Oh and I also got another lightweight swap posted out at the weekend too.

I made these today, my first attempts at making little charms and stick pins… boy I can see this becoming addictive 🙂

The one below is the first one I made

I made this little flower peg on saturday morning, out of a scrap of cardstock, a pearl and a wee peg

I made this on sunday morning, I watched a tutorial on youtube by Splitcoast Stampers for a 4″ x 4″ card box (pizza box stylie) I like it but I think my measurements for the belly band were out slightly as it was a bot loose 🙂 will need to give this another try and see if I make a better job 2nd time around ..