Thursday, 27 May 2010

a bit of grunged jewelry

These are my latest creations, made with my new ranger memories slide holder. I distressed a page from a dictionary for the definition of time, adding the words 'fly' and time', silhouette of birds flying, some stained lace and a little stickles glitter bling and finally I disassembled a pocket watch and used some of the cogs

I also decorated the back with more ravens

This is my grungepaper cuff. I distressed it, adding black stayzon stamped flourishes and added some grungeboard precut wings and heart which Ionce again distressed and added a little homemade distressed stickles (i apply the glitter rubbing it in with my finger, then wet my finger tip, to be honest I find a bit of spit is best as its not too wet, yuck I know, but ot works!! and rub it over to randomly remove some)
I then attached it all with eyelets set with my crop a dile and added a tim holtz hitch fastner to fasten the cuff around my wrist.
I then applied matt modge podge to seal it all, then I sprayed acrylic sealant to reduce any tackiness from the modge podge, and voila, in matter of a few hours 2 new pieces.
Happy crafting, off to watch a bit more of the Chelsea Flower Show (such an inspiration)
Li'l Pidge

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

must stop buying.....stuff

So, the other week I went to a 50% off sale at the Stamp many goodies at least 50% off, some stamps were only 50p!!!!......I thought I was quite restrained.

They stock amazing lady art moulds, these are a couple that I bought made up with friendly plastic, the one on the left is a stylized kiwi leaf, as I have family in New Zealand I thought this would be perfect on their cards and scrap pages, and the key hole for some steam punk makes.

I also met Lucy from 'true colours' blog (see blog list to the right) who has some amazing items on her blog, I recommend you stop by some time.

I have been making lots of cards, and have also made a rangers memory glass necklace and grungepaper wrist band..but I need to download the photos of here are a few cards I have been making.

These are 2 great stamps from the stamp bug which I hand coloured and inked with some distressed inks

The bottle and glass are black peel-offs I stuck on coloured paper scraps and hand coloured

and this card is distressed with inks again (loving the distressed inks).

I was also lucky enough to visit my brother in London for the Tate moderns 10th anniversary, a great show and the shop is SO good. I bought a book of 1000 altered and reclyed much inspiration, thank goodness we have a bank holiday coming up (a whole day of crafting with any luck!).

Any way, happy crafting

lil pidge x

Friday, 21 May 2010

Hurrah Spring is finally here

It's been a long time coming, and bet it doesn't hang around for long but the sun is out and its warm enough to consider not taking a jacket out suring the day, I say consider, this is the UK after all! But the blossom is out (how lovely is it at the moment?)

and the plastic flamingoes are sunning themselves by the pond (that'll be a bucked sunk into the ground-we have a frog though, so there is a bit of wildlife in it!

Fingers crossed the weather lasts a bit-the last 2 summers were a non-event, Britain could do with some good luck at the moment!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

a few quicks cards

Here are just a few quick wedding anniversary and wedding cards that I have made recently.

Sorry its a quick blog.....too much crafting, so little time!
Happy crafting
li'l Pidge x

Monday, 3 May 2010

Heavy Metal

This is my first attempt at some metal embossing with my new purchases, the piece at the top is TSS metal, the piece at the bottom a recycled takeaway container!!! Both dyed with alcohol inks-nice!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

ooh been a bit naughty

Last weekend saw our craft coven outing!! We all met up at what seems an slightly ungodly hour on a Sunday for one without kids-but it meant we could get to Shepton Mallet craft show for when it opened-what a great day out, I had no idea how tiring craft shopping could be, but we were fuelled by Becky's lunchbox (always ready with a few nibbles, which we all devoured, thanks Bec), and as you can see, I made sure I did the shopping proud!

The nice weather has made it a little hard to craft, and the past couple of weeks has seen me feeling a little better, thanks to the drugs! So, I managed to take advantage of the light evenings and clear the garden up and plant some veggies also, the flowers are starting to look lovely
So, the sun is shining and with determination that I will NOT put on weight with the steroids I had to take for some weeks I am trying my hardest to eat healthy. We are both veggie, so that's a good start, but I am now nibbling on carrots and drinking what my OH believes is made directly by the devil himself.........homemade beetroot, ginger and carrot juice!

I think it tastes great, he doesn't (he is wrong!)-but remember later in the day that you have had beetroot, or you may be in for a shock!!

So, finally I have managed to get around to a bit of crafting:

this card uses an vintage map from a latin book and rock star crackle glaze over distressed ink...loving it.
Anyway, best go and play with new toys..........

Happy crafting
li'l pidge x