Sunday, March 25, 2012

Watching Butterflies

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon..... watching butterflies. The sweet girl seems entranced!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Little Grey Rabbit Card.... It'll All Come Out In The Wash

Again, using pics from my old book, I created this card which might be timely to send to a friend who is feeling a little overwhelmed.

Little Grey Rabbit..... Mod Podged Decorator Table

I had an old decorator table covered with a tablecloth and I decided to give it a makeover. I painted the table with two coats of fresh lemon paint and when dry, mod podged gorgeous pics from my falling apart Little Grey Rabbit's Country Book, to the top. When dry, I varnished the table for durability. So easy to do and a great way to preserve a book!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Teatime Treats Birthday Card

I couldn't resist this adorable tray of treats on a serviette so I turned it into a card. I added some sparkle to the cakes and edged the background paper with Kindyglitz.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sandy Beach Card

I love using serviettes to make cards. Who feels like a beach walk?

Stencilled Terracotta Pot

Don't throw out your old terracotta pots! Repurpose them with some paint and stencils. I painted the pot with two coats of soft mauve acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry, I sponged it with a warm white colour to give it a soft, dreamy look. Lastly, I stencilled some cute hearts around the rim. Just perfect for my daughter's coloured pencils!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tulip Hanger..... Mod Podged CD

Are you like me, with lots of old CDs hanging about the place? It is super easy to turn them into cute hangers. I used a lovely serviette and Mod Podged it onto both sides of the CD and trimmed the edges. Then I punched a small hole in the top and threaded some pretty beads onto cotton and put that through the hole to make a loop. Don't forget to add some very fine glitter and it is all ready to hang wherever you like.

Flower Badges

I had some pretty leftover paper, so what to do....... of course - make some flower badges! I used my flower punch to punch out three flowers out of my pretty scraps then I laminated the flowers and cut them out. The finishing touch was a sparkly gem on the front and the badge clip on the back. I actually made a heap of them as you can fit a lot on an A4 laminating sheet.

Blushing Roses Box

This box was too easy to jazz up....I found a lovely plain pink box in a cheap shop so I Mod Podged the top with a pretty serviette then added some sparkly butterflies. The final touch was to edge it with Kindyglitz. Why not make a few yourself?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thumbelina's Birdhouse

During a craft weekend away, my friend from and I worked on a tin birdhouse that was given to us by another friend. It was made out of tomato sauce cans and we could see the potential!!

Both of us like working with vintage children's books in our crafts so we decided to use a children's story for the birdhouse and Thumbelina seemed to be the perfect occupant as she is very small. We used Outdoor Mod Podge to apply the pics and several coats to the outside for durability.


Fabric Covered Drinking Chocolate Tins

 I used some leftover fabric to cover the tin and added some pearl and butterfly embellishments. To apply the fabric, I used Mod Podge. It is a great way to use up scraps of material that have a pretty pattern on them.

Paper Covered Drinking Chocolate Tins

I never throw out the tins that drinking chocolate comes in as they are ideal containers for pencils, pens, scissors, etc. I use white paper first to cover the tins and then, using Mod Podge,  I add a selection of pretty pics and glue them around the tin. When I am finished, I add another layer of Mod Podge to seal the tins and then they are ready to be purposeful all over again. I also like to cover pencils...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stencilled Dragon

Stencilling is one of my favourite crafts to do. It's so easy to stencil a card for a girl but I find it much harder when I need to stencil a card for a boy. Thank goodness for dragons!! I haven't found a boy yet who didn't like dragons. For the background on this card I did a light colour wash.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mystical Sea Marbled Card

After I finished marbling this card, I could see a swirling, sapphire blue, mystical sea. What do you see?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Quirky Sindy Card - 3


Can Sindy squeeze through the window to get help?? And what about Ringo?? Oooh, the suspense....

Quirky Sindy Card - 2


"Roy was aghast at what he heard...." Quite right too, because as the saga unfolds he realises that Sindy may not be who he thought she was.... More finger painting for the background.

Quirky Sindy Card - 1


When I was about 12 years old, I was given a Sindy Gift Book. I thought it was the most fantastic thing ever!! To this day, I still have my book, although it is falling apart quite badly. Rather than give it the flick, I have turned quite a few of the fab pics into cards. For the background on this one I have used some of my son's finger painting done when he was small.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Stencilled Cornflower Blue Table

I found this old, brown, unloved table sitting on a pavement awaiting Council clean-up. I really liked the shape of it and knew I could refurbish it with some love.

After giving it a thorough clean, I sanded off any rough spots and gave it two coats of white undercoat. Once dry, I applied two coats of cornflower blue paint. As I had decided I would be stencilling the table, a sponged background was important to soften the colour. I then cut two stencils - one for the leaves and one for the flowers. A few butterflies were the final addition. After two coats of a durable acrylic varnish, the table was ready to start a new life.

Have you spotted anything lately that you could renew?

Scrappy Heart - 3

When I came across this leftover scrap of vibrant, fuchsia textured paper, I knew it would make a perfect background for this scrappy heart. I originally used the paper to make a wine glass lampshade and I kept the scraps because they were too gorgeous to throw out. So glad I did!!

Scrappy Heart - 2

Are you feeling scrappy today? If so, make some cards. I couldn't resist adding just a teeny, tiny bit of bling...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Icing Sugar


The starting point for this card was the adorable plate of cakes that I found on a serviette. I wanted to have someone longing for them and I saw this sweet girl in an old book and decided she needed to be on the card. The next step was finding something to link the cakes with the girl and the bowl of icing sugar seemed just right. I was then on the hunt for the words. The last element was arranging the words to tell a little story.  As with a lot of my cards, I marble the background. She is longing for cake.... what are you longing for??