About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Think pink

The theme over at Ikes world challenges this week is "think pink".  This is mostly associated with the awareness of breast cancer so for my piece I have used the Ohhh la la image from Ikes Art .  

To make this you will need:

  • Pro markers
  • Ohh la la image
  • Paper {of your choice I used docrafts}
  • Ribbon
  • Either a very clever brain or the we r memory keepers bag punch board
  • Glitter
  • Gems
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • Fabric {this is optional}  
  • Glossy Accents
  • Really tiny beads
  • Liquid pearls
I made the bag following the we r memory keepers bag punch board destructions {instructions for those of you intelligent enough to follow them}!  I punched holes in to the top using the cropodile and set them with eyelets before threading the ribbon through and tying it for handles.

I printed and cut around the oohhh la la image.  I then coloured it and because I wanted to give the chair a luxurious feel I reprinted the image and cut the cushion bits out for a template.  I cut the shapes from pink material and glued them on with glossy accents.  I used tiny gems for the center of the basque, really tiny beads for the garter and liquid pearl for the buttony bits in the chair.  I adhered the image to the die cut shape and edged the shape with glitter. 

For those who noticed that the bag paper is upside down with little quotes/sayings/sentiments on...it is indeed upside down and I still have NOT managed to get the paper to work so both sides are the right way up so my top tip is don't use paper with words on!

This particular bag was then used to place a thank you gift of these chocolate fruit shards in.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Around the world

This week at Ike's world challenges we are off around the world.  There's a fabulous freebie over at the blog to help you along with your entry so please do join us.  

For my piece I have decided I wanted to travel and subsequently went to Spain and Greece...okay I admit it I just couldn't choose between the images they are all stunning.

I had a wooden tool box that I hated the colour was very hot pink and I am NOT a pink kind of girl.  So I started by covering it with several layers of Gesso...nope that didn't cover it so I took to using tissue paper as decoupatch papers...nope that wasn't going to cover it either so in the end I used eight layers of tissue paper to cover it but in the right light you can STILL see the darn pink base.  

I covered the edge with washi tape/ribbon stuff and hoped it would stick, it does sometimes.  The handle is also covered in the same stuff.  I printed, cut and coloured the greek men and women before gluing them on one side and the spanish dancer was coloured and stuck on with double sided tape.  I then filled the toolbox with jam jars and a kilner jar for all my craft tools, tapes and glues oh and the cropodile.

I hope you have all enjoyed noising at my strange creation this week and pop over to join us at Ike's world challenges.


Friday, 3 October 2014

Pet Shop

Firstly I'd like to point out that no Jam, Quiche or Bread burnt during the making of these projects...should evidence be required there will be a pic of the Jam and bread gift set on my facebook page The Crafty Baker

Secondly I want to thank Ike for the amazing images, I have a minor oh okay a MAJOR addiction to these...THANK YOU!

Anyway I have created three projects {all of them quick} with some of these wonderful images.

My first project is a tag....okay an oversize tag.  I've used distress ink for the background and written with promarker {note for next time find a different pen the nibs too thick for my handwriting} "If I look dead will she leave me alone?".  My plan is to send this to a very good friend of mine who has to 'control' me when around fish.  The first time I went to her place I went and sat on the floor by her fish tank and tapped the glass talking to them.  Anyway I printed and coloured the fish bowl and the fish using promarkers, and added ribbon to the top of the tag.

 My second piece is an art journal page, some of you know I'm being challenged {well it's one way of phrasing it} at the moment and I'm trying to use art journaling as a way of relaxing so I can craft.  Well these images were just perfect for getting me to relax but also because this fitted today's mood oh so well.  The sign in the pet shop is 'failure' and the pet shop owner has an order for a replacement brain...a brain that doesn't fail!  

My third and final piece is a quick little card, I've wanted to fill a nice cauldron with 'ingredients' for a very long time and this is my opportunity.  I couldn't resist using a Macbeth quote for the witch as she created her potion.

So now that I've inundated you with some of my favourite images here is the rest of the design team with their take on the images.  Don't forget to follow the blog hop through, leaving comments of love and then return to Ikes world challenges leave your name in the comments for a chance to win the new images.