Friday, 10 February 2012

Woo hoo! Rosettes!

I have finally used some of the rosettes I made using my Sizzix Tim Holtz dies.  I made these ages ago and forgot all about them, but I found them when I was searching for something to make a quick card for some friends who are having a rough time at the moment:

Must start taking photos before it gets dark - it's no good trying to take them in artificial light, but I wanted to get this in the post.  Off to do an online food shop now because I don't fancy venturing out in this nasty weather.
Stay warm!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

A bit of a magic trick.......... what I perform every time I put my slim black phone in to my black-lined handbag along with my black gloves, black diary and black purse, because when I want to retrieve my phone it has just disappeared!  I am no good at putting my phone in to a zip compartment or special place, I tend to just lob it in to my bag, and I was fed up of rummaging around for AGES to find it.  So I had a play with some grungepaper, Lynn Perella stamps, Fresco paints, a bit of ribbon, some sticky backed canvas, some stickles and a magnet and I came up with this phone holder:
Can't seem to get a sharp photo today but never mind!
At least I can find my phone in my bag now, so that's a relief.  Here's the back of the holder:


Friday, 3 February 2012

Little books of Secrets, Steampunk and Alice in Wonderland

I've taken part in another fantastic swap recently where we had to make a little book surrounding three drawers made from matchboxes which we then filled with surprises for the recipients.  Here are the two secret books that I made and I filled all the drawers with crafty embellishments:

First of all a Steampunk themed book.

Then I made an Alice in Wonderland themed book: