Monday, 28 February 2011

OWOH prizes I won

I was lucky enough to win a few prizes from the recent
which was a bonus as the around the world trip visiting all the different blogs  was a great experience in itself.

This beautiful tote bag was made by the very sweet and talented

She also threw in some little charm embellishments too! 
 Lorri said she was new at making these bags but I would never have guessed as it is very well made, fully lined and has an inside pocket too.  I shall enjoy using the bag especially as it is in one of my favourite colours too!
If you want to see some beautiful artwork be sure to visit her blog

This beautiful mermaid tag was made by
It has a wonderful shimmer to it which Elaine told me was created by using
'Radiant Pearls'.  When posting the tag to me Elaine said she used different postage stamps in case I like to use them in my artwork - and I do!  How thoughtful of her.
  She has a giveaway on her blog at the moment to celebrate her 'one year blogaversary' with no less than five different prizes to choose from! 
 Well worth a visit. 

This ephemera pack came from
The description Jennifer used for this prize was a 'super-duper ephemera package no filler, all good stuff' and I couldn't agree more!!  It's full of wonderful varied items and I will so enjoy using in mixed media projects.
If you'd like to go and visit Jennifer here's the link to her blog

Many thanks again - Lorrie, Elaine and Jennifer xxx

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Framed it at last!

When I made my hubby a card for his birthday last October
 we both thought it'd be nice in a frame and hung in our study
 - at least, I suggested it and he agreed - lol.

Here's what the card looked like before
 and if you're interested in how I made it have a look here.

Well today, I finally got around to framing it - but only because I was sorting out my craft cupboard and right at the back found a frame I bought a few years ago and had sprayed it with some Starburst Stains.  I'd obviously run out of ideas what else to do with it so just bunged it out of sight, as you do!

Today I further decorated the outer frame with some of Tim Holtz tissue tape and toned down the brightness with some metallic rub ons.  The lace I attached with upholstery tacks which I was able to just push into the frame by hand as it's made of that stiff cardboardy stuff.

The inside part of the frame I rubber stamped onto tissue paper and adhered with gel medium and added a bit of gold ribbon to the top and bottom.

The finishing touch I must confess wasn't made by me - the Secret Garden embellishment was a brooch I got free from LB Crafts at the last Ally Pally show (for spending a silly amount of money there no doubt!).  I removed the pin at the back and using E6000 adhered it to the frame. 

This photo has a strange red glow about it - I think it may have been the reflection from the bright red T shirt I'm wearing!!!  Either that, or I really do need some lessons in basic photography.

I showed the framed card to John and he made the appropriate appreciative noises, so if I'm lucky he might even put it up on the wall!!

Finally here's a photo of the inside of my craft cupboard - you'll see my new eleven drawer plastic unit I got from Hobbycraft yesterday.  I did have plans to fill the drawers with specific items but having had to make room in the cupboard for it, I just ended up filling them with things which had been on the floor or in separate little tubs in there. 

As you can see I do still need to sort out all that fabric though, but it is a lot tidier than it was before though - honest!

Why can't tidying the rest of the house be as much fun as that was!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

One World One Heart - and the winners are…

Did you have a good trip around the hundreds of
participating blogs in this year’s OWOH event?
I know I did!

I used the ‘True Random Number Generator’ gadget
 located in my sidebar and it randomly selected the following
 four lucky winners.

(I wish I knew how to incorporate the graphic showing
 the winning numbers in my post, but I don’t at the moment, sorry!)

Without further ado
the winners are -

Prize No. 1 (Fabric Rag Quilt Bag and Pincushion)
Kim aka IMGirl from Arkansas, USA
(prize posted by air mail 19th February & receipt confirmed 5th March)
Prize No. 2 (Fabric Collage Hanging)
Teresa of Delightful Whimsy from California, USA
(prize posted by air mail 19th February & receipt confirmed 24th Feb)
Prize No. 3 (‘Clarinda’ Paper Doll)
(prize posted by air mail 19th February & receipt confirmed 27th Feb)

Prize No. 4 (Tim Holtz Alcohol & Distress Inks)
(prize posted by air mail 19th February & receipt confirmed 23rd Feb)
Congratulations to you all, I hope you‘ll enjoy your prizes!

I will send each winner an email requesting their postal details and once received, I’ll post their prize off to them.

I will edit this post to indicate the date the prizes are sent (edited as above) and the date receipt of them is acknowledged (edited as above).

All that remains is to say thank you to
 for once again organising this huge event and to all the people who visited my blog and left lovely comments and to those who became new followers!

I am now also following quite a few new blogs myself, so it looks as though I’ll be spending even more time in Blog-land (sorry John!!)

If you didn’t take part yourself this year but want to get involved in something similar next year, have a look at what Lisa has got in the pipeline here!

That’s all folks, hope to see you again soon!