Tuesday, 31 May 2016

May Pinchicks challenge

Hello crafty friends!
its the last day of the month and that means its time to share our pinterest projects.
oh boy have I been dreading this moment.
my pin turned out rubbish.
here is the link for the idea I had in mind.
so I've been saving my eggshells and washing them carefully even tho my husband thought I was crazy.
I smashed the shells at glued them to a card frame that I made from a cereal packet and cut to the correct size. (4x6 photo)
the next step was to coat the shells with black gesso
boy, this was messy!
time to colour it now so first I used some gold acrylic paint.
then I added some treasured gold wax.
its looking pretty good at this point.
this is a poor photo but it didn't look too bad.
So now I trimmed some paper napkins and placed them around the frame to see if I liked the placement.
OMG now look.... we are going down hill from this point!
I glued the napkins on and they look awfull.
stop laughing!
what a flipping mess.
so..... can I save it?
I painted over the top with white acrylic and added some pink ink.
and I got to work cutting some more napkins
I glued the roses on and stepped back to look at it.
its still looks a total mess.
so this goes down as a fail.
but wait a second....
I can't let my team down can I. they all work so hard on their pins so....
I got my crochet hook out and some yarn and found a new pinterest project.
I made this cover for a glass jar and now my brushes live in it.
I added some shell beads.
I'm happy with this jar and I thought about blogging this as my pin but that isn't right is it. the rules of our challenge states we have blog our project even if its a fail.
so here you have it. A Fail and a nice jar.
I hope you will visit the other challenge members to see what they have made this month.
you can find them here...
and this month we have a new member, another Margaret. I think we shall name her Maragret2
please visit her blog and leave her some love.
lets get blog hopping!
hugs Suzanne x


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Anything goes at Creative Inspirations and a Design Team Call

Hello, welcome to my blog and today is a new challenge at creative inspirations.
the theme this week is Anything Goes so I know this will be a favorite with many of you crafty folk out there and I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs.
our sponsor this fortnight is Bugaboo which is one of my favorite digi sites, I just love there cute little characters but this time I decided to try one of their lovely floral images.....
it was easy to colour with my copic markers.
I added the sentiment onto curved card to give some dimension and was pleased with how it turned out although it doesn't show too well in the photo.
you can find this digi HERE
and here is the link for CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS so you can add your creations here and don't forget we also have a Design Team call running until 29th May so there is still a couple of days to apply for that.
good luck everyone
Hugs Suzanne xx

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Lets get into Shape!

Lets get into Shape, I mean our cards of course!
the challenge this fortnight at creative inspirations is to make a shaped card.
the design team have come up with some stunners so be sure to check them out.
here is mine...
to make the shaped base and mats I used a Go kreate die set.
various Woodware punches for the flowers and Leone Em punches for the leaves.

I used blonde moments embossing powder on the sentiment.
then I finished it off with some sequins and seed beads.
our sponsor is Live and Love Crafts and they are offering a £10 voucher for the winner.
I hope some of you will join us.
hugs Suzanne x