Sunday, 31 July 2011

♥ Handmade felted flowers ♥

I made these felted flowers from a bag of felt pieces I bought from Andrea Budjack's shop, along with some of her beautiful handmade creations :) So I sat happy with a tray on my knee arranging the flowers the way I wanted them to look, then started stitching them altogether including the buttons and topping them off with a nice pearl on each one :)
I have them for sale in My Etsy :)
I have overcome my fear of mixing and matching different colour combinations through visiting Andrea and now im on a design team with her and some fabulous other ladies :) Please take time to pop to each of the Paper Fashions Etc design team blogs and you most certainly will find plenty of inspiration :)

Happy Sunday
Marlou ♥♥

Saturday, 30 July 2011

♥ Let's Craft & Create ~ "Wings" ♥

This is my card for Let's Craft and Create :) im very late this time round (",) but I still made it :) The theme is Things with wings, fairies etc .... So I used my new Crafty Secrets Cherubs scraps {from Papernpearls}, Memorybox pink and blue dotty paper, and of course stitched on machine :)
Added glitter to image and inked edges, stitching on some lace to the edge. Finishing touches are seam binding, a Gracie Pin, and a heart charm from My Etsy :)
Off to link up

Enjoy your evening
Hugzz xx

Friday, 29 July 2011

♥ Paper Fashions Etc ~ Pocket tag card :) ♥

Well Week 2 of me designing for Paper Fashions Etc, and im having soooo much fun!!!

This week I have made a tag and pocket card, using different strips of paper and stitching it altogether and stitching the pocket too. I used Garden inspirations sentiment and made a rolled rose by hand. The tag I used Prima papers and Garden Bingo card , adding a little felt flower and pearl to the centre. Bringing it altogether with seam binding and a butterfly charm {from My Etsy}

Have a wonderful day and don't forget to checkout Paper Fashions, as they are always adding new sets and you will love them :)


Marlou ♥♥

Thursday, 28 July 2011

♥ Altered wooden teapot decoration ♥

I have spent all day trying to upload this photo!!!! I want my new computer soooooon!! ... LOL
Anyhow .. rant over ;) This was a blank wooden teapot decoration which I covered in K&CO Bailey paper :) added a bronze teapot charm and gingham ribbon, the sentiment is from Waltzing mouse , which my friend kindly lent to me :) :) I added pearls and strong jute string to hang this from a nice kitchen or craftroom/work space :)
Check back tomorrow for to see my Paper Fashions Etc. project :)

This shall be in MY Etsy :) and I have a few more I would like to alter, bought them in especially for to do so :)

Marlou ♥♥

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

♥ Little Apple hang tag for a Teacher ♥

Hi .... :) I made this little 3.5" x 4" Apple hang tag for a Teacher , I have it in My Etsy in anyone is interested in a Teacher gift :) It has triple layers of card to make it nice and sturdy and I machine stitched round the gingham card , adding a cutie little wooden ruler embellishment that I have had a very long time and dont even know if I can get anymore :( if anyone knows, please give me a shout!! ...LOL Printed sentiment off computer and added, pearls, seam binding and button with jute threaded and jute string to hang it up. I personally think it would make a lovely little gift for a Teacher to hang in their classroom :)
Also have some new embellishments in My Etsy too :)

Marlou ♥♥

Friday, 22 July 2011

♥ Paper Fashions Etc ~ My first post :) ♥

Well :) Today is my first day posting as a proud design team member for Paper Fashions Etc :)
Im truly overjoyed and delighted to be here designing for a wonderful company :)
I made a little wall hanging for a baby, using the new baby bundle set ....which is adorable!! full of gorgeous images and there is also a sentiment set you can buy which is equally as sweet and cutie pie :) I paper pieced the little booties and stitched on sewing machine, punched tiny holes to thread ribbon through, attaching bows and peach pearl heart and mint green pearl stones :)
The gingham paper is from Melissa Frances and is more subtle in real life, its turned out quite bright in the image (",) I love my new beaded square nesties and I stitched on these too, added the sentiment from the baby bundle and used my CC designs banner to cut out, and of course "more pearls" {I looove pearls} The seam binding just finished it all off ready to hang in a little nursery :)


Hugzz everyone :)
Marlou ♥♥

Tuesday, 19 July 2011


Hi everyone :) im here this evening with some fabulous news to share :) I have been invited to join the amazing Paper Fashions Etc design team and im totally overwhelmed :) I feel very blessed and honoured to be asked and if you pop over to Paper Fashions, you will see my work featured there today.

I found them originally through Andrea Budjack's blogspot and I just looooved their images and gorgeous sentiments and treated myself to a few.

So a HUGE thank you to Diane and the team for having me, I am delighted to be a part of your fabulous design team :)

Marlou ♥♥

Sunday, 17 July 2011

♥ Simon says stamp challenge ~ Anything goes ♥

It's "Anything goes" over at Simon says Stamp, so I used my new Sizzix bigz birdhouse die and made a little wall hanging with it :) The sentiment is from Paper Fashions :) {I adore their downloads} and I cut it out with my new CC designs banner dies {they are fab!! even cut through felt} added a little applique, pearlstone and hand stitched the little bird charm and I also stitched on the sewing machine around the birdy house.

Marlou ♥♥

Monday, 11 July 2011

♥ Shabby Tea Room ~ Flower power ♥

This is a little 4" x 4" wall hanging which I made and gave to my Mum, she was well chuffed with it and im pleased too how it turned out. Im entering it into Shabby tea Rooms "Flower power" challenge.
The sentiment is from Paper Fashions and I used square nesties and fancy eyelet nesties and circle nestie ... LOL ... Lost without our "nesties" ;) I stitched the pink gingham paper {Making Memories} and the lace and the circle {zoom for detail} I made a little pink rose from felt and stitched onto angel wings and added a felt flower and felt applique to top corner. I tied seam binding in around the eyelets for to make the hanging and if my Mum wishes to frame this all she has to do is snip off the seam binding. To finish pearls were added :)

Enjoy your evening
Marlou ♥♥

♥ A Sweet award ♥

Evening :) I recieved this lovely award from a new blog I discovered, Millers Ink, Lynn has the most amazing work, pop by and see for yourself :)
Passing it on to:


I can't think at the moment of 7 random things (",) im just delighted with my sweet award :)

Marlou ♥♥

Sunday, 10 July 2011

♥ Let's Craft and Create ~ Eat Cake ♥

Over at Let's Craft and Create this fortnightly challenge is "Eat cake" Yum Yum ... LOL ;)
So I got out my Sizzix cupcake die and a selection of bright fun papers that I decided it was time to stop hoarding them!!! We all do it .. LOL :) Added stitching to the papers and the sentiment is just typed on Microsoft Word and printed :) And I used my new Whiff of Joy bunting die, I looooove it!!!! added baker's twine and pearls and a Heidi Swapp cherry :)
Plus .... I won a beautiful template over at Creations by Ar's new challenge blog, I won the vase and im getting a new computer very soon so I shall be able to open PDF files as this old thing is giving me trouble and won't let me install Adobe.

Enjoy your evening
Marlou ♥♥

Friday, 8 July 2011

♥ Owl Sizzix die for sale ♥

Hi there, im putting this little chap up for sale in My Etsy, I never use him :( so thought somebody else would make a good home for him. I only used him once or twice , so he is in perfect condition :) £5.00 to UK that includes postage, outside that please check My Etsy :)
He measures: 3.4" widest point and 4.3" long :)

Marlou ♥♥

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

♥ City Crafter ~ Birds of a feather ♥

City Crafters theme this week is "birds of a feather " to use birds, birdcages, birdhouses ... etc...
Sooooo I downloaded this freebie template {I cannot remember from where.. sorry!! (",) )
Anyhow had great fun altering it with these beautiful Memorybox papers, I adore these papers :) I die cut little bird fromShapeabilities and inked round it adding a chipboard heart for his wing :) The little birdhouse hole has Alice in Wonderland vinage papers {from my shop} and pearls and I added an applique and pearl heart and seam binding. After I inked it I then decided to stitch on my machine, finishing off with a pink felt rose I made myself and a green felt flower from Donna :)


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

♥ A Spoonfull of sugar ~ Sewing ♥

It's been ages since I entered A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge :) so this weeks theme is "Sewing" which as you all know I love!!!
I bought digi button cards from Paper Fashions and added buttons from Papertrey, the background paper from Beatriz Jennings, which I stitched on my sewing machine and added ink around edges, "even on my lace!!!" I never do that!!! ... LOL :)
The little charm sewing machine is from My Etsy and the gorgeous decorative pin is from my friend Mandy :)
I won the challenge for the tags over at Let's Craft and Create!!! :) :) delighted!!! and this weeks theme is "eat cake" :) yummy!! Why not pop over and see the design teams fab!! creations and join in the fun :)

Enjoy your day
this heat is driving me crazy!!!!! moan!! moan!!! ... LOL
Marlou ♥♥

Friday, 1 July 2011

♥ Little sweetheart Gracie pins :) ♥

Here are a set of my latest Gracie pins :) I recieved some gorgeous heart beads and spacers and embellishments from my friend Deb in America, so I sat and made this wee set, I have them in My Etsy, finding them hard to part with, but I have ordered more beads and these gorgeous bow spacers and shall make more :)

Enjoy the sunshine :)
Marlou ♥♥