Tuesday, 30 August 2011

♥ Let's Craft & Create ~ Blast from the past ♥

It's Birthday Time over at Let's Craft & Create :) One year on September 1st :) :)  Sooooo this fortnightly theme is "Blast from the past" .  Choose any past theme from the year, and pop a link on our challenge site, we would love to see everyones favourites :)
I chose "Anything but a card"  (I actually won this challenge last year )  So I have been learning some beading :) and I made these little charm embellishments, using spacer beads , pearls and Swarovski, im quite chuffed how they turned out, and they are for sale in My Etsy.
Please pop over and join in, we would love your support and to see your different styles of crafting :)

Take care
Marlou ♥♥

Monday, 29 August 2011

♥ Paper Artsy Dies for sale ♥

Hi Quick post today, I have 2 sets of Paper Artsy dies I have only used once or twice for sale, perfect condition, normally retail around £7.65/£7.99 each set, Im selling both sets including postage UK only for £8.50, outside Uk see My Etsy for details. 
Find them here :) :) ♥

Have a nice Bank Holiday
Marlou ♥♥

Friday, 26 August 2011

♥ Paper Fashions Friday Post ♥

It's Friday again :) SOooo its my day to post my weekly Paper Fashions Etc project :)
I used the lovely new Coffee and Latte bingo cards, they are a much nicer colour in real life, my camera has made everything look very vivid.  The sentiment is from the Coffee with friends sentiment collection, I just love it!!!! I stitched on the red dotty October Afternoon Homemade collection paper {its red, looks a bit on the orange side here (",) } and the stripey paper is from same collection.
I was at my local craft shop the other day and there was a little bag of chipboard shapes for 99p, so
no name was on them and im bursting to find out the company. Sooo I used the chipboard coffee cup with 2 pearl pins as the coffee stirrers, adding a little heart charm {My Etsy} also added a heart doillie.
Have a fab evening
Marlou ♥♥

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

♥ Cupcake Craft Challenges ~ A Giftcard ♥

This is a teeny weeny giftcard only 2.5" x 2.5"  , I thought it was cute :)  Im entering it into Cupcake Craft Challenges as this weeks challenge :)
A lot of stitching going on here (as always :) ) and used up left over papers. Butterfly is cut from MFT dies , love this set, you get 3 in the set and it even cuts beautifully through felt :)
Added pearls and pearl pins which I snipped using jewellery cutters and a bit of left over fabric to trim edge :)

Enjoy your evening
Marlou ♥♥

Monday, 22 August 2011

♥ Angel charm/pendant ♥

Something a little bit different to share today :)  I have a lovely friend in America, who I met through Etsy and we chat all the time :)  Her shop is Papernpearls and she sells stunning things including Crafty Secrets stamps and Scraps, pop over and have a browse, you will not be disappointed :) 
Well I bought all the beads from Deb to make this little Angel and also Deb taught me how to make them, this is one of the first 3 I made, I have this in My Etsy and im very pleased with it, thoroughly enjoyed learning beading and have ordered another tool ... LOL :)  Crafting is addictive!! just love it , Paper, card, stamps , felt, beads and the list goes on ........ ;)

Have a lovely evening
Marlou ♥♥

Sunday, 21 August 2011

♥ Layering , bit of this "n" that ♥

Here is a multi layered tag I made using nesties, bunting banner {Whiff of Joy} banner die {MFT},
jute, seam binding, stitching, ...... yeah!! ... pretty much a bit of this "n" that .... LOL , my sentiment is from Paper Fashions and have added pearls and a tiny clothes pin.  The cutie stamp is from Prima :)
This is me still practicing with Adobe 9, so please give honest opinions :) would value them sooooo much!! ;)  Don't forget about our teddy Bear's picnic challenge at Let's Craft and Create, you could win one of my handmade pin cushions and Gracie pins, please feel free to play along :)

Marlou xx

Saturday, 20 August 2011

♥ Paper Fashions Post ♥

Im having a few teething problems trying to get the hang of Adobe 9 on my new computer :(
Im not overly happy with this picture at all, but have spent hours trying to edit it, I know it will take patience and time.
This is a new set from Paper Fashions :) loved it straight away, you get both the basket of apples and the lovely sweet sentiment too.
Short post tonight, as Im grumpy!! ... LOL .... at my card and photo, ah well , we can't get it right all of the time (".)

Night all

Marlou ♥♥

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

♥ Let's Craft and Create ~ Teddy bear's Picnic ♥

Hi everyone  :)  Well this is my first day as a Design team Member for Let's Craft and Create :) and I am so delighted to be working along side Mandy, Eileen and Diane :)
Teddy bear's Picnic is the theme :) We all love our Teddy bears, no matter what age we are, I still have my very first one, I should post a picture sometime of him ... LOL ;) his name is Tweety ... LOL'
Anyhow back to challenge , I used a Me to you bear stamp , which I got free with Creativity Magazine and sentiments too, I decoupaged his arm for him to hold a chipboard heart which I covered in paper and added applique and pearl.  Stitched on large gingham dp and broad crochet lace {looove this} and finished off with a double seam binding bow and a gorgeous decorative pin that Mandy sent to me.
Please join in the fun with us , we would love to see your creations, it doesn't have to be a card, anything you would like to create using this theme, it would be great if you can as we love sharing ideas :)

Have a fab day
Marlou xx

Friday, 12 August 2011

♥ Paper Fashions Etc ~ My Weekly Project :) ♥

Friday again ... :) Here is my weekly project for Paper Fashions Etc :) I have used a sentiment from the friendship collection {love this set} and cut out with my banner die.
Used lots of lovely coloured MME papers and nesties and of course pearls, seam binding, machine stitching and a little leaf pin.
The pearl heart is from a wedding spray, had to send to America for these as can't seem to get them here (",)
Keeping it short today, don't feel too well :(

Have a lovely weekend
Marlou ♥♥

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

♥ More Good News :) :) ♥

A late good evening to you all, major "problems" with "this" computer :(

As you know I thoroughly enjoy taking part in their fortnightly challenges and can't believe I am now part of their team along with another new team member Diane :) So Thank you so much ladies for having me, im truly honoured :)

I made this little tag and pocket last night using Waltzing Mouse tea for two stamps , kindly lent to me by my friend :) :) I paper pieced it and stitched on the yellow paper {Nan's Kitchen}

Hand stitched on little brass teabag charm {had for years }

This card fits in nicely with Cupcake Challenge, "Sewing", when I seen it I had to get a stitchin!! ... LOL ...

That's all for tonight,

I hope my computer holds out for at least a month or so

Marlou ♥♥

Friday, 5 August 2011

♥ Paper Fashions Etc ~ My Weekly Project :) ♥

Hi there, here I am week 3 designing for Paper Fashions Etc, and having a ball , just adore their images :)

The top picture is an apron {can you tell? ... LOL } It was a freebie template I googled {can't remember} Anyhow, I used the basic shape and made my own pocket and half circle in centre {with circle punch} scrunched up a paper doilie and printed off a rolling pin from the Kichen Clatter images and have these sticking out of the apron pocket. The sentiment is frim Kitchen Clatter and the Cupcake from the Cherry Bundle images, its fab being able to re-size everything :) Oh yes.... I stitched all around the whole apron with my machine and added seam binding, lace pom pom trim and an applique {from My Etsy} Also inked around the edges too.

The second thing I made was a little tag {inspired by Andrea Budjack :) } using the Garden inspiations set and images. Gingham card is from MME, {which I adore} and another applique from My Etsy :) Isn't the cute watering can silver charm embellishment a nice touch? I thought so :) Feel free to ZOOM in the picture to see detail :)

Thats all for today

Have a fab weekend

Marlou ♥♥

Thursday, 4 August 2011

♥ Let's Craft and Create ~ GO DIGI ♥

It's Digi time over at Let's Craft and Create :) soooooo, :) gave me a chance to use my fab digi images from Paper Fashions Etc :) This sentiment is from The Cherry Bundle and I love this set and this Scripture :) I used my nesties labels and doubled them up with foam pads to make this wee tag and the circle sentiment fitted perfectly cut with round nesties.
Both gingham papers are MME and I scalloped the red gingham and stitched it onto the yellow gingham, adding lace, Angel wings, heart button with jute and seam binding and of course PEARLS :)
Check back tomorrow for my weekly Paper Fashions Etc Project :)

Off to link up, im late posting tonight (",)
Marlou ♥♥