Monday, 25 February 2013

Birthday Jewellery box with a difference

For the one you Love on her birthday!

A beautiful jewellery box to give to her!

I used a plain wooden box that originally had a glass top but was broken in transit so i gave it a vellum top  Do Crafts glitter Arlington Vellum
I then edged the top edge and lid with cream lace and then a layer of velvet ribbon
and last but not least a layer of pearls all around the outside of the box.

I lined the inside of the box and outside with My Minds Eye Howdy Doody "baby" Lacey Paper
I added Tim Holtz Ideology box feet
and trimmed the top with ribbon throughout the sections

I used First Edition Day dreams papers for layering
and added a cream lace doilie and gardenia to the top left of the magnolia image which was coloured in using Copics and the roses are edged with clear glitter pen. And last but not least for the image i added star rhinestones.

Copic colours used:

Skin E00 E11 E21 and R01
Hair E29 E27 E25 E21
Clothing R22 R21 R20 R00 R02
Grass/leaves G85 YG67 YG63
Arbour E87 E84 E81
Flowers Y26 Y23 Y21
Background B000 B60 B32 B63

The gardenia was dipped in flitter glu and i used silver gilding flakes to give it a silver edge to the petals.

I hope you like my jewellery box and look forward to you visiting my blog again.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

That Craft Place  anything but paper challenge
The Ribbon Girl Magnolia only challenge
Guylou's Inimitability bling, flowers and ribbon
Hotshot craft anything but a card
Lady Anne's Challenges 
Inky chicks mothers day or birthday
Magnolia-licious Birthdays

Many thanks for visiting

Anita  x

Altered clipboard

Hi There today i have another altered clipboard for you designed for a customer

it is adorned by a lovely CC designs image called Woodland Lucy.

Items used:

Krat twist wrap paper
4 layers paper
2 double layered white flowers with flat backed pearl middle
Peach ribbon down near the bottom
Gardenia petals stuck together to make flowers and with a flat backed pearl middle

Copic colours used as follows:

Skin E00 E01 and E02
Dress R2- R21 R22
Hair E30 E31 E33
Shoes E55 E57 E59
Background B60 B63 (dotted)
Tights  R00 R01

 I hope you like this one this week

Many thanks

Anita x

Monday, 18 February 2013

Inspired by a Song

Well we have another lovely challenge for you this week at Creative Creations Challenges

Inspired by a Song

My song that i have chosen is one that my six year old son is totally nuts about at the moment.

It's Michael Jackson's - Thriller

So it is definitely a Zombie vibe!

So thanks to Sassy Studio Designs for the lovely image Mummy Honey

I made a note book and covered it front and back with Croco paint in bronze and just to protect it a bit more i then coated it in matt Mod Podge
i then added two bronze coloured corners
A vintage paper 
A frame distressed with Wild Honey and Tea dye distress Ink
Added four bronze and dimante flowers to the corner of the frame 
And finally finished off with a gold ribbon!

I coloure the image in copics

Skin E 50 E51 E13 E17
Bandages T0 T1 T3
Hair YR13 YR17  YR25 YR27

I hope you like my effort this week and look forward to you visiting again in the future

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Dream valley challenges ~ ribbon and bling

Glitter and sparkle challenges ~ anything but a card

Hot shot craft ~ anything but a card

Guylou's inimitiability ~ bingo ( grey copics,free space and die cut)

Pretty little ribbon shop ~ anything goes

Charisma Cardz ~ anything goes

Addicted to stamps and more  ~ Bingo (digi,glitter,paper piece)

Stamp n doodle ~ Bingo (metal embellie,paint, ribbon)

Many thanks


Love is in the air.

Today i have made a card that is ideal for a husband/boyfriend to give to his loved one!

   So i coloured a Saturated Canary image called Nevaeh  and i used the following:

   Western Pages Western Romance and all about me me paper stack
   Coordinations mini across the middle of the card (embossed)
    Lace with ribbon threaded through it


 Hair E50 E51 E53 E55
 Dress R11 R12 R14
 Skin E000 E00 E01 R02
 Shoes E93 E95 E97
 Tights YR0000 YR000 YR00
 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

 stitch at a time challenge ..... make it girly
 Dream valley challenges ......ribbon and bling
 Sentimental Sundays .....lace and pearls
 CMC ......girly
guylou's Inimitiability (bling,flowers,ribbon)
 Pretty little ribbon shop ......anything goes

 Charisma Cardz ....anything goes
Saturated Canary
Addicted to stamps and more (heart,stamp,love)

That craft place ...Valentine


 That's it for today guys i hope you spend a few minutes looking at my blog

 Many thanks

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Bracelet's hopping off the shelf

I honstly didnt ex[ect the bracelets that i have been making to go so well but i am definately not complaining!!

So the first one was for a young girl who for a change liked blue but i did wriggle in some lovely glass pink hearts and a variety of larger and small beads in clear and different blues.

This second one was designed for another lady and i used a variety of crackle beads, seed pearls, silver beads, small square grey glass beads letters and a couple of hearts.

All beads and findings are top quality and come from a local bead shop.




Hope you like it and hope you will follow my blog

Best wishes

Anita x

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Magnolia candles

Magnolia Candles

I had great fun making these but alas i have lost the colour combinations used.

Word of advice?  Colours come out a lot lighter when using tissue paper and always colour in with a sheet of white behind the image paper.

Always use greaseproof paper to wrap and hold the tissue paper image against the candle and partially to protect your hands.

You will know when the image is ready as the candle wax swallows the image so be careful it happenns really quickly.

Let it dry

and then embellish!

I have use ribbon on the base of both of these candle and then embellished accordingly...
the flamenco dancer a added a fan to and blowing wishes i used star rhinestones.

Hope you like these are really easy to do once you know how...

Bye for now 

Anita x

Monday, 4 February 2013

Fairy smooches clipboard

Hi  today at Creative Creations Challenges we are lucky to be sponsored by Emerald Fairies.

The theme is It must be love!

so i have two smooching fairies for you

So today i have altered a clipboard using Willy and Mia

I used:

 Kraft wrap
3 different types of card
 Kraft doily
Big pearl headed hat pin
Peach Ribbon
Metal Flowers
2 Flat backed pearls
and a variety of copics

So that it for this time thanks for looking and sorry i wasn't so forthcoming with the Copic colours used but i am still getting over a really bad case of flu.

Best wishes

Anita x

Saturday, 2 February 2013


So again i have another valentines card commissioned for a friend

I hope you like her.. 


6" Glitz paper pad Pretty in Pink
Lace doilie
Two metal corners
Core impressions Lost and found labels collection (Adore)
Whiff of joy - Nora blowing kisses

The cream lace doilie and metal corners are from Karen

Colour combo

Dress YR20  YR21 YR23 YR24
Hair E53 E55 E57
Skin E00 E01 R01
Hearts R37 R39

I hope you like this one today and i will have more creations for you shortly

Best Wishes

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Anita x