Sunday, 28 August 2011

well I tried!!!!

I spent Saturday at a local craft fair trying to sell my jewellery and a few altered items, it didn't go that well LOL
I just made the price of my table with 50p to spare!!!
But how cute does my table look - even with a wonky table cloth!!!
Well I don't plan on being beaten as I did have a lot of interest in my items so have started listing my pieces in my folksy shop HERE :D

So stop by and treat yourself or let your pals know where I am :D

Julie xx

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Pretty Lucite rings

I have been getting ready for a craft show I will be having a stall at next weekend and found some fabby little sieve rings in my local craft shop.
I already had the flower beads so thought why not put the two together :D
I love them so much though I'm not sure I can part with them LOL :D

I also made some cute little scrabble tile rings - you could defo have some fun with these :D - my niece suggested LOVE - HATE LOL :D

Julie xx

P.S. I have added some to my folksy shop HERE

Friday, 19 August 2011

From Paris with love....

I begged Moira at the trade show in February to buy these cute little bags and it took some convincing let me tell you LOL :D

I have been meaning to do something with it for ages but it has been playing hide and seek with me for a while, but I finally caught it :D

I used Claudine Hellmuth studio paints watered down in a mini mister to colour the bag to start with as it was very white!!

I stamped Artistic Outpost Paris Exposition stamps and Glitz stamp on to tissue paper with Archival ink and tore around the images before gluing them down with Claudines multi matte medium.

I built up the colour with different colours of the watered down paint drying in between each colour. The amazing thing about these paints is they are waterproof when dry.
I applied some of the archival ink with a sponge to distress the edges a bit then gave it two generous coats of the matte medium.

When dry I added distress stickles randomly with my finger then when dry glued on the lace with the matte medium (its not completely dry in the pic sorry!!!)

I added a Zazi flower and madrigal flower which I only had in white, so I spritzed it with the pink paint :D

I'm really pleased with the finished bag and will definitely be using it :D

Moira has some fab offers on the site at the moment so head on over to grab yours :D

Julie xx

Friday, 5 August 2011

Beach hut basking for Happy Daze

The current challenge at Happy Daze is "oh I do like to be beside the seaside..." and what do you find beside the seaside??? Colourful beach huts so I decided to get a little bit creative with one of these cute mini birdhouses, Artistic Outpost "Beyond the sea" stamps and some Tim Holtz ideaology :D

I removed the dowel perch and then cut pieces of lightly striped pattern paper, stamped them with coffee archival ink and distressed them with a combo of Frayed Burlap and Fired Brick distress ink pads.

I glued a TH metal corner to the top of the house and the glued the paper in place with a little bit of glossy accents covering the holes, its fabby for glueing paper to this kind of project as it dries quickly.

I made the door by taking a lollipop stick that came with some rub-ons and cut it to the height I wanted with my TH scissors I then cut the three pieces length ways to make it look like old wood.
I coloured them with TH Broken China distress stain and when dry glued them to a smaller piece of paper.
When dry I glued them to the front of the house and coloured the base of the bird house with wild honey distress stain.
I didn't have any sand so I added some distress embossing powders (unmelted) inside my bottle before tying it to the house with garden twine.
To complete the project I added more seaside themed charms and Timmy embellies :D

The houses are so cute and could be used for so much more than just a cute birdhouse - I'm thinking little new home gifts, gingerbread houses, or something cute and Alice themed :D

Here's a few more pics of my ickle beach house :D

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a £15 voucher with free P&P in our August "Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside" challenge you can enter in one of 3 ways:
  • Blog your entry and use the Linky widget in the Blog post HERE
  • Load to the Happy Daze Facebook Page
  • Sent a pic by email to
Closing date is midnight 31 August.

Thanks for looking,
Julie xx