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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Time for Tea?? for That's Crafty

This is my final piece as guest designer for august over at the That's Crafty blog so I had a bit of fun with the Tando village in a box and The Octopode Factory Alice stamps :D

I decided to be a bit different and use the lid as a base so that it looks more like a cake stand on my charity shop candlestick :D
It would look so awesome in christmas colours and if you made it as a box it would sit quite nicely if you put the lid over a pretty stemmed wine glass with the box part sitting on top!!

I may be adding a few more of these to my collection LOL

Here's a few more pics...



For all the deets of how to visit the blog HERE and to go shopping visit the site HERE :D

Hugs'n'snogs,

Julie xx

Friday, 30 August 2013

Tea time sneaky peek!!!

Here's a little sneaky peeky of my last guest DT project for That's Crafty....check it out on their blog tomorrow HERE :D

hugs'n'snogs,
Julie xx

Friday, 23 August 2013

Secret Garden Specimen box for That's Crafty



What's the secret???
Open it up to find gorgeous garden finds :D
I have used Graphic 45 Secret Garden stamps and papers on a Tando covered printers tray to create this pretty vintage style specimen box.

For all the deets visit the That's Crafty blog HERE and to go shopping visit the site HERE :D

here's a close up of the inside ....




Hugs'n'snogs,
Julie xx






Saturday, 17 August 2013

Roaring Twenties fan for That's Crafty


This is my third piece as guest designer over on the That's crafty blog so only two left to go :-(

As soon as I saw this Tando fan I knew it would make a gorgeous Gatsbyesque 20's style fan :D
The gorgeous stamps I used are Crafty Individuals Fashionable Twenties Ladies and were the perfect size for the large fan :D

I used a wire wrapping technique on the base of the fan I learnt from Jewellery Maker and using their wire.

If you want to go shopping visit the That's Crafty site HERE, and for how to create your own visit HERE for the deets.

Hugs'n'snogs,
Julie xx

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Wire wrapped Amethyst pendant


I was so inspired watching The Rachel Norris masterclass on Jewellery Maker channel this week I finally manged to pluck up the courage to attempt a wire wrapped pendant.

It's defo not perfect, and I need practice, but I don't think its too bad for a first attempt LOL

I haven't decided what to string it on to yet so have just threaded it on to a piece of organza ribbon while I think about it :D

Here's a close up :D
I love those little faceted shell pearls along with the silver plated wire, they look so delicate :D

hugs'n'snogs,
Julie xx

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Sew Pretty for That's Crafty

Good Morning everyone, hope you are up to crafty business today :D
This is my using  piece for this weeks That's Crafty design team using the Tando chipboard oval bowl/frame.
I of course used it as a frame :D

I embellished it with my current favourite patterned papers (Tilda), lace, buttons and ribbons, but used paper clay on the base if the frame.

For all the pics and deets visit the That's Crafty blog HERE and leave me some feedback please :D

Then if you want to go shopping visit HERE to see a fab range of products and an amazing range of stamps :D

Hugs'n'snogs,

Julie xx

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Awkward Alice!!!

Well, I don't think I have ever had as many problems trying to photograph a project!!!

I am afraid this is the best I can do!!!
So here she is, awkward Alice hanging on my very munched Honeysuckle! (stoopid flippin caterpillars!!!)

hugs'n'snogs

Julie xx

P.S look who arrived today :D
hope these guys behave better!!!

Saturday, 3 August 2013

How curious, Alice mobile for Thats Crafty

 That's me :D

Yes,  I am very honoured to be the guest designer for August on the That's Crafty blog :D
If you haven't been and visited the shop head on over HERE and see the amazing range of stamps and other crafting goodies in Laura's fab shop :D

This is my first piece using the lush Stampendous Alice stamps along with tando chippie yumminess :D





I had a terrible time trying to capture this at its best so will attempt to try and get some better pictures for you while I am on my weeks leave this week ;-)
For all the deets and how to visit the blog HERE and show me some support :D

I am rather out of practice at not only blogging but crafting these days!! But I intend to sort this out :D
I have some fabby Tando to play with, moulds and paper clay, and lots of yummy stamps :D

Watch this space,
hugs'n'snogs,

Julie xx