Saturday, June 19, 2010

As Promised...

Maggie received her altered book, so here is the cover. You can see why I couldn't post it before - I mean, she would never have guessed it was for her...!
And this is the cover of Anns' album for Junes Scrapzville swap. The theme was "How does your garden grow" So it has a picket fence and a packet of seeds inside!

I'm almost finished the matchbox to send to Dee for this months swap. Its amazing how much stuff you can get into it! I haven't made a video for ages, so I'll do one of this before it goes into the (registered!) post.
Hope you're all enjoying the lovely day,
Felicia xx

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Monday!!

This morning I had a lovely surprise when the post arrived.... these tags came from Kay who lives in New York. She sent them as a RAK - Thankyou Kay!!!!! They are beautiful, the fairy is Kays first attempt at mixed media. FAB!!!!!

Over the weekend I had a bit of a polka dot frenzy.... this wooden chest had been around for at least a year waiting to be turned into a sewing box.

and this blue and white polka dot fabric from the Crafty Alley shop was perfect for yet another scatter cushion on my bed! (Have you ever used Bondaweb? its the bomb for adding designs to fabric - just iron it on!)

Last, but not least, here is a sneaky peak of the "How does your garden grow album" I made for Ann. The full cover will be revealed when she has finally seen it herself! ( being two weeks late finishing an album for my own swap is just scandalous!!)

So, thats what i've been up to for the weekend, i'm a whole 8 rows into an Aran sweater that is going to be a epic knitting adventure! I'll post pictures when its a decent size.

Hope you all enjoyed the weekend,

Monday, June 7, 2010

June swap partners!

Good morning everyone,
here are the partners for the matchbox swap:

Clare - Katie
Ebony - Timi
Maria Adams - Ann H
Dee - Felicia

Ok, so get your matchbox and alter it- you can talk to your partner about colours and themes.
Now what to put inside?.....
Here is a very random list for you!

6 flowers
something that makes a noise
a frame
2 decorated tags
10 pieces of bling
something found outside
6 die cuts
something with a face.

Of course you can add extra bits if you want. Have fun with it and please contact your partner soon.
You can make all of the items or use up whats in your stash - the die cuts can be any shape, any material, you can use a die cut machine or hand cut them.
So ladies, thats it for this month. Please have your matchbox in the post by 30th June at the latest.
Have fun,
Bye! xxxx

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Altered Book.

Hi there,

I've just finished an altered book, it was made from a really old copy of "the Swiss family Robinson".

The book came from the second hand shop and was published in 1972, but sadly had lost alot of its pages, so I hope it didn't mind being made into a journal!!

I used all sorts of materials, watercolour pastels, chalk pastels, acrylic paint, tissue paper.... the list goes on.

It is actually a present so I can't show you all of the cover as her name is on it - I'll post that one when she has received it.

So, here a the pictures!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June Sign Ups.

Hi All, how are you??

Well, as i promised you this month is a little different. I'm going to put up the sign up list untill next Monday 7th June, so if you like this idea leave me a comment and i'll organise it all on Monday.

Now, I can't take credit for this idea, i've scraplifted it from Suzie. She very kindly said that we could borrow it for this month, we are going to alter and swap matchboxes!!

No, not the little tiny ones, the large ones - I think they are called "cooks matches" they are about 6"x3"x1" (that is a very vague guesstimation!)

So you alter the box and then make the goodies to go inside. It will be a bit like a check list - make 3 pink flowers, put something square in - you get the idea!

I think it sounds like fun, and it will be a quick project too.

Ok, leave me a comment, bye for now!