Monday, October 24, 2011

The Wedding Tree!

This is my friend Mel, she married Donogh on Saturday. It was a beautiful ceremony and a great day, didn't she look lovely?
She had asked me to paint her a "Wedding Tree" which I did, it was set out on a table in the reception room of the hotel with ink pads,  wipes ( for cleaning fingers)  and pens to sign it with.

At the end of the night, this is what they had! I will have it framed by the time they get home from honeymoon and they can have it as a memento of their day.

P.S. - I wore a strapless dress to the wedding, and I was thinking I didn't want it to fall down when I was dancing so I used Redline tape across the top to stick it in place.......... that dress didn't move, even twelve hours later when I tried to take it off!!! there is still a red stripe across my chest today, so be warned!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Quick and Easy.

Way back when, during the great bedroom re-do, I made this for Mollys room. It was a plain cork board from the local DIY shop, I painted the frame with acrylic paint and then covered the centre with some lining fabric. To cover up the not to neat edges I glued on some chocolate brown ribbon and then made lots of paper roses and a lollipop flower to decorate it with.

I added some Prima Bling and a button and that was that! Simples!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Busy, busy, busy!

I have four craft fairs and one art show to do between now and the end of November - 'tis the season after all!
 I've been like a little elf in santas workshop making all kinds of pretties, there are notebooks and keyrings, cushions, prints, new framed prints, cards and the like.

I am not very disciplined though, I make two of something and then I want to do something else ( i've started to set goals for myself otherwise nothing would ever get finished!) I'm sure it would be more productive if I just made keyrings today and cushions tomorrow but I end of doing a bit of everything everyday!

Recently I got a notion to paint something, and here it is............

I love the sentiment - you never know whats in store for you, "Life is a delicious mystery!!"

I'm going to be putting this  up for sale in my Etsy shop.... there are so many things to go onto the Etsy, I will have to schedule a morning to do nothing else!

Anyway I hope you like it, and I hope your day is delicious!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wedding Card

My friend Mel is getting married this month and she loves all things hand made. As you may or may not know I am not a card maker - straight lines and myself don't get along very well! but I thought i'd see what I could do and this is it..........
The tag says, "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person"

The card is made from scraps and a lollipop flower, some pearls and some lovely ribbon that says, " love, honour, cherish" - I distressed everything with Vintage Photo ink to make it look old.

And this if the finished card, I hope she likes it - she doesn't blog so this won't spoil the surprise!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

GCBE Report.

So, there were shops.......... many of which (thankfully!) didn't take credit cards, however there was a cash machine in the shop next door so my willpower was restrained only a little!

The only thing I actually needed was a new paper trimmer which I got from Kerrys' shop, An Siopa Bui. Kerry is the organiser of the whole event and seemed to glide through the whole weekend without looking flustered - well done Kerry!

I missed my last class as we had to leave early but Mandy kindly sorted out a kit for me. I was really looking forward to this one as I haven't caught the dress form bug yet, but I was sure I would when I took Mandys class. There were a whole lot of book pages and some decoupage with this to cover the dress in but they have been eaten by my desk and couldn't appear in this photo!

Then there was the Crafty Queen herself, the lovely Eve Louw, the kit for this mini book class was full of goodies, flowers, bling, lace and the Graphic 45 Magic of Oz 8x8 paper stack. As usual time flies when you're enjoying yourself and this two hour masterclass passed in the blink of an eye!

These window frames are Shabby Chic Treasures from Prima - love them! they are definately going into a Polly painting at some stage.

Now i'm off to play with my new goodies!!