Friday 26 July 2013

Dragons Dream TIO #146 Stencil/Mask, Paint and Ribbon

Phew this is a very late posting from me as it should have been here on Wednesday, but I made it in the end! Our challenge this fortnight over at Dragons Dream TIO has been chosen by Helen, who would like to see stencils/masks, paint and ribbon used on our tags, along with at least one real stamp as always.
I painted a chipboard tag with mermaid fresco paint and when dried stencilled black soot distress ink through a crafters workshop stencil.  I stamped over the top with the indigoblu anenome stamp in archival ink, then stamped the flowers again on to some blue scrap paper, and decoupaged them over the top adding some green gems for the centres.
The butterflies were a free download I found on pinterest and the small love stamp is by PSX.
To join in with our challenge just click on the link on my sidebar.

Elizabeth xxx
Also going to enter this in to Ali Crafts Butterflies Challenge

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Felting at WI House Denbigh

 These are just a few of the corsages the Ladies made at the Denbigh class today
 None of them had ever done any felting before, either wet or needle.
All of them created beautiful flowers.
 And they were all so different, all ten of them!
We had such a fun day and they were a great crowd, the second flower down is about 10" across and going on a hat, the rest of them have brooch backs and will be worn as corsages, so I'll see who I can spot at the county shows!!

Sunday 14 July 2013

Something for me!!

I wasn't going to share this just yet as I've not decided if I'm going to embroider onto it or not. It's a cover for my Nexus, but I didn't want a leather one like everyone else, so whilst surrounded with all this woolly stuff thought I'd make my own using my G&T cutting  board (for the limes) as the resist to felt around lol. Am very happy how it turned out, and I think I'll be making some more of these for the craft fairs in Llandudno. 
Elizabeth x

Blooming good fun!

 Thought I'd share one of the hand felted flowers my Ladies will be learning to make on Tuesday at Denbigh.  I ended up with this style of flower quite by accident and I love it, even think it may be my favourite shape so far!
 Spent most of yesterday with this giant wool ball weighing it out, counting crystal beads, then making up the kits, with a mix of pink, purple and grey merino wool tops.
It took a huge pot of tea to get rid of the intake of fibres lol, hope to get a couple more flowers made up in the morning, then Tuesday is playtime!!!!!!

Thursday 11 July 2013


 Well yesterday it was Honeysuckle and today it's shades of Honey! Have been topping up my stash for the morning. Going to try some packaging when all the silver boxes run out, am thinking about Kraftcard boxes and tags for the earrings, what do you think?

Wednesday 10 July 2013

Honeysuckle Frame

 I've had a break from making up the woolly kits for class, and at last have gotten round to finishing off my frame, in my very cool workroom, bliss!
I love this Honeysuckle stencil from Imagination Crafts, and have used it probably the most out of all the stencils I have, and that's quite a lot, lol.
The photo doesn't do the frame justice as it appears to be curved, and it's not in real life, it's completely flat.
So there you have it the full set complete, and ready for being priced up for the stall on Friday. Think they will look gorgeous in-between my jewellery.
Elizabeth x

I'm entering my frame in to Imaginations first challenge "Anything Goes"

Dragons Dream TIO #145 Vintage, Flowers and Texture

 Well here we are again with another new challenge over at the Dragons Dream Challenge blog. This time the theme has been chosen by my uber talented team mate Tracy, who would like to see "Vintage, Flowers and Texture" on your tags along with at least one real stamped image.
I love this Poppy Meadow stamp from IndigoBlu and the sentiment is just so true!
I applied grunge paste through the Crafters Workshop mask and then painted over with lilac Fresco paint, working in some dusty concord and black soot around the edges. The sentiment was stamped out on  watercolour card as I love the texture when you ink it up. The flowers were also stamped out on to watercolour card, waterbrushed and then extra layers of petals were added by stamping again on to tissue paper and layering up.

The petals on Poppy's always remind me of tissue as they are so delicate. We would love to see your tags over at Dragons Dream, just click the link on my sidebar for a short cut, and please don't forget to include at least one real stamp.
Elizabeth x

Tuesday 9 July 2013

Off on the road again!

Can't believe I've been awol for over a week! And though I have been very productive, I can't share what I've been up to as it's mostly for the County shows, me being a WI girl and all, and Kirsty might be spying lol, so I will share those after the event.
So here's a peek at my gorgeous stash of Hand Dyed Wensleydale and Merino wools all boxed up ready for next weeks felting class WI House in Denbigh, then it's off on a road trip around North Wales teaching in various places, can't wait as it's a chance for me to have a play as well, and lots of WI tea and cakes!!!!!
The WI Ladies will be learning how to make a hand felted corsage and embellish it with fibres and crystal. This is just the tip of the "woolball" my dining room is stuffed to the seams with boxes of gorgeousness!!

One hundred and sixty something (lost count) boxes of gorgeous glitzy fibres along with some very sparkly crystals for embellishing the centres of the corsages.
I'm trying to make as many samples as I can between now and next Tuesday, using darker colours that I wouldn't normally choose like the reds, oranges and burgundy's.

So have pulled a couple of boxes out for myself to play with, well it would be rude not to, wouldn't it?
 Am doing a talk at Colwyn Bay WI this evening on crafting so had better get the car loaded up.
Elizabeth x