Monday, 24 October 2016

Halloween Tombstones

This year I wanted to add more Halloween things to our garden & thought I would have a go at making my own & plus help to keep the cost down when decorating the garden & hopefully should last longer then some of these shop brought ones.
I started with a thick piece of an old chipboard shelf which was in my husbands garage which I gave a coat of white undercoat.
I then attached some rope with small tacks . 
I had a polystyrene circle which came from a pizza base & the mask I got from the works for £1.
I filled the back of the mask with newspaper & then screwed on & then added some more rope around this. 
Once everything had been glued & tacked down in place I them  used black acrylic paint all over the tomb . 
 The next and final steps was to lightly sponge over the tombstone  acrylic grey & sliver metallic paint .
I'm pleased with my first attempt with the tombstone & will be posting more things that I've made all this week so stay tuned in for more DIY Halloween projects.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Halloween Matchbox Swap

I've took part in a matchbox swap with a couple of crafting friends.
We thought we would have a Halloween theme for them.
We used the large cooks matchbox.
I painted mine black to start of with. I used some recollections Halloween paper to decorate the front & inside the box.  
 The feet I got from Asda a couple of years ago so I already had them in my stash & though they would be perfect to place on top of my box. The bats were cut with a Sizzix die in black card then glitter glue was put on top.
 The inside draw I used a printed image ,  tim Holtzs charm & some recollections embellishments  .
 Here is the draw & box cover side by side.
I ended up altering two boxes because my friends grand daughter like what we were doing & wanted to join in . Bless her she is 8yrs old.
This is the one I made for her

Thursday, 6 October 2016

October Tag Swap

These are my tags for the tag swap on
The theme for October is anything with wings.
As i'm a big Halloween fan I used Bats for this theme & tried not to make them scary as I know Halloween is not everyone's cup of tea.
I've used a Halloween paper by Recollections.
My embellishment s are acetate stickers & flock stickers by Martha Stewart . 

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

October postcard swap

The postcard swap on ukstampers this month has the theme of Autumn .
Here is my entry for the swap.
The colours I've used on my postcard are Tim Holtzs distress inks for my back ground & the leaves .
The inks are Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick, & Mowed Lawn.
The stamps used are by Stampendous.
Autumn is one of my favourite  seasons just when the leaves on the trees are turning from green to red & orange & you get the sunlight shining on & through the leaves which is a delight to see before the leaves fall from the trees. 

Friday, 23 September 2016

Scrapbook layout called Snips & Snails

A quite & easy layout using one sheet of paper & stickers.
I started of with a sheet of 12x12 paper by 3 bugs in a rug called Snips & Snails.
I've used a sheet of this before in another layout when one of the grandchildren was little.
Its such a nice theme for little boys ,because after all snips & tails & puppy dog tails are what they are made of .
 As I was going to use a large photo for this  layout size 5 1/2 x 6 3/4 inch  & wanted it to fit in the circle , I began by cutting a large slit in the top & a smaller one to the bottom left of the circle.
By doing this it  meant I could slip the photo under the circle & make the paper & the photo come together nicely.
 Once the photo was in place I added a smile sticker by Bo Bunny & all the other stickers were by Echo Park .
I added a little wooden bird in the tree as well.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Wats on your workdesk Wenesday # 381

Hello everyone out there in blog land.
I've not been joining in much recently with What's on your Work desk Wednesday, not sure why maybe its life that gets in the way of joining in.
Anyway I'm here now with my desk right now .
I've just finished a layout of youngest grandson .
other things on my desk are a box of inks & a box of large eyelets . My crop A Dial for setting the eyelets.
If you don't know why I'm showing you my desk today hope over to Julia's blog to find out more

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

September Tag Swap

There is a tag swap running over on ukscrappers each month ,
The theme this month is Bold, Bright, & Flowery.
I had these stamped images for a while now . they had been given to me by a friend.
I've coloured the image with my Whisper pens & put them on some black card.
I used a stamp which had a quote which fitted with this theme, & added bright flowers & Pink ribbon.
Not my normal colours that I use but i'm pleased with how my tags turned out.
If you'd like to know more about what goes on over at uk scrappers follow the link.