Friday, 30 January 2015

It started out as a tag......

but then I found this heart plaque in the charity store - for 50p, well, it would have been rude not to... I had intended to do blues & shimmery golds..... But then the nozzle of my Radiant Rain clogged up, so it all became Pink...... Well it's not just a colour is it? Pink is a way of Life!

Having been a Florist for a goodly number of years, the nearer it gets to Valentines Day, I kindof get feelings of withdrawal, so I guess hearts, flowers & Pink are a pretty good way to go!  So here is my tag come plaque as another entry into the Noor Design January 'Love' Challenge, I did sort of get on a roll with this, or maybe it's just that the die's & things from Doobadoo give one inspiration?
Products used:- 
Noor Design Dies; Butterfly 0023, Butterfly Border 0251,     8 Point die 0358, Sending Love Heart Border 0252 , Rolled up Roses 0384, Carpe Diem 0364.                                  'Radiant Rain' LuminArte shimmer mist, Ranger distress inks 'Festive Berries & 'Spun Sugar',  and from Dutch Doobadoo the fabulous Texture Paste with Heart Mask; finishing off with a touch of Glamour Dust and some shabby colour dyed seam binding  & shabby Bark Hearts from Live & Love Crafts.   Paper, pearls, pins, beads & stamp from my stash.                                                             So that's it, my Valentine wishes to all my Florist friends, I hope the day goes well for you, & that your Roses do not wilt! Thanks for stopping by,  have a lovely day....... until next time. X

Friday, 23 January 2015

Seize the Moment ! Love, Love Love!

I found this adorable tiny canvas ( it only measures 2" x 3") with an  easel in a shop today, quite quite random!, but thought 'Hey!, why not?'  I'm hooked on the Noor products at the mo, & since the Noor Design challenge for January is in the theme of Love.... I wanted to enter this little darling creation! The Doobadoo texture paste is something I'm a great fan of!  Truth be told, I've discovered long forgotten (& dear friends I confess.... Barely - if ever, used stash!). So with the addition of some of the gorgeous Noor Designs roll up Roses,
Hearts.... Papers from the Romance pad, & some very very indispensable glitter!!, well you can't have too much of that can you?  The 'Carpe Diem' & xoxo Valentine Dies appear too!  (DoH looked at the finished item, was surprised by the size...... but asked if I'd lost the letter 'T' from 'Carpe' !!!!! - well of course, one would have carpet in an artistic creation about love, wouldn't one? - what did he think this was?, something from 50 shades? Honestly!!  
It was fun to make, I do hope you like & thanks for stopping by.  Until next time.... x

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

'Love' Challenge no 2 (for January) with Love for Noor Design UK

Couldn't resist this fabulous Noor Design challenge, especially since I won a voucher in the December Challenge! Lots of new goodies to play with!! I chose the new Dutch Doobadoo MDF word 'LOVE' which is after all the theme of the challenge.  This is my work today, I'm quite pleased with the finished result, mind you, one could go on fiddling for ever..... But since it's a working clock.... Time marches on!

Adding of course the awesome Texture Paste! (& glitter) with the hearts mask. I even splodged the lace with the texture paste, I think it improved it rather!  The clock hands got shortened a little, & I painted them with nail varnish, adding tiny hearts & a 'kiss' to each of the hands.

The tiny wreath - or Garland, was to represent the circle of Life... & Love. 
Made from a piece of twisted wire with seam binding tied on..... & sprayed with a variety of shimmer inks from my stash (I have had them for... well, ever!) 
So that's it, my challenge effort for the January Challenge! Hope you like - I'm off to the sink to try & remove some of the ink off my fingers.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, 19 January 2015

Birthday Time

I've been having a lovely time getting all inky, playing with my Noor design die's, & Frantage..... Messy distressed embossing powder to the uninitiated!  Added a gorgeous stamp to the envelope, which I highlighted the flowers of, using Sakura pens.  The image is from Lily of the Valley.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Happy Birthday..

to my very good friend..... who is 60, well at least she was on Monday!  had supper with her & some girlfriends on Tuesday night to celebrate!  I made her a card using the lovely Romance paper pack from Joy Crafts along with the dies.... my absolute fave...the butterfly - theres a matching border too!! some glitter of course - one can never have too much glitter - even in January! I made some roses using the roll up roses die, and added the Dutch Doobadoo texture paste, also from Joy crafts shop.... maybe its a bit plain tho"? what do you think?  Thanks for stopping by......

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Great Start to the New Year!

Happy New Year friends & followers! May 2015 be kind to us all, may we all be healthy, happy & winners in the great lottery of life! 
I had a lovely suprise on opening my emails, to find I had Won a prize in the Noor UK Christmas Challenge - a £20 gift voucher to spend in the shop...... Well, I had a lovely time! One or two items sort of slipped into my shopping basket!  So, for anyone who missed it, here is my creation - 
Thankyou to Tracy of Crafteeze / Noor UK.
Can't wait for my parcel to arrive..... Wanna play with the January Challenge in the theme of Love! 
Thanks for visiting. Xx