Friday, 17 April 2015


I have been making this Tray over the last couple of days.

It's fairly small - 21.5cm x 17cm and is Chipboard.

This is how it looked before .....

I didn't bother to paint it first because I wanted it to look a little bit rustic.

I have used Graphic45 Sweet Sentiment Collection again.

I made the Bow using Sizzix Bigz Die Ribbon 3D
The reference number for this Die is 658978

I don't use this Die often enough, it's so easy to assemble the Bow and it gives a lovely 3D effect on your Projects.

The Flowers are from Petaloo and the Glitter effect is from using Glitter Glue from the Tim Holtz range.

Please be careful when using some Glitter Glues! Some of the cheaper ones have so much water in them they wreck your Project :(

Happy Crafting Day everyone!

Michelle X

Thursday, 16 April 2015

New Job/New Makes

Well it was up with the Lark this morning!

My youngest Son started his new job as a Lifeguard today, consequently we were both up at 5am!
He is on early Shift today, he had to be there by 6.15am!

At least I can get all my chores done and make an early start on making :)

I thought I would show you my making space! 

It's quite small, but I can overflow on to the floor and my bed!

I have had this Desk for about 25 years, it's been a VERY good work horse!

As you can see, I have a few new Projects lined up!

I have managed to make some Wall Plaques this week.

One is a commission for a Wedding Plaque so I can't show you that one yet.

These have all been made using Graphic45 Sweet Sentiments Collection and the Flowers are all from Petaloo.

I think I managed to catch the light so you can see the Glossy Accents.  
I love Glossy Accents!  You can use it for so much.

The base is a hard chipboard.

Thank you for dropping by .....

Happy Crafting!!

Michelle X

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Gift/Memory Box Graphic45 Bird Song

Well I have to admit Ladies and Gentlemen, this Box was a CHALLENGE!!!

You know when you just get that mental block and whatever you try on your project doesn't look right??

This Box was one of those!!

I hazard a guess of about 15 hours to create the look on this - 15 HOURS!

On a number of occassions it was almost slung to the back of the cupboard never to be seen again.
The language coming out of my mouth wasn't pleasant at times (hang my head in shame) and everyone seemed to be giving me a wide birth - can't say I blame them!

But I was absolutely determined it wouldn't beat me.

I am quite happy with the end result, although I still think it isn't quite right.

Happy Crafting !!

Michelle X