Monday, 25 January 2010


Made this necklace for one of my friends. She donated some beautiful jet beads late last year. Plan was to return the beads made up into different items, update the look. She already has a memory wire necklace and matching earing set that i made her for Christmas.

Today made this one, the centre bead is one i made last year when learnt how to use Tyvek at Paddys Stamping Place in Prestwich, Manchester. Bead making was just one small part of the workshop. Thought it might be fun to incorporate the Tyvek with glass crackle, bugle, seed beads and the jet beads. Have put a metallic clasp on as they are so much easier to fasten and not too expensive.

See T!m Holtz blog for all news about the new Alterations range and the new Sizzix die cutting machine, loving this design. Think it will be a definite purchase. Have until July to save up!

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Friday, 22 January 2010

Spent today updating where possible this blog. What a frustrating time. wanted to put a number of pictures in the same post but they look terrible if you upload and say you want them to the left or right etc. Need help with this so if anyone can help it would be appreciated, thank you.

Since the new year had an awful head cold and gout plus the snow. I've quite enjoyed my forced stay indoors as been able to take more pictures of items i've made. Today will show only 1 picture of the grungeboard bracelets i made for xmas pressies, sorry they are a tad dark in this photo. Really enjoyed making them. My friend Dizzy told me that the Purple Cow rotary cutter can cut grungeboard, was a tad sceptical but yes it can, thanks Dizzy for the heads up.

Also made some bookmarks which were very easy to do. Loving the smell of grungeboard/paper, it is very distinctive and reminds people of leather. Hope you like and thanks for stopping by :-)

Monday, 4 January 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone! Hope you all had a memorable and fun Christmas. I had a very quiet time and made many presents. Made some jewellery, some grungeboard bracelets and bookmarks for my closest friends. Took me a lot longer than had anticipated due to playing with colour and paint techniques for most of the time. Some of the Christmas presents are still in my hallway as wasn't too well over the holidays and wasn't up to delivering anything. My friends have been very understanding and will receive their stash as soon as possible this year.

Today was quite an exciting day for me as bought my own Domain name, will find out more of how to go ahead with this when attend College tomorrow evening. Mind you at this rate I won't be going anywhere as the ice on the roads is very treacherous and who wants to drive under these circumstances.....not me!

Getting a Domain name was quite easy but my reason for doing so is because this time I have learnt more about Dreamweaver than ever before. I did the work this time not the tutor. Need to make changes to the site tomorrow, couple of grammatical corrections and see if I can turn one of my backgrounds into a watercolour background using Photoshop. Lets see if this is possible with my very limited knowledge.

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