Monday, 24 January 2011

sneak peek....

......of saturdays class I am teaching at "an siopa bui" this saturday in spiddal, co.galway, looking so forward to seeing you all, and cant wait to get shopping in kerrys wonderful shop!!  hugs xx

Thursday, 20 January 2011

double tag and new journal

first page of a new journal and first tag of the year, I use to make a good few of these double tags, but haven't in ages so thought it was time to bring them back, forgot how much I enjoyed making them too!!!  papers are the gorgeous new v&a from docrafts, my latest fav, wish I could cover the walls in my house with them and image is from sugar nellie, hope you all have a  wonderful week, off now to work on a double spread in my new journal.  hugs m xx

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

flower tutorial

finally got this posted up, been meaning to share this for ages, but just didn't seem to get around to it, so cardarian this is for you hun!!

this flower technique can be done with double sided paper strips, ribbon, lace, fabric, endless possibilities!

( and pleaseeeeeeeee excuse the chip nail polish and some blurry pics, was trying to do and take photos at the same time,  I also ran out of nail polish remover!)


  • tissue paper strips, cut to about 2 inches wide (I leave all the layers together, don't separate or otherwise the tissue paper will be too delicate to work with)
  • adhesive, wet glue, I used glossy accents
  • approx 2 inch circle, (I used a scallop punch as I don't have a circle that size, you don't need the scallop design)
  • scissors
  • glitter glue, 
  • button , gem or pearl.

Step 1
Scrunch the end of you tissue paper into a little ball, then glue this to the center of the circle to anchor.

Step 2
 Start by twisting the tissue paper loosely and glue as you go in  small sections, working in a spiral pattern.

Step 3
Continue this twisting and sticking until you reached your desired size flower, leaving approx 1 inch on end to finish off flower.  do this by lifting the flower back a bit from its circle base, add a blob of glue and tuck the end of the tissue paper into this gap between flower and base, press down to hold.

Step 4
trim the card that is left exposed around the edges of your flower.

Step 5
using a glitter glue, I used a clear stickles, place blob on your finger and rub over the surface of your flower.

Step 6
Finish off your flower by placing a gem, pearl of button in the center.

eh voile!! you have now completed a very addictive making flower,  hope you enjoy making these flowers as much as I do!!

hugs xx

Monday, 17 January 2011

some cards

hello!! a brief appearance was put in by my mojo, which allowed me to create these little cards, but alas it has fled yet again and I am not feeling very creative at all! hope this changes as creating is good for the soul! 

I used the beautiful handmade embellishments by the lovely geraldine, who kindly gifted these beauties to me, I used the owl, butterflies and beautiful corner lace one on these cards, you can find her lovely shop on etsy here if you would like to nab some for yourself, they are just gorgeous!!
happy monday, hugs xx

Monday, 3 January 2011

my burton emily

I could have sworn blind I posted this lady up, but going through my lil' auld blog shows she is missing!! maybe it was facebook I shared her on, or maybe it is just another one of my frequently occurring "duh" moments!  anyhoooo this is my take on emily from corpse bride, love her and this film so very much, was itching to get painting her.  I still want to do more to her and find the right gemstone to stick on her bust,  so the let the hunt begin, great excuse to go bead shopping!  righto out of here I go, have loads of crafty work to get done, for something I cant tell you about just yet, all will be revealed in march!  warm hugs xx