Monday, 29 March 2010

im addicted to polymer clay

i have just discovered that i love making beads with polymer clay. ive had this clay hidden away in my craftroom for ages, then i read a post on the trimcraft forum about making beads. well after some research and watching a few tutorials on utube, i was off.i prefer hand rolling them as the bead roller i purchased was too much faffing and i love the tactile eliment of playing with the clay.i have made loads and love mixing colours,tried making some cane roll flowers , but not very successfully, so i will stick to swirls and marbeling for now. i have made some jewellery items with the beads and will post a photo.my card making and scrapbooking has been neglected at the moment, but as i recieved a recent purchase of some flippin men and women unmounted stamps, i need to have a play.so many crafts not enough hours in the day.

Friday, 26 February 2010

having fun

ive had such fun playing with my new stuff. ive been using tim holtz distressing inks, dimensions fourth and joanna sheen stamps, cosmic shimmer powders. its been quite messy but ive loved every minute cant wait to try some more new techniques.going to make some more beads today and a stampboard pendant will post photos when im done.

Friday, 19 February 2010

sorry havent been on here

ive just realised its a long time since ive been on here.my 3rd daughter got married in november,and i did all the stationary, wedding cake,and the wedding buffet for 100 people.so i was quite worn out, then xmas , so now im finally feeling like a human being again my crafting juices have been flowing.i had a clear up in my craftroom and discovered a big box of polymer clay, after a bit of inspiration and watching a few how to videos i made my first beads. i am quite impressed and will definately be making more.i am really into my stamping and have fell in love with tim holts distressing inks, cosmic shimmer powders and hve just ordered some sets of promarkers. brought a couple of sets of spellbinder nestabilities and love them, wish i could afford the whole range.hopefully i wont leave it as long to post next time , but my life always seems so busy

Sunday, 15 November 2009

what ive been up to

for the past couple of months i have been really busy as my 3rd daughter got married on saturday 14th november . i made all the wedding stationary, i did the buffet for 150 people and the chocolate wedding cake . i am now exhausted but the day was lovely, a few hiccups my darling daughters left her bouquet on the table. so myself and my 2 best friends had to drive back to the house and get them which was rather hectic.the day was wonderful and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Friday, 6 February 2009

my jewellery

since my birthday last august, i have been making jewellery. i think im finally beginning to get the hangof it.ive really become obsessed, most i have made for me, but i did make quite a few pieces for friends and family for xmas. they seem to go down well. im running low on supplies now so, have to save a few pennies so i can get more.

Monday, 2 February 2009

ive spoilt myself

hi everone , ive had a little spend on craft goodies,as a treat for sticking to my healthy eating plan. ive ordered a set of alphabet sizzix dies and a tag one. also ordered some findings for making more jewellery and yesterday went to the range and brought some of the new range of unmounted stamps by dovecraft called the smirk range.im waiting for the postie to come and bring the rest of my goodies. i have made a couple of cards with the smirk stamps and will add them now.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

been away a while

hi everyone , not been on here for a while been a bit busy. this xmas made a lot of my xmas presents which i really enjoyed, i made mini books, jewllery and knitted some scarfs. all the gifts seemed to be appreciated.i have added a few cards and a photo of my dog sapphire who is a 3 year old siberian husky.for the past 2 weeks ive been on ahealthy eating regime, ive lost a couple of pounds ,lots more to go. im not expecting a fast weight loss as i am unable to do much exercise because of my health.my goal is to loose what i need to by august 2010 as thats when im 50.hope everyone had a lovely xmas and is enjoying a good new year

welcome to my page

welcome from me my name is jan i am mother of 4 daughters grandmother of 3. love to craft and i am new to computors so excuse any mistakes i make. the stuff i do is for freinds family and myself

fairy pendant

fairy pendant
fairy pendant

another fairy pendant

another fairy pendant
2nd fairy pendant

first atcs

first atcs
first atcs

waterfall card

waterfall card
my first waterfall card using a download template

watercolour

watercolour
landscape in watercolour

latchook rug

latchook rug
latchook rug of pansies

fimo

fimo
my first attempt at fimo using mold

more flowers

more flowers
another flower painting done in acrylics

watercolour

watercolour
landscape done in watercolour

flowers

flowers
flowers in acrylics

pencil sketch

pencil sketch
pencil sketch of flowers and vase

close up

close up
flower in closeup done in acrylics

acrylic painting

acrylic painting
flowers done in acrylics

chalk sketch

chalk sketch
chalk sketch of flowers on dark paper

waterfall card

waterfall card
my second waterfall card designed by myself

atcs and holder

atcs and holder
atcs and holder

parchment card

parchment card
easter parchment card of daffodils

shirt topper

shirt topper
oragami shirt

grandaughter and daughter

grandaughter and daughter
grandaughter eating her pendant

age toppers

age toppers
age 4 toppers part of a series using number templates

topper

topper
topper using keepsake board

shirt and shoe topper

shirt and shoe topper
shirt and shoe topper made fom sizzix die and shrink plastic

easter card

easter card
easter card using funky foam

my craft room

my craft room
my craft room

my craft room

my craft room
my craft room

my craft room

my craft room
my craft room

tool topper

tool topper
tool topper sizzix using sakura gel pens

dress topper

dress topper
dress topper made with felt

topper

topper
sizzix topper using funky foam

topper

topper
quilling topper

topper

topper
metalwork topper

oriental lady

oriental lady
oriental lady in watercolour