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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Dressmakers emporium

This is a house box I bought back in September and its been lurking about in here ever since. I did start it before Christmas but had to abandon it to do Christmas stuff. I painted in with gesso and then pink acrylic paint then lined the shelves with some sewing themed papers, covered the edges with washi tape. Added bits of ric rac, lace and tape measure ribbon to the front edges and stuck buttons round the eaves. Most of the pieces on the shelves are from my old haberdashery collection.The dressmaker figure is a Kaisercraft stamp and the sign she is holding is a S'dees set
This is the top shelf, old cotton reels, large button,some old scissors and the metal thing that says blindfold is a needle threader !
On these shelves, a little bottle with tiny buttons in,thimbles,thread and part of  an old suspender
Here we have old needle packets,some old buttons and a reel with some ribbon
Bottom row has a pin cushion made from a bottletop, tapemeasure and spool with some fabric swatches and the last one is two little pots of sequins and some sequins on a card although they don't show up very well. Finally added the dressmaker and a pair of scissors to the front.  All the bits and pieces are just held in with blu tac so I can change them when I get bored with it ( or when it gets too dusty even for me !)

Fashionable Stamping - Surprise us ( anything goes)

Friday, 21 December 2012

Happy Christmas

Sorry to have been absent from my blog the last couple of weeks, not been very well and also been struggling to get all the Christmas jobs done, just a couple more presents to wrap and then think I'm almost done. Just want to wish everyone A Very Happy Christmas and thanks for visiting my blog.I really appreciate your visits and comments.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Spotlight On Our Creative Corner
















I'm happy to be chosen to be in the spotlight at Our Creative Corner, pop over and take a look,they have some great challenges and a very friendly design team

My showcase piece is in my favourite style of vintage. Stampendous St Nick is stamped twice, one oval area cut out and mounted over the other stamped background, the die cut snowflakes are part of the frostyville oval wreath, I threw on some frantage shabby white e.p and mounted the piece on some background papers fromKaisercraft, added a piece of lace and chipboard numbers which have been triple embossed.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Using up the left overs !

A friend came for the day yesterday and we finished off Christmas cards and then started making tags with the left overs which has worked out well for Fashionable Stamping challenge this week which asks for die cuts. This tag has plenty, nestabilty bauble x 2, marianne holly x2, part of memory box winter village and part of frostyville border.Started with a piece of green paper and stamped justrite music on it,the word joy ,deck the halls and the red stamped bauble are all from justrite deck the halls stamp set

Fashionable Stamping - To die for

Totally Papercrafts - Christmas-anything but a card

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

I don't do a lot of cute stuff but Iwas rather taken with this Santa with his pointy boots and bulging sack.Its a Stampography stamp I got at Port Sunlight,along with a few more of theirs,they stamp very well and were very reasonably priced,something I like especially in Christmas stamps that won't get used that much,just a simple little card that I made a few of as I thought they would be nice for the great grandchildren. Entering it on

Winter Wonderland - Santa Claus is coming to town