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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Altered Element DT Recycle

This is my 1st DT post for the Altered Element, so I wanted to make it special. The title we were given was 'RECYCLE' as I am sure you do to. I think pretty much every crafter recycles to some degree. We save packaging and bits of ribbon off clothes. Christmas is a great time to recycle card and paper and even the crackers have gifts for the avid crafter lol.

In this part of the configuration, there are small watch parts & faces all available at Altered Element  (AE) Which I am so sad to say is closing down. However, they have amazing discounts UP TO 35% so make sure you get round there and stock up or buy some crafter the perfect gift! The configuration boxes went in a flash, I have looked to day and they have gone. But there is so much more. 

I have used AE stamps from ECO which is recycled rubber for stamps and they also have the other Eco items. I have used every thing form stamps to bottle tops to even a key hole cover (porcelain) there is so much around the house that can be useful. I am sure as a crafter we look at things and look at all the alternatives. I have even saved a couple of tic tac boxes which I have plans for!  I'm so bad even hubby does it! lol, before anything goes in the bin we think! what could I/Dawn do with this. Hubby has even given me a plasic tub that his shaving foam was in. It looks like a flying saucer I have no idea what I will make with it but I will think of something! ;0)

And Sculpey is also available at AE can be used for any thing. Here I used it to make an Eiffel tower, hearts and cherubs. I also used Friendly plastic as well as sculpy for the moulds,  all available at the Altered Element very effective and the possibilities are really endless. So stock up on the things you just have to have while this fantastic sale is on! There are lots more details of items I used and how I made the corset out of Sculpey Clay Here I hope you liked this little offering, I know how you all love to create. If you make some thing with one of these Configuration boxes of Tim's I really want to see what you come up with. Love Dawn xx

Friday, 26 November 2010

SCD Theme Month 'SNOW'

Hello hello, is it cold here in the NW of the UK or what? FREEZING! is the answer ;0) Yep and snow on the way (hope it's the good stuff) which brings me nicely to the challenge over on SCD It was my turn this week to choose the theme and I went for 'SNOW' so remember any thing at all you want to have a go at please do just include some snow in there some where! and the DT will pop around see what you have created. We're so thrilled at the number of you joining in the fun, you really like this format don't you ;0)

Here is a close up. This is all lovely DP from last years stack have lots left and it yummy. And this is a wonderful stamp SO Christmasy he he.  hope you will all  play along with us at Something Completely Different this week We would all love to see what you can create with the theme of Snow. I would also like to say a personal thank you to those of you who left get well comments your all so sweet and I really was very up lifted by all your love Thank You.  Love Dawn xx

Items Used:- My Minds Eye, DP. Stamp, Crafty Individuals. Ribbon, stash. Charm, Bo Bunny. Snow Flakes, Buttons from stash.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

GSC visiting Artist. Nov 4

I feel dreadful! I hope you have all been well. But sadly I haven't done any crafting at all for almost a week (how poorly am I?) any how I am feeling a wee bit better but not quick enough to make something for GSC How bad do I feel? Very guilty. I always do my very best to the places I am committed DT GDT etc because 
  1. It's an honor to be asked
  2. I wouldn't commit to more than I can create (I can tell you it's very hard to say no when your asked)
  3. My projects represent me!
So you see, I really take my commitments seriously. I would hate to get a reputation for being unreliable. Oh the shame of it. I always do my best (nothing less will do) and I hate, to be late although sometimes it can't be helped. Why am I going on so much? well I have had to miss my last entry as GSC as I was unwell. However, I have offered this as a substitute as it goes really well with the theme this week. They may decide not to use it as I haven't created it specifically for them. Any way, the whole month with the Gingers this time was about fashion/stitching and the final one for this month is 'Vintage Hues' Do go along and have a look at all the other DT for inspiration I know you will always find some there. A big thank you to Ali Manning who helped me so much even with a late entry at being a Visiting Artist at the wonderful Gingersnap Creations. My love to you all I had a fab time. Love Dawn xx

Friday, 19 November 2010

SCD Theme Month 'Numbers'

Hello, it's Friday the week end is almost here ye ha lol. And the DT of  SCD are playing with numbers this week. Yep you can create any thing you like but it must include 'NUMBERS' I have created an ATC. Well, I haven't made one for ages so I thought I would have a play. I have to say you all seem to be enjoying this month quite a lot ;0) I have been looking at your work and your all pretty super duper!

Here's my close up, some Tim Holtz DP and then some inking, stamping and a wee bit of cutting and gluing and finished. I do hope you get chance to have a look at the other DT members over at Something Completely Different. A big thanks to my new followers, so nice of you to join my crafting journey. I hope you see something to inspire you. Love Dawn xx

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

GSC visiting Artist. Nov 3

Where is November going? is time just racing away or is it just me? I hope you have all had a fun week end or if your like me just happy to get a bit done so you can get to the crafting table ha ha. My mojo kinda of disappeared I couldn't think of anything to do for the GSCs project 'Stitching' Any way I was doing the ol' charity clear out and there was some things I just couldn't give away! Well a denim skirt, silk top and a crochet cardigan, well I can use the material in so many ways can't I? Don't worry I still had a sack of clothes and a bag of shoes/boots to give away. I really should stop eating my own baking so often  ;0) I have gone up a dress size and can NOT be bothered dieting (why worry) so great excuse to give away some stuff and buy new things too he he. So liberating.

I have sewn lots of yummy buttons on here some vintage some not so old, some scraps of material a denim pocket (see all coming in handy already). I used a canvass 5x5 I painted metallic gold then a wee bit of pink. Sorry you can't really see the gold detail on the photos (try clicking on them to enlarge)

I have had these butterfly's in my stash forever, and they are just perfect to go along with this don't you think? I won't insult your intelligence telling you how I made this I think it's pretty self explanatory. Why not pop round to Gingersnap Creations  and have a nosy at the other super designers and see what they have been up to. Love Dawn xx

Saturday, 13 November 2010

SCD Theme Month 'Wings'

I am posting on Saturday instead of Friday as I have been having difficulty with my computer so I am sorry I have  not visited, although I have caught up on visits for SCD.  And this weeks theme is Wings so create anything you like, as long as there are wings on the project that's fine. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week. Some of you have already finished It's great to stop by your blogs and see all your creativity.

Here is a close up of this weeks project. I do hope you like it. Every time I see little babies I just think of angels from Heaven. All babies are beautiful little miracles from God. Well,  I was thinking of gifts to make for Christmas actually and then while messing around with wings this is what I came up with. After finishing though I thought how lovey a gift it would be to send out  for a New Baby, baby broaches/necklaces for first time mothers or how about a small photo of the whole family. I just love the possibilities with this and of course if you are more apt at jewellery making you can add all sorts of extras. Let me know if you have a play with this idea. Love Dawn xx

Items Used:- Wings, Maya Road. Image, Crafty Individuals. Ribbon, Stampin Up! Fragments & Distress inks Tim Holtz. DP scraps.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

GSC visiting Artist. Nov 2 & WOYWW

I am having such a fun time playing with this month theme at GSCs and I hope you are getting chance to join in too! Before I show you that though I thought I would show my very messy desk.  lol ;0)

Because of the DT work I am doing I am in a right mess! if you want to witness more craft desks (maybe not this messy) then go along to Julia's blog (link on side bar) WOYWW and you can also play along!

I had an idea a long time ago to make a sewing box I have collected a few tins and I even did a 3D frame HERE I really like lace and sewing projects. Any way I was flicking through my new CS magazine and I came upon a wonderful article all about buttons. This spurred me into action. I had all the materials I needed to make this as I had had the idea for some time ;0) any way I made lots of buttons for all sorts of materials.

All contents made by myself

And finally here is a close up of the lid, I really hope you like it, I really enjoyed making it. Don't forget to pop along to GSC for much more inspiration. Thank you as always for your visits and the comments you leave. Love Dawn xx

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

We have a WINNER!!

Hello crafty friends. I hope you had a super & safe weekend last week. To those who have asked how I am after my operations Thank You. It's been two weeks now and although tired, I am well your all so sweet. Also Paris (kitten) and Lola (new pup) are also doing very well I will put some new photos up soon, you wont believe how much Paris has grown and her and Lola are always chasing each other round the house!

Well to all of you who commented and celebrated with me my 200th Follower the time has come to announce the winner! Drum roll Please drdrdrdrdrdrdrdrdrdr tah dah!

A HUGE congrats to you hun, If you will e-mail me I will organise your £20 gift voucher with the Altered Element A fab store with all the goodies you'll need for your next project! A big thanks to you all for following your all really super and make coming to blog land a real joy. Love Dawn xx

Friday, 5 November 2010

SCD Theme Month 'House'

New Month new themes for November! Each week it will be to make what ever YOU like including the theme given. This week is 'House' so you can make some steam punk inspired home,  or make a new home card,  tag book in the shape of a house or have you got some lovely stamps of houses? Really just play around with it. And to help you the SCD team have made lots to inspire you so go and have a look at the talented ladies to see what they have come up with. I have had a little wooden house shape for SO long and this was the perfect opportunity to use it. My garden inspired me this week as we had lots of migrants arriving this week so I really had birds on my mind. I have been putting out new feeders and lots of different things for them to eat etc.  So much so the feeders kind of reminded me of candelabra ha ha very posh thought lol. I really love Autumn and soon it will be Winter when the little feathered creatures will need our help even more.

Some of our visitors will be using us as a fuling station before moving on to warmer climates (the thought of the heat mmm I wish lol) and others are coming 'Home to roost' here in the UK for the Winter. Here is my close up, I wanted to bring some dimensions and texture to this piece. So lots of vintage sheet music, beautiful stamped candelabra went with my earlier thoughts, glitter and a fragment to lift  areas even more. I hope you like my 'Something Completely Different House' this week. I always look forward to seeing what you think of our challenge and what you make for us to see. I hope you have a wonderful week end. Love Dawn.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

GSC Guest Designer for November

Yes this was the other little secret I couldn't tell you! I can not tell you how surprised and completely thrilled I was to be asked to be a GDT for Gingersnap Creations I am always on this blog site for ideas and a challenge or too! They also have a great group on yahoo too if you want to join in even more fun items lol. I am still shocked that they asked me. After seeing the contributors they have had in the past  and the fabby DT thay have now, (all wonderful crafters) and I am to join the ranks too *blushes* ha ha . So my first had to be kinda special! the theme is 'Haute Couture' that means Paris Fashion! to me any way lol. (not that I am big on fashion you understand lol)So I went to work on a familiar style for me ATC torso's  and there are plenty of fashion & sewing references. Hope you have time to have a peek through the photos, as I decided to make a kind of small ATC size book of Fashion! Don't forget you can always click on them to make them larger for more detail.

Such a wonderful way to begin the month of November for me any way ;0) I hope you like my effort and I have given you some ideas too. So hope you are all going to be popping along to GSC for a nosey at what all the other, terribly gifted designers have been up to. Love Dawn xx

Monday, 1 November 2010

ATC Loved up!

Afternoon and I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. I have missed making my ATCs . So I thought I would have a go at making a couple and these will also come in handy for Feb. to put on a card, what do you think?

I love playing with the bottle tops, don't know why but the glossy accents didn't dry clear this time. You can click on the photos to have a look in more detail if you like. You know how I love the Paris/ French theme it's here again ha ha. How did I do it? The bottle top is crushed coloured with alcohol inks and then I take an image or text punch it out and then add it and I placed it in the middle of this wonderful butterfly and some stickles really high lights the points I wanted to really well.

The main stamps are Eco stamps very RECYCLE conscious at the moment well I even used bottle tops and pain chips too! lol The stamps are super to work with and are available from The Altered Element  in fact you can find quite a few Eco products here, go have a nosey if you like :0). This is really a very simple ATC but I do love to high light things some times and just re stamping the image and punching it out to add  spot light pieces works really well I think. I hope you like these and you get some crafting done this week. Love Dawn xx

Don't forget my £20 Altered Element voucher that's up for grabs for having 200 followers running until the 7th Nov. see my side bar for more details.


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