Monday, 10 September 2012

Competition updates...

I am proud to say that I won both the Cupcake Challenge and the Make Jewellery Challenge - what a surprise!  I am thrilled to bits and already working on the next challenge, which will be for Let's Make Cards magazine.  Watch this space...

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Another challenge make

This necklace was inspired by the Vintage Rose design in Issue 41 of Make Jewellery magazine.  I had the poylmer clay rose in my stash and thought it teamed up well with the filigrees from Nostalgia Beads, I didn't want to cover the filgree completely as in the original though.  I used two sizes and colours of toning pearl beads for one side of the necklace and ribbon threaded through chain for the other.

I had a dream...

I bought a blank 8" square canvas from a charity shop ages ago and didn't know what to do with it for months, then Louise (Pinkpuppy) posted a cupcake themed challenge on the Crafts Beautiful Forum.  I fiddled about trying to make a pair of beaded cupcake earrings but they kept going wrong and I got fed up with them, then one night I dreamed up this project - literally!  I got up early and had it finished before I had to leave for work!

The background is one of the free papers from Crafts Beautiful magazine, I loved the fabric effect, and I used a strip of another paper from the same book put through a ribbler for the cupcake case.  The icing is funky foam cut using scalloped oval Nestabilities dies in various sizes, with a button cherry and seed bead and bugle bead sprinkles.  The doiley was a RAK from Maritrez.

Thank you for looking!

Thursday, 19 July 2012


I made a few bookmarks to send out as RAKs and was very pleased with how they turned out, I will definitely be making more of these!