Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas!

To all my wonderful friends in blogland, I would like to wish you & your families a very happy and safe Christmas, whatever your day brings! I hope you've all been good and that Santa comes to visit you, but if you've been naughty like me, I just hope you were good at it!!! ;-)
Merry Christmas everyone! XXX

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

More Lily Bee!

I warned earlier there was more...

This LO was also created using Lily Bee Design 'Catching Fall' pps. I found this range really versatile as the pps are all quite different. I also used a Kaisercraft crochet doiley and rhinestone flourishes; American Crafts Nutmeg Thickers; and a Green Tara paper flower - all items available from Handmade By Suzanne, of course! From my stash I used some yummy japanese washi tape and one of my own fabric buttons.

This next creation is not actually a LO, it is an inspirational mini wall hanging I have made for my sister-in-law. (I reckon you can never have too much inspiration surrounding you!)

This was made using one of the Lily Bee Design 'Catching Fall' die cut frames as a base, which I inked the edges of, then backed with thick cardboard for stability. The alphas are Sassafras Lass and Carolees Creations; and I have used Green Tara mini flowers, a Scrapware mini chipboard house, MM epoxy sticker and twine to embellish. (Do you think it's bad to be addicted to twine? LOL)

December = Hectic!!!

I am sure my life is no different to anyone else's at the moment - HECTIC!!! December seems to pass by in the blink of an eye with all the Christmas preparations and festivities, family get-togethers, visitors and everything else that happens at this time of the year. Sometimes with all this activity it can be difficult finding time to get creative, but I at last found my mojo and a bit of spare time to get into my DT kit from Handmade By Suzanne. This month I got to play with the gorgeous "Catching Fall" range from Lily Bee Design. Here's some of my creations...

For this LO I grunged up the Lily Bee pps using glimmermist, and included an ecclectic mix of embellishments. One of my fave items is the stunning Maya Road crystal trinket pin. You can also spy some Green Tara paper string & mini flowers; Prima lace; silver crown brad and Jenni Bowlin Studio chalkboard alphas - all available from Handmade By Suzanne. I've also included one of my own stamped calico buttons and a mini crochet flower from Lime Tree Creations, amongst other things. The flourishes were cut from some black American Crafts glittered cardstock using a Tim Holtz die by my sister - thanks Mandy! :-)

I love the simplicity of this LO, which all came together pretty quickly for me. Again, it features some gorgeous Lily Bee Design pps, which have been sprayed / spattered with Coffee Shop and Jazz Blue glimmermists and also inked. I rounded the corners of my photos using my EK Success corner rounder punch and used aqua Patchwork fabric Thickers for the title (one of my all time faves!). Simple embellishing with a Maya Road crystal trinket pin; Green Tara mini flowers (yes, I am slightly obsessed with these! LOL) and also some calico and twine.

Stay tuned, I have some more Lily Bee creations to come! :-)
(And if I haven't been and left you some blog love recently, it's not because I don't love you or your work, I just haven't had time. I will get round to visit you all as soon as I get a chance!)

Friday, 3 December 2010


OK, thought I might give you a bit better look at some of my buttons. They are all up for sale at the moment (along with lots of other handmade goodies) via the Scrapbooking Top 50 Crafters Market. Be sure to pop in and see what's available, it runs through until Sunday night! You can get directly to my buttons to see all that are available HERE

There's more, but I'm not showing them all here, you will have to pop over the the market to see!!! ;-)

Thursday, 2 December 2010 about a sneak peek???

Here's a tiny sneak peek of some of what I will have on offer at tomorrow night's Scrapbooking Top 50 Crafters Market...

Don't forget to stop by in the forum tomorrow night to see what's on offer!!!

Love Handmade Goodies???

If you love handmade goodies or love to make them yourself, you need to check this out...