Monday, June 24, 2013

Welcome Little One

First of all let me thank everyone who joined in with our Buttons & Bling challenge last time
We had some fabulous entries and I found it really hard choosing the top 3, if you want to see who I chose hop on over to Ooh la La Challenge and perhaps join in with this weeks challenge chosen  by
Dawn who's daughter will soon have her own little one

The papers, image, faux bow and sentiment all come from Yesterday's Memories CD
which can be seen here

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My Newest Hobby

I have recently discovered Annie Sloan chalk paint and Wax and I am afraid that now nothing is safe from my paint brush.    The best thing about this paint is that you do not have to do rub down, so no prep work apart from making sure your item is clean.   There are so many beautiful colours to choose from and I decided to start with light colours first.   Each pot contains 1litre of paint and costs £16.95 from most UK shops,  and this goes a long way, as does the wax if you use a brush to paint it on with which costs £7.95.   I purchased mine from Dovetails in Kent, they don't post to France but my brother brought the first lot over for me and will be bringing the next lot over next month.  


This table was a light brown and the chairs blue, I painted the legs and chairs in Paris Grey
recovered the seats and waxed the top of the table with dark wax, I have to say I am really
pleased with the end result.

My next project was the fire surround that hubby made for the front room, this time I used
Old White and then I waxed the top first with clear then with dark wax to
to get the effect on top

I then found a little table that I had had in the loft for years, this started out as brown with a red leather top, I painted the whole lot even the leather with Old White, then I clear waxed first then again with the dark wax
Next was an old chair that was given to us, this started off brown and again I used the Paris Grey
I have yet to make new back and seat covers

I am currently working on this brown chest of draws which  I will up date later when  finished


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mum & Chicks


These are our little chicks, born 3 weeks this Sunday, I think they are starting to get a bit braver

Monday, June 10, 2013

Buttons & Bling

First things first let me thank everyone who played along with Inspired by Nature chosen by Pauline, we had some absolutely beautiful creations and if you want to know who she chose as the top three hop on over to Ooh la la Challenge Blog , and while your there perhaps join in with our next
This week it's my turn to choose the theme, I have always had a fascination with buttons, even as a child I would love looking through my Nans button tin and now my grand daughter Maisy does exactly the same thing when she comes over to craft with me and
who doesn't like bling! so yes you have guessed it my theme is  Buttons & Bling

I chose papers and an image from Faithful Friends CD, I love this little Pomeranian
I mounted the image to some sparkly card to give it that extra blingy look
I used La Crème Baby Pearls down the edge and small Polka Dot Buttons to finish it off,
both the Embellishments and CD can be purchased in the website shop  here

I would also like to enter this card into the challenges at
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Animal Antics
Pan Pastel UK Challenge Blog - Anything Goes