Saturday, 25 August 2012

Lets Get Shabby Challenge #38

Over at
Challenge #38
is all about.......
 
WINDOW AND/OR DOORS
(So you can have one or the other - or both)
 
For my DT piece I decided to alter a house blank
 
From this....
to this...
 
 First of all I crackle painted...
then I added some papers to the backs of the compartments...
a window (prima)...
then filled it with painted chipboard pieces/embellies...
altered reels...

 frozen charlotte doll/head...
crown, bottles, beads, tiles, pegs, bulbs...
buttons, lace, flower...
and a little shabby banner to finish it off!
 
Hop over to
..for the full deets and to see what other shabby beauties the shabby girls have created...
Thanks for peeking
Jan x
 

Friday, 24 August 2012

A little swiss goodness....

I've been meaning to  post some pics
of the lovley swiss package
 that I received from the lovely Margaret from Alice and Camilla
-oOo-
The talented Margaret and I
decided to do a little swap....
A little bit of British traded for a little bit of Swiss Goodness!!
(You can see the little bit of British I sent HERE in a previous blog post
 ...and these are the beauties I received in return.
Soooooo many lovelies....to open...and ooooh and arhhhhh over !!!
 I LOVED it all...
Margaret sent me sooooo many wonderful treasures to play with.... buttons, napkins, postcards, beautiful
vintage papers and emphera!!...cookie cutter, lantern, bell, flamingo,
 pipe, photo, choccy and candy!!
Margaret always sends the best goodies!!
...and we agreed to alter a little bag for each other
....How sweet is my little altered Heidi bag...
with all the stitching and beads!!
Thanks again M for a fantastic swap!!
 
Thanks for peeking!
Jan x

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

I'm still here!!......

HELLO!!
Well......
....not much crafting has been going on in the Smifferoo household just lately!!
We have been on our Hols....
Nothing like a little bit of Nature to recharge the batteries...

 Barney enjoying is trip
(showing off his new (SHORT!!) Haircut!
 wildlife visiting our lodge each day!
...although Barney Boy was not too impressed with his variety of new friends!!
-oOo-
...But the best bit of all was having all my three handsome boys together...
My eldest hasn't holidayed with us for a couple of years
...so it made it Special!!
OMG...I've SHRUNK!!
(When did that happen- LOL!!)
-oOo-
We also got to catch up with the latest addition to our family
My lovely niece's new baby...
 Adorable!!
and my other gorgeous niece got engaged!..
 We've also had some fun family BBQ's and friends parties.
 ....making the most of the lovely sunny weather
...lots of new doggy walks!!
-oOo-
...and last week for my birthday treat...
I was spoilt rotten!...
 My wonderful Hubby took me up to London
..for a little spot of Birthday shopping...
 China town
meal
Leicester square
(Lookie at all the olympic medals in the tree!)

Then to see the musical 'Blood Brothers' at the Phoenix theatre...
Amazing performance!!
-oOo-
So it's been a Busy ...but fantastic couple of weeks
...still trying to catch up with all the washing ...ironing etc...
..but have had a lovely day playing with paint, paper and fabric today...
-oOo-
I finished up my Challenge # 38 DT project for
Let's Get Shabby
(but you will have to wait until the 25th to see that ;) )
You have still got a few days to enter the current #37 challenge here.
-oOo-

I've also sorted out my fabric stash to make some more prayer flags...Thank you to all those that messaged me from my last post...I'm looking forward to our swaps!!
-oOo-
Talking of swaps...I've still got some fabby pics to show of some recent trades...but will save them for another post.
-oOo-
..and last but not least...Here is the tag I made for
....where this weeks theme is Theatre and Cinema
I was inspired by my last weeks visit  to the Phoenix Theatre, London...
....opened in the 1930's with it's gorgeous golden wall engravings and  plush red seats and carpets
source

 I hit the fabric again, and found some fancy gold toile...The image of the lady reminded me of an actress reciting her lines in a play...I also printed onto fabric some free images of theatre posters...all sewn together with laces, buttons, crochet seam binding, charms and wings...which is my slightly 'Thinking outside of the box version of 'Waiting in the wings' (Idiom Definition-If someone is waiting in the wings, or in the wings, they are in the background, but nearby, ready to act on short notice.)
Anyway...here is the result.....

My....Waiting in the Wings!!!
Well...that was a bit of a lonnnng post, if you are still here and haven't nodded off...
Thanks for peeking!
Jan x
Off to catch up with what I've missed in Blogland now....