Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter and Spring time wishes......

Hope you all are having a
 Happy Easter
Sending Spring time wishes your way...

...although doesn't feel much like Spring time in my part of the world!!
Freeeeeeeeezing cold still amd more flurries of snow!!!! AGH!
Will someone send some sunny spring days my way soon please!!
Over at
they have a
Easter/Spring gifts...but not in a basket
So I grabbed a few supplies together.......

vintage baby vest, laces,doilies, nest, eggs, stitching, Spring time vintage image printed onto fabric, rubber stamps , ink pads, buttons and embellies...
and this is what I created...

I altered my little baby vest with a mixed media Spring theme...
and made it into a little Easter gift bag
 Then filled with Easter goodies...bunnies...choccies and gifts.
 for a special little person

Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x

Monday, 25 March 2013

A Shabby Easter List......


Over at
Let's get Shabby
for Challenge #44
..... it's an Easter list.
you have to feature on your creation at least 1 item from each of the 3 lists.
(The lists and full deets of this challenge can be found over on the 
Lets Get Shabby Blog)
 The lists...List 1 A subject, List 2 an embellishment and List 3 a technique. 
I chose ....
Subject Rabbit/eggs (Tim Holtz mini blueprint stamps)from List 1
 Embellies flowers/buttons/lace from List 2
Technique stamping/embossing from List 3
and for my DT piece this month...
I made some little shabby Easter cards

Made with Prima patterned backing papers
Tim Holtz mini blueprint stamps
lace, button, crochet flower and stitching.
Inside the little bunny envie..
there is a Happy Easter message/note
 Now hop over to
..for the full deets
There is a fabby shabby prize up for grabs this month
...and see what other fabulous inspiration the talented shabby girls have created for this challenge... 
Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Prayer Flag Obsessive!.......Who me?!!!!....

I don't think I can ever get fed up with prayer Flags...
Love making them, Gifting them and receiving them!!
By Jan
The talented and creative
and I decided to have a Prayer Flag swap
and look at this gorgeous prayer flag that arrived this week...
all the way from Australia...
Created by Jenny
it is absolutely STUNNING....So me!!
with everything I love...buttons, lace, fabrics,stitching and doilies 'swoon'
and isn't the image just adorable and goes so perfectly with the 'kindred Spirits' sentiment.
and it also arrived with one of Jenny's gorgeous Art Cards and some wonderful arty crafty goodies too...
I ADORE everything...
.... it will make an awesome addition hanging with my other Prayer Flags.
...and this is what I created for Jenny for our little swap
By Jan
full of...
vintage laces, buttons, doily, linen, yo-yo's
Thanks again Jenny for a wonderful trade x
Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x

Monday, 18 March 2013

P for Peg

Letter P
is this weeks Alpha Challenge
over at
I chose the word PEG
from a English/French Dictionary
I filled one of my printer tray cubbies with....
distressed/inked dictionary paper with my defintion highlighted.
Dolly Peg,  Peg embellies, buttons, lace, 'P' letter (Tim Holtz alpha part)and a Tim Holtz idealogy Pin
...then I decorated a little dress with a Pinny to Peg onto my butchers twine line
Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Merry Mariner.....

Letter M this weeks Dictionary Alpha Challenge
over at
But there is a twist this week
you have to choose a word between MA and ME
the dictionary word that I chose for this challenge is....

I filled one of my printer tray cubbies with....
 distressed/inked dictionary paper with my defintion highlighted.
...vintage sailor boy photo with added french dictionary paper (with TH idea-ology fragment)
...vintage paper scrap of Sailor boy
beads, shells and charms
vintage button (anchor)
...bunting made from lace and butchers twine.

Thanks for peeking!
Jan x