Friday, 25 April 2014

Map out your future.......

Over at
Let's get Shabby
Challenge # 54
It's all about
So for my DT piece I decided to create a Shabby Canvas...
I had so much fun putting this together....
My background is made from Tim Holtz idea-ology paper, embellished with a cute vintage post-card, tags, doilies, buttons, bottles, labels, buckles, transfers, lace, fabric, yo-yo's, paper butterflies, flowers, stitching and a vintage optical lens.
Now hop over to
Let's Get Shabby
..for the full deets
...and see what other wonderful inspiration the talented shabby girls have created for this MAP challenge and there's a fabulous  prize up for grabs for the challenge winner...  
 Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x
"Map out your future - but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip."
-Jon Bon Jovi-


Friday, 4 April 2014

April Flowers.....

I’m playing along again this month with
Tim's Fabby April inspiration...
I just love the shabby style and colour combo of this tag.   
Oh...and I was sooo glad when I see the tag, because I got the TRELLIS Frameworks Die for a Mother's day gift :)
anyway... here is my version, inspired by Tim's April tag...
This month..I seemed to have most of the supplies... Sadly, I don't own the Bigz Tattered Pinecone.. So, I have  substituted with the Tattered Florals die.
...and made some green and peach felt flowers, added some pearls and vintage buttons.
I also didn't have the mirror and the cork, so I substituted them with peach felt and  metal foil tape.
...and because I'm using the Large Tags, I've also added an image (cut from Idea-Ology Paper Pad) and some chit-chat stickers
Looking forward to seeing what Tim has up his crafty sleeve for his May tag now.
So until next time.....
Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Feeling Peachy.....

April's swap was a Peach - Mother's Day Theme...and Peach de-stash
(you have to send a card, tag and some Peach de-stash  to your swap partner.)
 I sent my swap package to Marti at Artful Curiosities  
...and I received from my return swap from Francie at The scented Cottage
Here's the card &  tag I sent to Marti...
...and my Peach destash for Marti....
...and 'Whoop Whoop!!' I received  my Peachy goodies from the talented Francie... 
Francie spoiled me absolutely rotten! :)
This is the beautiful card and tag that I received from the lovely Francie...
So sweet! photos don't do them justice!

..OH...and just look at this fabulous Peachy destash...
Images, lace, ribbons, trims, buttons, brooches, flowers, leaves, feathers..etc.!!...(SO ME!!)
Oh, these will all definitely be  put to good use in some of my crafting projects in the near future!

..and I just ADORE the wonderful flower corsage Brooch!!
Thanks so much again for a fabulous swap Francie!!
If you want more info on these fabby swaps
Hop over to Linda's Lovely Blog
Thanks for Peeking!
Jan x