Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Vinnies is a friend of mine


Oh yes and when i say vinnies i mean Op shop as in St vinnies and salvos and any little op shop i can get my little hands on,its the thrill of the search and it just never gets old, Its hard these days to find things though that make my heart beat fast but it still happens,These are two of my latest finds both of which made me go ahhh.The card stand is something that i have wanted for an age,I live in a small space with a large craft stash (she who dies with the most supplies wins remember) The card stand takes up a small space and fits an awful awful lot on it,Which has freed up more space for me elsewhere and also makes things more easily found and seen with a turn of the stand so i am thrilled,I can add to that hang things off it and have put dowels to hold my washi tape as well.the bargain price was $20 and i happily pushed it out to my car where im glad no hidden camera caught me trying to stuff it in my car ,I drove home with several inches hanging out the window,The smaller one that none the less thrilled me was a set of 12 vintage Chinese paper party  lanterns still in their unopened pack.. For the princely sum of 50 cents not all heart thumpers are expensive.Something about these little paper lanterns makes you smile and feel good .

Altered art and a crafting frenzy.

Altered Alice in wonderland bottle with inside scene
Close up of top detail.

It has a bottle necklace with a drink me tag attached




I love to package

See what i mean heres a nest

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 I love these little paper top hats they are made
from an A4 sheet of paper
this is my first one ever since then have made another which i will show later,
I seem to always sneak in a birds nest and eggs someplace on my work,

 I love these paper dresses made from a simple template that you paper embellish and dress as desired,mine has a double tulle ruffle and embroidered trim detail offset with tiny pearl and a smattering of fairy dust praline and cream glitter (my new favourite)
 I had a try at a simple step card and i must say
i am loving the scope with these,

 This is a vintage valentine Fairy skinny for swapbot,
A skinny is like an atc card only larger at 3X5
 Another Valentine fairy i collaged digitally just on picmonkey I added the flower dress to her and hearts etc


 These are two Marie Atc cards for swapbot and also the reverse,I am trying a new idea of adding a pocket to te back of my atc cards to hold a note from me and a few extra treats,

Love making cards especially with this cuttlebug die,
Valentine paper heart swap

 Another swapbot swap for paper valentine hearts,
Love making these ,the second i had a partner who loves witches so i made her a witch heart with you have Bewitched me as a caption,

A Halloween in wonderland themed Tussie Mussie 


Alice Altered whiskey bottle
Loved making this bottle,So many details and thats what i love,.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A whimsical Feast

 Ok indulge me while i give you a feast of random whimsicality.
Its really me on a page,If you asked what was inside me i would say see this,This is me ! Instead you would look at me and judge me a middle aged short and dumpy Miss Pepperpot type with a ready smile and wild hair.True i am that but inside i am anything but,Inside me are dragons and fairies and pixie Dust, There are many things that exist only in my head and many more that flow into my hands to become collage and craft,Fairies in birds nests and bees that give lifts to wayward beetles.I am an avid reader at times a writer that has even had poetry come to me in dreams. I love Pinterest i can get lost on there for hours,Its a place for dreamers like me,So here is this weeks Random feast of whimsicality (and if that isnt a word then it really should be !)
and isnt that the truth....

Ahh a cloud inside a room and not even in my head



lucky girl !