Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Countryside Alliance Awards

Well the other reason I've kept busy today was because it was the Welsh finals for the Countryside Alliance Awards, and Rhos-on-Sea Country Market was through to the final for the best Enterprise section. Some of the gang have been down to Cardiff today, sadley we didn't win, but we did come in second place, and are all very proud to have got this far, and also to have been nominated in the first place. Think a glass of vino is on the cards!! Elizabeth xxx


And at long last I decided what I wanted to do with my monogram, only had these ten months! Originally they were going to be grungy, but I seem to be in a bit of a "Girlie" mode at the moment lol, so they ended up a pretty duck egg blue, cream and with pearls on, o yes and more butterflies lol. Off to finish my bunting now and will share that later. Elizabeth x

More Butterflies

We have been having small exhibitions at our Country Market of peoples work, other than the things they bring to sell. It's been a great success and we've had some beautiful items on display, dolls houses, quilts and antique sewing equipment to name just a few. I was reminded on Friday that I am on the list to display my work next Friday 8th, yikes! so I've spent today finishing off some projects that have been lurching around my workroom, some for quite a long time and others like the butterflies, only for a couple of weeks or so.
I have no idea what I am going to take with me, so hence the "get on with it" day lol, then I have a choice of old and new projects. I'm quite please with the butterflies, although I think they would look better if the were swirling a little more, rather than in a straight line, not pulling them off now though lol. Elizabeth x

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Dragons Dream TIO #134 Dress to Impress

Wow this caught me out, where have the last two weeks gone? Trace has set the challenge this time over at Dragons Dream TIO with "Dress to Impress" she would like to see dress forms, embossing and some bling on your tags, with of course at least one real stamp!
I got so carried away die cutting, embossing and playing with ink, that I completely forgot about the stamp lol, thank goodness I realised just as I was about the take the photo lol.
Hope you visit the Dragons Dream TIO blog see what my team mates have been up to and join in with this times challenge. The link is on my sidebar. Elizabeth xxx

The return of the mojo

OK so after a total lack of wanting to make anything over the last couple of weeks, I'm happy to say that I'm back! My workroom is tidy to the point of showroom condition lol (well for me anyway) and my head is buzzing with loads of new idea's, so watch out!
After trolling round Pinterest looking for mojo, I kept running into butterfly covered canvas's, the more I saw the more I wanted to make one. This picture is a card made with the same principle and a lot of help from a Martha Stewart punch. Very clean for me but there will be lots of different versions to follow! Elizabeth x

Friday, 18 January 2013


Don't know what's up with me at the moment just can't get going again, need a  kick up the BTM ! Somebody please find me a challenge, before I go stir crazy and clean!!!!!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Dragons Dream TIO #133 "While Dragons Dream"

Here we are at Dragons Dream with our first challenge of 2013, and in honour of our Dragon, Frankie, our challenge this time is "While Dragons Dream". We would love to see some mythical creatures, a night sky,  a full moon and at least one real stamp on your tag.
I've had a bit of a break over the last few weeks, so it's great to get back in my very tidy workroom (not for long) and get my hands inky again!
I've used a mixture of different shades of blue distress inks for my background, with a punched out mask for the moon. My Lavinia dragon is flying across a sky of iridescent stars, and away to a land of dreams!
We hope you enjoy our challenge this time, to join in just click on the link on my sidebar.
My resolutions this year, to always carry my mug of hot coffee by the handle, and not to let any opportunities pass me by!! What are yours ?
Happy New Year
Elizabeth xxx