Sunday, 18 August 2013

DT for Silhouette !!

Some very exciting news to share - have been asked to be a DT for Silhouette UK - am very nervous, but also very excited.  The Design Teams work is going to be shown on Create and Craft to promote the Silhouette and the new exciting products that are being released.  So best me and my little Cammie (fondly referred to as my little plug monster) become on best of terms - i dont use her to her best of abilities so we are going to have lots of fun.
Our first theme is going to be ...... you will have to see, but its one of my favourite themes and we are being given pretty much free reign, my first profect i am going to make is going to be something i have been thinking on doing for a long time, but had no reason to do so, and now i have an excellent reason.

Another exciting chapter in my life, i have just bought a speedboat - quite strange actually as i cant swim and get horrendously seasick - my hubbys passion in life is boats and i have always struggled with going on his boat, but this little speedboat is kind to me, i havent been ill once, so i can finally support hubby with his passion now :-)

Well, time for me to have a play with my little plug monster, thanks for popping by
Much love and hugs xxxx

Sunday, 11 August 2013

House Mouse's House Storybox for GDT Joanna Sheen

I done this story box for the GDT Joanna Sheen blog - a great priveledge for me as this is one of my favourite shops, especially being the main home of House Mouse.
I love doing shabby chic and exploding boxes, but wanted to do something fun for this challenge. I love these little mice and their adventures and had been thinking about making a little story for them for a while now, so this was an opportunity to do it. Its a box with a story that a parent and child or grandparents can sit down with their little one and make up little adventures, with lots of texture on it too. It then makes a nice keepsake ornament for their bedroom to cherish those moments of childhood.

I had to do embossing, so tried to incorporate 3 different styles of embossing. Firstly i used the triple House mouse cd to get my flowers and resized them all different sizes, cut them all out (which was a task in itself cutting all those flowers out, but very therapeutic). I printed the pictures that i thought were perfect for the story to fit around my little swimming pool i wanted to make for them.                                                                                          The 1st was the wet embossing, dipping the large flower into UTEE in my melting pot, the second was using an embossing plate for the walls, then inking them with distress inks, the 3rd was after i had cut out all the purple flowers (including the large one), i used an embossing tool to curl and shape.
The pool was just a seal proof bag with hair gel inside, some flowersoft round the edges (makes lovely texture), diecut some grass and inked

Hope you all enjoy the idea - these little mice really are perfect for any occassion and theres so much on the CD's to do so many stories with.
Thank you for calling by and have a fantabulous day xxxx