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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places


Altered Eclectics (Mother Hen)
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
 1st day of each month
ALTERED ART ONLY NO CARDS, LAYOUTS OR ATC'S

Eclectic Ellapu (Mother Hen)
on the 1st day of every month


Rhedd's Creative Spirit (DT)
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
1st day of each month

ALTERED ART ONLY NO CARDS, LAYOUTS OR ATC'S

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Hugz always 
Elaine aka Ellapu xxx 

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Shabby Chic Tree

Well what a pain this was lol.  I decided to use up some of my scraps of lace and this is what I came up with.  I made a cone out of card and secured it.  I used crochet cotton lace tocover the entire cone as a strengthener.  I then used all scraps of lace and ribbon and a few feathers randomly placed.  

I didn't have doweling to secure the tree to the base so I used a pair of chopsticks bound together (as they were not long enough lol) .  At the top I glued them into a small plastic egg to stop it showing through the top.  I glued pearl string round the top to secure the large crystal bead.

For the base I used a tuna can (which was fabulous on my baked potato lol) with a small cotton reel on top and covered with lace, ribbon and doilies.

This really felt  like ''Blue Peter'' moment lol

Now for the pics ... I tried lights on it But preferred without





This has been entered into the following challenges

Time of year creations

Time to blog a few Xmas projects First up are some more Christmas tree decorations.  I just love making these - trouble is everyone else at work wants them and have lost quite a few in the past weeks lol.  Maybe next year I will be able to dec out my tree as was planned this year lol.  The basis of the ornament is glitter card cut using scallop die.  Lots of sparkly diamante and pearls. I use  either broken jewellery or what I buy for flower centres for the middle.

Now for the pics


Thanks for dropping by and please call again


These have been entered into the following challenges







Friday, 1 December 2017

More Xmas Tree Deco's for Rhedd's Creative Spirit 5

Yes I am here again with more glitterey sparkly tree decorations.  Once again I used glitter card, diamante chain, pearl string and centre pieces.  Couple of them are beads from broken jewelley so was worth while keeping them lol.  Now for the pics and hope you like them as much as I did putting them together.





Please head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with our challenge

December challenge over at Altered Eclectics 1

For this months challenge over at Altered Eclectics I have put together my version of a fairy in a jar, using a coffee jar. I put this together for a colleague as a Christmas gift.   Double whammy as got to enjoy the coffee first lol. For this project I used dried moss, sprayed green, a photo of a fairy and glittered up, twigs for the tree, paper napkin for the background, butterflies cut from the napkin and a handmade flower for the top.  

Thanks for dropping by and please why not head on over to Altered Eclectics for this final challenge of 2017.  New challenges will begin in February to give us all a well deserved break.

                                           Now for the pics
                                                     







                       Hugz and a Merry Christmas one and all.  xxx

This has been entered into the following challenges

C.R.A.F.T - Christmas present 5d


December challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu

This month the challenge theme is of course Anything Christmas and this opens the floodgates from anything from gifts, cards, gift boxes etc.  Such a lot of choice.

I decided to make some Christmas tree decorations. I saw a You Tube video which gave me the inspiration but cannot for the hell of me remember who it was.  If i find it again I will post it here later

I used glitter card shaped using a scalloped die. I used 2 bails top and bottom for the dangley beads and ribbon through the top. I used various bead trims, glitter and center pieces.  Something easy but time consuming to get it just right but I think the end result justifies my time and effort.  I will  definitely be making  a lot more for pressies for my work colleagues.

Now for the pics 




Please head on over to our challenge - remember this is the last challenge until February as the DT need a break.

Hugs always xx

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

November over at Altered Eclectics

yes a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics and as always it is ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA/ALTERED OBJECTS only.  For this month I altered this old chest box.  I used papers and lace for the main part and painted green with antiquing wash over top.  I painted the inside white

Now for the pics sorry there are so many







Why not head on over to the new challenge HERE

Love to all xx

November challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu

Hi all 

I know I have been lacking in my crafting and my blogging and am only just getting back some motivation by doing simple thins so here we go.

i had some really tacky plastic dragonflies and decided to alter one to use in a future project.  I altered this using various coloured alcohol inks and then used inka gold to highlight the raised areas.  i told you this was a simple one lol.  Now for the pics....



Why not head on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in with out ANYTHING GOES challenge.

Love always

Elaine aka Ellapu x

November over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit

After a couple months of not creating a thing I have managed to put a project together for Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  

I altered a wooden block (ATB) and used the theme of TIME. I gessoed the block and stenciled numbers with modelling paste.  I added some wooden numbers from my stash and then painted it black. I used Inka Gold to bring out the raised surfaces and then added some cards spelling the word time on the 4 sides by Tim Holtz (found these lurking at the back of drawer and forgotten about them) I wiped black paint around them. I then added a wooden clock face and a stray hand and used Inka Gold on those also. A cotton reel to prop it up as you can see in one of the pics.

That's it for now just the pics to follow and sorry for the overload and love to you all and why not join in over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.











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