Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Anything Goes at Anything Goes Challenge!

Here we are again and I am late! Over at Anything Goes the theme this fortnight is, well 'Anything Goes'!
I bit off more than I could chew with my project and have burnt the candle at both ends to get it done! It all took much longer than I thought, and just kept growing and growing, I couldn't stop adding things! But I am very happy with it. It's a little house scene on the theme of sewing. I've always looked longingly at things like this on blogs and in magazines. I am much more of 'pretty' crafter and although I love looking at it, find the whole altered thing quite hard, but like pringles, once I popped I couldn't stop!
Emma has her beedy eye on it as well and is a bit upset that it's all stuck down, so I promised her I'll get another house and decorate it with her and she can put in moveable things that she would like to play with.

List of ingredients:

Stash: wooden house, wooden reels, charms, old sewing pattern, old thimble, chippie shapes, buttons, tacks from B&Q to hang the coathanger and the type charms!

Cranberry and butterscotch adirondack paints, crackle medium, gilding flakes, ribbon, glossy accents, Tim bottles, Prima canvas dress dummy and butterfly with resist patterns on them, Tim Lost and Found papers (tape measure) Tim fragments, Tim Type charms, MD button die, little coat hanger and beads, hemp flower, lace trim, cranberry and butterscotch adirindack inks, cranberry and sunset orange adirondack colour wash sprays, various DI inks, bo bunny double dot papers, Inka Gold - 'Lava Red and Antique Gold.

Anyway, we'd love to see you over at Anything Goes and pop over to the Craft Den website, it's growing all the time with lovely ranges!

Ta ta for now! K x

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Anything Goes # 49 - Vintage/Shabby Chic

Wow, major morning here in the Adamson household: Emma had her first morning at School today. It took 10 minutes to drop her off and leave her and I heard another parent saying, '4 hours sleep, tossing and turning for that!'. LOL, I was the same, had a really funny nights sleep, probably stressing about this morning and she was so calm and 'OK, bye mummy! She's not back until Thursday monring now, so we have another day and a half together. Off to collect the pots today that we painted last Tuesday so will take some photos of her masterpieces to share with you! Mummy even painted a pot as well, I might not share that one! Photos of school to follow in several scrapbook layouts very soon!

Anything Goes Challenge time again and this time our theme is Vintage/Shabby Chic. I love shabby chic style, although I think that my entry for this challenge is more shabby than chic! The papers are Prima, Summertime range I think. They have lovely muted colours. This is Emma on the beach this last May in Scotland. See how warm she looks, lol!
Dies used are spellbinders border, Marrianne Design swirls and Sizzix Tattered Florals. The heart is a MS punch. Everything is from Craft Den.

Here is the layout we did last week at Craft Den. I turned Lynne's design upside down and added flowers and bling and a title with Tim Holtz grungeboard letters. The papers are Bo Bunny.
Come along and join in! Look forward to seeing you there!