Saturday, 29 November 2014


Hi Guys,

What a pretty sight to see and make, they only take 5 mins each and you can make them for all year round but I made this one for my tree this year as I have a shabby chic tree, all in light pinks and whites, so she is going on there but they are so easy with a couple of beads and threading wire. If anyone needs to know how to make them I will do a quick video but they are pretty much self explanatory when you look at the picture! Anyway, I hope all my followers and readers have a lovely weekend, stay safe & happy xxx V


lilac and pink tulle
bead caps, two different
heart and wing bead
ivory pearl 12mm
beading wire (tigers tail)

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, 28 November 2014


Hi Folks

How is your Friday going? Well this morning I thought I would make a video on the subject of Mixed Media!  What is mixed media or my interpretation of it and I go through my project of an MDF Tissue box, posted on here a couple of weeks ago! Never be frightened of mixed media or altered art, its all about the layering and mediums you use, follow my video and any crafter whatever level you are at, can do a mixed media project............enjoy!!! and have a great weekend xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


Hey there,

For some years I have been making ribbon roses from satin ribbon and other strips of fabric. Last year on my facebook account I did a video for my friends of this rose in calico fabric because I had been asked how to make them, I also did another video straight after with satin ribbon, now somehow the satin ribbon rose video tutorial was lost and I thought I would do it again last week as it had been asked for again. This week I thought I would put it on my channel on Youtube so it doesn't get deleted again and I am now adding it to my blog too. So if you have ever wondered how to make roses from ribbon here's how.........Just a word of warning though, once you have mastered them, they become addictive and you end up making loads of them!! ha! enjoy and thanks for looking.......

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Hey Folks,

How the heck are you all today?  Well, last night whilst watching tv, I had my lap tray and some beautiful crystal rondelles, some glass pearls, silver findings and pins, so I put together these little gems, I hope you like them and they will be appearing on forthcoming cards and altered makes no doubt soon!........thanks for looking and please leave a comment so I can say hi to you!!
V x

Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Hey there guys,

The other day on Facebook I added some pics of vintage looking stickpins and my friends loved them that much they asked me for a tutorial, which is what I encourage them to do if I put something up that they want to know how it is made, ask, and I will do a tutorial, l so here it is, enjoy!!

Ingredients used for this project

WOC two toned pink rose 25mm
metal embellishment from my own stash but used some from metal WOC too
Pink Crystal rondelles from my stash (8mm)
Bronze bead head covers from my stash
Bronze head pins (findings for jewellery making)
Pink AB acrylic bead (12mm)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

SHABBY CHIC PINCUSHION (full video tutorial)

Hey folks,

Roughly 4 years ago, I made a pincushion from some recycled bits and my goodies from my stash & Wild Orchid Crafts, and although I tried to explain how to do it, it's always hard, and I promised to make the video at some stage but never got around to doing it. I wanted to show the pin cushion from start to finish for those a bit wary of projects like this, to show how easy it really is, and ANY crafter can do it!...............Go on, you know you can, and you really have no excuse now, so watch the video and get cracking!!! I would love to see what you come up with, hugs and be back soon!!! xxx V

Monday, 10 November 2014


Hey there folks,

I thought i would show you a cuff i made in a more Victorian/Shabby Chic style, i just love this look and its ideal for weddings, evenings out if you are in that mood or even, as i have it, around a candle at home, its the first thing on a line of Shabby Chic i will be doing for my home! always using my stash and my Wild Orchid Crafts stash as that's where i get all my flowers and lace xx so here are a couple of photos hope you like it
All the lace, 3 in all, flat back pearls, ribbons, seam binding & cameo all come from WOC


Hey there my lovely followers!!

Recently I finished an MDF tissue box in an altered fashion, which is my favourite thing to do, and I thought I would share some pics here with you, as I thought I had already done that and I hadn't here they are! I will be doing a video today or tomorrow on YT to go through how I did it and will add the link to my blog here, thanks for looking guys and have a lovely week!! Ingredients added to end of photos.............ty x

Ingredients used for this project

MDF Tissue Box
Cream Emulsion & Gesso
Distress Inks in Tea Dye, Vintage Photo & Antique Linen
Treasure Gold in White Fire
Metal corners from stash
Metal embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts & stash
Pin from WOC and own pearls
Wooden Scrabble tiles from DoCrafts
Paper line from Graphic 45
Wooden embellies from stash
Hessian from Cheap fabrics Online
Self adhesive pearls from WOC
Black & Gold cameo made myself from air dry clay and painted with black gesso then gilded
Cream ribbon roses made myself from cream ribbon originally bought at WOC
Pocket watch & mesh background stamps by IndigoBlu
Flower centres handmade by me from WOC's large flat back pearls & diamante mesh trim from stash
Hessian Ribbon from stash
All metal embellies added with E6000 & everything else added with Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic glue