Hey there, im back!!!!
So, i was kindly asked by Lou from Fernli Designs if i would like to guest design for her in the month of September, well i said yes straight away but when it came to September i had other things unavoidable to do and was laid up so much and in so much pain, this is a normal occurrence for me but i can usually design around it, but Lou gave me a break and allowed me to do some things in October instead, love her! so here i am, this is my first project and i will do a couple more yet so stay in touch with me to see them, ok so here is one of the storage caddy's from Lou at fernlidesigns.com it is under that 'storage' header and is Caddy2 so here is what i did............
Caddy 2 from Fernli Designs (dt pack)
Ornate small frame from Fernli Designs (old style frame set) from my own FD stash
Small 2holed heart from Fernli Designs from my own FD stash
Aubergine alcohol pen to colour the frame & glossy accents to give it that gorgeous finish
7mm ivory flatback pearl strand
Metal leaf & metal 'love' key both treated with 'Rose Quartz' Treasure Gold gilding wax
Aurora Borealis piece of jewellery
Old English Roses on napkin that i then decorated the gesso'ed caddy with at either end
I really enjoyed making this up and love the fact that you can put the caddy together yourself, as it comes flatpacked but is very easy to do. I hope you like what i have done here and the link to the store is in the first paragraph, thanks for looking, Vick xxx
Wednesday, 14 October 2015
OMG!!! Where the heck have i been? I cannot believe that i came to do a post on my blog and realised i haven't been on here since July!!!! Shock horror!!! Well, my life hasnt been anything different from the norm, which for me is being with my darling hubby, painful disabilities, and being laid up a lot! Over the summer we did have 5 visitors that stayed for 9 days, our two daughters Kayleigh & Terri & our 3 grandchildren, 2 of which we have never met because they live far away from us and I cannot travel far, anyhoo, it was the best time, we all had a blast just being with each other, and thats the best feeling in the world, and knowing that they had a great time too. Our son Kris came round too for one night and stayed over it was great! we laughed, a lot! But as far as crafting has gone, ive done none! yes none! not for months............have i lost my mojo?.. probably! I did however get some new oil paints off my hubby as an early birthday/christmas present, my birthday is Dec 14th so i tend to get combined pressies but the good thing about that is, i get a bigger pressie, and my Johnny lets me pick out what i want rather than buying me something i don't want, So, with that said, i will be getting back into my first love in craft and that was oil painting landscapes onto canvas, and i want to teach myself florals in oil onto canvas, i am also embarking on trying my hand at watercolouring as well, as i have a lovely set of watercolours from Russia called 'White Night's' a full set of 36 and i cannot wait to play with them, they have so much pigment in them, and not wishy washy like some watercolour paints, so they will last a lifetime. Anyhow, there you go, not done much in the way of craft, but enjoyed the time i have spent with family this summer, and i enjoy my husband's company every single minute i am with him. Hugs and i will be back in a minute with my latest make as a Guest Designer for Fernli Designs,
Blessings, Vick xx
Blessings, Vick xx