Sunday, 31 July 2016

Pinterest Challenge for July

wow its the end of july already, how did that happen?
I've neglected my blog and my crafting this month due to ill health but I wont bore you with that.
I did manage to get my pin finished BUT I have to owe up and tell you that It didn't end up as planned.
I have been collecting ring pulls/soda tabs as I just knew I would end up wanting some one day (you know we all do that sort of stuff don't we.)
So I got my ring pulls out and searched pinterest, who knew you could make SOOOOOO many different things, jewellery, clothes, YES clothes!
I chose a nice bag. long strap and fold over flap. It looked easy enough.
It wasn't as easy as I though. It just turned out to be such slow work.
Then I took a day off and went to visit my parents. Now anyone who knows my dad will know he is the sort of man that doesn't let you leave his house without taking something with you.... biscutes, sweets or in my case a lamp!
yep, he gave me a little desk lamp which I put in the back of my car but on the way home it got damage.....
My gorgeous Tia sat on it!
look at the state of this lamp shade.
It wasn't Tia's fault, she can do no wrong in my eyes. LOL
so that's when the idea came to me that I could change my pin and make it into a shade.
I had already got this much done so I didn't want to start all over again and do it as the pin said so I carried on with the original bag pattern method.
I used the crochet method to join the pulls.
the finished lamp.

and it works!!!

But I really don't like it.
I've finished it because I didn't want to blog another fail this month but now its finished i'm going to take it all apart and start again. I'll use a different method for joining the pulls which can be found here
when its finished I blog it so you can see the improvement.
now if you have time please pop over to the pinchicks and see what they have made this month.
I hope you can spare a moment of your time to leave them some love.
hugs Suzanne xx

Saturday, 30 July 2016

sugar nellie challenge 139

rush rush rush rushing..
Oh My Word i'm soooo late
sorry peeps.
I don't know how I missed the challenge day. I had my post already to go but did something wrong and didn't set it up properly.
anyway here is my card for this months challenge...
Isn't she sweet? I just love her.
I love taking my camera out with me and of course I like to take photo's of the birds I see. (never as good as my hubby's photographs tho)
this stamp is available at funkykits and don't forget you can use any stamp from funky kits to join in with our challenge.
hugs Suzanne xx

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Summer Sun

Hi all,
Happy Wednesday!
yep its Wednesday and that means its challenge day over at creative inspirations again
this week we would love to see your summer/sunshine &summer holiday cards.
I've used one of my favorite digi images from Sassy Cheryl
I've coloured it with my copic markers and added a die cut 'love' sentiment from paper smooches.
this lovely digi always makes me smile and reminds me of the friendship I have with my own little dog. (she loves the beach)
Our sponsor this fortnight is Craftie Charlie and they are offering a very generous £20 voucher for our winner so please come and join us.
good luck everyone
hugs Suzanne xx