Shamballa… With A Difference!

Like the shamballa look but fed up with the bracelets? Already got some but want some more sparkle in your life and your party outfits? These earrings from another kit from The Bead Shop, Manchester (www.the-beadshop.co.uk) might just fit the bill, and they’re really easy to make! And the best thing is, you’ll have leftover… Continue reading Shamballa… With A Difference!

Yummy Gingerbread… For Wearing!

Something a bit different this time, with a set of necklace and earrings featuring cute little fimo gingerbread men! It’s made using another kit from The Bead Shop, Manchester (www.the-beadshop.co.uk), and is really easy to do! Hope you like them! Donna x Gingerbread Man Necklace & Earrings Kit (designed by Emily Kersh) Tools Needed: Round-Nose &… Continue reading Yummy Gingerbread… For Wearing!

Christmas Ornaments – Pink Trees

Another special Breast Cancer Awareness kit that I have made is little pink Christmas trees. Yet more yucky pink!! At least it’s the end of the pink ones! As with the other ornaments, these will be for sale at my Christmas sales, but would love to hear what you think! Hope you like them! Donna… Continue reading Christmas Ornaments – Pink Trees

Christmas Ornaments – Pink Angels

A special Breast Cancer Awareness kit that I have made is little pink angels. Now personally I HATE pink, but some people like it, so I made them anyway! As with the other ornaments, these will be for sale at my Christmas sales, but would love to hear what you think! Hope you like them!… Continue reading Christmas Ornaments – Pink Angels

Jasmine Necklace

Hi! I’ve also been for another lovely session with Stella of Navajo Beading (navajo-beading.net). We worked on a lovely Jasmine Necklace – a whole new, modern take on pearls (yes, I think “eurgh, grannies! ” when I hear pearls too, but trust me, these look great!). Enjoy! Donna x Jasmine Necklace Materials Needed: 4 x… Continue reading Jasmine Necklace

Felt Dolly!

Hi! One of my projects in September was a felt doll. She was pretty easy to make, though being a first ever attempt, it’s not the most amazing ever!! Oh, and yes the cheek does look like someone punched her – I don’t wear make-up, so putting blush on the cheeks didn’t work so well!… Continue reading Felt Dolly!

Iris Folding!

Hi! So, July is over, and I learned to make some wonderful iris fold cards! You can see pictures of them below (and the card labelled “Karen’s card” is one she made, not one I gave to her!!). I’ve still got lots left here I can make, and will definitely carry on making them, but want… Continue reading Iris Folding!

Sparkly Present & A Friendly One Too!

So, card number three in the iris folding project was a gift box, and I made it using sparkly paper (getting really addicted to shiny and sparkly at the moment!!), using more of the pink and blue I cut up for the last project. The method is again the same as that used for the… Continue reading Sparkly Present & A Friendly One Too!

Iris Card Mark 2 – Sparkly Baubles!

Hello Again! So, following the owl with the googly eyes, I decided to make a slightly more complicated iris fold card, and made a card with 3 baubles on the front (1 just wasn’t enough(!)) using pretty sparkling papers! If you look closely you will see that, although the same colours have been used on… Continue reading Iris Card Mark 2 – Sparkly Baubles!

Swapping Again!

For July I decided to be a bit more adventurous when it came to the card swaps I do (for Yahoo message boards). I couldn’t manage the parchment swap this time (it called for more advanced skills than I have!), so I decided to do the “technique” swap too this month – to make a card… Continue reading Swapping Again!