Saturday, 8 September 2012

Apples and a Bride

Wow! I am so excited!
I was contacted a while ago by Lesa Simons who makes the most beautiful wedding bouquets from buttons.
She asked me if I could make some little apple charms for a wedding bouquet she had been commissioned to do. So I set about mixing colours and trying out some designs. 
I finally came up with something Lesa and I were both happy with, here they are drying after being varnished. Aren't they sweet with their little stalks and leaves?

After adding a loop to each one, I packed them up safely for their journey and waited.

Lesa always has a proper professional photo shoot for her designs with models and photographer and I was really excited to see the pictures.

Well the photographs were emailed to me last week and wow they are amazing. To see my little apples on Lesa's gorgeous bouquet was thrilling, I had butterflies in my tummy.

Thank you Lesa for the opportunity to work with you, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and would gladly do it again.

Here are some of the photos taken by Chris Cowley  at the Apple Farm on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Spreading the Love

My poor neglected blog has been feeling unloved, so to remedy this and to spread some love to some lovely talented people of the Craft Pimp Team, here is some of there beautiful work. This gorgeous cuff is from Jill Egan @ Kiln fired art Jolene makes these lovely quirky buzz word beads, She'll make them to order too. @ Buzzword Beads Jo Walker is the queen of the beach huts, aren't these fab? @ Jo Walker Studio Jeweller Nicola creates really pretty cluster pendants using gemstones and charms To see more of the fabulous work from members of the Craft Pimp Team, follow this link and here

Saturday, 19 May 2012

The torch has landed so I'm having a sale!

Well this morning I was up bright and early, 5am to be precise, I put it down to age, that's what my mum always says anyway. While it was all quiet and I sat down with a cuppa and switched on the laptop. The headlines were all about the Olympic Flame's arrival in the UK, how exciting! So to welcome the Flame I have decided to have a little sale in my Etsy shop. For one week only you can get 20% off of everything by entering the code TORCH2012. why not pop along to my Etsy shop and celebrate the countdown to the Olympics too. These are a couple of sets available.

Monday, 9 April 2012

And the winner is................

...........Di Keeble

Well done Di.
Your pendant will be winging it's way to you very soon. I hope you like it.

I have enjoyed doing this give away and can't wait to do the next one.
Thank you all for all your lovely comments here and on FB and for re tweeting, You're all Fabulous!

Friday, 6 April 2012

A seasidey tutorial

Here's a little tutorial. I made these buttons using some caramel browns, white, pale blues and more white, lovely beachy colours. They have a mica shift back for which I used one of my own texture sheets.
Hope you like it, why not have a go at making some too. They could be done in different colours which would give a totally different look.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

A Giveaway in Celebration!

Well after a very long labour and even longer pregnancy, our new little grandson, Harry James Richardson is finally here!
Poor Claire had a traumatic labour, a caesarian after forceps, but Harry arrived safely on the 8th February weighing 10lb 2oz. Wow!

To celebrate his birth I am having a giveaway.

This pendant is made from polymer clay. I stamped it with a butterfly wing stamp then added ink in aubergine and silver metallic powder to give it an iridescence. I've put it on a silver snake chain which threads through a glued on bail.
It is a beautiful pendant, nearly kept it for myself.

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is leave a comment and I'll get Claire to pick a winner from the hat on Harry's behalf

Here it is...

Finally... Here's Harry

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Feel the love February! A give away

February, the month of love, and there's a beautiful heart bead to be won Here
All you have to do is follow Ness's blog or Facebook page and leave a comment.
How generous are people?

I must have a give away myself, very soon.