Sunday, 15 December 2013

It's Christmas at Dream Valley!

Happy Sunday, folks! I've had a weekend of Christmas wrapping;0), writing cards to those I need to and organising a donation instead for those I don't, working on my last orders of 2013, making a few cards as part of teacher gifts, Louise has been collecting with Rotakids, Buddy (the dog) has been recovering from that operation (!) and it's been a pretty good weekend....busy, productive, fun and I've got some crafting done too!

And, at Dream Valley, we are celebrating the Chrimbo season with some fantastic prizes and lovely DT creations! (Incidentally, I had to correct the autocorrect that had changed Chrimbo to acrimony!!!) I decided that I would make another heart to go alongside the one I made last year. The heart is from Dunelm mills and has had some ribbon threaded around the outside of it. I've glued a scrap of artificial green stuff, some red roses and pom poms and I have made a layered white bow. I have also made a beaded circle for the centre of the bow, which uses my favourite teal colour with Christmas red. The two hearts look lovely together and it's nice to have something from last year and added to it for this year......for next year, I rather fancy a LARGER white heart to hang with them.....I'll see if I can buy and start it this year, while I think about it as I'll never remember, or have time next year!!

What Christmas creation will you make for us at Dream Valley and what would you lke to win?


Friday, 6 December 2013

Sketch and Stash Becki

Initially, I wasn't sure about this Sketch and Stash sketch, but seemed to suit the card I was working on at the time and the papers I had spoke to me!

I have loved this Saturated Canary image, Becki, for ages and finally brought her when Krista had a 40% discount code the other week (along with a few others!). I'm so pleased I did - she's a dream to colour and I LOVE emphasising her choppy haircut with my scissors!

The papers I have used are the beautiful Basic grey papers. And there's a little gem flourish from Hobbycraft, silver peel off lines, punched flower, computer sentiment and Silver and Stardust Stickles as embellishments.

I decide that the sketch worked so well that I would use it to make a second card!


Thursday, 5 December 2013

Dream. Valley DT - Anything But A Card

Oops, forgot to do my post! Hope I don't get the sack, lol!! We had the most amazing time in London with so many wonderful memories made. Highlights were: Christmas market and merry-go-round at South Bank, Harry Potter studios, The Shard, Giraffe restaurant, Harrods, speaking to a policeman with a huge gun opposite the Houses of Parliament, taxi drivers, hotel and staff in most places:0) FABULOUS!!!!!

Anyway, I made this necklace to go with my teal dress. It started off with just the long cluster, then I decided to try out another layer. (I remember that I loved, and inherited, the most beautiful 3 tier necklace from my gran, so this was inspired by that, although that necklace was much shorter.) The teal beads at the top are in line with the neck line of my dress and the shorter cluster drops from there. I have used belcher chain for each layer, some silver pendants upcycled from......something, small teal beads from Hobbycraft and the large teal and clear tear drop beads have been upcycled from old necklaces, which I loved. I still haven't decided whether I prefer it like this or with just the long cluster.......I have simple tastes and can't decide if the two layers is ok or too much! Answers on a postcard, or in a comment, please!!