Saturday, February 05, 2011

My Final Project for ***MY TIME MADE EASY***

Hello Crafting Friends!

Today is my third and final project for My Time Made Easy - I cannot believe it is the 5th February already!!!
I have had an amazing time and I'm so happy that Lauren and the rest of the Girls at My Team Made Easy gave me the opportunity to show MY creations alongside THEIRS!! An experience I shall never forget!   

SO... For my final project I was asked to use some of the past years products. I knew IMMEDIATELY what I wanted to use..... 
Shop Around © Mega Template
I absolutely adore this template!! I also used :-
Custom Construction Materials © digipapers and one of the
Flower Fusion © digipapers.

I have made A Butterly House! 
(There are one or two "butterfly Houses" around Britain which are actually conservation centres for preserving certain species of Butterfly that are slowly being wiped out, but mine is quite literally a House for Butterflies! he he)

Mariposa Is Spanish for Butterfly.
I Love How the word looks in the Mongrams Defined Stamps.
And I couldnt resist using the gorgeous new butterfly stamp again this time done on acetate and cut out.... well, It IS a butterfly House after all!! 

I found a little ginger cat embellishment too that looks like my Jones!! he he 
I found these gorgeous little pegs with felt daisies on. when I pegged them to some white crimped card and attached to the House, it looked a little bit like a picket fence. How cute is that?? 
 Here's a close up of the Mariposa. I Used glossy accents to go over the letters. I blobbed it a bit on the M which was a real shame but otherwise the idea would have been to look like epoxy resin stickers!

This was the candle holder I made, It was this first thought that inspired the whole project!

And this is it sitting inside the box like a lantern....(obviously with the lid off and the glass protects from the card-DON'T JUST PUT TEALIGHTS IN CARD!!!)
So that's me done!! It's been exciting and fun and I cannot believe it's over. I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have made and also if you have been encouraged to try something from the many delicious products at MTME, you won't regret it!!!
Please revisit Lauren and the Girls for the next installment .......HERE

Happy Crafting!!!

Until my next post ..Hugs & TTFN 
Do pop back and see me soon.  

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

My 2nd project for MY TIME MADE EASY!!

Hello everyone.

I hope you have been enjoying all the teams' sneak peaks so far!? The Girls at MTME are so talented aren't they? I can't believe they come up with new ideas EVERY month, I only had to do ONE month, I don't know how they do it!!

Well the wait is over.....Yes it's finally February the 1st! This means TODAY YOU CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON THE GOODIES!! Yippee ...and secondly it's my day Two to post another design, I'm so excited.YAY
I was asked to make a project called "Make it Personal" using the brand new stamps set called "Monograms defined" 

So here is my gift set, made for a Dear Friend of mine, named Lois to say Thankyou to her for helping me out and always being a Wonderful Friend! 

I created A gift box using Under Cover © - Pretty Packaging © Template.
I used letter and words from Monograms Defined © – Acrylic Stamp Set
& also an oval frame from Framed Elegance © – Acyrlic Stamp SetIf it looks slightly smaller it's because I have used Shrink plastic!!!

The card - I love the little greetings and words that come with Monograms defined! The text is so cute. you can mix and match the words and make your own sentences too!

The digi-papers are all MTME of course! 
I have used the oval frame from the Framed Elegance stamp set. I didnt realise my black ink was drying out so the impression wasnt good the first time but rather than restamping (which you can do easily with these as they are acrylic), I put some glitter on and left it as I thought it looked shabby chic-what do you think?
I love this template for fitting little gifts in. Perfect size!

The Mobile phone charm - I cut two pieces of large-ish shrink plastic with a scollaped edge (don't forget to add the holes before you shrink it like I did at first he he) then added the F & Friend which I had stamped onto acetate. I added some highlights of colour and glazed it all over to finish. I think it looks like porcelain as does the bracelet.
I did actually enlarge these letters on the computer and printed on shrink plastic so they would be the right size in the end. That's the beauty of having digi-stamps as well as acrylic I suppose where you need to alter the size. I cut out hearts and coloured before shrinking. again then glaze finishes them off to look like antique beads. I am pleased with the final result.

Hope you enjoyed my day two. Do not forget to check out what Lauren has been up to and the girls especially over the next few days....... 

Lauren Meader's Blog is HERE
To visit to store and look at the brand new stamps, cut files, templates, digipapers etc that have been used click HERE       

Have a Wonderful Tuesday!!!

Naomi xxx

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My Time Made Easy BLOG HOP

Hello everyone. I must have been so excited yesterday in posting my first project that I forgot to let you know about all the other GIRLS on the fantastic team at MTME!!! so here are the links below. Beginning with Lauren Meader, Just click on them and they will take you straight to a place of inspiration and ideas. You will be blown away!!!

I have added some further photos of my project from yesterday taken in daylight so you can see a more clearly the colours. I sometimes think pictures don't do things justice. The colours in these new digipapers are to-die-for!! The Gals at MTME have really excelled themselves this time!!  Hope it comes across a bit more on these pictures.

Whoopee...I'm the February Guest Designer for MY TIME MADE EASY!!!!

Hello everyone! I am feeling so excited right now as the day has finally come to share with you all what I have been making with My Time Made Easy's new February release and to tell you about MTME products...unless you have already heard of them and like me have been buying the amazing templates, stamps (digital and acrylic) and digipapers, cutfiles and checking out their inspiration for Loooads of time. If not...where have you been! He he!!

I was delighted to receive the NEW kits in order to create some "sneak previews" and I cannot wait for you all to get your hands on it for yourselves to see what YOU can come up with. So...

The template is called -

Creative Card Candy © - Pretty Packaging © Template

The stamps and papers I used were from - 

Bold Botanicals © – Acyrlic Stamp Set

Framed Elegance © – Acyrlic Stamp Set

Brassy - Botanicals © – Digital Papers

 There is another new Stamp Set which I have used in the next creation I will post shortly but I hope this one whets your appetite for now! 
Here are my creations! 
I used the "Hardy-Hibiscus" digi-papers on the top of the box.
I love the colours in this set, they're so delicate and calming....I can feel many a "Thankyou for just being you" present being made with THIS set!!  
 I already had the soaps. So I decided to cut a border from the "seeing-circles" digipaper and wrap in round, placing a metallic brad in the centre. It ties them in with the box, doesn't it?
 I used a gold piece of miri card under the Hardy-hibiscus to frame it, then I cut three of the flowers out and used Rangers Stickles and glaze on the flowers to make them stand out. I also added some gems.  see close-ups below

Inside the card I used the paper again and used one of the New "gratitude" stamps.

 Here you can see the butterfly standing off the card. I stamped it in gold, then in black for emphasis. Then carefully cut around it.I stamped the frame from the "Framed Elegance" stamp set, and cut an oval out using my carft knife. I've used one of the little cards that come with the set. TWO of these fit side-by-side in the large card candy box and one fits in the mini card candy box
 I have put soap in this time.
So that's me done for today. I hope you have enjoyed my creation. PLEASE check out MY TIME MADE EASY  and all the GIRLS BLOGS too for more inspiration and products of course each day there will be more sneaky peaks.
Bye for now. Until My Day TWO YAY!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Love hearts...not just for eating!

Whether we love the taste of them or not, everyone loves to open a packet of love hearts and read the little messages to see what they have. Nowadays the ones I buy seem to say "ugly girl" or "get lost", it makes me wonder if the manufacturers are all single or someone broke their heart once!!

But there was once an advert on TV where a man put one in a ring box that said "marry me" and gave it to his girlfriend, and ever since then I always wanted to use lovehearts somehow in my crafting when an appropriate occasion arose. I came up with this card idea a little while ago so I thought I would share with you what was the final result.  
You like? I can confirm the recipient loved the card!!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Snow snow...and more snow!!!

Hi Everyone!
Long time no post!! Nothing exciting been happening really. Sorry you've not heard from me for a while it's been a crazy few months believe me, however I'm back now!!! Thought I would let you all see some photo's I took of my back garden! Have you heard about or experienced the "wonderful" snowy weather we've been having in the UK!? Absolutely gorgeous in photos but not so gorgeous when you are trying to keep warm or like my poor Husband and many others, walking to and from work because the Roads were so bad!!
Anyway, here are my photographs.

I've tried to capture the snow in ways that make you go AWWWH!! ...rather than ways that makes you go ARRGHHH!!! Hope you like them.
 Our Cat, Jones has lost his Sun BathingSpot until this thaws out. It would cover him currently!
Table and recliners for Two...don't they look cosy??
Meringue and squirty cream springs to mind for some reason!! hmmh?
Had to show the 'wedding cake' table again it's amazing!!
Icicle from my bedroom window
Bowing Bough
Next doors garage looks like a chalet in the alps
 Same photo with a green filter...We could say an 'alpine' filter??
 "OK, so i tested deh white stuff and i decided i dont lieks it. ai can cums in now??"
                                                                   Snow Blossom

Whiter Shade of Pale
 Cars getting stuck up our Avenue
  Cars getting stuck down our Avenue

Monday, October 11, 2010

His 'n' Hers!

Good Monday Everyone!

Thought I'd share with you my recent little creation using one of
Lauren's latest template's and papers in her MyTimeMadeEasy range.
It does come with a dividing piece also which gave me the idea for the His 'n' Hers concept. (although I didnt use it in the end as I couldnt fit the choccies in! LOL!)

Hope you like them!!? 

Paper - MTME Digtal papers pretty impressions - Coffee Beans 
Template - MTME - Fancy A Cuppa?
Embellishments - Ribbon, Dymo, Stickles, Gemstones.