Saturday, 21 February 2015

With Love .. on Valentine`s Day

Hello! J How is everyone doing? Hope all of you are a having a pleasant weekend. I’ve been back from work and the weather is a bit chilly and rainy again. This year we can’t complain with lack of rain, actually there was plenty of rain and hail. I can even notice all my cats are all curled up on the sofa J I am more of a winter person, the heat we have in summer here kills me, so I don’t mind staying in

 Valentines Day came and gone, this year I was commissioned to do two cards, one for a female and one for a male.  
Both cards are on the vintage look and also by time I discovered that it’s my favourite style. 

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great 
a burden to bear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The Jewellery Box

Hello Everyone  J Monday is already gone and the weather  outside is freezing brrrr,  so  here I am sitting in front  of my desk …

Today I am going to share with you and a simple gift box  which I altered into a jewellery box. Actually I never did something but wanted to give a try.  This reminded me of a jewellery box granny had in her bedroom if not mistaken made by the cloistered nuns. Whenever I entered this room I was fascinated by this jewellery box, especially those particular chenille flowers on the top.

The outside I covered it with paper and decorated the edges and sides with lace ribbon and braids.

The inside covered  it with satin  and underneath  with foam.

 On the inside of the lid attached a small mirror, framed with guipure braid and some embellishments.

Carmen xx

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The Cake Topper

Good Evening J

Another new year started and already half of January in. I am another year older, a little bit wiser, young at heart with an old soul J

It’s been months since I blogged. Been so busy with my job, running my home and most of all having a grown up son still living with me.  Well I did quite a lot of projects which I will be posting from time to time. 

So here I am posting a project from last year.  This is a wedding cake topper with the brides and groom initials.

I just bought the initials ready painted in brown from a Euro shop and ohh by the way they are wooden.  Then I painted in white and distressed the edges and decorated with flowers to keep on with the theme of the wedding which was a vintage theme.

Love, peace & joy to you
Carmen xxx