Sunday, 15 May 2011

Spotlight on......

Wow can't believe a week has gone by since I last did this, where does the time go?

Anyway enough of that this weeks Spotlight on... is the very talented
Mel of Inkydoodlecrafts

Mel has been crafting since a very early age , she learnt to knit at the age of 6 and consequently had the best dressed dolls amongst all her friends!
In her teens she used to suppliment her pocket money by knitting jumpers for people - not so many of todays kids would be as enterprising! Her mum also introduced her to the world of cross stitch and her sewing background heavily influences her current passion of papercrafting
 Mel now specialises in toppers, embellishments and greeting cards
How beautiful are these tile toppers?

This butterfly design has been made using 6 tiles that have been enamelled , what a beautiful design and they look just like glass
Both these can be found in Mel's Etsy shop 

 My favourite item of Mel's is this fabulous card , the dragonfly is her own design and I think it looks amazing on this card, I would be over the moon if someone sent me a card like this
All in all I think this is one lady who will go far or at least she should, she is so talented and her designs so unique.
If you want to find out more about Mel and her creations you can find her on Facebook or why not pop over and read her Blog .

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Spotlight on......

This week's spotlight is on the very talented Di Sandland, she lives in Devon with her husband , was previously a midwife and is a published author . It really is so interesting what you find out about people when you delve a little or is that me just being nosey lol

 To borrow a quote from Di's blog her ' major love affair is silver' and boy I have to confess I now have a major love affair with her creations!
Just look at this focal silver bead which has been etched with the words from 'Beside The Seaside' it is gorgeous and can be found in her etsy shop
plus this jaw droppingly gorgeous necklace
 Whilst doing this spotlight series I have been truly amazed at the amount of talented people out there , true artists who never seem to get the recognition they deserve and I have to say Di really is a true artist 
You can also catch up with her on facebook

I will leave you with one more of Di's creations to drool over

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Spotlight on........

Today's spolight is on another very talented and I must say very busy lady Jolene Wolfe of Kitzbitz Art Glass
I first came across Jolene on Frit Happens, at the time I was making lampwork beads and used to buy some amazing twisties and shards off her 
to use on my beads

Jolene is also an amazing lampwork artist herself, just look at this bead how beautiful is it?
She is also a very talented poly clay artist , I spotted these tattoo beads aren't they just amazing, I wouldn't know where to start trying to produce something with this detail 
 Jolene also offers beginners lampwork tuition in a fabulous looking studio
 To top all this off she is...............
PHEW I have a feeling she is superwoman in disguise either that or she knows the secret of finding more than  24 hours in a day lol

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

New Bag

Finally managed to finish off a new felted bag today ,
and here it is in all it's glory

and here is a pic of the lining it's so pretty and so perfect for summer

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Spotlight on.......

Today I would like to introduce you to another very talented lady Donna Sanders aka Delicate Sparkles, this is a lady who loves a bit of sparkle and  is a genius with those pesky little seed beads ( can you tell those beads and I never got on lol) My favourite creations by Donna have to be these flower necklaces which she combines and matches perfectly with the silk strings from
Diane at SowZerE, 
A little bird tells me she is planning to make these into kits , I might just be tempted to try and tame those icckle beads once again

I also love this cuff , how much work must have gone into making this - WOW

To view more of Donna's work why not visit her
You can also visit Donnas blog and see what else she has been up to


Friday, 15 April 2011

Flaunt it Friday

I thought I would create a weekly blog post so I can have a bit of a shameless flaunt of one of my bags or perhaps someone elses fabulous creation that takes my fancy .For today though I am flaunting one of my bags
I adore black and white it looks so classy

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Introducing 2 fabulous crafts people

There are so many talented people out there who create such amazing things I thought it was about time to introduce a couple to you.
First of is the amazing Dizzykitten aka Kayleigh she does fab things with polymerclay.
I am in total awe of people who make beads out of this medium, I have had a go myself but the end result just ended up in the bin - think I need to stick to knitting lol

Here are a few examples of here work (apologises for 'borrowing your photos but needs must ;-) )
How cute is this bracelet :-)

and I LOVE these :-)
Find more about Dizzy Kitten by reading her blog here or catch up with her antics on FB here  where you can drool over more of her creations

My next crafter is someone who I regard as a friend, the lovely and very talented Caroline or CJ from 
she makes the most amazing jewellery and flowers out of leather

 CJ and her gorgeous cat

I first met CJ at a craft fair near Stockport a year or so ago and it struck me how after all  my years doing craft fairs I had never seen anything like her creations, I was smitten from the start with them and continue to drool over the pictures she puts up both on her blog and her FB page where you can read about all the craft events she attends ( wow I have never known anyone do so many) and the other antics she gets up to.....all I will say is Smurf ;-) hehe
Here are a few of CJ's creations