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Friday, 1 March 2019

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places


Altered Eclectics (Mother Hen)
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
 1st day of each month
ALTERED ART ONLY NO CARDS, LAYOUTS OR ATC'S

Eclectic Ellapu (Mother Hen)
on the 1st day of every month


Rhedd's Creative Spirit (DT)
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
1st day of each month

ALTERED ART ONLY NO CARDS, LAYOUTS OR ATC'S

Drop by and join in the fun!
Hugz always 
Elaine aka Ellapu xxx 

Friday, 1 June 2018

Fairy in a Jar - Altered Eclectics Challenge for June

Hello all

For this months challenge I have posted a fairy in a jar.  I used an old coffee jar, place dried moss at the bottom. used twigs from a tree from my garden, attached a photo of a fairy to the twigs.  For the back I used a napkin, framed it using lace and made a handmade flower for the top.

Hope you like it and that you will come and join us over at Altered Eclectics this month





June challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu

For this months challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu the theme is Anything goes - most peoples favourite!!! let your imagination run wild.  I have been creating the odd Christmas card to try keep on top of my game lol.  Here i am posting 2 of them for this challenge

Why not head on over to our challenge blog and join in the fun.




Tuesday, 1 May 2018

May challenge over at Altered Eclectics

Hello and thank you for vising my blog. 

For this month over at Altered Eclectics I have altered a box.  I painted it black and basically just added some metal embellishments (spray painted gold).  Quite a simple project so not too much to write up lol.  Keeps it all short and sweet lol.  So why not head on over to Altered Eclectics and join in with this months challenge - we would love to see you there.  Now for the pics.....................




May challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hello everyone

It is time for a new challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and the theme is always Anything Goes as along as it is mixed media/altered art.  

For this months challenge I altered an old bottle I had kicking about.  I covered the entire bottle with scrunched up tissue paper.  Once dry I painted it black and dried it off again.  I then wiped inka gold over the creases and then used various metal embellishments from my stash which I spray painted gold before attaching to the bottle.

That's it for this month - a really simple project.

Now for the pics


Why not head on over and join in with this months challenge xx

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge - April

For this months challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit the theme is always anything goes (mixed media/altered) and for this month I am posting an altered plastic star using paints, glitter, diamante, beads and trims

Now for the pics




Thank you for stopping to look at my blog.... much appreciated and love to you all.

Please drop by Rhedd's and join in with the challenge this month

Hugz always xxx

Altered Eclectic April Challenge

Once again apologies for being MIA for quite a while and still struggling to get into craft room.

For this month over at Altered Eclectics I am posting a really simple project of an altered sauce jar.  I spray painted it black, added a cameo for the front and gold ribbon round the top.  See told you it was simple.  Now for the pics




Thank you for popping in and why not head on over to Altered Eclectics to join in with this months challenge

Hugz to all

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

Christmas card

Hello everyone.....

Feels like I not been here for ages.  I have had some personal problems and not been in craft room for months however I do have some Christmas bits to list ... so here goes.

The theme over at Eclectic Ellapu this month is Anything goes so literally anything does go.

I am showing you a Christmas card ready for next Christmas - I know starting early lol

Here it is - a simple card.....


Thank you for popping by

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Pink Fairy in a coffee jar

For this months challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit I have put together my version of a fairy in a jar, using a coffee jar.  Double whammy as got to enjoy the coffee first lol. For this project I used dried moss, sprayed green, a photo of a fairy and glittered up, twigs for the tree, paper napkin for the background, butterflies cut from the napkin and a handmade flower for the top

Now for the pics





Hope you have enjoyed your visit and why not head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with our first challenge of 2018.

Hugz always xxx

New challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu

Hello everyone

It is time for a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and the theme is Anything Goes - nice and easy for all. 

For this challenge I decided to alter 2 coffee jars - ultimately made as a leaving present for a colleague at work.  (She loved them by the way)

After preparation I used a blue/green chalk paint and wiped over with antiquing cream.  I then wrapped lace round the middle, around the lids and added a flower.

Now for the pics





Why not head on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in with the gun challenge - we would love to see you there.

Over spill from the festive season

Hi all

I made these for the festive season and have posted a few beforehand but decided to use these ones for my February project over at Altered Eclectics first challenge of 2018.

I made these out of a cereal packet for the centre with glitter card for back and front.  I simply added bails, ribbon and beads for the dangley bit lol.

For the centre I used old jewelry and diamante, pearls etc.  I will be making more festive ornaments ready for this years Christmas craft show.  I have never done on before so rather excited - already! Only 11 months to go lol.

Now for the pics




Why not head on over to Altered Eclectics and join in with our current challenge

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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Mannequin tree

Hi all, 

It is Christmas Eve and I am taking time out to post this project.  This was an old jewelry stand.  I covered the body with a napkin which spells out NOEL.  I took a before pic just to show this.  

I painted the stand with white chalk paint - not that you can see much.  For the skirt I used Christmas tree branches (I cut a few from the middle of my tree lol) which I layered.  I often buy tacky decorations from the pound shop like mini fir cone balls, robins, bells, berries,  glittered leaves etc and I have used some on the skirt and bodice.  I tied ribbon and bow round the waist and then added an old necklace over top.  I used glitter wire coiled round the neck and place a bell on the top.  Now for the pics and sorry for overload







I do hope you have enjoyed your visit and please call again real soon.

Love always and Happy Christmas to you all.

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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Shabby Chic Tree

Well what a pain this was lol.  I decided to use up some of my scraps of lace and this is what I came up with.  I made a cone out of card and secured it.  I used crochet cotton lace tocover the entire cone as a strengthener.  I then used all scraps of lace and ribbon and a few feathers randomly placed.  

I didn't have doweling to secure the tree to the base so I used a pair of chopsticks bound together (as they were not long enough lol) .  At the top I glued them into a small plastic egg to stop it showing through the top.  I glued pearl string round the top to secure the large crystal bead.

For the base I used a tuna can (which was fabulous on my baked potato lol) with a small cotton reel on top and covered with lace, ribbon and doilies.

This really felt  like ''Blue Peter'' moment lol

Now for the pics ... I tried lights on it But preferred without





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Time of year creations

Time to blog a few Xmas projects First up are some more Christmas tree decorations.  I just love making these - trouble is everyone else at work wants them and have lost quite a few in the past weeks lol.  Maybe next year I will be able to dec out my tree as was planned this year lol.  The basis of the ornament is glitter card cut using scallop die.  Lots of sparkly diamante and pearls. I use  either broken jewellery or what I buy for flower centres for the middle.

Now for the pics


Thanks for dropping by and please call again


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