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Decorated Tissue Box

I must admit, I am one of those sad people who likes pretty tissue boxes but don't like the prices of them!  So, I decided to make one of these...

It started as flat packed bare MDF which I assembled and added chalk paint and rice papers... now I can buy the cheap ugly tissues for 45p a box and hide them underneath!

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I have just completed the next phase in my lounge - needed some artwork for one of the walls and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
Firstly, I must apologise for the poor photos, however, me being me, I had already framed and mounted the pictures before realising I hadn't photographed them! plus it was a lovely sunny day when I took the photos so the reflection was bad!

All products used are from Anna Marie Designs and the frames are from Ikea (a gift from my ex!).

Bottle Lamps

I have been decorating my home over the last couple of months and have been on leave the past two weeks and finally managed to get into my craft room last weekend and play.
I needed to make a couple of lamps for my lounge and dining room and had two old cider bottles which I decided to recycle.  I was very happy with the end results.

Paints and ceramic effect are from Anna Marie Designs and rice papers are Stamperia.  I bought the lights off the internet, although AMD now sells them.

You're a Star!

HUGE proud Mummy moment last Thursday - my youngest, Sam, received his GCSE results and passed all eleven including A's in English, Maths and Geography - what an achievement!  
Of course, I made him a card which I had seen the talented Pete Hughes of Sizzix demonstrate a few weeks back and was pleased with the end result.

I love Pete's clean and simple style.  The two star dies were both from Sizzix, the script sentiment is from Tim Holtz, background ink is Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and the star is painted with Indigo Blue paints and some gilding wax.  Sentiment was computer generated.

Exciting News!

Yet again, I have been a bad blogger, however, besides some projects I completed a few weeks back, just wanted to share some exciting news I received.  I think everyone knows how much I love Anna Marie Designs products and projects and I have been chosen to be in Anna Marie's first ever Design Team!
So, here are the projects I have made recently using Anna Marie Design products, most of which are Christmas themed.

A Little Bit Cheeky!

I saw this stamp set from Indigo Blu and knew I had to have it as I have too many of those friends and family who need to have a slightly naughty but funny card.

I made this card for my friend who has the same sense of humour as me!  Very plain and simple and easy to make...I think the sentiment says it all lol!

New Baby

I recently received a request from a lady to make a baby card in the  style of the large 12" x 6" cards I make with birds on.  I must admit, it had never occurred to me to turn this into a new baby card so added a small nest and all three sizes of the MDF birds representing the parents and baby!  

The lady in question liked it so much that she ordered another one from me in pink!