Thursday, 28 July 2011

Shades of lilac pearl cluster bracelet

A labour of love! 180 glass pearls on a stretch bracelet, took hours but I am really pleased with the result.


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

New Jewellery Blog

I have started a new jewellery blog Bejewelled with Bling and will be showcasing and selling. I am currently making designs to sell at a fair nearer to Christmas but if anyone sees anything they like feel free to ask! I will be updating it regularly.


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Tissue paper flower

I just made this flower from tissue paper, it is rather large but you can make any size, so simple and effective, would make a lovely decoration for a present or small ones on cards etc.


Monday, 18 July 2011

Paper Bead Necklace

I made the beads from a sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper and made them into this necklace. It is amazing what effects you can create with different papers. Glazed them with Diamond Glaze and they are so pretty!


Saturday, 16 July 2011

Christmas Box

Inspired by Jo Austin, thanks Jo! I had to give this a go as I have had the matchboxes for yonks! I used the FF retro CD collection to decorate it, added some stickles and some Christmas card candy.


Friday, 15 July 2011

Pink pearl and silver bali bead bracelet

I made this this afternoon, it is so pretty in real life, picture doesn't do it justice, the light is awful here :(


Thursday, 14 July 2011

Snowflake decoration and another Pandora bracelet

Got all my bead orders today and just played around with a few and made this snowflake decoration.

and another Pandora bracelet - this one for Laura


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Blog Candy on Enfys' blog

To win the fabulous new Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges and Promarkers!! Go here for more details.


Monday, 11 July 2011

Katie's 8th birthday cupcakes

My granddaughter Katie's 8th birthday cupcakes, all pink and sparkly as per the brief from her!!
They didn't last long - there one minute gone the next!!


Saturday, 9 July 2011

That butterscotch tart we all had at school......

Remember that? Well look what I found!


Cupcakes delivered and well received!

Here they are on the stand.

Close up showing the sugar butterflies.


Friday, 8 July 2011

50th Birthday cupcakes

I made these today for a 50th birthday tomorrow.
Vanilla cupcakes frosted with swiss meringue buttercream. Dusted with glitter and sugar pearls. 
Sugar butterflies to go on top in the morning and they will all be displayed on a clear acrylic stand.
I will have photos of that after they have been delivered!

I cut the wrappers on my Cricut in matching pink and purple polka dot card.


Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Memory wire bracelet

One of my first projects, a memory wire bracelet I made for my grandaughter's 8th birthday. 
Another addictive hobby so there will be plenty more to come!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I have a 50th birthday set of cupcakes to make for next weekend and was searching for an alternative to traditional buttercream, although my kids love it I find it too sweet and for an adult palette I wanted something more refined! I devised my own topping a while back and it is delicious but not really firm enough to hold the piping I am doing so I tried swiss meringue buttercream this morning and all I can say is "wow" I wish I had tried it before. I shyed away from it because it looked difficult, eggs and caster sugar in a bain marie and to 140 degrees etc but it was SO easy, you don't need a sugar thermometer there is a much easier way to tell when it is ready and then my trusty old Kenwood Chef did the rest! It is silky smooth, light and much less sickly sweet than buttercream, give it a whirl you won't go back to ordinary buttercream I promise you!!

I will post photos of my finished cupcakes next week.


Friday, 1 July 2011

A new addiction!

I bought this shadow box frame a while back - it is still a work in progress at the moment. I pondered about the frame what to do etc. and then I found Decopatch! Wow I am addicted, it is so easy and I love the effects you can get! I just adore this frame now and can finish the project.