Saturday, 24 December 2011

under wraps part 3 - jars

Dearest Minions,

Here is my final under wraps post. These jars don't have to be wrapped and provide great little gifts. Chocolate and humour! The stamps are from Waltzing Mouse and are marketed for hallow e'en but with some chocolate coated raisins can be used all year.

I would like to wish everyone a Peaceful and Relaxed Christmas, where we enjoy the moment and remember :


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

box clever under wraps pt2

Dearest Minions,

This box held computer parts, I turned it inside out and stamped over it with a prima stamp. It is excellent for holding odd shaped gifts and the box becomes a gift it's self. natch.  I am entering these into the following challenge types thingies.
Try it on Tuesday - anything goes 
Corrosive challenges - anything BUT Christmas
One stich at a time challenge

Below are a couple more boxes of mystery....EE

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmas under wraps -pt1

Dearest Minions,
                             When I think of Christmas, I do tend to think of the Christmas story, Jesus reason for the season and co but I also think of Family and winter.
So here are my entries to Inspiration Avenue challenge  this week and Tuesday Taggers  and Anthing goes anything but a card both tags were inked with Distress ink in Blue Jean and flicked with water via a toothbrush. The masks (Tim Holtz) where then sponged over (family) and stamped over (3 wise men). In "Family I then stuck on a die cut and in "3 wise men" I stamped the main image.

However it does not stop there.... as some will know I get very ranty about Christmas wrapping paper (we throw away enough to cover Guernsey every Christmas.) I am going to show a few alternatives to wrapping paper over the next few days. Here is my first....
Two old road map pages have been taped together and then used to wrap up a box in the normal way, the tag I thought rather fitted the theme. Martha Stewart has some good examples of wrapping and recycling on her website and don't miss Thrifty Christmas for other blooming great ideas.
Yours Eviliness Christmas Wrapping ranter Evil Edna

Monday, 5 December 2011

Sunday, 4 December 2011

tuesday taggers - altered can

The before shot when Shelia the chocolate can/tin thought she was for the scrap heap.

The Glamorous photo shoot where Shelia the can seduced all with her wonderful monochrome, delightful new look and bagged a rich lover to boot.

Ahhh tales from up cycling made more interesting and fun... this is my entry to Tuesday Tagger's latest challenge (sponsored by the craft barn), cold beans have a smell that makes me want to vomit hence using a chocolate biscuit tin.

Also entrering for the Creative card crew monochromatic, Ocean deep anything with a c, Simon say's stamp anything goes


Inspiration Avenue - English lit

Dearest Minions,

This week's challenge for the wonderful Inspiration Avenue is English Literature. I adore the writings of M R James and this is my tribute to his wonderful ghost stories. The background is created with shaving foam and then stamped with a prima stamp and a charm slapped on top. A couple of his stories are about hidden treasure/peril & one of the most spooky of these is Count Magnus. This is "a warning to the curious" about keeping things under lock and key.... which is where the inspiration for this piece comes from.


Saturday, 3 December 2011

Friday, 2 December 2011

Thursday, 1 December 2011


Dearest Minions,

Here are my two Xmas trinket boxes which were delightful to make and hopefully will be delightful to receive.