Thursday, 23 October 2014

TAG FOR SHEILA FROM TONNIECE....

Hello my Lovelies, had to share this amazing tag with an envelope.
I just love it and will have to try to create one.
Tonniece crocheted some sweet tiny flowers for her too....  
On with the showing.....







Tonniece's creations are always so elegantly gorgeous.......
Thanks for stopping by my nest, still sharpening the claws at my desk, madly trying to finish my creation before the end of the month.Then try to get into CCCChristmas mode and the fun madness starts all over again....... Hope you all have a wonderful creative week, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

                                     NAMASTE!!!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

DREAMING WITH THE DRAGONS OF SPECIAL FEATHERS


Hello my lovelies, when I saw Silvia picked the letter V and feathers I was so excited, I have a Valise full of my baby feathers my Magpie Mom had saved for me to start my own nest with, I also had a few special feather I found with them. I just had to make a tag to go along with it.....
The Dragons team here have made some fabulous creations to inspire us all...

This is the Valise, made out of cardboard from a writing pad. I decorated some paper to look like eggs.

                I cut out some strips of leather for the straps..




I used a flat piece of cardboard for the backing then a corrugated piece for the top piece, I made the tree with masking tape, painted the tree with brown and some green and grey for the moss, painted the sky with Fresco beach hut.

I made a feather stamp, and then made some washi tape to frame the tag with it. The large feather my friend Tonniece gave me, I fussy cut it out..



    There eagles are flying around, hopefully they don't see my                treasures and swoop down for a closer look...


 I added a real Quill to the tip, there is a tiny nest in the hole in the tree.....


My beautiful feathers inside, I used a twig to hold it open,for the letter I used a piece of cardboard covered with the same paper and wrote the letter with a calligraphy pen and ink and hung it on the twig

I used some eyelash wool to make the topping, I made a feather on part of it, with a piece of material on the back..


Thanks so much for visiting my crazy nest, I did enjoy making this tag soooo much it was a JOY dreaming with the dragons again, I had company all weekend, lots of laughs and crafting. today I can visit and get back to my desk. I wish you all a wonderful creative week, ((( BIG HUGS )))

                                                 NAMASTE!!!



Wednesday, 15 October 2014

25th ANNIVERSARY CARD

Hello my lovelies, just dropping in for a wee bit, I've been real crazy busy at my desk doing a few things at a time again, I have been so inspired by all of you amazing artist who kindly visit my crazy nest.
The new challenge with the Dragons is with feathers, well you can guess I was flapping my feathers all over my room, I'll save that for my next post, oh and I'm working on a special box eekkss that's  been some big fun. Enough nattering :).
On to my card, a Lady at swimming asked me to make a 25th anniversary card for the gang at swimming, to sign...


This was pretty basic, I used a 12 x 12 sheet of my botanical pad, I used a plain sheet for the base, stamped on it with some script, and one of my favorite sentiment. I cut out another embossed page in strips for the design on the top and bottom edged everything with pomegranate stamping up ink.


I tore this piece from a bought card from my stash , edged it with the pomegranate ink, and used worn lipstick on the inside, it makes the words stand out better.



I cut the hearts in the frame out from another card in my stash, stenciled in the 2 and 5 in white, gold and black, I roughed up the frame with my finger nail ,I have very hard ones, my tools :) .. Then inked it with mowed lawn. I added a few pearls from the dollar store..



The back needed some weight, I cut out the embossed lace from the same paper, it's lovely paper. I added some dots along the top of the lace with my faber castell  big white pen..


I added a small sentiment inside, leaving lots of room for all the signatures.
I"ll be around when I'm taking breaks from my desk, it's calling to me right now, really, I have to gesso my cardboard box..
 My buddy Sheila is off this weekend, I and my friend Jan gathered a bunch of gorgeous maple leafs, Sheila and I are going to make some roses out of them, I'm real excited about that..
Hope you all have a wonderful creative week,  ((( BIG HUGS ))).

                                            NAMASTE!!!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

MY DRAGONS DREAM MAGIC CUPBOARD...

Hello my Lovelies, it is Thanks giving weekend in Canada, boy I'm thankful for every one of you who visit my nest and leave me such wonderful encouraging comments...
I have been making lots of tags for the challenges at with the Dragons, I finally had no more room on my wall to hang them, so I though I would make something to hold them in, a magical cupboard for them,
I would like you to meet the real Magpie Di, she is guarding the cupboard, keeping her eyes on things :O).......


I used a lovely boot box my DS Sandy sent me, I added masking tape all around the edges to make it sturdier, gessoed it, then painted it with my Fresco paints, I created my mask from a wall paper boarder, they are just leaves, but I thought they would make a wonderful mask. I made some lovely green eyes, which I always wanted to go with my red hair :). I stamped some script with white paint and randomly stamped the whole alphabet all over..

    I used my my white sharpie to add dots around them mask..



I received some Italian dictionary pages from Miss Gio, I have been saving them for some thing special. I cut the page in half  from corner to corner, one I crumpled up, ran Tim's gathered twig over it, then stamped on it..


The other piece I covered with watered gesso then stamped on it, love them, thanks Miss Gio..

                                         A few close ups on the sides..



This is the top...


For the inside I used pieces of wall paper, aged them up.

I stenciled on top of the side pieces with  Tim's ink.. 





For the floor I created a terrazzo tile floor, with paper, I gessoed through my stencil, then used ink on the same stencil. I then created the tiles by scoring it, I love how it turned out... 



Here is my pile of tags, now that they are going to be hanging, I wanted to cover the plain cardboard back, I have used my inked paper towels to cover them , they all match now..


 I still have to make the doors, I'm waiting till my parcel from my DS Sandy, she is sending me a stencil with Roman lettering eekkss can't wait to play with that. I'll post it when I finish it. Sorry another long post, but I had a lot to share with you..
Thanks so much for visiting my crazy nest, have a wonderful weekend, love you all,    (((( BIG HUGS ))))..

                                        NAMASTE!!! 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A CARD FOR A SPECIAL FRIEND !!!

Hello my Lovelies, hope you all enjoying the fall weather as much as I am, looooove it.
Yesterday was my bestie and crafting buddy Sheila BD, I made her a card. Started with a 12x9inches  brown envelope and cover both sides with napkins..

 For the outside I glued strips of some UK napkins Miss Shelia is has an Irish background and loves the UK almost as much as I do.
I ran out of glue stick glue, which is the best to lay down the napkins with, the wetter glue made it all bubbly, and wrinkled, I had to press it in a book with weights on it to try to flatten it. Then went over it with watered gesso...

 I used some letters to spell out HB and stamped friend on a gessoed book page..

         
          I stamped the sentiment and a thistle all over the front..



 For the inside I used lots of flowers since Miss Sheila loves her plants and is a huge dog lover so the cute dog is her and the Magpie is me, best buddies we are, see I'm giving her kisses :)...

 I added some glossy accents for his eyes :) and a flower crown. she love hibiscus, I have a stamp and she sat here one day and stamped 
on at least 6 pages of card stock full of them, imagine that :O).



 I stamped some different scripts and a french postage stamp, she also loves the Eiffel tower ...




Thanks for stopping by my nest and making my day with all your lovely comments.
There is a new challenge up at the Dragons dream, shesh 2 weeks have just flown by where does the time go, so it is a good one can't wait to start dreaming of that...
Hope you all have a lovely week, see you soon...
                                    ((( BIG HUGS )))

                                          NAMASTE...

Saturday, 4 October 2014

WELCOME TO THE CONCERT !!!

Hello my lovelies, welcome to the Concert, I dreamed out side my window here.. lots of inspiration from the Dragon Designers.
The Lovely Helen asked us to use Lace with the letter W.
I search my trusty dictionary, as soon as I saw Warbler I knew that was  IT :)..
Warblers are the best Singers of the all the Bird Clans......
I sat at my desk and dreamed a Beautiful Concert by our famous Canadian Warbler, it was music to my ears, the Banner was hung  out the on window.
You can see all the Magpies gathering to attend, the ones on the bird feeder came early for the best seats, you get drinks to quench your pallet, while listening to the songs. The Star Rahsaan is perched on the flower, waiting for everyone to arrive, he is so beautiful..
I recorded some of it for you, you can listen and see him sing if you like  Here , I up loaded it to You Tube  :O)...

I cut a backing of corrugated,  painted it lightly with gesso, edged it with Walnut ink.
For the front panel I used the rest of the cover from a watercolor pad. Gessoed it 3 times,
Podged a lovely piece of lace over it all, painted it with Fresco beach hut.
I used a stencil with Goldens paste fairly thick, then painted it with Pebeo apple green and Fresco London bus for the flowers.
I surrounded  the window with sticks from a bamboo curtain I took apart..


I made a small lace cutain for the top, then made a Banner with some plastic cube beads and a few shiny beads on a plastic string this all came in a dollar store set, loooooooove how it turned out



I stamped the bird on some tissue colored it like a Canadian Warbler, I used the technique from the video at Paper artsy, first painting the back white then painted the front with Frescos, he is a bluish grey with a yellow chest and face, with a lovey black necklace of feathers on his breast. I wanted to make him a little firmer them tissue, so I glued him to a large feather, the quill runs from his chest to his tail, I cut the feathers around his body, you can see it peeking out, and a round glue dot for his head, it gave it some form to perch on the leaf....


I stamped all the Magpies on tissue and podged them in the background.....


   
 I added a black lace curtain for the bottom of the window.....

When I went to put my last Jade tag up on my wall where they were all displayed, yikes I ran out of room. not an inch to spare...
I thought I could make something to house them in, so I have made a special cupboard for them. I will show you that goody soon...
 Thanks so much for stopping by my crazy nest, I took the morning off my desk to go and wrap my friends Jan's Christmas gifts, DANG, it's way too early for this, but the sooner I finish the more time I will have for my own X list shesh, don't even want to think about it. I know I have too.
It's my Friend and crafting Buddy Sheila's BD next week, am working on her envelope card....
I had so much fun dreaming with the Dragons again once I started I could stop :)....
It was lovely to share my tag and bits of the brilliant Concert, wishing you all a wonderful creative week, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

                                         NAMASTE !!!!!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

SHORT NATURE FILM....

Hello my Lovelies, I've been busily, madly, crafting, dreaming, working on 4 things at once, you know I usually don't create like that, but need to get out of my head and go into the flow :)......


Now that book I was going to make turned into a short amateur  Nature film.
Sorry to short to serve popcorn :O).....

                          It was hard to get it all in the photo.

I had a huge black bristol board, flat finish. I cut it out as long as I could get it, but needed to splice another piece to add to it, I'm not great at measuring so I made it a wee short for the 12 negatives, and yes I should have put them in a row, up and down but liked them across...


 I punched out the squares, ran a line of dots on the top and bottom,
sliced strips from a ex-ray sheet, I glued the back side, then stuck the bags in the windows, ran some double sided tape across the top and bottom of the bags...



                                         
                                                 THE END !!!
Well I think its the end, I might add a Tittle, make a container for it, if I give it for a gift, still undecided ???
Thanks so much for visiting my crazy nest, I have finished dreaming with the dragons, it is going to be a wonderful surprise, I dreamed of a Concert, can't wait to share that, I'll keep the rest for later,
Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend....
                                         ((( BIG HUGS )))
                                            NAMASTE!!!!