Sunday, 27 March 2011

Running Wild

I took some photos of the GD's at the beginning of the year when we were near Hubbards Hills, Louth.  The sun was out so I got all of them running around and racing each other whilst I snapped away :O).  You can just about make out little Heidi way back in the distance lol!!!)

When I saw this photo I just knew I wanted to create a window-style layout but life has just been a little busy lately and I have only just got round to starting on it yesterday.  I created the window frame out of white Linen card and built up the layers with 3d pads.  I then added some leaves (sizzix die) and placed them so that they looked like they were creeping in through the window. The background paper was distressed and inked with Vintage Photo and ramdomly stamped with a Crafty Individuals crackle stamp.  A few rosebuds, a bit of pink lace and here it is.....

Well thats it for now - I've finished off all my card commisions/wedding invites and can now have a little more 'me' crafting time.

Thanks for looking  Polly x

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

New challenge over at OVA - kitchen

Our new challenge over at Our Vintage Affair is all about the kitchen - create or alter something for the kitchen.  I struggled with this to be honest.... until I found these.... a plastic beaker and a lid I found on top of a shelf in Grimsby Crafts - I looked at Lynn and she said yes I could have it!!! 

So I covered both the lid and beaker with gorgeous yummy paper from 3ndypapir, flipped the lid over and added a deep border from card Martha Stewart punch) , ribbon and roses, a string of little pearls and some scrummy sticky cakes and here it is.....  My own little cake stand!!!

All the DT have created fantastic shabby vintage kitchen items for you to drool over so please pop over and join in the challenge

Polly x

Monday, 14 March 2011


Visiting the little gd's on Saturday meant lots of lovely new photos were taken which also means lots of layouts in progress!!!  This one is of Daisy peering through the little white picket fence which cordons off their play area.  I have used some christmas papers from My Creative Scrapbook Limited Edition pack which have been distressed and inked with Vintage Photo.  Both pieces of lace came from Boyes, all the roses and rosebuds came from The Hobby House in Tetney, the leaves and butterflies were punched from diecuts which I bought from Grimsby Crafts and here it is....

Thanks for looking

Polly xx

Friday, 11 March 2011

Our Vintage Affair - new challenge of Buttons and a sketch

Over at Our Vintage Affair we have a new challenge Buttons!!   Add buttons to your card or tag and as an added bonus we have another 'Loreta' sketch for you to follow.  Our sponsor for this month is 3ndypapir and the winner will receive a collection of 6 papers from the new "Sweetheart" issue - just YUMMY!!

Here is my take on the theme and sketch.  I have used a selection of papers from 3ndyPapir - lovely quality vintage style papers and my favourite stamp - Love is like a butterfly!!. 

We also have some exciting news about our newly assembled DESIGN TEAM - 7 very talented vintage ladies from all over the world!!!!   have now joined us so please pop over and check out their very gorgeous creations. 

Hope you will join us

Polly x

Monday, 7 March 2011

Hotmail account artfulwings has been hacked into

Just to let you know and also apologise in advance - my hotmail account has been hacked into and silly emails have been sent to all names in my address book.  This account has now been suspended and under investigation.  If you need to contact me could you email me at


Friday, 4 March 2011

A new challenge over at Our Vintage Affair sponsored by 3ndypapir!!

We have a new challenge set over at Our Vintage Affair - a sketch to follow and also the layout has to include butterflies.  For my layout I have used lovely papers by 3ndypapir (Gudrun of 3ndypapir is also sponsoring the challenge this month with a lovely pack of delicious papers),  diecuts of flourishes, leaves and butterflies, and 3 sepia photos of little grand-daughter Daisy wearing my vintage hat that sits on my mannequin in the dining room!!!! And here it is...

I hope you will pop over and check out the challenge and.see what Loreta and Gudrun have created too .  Very shortly we will also be revealing our new DT members!!!!

Thanks for looking

Polly x