Tuesday, 31 May 2016

A Quick page

 Some times I think I spend far too long just "thinking" about a page and how I am going to create it. This one was made in a few moments just by using the STUCK  sketch below and the first few sheets of paper I could find.

The longest part was cutting out the circle background on the scan n cut!

It may not be a work of art but it is another page done of Natalies 30th Birthday celebrations last year.

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Soojay xx

Monday, 30 May 2016

Blue bracelet

 Those little faceted rondell frosted beads are some of my faves at the moment. My daughter loves the pearls.

Daughter no 2 seems to think that this was made for her ...ha ha .

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Soojay xx

Sunday, 29 May 2016


 I have already sent off my ATC swap for the UK Scrappers swap and forgot to photograph them. I did make an extra one for the WOYWW swap and here it is ready to be posted tomorrow.

 I have used the Nuvo embossing paste on this one.

I made an extra three for WOYWW and they will be sent off tomorrow as well.

back soon.
Soojay xx

Two Bracelets, two rings and two sets of ear rings

 Modelled by my daughter Megan- my first 5 wrap bracelet in pastel colours.

 I like the back as much as the front.

 Also my first attempt at a three stand seed bead bracelet.

There are so many pretty colours to choose from.

 I made my ear rings to wear at this years yr 11 prom.

I made a pair in blue too.

I have also had a go ( not that successfully  ) of making wire wrapped rings. I need more practise!

I do love the bead in this one.

Well that's what I have been up to over the last week. I am no on half term break and I have four orders to make. Hopefully this awful head cold will go soon so I can get on with them.

Soojay xx

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Woyww 364 - 7th Anniversary

 Well I feel a bit of a fraud celebrating 7 yrs when I have only been linking up for just over a year! AND i have been MIA recently!  Anyway, since I last linked up I have done very little papercrafting, a few cards and ATC's  ;) ( of course). If you look really close you can see my ATC swap on the left hand side- its the bright yellow triangle .
It is a dark and dissmal day here.

I have been beading- I have made 1 necklace, two rings, two pairs of earings and about 20 bracelets since I last linked up - I am now taking orders at work - Yayy.
Here is last nights effort.
Work is manic , so I will hop tonight.
Have a lovely day xx

Soojay xx

Saturday, 21 May 2016

A Beady Day

I finished off another Chakra style bracelet this morning and then have been looking at the Bead Festival on Face book hosted by Spoilt Rotten Beads.

I have almost finished this necklace -Tutorial HERE along with loads of others.
 I just need a tassel and I am done.
This is the one on the FB page. I will up load mine when finished.

I also made some crystal earrings but I think the wire I used is a little too soft.

Back later.

Soojay xx

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Chakra Bracelet

 I have a couple of friends who are going though a rough time and wanted to DO something. I have made a chakra braclet and will make a few more if this goes down well.


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Soojay xxx

Monday, 16 May 2016

Paper crafting again

 First up are some little bags I made to pop those bracelets in as gifts.
The SVG file is one I have shown you before and used with my Cut n Scan machine.
I also made the little flowers with air dry paper clay and flower moulds bought on amazon ( SO much cheaper than in the craft stores!) .

 When dry, I painted the flowers with H2O's.

 This one was given out today .

 I have also made my UK Scrappers tags for May - The theme was "anything goes" - It took me a while to get started without instructions and then I rememberd my Gorgeous Prima doll stamps.

 Stamped, paper pieced and then shaded with ink and crayons.

back soon hopefully.

Soojay xx

Saturday, 14 May 2016


 Another bracelet finished this morning. I used over 100 Czech fire polished beads for this in Champagne, copper and brown. 

The dusty ones are etched Crystal California Gold Rush Dark 4mm Czech Fire Polished Round Glass Beads (Copper Brown Matte Metallic Finish), the photo does not do them justice.

This is what they look like close up.
The cord is leather and the button wooden.
It is a double wrap length which is adjustable.

Better go do the house work and laundry now!!

 Soojay xx

Friday, 13 May 2016

Almost ready to sell

 This one ( modelled by Meg) is made for a friend. I am now amassing quite a few so I guess I need to reopen my Etsy shop to see if they will sell. If I can sell enough to buy more beads or slightly more expensive beads, that would be nice.

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Soojay xx

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

So Busy

 Not had much time to update my blog recently , I have been too tired when I got home from work. I have made a couple of cards ( secret swap) and a few more bracelets.I HAVE been going to bed early and I have managed to read two books.

 Hubby took this photo after the evening meal tonight.

 I managed to get it finished. 

This one was made on Monday/Tuesday night.
Right I still need another early night.
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Soojay xx

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Two More Wrap Bracelets

 Two bracelets using hemp cord and the macrame board. The top is a very simple two wrap ladder stitch. I just LOVE those beads and wanted to show them off.

This one wraps four times and I have used square stitch and ladder stitch- I love the brass button with a hint of verdigris and the smoky crystals, gold and green seed beads.

Soojay xx

Sunday, 1 May 2016

I lied!!

 About the paper craft...I DID have every intention of paper crafting ..but.... there were all these beads and cords on my desk.
SO another bracelet.

 I made this double wrap bracelet using the mini macrame board bought at Spoilt Rotten Beads. They also have some great tutorials and starter kits.

 It took me a few tries but I think I have now mastered the square stitch.

 I just started this one this afternoon.

I have no idea how it will turn out yet but will show you when its done.

Soojay xx