Dealz Easter Haul and Crafting – D.I.Y Bonnet

So as a Dealz Ambassador the Easter challenge was to get some stuff for some Easter crafting & fun.  I got lots for just €30, 2 baskets for the kids on Easter morning and some mini eggs for a little egg hunt :) I also got a cute girls Bonnet and some decorations. Take a look

Dealz Easter Crafts Haul
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Glass Makeup Brush Holder

Quick post to show you my new make up brush holder
I had no where to store my brushes so I got a plain glass jar from Ikea (I also seen some really pretty ones in TkMaxx yesterday) and some sand so I could easily store and find my make-up brushes as I’ve lost a few with them rolling under the bed!!

make up brush holder done up crafty

It looked quite plain so in it went to my craft room for a quick jazzing up and it came out like this :) This would be a great gift for a make up loving friend,  budget friendly, quick to do and looks pretty on your dresser :)

Tell me/show me your make up brush storage?

Some quick Chistmas Cards

I only got around to making 2 very quick Christmas cards this year. Here they are

Candy Cane Christmas Card

I used paper from Graphic 45’s Nutcracker Sweet paper pad, they do such amazing papers!!  I love the Candy Canes, this card was for a little girl. I got the stamp free from DoCrafts Creativity Magazine and coloured with Promarkers.

Art Deco Style Christmas CardThis is another stamp from a DoCrafts Creativity magazine. I love  art deco style.

Have you guys made any christmas cards this year, send me your links if you have any

Glitter Mama x

Christmas Cardmaking Workshop with Jackie Mooney

Hellloooo!:) I’m in a great mood because I was at one of Jackie Mooney’s workshops yesterday, her Christmas one :)) I rarely get to go but when I do I have such a great time between the chats, coffee, cakes (Dee!!) and making stunning cards I have such a great day!

Jackie’s classes are just brilliant! She is (in my eyes anyway) the most talented paper crafter out there.  She’s such an inspiration, every month her cards are amazing, I don’t know how she does it.

I started card making as a New Years Resolution back in 2011 as I wanted to start a new hobby and make new friends. I’ve since loved card making and made some life-long friends :)) I’m so glad I found Jackie’s workshops. They are held in Dublin every month.

Here’s what we made this month

Vintage Style Christmas Card (love the glitter!!!)

Girly Christmas Card

LOVE the verse on this card (click to enlarge) a lovely Christmas card for the children……or adults haha! Who wouldn’t love hot chocolate,marshmallows and a candy cane! Yum!!!

Simple yet stunning Christmas card

I know it doesn’t look great in my pic but it’s lovely done properly. I messed up coz I was late and this was the 1st card so I hurried the cutting up so it’s a wee bit messy. My daughter adores it so I’m going to hang it up in her room :)

What do you think? :) Have you tried card making/paper crafting before?

You can see Jackie’s blog here and see more info on her workshops held every month in Dublin here (you’ll also see better pictures of the cards we made lol!) If you’re thinking of starting a new hobby or trying something new for the New Year I highly recommend you try card making, you won’t be sorry :)

Glitter Mama x

Halloween Wall Hanging/Shadow Box

Wanted to make something for Halloween so I’ve been working on this for the past few weeks (yes I’m a very slow crafter haha)

Halloween Wall Hanging/Shadow Box

I painted a lid of a box (Glossy Box to be exact) with acrylic paint and used some left over Graphic 45 Magic of Oz papers. Put glossy accents on the moon. Used my ecraft for the writing (see how I had to squeeze in that extra ”L” oooops lol), lock and key and heat embossed them silver. Mini picture frame, cobwebs and glittery spiders from Dealz. I’m terrified of spiders but this one is glittery and cute so I it doesn’t freak me out too much ;) And used the chain off an old necklace to be able to hang it up

Glitter Spider from Dealz

Cob Web

Halloween Wall Hanging/Shadow Box