Wednesday 8 November 2017

Jewellery making, creativity and a whole lot of rambling.................

So its been quite some time since I posted anything here and although I still love card making I haven't made anything for about 3 years now!
I decided to pack all of my card making paraphernalia up and in the process I came across a huge box of jewellery making items. Now this stuff didn't just magically appear in the cupboard!
Jewellery making was once my other passion that got packed away because I just did not have the time for both card making and jewellery.
I started to tinker with the gems and metals that I found in my box and wow I had found my creativity again, something I though may have been gone for good.

I became so productive with my making that a year ago decided to set up an Etsy shop and try my hand at selling my pieces and I am please to say that things are not gong too bad.

So what did you call your Etsy shop I hear you ask? well Eskimo Frosting of course what else?

When I chose the name Eskimo Frosting or should I say when my husband chose the name Eskimo frosting years ago it was always meant to be for my jewellery making hobby/business but I switched to card making at the last minute. For quite awhile this blog has been dedicated to the art of card making. Well I'm about to switch again but I can't promise that the odd card or two won't find its way onto these pages!!!!

Starting today I am going to post items of jewellery that I make and also pieces that inspire me along with the odd basic tutorial on how to make items of jewellery like attaching a clasp and shaping an ear wire.

Lets start the post with the link to my Etsy shop

Lapis Lazuli sterling silver Charm bracelet

This is just one of the many pieces that can be found in my Etsy shop. 

I was inspired to make this bracelet after a wonderful trip to the Mayan Riviera this year with my family. All the colourful outfits the ladies were wearing and the turquoise blue sea lapping at the shore. I just new what I was going to do with these lovely beads and sterling silver and I have to say I am rather pleased with the way it came out, so much so that it nearly never made it to the shop!

Let me know what you think I would love your feed back. 

Until next time

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Anything but a card

Good afternoon fellow bloggers and welcome to another fabulous challenge over at
 Divas by Design.
Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Devils. To enter this challenge just show us any of your creations that are not cards "Anything but a Card"

Now I have to say that I struggle with the anything but a card challenges so I decided to go easy on myself and produce a tag for Christmas.

Card Recipe 
Image - Magnolia
25th stamp - Magnolia
Die cut bauble - Dream Cottage
Patterned papers - First Edition
Distress Markers
The Divas team have some gorgeous inspiration for you this week so do make sure you pay them a visit.
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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Under the Sea

Good morning. I have been missing in action for a while now on and off but hopefully things will pick up. It seems that every time a get one thing sorted another pops up. I have to say it has been quite a year so far. As some of you know I had a house fire at the start of the year that meant I was out of my home from January to June. Having got that sorted we decided to take a holiday July for a little R&R. We ha a lovely time in Mexico and recharged our batteries. On arriving home on the 4/8/14 I received a letter informing me that my employer will be asking for voluntary redundancies! That was a bit of a shock to the system I can tell you. Then on top of that I ended up in hospital this Sunday 17/8/14 with a mystery allergic reaction that made my head neck and arms swell up! I was prescribed Steroids and Antihistamines to take the swelling down. Fingers crossed it seems to be working but I don't look very attractive at the Mo! I definitely think I have had my run of bad luck for this year, hopefully things can only get better.

 Enough moaning and on to more pleasant things. We have a new challenge starting today over at Divas by Design which is Pretty Pearls Sponsored by Iva Nova Chest............................

 For my card I have used the new Prima papers Seashore. The Image is by Wee Stamps called Goldie. All of the die cuts have been cut with the Doohickey kit club No1 and the image has been coloured with Copic Markers. I think she would have looked better if I had used my Distress marker though?

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Thursday 10 July 2014

Things with Wings

Good afternoon everyone. Its been a long time since I posted any thing but hopefully I should be back and the straight and narrow now!.  I have had a terrible year so far and the icing on the cake was BT not being able to fix my internet for a month or more. Who knew how much life depended on having the Internet?

Back to the job in hand. Its challenge time at Divas by Design. So to be in with a chance of winning a prized supplied by Crafty Charlie (fantastic shop if you haven't already do take a stroll over there) all you have to do is create a project based on the theme Things With Wings.

For my card I have used Tilda papers. The shape was created by using a Go Kreate die. The gorgeous image is called Rowan fairy by Wee Stamps which has been coloured using copics.
Dies used
Go Kreate square
Spellbinders Circle
Spellbinders Scalloped circle
LaLa Land doily
Joy Crafts Butterfly boarder
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Thursday 29 May 2014

Good  morning everyone. Our Divas Challenge this week is a little late but I hope you will all join us today with a new challenge which is ..............................

Use any Magnolia stamp
Sponsored by
Card Recipe
papers - My Minds Eye
Stamp - Magnolia Tilda
Oval die - Spellbinders
Feather's die - Spellbinders
Card base cut using a Go Kreate Die
Doily die - LaLa Land
Boarder die -MFT dies

Marvelous Magnolias - Flourishes 
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Wednesday 14 May 2014

Anything but a Card

We have a new challenge at Divas by Design today
Which is
Anything but a card
Sponsored by
I thought I would show the cover of my latest memory book for this one. The pages are not quite finished yet but I am really please with the way the cover turned out. Once I have finished the pages I will blog them too but my crafting mojo is on a bit of a go slow at the moment so I don't know when that will be!
papers - sweet shop DCWV
Scrabble pieces
Frame die - Memory box
Image - Magnolia
Image coloured with Copics
The spine is embossed Bazzil paper
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Wednesday 30 April 2014

April Showers

Good afternoon fellow bloggers. I am a little late with this post as I had a meeting with my builders this afternoon. I haven't mentioned before but we had a house fire back in January and have been struggle with the insurance company ever since to get back into our home. Finally things are picking up pace and it looks like every thing should be finished in the next 6 weeks. My kitchen has been ordered today along with the bathroom and tiles. I can get on and start ordering my new furniture and carpets now. Anyway enough of my excuses here is todays post.

April Showers

Sponsored by

I dont have many images that would fit this challenge and as my printer has decided it wasn't talking to me I had to hunt around for images that I had already printed.
Well I struck lucky and came across this image that I had coloured up and meant to use a few weeks ago.

Papers - LOTV
Image - Teddy Beau
Inks - Copics
Flower - Spellbinders Die
Sentiment - Penny Black
Ribbon from stash

The design team have some fab inspiration for you this time so do check them out.

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Jewellery making, creativity and a whole lot of rambling.................

So its been quite some time since I posted anything here and although I still love card making I haven't made anything for about 3 years...