Saturday, 3 December 2011

Stickpins, Flowers and Ghouls.....Oh My!!

My Country Kitchen Collection of Flowers - Circles cut using Sizzix Circle Die

Felt Rolled Roses using Sizzix 3D Flower Die

Stickpins Galore!

Yes, I have more flowers to show.........as always but also some stickpins.  Now again this is heavy on the photos but its for my own records.  Im not gonna waffle ("Say What Girlfriend?".....said with an over exaggerated America accent!) as there are quite a few photos and I want to get through them all.  I know, I know......Loops not waffling......Tis a strange day indeed.

Admittedly some of the stickpins will NOT be to everyone's taste.  Those who follow my blog will know I dabble in a bit of Steampunk too (see altered guitar in a previous post) and some of the stickpins are a little Steampunkish/Gothic...ey style so Im very much aware that there are some who will not even give them the time of day.......BUT, I love'em.

So here we go........heres what Ive been up to....

Aw look.....theyre talking to each other!  These are my Ghoul Stickpins

"Hey....are you lookin' at me?"
 "Do you think my bum looks big in this?"  
I used some small seed beads to make it look like the vertebra on the spine.

Here are my Steampunk Stickpins.  Made using skulls made from what I think is a type of polished stones.   Awww look, they are all wearing wee dresses....arent they cute? Heehee

There we are.....some pretty stickpins

I think these are a polished stone or gem too.  Diamonte Stick pinks with pink and purple beads

Pretty Blue Stickpins, I love the beadcaps with the Diamonte heads

More individual designs - not a set as such, just random makes

Sadly the light hasnt shown how pretty the bead on the first stickpin is. But look, its wearing a pretty little crown!!  Little Winged Angel Stickpins.

I love these teeny wee butterflies

Large cracked glass bead was used for the last stickpin here with a crystal rondelle on top of it with a pearl head and bead cap.

Now these are long stickpins or is it tall??  I love these beautifully elegant bead caps,  if they can even be called bead caps. They are more like bead shrouds! 

Triple Pearl Beaded Stickpin approx 3 3/4 inch from top to tip -  they are long!

Nice view of the gorgeous beadcap

More pretty stickpins - not as long as the last ones

This one is quite steampunkish too with the wings and metal bead

Gorgeous crystal rondelle with a big acrylic clear bead with a metal butterfly bead and pretty spacers

Beautiful glass heart bead with metal spacers and pearl beads

Large glass bead, blue with white swirls, triple beads and metal spacers

Some of the flowers from my Country Kitchen Collection

One of my Fluffy Goodness Flowers with extra Fluffiness!  Also my pearl bling centres

These Fluffy Goodness Large Floating Meringues have extra Fluffiness compared to the last ones.  There is much more dimension to them.  White Satin and Lace.

The Country Kitchen Collection has lovely dimension to them too but not quite as high as the Fluffy Goodness flowers.  These are meant to be more delicate.

This is one of the large Pink and White Country Kitchen Collection Flowers.  I have them in Small, Medium and Large (not all shown)

Here is a Country Kitchen Collection Flower with the Pearl Bling Centre

I have used a pretty pink button with some Jute threaded through the button holes.  I think it is in keeping with the Country Kitchen feel.

These are the Small Felt Rolled Roses in red and pink

These are made from cutting felt using the Sizzix 3D Die with my Cuttlebug

You can see the large red rose size and shape in comparison to the smaller pink roses.  I used a glass pearl bead in the centre of the large rolled rose.

I hope you like all these even if some of the stickpins are a little scary looking!!  They'd look amazing on the cover of a Halloween Mini Album or a Halloween card or even if you had photos of the kids dressed up for Halloween and you wanted to alter a frame to put them in, the Ghoul Stickpins would look incredible on a frame.

Anyway, I hope you like the stickpins along with my Country Kitchen Collection Flowers and Rolled Roses.  They are all very fun to make and surprisingly relaxing to make too.......other than the odd shout and scream when I burn myself with my glue gun.......but that is soon to be rectified.....watch this space......Ohhhh whatever could she mean??  You'll find out soon....hopefully!

Thanks for stopping by folks.  Any questions, please ask either by leaving a comment below or contact me through my Email Button above on the right hand sidebar.

Toodles Noodles,

Loops xx



53 comments:

  1. Love love love them all Lee, the stickpins are amazing and the flowers soooo pretty, absolutely fabulous!!! Love Jayne. x x

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  2. as usual your flowers are lovely =) however i absolutely LOVE your stickpins, especially the little ghoulies!! how do you make them? they are so fab, i never considered trying to make my own before but yours are so gorgeous. kim xx

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  3. OMG you talented woman!!!!!!!!!! love your pins, yes even your goth ones am I mad too! lol only joking hun, gorgeous flowers too, brill,hugs Liz xx

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  4. Ли , цветы красивы ,как всегда!
    И такаи разные и потрясающе волшебные stickpins !

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  5. Wow Lee they are all fabulous
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  6. Your stickpin are amazing, even the ghoulish ones, lol, different, but def steampunk, love it!!! Do you use plain pins and then just add , we don;t get pins that long here to use as such, they all have a bead of some sort on top. The long, really long, lol, beadcap they actually use when they do jewellery with a few strands of string/ect , then tie it with one strand remaining and that is put through the hole, hides the knot(knots that are glued)...........:))
    Another batch of utterly delicious looking flowers, wow, girl you are talented, love them!!
    lotsa luv

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  7. wow love them all, especially the ghoul ones! x

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  8. wow absolutely stunning the felt flowers are so cute and the long pins like icicles are gorgeous, congrats on winning with ur box below.
    Chris x

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  9. Hi Lee, these are all so gorgeous hun. I love the very pretty flowers and the amazing array of stickpins. Love the beautiful beads you have worked wonders as always. :o)

    Donna x

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  10. Wow Lee how fab are your ghoul stickpins - I'm not particularly into steam punk but these absolutely rock Mrs!! All yor creations are just gorgeous as ever and huge congrats on winning with your recycled chocolate box it so deserved it.
    Hugs Laurie x

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  11. Ok ok what's the deal with the glue gun !?!?!? Tell me!!!!!!!!!

    Aside from your dazzling creativity, your imagination is out of this world!!! Your stick pins are talking to each other OMG pardon me but I look like a nut watching my screen and laughing out loud!!!

    I love everything but may I say that the skulls got my attention!! With 18 & 19 year old boys, you seak those little embellies making any creation stunning but still manly!

    Great job Lee xox

    Tammy

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  12. Oh Lee i love looking at your blog! the stick pins are beautiful i had to lol at the skull one's!!.My fav thing is flowers and i just love the one's you have created well done your very talented!

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  13. WOW Lee..Fabulous selection of stick pins and stunning flowers, love them all.
    Wendy xx

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  14. Lee you are so talented, I love everything you have made, I love the girly stuff, but being an ex goth girl I LOVE the skulls.
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  15. Lee you have been super busy and these really are stunning hugs Rebekah xx

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  16. Glad you are back, sweetie! Loving every single piece that you have shown today :)

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  17. Oh my Giddy Aunt Lee love coming here!!!!! Wow love those flowers and stick pins!!!!!!! You are so very talented!!!!!! Hope you get your little package soon!!!!!!

    Hugs Linda

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  18. That is lovely, thanks for sharing, and thanks for the shout out for Pixie, good luck!

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  19. Wow lots of work there. Such beautiful flowers and i love your stickpins.Yes all of them specially the ghoul ones and the one with the crown and the shroud one! You are very talented.
    Hugs xx

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  20. Oooh Lee your creations are absolutely gorgeous - well maybe not the scarey ones..... but I LOVE the triple stickpins... those long beadcaps are FAB!
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  21. oh Lee, stunning pins and gorgeous flowers I could oggle at them all day and in the American accent "you put it down girlfriend"
    Hugs Kate xx

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  22. WOW LEE

    what fantastic country flowers, they are perfect!!! and the stickpins are a joy to look at, I love them all
    Tilly

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  23. Wow I love these stickpins and my daughter would love the scary ones. I like the pretty ones though. Beautiful creations xx

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  24. More beautiful flowers Lee, I've done some like your felt roses, they look so pretty. Love your stick pins too, am gonna have a try at these one day!
    Wendy x

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  25. All your creations are really STUNNING.I adore the pins,soooo Beautiful.Hope all well with you.Hugs xxx

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  26. wow these are all fantastic lee.i really love the fab ghoul pins ;D

    xx coops xx

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  27. Pictures are good Lee, don't apologies.

    These are all "fabulouuuuuuuuuuuuuus darling" (I am hoping you are a strictly fan, otherwise you will think I've totally lost the plot.

    Have a good Sunday.

    B x

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  28. Fab embellishments love the felt rolled roses and the stickpins are awesome
    Lindsay xx

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  29. I have an award for you on my blog :)
    Hugs Kate xx

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  30. Wow these are Fabulous love them but..... not to sure about the skull pins everything else fab fab fab.. Chris xx

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  31. These are all totally awesome!!! xx Jenny xx

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  32. Lee: I am SO IN LOVE with these creations. Being very honest, I'm not into the ghouls pins, but the rest are simply heavenly. I wish I could buy some from you or make a trade. I'm just drooling. I so wish you were state side to keep shipping costs down. I'm completely impressed with your work.
    Hugs!
    Karen
    karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  33. Wow, have you ever been busy! Gorgeous flowers and I love your stick pins - yes, even the ghouls that are talking to each other lol!

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  34. Wow what a busy bunny you have been. Gorgeous pins and flowers.. Have fallen in love with them all..
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  35. Hi Lee, Hope all is well with you,
    Love the felt flowers, Stunning, and the stick pins well what can i say they are all gorgeous,
    Brilliant.

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  36. Oh my goodness Lee you've been at it again! You do some marvelous work you really do, they are all brilliant, even the skull headed pins lol, love them! hugs Teresa xx

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  37. Oh WOW they are fabulous Lee, i love them
    Hugs Lorna xx

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  38. Wow Lee, I love your photos-they always make me so envious :-)Really gorgeous work as usual :-) Have a lovely week :-) Elaine-xxx-

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  39. OMG!!!! Lee all these are just Amazing love them all you are so so talented.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  40. Oh Lee you are so talented you amaze me each time I visit with even more beautiful things you've made,I love them...
    Mandy x

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  41. Hi Lee....I love the stick pins, they are all so beautiful. All your creations are wonderful.
    Debbie x

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  42. Wow Lee! How spectacular are all these pins! Love them all, I started using pins in my cards but they're not as nice as these! Hope your button machine arrived safely too! Xxx

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  43. Lovely things! You have been busy! Are these for a craft show or something?

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  44. Sorry I am only getting back to you now, well the jewellery class I go to college if you have a local one, get there prospectus and they will have all the classes listed, plus you get a student card now and i can use it in shops for clothes etc, great fun, now for the patchwork it is also at college but i have started going to the spinning wheel in Belfast an hour on a fri afternoon, I am doing a table runner for xmas its quite nice, you can make anything you want, its 10.00 but you get all your materials pins needles thread as you go along, very good I think, becuse if you where to go in and buy everything I got it would have been more than that and with no tutition, the jewellry class is 90.00 for 15 wks but you have to have your own stuff, hope this helps, have a great week.
    Chris x

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  45. Hi Lee & Hubby,
    Thank you soooo much for taking the time to comment on the problem I had yesterday,I really appreciate it...I'm not techie at all and this sort of thing really worries me....
    Mandy x

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  46. AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaa how did I miss this???? Absolutely fantastic Lee. Your ghoul stickpins are the BEST steampunk project I have seen (and that includes Tim Holtz steampunk tag today!!). SO Original! They are just brilliant!! Love all your stickpins, and love the little wings, and the flowers. My goodness girl, you have about 10 blogposts worth there!!! Oh this is so wonderful and I can't gush enough about it. Definitley gonna give you a link today - now get entering some more challenges :-)
    P.S. Thank you so much. LOVE the grungepaper to work with. What have you done???? :-))))

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  47. Hi Lee...how on earth did I miss this post? You have been busy! You could start your own little shop with all your wares.They are gorgeous, all in their own way.
    A couple of mornings ago I was reading down through some comments on Coops blog and when I reached yours (re NI crafters)I seriously choked on my Bran Flakes - had to clean the keyboard!!! You are so funny!!! And thanks so much for being so complimentary!!! You make me blush!! Ruth x

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  48. Hi Lee, thank you for following my blog and your lovely comments! Your stick pins are absolutely great and I love your beautiful felt roses too! xx

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  49. Your homemade goodies are always a delight...love the homespun look of the first blooms and the elegance of the white ones! Your pins are all so unique and pretty too! xx

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  50. What a great selection Lee - I particularly love the rolled felt flowers - just my cup of tea! xx Jill B

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  51. You've been really busy again, some great pins here. Sorry I've been a bad blogger this week, not been on here much and been using scheduled posts! Jx

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  52. wow what a beautiful set of creations , you are so talented well done xx

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Helloooooo! Anybody out there??!! Hey....there you are! Thanks for leaving a comment and stopping by my Blog. Lee x