Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Lampshade Redo and Some Flowers

A few weeks ago, I decided I was going to redo the lampshades in my den. I looked on Pinterest and found all kinds of great ideas. Here is one of my favorite ideas:

You can find it on Charity Wedding website.

I finished it last weekend and just got around to posting the pictures. Here is my lampshade before:

Here it is after:

It look a while to cut out all the fabric circles but I love how it came out! I cut like 500 circles out of the muslin/burlap look fabric, twisted them a bit and glued them on the lampshade with craft glue. Took about 4 hours total with my oldest daughter's help for about 1/2 that time. I am linking this up to the diyshowoff website - it is sooo cool!

Today I did the Queen for the Day and the Featured Stampers challenges on Split Coast Stampers. Here are my cards:

The first card is for the Queen for the Day (QFTD185) and HERE is Pat's card I cased. I also did this card for the MIX37 challenge on SCS which is to make gridirons on a die cut or stamped image. I did some flowers with gridirons and then I doodled some more of the flowers. I love how the flowers came out.

This last card is for the Featured Stamper challenge. Imastamper is the FS this week on SCS and THIS is the card I cased. I used MFPs, Glad Glads image and sentiment. Hope you are having a wonderful day!



  1. WOW Nancy!! I'm totally thrilled with that lampshade makeover!!! I'll bet it looks gorgeous when it's all lit up too! It looks way too cumbersome for my efforts, but I love what you did with it! Your cards are gorgeous too with such beautiful images and colors! You're a crafty genius hard at work:)

  2. Thank you for your lovely comment and wow that is one fabulous lamp such time and patience you have and beautiful cards too
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Goodness, Nancy, you are really creating some wonderful things these days. It would probably take me six months to do that lampshade and who knows what it would look like when I finished.
    Love, love how you doodled on your QFTD card...must have been going to the mix challenge, too. It's super duper and so pretty. I saw and commented on the other gorgeous card on SCS.

    Roll Tide!

  4. Gasp! Nancy! Your lampshade is gorgeous! Wow! It looks like so much work, but its simply beautiful!
    Speaking of beautiful, just look at those gorgeous flower cards that you created for your, "Queen of The Day" posts! I love the deep purple flowers you created and the pink is gorgeous against the soft yellow background.
    I know that its been a long time. I have a nasty autoimmune disease that I've been dealing with. I'm doing well right now.
    Sending big warm hugs across the miles, Sheryl

  5. Wow Nancy, you are on some creative roll! The lampshade is absolutely fantastic and the card is gorgeous!

  6. April, aren't you the busy gal! No supper getting made on that kitchen counter with all your projects and cards. LOVE the lampshade project, what a beautiful difference, just stunning. And both cards are such lovely colors and wonderful images.


  7. Wow, you're been extremely creative. The lamp shade is gorgeous, as are your cards. Love the deep purple of the first one and the fat tag background is perfect for the image on the second one.

  8. stunning cards nancy.your floral images and designs are beautiful and i love your fabulous lampshade, its look so stylish :D

    xx coops xx

  9. OMG Nancy that lampshade is STUNNING!!! Super jealous of it.
    I love your cards as well loving the rich plumb/purple colour you have used on your first card, but I love the shape of the second card, if I was one of your customers I would not be able to choose which card to buy, so I would have to get them all.
    Also can I just say - loving the name of your blog, and the fact that your creations are photographed on your kitchen counter.. brilliant idea.
    Kelly xxx

  10. Lovely cards as always - totally gorgeous flowers :) But I'm so super impressed by the lampshade!! You must have a lot of patience as well as some wonderful creative skills!

  11. That lamp shade is awesome. It looks gorgeous-who knew right!!! Rags to riches is what I say. I love the thrift store for Your cards are gorgeous too. I love the shading, coloring, and texture. Just beautiful.
    Bear Hugs,