Thursday, 22 March 2012

It's been a while!

Hello, it's been a fair while since I last did any sort of blogging so I thought I'd best pop by and update it.  I'm still crafting when I can but it's not just cards anymore as I've been bitten by the knitting/crochet bug.  So my craft room now seems to have lots of wool/cotton stuffed in it along with the paper/stamps/dies etc . . . Ooops!  Anyway, the latest addiction I blame my sister for.  She got me trying to knit again which in turn got me looking at lots of lovely wool, knitting a few scarfs and even a cardi (will need to take some photos some time and post them ). . . . which then in turn got me back into my crocheting again. and that is where we are now.  I'm in full on crochet mode at the moment.  Here's a cushion cover I crocheted using lots of odd bits of wool I had laying around.  It was my first attempt, so not perfect.





I've since made another one which is neater/prettier which I will photo and show soon (she says!).  and have also just finished making a bag.  Basically "hooking" mad at the moment (I find it quicker than knitting and more me).  Will post photos of that some time soon too.  So, even though I may not be around much I am still crafting away in 1 form or another.  Hope you all are too.

a few more cards

Whipped this one up for my B-I-L (stamp used Magnolia) back in Jan,
another one for my sister (Stamp used: Humphrey's corner),
and then these 2 were just for the box of cards I have for sale, in the shop as stocks were getting low and I've not been making enough to replace them (stamps used: High hopes & Stampavie)!



Wednesday, 5 October 2011

sushi anyone?

Some bits I made for my neice before she left for Uni back in Sep last year. She's a huge sushi fan so crocheted some for her, just for fun :)





The egg one is her favourite so made her a mini one too :)
and then just decorated a plain notice board with some paint, felt flowers and lots of stamps




still crafting :)










Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Togetherness

O.K My third and last post for tonight. Then I'll save the rest for tomorrow. This cute image ('Greeting Farm' stamp set) has been sitting on my desk for months waiting for me to turn into a card. It was coloured in (with Copics, what else?) and had the matching bits of pattened paper (Basic Grey) but for some reason it just sat there until I finally had enough and just bit the bullet and whipped this up.

So nothing fancy, just used some fab dies (heart doily is Cheery Lynns, flowers and leaf flourish is MFT dienamics range) and some chocolate pearl half gems with a bit of ribbon - job done.


and that, is all I have for today.

Minion

See, told ya I'd be back soon.  This time with a bit of crochet.  Wanted to crochet a Minion (after watching Despicable Me) so googled and found this fab free pattern on Wolfdreamer's blog (don't you just love the internet?!).   So, thank you Wolfdreamer!  I tweaked the pattern slightly and made mine short and squat and also used felt for his mouth and love the finished result :D  In real life he only stands about 4" tall and currently resides on my hubby's desk!


I also managed to finish knitting my first scarf for hubby but have yet to take a photo of that.  Will try and get round to doing that sometime and maybe get him to model it for me LOL.  I do have another fun crochet project I finished for my niece which I will post maybe tomorrow and I am currently attempting to crochet a cardigan, so will let you know how I get on with that.


Something different and back to basics

Hello there.  Again, long time no speak - I keep uploading posts and saving them meaning to do a quick write up and then post it but before I know it, I've got 3 or 4 of them sitting there and weeks/months have gone by.

Big Oops!  So, here's the first of the backlog of crafty things I have made since my last post.

This was a birthday card I made for hubby's sister.  Wanted to do a non cute card and I knew I wanted to try out some silhouette stamps I bought just for such a non cute occasion.  (I got them from Stamp addicts - after seeing them by chance in one of their newsletters and knew I HAD to have them!)  No colouring either!  Just good old stamping and heat embossing.

The image has been stamped and embossed with black holographic embossing powder and then I have just masked a circle of the sun and sponged the background with various distress inks.  To be honest, the colours aren't what I had in mind but I just went with it then just found some co-ordinating cardstock and papers to mat and layer it.  The sentiment has been punched out with my ATB tapewriter which I haven't used for ages and I've just added some orange gems either end to finish.

Right, will be back with more shortly!


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