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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Another Black & White

Hi everyone,

Another post already!  I am on a roll this week..

This one is for the Joanna Sheen black and white challenge: http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/black-and-white.html

and House Mouse & Friends Challenge #HMFMC138 - "I Love You *Sew* Much!"

The image is from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Project Book 1, I just printed it in greyscale.  The black and white patterned background is some Kanban cardstock (I believe) from my old stash  cut into strips.   I gathered and stitched some cotton lace to a strip of black ribbon to make a border, added some Kort & Godt pearls, some papermania black gems, a little ricrac braid and a white ribbon bow to embellish.  The little heart charm is from a tiny craft shop (a holiday find) and the scissors from a poundshop, (I put the scissors on a little chain to make them dangle and give some movement).

Thank you for looking

Monday, 18 February 2013

Spring - MOJO281


I thought I would have a go at a new challenge (to me) this week as I am on half-term break.  I have followed the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge blog for a while but never been brave enough to enter a card.  Armed with my new collection of First Edition paper pads and inspired by the lovely colours in Spring Drop I thought I would give it a go:

The purple flower I have had in my stash for a few years, not even sure where it came from now.  The ribbon was from some posh Christmas crackers we had this year (waste not want not eh?).  The rest is from the paper pad, even the little sticker in the centre of the flower.

Hope you like, I really enjoyed making it, off to enter the challenge now, why not have a go?  


Sunday, 17 February 2013

Have A Hoot

Hi everyone,

Nice to see the sun shining here today, hope you have it too, could almost believe Spring is on the way - my daffodil bulbs have buds on them!

A bit late with my blog updating and hopping this week, but here is my creation:

I had a job to get a decent photo of this one, the colour is a very pale pink.  Made from two sheets of a First Editions Sweet Owl 8" x 8" paper pad and some acetate.  The individual  letters are Crealies alphabet diecuts, and a computer generated sentiment and some eyelets complete the card.

Off to go and take part in Docrafts leapblog now, happy crafting!

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Something Different

Hi everyone,

Another acetate card this week, this time an A5 with a printed acetate window.  I like the classic black and white combination so for this simple card I printed a black flower pattern on my acetate before making the window using Grand Nesties Labels 11 for the aperture and two layers.  The black centre layer is a Marianne frame die, the computer generated sentiment is edged with a glitterations peel-off to give it a bit of sparkle, matching the flowers which were a poundshop buy (I think, been in my box for a while) finished with a little gemstone brad.

I have also been making something a bit different for me:

And a little close-up to show the detail more:

I quite enjoyed making these kusudama flowers from a tutorial here:  http://foldingtrees.com/2008/11/kusudama-tutorial-part-1/
I may even make a small bouquet of them for Mother's Day this year, probably in brighter colours though!  I added some punched flowers and a bead to finish the bamboo skewer stems, you could even colour the stems if you wanted.

I went on to make the kusudama ball too, very time-consuming and a bit fiddly to stick together, but I like it. I can make the flowers sitting in front of the tv now I have learnt the technique.  

Hope you like them.  Have a good weekend!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

February Already....

Hi everyone,

Another man's card for me this week, eeek!!!!  A cute House Mouse decoupage from Joanna Sheen House Mouse Project Book.  I gave mine more of a masculine feel by using a black card blank and keeping it quite plain.  I kept the cheesy backing paper to make the insert. Hope its not too pastel for a male?

This second simple little card (only 12cm square) was an experiment really, trying out an acetate window.  I used nestie marvellous squares dies to cut the aperture and one layer, a Nellie Snellen square layer with a little piece of glitter paper behind and a Craftwork Cards butterfly, embellished with a few red and clear gems.  I was quite pleased with the result and will be making more of a similar design soon I hope.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend, its been a gloriously sunny, if rather cold, day here today.

Thank you for looking!