Friday, 17 May 2013
I have something a bit different to share today. I wanted to post this project mainly to have a record for myself....so forgive me if it is a bit indulgent ;-).
I made this for my sister Helen, I think for her wedding about 8 years ago. It is the second patchwork quilt I have made, and all designed myself. There is a mixture of hand and machine quilting, that can just be made out in the photos.
It is not quite the size of a full double, but digging out these photos again, I have to say I am getting ideas about perhaps attempting another one.
it takes a lot of planning, and a lot of time commitment......but so very worth it when you have set you mind to it.
I thank you for taking the time to pop by and look, I would love to know what you think, especially from the more experienced sewers among you.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Sunday morning at I hope we can inspire you to join in our new sketch challenge over at
# 156 - SUNDAY SKETCH & STAMP
Francesca has given us this super sketch, that would equally make stunning scrapbook pages, as well as cards.
Here is my card using the sketch.
I used a set of papers that seems to have been stashed away for years. I had a tidy up during the week and these were on my desk, so that's what I used. The Fairy stamp is a Crafters Companion stamp. I cut around the closest of the fairy wings and added a 'blob 'of silicone behind to 3D the image slightly, before adding fairy dust glitter to give that sparkle.
I created the background using my newest stamp additions from Sarah Hurley.
The trees clouds, grass and flowers are all Sarahs stamps (that can be found here) and were stamped with versamark and chalked, so there is a lovely pearly finish to them.
hopefully this close up you can see the raised and glittered wing.
Card blank - 8x8" craftwork cards
main image - Crafters Companion Angelica & friends stamp
background images - Sarah Hurley's Doodle Home stamps
Pebbles iridescent chalks
Spectrum Noir Pens -
Skin - FS1, FS4, FS7
Hair - TN1, EB2, EB6
Dress - PP1, BP1, blender
Grass - LG1, LG3, LG5
Thanks so much for looking, hope you can come and join us.
Monday, 6 May 2013
Well this Bank Holiday has been a long coming....and the promise of lovely T-shirt weather at the beginning of the week, has been shattered again.
oh well, onto all things crafty then, and today
this week we are asking you all to go MONOTONE
I have used an image from our sponsor above (who you are all familiar with I'm sure LOL!), Sassy Studio Designs
I used promarkers to colour this lovely lady, and more chance to practise those fabric folds.....they really take some mastering don't they.
The papers, and saying are from Sarah Hurley's digi kit Gatesby, that can be found here
Skin - almond, blush
Dress - tea green, duck egg, twilight sky
Hair - daffodil bloom, caramel
Hope you can come and join us at the challenge this week.
Thanks for looking, and any comment are very much appreciated, thank you.
We are sponsored by Milk Coffee Digi Images, and we have been lucky enough to have a couple of gorgeous images to use with our theme this week.
This month we want to play O's and X's with you
I chose a diagonal line Ribbon-Stamps-Gems/Bling
Red, budding rose, sandstone, satin, tea green, turquoise
thank you again for looking, and I hope you will be inspired to come and join in.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Good Morning, so today sees the first of many posts as a new design team member for Sarah Hurley.
The next challenge goes live today, and we would like to see your creations using
As this was my first outing with Sarahs design kits, I was spoilt for choice with many collections of digi papers, so I decided to collect up the blue papers over a number of kits and used serif craft artitst to create these hexagons (inspired by Sarah's 'All Sewn Up' digi kit., and the Tin man (coloured with promarkers) is from the 'Oz' Kit
Thanks for looking and I hope you'll come over and join in with the challenge too.
Morning, some exciting news to share with you, the new volume of Sarah Hurley's online magazine, The Lookbook, is now available and can be viewed here
I played a very small part in this volume and have a couple of projects but the rest of the team have worked wonders with Sarah's projects. There is something there for everyone to draw inspiration from.
Here is one of my projects featured in the magazine, using Sarah's digi kit, Bookworm.
I created the layout in Serif craft artist again.
Thanks for looking, and enjoy the rest of your day
Sunday, 28 April 2013
Good Morning, just a quick post from me this morning as I'm preparing sunday roast and rhubarb crumble ......yummmmmm!
I wanted to share with you my card made for the
challenge blog this week, where it is my turn to host and provide the sketch - I hope you like it, and fancy joining us over at the challenge.
And here is my card
card blank - 8x8" craftwork card
image - I think it is from the an Asian collection at the Stamp Man
(I've had it for years)
backing papers - Basic Grey (capella collection), Bazzil Bascis
dies - Spellbinders Bonsai Tree & flourish tree
Promarkers - pastel beige, frosted leaf, olive green, fresh meadow, promrose, umber, pastel blue, almond, putty
I hope you like what I have made today and thank you for visiting. I will make sure I return all your visits at some stage in the week
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