Sunday, 16 August 2009
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
I've been whipping up quite a few makes for the Crafts Beautiful swaps and there have been a few birthdays this month too. I was particularly pleased with the ice cream sundae, which is for the daughter of a friend and is the first time I've used acetate in a card too. The cross stitch ATCs and the Easter themed ATCs are for this month's Crafts Beautiful swaps.
I have been dying to have a go with the DMC Desire wire for ages so I bought a reel but didn't really know what I was going to use it for, then it all came together and I used it for the stamens of the flower.
Monday, 6 April 2009
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Wednesday, 1 April 2009
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Tuesday, 17 March 2009
I have just finished my green and gold bracelet for the Crafts Beautiful March jewellery swap and the first of (I hope) a new swap, fat pages. I made the bracelet with some of the beads I won in Artyme's seed beed challenge a few weeks ago (the green ones) and memory wire.
I really enjoyed making my first ever fat page; the theme was flowers and I wanted a vintage rose effect. Some of the lace and ribbons came from the embellishment swap a few weeks ago and I had this project in mind at the time. I had my fingers crossed that flowers would win the poll! I love it when a plan comes together!
Monday, 16 March 2009
The theme for the bookmark is bright spring colours, so I chose a paper I was given in a RAK as a starting point, the cut some letters on my Craft Robo in Jokerman font and added some diecut tulips I have had for ages and some gems.
The theme for this month's ATC swap is Animals. I made some fluffy flocked sheep (and clouds to match - the sheep are on a cream base and the clouds are white) and a cute Highland cow from some rugwool I have had for mumblety-mumble years wrapped round some card.
Two swaps down then, I still need to do the jewellery swap, also I need to think about the cross stitch ATC swap for next month and a fat page for another new swap. I've never made fat pages before, they are 4"x4" and heavily embellished (hence fat!) so I think I'll have to have a practice go first. The theme is Flowers and I have got a couple of ideas floating round my head already.
Sunday, 15 March 2009
They are made from silver tubes and Swarovski bicone and top-drilled bicones in Tanzanite, Violet and Violet Opal. The ear wires have tiny Tanzanite crystals inset into them too. I made the set to go with my purple velvet party dress, and they really do catch the light when I wear them.
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Monday, 23 February 2009
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Sunday, 8 February 2009
These ATCs are for the February swap in the Crafts Beautiful forum, the theme is fairly obviously Valentine's Day! The hearts are stitched onto the backing paper in a variety of red seed beads. I tried bugles for one but that didn't work so well as the curves were not very smooth.
This larkpur ATC was created as a thank you for the host of the swap, in 3D decoupage, flat backed crystals and glitter glue. Off to get them in the post now...
Friday, 6 February 2009
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
I have been trying to sort out my craft room so when I found some tins in the cupboard while looking for jars for my marmalade I decided to cover them in pretty paper and recycle them as storage pots. Well I suppose every little helps!
And I also made a toilet roll holder for the bathroom, making a pattern from one I bought in Rhodes that is in the downstairs loo. The fabric was left over from a duvet cover I made when I started university so that must be 30 years ago! See, everything comes in useful eventually!
I made this for my Father-in-Law's birthday next week. He is a tram fanatic and lives near Blackpool so I found a photo of a Blackpool tram, printed it several times and decoupaged it.
And this is a card I made last week, for a friend but couldn't post it until he had opened it! He likes music, books and wine and I managed to find some images that combined them all.