This is my make for the February Crafts Beautiful Forum bookmark swap. The theme is "bunnies" . It is my turn to host the swap this month and I was delighted when the vote went in favour of bunnies so I can use some of the cute stamps I have acquired over the years. I also used some of my new Whispers pens, and a metal carrot button that I have had for ages and never got round to using. I also punched out a bunny shape at the bottom and backed it with some flocked plastic from the lining of a set of jams and biscuits I got for Christmas - so far I've reused the basket, ribbon and now the lining and I haven't even touched the biscuits yet! It has been great to see the other bookmarks arriving. There are some lovely interpretations of the theme. I think I will take a photo of them all before I swap them round and send them all out again. I still have about 10 more to come yet, hope they arrive soon!
This is my entry for the third jewellery challenge The theme is "Hearts or Red" and I have combined the two in this netted seed bead necklace. It sorely tried my patience when I was making it but I am pleased with it now I have finished. It is a pattern from my jewellery class from a couple of years ago, by Gillian Ashwell. I will be wearing it on Valentine's Day! It's also entered in the seed bead challenge on the Crafts Beautiful forum.
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...
I made this bag charm for the February swap on the Crafts Beautiful forum. The theme was red - I went all out for a Valentine's Day theme with a beautiful big red glass heart from Jules Gems (now sadly no longer with us - I really do miss that website!) and some orphan red beads and silver charms from Firemountain Gems. I hope the recipient likes it and I can't wait till I see what I receive myself. I do love the swaps, they are great fun. I am now making a couple of ATCs for another swap, again with a Valentine motif. Its about time I got round to making a card then!
Now I can post a picture of the 40th birthday card I made for Janice the other week, now she has (hopefully) received it as it was her birthday yesterday. Happy birthday Janice!
Its snowing again! I thought we'd got away with it this time as the promised overnight snow didn't come, but about 7.30am it started and is still coming down thick and fast! I don't think the main road was gritted last night either so I'm gald I'm not going anywhere today. Our trip up to St Annes at the weekend has had to be postponed in case we get stuck up there and there is nobody to feed the cats.