Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It's raining but we don't care

365 Cards - Day 30- In Pieces -Use an image on the outside of the card and use it again on the inside but in a different way.
I've used just the flower inside and added a stem.

The image is from Rachelle Anne Miller, Stampavie.

SophistiCat challenge 28 -Raining Cats and Dogs- These little creatures are safe and dry.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Messing about on the water

365 Cards - Day 29 -A Certain Sentiment and that would be 'Hang in There'.

These small children have picked the wrong day to be out on the water,you can see from their hair it's obviously very windy bringing dark clouds.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Black and White

Over at Crafty Catz challenge 25 is to use the colour White with one other colour.The black circle and star are flat backed gems. The silhouette stamp is part of a pack I bought last week.


365 Cards - Day 28- Super Sketchy Sunday. Heres my little card using the layout provided.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rabbit Pattern

I've updated yesterdays posting below and added the pattern and very basic instructions.I'm sure you will add other elements and come up with something better than mine.Happy crafting.


365 Cards- Day 27 - I'm Touched -arrange at least 8 elements and overlap in 2 places.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easter bunny

This is very easy to make.I've used felt as it doesn't fray but you can use fabric if you over lock it well or iron it onto some interfacing.I sew mine by hand but you could use the sewing machine.

Once you have cut two of each pattern piece sew the inner ear pieces on to the head.
I sew the nose and mouth at this stage. I used a small piece of pink felt for the nose but sometimes I just sew a nose with pink cotton.
Sew the 2 head pieces together leaving a small gap to add the filling.Once you are happy with the filling sew the gap up.I use black beads for the eyes but you could use buttons or just sew something quirky and cute.I use extra strong thread and once the bead is secure I take the thread right through the head to back and pull it tight to give a little shape.

Sew the 2 bodies together again leaving a gap to add the filling.The amount of filling is a personal choice but don't overfill.

The head is attached with a hot glue gun.Hold the body upright on flat surface with one hand ,balance the head against it so the rabbits chin is touching the flat surface.I only glue a section between the eyes and the nose to the body not the whole head.

Using the hot glue gun I attached a large fluffy tail.If you have some white wool you can make a pom pom.

My husband has a wicked sense of humour.I asked him If I should post the pattern for this little cutie ,he laughed and said you wouldn't know what is was. If you need to make something quickly for next weekend then 6 pieces are all that's needed.If you haven't all died laughing I will post the pattern and instructions tomorrow.


I hope you are all having a good Saturday ,I seem to be having a very relaxed day but have managed to get lots of small jobs done.
365 Cards- Day 26- Recipe- 5x5 card
3 circles
2 squares
1 ribbon
a sentiment
As soon as I saw this challenge I remembered this great paper and decided I could make the whole card with it.My bicycle and parts of the sentiment are raised on sticky pads.

Friday, March 26, 2010

A bit of sparkle

365 Cards -day 25 - DIY sparkle.I've used 3 brads all with added glitter.
The Creative Cottage- challenge 3 - Sparkle - Less is more in this case,just used sparkle brads.
The Play Date Cafe - challenge 22 -Colour challenge -Pale Blue,Grey and Magenta.I'm not sure if this is magenta or not.

The image is from Digi Kitty.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Little Boy Blue

Polka Doodles challenge- week 11- A sketch and theme of blue and brown. I've used a stencil on the base card and used blue and brown to add the diamond effect.It's hard to see on the picture but I've paper pieced the dark brown patches,his mittens and his boots.I've added a couple of snowflakes as I think he would be good for Christmas or a Winter Birthday.
The image is from Renate at Hobby Paleis.

Pink 'n' Blue

It's Thursday already and yet another quick post, no time to chat.Have a great day. 365 Cards -Day 24 -Terrific Ten.-Ten or more papers on your card. You can see mine above.My first thought was to cut a few squares and stick punched heart shapes on them,that was the easy option.I decided on a mandala card and all the pieces are hand cut using my Hot off the Press template. I added a couple of blue papers to add a little contrast.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring colours

Creative Inspirations -challenge 52-white,Yellow and Green .
The layout is from the challenge Sugar Creek Hollow.
SophistiCat- challenge 27 -Mint Green ,Lilac ,plus one other colour and flowers.
S2G challenge 48 -spring is in the Air -Use pastel colours.
Digital Tuesday challenge 51 -Happy Spring.
The image is Anya from The Greeting Farm.


Vintage wallpaper

365 Cards -Day 23 -Stencil it- I've used a plastic decorating stencil for the diamonds and part of a brass stencil to make my card.As usual I had no idea when I started what the end result would be.I was thinking vintage wallpaper. I aged a cream card with gold before I started stencilling.I decorated a spare piece of card with the same design, stamped the sentiment and attached with ribbon.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Who's that in the tree ?

365 Cards -Day 22 -Movie Monday-the new release of Alice in Wonderland starring the very talented Johnny Depp is our inspiration for today. By now you should know who's in the tree.

Still not sure ,why it's the Cheshire Cat. As soon as the card was finished I realised I could have done so much more. I should have made a sliding screen at the back of the tree to cover up the cat completely. Too late now.
The image is from S2G.

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Spring Flower

I hope you all had a good weekend ,the men are back in the garden this morning so I am going along to my local craft store for a free card making demo. It has an Asian theme so I hope it will inspire me .

365 Cards -Day 21 - Super sketchy Sunday .This was a lovely simple sketch ,I've used peels off to create my card. I stuck the flower outlines to card and raised with sticky dots .Ribbon and pearls finish it off.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Bells

Apologies for the photo I should have closed the blinds to keep out the sun.
365 Cards- Day 20 - Lets make some noise- Bells ,beads,rice,anything as long as it makes a noise .My first thought was wedding bells but I just love anything Christmas related . Reindeer and Christmas tree from my friend Jeanne.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fabric Flowers

365 Cards Day 19 -Imagine this -Cotton.

When I think cotton I think fabric because I enjoy sewing.My flowers are made from cotton print fabric and lace with a sparkly brad.
This is my second attempt at a card for this challenge so if you think this one is rubbish you should have seen the first one. It would be lovely if I could have a whole week when I liked all the cards I made.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bloomin Beautiful

This card covers a few challenges
Delightful Inspiration - Free image- Faith is very generous with her creations.
Daisy Doodles challenge 4- Artist choice but must include a digital image.
Cute Daisy May- anything goes
The Creative Cottage-Challenge 2 - Flowers
Crafty Catz - challenge 24 - Spring -It's time to plant those seeds.

Pretty in Pink

This was my final selection of papers to chose from ,the pink and orange vellum on the left reminds of the beautiful saris I've seen in India but it had to go.Two of the papers I've used were given to me by my lovely friend Jeanne in South Australia. You can never have too many friends like that.

How many times have you looked at your craft stash and said "I'm not buying anymore stuff".We all have I'm sure ,but when you're given a challenge that involves different paper designs we never have enough.

365 Cards challenge Day 18- Plentiful Paper,Use 3 or more of these Gingham,Paisley,Plaid,Houndstooth or Toile.

Just Hello

Happy Friday out there.I've had a busy week ,my garden has been full of men disrupting my usual peace and quiet.They've laid a new drive and landscaped the gardens areas,it's very tidy but not nice to look at.I'm a bit of a wilderness person myself ,I asked my husband if we should gather together all the snails to keep them safe until the work was finished,he declined to comment. We have much needed rain this morning,a sound I love to hear.The rest of the week has been sunny and very warm,this sunset picture was taken from our deck on Wednesday evening ,the light colour across the bottom of picture is the Tamar river. I haven't enhanced or tampered with the pic in anyway it was just a beautiful sky.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Black 'n' Red

365 Cards-Day 17 - Twinches - My 2x2 is decorated with an image from My Grafico,the background paper I've had for so long I don't remember where it came from which is a shame as I would like another sheet.

A New Arrival

I was so busy making cards yesterday I didn't even say hello when I posted on my blog.If you were celebrating St. Pats Day I hope the hangover is not too bad and for the rest us it's always good to get to Wednesday,half way to the weekend. I've taken quite a shine to the vintage images on offer at Digital Two for Tuesday.I hope I can make something with the second image which is also baby related.

I wasn't sure how best to add a little detail to the drapes ,I finally decide a fine line of glue and a little glitter.It works for me.
Sophisticat- challenge 23 - New Beginnings
My Time To Craft -challenge 83- Lovely lace -the trim and the ribbon are cut from a net curtain.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

When Love conquers all

365 Cards- Day 16 -Opposites Attract. The elephant image is from Dustin Pike and I've added the little mouse.

Double Trouble

PaperPlay challenge- Week 10 -Seeing Double.

Crafty Catz challenge 23- Something for the Boys.

I really set myself a challenge with this one.My cutting skills with scissors or a craft knife are not very good.I printed this cute image from Sliekje twice ,the second image I mounted on stiff card and attached him with sticky pads for a 3D effect.I've used 4 red eyelets across the top.

Cheshire Cat

S2G challenge- Twisted Thursday-Cheshire Cat .I love this cheeky grinning cat. The papers were all free from a magazine.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Easter Bunnies

Come and join us at Digi Kitty with our Easter theme. If you played along last week you will already have your image ,if not pop along to our shop .When you enter you will get another image free. I had already coloured my little bunny but couldn't find just the right paper so this is gift wrap on my card.

Easter Greetings

Apologies for the bad photo,my card is actually prettier than it looks here. The colours are inspired by a photo at 365 Cards which is Day 15 - Ad Inspired.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Present Time

The start of a new week and lots of challenges to come.I don't normally do much Iris folding but I like the designs by Michelle Powell. This gift with its quirky bow caught my eye.

I've used none traditional colours for this Christmas card so you could use it for any occasion.
Susie and Vikki's Christmas Club- challenge 8- Presents and Gifts

Ribbon and Pearls

365 Cards -Day 14 super Sketchy Sunday-All the papers are from Heidi Grace.The flower is made from felt,a pack of 6 in different shades of brown and the pearls all from my local discount store.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Day 13 -Dimensions

I've choosen the two hearts as my dimension bits.

365 Cards day 13 -A Whole New Dimension-The image is from Digital Doodling. A good crafter nevers wastes anything ,as you can see I've saved the punched corner bits and stuck them on my card.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Circle Frenzy

365 Cards - Day 12 - Circle Frenzy

It's almost 4.20pm and I'm posting my card,I think this is the earliest I've been.I need to set aside some time each day for the 365 card challenge or I will never make it through until the end of the year.

The background paper is from Momenta and I just love the colours.It's such a busy paper I thought I had better keep the rest of the card simple .The paper for the tree I made myself using similar colours to draw circles on handmade paper.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,with luck I will be back later with another card for 365.

Friday, March 12, 2010

All challenged out

The last two days have been hard challenges for me at 365 Cards.

Day 10 -Wacky Colour Wednesday-Purple,Blue and Orange-the image is called 'Balancing Act ' from Delightful Inspirations.
The layout is from Unscripted Sketches challenge 14.

I stamped orange card with a dark blue swirl and added my birdies.

365 Cards Day 11- Lovely Landscapes .I thought my only option for this was a paper covered in snowflakes or Christmas trees but then I remembered this beautiful oriental inspired paper with the silver branches and butterflies.I've used a leaf punch with some beautiful vellum to add a few leaves, I think I need to add a couple more.

Is it ready yet ?

These patient children are waiting for their hot chocolate.I've used a vintage image which can be found here.
Susie and Vikki's Christmas Club - challenge 7 -Hot chocolate
A Spoonful of Sugar - challenge 94 - Recycle - The lace is from an old net curtain and the green buttons are from an old skirt.

New Arrival

The talented and very generous Renate at Hobby Paleis has done another fab image to work with.I really love the stuff she does.

Sketchy colours challenge 14 -I've used the layout for my card.

Cute Card Thursday challenge 103 - Celebrations- What better than a new baby.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

what a wonderful world

365 Cards - Day 9 Song inspired .The words from the beautiful song"What a wonderful world " are the basis for the card.This is my creation.I've used lots of chalk on this image which came from The Treehouse.