Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Flower cushion

Another cushion cover ,blackwork is used to provide a striking background to the flowers.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Christmas cushion

I usually only post my cards but I thought it might be a good idea to show you my other interests. Sorry the pic isn't too good,the cushion is a bit squishy.I enjoy cross stitch but never know what to do with it when it's finished. My solution is to make them into cushion covers.The gold stitching across the top is from 'Twas the night before Christmas 'verse.

Friday, August 19, 2011

happy birthday

I'm having a love/hate relationship with this card ,I love the papers and colours but not the layout.
Card and a Half- Extra challenge 3 -flowers.

Spare a thought for the lovely lady Helen who runs Card and a Half who has tragically lost a husband and father to two boys.My heart is heavy for Helen at this sad time.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Watering can

It's been a while since I posted ,my time seems to be spent working at the Red Cross shop or looking at houses.I love moving to a new place the problem seems to be finding one that we both like.

I thought it might be fun to make this little watering can (template from SCS).Once the template was cut out and all the fold lines scored I patiently pricked out all the holes and then sewed with pink thread.I had lots of tiny beads in my stash and added them to the centre of each swirl.A few flowers and a butterfly ,easy but a little time consuming.
Allsorts challenge - week 116 -Anything but a card.
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything but a card

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

just for you

I made the flowery paper using 4 flower stamps and grey,black and yellow ink.

Papercraft Star - challenge 56 -Photo inspired shown top.
The black flowers are made from very thin felt and are sticky backed.