Saturday, 22 October 2016

I LOVE This Cat Fabric!

Hi! I made this a few weeks ago, and although it's very simple, I am extremely proud of it. It has a lining, and I had to iron fabric bonding stuff onto it to give it a firmer shape, and it even has 2 fully lined pockets!

I absolutely love the fabric, too :)

I made this using a brilliant tutorial, here. It looks much fancier than mine, but I LOVE mine still... :)

Monday, 29 August 2016

And... Another Bag!

Hiya! I spent ages planning this bag and fretting over it. I bought the sample pack of squares and spent ages faffing with layouts, but ended up getting some plain blue fabric so that I just had a patchwork panel, so it wouldn't be too busy.

I used a plain grey fabric for a lining. I guess you have to line a bag when it's patchwork, to hide all the messy seams. It took me ages to make (after weeks of planning...), but I love it, and hopefully the next one will be quicker to make!

Some of the patchwork panel didn't quite lie flat and was a bit uneven, but fortunately it doesn't seem to show now the bag is made up - phew!


Hi! I made these back in June, but had forgotten to post them. Sorry about the photos - quick snaps on my phone.

Simple tote bags, but I'm really pleased with them, and they're good practise for me, gotta get the hang of sewing in straight lines...

I absolutely love this cat fabric! I have it in reds too, but prefer the black & white. My lovely friend Debbie bought this bag from me, even though I did warn her that I was a beginner and that the seams were wonky...

I made this one for my mum. She loves birds - well, all animals and nature, really - and she chose this fabric from the couple of bird fabric samples I had. She's using it, hopefully not just out of politeness, and it hasn't fallen apart, so that's good :D

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Belated Birthday Card :(

Hi! It was my Aunt's birthday last Sunday, and I forgot :(  I feel awful about it, and am still fretting about what to buy her, but at least I've made a card now.

I used a digistamp from All Dressed Up, and printed it onto patterned paper as well as the white cardstock. I cut out the dress, head band and butterflies from the patterned paper and layered it onto the image. I coloured the rest of the image with Promarkers, and added a little bit of glitter to the butterflies. I really really really don't like fussy cutting, as it is so faffy and I'm not very good at it, but I like the result. I hope my aunt will like it! :)

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Friday, 26 August 2016

Glittery Wings

Hi! Here's a card I made for a friend's little 5 year old daughter. She loves fairies and glitter, so hopefully it went down well!

I used a digi from All Dressed Up, coloured with Promarkers, and then absolutely smothered the wings in Glamour Dust! I used my new Nuvo glitter drops on the flower centres and on the curls on Evie's name. I'm still getting the hang on using the drops, but I love them! I had a few attempts at taking a photo that shows how raised up and shiny they are... Thanks very much, Debbie, for introducing me to Nuvo :)

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore: "Use a Digi or Stamp"

Moving Along with the Times: "Clean & Simple"

4 Crafty Chicks: "Let's Get Sentimental"

Deep Ocean Challenge: "Things With Wings"

City Crafter: "It's all about YOU"

Crafty Sentiments: "Anything Goes"

Monday, 25 July 2016

Color Throwdown

Hi! Here's another card I made for the Color Throwdown challenge - absolutely love these colours! This image is another one from Crooked Little Studio. I coloured with inks and a water brush, and then went a little bit crazy with Nuvo Drops : Silver Lining

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown
Unicorn Challenge: "Make it Pearly"

Crafty Cardmakers: "Summer"

Flowers and Nuvo

Hi! Here's a card I made with a digistamp I bought recently from Crooked Little Studio. I was inspired by the colours at this week's Color Throwdown challenge :)

I coloured the flowers with Promarkers, and then added dots of white with a Uni Posco pen, and tried out my new Nuvo Drops - Copper Penny.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown

Uniko: "Flowers"

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Cat in a Tree

Hi! Here's another card I made today, inspired by the colour challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. I used ink dusters to create the sky.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations

Corrosive Challenge: "Nature / Animals"

Before I Give the Borrowed Stamp Set Back...

Hiya! I borrowed the SU 'Wetlands' stamp set from my lovely mate Linda, and thought I'd make a couple more cards with it before I give it back! Here's one I made this morning, inspired by the current CAS Colours & Sketches colour challenge:

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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Wading Birds

Hi! A friend at work asked me to make a card for his girlfriend's birthday, with either a red panda or wading birds on it. I haven't got any red panda or wading bird stamps, and I couldn't find any suitable digistamps, so I borrowed the 'Wetlands' SU stamp set from my lovely mate Linda.

I used ink dusters to create the beach, sea and sky, and then stamped the birds and sea grass. I added a border to the scene and layered it onto white card with the sentiment printed on it. It didn't look very girly, so I added gems to the sentiments, and added a ribbon threaded with soapstone bird beads. I hope my friend's girlfriend will like it :)


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations: "Seaside, Sunshine and Summer Holidays"

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

On Your Wedding Day

Hi! My niece and her fella are getting married on Thursday! Here's a card I made for them:

I smothered the card with punched white flowers, and blinged them with some very sparkly Crystal Parade gems I got from the NEC Hobbycraft show.

I'm entering this one in these two challenges:

Sparkles Monthly: "They Say When You Marry In June"

Wishing you Sunshine & Adventures

Hi! Here's a card I made for my Nana. She was 90 years old last week, although she wouldn't thank me for telling anyone! That's why the card has no age on it...

Although her cycling days are over, my Nana used to love cycling all over the country with her dad and their cycling club, and her face lights up when she talks about those times. She has dementia now, and she doesn't always know who I am, but she remembers the old days, and I thought she might appreciate the sentiment on this card! She's also one of the happiest people I know, always singing. She is a little piece of sunshine.


The digistamp is from All Dressed Up, coloured with Promarkers. I added Stickles to the flowers for some sparkle. I punched some white flowers and coloured them to match her dress, and added gems. I used silver thread and silver daisy beads to the card backing the image.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Time Out: Inspired By Words "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine"

Craft for the Craic: Summer Breeze

That's Crafty: Feminine Challenge