Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Felt flowers

Using felt and my big shot I cut loads of different flowers and made this mini brooch. I added some beads on each of the light blue petals to jazz it up a little.

I really should finish it off by sewing the pin on the back and actually wear it!

I'm hoping I'll be able to craft at some point over the next few days as I'm taking some holiday from work to coincide with my birthday on Sunday! Though I do have a lot planned and a trip somewhere that I have no idea about! Fingers crossed for a good few days!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 20 July 2012


After reading about quilling in a magazine and freebee strips provided I thought I'd give it a go. Really enjoyed this technique and it's something I'd give a go again. The only downside is that it makes quite a thick card so would cost a bit to post.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Fly away

This card was made for my partner for his birthday back in march using a new stamp set from Stampin up and the sponging technique taught in one of Amanda's classes.

Out of Touch

Hi to fellow bloggers!

Cannot believe how long it's been since I've even looked at a blog, let alone post in mine. I have no excuse really, just not much crafting happening.

I'm struggling at the moment with card making as I have nothing to aim for, I make one or two if there's a birthday and that's about it! I got fed up with making loads with the ideas and extras from magazines to then have to put them in a box never to see the light again. I have two full boxes now and I'm not sure what to do with them!

So I started playing around with felt! Making little flower and butterfly bookmarks/brooches/key chains. Well that was the idea anyway! I made a brooch for myself and still haven't sewn the pin on and a bookmark for my mum, which thankfully I did finish. I now have bags of felt not touched in weeks.

I did attempt to scrapbook, but only managed one page!

But on the upside I have been learning to knit (can't cast on yet.) and I've made a baby blanket which I hope may be in use next year fingers crossed. I've just started on a cardigan, I love the fact that my partners mum is happy to teach me and enjoys the visits from me to cast on another bit!

Sorry for the longish post! And if anyone out there has any ideas to pull me out of my crafting funk or tips or guidance I'd be very grateful!!

Hopefully see you soon!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

I'm a terrible blogger!!

Wow! Time flies! The last time I posted was 2011. I now have blogger on my phone (where I'm posting from) so I'm hoping to be able to post more often. Heres a few cards I've made recently...

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Stampin-Up Party!

A very good friend of mine became a Stampin-Up demonstrator this year so on the Saturday just gone I held a party! It was just 4 of us as a few friends dropped out a the last minute, (their loss!) but I believe we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Amanda has made some fantastic cards and was a brilliant demonstrator! She showed us how to make two cards and a mini album using envelopes.

This one is one that I made using the blender pen.

She also made one for me for holding the party.

I have ordered a few bits, wish I could've ordered more but was on a tight budget. I have a wish list though so will be adding to the collection!

Here is Amanda's Blog if you want to take a look in more detail at her creations.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Birthday Craftiness

Ok, so my Birthday was a few weeks ago and I was so pleased with the presents I received and really enjoyed myself, I just wanted to show some of the new crafty bits...

My new toy.

I have two embossing folders and have already bought some dies (Sizzix had a sale!) So as soon as I got my dies through the post I had to give it a try & almost had a heart attack! I didn't realise that the dies would leave a mark on the cutting pads and panicked thinking I'd broken it after 5 minutes! A quick google and I'd calmed down.

Some of the other stuff,

I'm really looking forward to using it all, just need to find the time now (maybe I should ignore the ironing for a while!)

Finally, my parents have subscribed me to Lets Make Cards, I can't wait to start trying new techniques with a little help from the mag.

I think I may be busy for a while, watch this space! xx