Tuesday, 21 October 2014

More Christmas Cards

I've been busy making some more Christmas cards so thought I would share a couple with you

Both of these use left over bits and pieces so I'm linking up to the playground again this week with my cards

Monday, 13 October 2014

Cushion Cover

I thought I'd share something other than a card today. I have been busy over the last few weeks doing some knitting and crochet, nothing complicated just some nice peaceful yarn creativity.
In the summer we got some new curtains for our lounge, something we have been going to do since we moved into this house 3 years ago. There were curtains up at the windows so there was no rush, other things took priority but you know how it is you do other things and the curtains don't get bought. Anyway this summer I was fed up with the ones that were up as they weren't really our style nor were they the colour I wanted and after spending some time looking I eventually found the ones I wanted. Having bought new curtains it meant I needed some new cushion covers too and so I set about making us some having first spent a while finding yarn that matched, well I say some this is the only one so far lol but I will get round to making more......eventually. Well thats enough waffle from me so here is the cushion

This first picture is a close up which shows the colours better and the second is a picture of the cushion on the sofa. The colours look more washed out on this one but its a dull grey day today and I found it difficult getting the colours to show up well

Monday, 6 October 2014

Quick Christmas Cards

A few weeks ago I bought some of the new art pads from LOTV in order to make some quick and simple Christmas Cards. Im doing quite well so far this year with making my cards I have about 40 done so far and quite a few more are part way done. Anyway these are the ones I've made with the LOTV art pads

The first two are from set 33 Christmas Cuties and the sec on two are from set 36 'Tis the Season

These pads are so useful and I will be making more of my cards using them. 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Card Group

I've just realised that I haven't shared my makes from our last card group even though it was nearly a month ago so my apologies for that. This time it was Ann's turn to lead us and we made two lovely cards. Unfortunately they both used Mirri card and try as i might I can't get a decent photo of either of them and one just won't work at all. Anyway this is one of the cards I made. I know its not a good photo and it has lots of reflections but its the best I have managed so far

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 3

I'ts challenge time again at Chocolate Baroque and this month this is our colour palette and inspiration

I chose to make a Christmas card using the colour palette as my inspiration and this is the card I made.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Snippets Card

I'm joining in again at the Playground with my card made from snippetts. I thought I would share a Christnmas card I made using some snippets of left over papers from last year

Why don't you go visit and join in I'm sure if you are anything like me you will have lots of leftover snippets in a box and this is a great way to use them up

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Very Berry Textile ATC Swap 4

I've been taking part in Ali's textile ATC swap recently which is lots of fun. This jus the 4th swap Ali has organised and the 3rd one I have joined in with

I have heard that my recipient Sian has received her ATC that I made so now I am able to share it here. The theme was Getting Away From it All and this is the ATC that I stitched

Saturday, 6 September 2014

A couple of Snipets cards

I've been using up my snippets again and these are the cards I have made

It's always very satisfying to use up leftover bits and pieces from previous projects and these cards both do that. In the first card the flowers are left over and in the second one the background and the butterflies are left overs

I'm playing along at the 
Butterfly challenge where you need to include butterflies and a sentiment and my second card does that

Friday, 5 September 2014

Pop Up Christmas Card

A couple of weeks ago I bought a collection of these cards from The Printable Craft Shop which is part of the My-Crafts site. This is an brilliant bundle and the cards are easy to make. So far I have done 2, the first one I did is this one

And this is my second one which did actually turn out better so as I will be making more i should hopefully improve the final look of my cards

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Mixed Media

I was having a play at doing some mixed media last week after we had had a class on it back in July and I managed to make a piece that i was happy to use. I turned it into a set of notelets