Thursday, 31 October 2013

Demo Day

I'm demoing this Saturday at the Craft Barn along with lots of other lovely people. The theme is making gifts for Christmas and I'm stamping up an apron. I've already started planning it out as these are big and there's a lot to cover - here's a sneak peak:

I'm going for JOFY stamps this time - there'll be lots of paint, stamping, stencilling etc. and at the end of the day someone's going to win it ! (Better not get any stray blobs then!!!)

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Tree Tag....

This was one of those projects that I absolutely love making - lots of twiddly bits!

The tree itself is taken from a Crafty Individuals stamp - a panel of trees - and stamped onto fabric and coloured with paint.

 The whole tag is then built up from there. That bobbly wool's been lurking in my wool drawer for ages just waiting for the right moment - colourwise it was right - stitching it on was a little more tricky! The yellow  strips of painted calico have been stamped with the Harlequin Swirl Background and then pleated to add a bit of dimension.
I then dug around in the ribbon drawer and added several layers, including some more bobbly wool in neutral this time. The words have been taken from various plates, stamped straight onto painted fabric and then stitched/stuck on:

For the top I die cut one of the pediment thingies (been dying to use one of those!), painted it and stuck it on:

Add pins and buttons and wool and charms and Hey Presto, there's your tag.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 11 October 2013

Splish, Splash

It's cold here and a bit grey, so I thought I'd post this card to make you smile:

It uses the punky penguin from Crafty Individuals, (one of my all time favourites), the lighthouse set, the ship's elements set and a background that was left over from something else!

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

And then came a spider....

A little bit of spookiness for the Crafty Individuals October Challenge:

Look at that spider! It's from a set by Tando and I just love the legs!:

I've slightly altered the collage by adding a tree from CI-361 instead of the crow from CI-319:

The theme for the Challenge is October.

Thanks for looking!