Friday, 19 December 2014

Bit of sewing and a new card

Hope the sun is shining where you are. Here is a card I made yesterday. The image is a Penny Black stamp and coloured with watercolours. I used two embossing folders for the circle and the start backgrounds. The elements were cut out suing Die-namic dies. 

Did a bit of sewing yesterday. Made this tablet holder with this adorable cat fabric (bought 5 years ago). It was really easy to make. 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. 
When they say the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. 
Matthew 2: 10-11

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

My painted canvas

Hope you are having a good day. Finished this canvas yesterday for a friend's birthday. The bag was decorated to hold the canvas. Had no idea how the canvas would turn out but really pleased with it, the blue is a metallic blue and looks really lovely. The blue was mixed from Deco art paints (still trying to used them up) so will not be able to replicate the colour. 
Hope you have a lovely day.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Handmade coasters

It's a beautiful sunny morning here. Made a second set of coasters for a friend and decorated a tin to put them in. Really please with how they turned out. I used Startburst stains for the backgrounds and Club scrap stamps  and Dienamic dies. In the process of making another set with different words.

Hope you have a lovely day.

I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence;
 I possess knowledge and discretion.
Proverb 8: 11-12

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Handmade Christmas stocking

My passion is stamping, so I decided to use a stamp to create a Christmas stocking. I cut two pieces of calico fabric and then using a woodware Christmas tree stamp and Versafine ink, stamped the image randomly over the fabric. Then used alcohol markers to colour the images, which worked really well. Making up the stocking was easy, lots of tutorials on the internet. Really enjoyed making my own pattern fabric, it's just like making your own pattern paper (which I love doing). This is my fifth stocking and will be my last for this year. 

Thanks for the visit and I have not a resolution with my Create and Craft order as yet. So if you are buying from them be very careful.

Update: finally got a refund from Create and Craft!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Problem with Brother Scan'n'cut and Create and Craft

Here is a Christmas stocking I made recently, it's not great but it's festive.

 I am hoping that someone out there will be able to help me. I bought a Brother Scan'n'cut from Create and Craft which arrived last week. After three days it was not cutting properly, it was cutting an uneven border around image and the cutting through the mat on one side of the same project but then not cutting through the card on the other side of the same project. I contacted Melanie Heaton who demonstrates it on C&C who put me in touch with Brother uk.

 Long story short they wanted me to send the machine to them but since it was only three day old I decided to return it to C&C. Now this is where  I am having real problems. Create and Craft arranged for Hermes to collect it (took three days) and it's now a week later and they are saying they have not received it. The receipt I have from the person who took the machine, the numbers are coming up as invalid when I try to track it.  I have since seen a lot of really bad reviews about Create and Craft from people returning things  that are not working or getting refunds for items not delivered etc. Is there anyone who have had similar problems?  

Please be careful purchasing high value items from Create and Craft. 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Get well soon card

Hope you are keeping warm and safe today. It's so cold outside the frost has not melted as yet. Was asked to make a get well card and this is what I created. The blue layer was created with glimmer paints, stencils and and embossing folder. The cat is a die by Marianne, the leaves are Tattered lace and the ovals are Tonic dies. 
Have a great day.

By wisdom a house is built, 
and through understanding it is established;
through knowledge its rooms are filled
with rare and beautiful treasures.
Proverb 24:3-4

Friday, 21 November 2014

Altered coasters

Got these coasters through the door from a couple of charities so decided to alter them. While having a tidy of my craft room I round some Moon Glows Starburst stains (bought over 14 years ago) and decided to used them. Firstly I coated the coasters with black Gesso and let it dry. The sprayed a piece of white paper with two of the shimmer stains and then used another one with a stencil over the top. Really like how the backgrounds came out. The images are all from Club Scrap which I have had for years. It's nice to get around to using things I bought so long ago.

Thanks for the visit and have a great day.
To do what is right and just
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Proverb 21:3

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Male card

Been trying to clean my craft room so no crafting for a couple of day. Wanted to share this card I made a few days ago. The background was stamped with distress inks and the image is a stamp by Papermania. Have a great day.

A person's wisdom yields patience;
it is to one's glory to overlook an offence.
Proverb 19:11

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Purple chalk board

Good morning everyone. Thankfully I took this photo yesterday because it is raining buckets at the moment. Finished this project I was working on yesterday. Had some purple chalk board paint I bought over 13 years ago and finally decided to use it. The butterflies and stars are grunge board which was coloured with distress inks and then Stickles. I made the butterfly bodies with craft wire.The flower is a a set of stamps by The Artistic Stamper and the vine is a die by Tattered lace. 
Used gilding was on the edges. 

Entering this in the Craft-room challenge: Anything 3D

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

We Will Remember Them!

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Blue and silver card

Hope you are having a lovely morning. This is a card I made yesterday. One of the backgrounds I made before using metallic paint, mask  and then embossed it. I used gilding wax on the edges. The bauble die was free with a magazine which I cut three times and stuck them on silver card and cut them out.  The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp which I cut and embossed. 

The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it. 
Proverb 10:22

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Metallic Christmas

Hope the morning is a bright and sunny one for you. Still making Christmas cards as you can see. The background was made with a circle mask and metallic paints and then dry embossed with two different folders. The dies used are Marianne, Tattered lace , Dienamic and Sue Wilson. The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp and embossed with gold embossing powder. 
Entering this in two challenges: