Tuesday, December 28, 2010
A selection of little stocking decorations made out of bits of cardboard, scraps and left overs.
Machine embroidered Christmas decorations. These were all flat enough to pop inside a card and post. Every year I try and find something different to make in the way of Christmas decorations. Anything as long as they are not shop-bought. This year I didnt crochet many decorations-the thought of stiffening them with PVA and trying to dry them out was just too much. You have to be in the humour for it.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and I wish you all a great crafting year for 2011!
Friday, December 10, 2010
Moving along with the Times "Lots of Spots"
Papertake Weekly "Red & Green must not be seen"
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
It was great to get the opportunity to use natural colours before the glitz and sparkle of Christmas/New Year crafting takes over.
All the best
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
This card is carrying 4 scented T-lights and the card uses one of the Jolly Santas from my Etsy shop.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
|The Little Book of Ranelagh|
There was a massive amount of work involved in producing the phrasebook; selecting what to include, proof reading, grammar and spell checking, organising sponsorship, photographs, printing, the launch to concide with local Arts Festival... If this is not being creative then what is? Today, so many people are concerned with earning money, pushing their businesses forward, self promotion etc etc it is great to see how voluntary efforts can produce a morale-raising event and a gem of a phrasebook.
|Maureen and the Ranelagh Phrasebook|
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The Tilda card features a pink vintage style butterfly http://www.etsy.com/listing/52544277/butterflies-lace-soft-vintage-shades and some lace daisies http://www.etsy.com/listing/53402797/lace-daisy-flower-mix-soft-pastel
It is one of the nicest Tilda cards I have seen for a long time. The temptation is to smother poor Tilda in an orgy of ribbon and flowers but Dianne has given her space to move, smile, and show off her parasol!
Another card that uses the pastel vintage style butterfly which complements the Papermania Nostalgia stamp beautifully.
Embossed card featuring one of my "Bobbly" crochet flowers - my own original crochet pattern!
Most of the following cards are made with Snippets from the Baby lace Mix http://www.etsy.com/listing/52662051/white-lace-baby-applique-embellishments
except for the pink card with the pram which comes from http://www.etsy.com/listing/44260843/4-white-lace-applique-prams-baby
Monday, September 13, 2010
http://bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.com/ where there are lots of prizes on offer including 2 guest DT places for the November blog.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
As the weather is so sunny and I'm off on hols next week I decided to draw a 2nd prize as well and the winner is Designeal!
I have contacted both girls and hope they will enjoy their Snippets!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This is my Ladybug inspired project: A little BugHouse (not a Birdhouse!) I have made it for our 30th wedding anniversary tomorrow. When we got married Liam was working in the Natural History Museum (the Dead Zoo!) and insects were his "thing". So I hope this reminds him of those days....at least it can be left hanging on a wall, unlike a card.
The papers used are papermania Summer Blooms, flowers are Wild Orchid and the ladybugs are my own Snippets soon to be appearing in my Etsy shop. Heart shape is MS lattice heart punch with the lattice bit cut out. I think the charm came from Yellow Brick Road.
I am entering the Bughouse in Pocketfullof posies challenge No.5 Winged things
I'll be back tomorrow with the name of the winner of my own blog candy. Still time to enter.....
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Here are some examples of Kate's designs (she is a confirmed Snippetaholic!)
2. Card using Little Snippets large lace butterfly
4. Flower and swirly heart card
I am delighted to be working with Dianne and Kate, showcasing my Little Snippets designs and generally getting immersed in crafty stuff. I have also got to say a BIG thank you to Lora for all her advice and encouragement re setting up my DT.