Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lisa's Candy and Ladybugs

Lisa is giving away some great blog candy. To be in with a chance to win you have to produce a ladybird (or ladybug) inspired project and link to Lisa's blog. It can be any craft: cardmaking scrapbooking, baking, painting, altering... For more details and to enter go to her blog: http://mess2magic.blogspot.com/2010/08/hello-everyone_29.html

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.....

Geraldine x

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Hi everyone....

Well , I have decided that it is high time I offered some blog candy - a selection of Snippets for all your crafty needs. To be in with a chance to win please leave a comment after this post and a mention on your own blog. The Little Snippets blog candy draw will take place on 31 August so you have plenty of time to enter. The picture gives only a hint of the yummy Snippets you will receive. There may even be some 2010 Christmas goodies included!


The two incredibly talented girls who have agreed to join my design team are Dianne - see her creations here http://diannesdooodleblog.blogspot.com/

and Kate
Here are some examples of Kate's designs (she is a confirmed Snippetaholic!)

1. Owl inspiration folder using Little Snippets lace owl

2. Card using Little Snippets large lace butterfly

3. Card using Little Snippets lace heart and 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.

Dont forget the Blog Candy!

Geraldine x

Monday, August 2, 2010

August Makes for BTC&G and a HINT...

This month at the By the Cute and Girly Challenge blog the theme, chosen by me, is "Animal Antics". Herbie is very put out because he does not feature in any of my offerings but that is life with a pouting pom! There are some great prizes on offer: Gift Certificates from Simon Says Stamp, Joanna Sheen, Bella Design Studio and Little Snippets (wonder who that is?) So please enter - you could also win a Guest Designer place for October!!!

Here are my animal inspired makes:

1. Very plain card suitable for men/boys using Dovecraft papers and stamp for Wild Rose Studios.
2. Card using Penny Black "Frolic" stamp. This is my favourite stamp-just can't resist a fat happy cat! I stamped the image on to calico cloth and hand embroidered the outlines with very simple embroidery stitches, then coloured it in with Copics. Added some lace and 2 of my Bobbly Crochet Flowers (coming soon to my Etsy shop in a variety of colours). Sentiment is a Tim Holtz stamp.

3. Pinky the Poodle: I have still not recovered from making/stuffing this creature. She looked beautiful in the pattern photo but the time/concentration/wadding that went into her could have been better used elsewwhere. If anyone still wants to crochet her the free pattern is available at http://www.redheart.com/

Now, just a Hint of Things to Come: I will be introducing Something New and some blog candy in my next post.....
Happy Crafting

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