Monday, September 13, 2010

September makes for BTC&G challenge blog

This month the theme is "Indian Summer". Its a good excuse to use all those bright, strong colours that you see in nature towards the end of summer but before the more earthy autumn colours take over. My 1st make is a circular easel card made from a recycled cardboard box and using a Gorguss girl image. The butterflies are made from bit of felt trimming with Robins nest dewdrops to liven up their wings. The ric-rak was a freebie on the cover of Creativity mag (I think). I am entering this card in the Pollycraft Monday challenge no 61 Now, for a bit of altering. Every Euro shop has these wooden spoons, 3 for €2, so there's no excuse for not being able to get hold of them and liven them up with ribbon, lace and a glue gun. I would be lost without my glue gun! The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and to make them go further I backed them with crochet circles. I'm planning to start up a crochet blog with free patterns for items such as these circles - all easy makes for anyone starting to crochet. Watch this blog for details!

Some Indian Summer jewellery. I just love beading. If I hadnt discovered crochet and papercrafting I would be blind from beading long ago. The necklace is made with a stitch called St Petersburg chain and the bracelet is just a plain chain store one embellished with beads from my stash. That's all for today. Dont forget to ramble over to the challenge blog where there are lots of prizes on offer including 2 guest DT places for the November blog.

Thats all for today,
Geraldine x


  1. HI Geraldine your makes this month -did you know over at pollycraft Monday their challenge is autumn colours
    Lisa ;)

  2. Great autumn colours card! Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge this week.
    Hugs Lynsey x


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