Friday, April 20, 2012


 Would you like to win these sweet spring crochet and embroidered goodies to use on your crafty projects?  All handmade by my hard working little hands?  If you would just take a look at the 2 photos of a wedding card below and see if you can spot the difference!  Then leave a comment or email me
All comments etc will go into a draw for the prize on April 30th.

Good Luck
Ger x

Man Card and Toppers

Some Toppers and a Man's card (had to have a form of transport on it) made for online swaps:
 The toppers theme was "Cats"  so I used 3 of my embroidered cats and one Hello Kitty with a little crochet flower.
 The background of the man card is made using Kraft card and Tim H. cogs and gears masks.  The stamps used come from the Docrafts Nostalgia Classic cars set - Austin Mini Cooper - and the smaller version of this stamp went on the inside of the card.
I used Brilliance Cocoa Bean and clear embossing powder to give the cars a shiny but vintage look.
Going to be back later with a little giveaway/competition for your enjoyment, folks.
Ger x

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mid Month reminder of "Once Upon a Time" challenge at BTC&G

Time to remind all that you have 2 weeks left to enter the April challenge at BTC&G.  For details, info, rules and all the fab prizes please see HERE
My mid month make is a little wallhanging with the theme "There were fairies at the bottom of the garden".....and of course there are!

Main fairy stamp is from Tabbycraft.  The smaller ones are Dovecraft.   Also used Xcut dies, flowers from Prima and K&Co and tons of Stickles for a bit of glitter.  The branch is from my Contorted Hazel tree at , you guessed it, the bottom of the garden where the fairies hang out!
For more inspiration you can visit the BTC&G blog and see all the DT's beautiful projects.
Ger x

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

For a Man.....

To mark my brother-in law's retirement I made him a wallet full of little packets of seeds.Yes, he is a man of the soil and deeply into organic produce.
 Wallet is tied up with twine and a Tim H pen nib (because one of BIL's retirement projects is to do a writing course).
 Papers used are Prima Reflections and Bo Bunny Etcetera.  The labels were left over from a kit and the seed packet isn't rhurbarb:it is something called Swiss Chard.
 Each label is stamped with a quote (mainly Mr. T. Holtz...what would we we do without his stuff for those man projects?) and the pages of the wallet are sewn together.
I hope he liked was great fun to choose the packets of seeds and make up the wallet.
Entering this in "Always Crafting" Anything but a card challenge
MakeMy Mondays "Vintage Men/Boys"
Craft Us Crazy "Anything but a card/Altering"
Thanks for looking.
Ger x

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Once Upon a Time - April Challenge at By the Cute and Girly

This month it is Aideens turn to host the challenge at BTC&G and she has chosen Once Upon a Time as the Theme.  Your project can be based on your favourite story, nursery rhyme or fairy tale...
So I decided to alter a cheap notebook and turn it into a Journal for gathering and noting down crafting inspirations from the past.
                                                                Front Cover
                                                                 Back Cover
                                                       Notebook before altering

I covered the notebook with Prima Pixie Glen papers, added some of my own lace butterflies and crochet edgings.  The flowers and leaves are die cut from Kraft card with Sizzix tattered flower garland die.  Then I covered the lot with cream net held in place with glued down crochet and punched edgings.  Added some Prima pearls to finish off the cover.  I kept everything fairly flat to minimise wear and tear.
So why not get going and enter your own make/take on this theme?
Challenge runs until April 30th.  All types of craft welcome. The rules etc are HERE
Great prizes from our regular sponsors Joanna Sheen and Simon Says Stamp and a new sponsor Milk n Coffee.
1st prize Simon Says Stamp $20 gift certificate

Joanna Sheen £10 gift certificate

3rd prize - choice of 3 digi stamps from Milk n Coffee
4th prize - choice of 2 digi stamps from Milk n Coffee

Geraldine x


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