Saturday, 17 September 2016

Baby Blanket

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Thank you for your words of kindness in your comments from my last project. It certainly was greatly appreciated. Today I share a project that brings joy. I have a dear friend who will be a grandparent for the first time in a few months. I decided to do some crocheting and have been working on this blanket for a little while.

It is 66cm x 45cm (approx 18" x 26"). I used nine different coloured 8ply yarns. The blanket was completed using double crochet (US single crochet). 

The border was also completed using double crochet using two yarns that were used in the blanket.
I like bright and I wanted it to be as uni-sex as possible. I plan to make a toy to go with the blanket in the school holidays when I have a bit of time.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Saturday, 10 September 2016

With Sympathy

Hello everyone. It is with a heavy that I share my latest project with you. In all of my years of card making, I have not been able to bring myself to make a sympathy card. This is my first. Sadly, I had to say goodbye to another family member...to my cousin who fought right to the end against cancer. He leaves behind a six year old son, a partner and a heartbroken family. We all know that his pain is gone but now life without him must start.

I decided to create a card on behalf of my family for my aunty and uncle and then I made a box for the card. My sister selected the colour of the papers and of course I chose the rest. Here are some close ups.










Supplies:

Paper: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics

Stamps: JustRite With Sympathy and Sympathy Vintage Labels

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx and Distress Ink Vintage Photo

Dies: Spellbinders Curved Borders Two and Fancy Framed Tags One, Joy Crafts 6002/0381, Memory Box Botanical Stem

Flowers: Wild Orchid  Crafts

Other: White Lace, hemp, twine, Kaisercraft pearls, cross charm

Thanks for stopping by





Saturday, 3 September 2016

Travel Mini Album

Hello everyone! I went on long service leave a few weeks ago and went overseas with a friend of mine. I traveled to places that I have always wanted to go to and feel blessed that I had the opportunity to do so. While on my trip, the break from everyday life, helped me recharge and find some creativity that I had lost this year. I decided to make a mini album for some of my photos and finally I can share this with you. I have a video walk through below that I can share with you as well.

It is the largest album that I have so far. I followed a tutorial by Shellie Geigle. You can see the tutorial by clicking here.

Here are some photos to get you started....





Here is a video walk through of the album. It is highly interactive and it can really only be captured on video.









Supplies:

Paper: Kaisercraft Now Boarding Collection, Paper pad, Collectables, Sticker Sheets and Clear Stamps

Ink: Distress Ink Vintage Photo,

Stamps: Kaisercraft Journal Boxes Clear Stamps

Punches: Martha Stewart Flourish Lace and Embroidery, Fiskars 1 inch punch, We R Memory Keepers Crop-o-dile deco punch corner chomper and Crop-o-dile, Stampin' Up! Tag Punchesw small and large,

Dies: Spellbinders Curved Borders Two,  A2 scalloped borders one, Die-namics pierced traditional tag stax and postage stamp stax, Tim Holtz Tag Collection

Other: Tim Holtz Quote bands, Tim Holtz adornment souvenir, Tim Holtz mini corners, Rubtex lobster clasp swivel 30mm, Basic Grey small magnetic discs, Stampin' Up! crumb cake seam binding, hemp burlap, 1/8" eyelets, Paper Clips, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, Hug Snug seam binding tile blue, We R Memory Keepers wide eyelets cool metal 3/16"

Thanks so much for stopping by!






Sunday, 28 August 2016

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well! Today I am sharing a birthday card that I created. I decided to play along with two challenges this week to and combined them in this card.

I followed the Mojo Monday sketch below and also the Tic Tac Toe challenge.

I used the clothespin - birthday- and patterned paper combination. Here are some close ups..


Supplies:

Paper: Maja Design Enjoying Outdoors

Stamp: JustRite Hugs and Kisses Sentiments (circle frame) Large Elegant Sentiments

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Ink Vintage Photo

Punches: Martha Stewart Rose leaf, Lace Heart Edge Punch

Dies: Spellbinders Labels One and Decorative Labels One, Standard Circles Small

Other: Kaisercraft Rhinestones Wine and Paper blooms fuschia, lace, clothespin, Green Tara flowers, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, hemp, Misti

Thanks for stopping by!






Saturday, 20 August 2016

Celebrate

Hello everyone! I hope that you are all well. Today I created a card following the latest sketch from Mojo Monday.

The sketch really appealed to me so I decided to play along! My card has a few layers. I used a number of dies and lots of flowers. Here are some close ups...





Supplies:

Paper: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basic

Ink: Distress Ink Vintage Photo

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts and Green Tara

Dies: Magnolia Rose Leaf, Tim Holtz Celebrate, Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles, Kaisercraft Decorative Die Doilies

Other: Stampin' Up! Paper Doily, Hemp and Lace

Thanks for stopping by!




Sunday, 14 August 2016

The Gift of Giving

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing with you a photo of a project that I have completed with my class. This started last term and I finished it this morning. I taught them how to French Knit and this is what we finished up with.



I crocheted some granny squares around the edges and also crocheted a border around the side. To read more about this project, click on the link and you will go to my other blog which I use for educational related things.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Hello Friend

Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've created anything and posted anything. I have had a break due to some family reasons, had my dreaded reporting term at work, taken some long service leave and have been overseas and I feel the mojo is back!

I have been working on a project with my class. We have been French knitting a blanket to give away to someone who is homeless. That project is nearly complete. I will share that once it is done - I have also been brushing up on my crochet skills as I haven't done any for a long time!

The card I am sharing started months ago. I coloured the Whimsy image in and it has been in a drawer for months. I had intended to create with it earlier however things happened and it the card was made last night!






I intended to work on techniques this year. I have stock piled copic markers and distress inks/markers and I hope that that will happen at some stage. I have enrolled in a few online classes so now I have to actually complete them!

Anyway, I am about to start my next project which I hope to share with you soon which will be a mini album.

Supplies:

Stamps: Whimsy Wee Stamps Emily, Tim Holtz Crazy Talk
Copics
Hair: E50 E53 E57 E59
Skin R20 E000 E00 E11
Dress and Shoes R81 R83 R85 BV00 BV11 BV17 C1 C3
Flowers and Leaves YG61 YG63 BV00 BV02 BV06 YR02 YR12 YR00
Swing E25 E59
Critter E43 E47 R20 R21 C7 C3 W0 W1 W5

Paper: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics
Dies: Memory Box elegant scrollwork, Joy Crafts 6002/0381 Dienamics fishtail flags stax

Flowers:  Prima Tales of You and Me, Green Tara Roses

Have a great weekend end!
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