Saturday, 25 April 2015

Wrist warmers

I learned how to make these crochet wrist warmers thanks to Karen from Craftmania with her beginners classes.

I then adapted the pattern to suit different sizes and colour schemes.

New home card

This project was Inspired by Mags Woodcock a designer for docrafts.

This is the link to her creation.

I made this for my bother and sister in law as a new home mini scrapbook for them to put their own memory's in.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Crochet dishcloth

Using 100% cotton working in rows of double crochet till I got the size I wanted. I decided to have a go at making a dishcloth and it turned out great! 

Sunday, 19 April 2015

March 2015 create a card kit challenge entry

This was my entry for April.

The design brief was to make a Mother's Day card using the items in the kit, only this month it also stated that extra points would be given if a brown wooden bead and some green decopatch paper was used too! 
For this card I opened up an A5 card from the kit and folded each side in half, I then cut the corners of the card and joined to the edges. Then using the pieces of the kit I decorated the card with the lace rub ons, ribbon, embelishments, peal offs and papers. I used tea dye distress ink around the edges of the card.
The wooden bead I painted with white acrylic paint and used a punch to create a rosette and the little tiny flowers I stuck to the bead came out of the punch.
The decopatch paper I made into the bunting thats running along the middle of the card.
I really enjoyed making this months! 

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Quilled necklace

This is a necklace that I quilled for my Mum on one of her birthdays. 
I wanted to have a go at quilling jewellery so I quilled some tight circles of similar shades of colour then added the black to finish each one off and I painted it with PVA glue to stiffen and keep it all together. I quilled a circle and made a hole in the middle for the cord to go through.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Black and White

This weeks card lesson Black and White.

Created and taught by the very talented Jamie Rodgers at Craftmania. Lots of stencilling and stamping in this lesson! 

Loved making this card especially as it was the first time I've ever used glossy accents and I also enjoyed building the flower.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

February 2015 create a card kit challenge entry

This was my entry for February's card challenge. 

The design brief was to make a mans steampunk card using the items provided in the kit. I decided to make an easel card for this challenge. I used a sizzix cog dye to cut cog shapes out of the paper and distressed the cut out cogs with walnut stain to stick them on later. I used the clock stamp provided to make two clocks using gold embossing powder, left one whole and cut the other one for a different effect. The flowers were also distressed with walnut stain. I used the clock stamp on the base of the card with spiced marmalade distress ink. The wooden cogs I distressed with shaded lilac as well as the background on the card and put some gilding flakes around the cogs. The cord I just croched a simple chain to give it a chain effect on the card. 

Sunday, 5 April 2015

March 2014 create a card kit challenge entry

My first ever go at Craftmania's create a card challenge kit!

The design brief was to make a card for a 6 year old girls birthday using the items provided in the kit. Being fairly new to card making I layered up the butterflies with foam pads and sew the buttons and sequins onto the card! I think it turned out ok though sadly I didn't win that week as there is tough competition :)

Thursday, 19 March 2015

The little yellow duck project.

What is the Little Yellow Duck Project?

The Little Yellow Duck Project involves people around the world handcrafting little yellow duck gifts as random acts of kindness that are left in public places for others to find. A special tag on each one invites the finder to take their gift home to brighten their day and to visit this website to register where they found their gift. We hope that the stories and information found here will encourage them to pledge their own random act of kindness by registering to donate blood, bone marrow, organs tissues.

The little yellow duck project.
Here are some of the little ducks I have croched for the cause. 

Sunday, 1 March 2015

My lil bro's 30th.

I designed and made this card for my little brothers 30th birthday yesterday! Quite proud of how it turned out.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Theme was Travel/Mens cards.

These are this weeks finished cards from my card lesson at Craftmania Lowestoft. Both cards were created and taught by Jamie Rogers. I really enjoyed making them and can't wait to send them to someone :)

Thursday, 19 February 2015

It started as a scary flat pack!

My latest scrapbook lesson at Craftmainia Lowestoft consisted of constructing a deep wooden 12x12 frame, the same as the one pictured below.

Just before the lesson we got to pick five12x12 papers to decorate the frame and one 12x12 plain backing paper of our choice from the hundreds that are available in the shop. 
I decided to go totally out of my usual plain boring comfort zone of nutral colours and go with reds and oranges being my main colours.
After glueing the MDF kit together with PVA glue which was suprisingly easy and quick the fun began.
First I used distress inks to colour the outside sidewalls of the frame that might be visible once hung on the wall, then I did the inside sidewalls of the frame the same.
Next I cut strips of the script paper I chose to put around the edges and distressed it in the same colours and glued it on.
Then choosing bits and pieces from the different papers and distressing here and there it all started coming together.

This is my finished frame. I am very impressed with how it turned out and it never would have been possible without the guidence and expertise from the extremely talented Jamie Rodgers at Craftmania.

This is a close up of the bottom right corner of the frame, here you can see I used a punch on the striped paper and the heart is again MDF which I distressed and stamped on top of.

In the bottom left corner Ive added a small bunch of flowers to a feature I based the whole frame on.

Top right corner.

Top left corner.

These flowers started as 3 flat flowers that we layered, shaped and finished by putting a stud in the centre.

I have made mine so that the backing sheet can be changed and once I have my photo mounted in the center I can also replace that too later on as its just hanging from a hook.

I loved these roses inside the frame at the bottom so much that I was determined to put them somewhere lol.

I added a few pearls as a finishing touch here and there.

Overall this is by far my most favorite project this year and will be a hard one to beat. 

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Ok here we go!

Welcome to my very first attempt at blogging. Please bare with me whilst I figure out what exactly I am doing lol.