Friday, May 31, 2013

Cookies for the weekend

Friday morning -  make a card or bake biscuits - the baking wins every time - I love being in the kitchen . From left to right we have fat rascals then cookies with milk and white choc chips and the front ones are crystallized ginger .  The recipe for the cookies makes over 100 so I split the mix into four portions  and freeze the other 3 .Well I'm off to see the physio with my back AGAIN .

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Time to sew

Another card with a sewing theme , there are lots of elements to this card but at the same time it has a bare unfinished look about it . Any suggestions ? The torn paper was deliberate and I distressed the edges of the circle.

Feeling Sketchy - sketch 60 -  above . Option to use ribbon , I used lace and ribbon and this cute little button.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Stitch in Time

Not my usual sort of card but I guess it's OK. I forgot to change the stitch size on my sewing machine ,oops ,BIG BIG stitches .

Southern Girls - Going Spotty Dot . Pink and Blue ,lots of spots.
Incy Wincy -  Metal Mania - Buttons are metal .
The Stamp Spot - Feminine

Have a great weekend ,I'm off to make Lamb and spinach curry.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bunny love

As much as I enjoy cardmaking it's not the only thing I do .I love my cross stitch,knitting ,sewing with fabric ,sewing on paper.Over the years I think I've tried most things including  batik ,soft toys ,
candle making ,jewellery . It's good to have a change now and then- so here is Miss Maggie Rabbit .How cute are those boots.You can buy the pattern ( as I did )which includes the rabbit ,dress and boots as well as a little cape which I haven't done yet  or you can buy the complete kit with fabric etc. from Alicia Paulson at Posie :Rosy Little Things

Monday, May 13, 2013

another easel card


I made one of these easel cards last week and I quite like how it looks so here's another one .The peel off flowers and butterfly were stuck on thin card and attached with sticky dots .The silver sentiment sticker was coloured black .

Unstampabelles - challenge 23 - Easel card -no digi or stamps .

butterfly flutter by

I haven't added a sentiment until I decide if it should be a birthday or thank you card . The text paper is from kaiser craft and the pearlized blue is from an envelope .I'm not sure where the butterfly stamp came from.

A Gem of a Challenge - 79 - Things with wings.
Creative Corner - challenge  18 - Things with wings.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Smile - it's your birthday

Things always look better after a good nights sleep . I can't remember the last time I really cried but yesterday afternoon I was a mess . My ongoing hip and shoulder pain were quite bad ,I had all the symptoms of a cold coming on and to top it all a really bad migraine . Today the migraine has gone and the other things seem a bit more bearable .

Ok -onto my easel card -the camera image is from Birdie Brown -the grey check paper is Stampin Up and the grey spot paper is from Kaisercraft . I'm still debating if I should add some of the grey spot  paper onto the inside of those flaps ,I can't decide if it will make it look too dark . The little sentiment at the bottom says 'it's your birthday ' , sorry I haven't taken a clear pic of it.My card yesterday was for Jeanne  a friend over in SA, this card is for her husband Derek hence the monogram letter.

Lady Anne's  May  challenge - Easel Cards
Scribble Designs -  challenge  - shaped or easel cards - freebie provided - 
Paper Creator's Crafts -  challenge 8  - For the Boys -masculine card .

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sorry about the crappy header ,I will sort it out  some time today.

It's your birthday

I made this card for my  friend Jeanne who had a birthday yesterday . A cardmaker herself I know she doesn't do sewing cards so I dug out a design from Ercia Fortgens book  Embroidery on Paper .If I make another one from this pattern I will add another stem below the orange flower . I used two strips of washi tape on the edge of the card .