Thursday, 24 January 2013

January postcard swap

This is my postcard for the January postcard swap over on UK Stampers forum

The theme this month is New Beginnings
I'm fond of this stork stamp & stamped it out & coloured it in using my copics & a white paint marker. I removed the leg portion of the stamp when I cut it out & positioned him as 'flying in'

I used individual letters from a small stamp set to stamp the wording

and I stamped the sentiment stamp using distress ink & then popped the hand & foot prints on.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Hand felted bags

that I made as Christmas presents for my sister-in-law & niece

I had made the felt at an evening class

I then needle felted the seams together to form the bag

and needle felted the heart shapes which were needle felted onto the bag

and I used a beaded felt ball as a button for the fastener.

I used the same process for the Autumn coloured bag

using a white felt ball as the button this time

I really enjoyed the felt making process & was pleased with the way the bags looked when finished & decorated.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

A hint .................

As to why my blogging has been missing ...

This is the jacket I knitted for our new granddaughter Ayda who arrived on the 30th Sept. As she & our daughter & son-in-law were living with us for the first 3 months of her life my crafting & blogging took a back seat for a while!

Monday, 21 January 2013

A quick romp ...........

through my postcards for the rest of the postcard swaps on UK stampers for the swaps I managed in 2012
I love taking part in this swap :-)

July - childhood

August - Favourite music - at the time was Why by Georgette Hilton

September - Colour

and October - Spooky!

Monday, 11 June 2012

Castles in the air ..................

The theme for the UK Stampers June postcard swap is
In the sky
and this is my take on the theme.

Firstly I drew a cloud shape to use as a mask, positioned it on the postcard & used my distress inks to produce the background, leaving the cloud shape white.

I used the sentiment & the castle image from my Lindsay Mason set. I coloured the image using my copics.

So there you have it - my take on the 'In the sky' theme is Castles in the air :-)

Thursday, 24 May 2012


I'm a lucky girl!
I visited Neil's great blog perfectly4med a little while ago & yesterday I found out that I'd won the WOW! Embossing Powder set of 6 powders in a carry case that he was giving away to celebrate 100,000 views of his blog :-)

Thank you Neil - looking forward to the postman's visit! :-)

Monday, 21 May 2012

Dancing the night away!

The theme for the May postcard swap over on UK Stampers is Party & I finally managed a play in my craft room last night!
This is what I came up with ....

I first thought of all the bunting & cakes etc that are around at the moment with the National Celebrations of the Jubilee & Olympics, but then went down a very different tack of party - dancing the night away! :-)

I love the feeling of movement in this image & I stamped it directly onto the backing papers & filled in with black pens.

The motif is from the same stamp set as the image.
I then got out my silver pen & highlighted parts of the motif & parts of the sentiment Party Time (from another stamp set) & also parts of the background paper too.

It looks very different in different lighting conditions & really sparkles at night under artificial light! This unfortunately doesn't come across with the photography today! :-(