Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cards made this week

"Black & White" card made for Crafty Frenz. I enjoyed making this card - the "Art" image is a stamp from Teesha Moore, the background is an architectural stamp from Rubbadubbadoo, and the scrolls are from Hero Arts. And my trusty Cuttlebug created the die-cut for the eye!
"Snowman" card for WWRS. A chipboard snowman, patterned paper, cuttlebugged snowflakes, and a lace bow ...
"Santa" card for WWRS. The Santa was cut from an old Xmas card, and his beard lightly inked with Old Paper Distress ink. The background words and scroll were done with distress ink too, as well as the edge of the card. I used Dimensional Magic on his bell and the holly berries.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New pincushions

Here's the pincushions that I made this week. I think I'm addicted!! lol lol First of all I made a monster (see my previous post), then a few (well, more than a few!) cats ... then a Scotty dog ... then I HAD to make an owl - or two - or maybe even three ... :-)
Just as well they're going out for sale on Saturday, coz I think there's a few too many pincushions even for me ... lol

I've got a few more ideas swirling around in my head, so stay tuned. xx

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Monster pincushion

This afternoon - while I should have been making more dolls - I made this monster pincushion. Now, it's not a "monster" cause of it's size - it literally IS a monster! lol

I bought a kit to make one quite a while ago, then decided to use the pieces for patterns - and it's taken me this long to get around to it. Once I started tho, it only took about an hour to make. I cut out the top piece, put on the eyes, mouth etc, then pinned it to another piece of felt. Did running stitch around it, stuffed it with sheeps wool, then cut around it. Fun and easy - and now I have a pincushion for my worktable. Which means, the one that I started (the mini sampler) will be given to my mother for Christmas - I hope she'll like it.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Art doll tags

Art Doll tags, made in Feb 2010.

The tag doll was made for an ATC-Art doll swap - and I enjoyed making it soooo much that I decided to make tag doll cards. I started with a shipping tag, and used one of my favourite stamps ("Carpe Diem") for the body - I love her serene look.

Hmmmm ... I think I feel a tag doll swap coming up for Crafty Frenz ...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Yellow Art Doll

Art dolls - one of my VERY favourite things to make! Yellow, not one of my favourite colours ... so, combine them both in an ATC Art Doll group swap, and this is what you get - a bright yellow art doll, that I enjoyed making!

I had to search through all my supplies to find enough yellow stuff for her - cause she kept saying "more, more, more" ... lol ... greedy tart! Still, I think she knew best, cos she turned out fine.


It's been a YEAR since I last posted on my blog!! WOW ... didn't realise that it had been so long! A bad year ... full of family and personal crisis ... that I'm very keen to put behind me. 2010 is going to be a GOOD year - full of art, crafts, good friends, loving family, and good health ... you hear me 2010!!

Anyway, I have done a lot of crafting this last year - kept me sane! Many, many cards - you'll find some at my card blog HERE ... I've been neglecting THAT blog too, but that's going to change this year as well. Here's a couple of Gothic Arch ATCs that I made for my Weird n Wacky Art group swap - I LOVE Gothic Arches!!

So, onwards and upwards - more to come! Thanks everyone for your friendship and patience, I appreciate you all.