Thursday, 19 November 2015

Add a Sentiment at Craft Rocket

Hello everyone, it's challenge time again at Craft Rocket, our theme this fortnight is Add a Sentiment.

I've made a 7x7 Christmas card for this challenge using an image from The Paper Shelter called Holy Night.  I've coloured it using Promarkers and added Angel Whispers glitter to her hat and the ground.  The red card is from my stash, the background paper is from  Dovecraft Papermania Traditional paper pack.

I've added a flourish and some pearls to the background paper, the sentiment stamp is from Inkylicious.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Anything goes at Craft Rocket for November

Hello everyone, it's challenge time again at Craft Rocket.  We are having a special anything goes challenge for the whole of November kindly sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy digital stamps.

I have used their Pirate Parrot 2 stamp for a card I've made for my son's birthday next month.  He will be 8 this year, I really don't know where the time goes!

I've coloured the image with Promarkers.  I really must buy some more of these as I only have a few colours.  I've layered him and the sentiment on some black card.  The pirate paper is from my Create and Craft Club paper pack.  I've also added 3 loops of bakers twine.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking and please link up your anything goes projects at Craft Rocket, remember this challenge is live for the whole month!

Midway Reminder at Unicorn - Christmas is Coming!

Hello everyone!  It's my turn to remind you all to come on over to Unicorn and join in our Christmas is Coming challenge this month.  You have until 27th November to link up your creations.

I've used a digital stamp for my card this time, it's called Melanie and Benny Boos Holy Night.  I've coloured the image with pro markers and added some glitter to the star.

 I used some blue mirror board for the base layer and a paper from Crafter's Comapnion The Snowman paper pack and added some pearls to finish.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to come on over to Unicorn and link up your Christmas Creations!

Monday, 9 November 2015

A finish and some shopping!

Hello everyone, I've been happy dancing as I have finished my HAED Storykeep Forest Walk!

I'm really pleased with it but am not sure what to do with it!  It seems too big and too nice to make into a bookmark so I'm thinking of framing it.  It's been great practice for when I start Treasure Hunt Bookshelf.  I stitched this on 25 count magic guide evenweave 2 over 1 using the recommended DMC threads.  With all the confetti it was very difficult to get the needle through the fabric.  I think I might try a small corner of Treasure Hunt Bookshelf 1 over 1 on an offcut of fabric to see what the coverage is like.

In other news my friend and I (known as the Thelma and Louise of the craft world in some quarters!) made our annual pilgrimage to the NEC craft show yesterday.  I bought lots of card making bits including a die cutting machine.  I'm not sure how I've managed without one before, it's brilliant!  I decided that I wasn't going to buy any cross stiching supplies as I have plenty to be going on with but The Nutmeg Company had a stand with all their adorbale 3D houses and cards and I couldn't resist!

I have bought a Panto House (Goldilocks), a Christmas tree, a pack of 3 Christmas cards and a Formula One card - this will be for my petrol head husband.

Now I have a dilemma, I wanted to concetrate on Bamboo Fan for the next few months in the hopes of finishing it but I really want that house on my Christmas tree next month! 

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Pearls/Gems at Craft Rocket

Hello everyone, it's challenge time again at Craft Rocket and our theme this month is Pearls/Gems!  We would like to see pearls and/or gems on your creation, how many is up to you! 

I have made an anniversary card, this is a DMC mini kit called Bouquet of Flowers.  I used some dusky pink card for my base layer and I found some paper with pearls on in my Scruffy Little Cat paper pack.  I added some pink pearls to the corners of the Aida and some ribbons to finish off.


I had a lot of fun making this card and would like to enter it into the following challenges:

Don't forget to join us at Craft Rocket, I look forward to seeing what you make!

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Christmas Is Coming at Unicorn!

Hello everyone, it's challenge time again at Unicorn and our theme this month is Christmas is Coming!

We would like to see your Christmas Creations, you have until 27th November to link up your makes.

I have stitched a Fizzy Moon kit that came with World of Cross Stitch magazine.  I love the Fizzy Moon images but they are a devil to stitch, especially on Aida as the backstitch splits the blocks of fabric.  A very sharp needle is needed!

 I used some dark red card from my stash as my base layer then used stripy and green paper from Dovecraft Traditional Back to Basics pack.  The sparkly stocking paper is from First Edition Stocking Fillers pack.  Finally I added some gems.  I haven't added a sentiment as I liked how it looked without.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Please come on over and join us at Unicorn, we can't wait to see what you make!