Sunday 29 January 2012
Yes, it's that stamp again (from Crafty Individuals) but I did say I hadn't finished with it! this time it's stamped onto fabric and surrounded with lots of vintage lace with a couple of more modern bits and it's staying with me for once, I just have to put a ribbon or something on it and it will hang over my sewing machine - raw edges and all!!
Wednesday 25 January 2012
I took a sample chipboard kit from the shop before christmas and have only just managed to make it up,I covered the boards with a scrapbooking paper inside and out then decorated with roses made of grunge paper coloured with Barndoor distress inks, the butterfly is a Wendy Vecchi stamp also on grunge paper. It's a bit rough around the edges and it would have been easier to paint it but 'who wants easy'!!
Saturday 21 January 2012
I was inspired to make this gift bag by some that I've seen on the blogs over the christmas period, they were made completely of paper and collaged but I decided to make a fabric bag and recycled an old 'antimacassar, or chair back to put it simply.
Quite a few rough edges and uneven lines , I think It works, but I don't think my Mum would approve if she was still with us and some years back neither would I but now I love the shabby vintage effect.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
This is what I've been trying to upload since sunday - must have had the gremlins as it worked ok today, there is another piece to show but didn't want to push my luck, anyway this is a lavender bag/pillow and it was lovely to work with fabric for a change, I'd hoped to do more today but we had a 2am phone call to tell us that Roy's mum had passed away peacefully in her sleep - one week after her 98th birthday - so all plans were changed, we were beginning to think that she would reach her 100th birthday but it was not to be.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
This isn't actually the post I intended as my fabric pictures won't upload for some reason, I tried this one and it worked. The background picture of this card is a Rob Adams christmas scene that I gently steampunked - succesfully I think. The picture actually reminded me of the song - A foggy night in london town..... - that shows my age doesn't it!!!
Sunday 15 January 2012
What an eventful week!! I was so thrilled to be featured HERE by Jean Hardy on the Crafty Individuals blog, what was featured?? - well would you believe my favourite CI elegant lady cards, how great is that! The card I'm posting is the last one using the lady, very similiar to one a couple of posts back but there are diffences, I have a piece of fabric stamped up but yet to start work on it.
It's been a very busy past week with more visits to the shop ( not a hardship) and also helping to make cards for Rob Adams create and craft shows monday and tuesday, another milestone - will I see some of my cards on TV?
I have managed to do some stitching but in the middle of that I got a jam in my printer with my printable fabric, the first jam ever, and I pulled - wrong!!! - I pulled a part from the machine so yesterday was spent choosing another printer - not an easy job, just hope I picked well. So that's it my week! no it's not - we had our 41st wedding anniversary - now that was our week!
Sunday 8 January 2012
This is one of the 'man' cards I've just made, I had the sizzix clock die for christmas and wanted to use it and I think it works well with this type of card, I have used the train stamp a few times but it is a great stamp!!
I'm entering this card into the Crazy 4 challenges - New year - use something new.
Tuesday 3 January 2012
This time it's a bookmark but still the same stamp for which I make no apologies, (how often do we buy a stamp and use it once) I'm determined to get more use out of my stamps this year -( well I hope that decision lasts the year ) This stamp can only be vintage style but I want to get as many different looks as possible, there will be one more card and hopefully a fabric ' quiltie' if my plan works - at least that will get me into my new sewing room.
I'm entering this into the Artistic stamper challenge which is Vintage and must use a stamp.
Sunday 1 January 2012
You may gather that I really love this Crafty Individuals stamp and am using it in as many different ways as possible, of course they all have a vintage look to them, this is card no 2 with a sepia monochrome look and I've recycled some of my mother in laws piano music for the flower.
I'm entering this card for the Stampalot Monochrome challenge.