Saturday, 4 August 2012

At Last!

Apologies for my lack of blogging and visiting blogs but I seem to have had one of those weeks when I've been on the go all the time but not achieved very much - hope I don't get too many like that.  I've only just come around to making a card for the Make My Monday challenge which is the final week of the colour wheel theme - using split complimentaries.
Again I found these colours a bit challenging to use together but that's what it is all about really so here is my effort using papers and an image from Funky Hand.  I've done some paper piecing with the image, added ribbon and some flowers in the right colours and that's it - fairly quick to make once I'd decided what to do and could be a cheerful retirement card maybe.  Looking forward now to see what their Design Team have for us during August.

Edited - I've just re-read the MMM post and see they are having a well deserved break through August

Monday, 30 July 2012


It was the first birthday of my great nephew recently and I made him a card using this cute Booful character. This was a bit of hybrid crafting with the backing paper and images printed from the docrafts CD, cut out using Nestabilities and layered onto the card.  The number was cut using an X-cut die set.  I just love those 'knitted' letters which I used to spell out his name before printing them off.

There is another tangle added to the Zentangle page

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Give Away

It's worth popping along to take a look at the Studio 12 blog as there is a great give away - just follow the link to read all about it

Refresher Course

Yesterday morning I spent an few enjoyable  hours at a quilling course run by my friend Jill of Jills Quills. I'd not actually done any quilling for probably 8 or 9 years and my box containing all the paper strips has lain neglected on a shelf for all that time.  Well maybe it has been moved around a few times during some of my efforts to re-organise things but it certainly hadn't been opened so I thought this workshop was an oopportunity for a little refresher course.  The topic was quilled flowers and we were provided with a work sheet with divisions to fill with the various flowers.  As is usual with workshops there wasn't quite enough time to get it completed (maybe I'm too slow) but just to show Jill that I did my 'homework' here is the finished article - not perfect by a long chalk but it was a reminder of just how many different designs can be made using the basic quilled shapes and an incentive to practise getting  the shapes a more regular size.