Friday 11 April 2014

Bird Houses Again

Many thanks for the various comments left on my previous post using this embossing folder - all helpful.  I've had another go and this time I stamped some silhouette flowers along the bottom before embossing, then sponged around the edges.  I made a tag with some bunting and an owl using a punch which hasn't seen the light of day for a while, the bunting was stamped and punched (items used on the tag are all Stampin' Up).  All that was needed then was a little sentiment.  A quick post today because I'm off to a machine embroidery workshop later on - really looking forward to this one and hoping that I have packed everything I need to take.  My usual thing is to take far too much 'stuff' and then find I've not taken something vital!!  I'll let you know how it goes.

Thursday 10 April 2014

Girly Card

The image on this card is from Crafters Companion, cut out with Spellbinder dies; the lacy doily is an X-cut die; background strip embossed using a Cuttlebug folder; computer sentiment popped onto a couple of Cuttlebug die cuts with a Marianne corner die - finally a ribbon bow and some card candy.  It is a lovely sunny morning at the moment - long may it last!!

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Angelic Cat

This lovely cat who is trying to look angelic despite a couple of tell-tale feathers in his mouth is one of the images from the Crazy Cats collection drawn by Linda Ravenscroft.  The card has been put together with some of the matching backing paper, a piece of embossed card (Cuttlebug folder); a lacy border by Cheery Lynn and a bow (Die-namics).  There are lots of other fantasy cat images on the CD which I'm sure will be popping up on a few projects - I love them.

Monday 7 April 2014

Best Laid Plans

Well I had planned to go out this morning until I saw what the weather was like - grey wet and windy!!  I'm sure I should have taken the opportunity to catch up on some housework but I have to admit that I sat and did some beading instead.  I'd seen several things I wanted to try in Beaded Opulence by Marcia DeCoster and this 'dangle' was one of them so I sorted out a few beads, crystals and pearls to have a go and this is the result.  In the book there is a matching choker necklace but as I don't really like chokers I might try something else but in the meantime it is hanging from a multi-purpose necklet which I have.  The postman has just dropped the latest Beadworkers' Guild Magazine through my letterbox so you can guess what I might be doing this afternoon, yes you guessed right, reading the mag and drinking coffee!!