Monday 22 February 2016

Pixie Snippets Playground week 217

Well I was so lucky last week because my name was chosen by the random thingy to win the crafty prize in the Pixie Snippets Playground - a great stamp and a die to add to my crafty stash. As I was lucky to win I'm just playing for fun this week although as usual there is another great prize on offer so maybe an opportunity for you to take a look and perhaps use up some of your snippets to take part.  I've again been clearing bits off my desk and come up with a sympathy card to pop into my box because sadly these are sometimes needed without warning.  I found a snippet of background paper in shades of blue and luckily another fairly large snippet of plain blue card which I used to cut out the inner part of a small striplet die three times.  I then found some more smaller bits to cut out the layered label for the sentiment.

Dies - all by Sue Wilson
Sentiment - computer generated

Sunday 21 February 2016

More Quilling

Yesterday I promised Jill I'd pop a photo onto my blog of a quilled sheep picture I'd made since attending her workshop last month and as the day has turned out to be fairly bright it was light enough to get a reasonable picture.  The design is from a book in the 'Twenty to Make' series and all the animals have been designed by Diane Boden who is well known in the quilling world.  On the front cover of the book there is an amazing alpaca which I'd love to make one of these days when I've had a bit more practice at rolling the shapes.

Another Quilling Workshop

I spent a very enjoyable morning yesterday at a Spring Quilling workshop presented by the talented Jill of Jill's Quills.  We were given various options including a selection of spring flowers and/or rabbits, chicks and ducklings.  I started by producing two rabbits with fluffy tails which I brought home and made into a card using some embossing folders and inks to make a background. Details of items used are below as usual. Next I worked on a couple of daffodils which were popped onto a card which was supplied by Jill and I will add a greeting to this at some point.  I'm very much looking forward now to the next workshop where we will be quilling butterflies.

Embossing Folders - two from a set of three given away free with a magazine
Flowers on branch - punched from printed paper using small punch from Stampin' Up
Sentiment - computer generated punched using SU punches