Wednesday 29 June 2016

Flutter Bracelet

This bracelet was also spotted on Linda's Blog and she has in fact made it in several different colour combinations and in THIS POST she gives links to the pattern source and also useful information about where to obtain the beads.  Mine has been made using what beads I have which I thought would go together and I'm going to try other colours when I have time to sort through my stash.

Again this is a small photo but if you click on the image you can see the larger version

Tuesday 28 June 2016


Whilst I've not been too active on the card making front, nor blogging either, I've been beading.  A friend and I went to a bead fair recently and although I didn't buy too much, I was reminded that I have quite a few of the various Czech twin hole beads in my stash which need using.  I had a little trawl around Pinterest and came across lots to see and discovered THIS BLOG which introduced me to patterns I could use and maybe adapt slightly for the beads I have rather than buying more.  If you scroll down through some of the recent posts I'm sure you will see why I like what Linda makes - also why I will have to be careful not to be tempted into buying even more beads!!

This Lucy bracelet is one of Linda's patterns although I've not used exactly the same beads because I didn't have half tilas or silky beads.  Instead I substituted bricks and Kheops triangles.  I've made a couple of other items from her patterns which I might show you at some point.

EDIT - I 'm sure you all know this but if the picture is too small to see it will enlarge if you just click on it

Sunday 26 June 2016

I've Actually Made a Card!

Yesterday the postman brought me an interesting package containing dies which I just couldn't resist from the new Stampin' Up catalogue - Swirly Scribbles which also have stamps to go with them which I have so far resisted!!  I knew as always there were lots of snippets around on my desk and in boxes so I found a scrap and cut out one of the dies which made me think of a leafy tree.  I then stamped part of the tree from the Sheltering Tree set but after inking I wiped away some of the ink from the outer branches before stamping, added some grass and a sentiment before cutting out with a Sizzix square die.  This was layered onto another snippet of matching green.  I knew that somewhere in a little plastic storage box I had sundry left over small die cuts and  luckily there were a few birds and a cat.  The swirly green die cut was added to the tree as leaves, birds perched amongst the branches and the cat quietly wandering by in the grass.  The black and green layer was an odd piece of card which had been embossed and then rubbed over with metallic gilding polish - this snippet was also just lying around unused!

You've probably guessed by now that this card is for the Pixie Snippets Playground which makes me realise it is a week since I posted on the blog.

Birds and Cat - Memory Box dies (think so anyway, cut ages ago)
Swirl - from Swirly Scribbles set by SU
Stamps - Sheltering Tree and sentiment from Balloon set both Stampin' Up
Embossing Folder - Sue Wilson
Gilding Polish - Creative Expressions Citrus green
Square dies - Sizzix