Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Hello to all. Hope today is a good day for you and the weather out there is better than here...drizzley and wet it is! My card today has several dies using my Cuttlebug...Marianne designs Bicycle, Crafty Sentiments Fence, C.C. Designs Phlox Flowers. I've doodled round the edge, and if you look closely there are some embossed bees and butterflies using my 'light box'...what's one of them I hear you ask..it was my first purchase in the land of crafting and I still use it now and again. I did in those days buy several brass stencils to go with it. So I've finished off with a bit of glamour dust. Oh the large sentiment is a stamp from Daisy & Dandelion range from Pickles & Onion. It is really a simple card with added texture and everything used is definitely 6 months and if not older.
Challenges entered are Cuttlebug 'wheels', Eclectic Ellapu '6 months older', CYP, Crafting from the heart, Let's Create 'dies/punches' 2nd as is Glitter n sparkle, Cupcake Inspirations 'pic inspired', and Simon Says 'dies'. Have a super day!

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Hello, hope you're all well and happy crafters. I thought you might like to see what I've been upto last couple of days. I adore this curtain material set of 2 for only £3 from a charity shop. The pink with the green is so beautiful and instantly I could see bags. I want to be able to get used to using my sewing machine again. It was an investment to pass down to my daughters but one of them needed something very easy to use and so we got her one at a reasonable price and she wanted a Singer, mine is Janome.

I made these 2 for the time being but can easily get 4 more.

My handstamped mark inside.
Challenges entered are...Creative Corner, Stamping Sensations, Crafty Creations, Fab n Funky, Crafty Calendar. Hope you like my upcycling at such a bargain and very practical too. Take care all.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Hello again happy crafters! I'm here to show this special card for a family member...she definitely likes her shoes and loves lace. I've seen this new type of card around blogland and just adapted the front bit a little. Apart from the sentiment which is stamped, the rest is digital. The faded lilac is from Sizzix 2014 d/load, the pink is Crafts Beautiful d/load, shoe image image is from Just Inklined, gems, lace from stash and the lovely punched butterflies is a Tonic Studios punch from the lovely Brenda. Gorgeous butterflies, another punch to add to my collection.

Promarkers for colouring and glamour dust.

So the challenges entered are 10...Incy Wincy, Cutie Pie, Eclectic Ellapu, CYP, Crafting from the heart, Lets create, Crafty Sentiments, ABC, Glitter n sparkle and Penny's. Wishing you all a great week ahead, I'll have another sewing make on here next. Bye.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Helloooooo one and all. I'm still busy with other crafting interests such as this one I sewed up. I won't be too long with some card makes so please don't despair my good friends. I'd like to say a 'big' thanks to Brenda from Floral Fantasies for my lovely parcel of goodies I won recently. I know I've not created much in the way of cards but there's one or two I did make so will post them on here shortly. Getting back to this practical, useful item made out of two lovely curtains on sale at a local charity shop. Fine strong material for me to upcycle and I was super excited. My intention was to make a pair of 'bags for life' to keep in my car. We'll soon be needing these more than ever as plastic bags will be costly in most stores starting in October.

As you can see 'a bargain for lined ones'.

Tape has come off the top, section cut off for the handles, halved and assembled so the flowers stay the right way up.

Handles sewn and pulled the right side through with my daughter's big terry nappy pin which I've still kept.

Finished bag...

...or two.

...with my name stamp inside. Hope you like my creative sewing. Hope to be on here again soon. Bye and take care everyone.