Saturday, 29 October 2011

Made using my new toys

Having spent a wonderful day out with a few crafty friends a couple of weeks ago, at Sincerely Yours craft show, and spending all of my pocket money, I thought it might be nice to share my latest card with you.

Shopping List:

Cheery Lynn Small Lace Faerie Queen w/Angel Wing

Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish
Cuttlebug Emboss Plus folder - Perfect perenials
Tim Holz Distress Ink - Dusty Concord
"Some things" stamp
Purple glitter cardstock
Silver mirror cardstock
White/pearl cardstock
Purple satin bias-binding
Purple Organza Ribbon
Most of these were bought at the show, and I love them all.
I'll be be using them over and over, so expect to see lots of cards along my favorite theme of butterflies and purple!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Hello and welcome

Well........ I said I would, and I did!

I finally set up a blog for my crafty makes.

I will start by introducing some of my stitched mandalas. I have recently been lucky enough to hold two workshops for my patterns at "Let's Create" in Coningsby, and what a fantastic time I had. The ladies seemed to enjoy themselves too.
We worked on several designs, but the one which caught much of the attention was a snowflake:

I used AB coated beads which catch the light and sparkle like ice.

Another is "Ziggy". this looks quite complicated, but the pre-pricked holes and stiched design makes placing the beads relatively straight forward.

All of my patterns are designed to look interesting with or without the beading, but adding a bit of bling never hurts does it?

I have permission from one of the ladies - Jean Newholm- to show you some of her lovely work. Since the first workshop, she has been very busy making some boxed sets for raffle prizes and has made a fabulous job of all of them.

Thankyou Jean, I look forward to sharing more of your work soon.

Well, that's all from me for now.
I hope you have enjoyed this first post, see you soon.