Friday 26 April 2013

Those who wander...

Hello everyone!

Hope you are enjoying the Spring weather :D I am thoroughly enjoying the bright, long days. Long may they last!!

This is the card I made for my brother and his girlfriend, they emigrated to Canada during the week.

I used the "My Mind's Eye" 6x6 paper pack, "Follow your Heart". This was the only printed paper I had, that had any relevance to the theme of card needed. (Thankfully I haven't had to make many cards for people leaving, as I would be a constant emotional mess!!)

I cut a strip of teal board to the width of the A5 card front (210mm wide) and then cut a piece of tan coloured board to fit the printed piece of paper. I embossed this with my most loved embossing folder, the Honeycomb! I used a few strips of printed paper for a bit of height.

I had some chipboard honeycomb (that I would dearly love to know where I buy more from!!) that I stuck down on top of some canvas that was folded accordion style and died with an ink pad. I then used the frayed parts of the canvas as a tie for the charm.

I used a mask and ink pad to colour up the edges of the card. With an ink blending tool, I inked up a canvas flower to tone in with the card, and stuck a button on top. 

I used some beautiful polka dotted washi tape also, cutting the bottom to tie in with the "flags" on the printed paper.

I then used the ink blending tool to ink up the edges of the card also.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
DRS Designs - Challenge 67 Pastels
Happy Campers - Challenge No. 15
My Heart Pieces - Embossing
Southern Girls Challenge - Button Up or Show some Flair
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a wonderful Spring day also!


Saturday 20 April 2013

Bon voyage.

Hello, hope you are having a great day. I am just about to wind down for the night, it was an eventful day!
For the afternoon, I was at a first birthday party for my nephew. The sun shone all day, and all kiddies had a blast :)
We came home from one party and straight into another! My younger brother is moving to Canada on Tuesday :( so tonight we had a "going away" party for him. These are some buns (cupcakes) I made for the occasion....

Although it took some longer than others to realise the decoration! ;)

With red roll out icing, I used a leaf cutter as a maple leaf, to represent part of the Canadian flag. I used my standard bun recipe, I will post it later in the week.

I also made some chocolate fudge brownie, and had to test several pieces as I went along. I am still waiting for the over indulgence to digest ;) ......

What is your favourite cake to bake? Mine is chocolate fudge brownie, if I do it right, it tastes deliciously moist, fudge and divine!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Missing in action!

Hello everyone! Gosh has it been so long since last posting?! It has been very, very busy this end. Not as busy with crafting as I would like, but slowly getting back into it!!

I am a crafter who usually requires a lot of thinking time before doing anything. I find it hard to just follow an example, hence why I find it practically impossible to mass produce! Each item is nearly always different from the previous. So in the evenings lately, when I get to sit down, my head is usually too frazzled to start being creative. I veg in front of the tv crocheting. I find it so relaxing letting the hook and yarn take over! I recently got a beautiful, generous gift of some fabulous coloured yarns, so I have decided to pass on the goodness with gifts to as many people possible. It will take a long time, but I will get there!!  Anyway, enough of my ramblings! Here are some photos of what I have been working on....

This is a cardigan I made for my friends little baby. I love the colour, haven't made anything blue in a while. I'm used to princess colours lately!

This is a handbag I made for a little friend of my daughters. I am in the process of making a matching hairband, after all every girl needs a bag and hairband, right? I am also planning on making one for every little girl in my life. :D

This was my first time to crochet a flower, and despite the many patterns I tried follow, I couldn't get the hang of it. So this I did by experimenting. I made the starting ring, particularly large and loose so that the cylindrical button could act as the clasp (??! Is that what it's called?!) and be pulled through to close it.

I hope where ever you are today, you are enjoying your day. Thanks for stopping by :)