Thursday, 7 April 2022

Happy Easter Card

Hello crafty friends, I've been MIA for a variety of reasons, but couldn't resist playing along with the Card Concept Challenge. 

The Card Concept #172 {Easter Blessings}- There's Still Time!

I have a few Grand children who are small enough to enjoy 
the Easter Bunny, so I've made a few cards featuring Bunnies.

I've also used alcohol inks with a die from Paper Rose called Ella's Garden Rose Circle Frame.

and a clean and simple one with a wreath die from Charlie and Paulchen.

Thanks for calling in. Keep safe. 

Monday, 14 February 2022

Two cards

 Hello crafty friends, I have a couple of cards to share with you today.

The first is for Clean and Simple. I made a similar card recently, using all gold and brown colours. This time, I tried to achieve the look of the leaves as they are "on the turn".

This card is for any occasion. It could be for a male, sympathy or get well. The leaves were cut with Tim Holtz die, "Leaf Fragments". I used various alcohol inks to colour them. Mostly Tim Holtz, such as Butterscotch, Terra Cotta and also Pinata, Golden Yellow and Copper. The brown viney thingo, yes, that's a word, is from a friend's stash.

and the second is for the Freshly made Sketch challenge #522

Apart from The Bohemian plate from SSS, 

all the other elements are scraps.

Thanks for calling in, stay safe.

Friday, 28 January 2022

A heart shaped stitched file by Paige Taylor Evans

Hello crafty friends, today I'm sharing a page which took me a few weeks to stitch, but I love the result and would happily to it all again for another little Grand Girl.

This pattern is found in Paige Taylor Evans, 20 days of stitching files

This is what the file looks like when it's purchased from Paige, then it's a matter of choosing threads which work well with your photo/s.

I used DMC variegated threads of various pink/magenta and green tones and worked in chain stitch. 

The embellishments and the title are from Paige's "Wonders" collection.

When my little three year old saw this page recently she said, "What do these words say Granny?"  When I told her she said "Yes, it is wonderful to come to your house!"  Awwh - she knows how to melt a heart! 

I was inspired by Audrey Mutschall; an Artist who's creativity I admire.

Thank you Audrey.

Stay safe and keep well.