Saturday, February 27, 2010


I saw something the other day - and have been playing (OK so I've been putting off making one of my swaps)

This is my first attempt - I cut out the dress template then fed it through my cuttlebug - a bit of DTP and then think about it. In hindsight I'm not happy with the eyelets - too fussy and too many. But hey you learn along the way.

I like my second attempt better - but then I'm more comfortable with stronger colours. Same principle - cuttlebug and DTP. The 'skirt' is a white flower that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist Oriental Poppy; then I highlighted the skirt with Crystellina Kiddy Glitz. Much happier with this one!

And yes I know I promised to show my white scraps solution. Just gives me another excuse to play

Sunday, February 14, 2010

stuff ups and hot weather

These two just so go together. It's really hard getting the correct placement (on ANYTHING) as perspiration drips down into your eyes. The other day rummaging through my stash of goodies I realised that I had some leftover purple cardstock - from when I'd attempted to sell red hat cards (only 200 to go). Cut them to size and found some coloured scraps that I then put through my Cuttlebug (I LOVE my bug for exactly that reason - no scrap of paper is safe from me). Enter perspiration ... and I didn't match up the edges. And they were uneven to boot.

Went to my now well organised ribbon drawer and found some deep purple ribbon and glued it. I always wanted an image in the middle and to show a narrow purple border. Finding the right image was the hard bit - all those stamps and not one was right - but I got lucky in the end. I rubbed over the image with Lyra crayon - and lightly misted it (took two goes as I've never tried it before). Dabbed the edges with lavender fluid chalk and added a gem.

I'm not real sure about this - I can see the bits I'm not happy with but there you go. Next time I'll show you what I do with my white scraps.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

A new beginning

Well I've finally done it - set up a blog. I am now really in the land of crafty bloggers. I'm still finding my way around here in bloggers land and hope to have some of my cards to show soon. in the meantime I thought I'd show my ribbon storage. Up until several days ago they sat spilling out of drawers and looking a total mess.

After a hints email from some cyberspace friends I found my old embroidery spools and got busy. Now I can see everything easily ... and I have heaps more space for more stuff.