Thursday, January 20, 2011

Paperplay - Back to Black

It's Paperplay Challenges time again.  This week the challenge is "Back to Black" - use a black base on your card/project.

We are very kindly sponsored by Meljen Designs and as you know I am a HUGE fan of Melissa's wonderful images.
I used two freebie images from Meljen's Designs to create my cards this week - you can get freebies from the Design Team Blog here every Monday.
Supplies: (Top) Love is Sweet digi (freebie) from Meljen Designs, Black cardstock, 
Tim Holtz On the Edge die, fimo button made by me!, ribbon from stash,
embroidery floss and copics. 
(Bottom) Miss you digi (freebie) from Meljen Designs, Black textured card 
blank by DCWV, copics, textured red cardstock by Papermania, 
Fiskars Upper Crest Border punch and glossy accents.

I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.  Thanks to everyone who played along last week on the "Cutie Patootie" Challenge.

I am entering the above cards into the following Challenges
Pile it on - Anything Goes
Craft your Days Away - Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings - Heart Theme (heart + ribbon) (my top card)
Stamp Something - Anything Goes (w/stamps)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A little beach scene! - Kirstie's Draught Excluder

A sandcastle

Okay, so I have been missing for a while - sorry everyone!.  An explanation.....  I got a knitting kit from my boys for Christmas and have been knitting up a storm.  I just have to share the finished creation with you.

This knitting kit was designed by the super talented Suzie Johnson who featured on Kirstie Allsopp's Homemade Home TV series in 2009/2010 - link to the episode here.  Suzie made a wonderful Draught Excluder that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it.

I have wonderful memories of my Grandmother teaching me how to knit - she was an amazing knitter and I would adore if she was still around to answer my knitting queries!.  Thankfully there are wonderful people like Suzie (The Wool Sanctuary) and the knit and crochet community site - Ravelry.
A beach-hut
or two!
Fun Fish (not sure about my knitting with sequins.... winged it!!)  but I am happy how they turned out.

When you put them all together with magnets - here is what you end up with - a fun Draught Excluder.
Although, to be honest - I really don't know if it will ever end up on the floor!  I had so much fun making this, I have just completed another beach hut which I am going to make into a door stop (just the stuffing/lining for the sand to finish) and bought wool to make a beach hut for a new baby's room. 

Hope you have enjoyed my jaunt away from card making and if you pop over to visit Suzie's knitting blog, be sure to tell her I sent you!

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hero Arts 2011 Catalog Blog Hop

Have you seen this??? Can't wait..... Hero Arts have also announced their Challenge theme for January.

Full details are on their blog here.

Off to get inky and hopefully share something later today or over the next few days!!! Boys still on school holidays!  Normal routine resumes on Monday 10th ... just in time for the blog hop!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Paperplay - Clean and Simple

Happy New Year to everyone.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  It's the first Thursday of the New Year .... so that must mean a new challenge from Paperplay!

This week's challenge is set by Design Team member Alicia and she wants to see "Clean & Simple".


I have to admit... it's hard getting the mojo to start up again after the holidays!  My boys are off from school for another week - so really - routine isn't an option at the moment!!!!

I used stickers from SRM, coloured cardstock, Cosmo Cricket DeLovely range, stamped flower coloured with copics and gems to create quick, clean and simple cards.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week and time to play along and make something "Clean and Simple".
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