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Saturday, 23 April 2016

Lost my photos :-(

Hi all, thought I would do a quick post to say that the app I was using on my ipad Bloggerpress is no longer available and parked!! ( not sure if going to restart either ). This has meant that any photos I have posted using this ( which are a lot ) have now disappeared :-(
And I am unable to upload most of them as have not saved them and to say I am cross is a understatement. This has put me off blogging sadly as the blogpress app was nice and quick to use. I hope to restart again once I can be sure any photos I add won't disappear again.
Happy crafting
Kay x

Monday, 1 February 2016

Happy Birthday Ryan

I made this card a couple of weeks ago and thought I had better blog it so I have a record. This is for my nephew who will turn 18 shortly and I can't believe how the time has gone. He's not really into cards so knew I could get away with this one lol

For this card I used
MFT 'Blueprints 18' and
MFT ' Spotlight sentiments' stamped in Ranger 'cheese puff' dye ink and cut at a angle.
Clearly Besotted 'basic numbers' stamp set and paper from stash.
And this is my progress on my C2C (corner to corner) blanket

Loving this stitch so much that I spent yesterday ( Sunday) completing a C2C graphgan. Will add in a separate post once made into a cushion.
Happy crafting x

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

A little more Catitude

Hi all, am loving my MFT 'Catitude' stamp set and used it to make another birthday card.

I followed a Sketch for the layout and coloured my cat with Copics. On a bit of a MFT kick at the moment interlaced with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.
So I used MFT Blueprints 13 dies, MFT subtle plaids for the paper and of course MFT Catitude stamp set. Card and pearl are from stash and you can't see it in the photo but I have added some clear Wink of Stella to the collar and flower.
Thanks for all your get well comments, am feeling lots better after some antibiotics and inhaler. And here's a progress picture of my blanket.

Happy crafting x

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Trio of birthday cards

Hi all, well good laid plans and all that somehow seem to never come together in my house lol. The joys of a chest infection and lack of mojo after Christmas meant I wasn't spending much time in my craft room :-(
But the good news is I have now learnt to follow a pattern in crochet lol. Will add a pic of current project at the end of this post.
So onto my cards and I really enjoyed making these and getting inky.
First thing was to stamp the cats (MFT 'Catitude') onto some card with Versafine black onyx ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder and also onto some masking paper. Once stamped image covered with masking paper ( joys of fussy cutting ) this is where the fun begins. I just picked a selection of my fave distress inks and covered up the whole card using a applicator tool and foam pads and then added some droplets of water. I then peeled the masking paper off ( see pic ) and coloured my cats with Copics.

I used MFT tiny hearts background stamp and the same distress inks to create another layer behind the main image and die-cut them at a angle using the new MFT wonky stitched rectangles which i am totally in love with

The happy birthday dies used are from Clearly Besotted

Distress inks used were Wilted Violet, Peacock feathers, Picked raspberry and mustard seed

I can't make my mind up which one is my favourite. Think I like them all :-)
So am back in my craft room and also completing my current blanket which I came across on Facebook. It's called a C2c or Corner to corner and is made up of squares. I'm currently following a pattern to get a geometric shape at the end. Will keep you updated of my progress.

Happy crafting everyone x

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Cushion cover for my mum

Hi all, well this is my first blog post of 2016 and I hope you all had a great time celebrating and welcoming in the New Year. It's my birthday New Years Eve and we had spent the day in Weymouth getting rather wet and cold so it was good to have a early night which was a first in 23 years. Sure sign I am getting old lol.
Anyway was itching to do a crochet cushion cover after my friend Sandra made one and told me it was easy!
Luckily for me it was easy once I had unpicked it several times and Sandra sorted it out when it started to go wonky lol

This is the back of the cushion and I was chuffed to have lined it up when I crocheted it shut

I literally finished it the night before she came down for Christmas as I had picked up a larger cushion base than intended. But she loved it so that was all that matters though she has asked for a matching one. I told her yes she can but not until Christmas 2016 ;-)
Right off to try and make some birthday cards before I am back at work on Monday, happy crafting all x

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

My beloved Sam

Well it's certainly windy outside today and heavy rains are forecast all day. My heart goes out to those affected by the floods and make me grateful for my dry house.
I attended another Felting workshop run by the talented Joan Prowse who did a special master class for us all on request.
We all brought a photo of our chosen model and of course I had to choose Sam. Still miss him loads :-(

So first off all we had to create the basic shape of the head and start to build layers up. So grateful that Joan was on hand with expert tips and advice as really wanted to do justice to this

And this is the final version of my felted Sam. I even incorporated some of Sam's hair in his face to make it more special. Just need to go and get it framed now so I can have him near me at all times

And these were all the completed projects. What a amazing and talented bunch of ladies and also friends :-)

So if you fancy learning something new for 2016 I would highly recommend dry felting. I started out with a small flower and now the world is my oyster. Though as hubby says not another hobby lol

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Craft retreat

Hi all, well me and the lovely Sandra went away to a craft retreat in Brixham in November

and had a fab weekend with lots of crafting and good company and this is what we made.

Everyone's finished projects

Really good to make different items and to meet new people. Now I need to remember to blog more as it's a great way to record my makes. Hope you all had a good Christmas x