Monday, 30 July 2012

Art Nouveau Rose heart

For a friend to give her mum on her special Birthday
although really all birthdays are special!

paperpieced and
combined with lovely Basic Grey papers,
Ivy leaf wreath die cut, small ceramic flowers
and some stickles

I'd like to share this with
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Shaped cards!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Feltmaking....getting back in the swing!

Enjoying my blast from the past!
The first piece of wet feltmaking 
I have made in a very long time......

I love working with fibres.
This piece combines Wensleydale, merino and silk softly felted
to create loose pockets within the piece.
I had forgotten how much I love doing this, 
but now I'm hooked again.
Just a start on the backing fabric,
will let you see how it progresses.

It looks far better if you click on for a closer look..

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Crafty Creations DT call !

Hello!  It's that time again and we are looking for a few new members for our Crafty Creations Challenge Team!!  
If you are creative, crafty and confident that you want to be part of a great team, then you could be just who we are looking for! 
All experience levels are welcome to apply. 
A few requirements before applying: 
- You must have a blog that you post on at least once a week which would include a  post of your challenge project twice per month, if on the DT. 
-willing and able to use digital images in your creations, supplied by our sponsors
- able to create and post 2  projects/month
- able to comment on entries (divided up between members)
-willing to be on the team for a  minimum 6 month term
- have a positive team attitude and lots of energy to create! 
What you will receive if you join us:
- a casual, non stressful design team experience
- sponsored digital images from fabulous designers to create your challenge projects!
- support and crafting inspiration from fellow members
- opportunity to make new crafting community friends!
If you are interested, please send Deena an e-mail by August 8, including:
1. Name
2. Link to your blog
3. Your previous DT experience, if any.
4. Please tell us a little about yourself and mention if you have played our challenges previously. (not a requirement, but always nice! :)) 

Friday, 27 July 2012

It's summer at Polka doodles!

Emma Canning's fun 
is perfect for the Scottish Summer
Wellies and a brolly!

are looking for your 
summer projects
this week.

I have combined some elements from the
Studio 12 cd,
along with Taylor to create my summery card.

Just with some added stickles for a little bling.
The sun is happily shining in the sky
not unlike Largs today.....
But who knows what tomorrow will bring!

Come pop by 
to see who won the
Great British Blog hop last week 
and play along in our Summer challenge!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Crafty Creations .... and it's about the buttons!

My card for Ella's first birthday
is part of the
and it's buttons!

I adore this image from this weeks sponsor
I also love the vintage buttons I used to create
my flower centres - so pretty!

I know you all love your buttons
come play along at

Friday, 20 July 2012

Welcome Martha excited to be an Aunty!

Very Proud Aunty Claire - how gorgeous
is Martha Rose. She is 1 day old here.
Born 16th July 8lbs 1 1/2 ozs.

Hope and Martha

My brother Angus (daddy)
Caleb and Martha

Jeni (Mummy) Jacob and Martha

Very Very proud Grandpapernts
with all their grandchildren!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Polka doodles - Very British Olympic Blog hop

Really loved making this card using the fab
Britanica range by Nikky at Polka Doodles
along with the lovely image by Emma Canning.

Hope you are joining us for the
Very British Olympic Blog Hop
at Polka Doodles this week!

If you have come from Jan you
are heading in the right direction!
Next you want to go visit Nelly.

If you leave a comment at each Dt member spot
and enter the challenge 
you could win

Second and Third Prizes - An Emma Canning Download

Come on we are looking forward to 
those red,white and blue creations.....
What does Britain mean to you?

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Back to my paper making and dyeing!

While I was at Woolfest I bought some fabulous fibres
and silk string with the intention
of getting back to my roots.

I loved dyeing and paper making as a textiles student
a very long time ago....hmmmmmm
20 years!

I found a great local supplier for dye
would highly recommend - very helpful.

I have dyed some silk string which its think lends 
itself to another alternative to bakers twine?
Have a close up look - very lovely stuff.

I have also had a go at silk paper making
which is far quicker than making
ordinary paper
and I love it!

It's been pretty wet here so have been looking for
different things to do with the kids.

We have had a lot of fun.

These are my attempts
to check I could do it first.

Hopefully will get photo's of their creations tomorrow
to put on their blog!

Crafty Creations.....Free for all

are kindly sponsoring us this
in our Free for all challenge!

I loved making this sweet tag
with their pretty ballerina image.

It's all a bit mad here at the moment as
we are in week 2 of school holidays.
But we are all doing well despite
the truly awful weather!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Kirsty's 40th and gift

A card for my friend Kirsty
who turned 40 on Friday.
We went out for breakfast - yummy!

Again using a feather embellishment.
I love this beautiful image by Leanne Ellis
available from Funky Kits

The background paper I made using waxed paper
sprayed with  cosmic shimmer inks.
It's very glimmery as there is also
mica on the stamped image and the ivy frame.

Her present....hanger bought at a show
Driftwood from a local beach
Hand dyed silk cocoons
wooden heart buttons
and some beads on wire......lots of fun!

I'd like to share my projects this week with
The Stamp Man - Bling it on - my card
The Crafty Pad - It's natural
C.R.A.F.T. - feathers/birds - my card
Sarah Hurley - Dimensions and texture
Creative Belli - anything but a card - hanging