Saturday, 6 March 2010

March Madness!!!

Sallie is here for her Dad's birthday today and to take me to the Cinema last night to see Alice in Wonderland with the yummy Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter.
Of course she brought Big Stitch, Little Stitch and Baby Stitch with her.
They had seen my picture of my Stitch modelling the ribbon dress and were very jealous so while we were getting ready to go out they raided my knitting and decided to dress themselves up. Big Stitch found a jumper that just about fitted him and the other 2 thought my squares for the pram blanket would be better for them instead.
Baby Stitch sneaked into my bag afterwards and managed to get in to see the film with us, he had to hide his eyes a couple of times when it got a bit too scary for him.
The others stayed at home, we had to tell them we were going shopping otherwise they would have wanted to come too. They sat in bed and played games on my laptop, they thought my mini mouse was bought especially for them.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Dress Up 2010

Browsing through Karen's blog yesterday I came across this new challenge.
Dress Up 2010 is the idea of Margaret who decided to make a dress a month for the whole of the year. Anyone taking part needs to leave a link to her blog so that everyone can see the creations.
Karen also found a super template for dresses on Gini's blog which I have used for this first one. Gini is also taking part and has a super woollen dress on her blog. As this is for January I was inspired by the card I made for my niece's 21st birthday which I made for that month.
The bodice is champagne coloured pearlescent card with a snowflake punched out and backed with pale blue pearlescent card - this 2nd layer hides all the ends of the ribbon quite neatly and securely.

Tiny star shaped self adhesive gems were added to the bottom of the bodice for a bit of bling. January is still the 'party season' after all.

Stitch insisted on modelling it but really it doesn't quite fit very well!

This dress fits in with the challenge on Bubbly Scrumptious Whispers of Colour #1 which asks for the colours lilac, blue and a splash of deep pink and cream.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Mother's Day

I've just finished making my Mother's day cards using the My Craft Studio Parchment craft 3 Cd and vellum lace panels. I printed a fan image onto pearlescent paper to make the fan on the front and found the same image in a bookmark style which I copied, flipped and stretched to make a matching insert.

The cards have been made using an A4 sized card scored and folded on th DL line to make an almost square shortfall card. This first card is in pale lime green with ice white pearlescent paper as a backer on the front and inside.
This second card is in pale lilac with very pale lime green pearlescent backing paper. Both fans have been printed in pale lilac the same as the inserts.
A peel-off complements the colours and flowers with glittered brads complete the fans.

Not Football

It's Mick's birthday at the weekend and I thought I would be a bit more imaginative and not do the usual football related card for him.
This is what I came up with from the Crafter's Companions Popcorn Bear Romance cd.I used an A4 sheet of card and scored and folded it on the DL line to give a shortfall almost square card. I used the circle pyramage image, 2 co-ordinating backing papers and a matching insert as well as a piece of silver patterned paper also from Crafter's Companion.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Man Utd. v Cardiff City

I think in this case Cardiff come out on top!

I made these 2 cards using the same image and backing papers, from Peerless Designs Teddies Friends Cd. One in red for my son and one in blue for a friends son. Both with matching envelopes.
The only difference is the way in which I used the backing paper. I much prefer the way it has turned out on the blue card. The colour helps as well I think as it is so much brighter.
Either way Ashley loves his Manchester United card.