Thursday, 1 November 2012

There's a wise old owl......

Just finished these 2 little owl puffs, only 8 more to put features on, stuff and sew up. It's taking as long if not longer to finish them than it did to knit these little birdies.

These 2 stand about 3.5 inches high, but it will depend on the thickness of yarn really, some of the others do vary in size.
As I was sewing them up this morning, when I eventually found the needle, I was reminded of the rhyme we used to teach the children in Playgroup.

There's a wise old owl with a pointed nose
2 pointed ears and claws for his toes,
he sits in a tree and stares at you,
he flaps his wings and cries
twit twoo, twit twoo.

The pattern was a free download from Ravelry and very easy to do, in the end I wasn't referring to the instructions at all. You can find the pattern by Jenna Krupar HERE
They are ideal for using up scraps of yarn, in fact no 2 of mine are the same colourway, even if i've used the same for the base of 3 of them.

Same but different.

A couple of cards using the same image from a pack of toppers by Lili of the Valley. Very clean and simple with the topper layered straight onto the card blank with just a touch of red ink on the edges.
 She really is a little cutie in her red coat and long trailing scarf. The only difference in these 6 inch square cards is the washi tape - gold stripe on one and red polka dot on the other. Oh and a star brad instead of round in the centre of one flower. I must put a spot of glue on that flower as it has twisted so you can't tell there are two layers.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

More haste.........

.......less speed. Well I proved that saying this morning while I quickly tried to put together the pieces for my BIL's birthday card before we went out.
I prepared the backing paper and topper yesterday and left the ink round the edges to dry. All I had to do today was stick them in place. I managed that all right then opened the card to write inside and found......

Yep that's right stuck on the wrong way, couldn't even use it as a tent style card as it would have been completley upside down then.
I cut the front off the card and put it along with another smaller topper and peel-off greeting onto an A5 card. thank goodness the sheet of toppers had lots of sizes on it. It's a cute little cat holding a cake and balloons from Lili of the Valley and the backer is from Dovecrafts.

Lousy pictures but I did say I was in a rush to get it done. ;-)

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Look teddy.

Ooops didn't get round to blogging yesterday, naughty me, didn't even make any cards - too busy knitting.
I've made up for it today though as it was lovely and warm and sunny in my craft room.
I bought some Lili of the Valley toppers last week and have made about a dozen cards this morning.
Here's one that's dry and all finished, isn't she cute holding her teddy up to see the Christmas tree fairy?
As I said the topper is from Lili of the Valley, the doily and the paper are from Dovecrafts with a scrap of ribbon from my stash.
The topper was pre-cut so I mounted it onto white card and coloured the edges with a red ink pad before layering it all up. The fairy has a touch of Stickles glitter glue in her hair.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Daisy die-cut

I bought some Kanban die-cut sheets at the craft show I went to recently and sat making them up into really quick easy cards.

This one is Daisy. I've simply layered her up onto co-ordinating card on which i've used Martha Stewart round the edge punches, a peel-off greeting and she's done.
These sheets are quite good value as there are 2 large figures and several smaller ones on each as well as some flowers to use as embellishments. I may show another tomorrow ;-)