Thursday 24 January 2013

Hearts and flowers

This week's challenge at Charisma Cardz is all about hearts and flowers and we all used images (this one is Clementine) from Stampfairy - our sponsor for the week. I decided to do some paper-piecing on my card for a change and as I couldn't find any suitable paper in my stash I decided to use some free papers from an old copy of Craft Seller - one of my favourite magazines. Unfortunately however, there was a bit of show-through and you can just about see the design on the reverse side of the papers but as I didn't have time to start again I just had to run with it! This is one card which will not be used as anything other than a dt sample :o)

I plan to enter the card for the following challenges:
Crafting By Design - Polka dots
Sisterhood of Crafters  - Hearts
Stampavie and More - Spots and stripes 
Whimsical Designs - Love  
Papertake Weekly - Tie up your loose ends (add a bow) 
Sweet Stamps - Pearls & Lace 
Tuesday Throwdown - Furry Friends
Kaboodle Doodles - Ribbon
Pretty Little Ribbon
 - Flowers & Ribbon

Totally Stampalicious - Paper Piecing

Sunday 20 January 2013

A new space to sew

I recently cleared out our porch to accomodate my sewing machine, my supply of socks and of course a couple of boxes of finished sock monkeys :o) It's so great to have a little space for my sewing instead of having to disrupt what I'm working on to use the dining table whenever we want to eat a family meal together! 

I made this little altered coffee tin which I am using in my new little sewing room for my machine's spare bobbins,  I covered the tin with scrapbook paper then stamped a sewing machine on to the reverse side of a scrap of the paper and stuck that on with sticky pads. I used some measuring tape paper and some lace from my stash to embellish then added some paper twine with a little framed charm hanging from it. I also altered the lid with some alcohol inks a paper flower,  a button and some twine. Waiting now till we finish the next tin of coffee so I can make another little container to go with it!

Entering these challenges: 
Speedy and Friends - Use Twine 
Crafty Catz -Anything but a card 
Frilly and Funkie - Vintage - anything goes
Ladybug Crafts -  Anything but a card

Thursday 10 January 2013

Happy Birthday Charisma

Here I am back with a new project at long last - actually a full month since I last posted and I've no idea where the time went! I'm going to try my best to be a better blogger this year :o)

This week is the Charisma Cardz challenge fourth birthday so the theme for the new challenge is of course 
and if you use the number 4 on your creation you can enter up to 4 projects (but please remember to put 4 at the end of your name to qualify), your creations must all follow the theme. There are seven prizes up for grabs on our birthday week so it's well worth having a go!

For my card I've used a digi stamp from the great Dustin Pike, the papers are Bloom & Grow from MME and the sentiment came from a free set of stamps from one of last years's Homemade magazines.

A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge - Celebrations 
Loves Rubber Stamps - Use Dies Or Punches
Ooh La La Creations - Happy Birthday 
Whoopsi Daisy - Die Cuts & Punches
ATCs & Cards With Attitude - Celebrations Anything Goes 
Fairy Tale - Animals &Pets 
Fussy and Fancy - Furry Friends
The Stamping Chef - Celebrations
Jen's Digis - Celebration