Monday 30 April 2012

Beautiful bobbins

Over the weekend I shut the door of my craftroom and played. I had downloaded these bobbins or spools from the Chocolate Baroque website. They have been designed by the talented Lesley Wharton and are in 6 different designs. I'm like a magpie and had to have them all along with the ribbon cards.
I have been quilting more since Christmas and have a pin cushion with my sewing equipment so decided that I'd make a few more. I had bought some polystyrene eggs at Easter and didn't get round to making them up. They are ideal for this project. I cut them in half and scored them so that I could tuck the fabric into the half egg and covered with ribbon. I have made Christmas baubles using this technique in the past.
I rummaged through my bits and bobs box and added flowers, ribbons and pins to embellish. I enjoyed going through my bead stash and adding the beads and bead caps to the long pins.
The lace for the ribbon card was given to me by a friend who had to cleared her Mums house and there was far to much, (stuff) to go into her new flat. I'm using the stuff that was in the tin sparingly. Thanks for stopping by Debbie. PS pop over to my DT buddy Judiths blog as she has been creating too.

Sunday 22 April 2012

Chic Script 4 Card

I was very lucky to have these papers a few days earlier than they were released on sale. They are delicious. I love the colours, shapes and sizes they come in. They are definately value for money and you can print them off when you want them. The papers are available from here at Chocolate Baroque. Also, there are three other designs by lovely Lesley.
My card has been made from two sheets of Chic Script 4. I printed it twice onto 220gsm super smooth card and the colours are so vibrant. When trimmed, I inked around the edges with a Versamark pad and turquoies embossing powder. I matted it onto red and and then the brown base card. The second sheet was used to cut out the dressform and the label. I triple embossed them with Versamark and clear powder. They were attatched to the card with foam pads. The flowers are from my box of bits and bobs I've collected over the years. Have a craft Sunday Debbie

Friday 20 April 2012

New Stamps and a Give Away

I wanted to let you know that Choc0late Baroque have release 2 gorgeous stamp sets.

Haberdashery is A5 size and there's such alot on it, the manequins are delicious.

Lace Fragments are so pretty and very very useful.

If you pop over to the Design Team Blog, leave a comment on the new stamp section, you'll go into a draw to win one of the stamp plates.
Good luck


Thursday 19 April 2012

Pan Pastels

A few friends have been posting cards on their blogs made with Pan Pastels. I love the creations they have made so bought a trial pack. The background of this card is made with pastels. I really haven't played with them for long so will be setting some time aside at the weekend.

I used Versamark for the background stamping and flowers. I used a watercolour brush and lifted some of the pastel off the flowers. I'm keen to explore more with them.


Wednesday 18 April 2012

Delicious papers

As I said in yesterdays post, I've been trying to use up older papers. But 2 papers pads have come along at once. The paper pad is a 6 x 6 and is from the Ambrosia collection by Bo Bunny.

I thought the flower from the Pretty Birdcage looked similar to the flowers in the paper. I stamped the flower not with black but grey and I'm pleased with it. The flowers were coloured with pens with similar colours from the paper.


Tuesday 17 April 2012

Pretty Papers

It's been quite some time since I bought a paper pad because I wanted to use alot of what I had collected and stroked over the last few years.

I bought the Songbird A4 paper pad from Chocolate Baroque after seeing some samples made by Glenda. I love the colours and the thing that sold it to me is that there are 3 of each sheet. 2 to use and 1 to stroke. It also comes as a 6 x 6 pad which is an ideal size.
I have a few more cards nearly finished and will post them soon.


Friday 13 April 2012

My new knitted friend

I have done a few internet searches for a knitted rabbit over the last few years but couldn't find what I was looking for.

A little girl who has just started at our school had the rabbit I'd been looking for. I asked her mummy and daddy where they had got the rabbit from. They told me it had been bought as a gift for her. Her mum had the tag from where the rabbit had come from so I did a search on the net found the website and ordered the pattern. If you want to knit this lovely bunny the website is Mary Jane's Tearoom
My rabbit is called Daisy and I've started to knit another in a different colour. The patterns are easy to follow and doesn't take long to knit.

Have a good day

Thursday 12 April 2012

More quilting

I met a friend at the Harrogate craft show and she was telling me about some quilting she is doing for the premature babies unit at the RVI Newcastle. My sister was looked after there and it's where my niece was born.
She told me the quilts are for the incubators and they don't need any filling in them. The quilt size is 16 x 20 and here are the first two I've made. I'm seeing her on Saturday so I'm hoping to gather some more of my bits and bobs together and make a few more.

Wednesday 11 April 2012

Busy, busy, busy

I have been off work for the Easter break and with the weather not being great I can craft all day (well in between all the other life things that need to be done).

A friend asked if I'd make her soon to arrive Granddaughter a cot quilt. I really like this one and think I'll make another similar soon for a work friend who is due before the summer holidays.

I'll post more photo's over the next few days of what I've been up to.