Friday, 24 April 2015

Bleeding Tissue

I missed this weeks craft evening at Twydall Crafters where Eileen Godwin was demonstrating the "bleeding tissue" technique - so this afternoon after having watched several off Eileen's YouTube tutorials I made myself comfortable and had a practice with the tissue. I was quite pleased with the results, so I have turned my practice pieces into cards.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Creative Scrappers #259 & #260

It’s a very long time since I posted here but a quiet weekend gave me the opportunity to do some crafting. After finishing some layouts from my recent scrapbook class I was determined to use up the rest of the kit so I have made a couple of layouts foe the current Creative Scrappers challenges.

Creative Scrappers #259

layout 1

Here is the original sketch;

Creative Scrappers #260

layout 2

And the original sketch

Hopefully it won’t be too long before I'm back again.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A Change of Direction

Over recent months my crafting has taken a change of direction. I am still paper crafting but sewing and knitting has been my main focus recently.

This is my most recent project the Mathilde Blouse made from a pattern from Tilly and the Buttons – you may have seen her on The Great British Sewing Bee.


I am very happy with this top and the fabric was a bargain at £2 per metre from my fabric shopping expedition in Walthamstow with Holly.

I have also recently made this dress again with fabric from Walthamstow but this time only £1 per metre. Because it was such a bargain I bought 5 metres and I’m now wondering what to do with the remaining 2.5 m. Sorry for the rubbish photos – hubby and my smart phone are not a good combination!


My knitting projects have included;

yoga socks for my sister-in-law

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And a short bolero cardigan for Holly to wear to a wedding with her vintage 1950’s prom dress


I have a few other items still on the needles so there may be more photos soon.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Colour Me Scrappy Challenge #34


Here is the colour palette for challenge #34


And here is my layout for the challenge;



I have used photographs of myself which is quite unusual for me – especially as they are pre weight loss – although I don’t seem to have many recent photos of me but in these photos I am in St Ives in Cornwall which is of course my favourite place. I’m looking forward to spending some more time there this year just hoping for some warmer weather – it can’t carry on like this surely?

I’m looking forward to the next Colour Me Scrappy Challenge – it’s definitely good for inspiration

Friday, 15 March 2013

Creative Scrappers Sketch 249 & 250

I’m catching up today with a couple of layouts for Creative Scrappers that I had finished earlier this week when I had a snow day but not shown here.

Sketch 249

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I loved these photos that my daughter took of her boyfriend with her reflection showing in his sunglasses and the papers were so suited to him as he is a musician.

Sketch 250

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I carried on using the We R Memory Keepers papers for this second layout of my daughter at her 18th Birthday Party in a stunning dress that she made herself. There are just a few of this collection of papers left to use up on my next layout.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Colour Me Scrappy

I’ve found a new challenge blog called Colour Me Scrappy which has challenges based on colour pallets.

I have completed 3 layouts based on their current challenges.

Challenge 31

With the added challenge of lots of layers.

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I hope I have enough layers.

Challenge 32

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Challenge 33

With this Sketch


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I’ve really enjoyed the freedom these challenges give me with just the colours as a starting point but it is enough to give me the kick-start to get scrapping!

Monday, 28 January 2013

Creative Scrappers #245

This weeks sketch at Creative Scrappers was quite a tricky one I thought. I had to make a template to make the sunburst effect but it turned out quite well.


Here is the sketch;

I am continued with my resolution to use my paper stash and I have used the We R Memory Keepers White Out Collection that i started to use for last weeks Creative Scrappers sketch.