Saturday, 31 May 2008

Commissioned card

My mum asked me to make this card for Dad's Brother-in-Law, who will be eighty soon. I really like how it turned out as I usually avoid doing cards for men!

My Mum and Dad's beautiful puddy tat!

Isn't she beautiful?! I have made both photos into cross-stitch charts and will do them both one day...

Friday, 30 May 2008

Kwerner Colour Challenge

I decided to have another go at the challenge as I really love the colour schemes that are used each time. It is a real challenge to use colours selected by someone else because it makes you think outside your normal colour comfort zone.

I am quite pleased with the result although it is a little removed from my normal style. I used an A5 card, so it took a little more effort to fill the space.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Summery Card

Here is a seaside card. The Mumsnet challenge made me feel all summery (well ice-cream does it for me!) so I got this idea for a card. I am really pleased with it.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

I must organise myself...

I need to list the projects that I have to do at the moment:

Card for special person's birthday - done
Commissioned card for same birthday - done
Pair of ear-rings similar to the ones I recently blogged, but in another colour scheme - postponed
Mumsnet blog summer craft challenge
Bracelet for my mum - done
Three cards for fathers' day
Update - commissioned card for 80th birthday - done
Update - commissioned card for 60th birthday - done
Bracelet for Ranting - done
Bracelet for friend's birthday
19 cards for commission - 1 done

Phew! Hopefully I won't forget any of them now...

Edited 28/05/08 17:07

Sunday, 25 May 2008

My nephew's card

On Saturday, I was mortified to realise that I had missed my nephew's birthday! It is normally me who remembers ALL the birthdays in our families and I am not sure what happened. Luckily, he is not old enough to really notice and was away for the actual day anyway, so I had time to make this card for him...


I decided to make some ear-rings using the chain-maille format again. This time I hung the individual loops from a piece of chain, rather than interlinking them. They should hopefully be stronger that way. I also hung a pearl drop from the bottom link, which I think gives a nice, dangly effect.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

A 'berry' nice bracelet

This is made from the box of beads shown earlier in my blog, plus a few others. I was worried about red and purple together, but the colours are so 'jam-like' that they go beautifully.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

My son is such a sweetheart...

He made me this 'aword' for being the best mum in the 'would' (sic)

I was really impressed with his use of colour in it though, even if his judgement in mums is a little off!

Two cards

I was just playing last night and quite liked this colour combination, so I made two similar cards. The paper is already adheshive, so they were really quick to make.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Ooh, I've been tagged...

By Little Geckos (see link at top of page).

1) What was I doing 10 years ago? I was recently engaged and was swanning around with a lovely, sparkly ring on! Working for a company that made me so stressed that I eventually had to take 11 months off work.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order): Work, arrange MOT and service for car, collect friend's daughter from school, make dinner, sleep.

3) Snacks I enjoy: Chocolate, cheesy Doritos, chips (proper ones), ice-cream, buffet food items

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire: Open a craft shop

5) Places I have lived: Colchester

6) 6 bloggers I want to know more about ...Sorry if you've been tagged already or don't want to be now, but you're on my favourites list for a reason!! (flattery gets one everywhere!!)

Pickled Paper Designs
Vintage Kitty Cat
Mee Crafty
Sassy Crafts
Butternut Sage
Ramblings of a Yarn Junkie

Saturday, 17 May 2008

A Commission for a Fellow Blogger

I really hope you like it Helen! See Helen's blog at Little Geckos

A Cat Card

I am quite pleased with this, although it is not my usual style. All the images were doodled on with black fine-liner pen.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Kwerner Challenge

The challenge on the Kwerner blog is to use these colours and make a card. I think I may have just got in before the time limit is up...The link to the site is on my favourite links at the top of this blog.

I hope you like it!

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

These are the Competition Entries - Comments Would Be Appreciated

Please do give me comments on whether you think they are suitable for a competition. If not, they will go in my card stash!

My Giveaway Present...

I really hope you like them Ethel and Edna's Tearoom.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

My 100th Post!

I have finally reached 100 posts, with these 'faux' turquoise ear-rings. I think the french word is meant to stop you remembering that they are really 'fake' turquoise! Still beautiful though, and I do love turquoise, faux or not!


Ethel and Edna's Tearoom! Well done...well, I hope you think so when you receive the prize! Let me know your email address and I will send you something. Please let me know what sort of thing you would like and a colour if appropriate! I look forward to hearing from you. I will also post on your blog.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Two pairs of ear-rings

I had to fiddle with my Mum's agate ear-rings as the pin had disappeared up the hole in one of the stones! Seeing as I had them at home again, I took a photo of the finished article. She says she loves them, and has worn them all the time since I gave them to her. Hopefully, now I have added a seed bead on the bottom, they should stay put! You live and learn don't you!

I also made a pair of rope stitch ear-rings in blacks, greys and silvers. They catch the light beautifully because of some fire-polished crystals and I am going to wear them tomorrow.

Monday, 5 May 2008

Pearl Loop-di-loop for my Mum

My mum loves her pearl lariat that I made her and asked for a matching bracelet. So here it is!
I have also added a picture of the alphabet stamps I bought for 99p each in The Range - bargain! You can see them in action on the cards a few posts below.


Seeing as my blog hits are nearing 1,000 and my posts are nearly at 100, I thought now was the time to do a giveaway. Ideas on what to give would be fantastic so please do give me ideas. I was thinking maybe a simple bracelet or a pair of dangly ear-rings. However, I would be happy to give away some cards too. So...please post.

When posting, please add your favourite book. Mine is Pride and Prejudice, closely followed by Sense and Sensibility.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

A green version...

Another bracelet and some cards

These cards were made with the alphabet stamps that I bought in The Range. 99p for a whole I bought three!

The bracelet is similar to the other three. I am experimenting with different colours and hoping to sell some!!! Otherwise, I will be over-run with beautiful but unnecessary bracelets!