Sunday, 24 May 2009


The camera worked last night and this morning, so I have lots of pictures to post...

Firstly, and most importantly, the goodies I received from Paula. A lovely floral knitted corsage, some sweets, some fab buttons and a magazine on garden 'stuff' (I really do not have green fingers!!!) Thanks again Paula and I promise that yours will go out at some point this week...

Then, here are three cards that I made recently. The embossing folder is another Cuttlebug one and it is really versatile. It works amazingly well in my Sizzix dinosaur of a die-cutter. I also have the Swiss Dots one which is probably one of my best buys ever! I have been really into making cards this week and beads took a back seat until Friday when I had my C&G course. That always gets me back in the beady mood!

Talking of my C&G course, we did Horizontal Netting this week. We have to make a netted amulet bag as one of our final projects. I decided to use the horizontal pattern to make mine, rather than the vertical, as I just didn't seem to want to stop making my sample and didn't want to waste my efforts!

This was my first sample and I stopped because I wasn't keen on the way I had mixed my colours.

This is the sample that I eventually turned into the amulet purse. I love the transparent brown bead, with the flash of two different lilac beads.

This is that second sample, turned into an amulet bag. I haven't done the fringe or hanger yet. The fringe will have to be a 'looped' one, but apparently that can mean a variety of things other than just a plain loop, so I am contemplating what to do. This photo doesn't really do justice to the bag as it is really fluid in feel and the beads look much brighter in real life.

This is a sample of vertical netting. It is so simple to do and works up really quickly. I do love the effect, but would not wear a necklace made from it.


And, breathe!


Gill said...

Lovely swap items and cards and your beadwork is FAB!! Gx

Anonymous said...

Lovely garden swap goodies. I like that magazine. It looks great. I haven't seen that title before and will have to check it out. Beautiful cards and what an interesting course you are participating in. Thanks for sharing photos of the techniques. Hope you'll share the finished bag once completed. It looks beautiful workmanship.

Anonymous said...

Lovely garden swap goodies, I must finish mine this weekend! I love that beaded netting, especially the bottom picture, it's so pretty. Amy x