Friday, 16 March 2018

Ribbon Comforter

Hi there 

Hope I find you well and enjoying (in the UK) this day of sunshine. 

We had the meeting about our Sewing Group for the Village and it is now all systems 
go to start in a weeks time. 
A few teething problems trying to sort out an evening and time that would suit 
everyone .... but hopefully we have it booked ready to go. 

While at the meeting the other day Liz showed us a Ribbon Conforter her grandson 
was using and I thought wonder if I could make it. 

Here it is - my interpretation of it. I have made sure that the ribbons a well sewed 
onto the fabric. I have used all scraps of Crafty Ribbons ribbons all various sizes, textures and colours. 

The material is a soft fleece a scrap from my bundle cut to around 9 inches in size, well had to go for the size I could get out of the scrap. 

I have used my walking foot for the first time too - as I was finding it difficult to sew 
the fleece together. 

All a learning curve. 

Hope you like the photos and it shows my work. 

Love to enter it for the following 


Have a great day 

Sewing hugs 

x x x 

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Screen Printing - I was in the Moooooood

Well hello all and great to be back.

Been a bit of a busy time over the last few weeks I have to say. 

I am trying to start a Sewing Group in our Village, and it seems to have gone 
down a storm. Which is good. Had our first meeting last week to see 
what everyone wishes to do. 

Starting for "real" end of the month. 

Thought I would have a play with screen printing and using my Screen Sensation 
kits both big and small have made a variety of items which I hope 
people will like. 

Went shopping to day to buy candles, has a delivery of calico bags this week, and got the 
card stock to make the cards. 

Here are a few tips along the way. 

Prime the screens first before you do the actual print on the bag, (had to wash one as I was not happy with it) 

Discover the bags shrink in the wash so wash them all and iron flat before you start. 

Use a Gelli press to print onto the candles works a treat (well it did for me) 

Take a print off the Gelli press onto card stock to use up the ink. 

Remember taking a print off the gelli press makes the picture in reverse. 

Try not to get too messy - like I do. 

And dont let the hubby or partner see you washing your screens in the sink. 

Well here are the photos for you to look at and I will report back as to what people think 
of them. 

Have made a bigger candle print which has worked well. 

Have fun and hope to see you again with some more finished projects tomorrow or the next day. 
Cards still need to be made :) 

All the best 

Crafty hugs 

x x x 

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Happy Anniversary

Hi there

I am writing this today with the first snow fall of the year 
so not a lot will be happening today. 

Here is my card which I am showing as a Design Team Member 
for the challenge over on 

Love to Craft Challenge Blog

(nearly forgot) 

this is the 2nd Golden Wedding Anniversary card I have been asked to make
in the last couple of weeks. 

I have used a Hunkydory topper on Gold card stock onto a Hunkydory card blank and I have 
used that "old" favorite peel-offs for the boarders and the words. 

So easy

Well here we are when you see this in March where is the time going 

Have a safe day 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Especially for you

Afternoon all 

Well here I am trying my new products from Creative Crafting World 

Dies and paper. 

I have made this card using the dies from the Paper Boutique range 
and the Country Stroll Collection. 

I have mat and layered the toppers using green card stock and "rainbow" miri card 

then the butterfly is done in gold with the sentiment in pale green under gold. 

Used holographic sticky strips around the edge of the "insert" backing paper, on the green 
card blank 

Can you see the rainbow mirri card on the center of the butterfly thought this would make the body 

Added a white insert as I thought bit difficult to write on green card. 

I have enjoyed using these new dies so many different ways to use them. 

I would like to enter it for the following 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Screen Printing

Good Morning 

Well where has the time gone here we are into another month already

Last month was difficult with out a phone line and broadband so 
was not around 

But back to normal I hope and here is my entry as a Guest Designer for 

Love to Craft Challenge Blog 

I have made this card using screen printing onto a white card stock

Mat and layered up and mounted onto a silver card stock

Added a sentiment of Thanks

I hope you like it and hope it has shown you that you can make a 
simple card with very few bits. 

Hope to see you again soon 

Crafty hugs 

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

using up my bits

Hi there 

Well here I am sitting here on Wednesday thinking what shall I do today

I wish the rain would stop and allow me to get back into the garden, I feel I am 
just sitting waiting for the good weather to come. 

I have been working in my craft room using up my bits, and here is a card I 
made yesterday. 

Last year was a challenge which I entered where I was using tags in the challenge
What do you do with tags? Well cut off the top and use them as a topper. 

Here is my card.

 Here is the top :) 

Used up snippets of white and black card to mat and layer the topper 

Then found a strip of backing paper which I cut down and layered onto a white card blank.

What a difference a few cuts makes. 

I hope you like it and I hope the Village Hall Coffee Morning goes well tomorrow.
Got to bag up my cards which I have made this week now so hope to see you again

Boy its great to have the internet back. And like several of you who have commented 
it was horrid not having it for 3 weeks earlier this month. 

I would like to enter this card into the challenge over at 

Crafty hugs 

Have a great day 

x x 

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Back from having no phone line or Broadband

Hi there 

Well we are at long last back on line - both phone and broadband 

Been off since 6th January and only now got around to catching up. We were off for 
2 weeks felt like a life time 

A new cable was needed in the village as there were over 5 properties affected. 

Got there in the end 

So here is something I have been making over the time. 

I have been getting back into crochet work 

Design by Toft 

I hope you like it and will be back to make more 

Have a good day