Sunday, 20 August 2017

Trainee patchworker...

My youngest granddaughter Grace who is 9 years old just loves anything crafty including sewing but she had never used a sewing machine before so we spent a lovely day together and I taught Grace how to use my sewing machine.
The first thing we did was to make a simple drawstring bag and we cut out flower shapes of fabric with a couple of my craft dies and this was the result.
All I've done is to actually cut the fabric out for her....
Grace then decided she would like to have a go at simple quilting so we found some scraps of fabric, Grace decided on the design and away she went...all I did on this piece of work was to tack the binding on for her as she kept pricking her finger on the sharp pins! 
 Its all Grace's own work, ok a little wobble on the binding edge but as you can see she was so happy with her quilt....I think Father Christmas might just bring her a sewing box with some fabric in.... I think its such a joy that she wants to learn to sew and knit,  my mum taught me when I was very young which enabled me to make my daughters clothes.

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Self Closing Boxes

It was our club meeting on Wednesday evening and we made self closing boxes...I found these on Ann's Happy Stampers blog,

The girls made both sizes, the small ones are lovely for Christmas as you can put things like a nail polish, lipstick and small bits of jewellery.
We also used ribbon, mini magnets and velcro dots to close them....

Off to see the grandchildren now...



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Monday, 31 July 2017

Simon Says Furry Christmas.....

My first Christmas card!  
I've wanted this stamp set from Simon Says for a very long time but couldn't find it anywhere in the UK even tried EBay but no luck but thanks to my lovely blogging friend Darnell of djkardcreations I now have this really cute stamp set in my 'claws'...
I've coloured these cute little critters with copic pens, paper pieced the hat and scarf and used a memory box snowflake to complete my card.. I have lots of ideas for this cute little set...
Thank you once again Darnell I am one very happy lady...

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Monday, 24 July 2017

Hunkydory garden........

 This card should have scheduled last week whilst we were away but someone forgot to 'publish' it so it didn't!

Not a brilliant photograph of this Hunkydory image but it does look mcuh better in the 'flesh'.... the border frame is from Spellninders and I found a little hose pipe and a trowel embellishment in my embellishments box which I popped on...just added some foliage and flowers (just seen that I've forgotten to give the flowers a centre) and my card was finished.

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Club Night - Groovi plate

Tonight is our monthly craft club meeting and the girls will be making a parchment card using one of the Groovi plate images, this plate is Tina's Florals and Corners 2... the girls can 3D the flowers if they wish...these are my sample cards.
Amazing how different colours change the look of your card
 I really enjoyed making these samples so much so  I have already ordered a Groovi plate to make a start on my Christmas cards.....

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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Groovy baby....

 Its been just over a week since my last post but we have managed to have a few days away making the most of the beautiful weather we have been having.

Its our club night next Wednesday and my friend Janet is doing a parchment project with the girls using one of the Clarity Groovy plates.

Janet very kindly let me trace some of her plates and this is what I've been playing with for the past couple of days.  How easy these plates make parchment now not like years ago using the white pencil to trace your designs.

This design isn't the one the girls are going to be doing but I'll post my samples on Wednesday morning for you to have a look at....I do believe I'm a little bit hooked...

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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Delicate Asters...

I just love the Heartfelt Creations stamps and papers....for this card I have used solely the papers.  Cut out and 3D an Aster flower and then added a glittered butterfly.  I can't remember where the sentiment came from as I've had it for a long time but I'm sure someone out there will be able to tell me.

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