The 24 hour scarf! I bought this yarn quite a while a go for 99pence a ball from Poundstretcher. I should have known better. It really is the most revolting yarn to knit with. However, I don't like waste, and I know the colours will suit my friend, so I decided to persevere. I used massive 10mm needles so it would knit up quick, and 24 hours later a reasonable scarf appeared. But look how much of the yarn is left!! and I have a whole other ball. it will stay around to haunt me for ages will this yarn!!
It's so easy to make presents look special without costing the earth. I found these lovely velvet poinsettias in a cheap shop, about 5 to a stem, plus two sets of berries, that look equally good, for £1. I then just used coordinating cheap wrapping paper, and gold raffia (which I also found in a cheap shop 49p for 25 metres) I'm thrilled with how they look under my tree, just a shame I have to give them out to other people!!
This week the challenge at gingersnap is Purple, gold abd green. As this month is being sponsored by Hearts in Touch I decided to use one of their stamps for my DT piece.
I felt that this tree image worked well with the colour scheme, and to achieve the colour effect I inked the stamp with whispers brush markers, using to shades of purple for the background, to try and achieve a wintery sky colour. The baubles are done with gold liquid pearls. I love this olour scheme and glad I tried it out for a christmas card.
How much does my youngest son love these? (it's a rhetorical question really, but the answer is "a lot") I got the pattern from here from a link given to me by her. The only change I made to the pattern was instead of making pom-poms for the tails (I don't like pom-poms) I made knitted balls (I'll add a picture of the tails later) to make knitted balls,
cast on 10 stitches (or whatever size you want), knit until square, cast off.
sew a circle of running stitch around the square, gather, stuffing the corners inside, and sew the hole closed (there is no need to add further stuffing unless you want to.)
I can't believe it's taken me so long to get round to making a wednesday stamper this week, after all it's the easiest theme! I have made this to go on my secret santa gift at work. I'm pretty sure I'm safe, I don't think anyone at work reads my blog. The stamp is by Hearts in Touch, who are also sponsoring this month's challenges at Gingersnap Creations this month.
in fact to be in with a chance of winning not just this stamp, but the whole plate you can take part in the gingersnap blog hop
Welcome to the first-ever Gingersnap Creations Blog Hop and Hop Stop #7!
If you’ve already been hopping then hopefully you have just come from Jean a Bluebird Paperie. If you are starting here, welcome! It's a loop so you can start anywhere along the way!
At each stop, you need to collect a word! There are 10 stops in all starting and ending with the Gingersnap Creations blog where you can get all the specific information and get a peak at the Christmas 2009 plate from Hearts in Touch. I have used this plate for the image and word on this mini canvas.
When you get all your words, 9 in all, unscramble them to form an art quote. Once you have your guess at the quote, email it and your name to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 13, 2009. We will be picking one lucky winner at random from the correct entries to win the Hearts in Touch Christmas 2009 plate!
I made this as a commission for a fortieth birthday. I used an image from The Stampsmith and made yet another easel card. This time I added a tab, which tucks behing the words, this holds it really well.
The papers are yet more from the huge K&co pad I got from QVC (I've hardly made a dent in it yet)
The quote says "Don't see yourself as 40, but 18 with 22 years experience"
As the crazy amigos challenge is happy birthday, I will enter this card.
It just shows you, it doesn't matter how early you start your christmas cards, you always end up with a last minute rush. I suddenly realised that today is the first of december and I have nowhere near done enough christmas cards..... Time to start the batchmaking!!!
so here is all the stuff I need to make 20 superquick christmas cards
I am happily married with two wonderful sons. I work full-time as a radiographer. I like to make stuff. Cardmaking, knitting, crochet. I'll try anything crafty.I also have an unhealthy love of maths: I did a degree for fun.
I post on my blog in the hope that I will inspire others to create. I am more than happy for you to be inspired by anything I post, and make it your own. Likewise, I get inspiration from all sorts of sources including the blogs of other crafters, although I would never knowingly directly copy another's work I visit so many blogs I pick up inspiration all over the place. Please know that if you are in my blog lists then you inspire me.
Disclaimer: Some of the products used on my blog may have been provided by the vendor mentioned in my posts Companies that have gifted me product for promotional purposes (directly/indirectly through craft stamper magazine): PaperArtsy, Inka, Scrolls Work, Frantic Stamper, Happy Daze, The Artistic Stamper, The stampsmith, Serendipity, Hearts in touch, Joanna Sheen, I am Roses, Paper Temptress, innovative stamp creations, Crafty Individuals, crafters companion, Stempelglede, stampotique, rogue redhead, digi doodles, whimsy stamps, black leaf studios,