Thursday, 28 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi, hope you are having a lovely day today.
I'm just dropping by to show you some of the cards I have made recently with Tonic Studios latest dies. These dies are gorgeous! So intricate.

I had a lot of fun making these cards with them.

I'm loving the whole papercut vibe. A little bit Rob Ryan - whose stuff I LOVE!

And now I am trying out some more new dies and creating some new projects with them. But I can't show you just yet...Top Secret!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.


Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow... stay inside and do some crafting, that's what I say !

Just made a birthday card, and a few other cards, but I can't show you them yet. More goodies from Tonic Studios coming out soon.
Once I have tackled the humongous  pile of ironing, I may do some sewing. Lots of ideas, and not enough hours in the day - especially not enough daylight hours!

Stay warm, and keep safe...and if you are in the Tropics...stay cool I guess!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Watch the Birdy - cushion

And the latest item to be produced with the new sewing machine is this birdy - camera cushion. I've just finished this linen cushion cover for my elder daughter. I used the Citrasolv transfer technique. The lovely vintage images are collaged from the Graphics Fairy.

Next, I think I'm making a hot water bottle cover! Just need to figure out what I am going to make it out of now.

Hope you are having a productive day.


Thursday, 7 November 2013

Zippered pouch number 2

Here's my next attempt at a purse. I finally decided to do something useful with the sample swatch I got ages ago from Spoonflower that was printed with my shell illustration.
I am more pleased with this one. There was not enough from the swatch to do both sides so I used a piece of denim from an old pair of jeans for the reverse.
It's feeling very cold here in the Highlands just now, but the morning light is so beautiful just now |I can't get enough of it.
 These are all taken from my lounge window. This is looking towards our garden studio.
 It all looks so beautiful, but we have a whole lot of leaves to sweep up some time soon!

Stay warm wherever you are.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

A little sewing

My darling man bought me a new sewing machine some months ago, but I have hardly touched it. I decided to put that right. Yesterday I made myself a little coin purse. I have to admit this was attempt number two. Number one is going in the trash!
I am still not happy with this one either - I'm a bit of a fusspot- so I am about to go make another one!
I intend to perfect making lined zippered pouches...I may die trying !

I also wanted to show you (show off) some CD packaging that I made for my daughter to present the wedding photos she took recently for friends.

 If you have been a follower of my blog for a while, or you know me, then you'll know that I just love, love, love to make boxes and packaging. This was the ideal project for me!

I love labels, and logos, and tags, and folding card, and making box templates.....

and eyelets, and ribbons, and die cuts...

...and playing with photoshop, and little details...

...anyone would think I enjoyed this project wouldn't they!

You betcha!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Autumn Light

I love the morning light this time of year. The sky is ominous and purple grey and the sun kisses the tops of the golden and copper trees. This morning there was also a rainbow. Beautiful!  I snapped this shot with my mobile phone through my little girl's bedroom window while I was helping her get ready for school this morning.

Not had too much time for crafting this week, but a few cards have been made...

As always...made with the aid of Tonic Studios gorgeous craft tools. For more details on cards and for more papercrafting inspiration do check out Blog Tonic
Hope you are staying warm wherever you are.