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Time And What Matters

Andrew and I are like two ships that pass in the night at the moment.  As he is winging his way back from Tennessee in America, I will be winging my way to Ally Pally in the UK.  Guess we all know who has got the better deal!!!

Dot and I skyped again yesterday and we both concentrated on making backgrounds.  Both used Dylusions sprays (the one I used is called Vibrant Turquoise).  Dot made three backgrounds but miss neat freak here only managed to get one background finished.

Ahhhh but at least I added lots of stamped ephemera to my background, Dot put hers away ready to add embellishments at a later date.  I also had to wait for the crackle paste to dry!!!!


I love the stamped bulldog clip on this card it looks so real.  It comes as part of a stamping set from Anna Griffin and has loads of stationery paraphernalia on it.  The girl is a very old freebie stamp from The Craft Stamper magazine and the butterfly is also an old postcard stamp (think it’s Crafty Individuals!!!).

Coloured both with my Faber Castell pencils plus I slit around the wing of the butterfly to pop the note paper behind.  The note sheet comes from Stampers Anonymous called School Desk.

We had one more skyping session this morning and I will show you what I made later.

P.S.   My granddaughter Lauren Rose would love it if you checked out this video link and subscribed to it.


Butterflies Galore

When you start making something do you get that feeling where you know everything is just going to fall into place, well that was the feeling I got when making this tag. Mind you I think it helped because it’s pink and purple.

Used the freebie butterfly from Craft Stamper again (only because it was still on my desk from yesterday) also the dress form again surprise surprise because that was still on my desk from Saturday. The two butterflies with the buttons on were both stamped onto fabric but the third was stamped onto watercolour cardstock. I first inked with various TH DI and then flicked water on … well threw it on actually because the dog jumped up at the exact time I was delicately dropping it. Stamped the butterfly with a Brilliance Ink, Twilight, which is a tri-colour. Waste not want not I say and with the leftovers I stitched it behind the dress form.

Had a play with my sewing machine again and everything on this tag was stitched, didn’t use one bit of glue apart from the little purple rope which has diamond glaze on it.

Used my fave pattern on the sewing machine the leaf which I used to stitch on the linen gauze at the back of the die form, spritzed with glimmer mist first.


Nature Sew Enjoyable

I sew 😆 enjoyed this project, a bit time consuming but very enjoyable.

Stamped the honey bee image onto a piece of white Aida fabric (think it was a 27 count) then embroidered it, how cool is that really pleased with how it turned out.

I was lucky enough to win these Honey Bee Stamps from Chocolate Baroque some time ago and I was just waiting for the right time to use them so as soon as I saw what my teemie sister Yvonne had picked for her theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges I knew I was going to have a play with them.

What is the theme I hear you asking … NATURE … what else could it have been 😎
I chose all of the colours for this project because they remind me of nature … Sunshine, Greenery and Woodland.

The first lot of pics is how everything looked before I knew what I was going to make for my DT piece … didn’t use everything shown.

Can you see the little jam jar in the 3rd pic well in there is a piece of ribbon and lace soaking in the new TH DI called Squeezed Lemonade.
I find this the easiest way to do it if I want to change the colour of my ribbons or lace (anything really).

More pics but these are of the stamped embroidered Bumble Bee which when finished was backed with some wadding, stitched to keep in place, spritzed with Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist … (masked off first) … die cut then lastly frayed the edges.

The beehive is stamped onto cotton gauze fabric which I coloured in with copic markers, also padded it with wadding, stitched around the edges then finished off with Picking shears … all left over from my sewing days plus the hoop is another left over from my cross stitch days. Added an eyelet so that I could slip the ribbon through from the recycled envelope.

Anyway this is what I finally pieced together … a recycled envelope which when opened has two tags in the pockets with loads more lovely things done to them. The backing is my fave cereal box painted with emulsion then crackle glazed before being inked and stamped onto. The stamping on the tags has been gold embossed and then lightly coloured with copic markers.

So hope you have enjoyed the before and after but you really should take a look at the Fashionettes work displayed today it is all stunning.

Entering for: Sugar Creek Hollow – More Is Better
Crafty Boots Challenge – Material
Tando Creative Challenge – Fabric