Friday, 22 January 2016

So popular

A few weeks ago Docraft sent me a whole load of Gorguss Girl stamps and papers and asked for some work to show on HSN.

Here are a few I came up with

You can see all eleven items on my Docraft Gallery.  Thanks for stopping by xx

Thursday, 14 January 2016

A date for your diary

Just a quick reminder that I am now taking bookings for the Crop/Craft day on Saturday 27th February. As usual the day will start at 9.30am and finish at 4pm. Tickets are £10 and include entry, tea/coffee and cake all day.

You can bring along anything to do on the day like knitting, sewing, Scrapbooking, Cardmaking etc and it is a good opportunity to see what others are doing and have a good chat and catch up with old friends and make some new ones.

Please email to book your place or use the co tact button on the blog.

More tomorrow xxx

Monday, 11 January 2016

Working with fabric

Everyone needs a way to wind down and relax and for me, the hoarder of all things paper and stamps, I need something totally different. For some time now I have been working on a cloth book. I made it some time ago and now I am beginning to add the detail. 

This is how it started.

I added some stamped images using Stazon ink

And now I am embroidering the details using embroidery threads

I've also used fabric paint to colour in the stamps which worked surprisingly well.
This is a work in progress but I am making three tutorials so that you can make one of your own.

More soon xxx

Thursday, 7 January 2016

A Mans Card

Always so hard to make something different for a mans birthday so when I got my cog dies from Docraft I was really pleased.

I was asked to make a moving card which was something I don't do much of, so after much thinking, scratching my head and pacing, I came up with this cog card which was published in Issue 65 of the Creativity Magazine.

I really enjoyed making it especially when it worked for the first time. Hereis the video of it working

Moving Cog Card from Ladies That Craft on Vimeo.

and the photos

More tomorrow xx

Monday, 4 January 2016

A little bit of improvisation

On Boxing Day we were invited to have dinner at my sisters'. The only thing she asked was that we wear Christmas tshirts so I bought one for me and of course forgot to buy one for My husband, Terry.

The problem was, I only remembered this on Boxing Day morning so "panic!!!!!!"

Luckily Terry had a black tshirt, so out came the stencils, fabric paint and felt and voila, one Christmas t-shirt.

The hat was glued on and then sewn on. The little white Pom Pom were from some braid I had lying around.
 Might make some more of these for next year lol.
Watch out for the how to video coming soon on