Thursday, 21 January 2016

Make Your Mark

I'm entering this fun card into the challenges at

Addicted to Stamps and More #177  Make your mark using pens, inks, pencils etc

Word Art Wednesday #218  Anything goes

Materials used

Fish stamps from Woodware coloured with Promarkers.
 Grasses and rocks from various brands using Memento inks. 
 Glitter glue on the bubbles.
 Acetate for front of 'tank'
3D foam pads

Thursday, 14 January 2016

50th Anniversary

Towards the end of 2015 a friend asked me to make a card/picture for a priest who was celebrating his 50th anniversary of induction to the priesthood.  I combined the card or picture by making an A4 size card, approx US letter size.

I'm entering it into the challenge at

Word Art Wednesday #217  anything goes

The cross-stitch pattern was from and was really nice to stitch.  I used Anchor threads and 14ct Aida fabric.  The A4 card was single fold without an aperture so I put an A4 size sheet of paper over the top of the finished stitching and, using my fingers, pressed it around the outside edge.  This gave me a sort of template by drawing about 3mm around the outside of the creases.  I cut out the paper from the middle and then placed the A4 sheet over the stitching so that I could see if I needed to make any adjustment.  When I was satisfied with it I turned it over and placed it on the inside of the front of the card and drew around the aperture.  I then cut it out from the card.  I used a strong dsst to attach the fabric to the inside of the card.  To conceal the back of the fabric I stuck another A4 card to the back of it .  I must say that I was pretty pleased with the way it fitted around the design.  To finish it off I used peeloff borders around the aperture. 


I did it!  55,556  Thanks everyone for your support

Margaret xx

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Anything goes

I wonder if the views on this will take me to 55,555 hits on my blog?  I never thought that I would reach such a figure

I'm entering this card into the challenges at

Word Art Wednesday #217  anything goes

Addicted to Stamps and More #176  anything goes

Materials used

Image from Pollycraft
freebie papers
Spellbinder's Labels 1
3D pads

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Not a New Years Resolution but.......

.......I have decided that 2016 will see the end of the current WIPs or UFOs!

I was always a one project (excluding making cards) person apart from putting something to one side while I fulfilled an order.  But the last quarter of 2014 and the whole of 2015 saw me starting so many projects and not finishing them (I even bought Christmas cards for the first time in many years).  On top of that I have masses of fabrics, for patchwork, a Twelve Days of Christmas wall hanging and tons of yarn waiting to be knitted or crocheted.

I also have one project that I started way before 2014 and yet to finish it.  It's a Dimensions Gold cross-stitch kit called The Guardians which is two wolves hiding in trees all in autumnal colours.  My reason for not carrying on with this is that nobody else liked it :(

I am still going to allow myself some new projects to keep my interest but only in between finishing WIPs  So I will be crafting in my craft room during the day making cards and creating scrapbook layouts and at some point will get my sewing machine out for all my fabric projects and then in the evening knitting or crocheting.  I really want to put up a list of things to do but I know that will only send me into a decline when I can see the enormity of the tasks ahead.

Each time I finish one I will post them one here stating which number WIP it is.  Hopefully I'll be able to incorporate them in some challenges

See you soon!!

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone Happy New Year.  I hope that 2016 will be a good one for all of you.

On a personal note 2015 has not been a good one for me, mentally and physically, perhaps noticeable by the lack of cards and other projects that I have posted on my blog.  I really hope that I can turn this around for 2016 and be a lot more productive.

Many thanks to those of you who have visited me when there has been so little to look at

Margaret xx

Friday, 11 December 2015

W for Wishes

I like the simplicity of this card and one that I can see me making again.  It was quick to make too so perfect for the card you need straight away.  As a female card I would probably swap the swirl for a flower or butterfly.  I am entering it into the challenges at

Word Art Wednesday #213  anything goes

ABC - w for wishes

Addicted to Stamps #174  cas

Materials used

Faux stamp dotted line by Just For Fun
Distress Ink for the background shading and Memento ink for the swirl
Swirl stamp is a freebie from Craft Stamper
Sentiment stamp from Polka Doodles
3D foam pads