Sunday, 31 August 2014

New beads

My favourite bead supplier sent me a flyer about some new beads they had in so I sent off for two small packets to try. They are called CzechMates Lentil beads.  I like to combine beads with parchment and stitchcards.
Here is the parchment ATC that I made.

I love the effect of using beads.  There are so many beautiful beads to choose from these days and I wish I had the time to learn the art of jewellry making with beads.  I just love looking at the shapes and colours.  Perhaps I was a Magpie in an earlier life.

I enjoyed using the beads.  With the two holes and the fact that they sit flat made them easy to use.  I have now ordered some more colours.

Off to make some more.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

CD Sunday - Get Well

This theme is an instruction from our Sue.  We always need to have some Get Well Soon cards in our boxes so here is an opportunity to add another one and join in Sue's challenge.

For this card I went to Joanna Sheen's  - Messy Rabbit CD.  I love the drawings on this CD and even more the backgrounds.  Some are very whacky and unusual and a great source when trying to find  'just that one' to go with a project.

Joanna Sheen - Messy Rabbit

I scanned the image I had chosen into my graphics programme in order to match the backing paper to the image.  I love doing this and it is so easy to do.
There is some decoupage, a die cut bow and some coloured peel offs.  A little bit of everything.  I also used a new to me 7" x 5" landscape card.  I like these.  I invested in them as so many images on CD's are landscape and too wide to fit on a portrait card.

I hope you will join in with us and please leave a message as you pass by.  It is always nice to know you had time to stop.
Take care.

Saturday, 16 August 2014


This is the Facebook ATC Group I joined last month.  The theme for August is 'At the bottom of my garden'.

I suppose this could be anything from a compost heap, old rusty bed irons, sheds or of course - Fairies.
I chose Fairies and a shed.  Did 5 this time and none in parchment.  Two of the fairies are decoupage images that I have had for some time.  I think everyone knows these ones.  The other two fairies are images I found on the net.  A decoupage wing and glitter for one and extra die cut foliage for the other.
The funky shed was fun.  I decoupaged the front and then added the blackbird and black cat from die cuts. 

Sunday, 10 August 2014

CD Sunday - Quilted Fun

Good Morning - for the second time.
I had prepared my post a little earlier and had scheduled it for today.  Imagine my horror when I came on yesterday to find that Mr. Blogger had thrown a wobbly and published my post a day early.  In my panic I just deleted it.  I didn't realise I could have reverted to draft.  But I will know next time.

Now desperately trying to remember what I had said.  Thank you for the great entries in our Food Glorious Food challenge and I hope you are going to enjoy Jocelyn's choice of 'Quilted Fun'.

Here is my card:
I used Katy Sue Designs - 'Grandma's Button Box' CD  for the  background card.  I embossed and die cut the matting layer and the image was found on the 'net'.  The Sue Wilson bow and the Happy Birthday were also die cut. The  little padded teddies were found in my - 'I know it will be useful one day' -  stash.

Now that I have had to write all this again I can say that wasn't yesterdays rain welcome and it is  pleasantly cooler this morning.

I look forward to  visiting your creations.

Friday, 1 August 2014

A simple card

for a good friend.  This is a Judith Maslen pattern.  I have just changed the words and kept the border as a simple straight edge. This was all that needed to be said.