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Friday, 24 July 2015

Two Faced!!!!!

The title sounds a bit mean but it's not really.I haven't been card making or paper crafting recently but I have been doing some knitting.This is from one of Jean Greenhowe pattern books,these patterns are so easy to follow and basically contain just stocking stitch and garter stitch,so here she is the two faced little doll.......Firstly asleep....
 and then just take the bonnet of and turn her round,put the bonnet back on and she's awake!!!
what I love about this is that it's for my 6 month old granddaughter and because it's all knitted there are no hard bits so she can't hurt herself and it's unique to her.!




                                           Dorothy x

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Challenge Time!

Hey guys it's that time of the month again where you should head on over to Get Creative Challenges for a bit of witty banter,some great inspiration and a fantastic competition.The theme this time is must have stars and the sponsor is the very talented Francesca at 'Cute as a button',as always our wonderful host is Angie who manages to keep us all under control even though she has a busy life,hope you're feeling better soon!Anyway this was the image I choose,I coloured it with spectrum noir pens and decided to go for an easel card for a change....



I used a star embossing folder for the background and my explore for the writing,I also printed of some extra cats to use as the stoppers for the card,I adore cats and this just makes me smile so much.So don't forget to head over to Get Creative Challenges and join the fun because don't forget if you're not in you can't win!!! and you may find some inspiration I know I always do!



                                             Dorothy x

I love Magazines with Free gifts!!

Lets be honest we all love a free gift and I subscribe to one of the best papercraft magazines,it's called Cardmaking and Papercraft and the free gifts with every magazine are amazing,this is the free gift for this time....

A really beautiful stamp and embossing folders.So with the help of my tonic dies,adorable scorable (hunkydory),impress jet black ink pad,cream organza ribbon and some yellow and black pearls.....this is what I came up with......
        This is before I added the sentiment,for the sentiment I use my cricut explore to cut the banner and to write....

I am quite happy with how it turned out and I just love the cameo stamp!



                                            Dorothy x

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Just not enough hours!!!

My goodness where oh where has this month gone???I couldn't believe when I checked my computer and the 12th was my last blog and it's now the 28th!!!It's my eldest daughters 3rd anniversary tomorrow and that has flown by.I have still been crafting but with having my little granddaughter everyday because her mum is back at work and her daddy works fulltime I just seem to get no time to blog but I wouldn't have it any other way,she is such a joy to be around and always smiles.Anyway I have some cards I've made so here goes,the first are 2 from the crafters companion destinations card pack,I haven't even used the cd yet!

the destination was Paris if you can't tell,the quality and beautiful images in this pack means the cards virtually make themselves!!!
The next was I got a free flower die in a magazine and just had to give it a try I also used some hunkydory toppers and card..

I cut the flower die with some crepe paper and it cut really easily ,just roll it up and then you have beautiful little flowers,I believe it is a desire die !
The next lot was a bit of fun for fathers day,It is my son-in-laws first fathers day and my husbands first as a grandad so this was a lot of fun,with the help of my serif programme....
My son-in-laws father as captain America..sooo funny and my husband...


                                             As superman!!!! well he is to me!




I had a nlot of fun doing these,and all I can say is thank goodness for my cricut!!
I'm not putting anything else on for the minute because I really have to go now and make my daughters anniversary card,but I won't leave blogging as long!! well hopefully not!


                                   Dorothy x

Friday, 12 June 2015

Another Challenge

Hello crafters,it's that time again for another challenge over at Get Creative Challenges,starting on Monday 15th the challenge is to make a card for the boys or Fathers Day.Our fabulous sponsor this time around is Eureka stamps and boy do they have some wonderful stamps and digis.This is the card I have made as part of the design team....
I had a lot of fun with this image,the backing paper is from crafters companions new cd destinations and the fish and the words were cut on my cricut explore.I coloured the image with my spectrum noir pens and I also added a little red twine for the fishing lines.Nearly forgot to say a big thank you to our wonderful host Angie as always she manages to keep us all in line!So come on guys head over to getcreativechallenges and enter a card it's somewhere to showcase your work and you may even win! You will also maybe get some more followers if you have a blog or just make some new friends....so go on what have you got to lose!



                                         Dorothy x

Thursday, 11 June 2015

I need more crafting time!!

Where does the time go???? My goodness it seems no sooner I'm out of bed until it's bed time again! What a day today my mobile phone stopped working last night so my daughter and granddaughter came with me to the phone shop where we had to wait for 2 hours because the computers were playing up but I eventually got a new phone,only to come home and find my original phone is flipping working again! aghhhhhh!
On the plus side I made a little time this evening for some crafting,with fathers day fast aproaching I starting to make some things and these are the beginning,firstly a little framed sentiment
and with the letters that were cut out I made this little card
these were both made with the help of my cricut explore and while I'm on that subject I must tell you that I won a competition with cricut eu on facebook,it was to made a framed picture using your cricut,this was my entry
I also did the writing on the cricut,and I won woohoo the prize was a selection of great cricut supplies
this is my beautiful granddaughter with my prizes,and the first thing I made was this t. shirt for myself
and cricut want to put it on their facebook page so double woohoo to me!!!


                                              Dorothy x

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Explore cuts boarders!

Good afternoon crafters,I was asked the other day by a lady on a facebook group I'm in how a managed to cut the white boarder around the image I used for this card....
 I had cut this by hand but it got me thinking,why should I cut bay hand when the explore can do if for me,so this is the idea I came up with...
Firstly get your digi image or stamp on a sheet of paper and then
with a black drawing pen go around the outside of the image..
when you've done this scan the image into your computer,most printers have a scan function so it should be easy for anyone..

I like to use the crop function on my computer but thats my own preferrence,next go to design space and select upload image,you will then be directed to this screen...
choose this and click upload image and find your image in pictures,when your image is uploaded you then have another choice to make.....
I normally choose this complex because of all the lines without being coloured....
then just click around the area outside your line.....
add this image and make sure you click flatten and then go...
just print and go!!!
now all you have to do it get your image coloured...


then decide what you are going to make.....
and there you go,it may seem like a lot of work but its not really and if like me you have trouble with your hands this is great.The images I used are by Lacey Sunshine and the wonderfully talented Heather Valentin,I used pencils to colour and ofcourse the wonderful explore to cut everything out!!



                                           Dorothy x