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Saturday, 3 October 2015

First Challenge of October!!

Well it's that time again when my team has our challenge over at 'get creative chalenges',so get creating and head on over.This challenges theme is Halloween so let your imagination run wild!! Our wonderful sponsor is Nikki Burnette from 'The fantasy world of Nikki Burnette' her artwork is stunning and such a pleasure to work with and of course I have to give a special thank you to our wonderful host Angie.
This is my card for the challenge

I used orange as my base card and coloured the image with spectrum noir pens,I also added some black flat back pearls and cut the spider boarder and the 'happy halloween' on my cricut explore,this was so much fun to do.So come on guys have a go at this great challenge you've got nothing to lose,and you may even pick up some followers for your blog(if you have one) and you could win!

this is the 'Downton Abbey' card from the crafters companion cd that for some reason I couldn't upload on my last blog,I just think it looks so elegant.

Dont forget guys head over to Get Creative Challenges for the new challenge starting on Monday 5th October which also happens to be my sisters birthday!!

                                             Dorothy x

Friday, 2 October 2015

Customising my new wheels!!!!

So sorry to all of you out there that take the time to read my blog,I've had a real mental block about doing anything on the computer,even writing to my wonderful penpal Annette in America but hopefully this is me coming back,I'm getting out more and I've even got new shopping wheels so of course I had to get the cricut explore going to make my wheels my own,I just love being able to cut vinyl and because I'm so crazy about squirrels it just seemed right to use them......

The back of the seat

The back panels there is 1 squirrel on each side

The little panels on each side of the foot well!

I just love it and I really am happy with how it turned out,I am so addicted to working with vinyl!
This is the only thing I've been doing I've also been making some cards.This is from the cd I got with the crafters companion inspiration magazine and is from the Downton Abbey collection,I may have to buy the proper disc!!I was able to do the inside and outside of the card and I think it looks really elegant,for some reason this silly computer will not let me add the photos but I will be blogging again over the weekend so I'm sure I will be able to add them along with some other things then.

Dorothy x

Saturday, 5 September 2015

It's Challenge time again!

Hey it's that time of the month again when I want all my fellow crafters to head on over to Get Creative Challenges and join in on our challenge,the sponsor this time is 'the stamping boutique' and the fabulous talents of Tracey,Melissa and Stef.The theme is must include a tag,so come on guys its not a hard them and our wonderful host Angie works really hard making this a success so why not play along,have some fun and put your work on show,inspire others and you never know you might even win,anyway this is my entry......
I coloured this brilliant little guy with spectrum noir pens and used adorable scorable card by hunky dory for the backing,I also added peel offs for the word winner and the happy birthday,then finally some green ribbon for the tag to hang on.I must admit I did have a lot of fun colouring this little guy.
The next card I must show you all was one that I actually won on a little facebook competition from Cross Stitch UK the kit arrived and I couldn't wait to stitch it.I then added a few bits I cut on my explore and then some red pearls......
I may have to make several more of these for family and friends!!!

                                               Dorothy x

A Little Upcycling!

Well hello crafting friends,I found an old pillow case and well being a crafter I didn't want to just throw it away and then I had a brainwave,my sewing machine needed a cover as the one that came with it had fallen apart a long time ago.Out came the measuring tape and I set to work,I then got some iron on vinyl and using my trusty cricut explore I added some nice touches and here it is!......
it fits perfectly so I am really pleased,its just so rewarding to make something from an item that may have just been thrown away!

                                         Dorothy x

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Embroidery is very much alive

Good evening crafting folk and everybody else.Let me ask did you ever start a project and think that it was going to take forever yet when you'd finished it you wanted to start another?? Well that describes this project,it took me a while as I kept putting it down and doing other things but I am so pleased with how it turned embroidered table cloth...
as you can see the pattern has only 2 birds but these are repeated 4 times....
I have loved stitching everyone but sometimes I did scream at it!!!!! Now I have to look for a new one to start in between cardmaking and knitting!!

                                                  Dorothy x

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Paper Flowers

I was at my nieces wedding on Thursday 6th and it was a wonderful day but being the crafter I really don't like to buy a flower to wear and being the traditionalist I can't go without one!!! So on goes the cricut explore and I cut out some 3d flowers but the crafters companion quilling flowers would do the same job! Start of cutting it out just ordinary paper mine came from a cheap shop
I wanted a particular shade of purple so I coloured the whole thing both sides with spectrum noir PL5
then starting from the outer edge just roll and there you have a beautiful flower!
for my piece I added some feathers and 2 badge pins on the back also some pearls..
forgot about the shamballa bead in the center just for a bit of sparkle!!
Then I made my little granddaughter and daughters their flowers the same way but I also used the crafters companion pretty petal die for the back....

I used 3 pipe cleaners twisted together for the red flower stem.Lastly with some silver card,white paper,white feathers,ribbon,gems and some peel offs and ofcourse my trusty glue gun I cut out 2 horse shoes and made this for me little granddaughter to give the blushing bride.....
the peel offs were to add the date....
I used 3 different sizes of the same flower
this way for having flowers I love as they will never die and may always be kept as a reminder of a wonderful day!

Dorothy x

Friday, 7 August 2015

Think Pink!!! New Challenge

Ok it's that time for a new challenge over at this time our fabulous sponsors are Qkr Stampede,if you can head over to their blog and have a look it's great.Anyway our challenge is to make a card with our choosen image with monochromatic pink so I am starting my Christmas cards and thought  why can't I have a pink Christmas well be honest we all like to be a little different sometimes!!!!
I must admit I was a little nervous but when I seen the finished card it actually looked ok,I used a crafters companion snowflake embossing folder and some pink holly peel offs for around the edges,I used my spectrum noir pens to colour and added some snow acetate (hunky dory)and finally the Merry Christmas I cut out on my explore.I wanted to complete the card by keeping the inside the same so when I had finished colouring the image and before I made the card up I scanned the image into my computer and resized it and printed it onto some pink paper.....
and when I added a little verse the inside looks like this....
So come on over guys and show of your work,have a play and maybe even get a little inspiration,but above all have fun.A great big thank you as always to our wonderful host Angie who makes this all possible and we couldn't manage without her,don't forget if you're not in you can't win!!!!

                                               Dorothy x