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Friday, 24 October 2014

Crafting with Pinflair

Good evening crafters,I was watching create and craft tv the other week and Christine from Pinflair was on.I was amazed at what she had on offer and just had to have a go myself and I must say for a first time I was really pleased,don't think this is too fiddlie for you because I have rhumetoid arthritis in my hands and if i can manage it then anyone can,and I will certainly be making more!!

I showed the finished piece at the beginning and at the end but also wanted to show the pieces needed for this project and the 'egg' beginning to take shape.

                                              Dorothy x

Thursday, 23 October 2014

I'm Back!!!

Oh my goodness I didn't realise it's been over a month since I last blogged,well I've been in hospital and very busy making my nieces wedding invitations(which I can't show on here) but I have finished them,still not great but in between not feeling well I have still been crafting.My beautiful bridesmaid is getting married tomorrow and sadly because of my health I can't make it to the wedding but I made this cute little exploding box card and gave it to my mum to give to her.....

just wanted to make something other than a card for her as she means alot to me and my hubby,hope she likes it.
I've also been busy making Christmas cards so I'm just going to show some .......enjoy looking....
 This was all cut on my wonderful cricut explore and the brick is an embossing folder.

 these 3 were made with the free papers in the crafters companion magazine along with some bits of my own ofcourse!

again the last 2 were made from the free papers in crafters companion magazine the others were just things from my own crafty stash just showing I'm still creating but I'm going to get back to blogging,I miss it even though I don't get comments!

                                                 Dorothy x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Cutting SVG's with my Explore

Good evening crafting friends (or morning as the case my be),I've been cutting with my Explore because I got this fantastic cd from La Pashe called spring and summer 3d templates and to my delight you can upload the templates as svg programmes to the Explore.My hands get really sore these days and I know I would never be able to cut these by hand but I am totally hooked on making these 3d projects,firstly this is the disc....
I got this with a special code for the remarkable price of just £3.00 and there are so many projects on it!
I've cut 2 carriages,the first one I've made into a little bag,think this would nice to put party favours in....
I just think its so cute and I used a pipe cleaner for the axel so the wheels will turn,I also used this on the larger carriage and I have blinged this one up a bit,handles could be added or it could be a box.......
I only got the cd this morning and this is my first try so I am really pleased with the result,even if I do say so myself!!!

                                                     Dorothy x

Sunday, 14 September 2014

La Pashe Trinitage!!

Good evening crafting friends,still hoping for some more followers for my blog but I guess I just have to be patient!!Came across these 'trinitage' sheets in 1 of my craft drawers,forgotten I had the and even if I do say so I am really pleased with the result.The sheets are by La Pashe and the card is from papermill direct,some cutting required but all in all a really easy card to make......The outside of the card looks lovely maybe some would say a little plain..I like to think classic .....
I made 2 of them,sorry about the light on the photo...
the real magic happens when the card is opened and comes to life.....
and the second 1..
I think the 3d effect is great and I took a side photo to show how this is achieved....
not magic but just some card,simple but very effective.

                                                Dorothy x

Monday, 8 September 2014

Some Christmas Cards and A birthday card

Hello crafting friends just putting some pictures of some cards I've made over the past 2 days,I don't always blog because I need to have some thing to blog about!! Anyway I was playing at the snow globe thing again as you see....

the images were from the Christmas edition of last years inspiration magazine from Crafters Companion and I used a little punch I have to cut out the silver and white snowflakes for inside the globe.
The next card was a decoupage sheet I came across in my crafting boxes so just made a card up,it's ok but not really pleased with it.....
The next card is again from the same Crafters Companion magazine as the first card only this gives Christmas a little grown up party feel.The card is 6 x 6,I've never done this size before but it suited this design really well,the embossing was a free embossing folder with a magazine I subscribe to and I just added some silver peel offs....
It's just a bit of fun after all!!

This last card is for a lady of a facebook group I'm on and her Grandmother will be 104 in October and she asked if anyone would like to send her a card so ofcourse many of us have said yes and this is my offering....
the main designs are Hunky Dory but I've just added some feathers and ribbon and a little gem,I hope she gets loads what a great achievement to reach 104!

                                           Dorothy x


Saturday, 6 September 2014

Two makes from free mag gifts

Got my magazine this morning well actually got 2 but these makes are from the 'quick cards made easy' magazine,haven't made anything from the other one yet.
The first thing I made was using the free snowflake die,some gems and a silver pipe cleaner and ofcourse silver paper and glue.I also added some ribbon

these could be hung on the tree or as my hubby said they would look nice hanging in the window because if the light caught them they would sparkle.
Also in the magazine were step by step on how to make a stepper card,I always wanted to give this a try so along with again the free snow flake die and some of the free papers,I made this....

just wanted to show a side view as well.I also added some more snow flakes that I using 2 different sized punches with silver card,also some ribbon and white pearls....
you can just see the larger punch sitting to the side of the card,very effective.

                                        Dorothy x

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Another little stitched mouse

Well as promised I finished another little cross stitched mouse and I must admit I don't think I will be stitching anymore this week because my hands are maybe a little too sore,but any way this is how the little fellow turned out....
So I decide to have a go at making a snow globe card,and for a change I will list what you need to make this card.
Pinflair Snow dust
silver boarder peel offs
collall tacky glue 
clear domes from hunky dory
piece of ribbon
Rachel Ann Miller paper from crafters companion
and pearlised card from papermill direct and the result looks like this....
and a side view showing the globe....
I am pleased with how it turned out especially for a first time making this type of card,now onto the next!!!!

                                        Dorothy x