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Friday, September 24, 2010

Away for a while..

Hi folks I'm going to be away from blogging for a week or so.  So I have extended the deadline for the Rainbow challenge.  So far only one entry!  C'mon you can do better than that!!!! Haha.  I've a few completed prjects that haven't been blogged as I've been pretty busy! I might get onto scheduling some posts if time.  If not they'll be lots coming up over the coming weeks!!!

For now here is a pretty hair tie my daughter and I made together from one of her old dresses.  Here is the dress!!

And the pretty hairband.
 And the model of course!
I can't think where the tutorial for this was but if I find it I'll post a link.

See you in a week!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

This has got to be the Silliest Card I ever made!

So first off if my in-laws are reading this then look away now! Birthday card spoiler!!!

OK and another thing before we get to today's actual post:

So last week I was at a kid's birthday party and one of the cards from a mainsteam card company was hilarious!! It was funny enough for me to take a picture of and decide to case with a handmade version!  Here is the original:
The little donkey was attached with a spring so his ass really can shake!!!

I made mine using the sketch over at Taylored Expressions and also used the challenge at Wee Memories (orange, scallops and string - use at least 2 of the the 3).

I'm also entering it for:

A side view:
And the inside! (notice the string is inside!)
I have to tell you, my husband thought I was a bit nuts whilst making this card, as I just kept chuckling and laughing out loud!  Would love to be there when my father-in-law opens it to see his face and see him chuckle too!  But alas we are half the world away!

Anyway it got me thinking.... what is the funniest or silliest card you have ever made?  Let us all have a chuckle and link it up below - doesn't matter how long ago you made it, just link up chuckle material!! (Keep it clean please).

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Mum!!

So it's my Mum's birthday next week (don't worry she is under strict instructions not to peek at the blog until after then!) and I made this card for her.  I used the sketch from StampingBella's blog.

I'm also putting it in for the following challenges.
Quick Reminder: There is a freebie available here with a Challenge - no takers of the challenge yet :(

Friday, September 17, 2010

Naming my Little Lady Digi

Hi there, remember my little lady digital stamp that I gave away as a freebie a while back, well I need some help naming her!  I'm going to be adding her to the store soon, but I think she should have a name! 
Here she is:

Now, I had a very long list of my favourites, but I've just narrowed it down to six.  Let me know if you think she looks like one of these:
  • Ruby
  • Lulu
  • Phoebe
  • Eleanor
  • Darla
  • Betty
Or maybe you think she looks like something else.  Leave me a comment of what you think.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Freebie and a Challenge: Rainbows

I decided to host another card challenge, spread the word and see if we can get more that six entries!  The theme for this challenge will be:
Rainbow Colours

Make sure you get all the rainbow colours in.  I've a little freebie to go with today's challenge, feel free to use it for today's challenge if you want to, but you DON'T have to.  You can download it here.

There will be a prize for my favourite card.  It will be a set of digital stamps around the theme of Rainbows & Weather and will include 7 images and 8 quotes.  For everyone else, this set will be available to purchase from my Etsy shop once the challenge has closed.

I've two new cards to share with you today.  I made this first one for a dear friend who is in need of a bit of support right now.  I love this quote - it will be in the set!

And here is the second one using the freebie image and some lovely cork!

Here's a side view to show dimension.

Not sure if you can see it or not but those clouds have dimensional magic (crystal effects) on.

Here are some other rainbow cards I've made if you need more inspiration!
Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Welcome Baby

Just made this little card to celebrate the arrival of my friends new babe!  Love how it turned out.

The stars are from Unity.  The sentiment and ribbon are SU.

Here's a side view:

I'm loving that cork at the mo!

I'm putting this into the following challenges:
I've decided to host another card challenge starting tomorrow so be sure to check back.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Baby Gift

I recently made this gift for a good friend of mine who just had her third boy.  I made him one of my named onesie's with a matching hooded towel and a matching card! 

Here's the card.

I'm entering the card into the following challenges:
Have a lovely day today!

Get Your Craft On Tuesday

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thrift Store find, few new bits for the store & a card!

Phew I've been busy!!  This is a bit of a long post - you will be forgiven for simply looking at the pictures!!

If you're looking for the card it's further along in the post.....

I found this old Hello Kitty nightdress at the local thrift store for $2 a while ago.

And yesterday I finally turned it into something...well three things actually!  Doesn't she look pleased with herself!!

I was most pleased with the skirt, I've used one of my daughter's old dresses before to make her a skirt but that was pretty easy as I just chopped the top off and added elastic.  But this one was pretty much done from scratch, just kept the bottom seam as the bottom seam so I didn't have to hem it.  I love the pleats!  Of course she needed a matching t-shirt and headband!

To make the skirt I just measured 9 inches up from the bottom of the dress all around and chopped it off.  Then to make the drop waistband bit I measured around her waist and added a bit., chopped out a rectangle tall enough to house the elastic and a bit of a drop waist.  Sewed the bit for the elastic to go through and threaded it through.  Then stitched up the sides.  I then put the waist bit inside the skirt bit so the right sides were facing each other and gradually pinned the two pieces together folding the pleats as I went, then sewed it all together and voila a cute little skirt!!! [Please excuse my VERY basic description!!!]  I've added this into the Frugal Friday link  party at the shabby nest.

Also just to let you know these new things will be heading for the shop later today.

And now for the card.  I made this for friends of ours who are retiring and returning to England soon.  I think this is the first time I've used these trees, I love them!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Well if you stuck around this long then thank you!  Have a fab day whatever you do!

Get Your Craft On Tuesday

Black Kats Design

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Shabby Chic Birdy Brooch ....

....added to the store.  Yep that's right I have decided to list other things in my online shops as well as the kids t-shirts.  I'm branching out so I thought I'd start off by adding this little birdy brooch.  There will be more brooches and headbands coming soon - I love making them!

Looks like momma bird is sitting in a little nest! Don't ya think?

Have a great day!

I'm sharing this little brooch on A Crafty Soiree, there are lots of other lovely projects to look at too, go on over and check it out. Thanks Katie!

Katie's Nesting Spot

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Still playing with fabric!

Made this last night for my daughter.  Love the way it turned out.  The flower is actually a brooch that you can remove from the co-ordinating headband.  The headband has a hair elastic attached so it will fit different sizes.

Here's a close up of the flower.

Complete item.
Just the hairband.
This is what the back of the brooch looks like.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Let me know what you think.  I'd be interested to know what you think would be a reasonable price to pay for one of these (Aussie dollars) as I might sell them at craft fairs.  Leave me a link to your blog so I can come and have a nosy poke around!!  Have a great day!

I'll be entering this into some linky parties (links below), make sure to check out some of the other fab things people are making!

HookingupwithHoH Black Kats Design giveaways

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Playing with fabric!

Hi all

I'm feeling decidedly 'unpapercrafty' lately! Have to make a card for a friend but am really struggling to get my mojo going! However on the fabric front I have been having lots of fun!!!

I recovered my ironing board at the weekend by folllowing this fab tutorial here.  I forgot to take a photo of it before, but here is the fabric after I took it off! yuk isn't that looking sorry for itself!

And here it is after!  Don't you just love that happy cheery fabric!

I've been busy sewing new baby gifts but I won't post pics of those yet in case the recipient peeks in!  Then today I wasted three hours playing around making fabric flowers.  Check this one out.

I love it, I popped a brooch pin on the back but really it looks fab in hair as well as on a shirt, dress or coat.  Think I'll make some more of these, they would make great gifts.  Might pop a few in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hybrid project

Today's project is a bit of a hybrid.  It's Father's Day here on Sunday.  I used the Super Dad image from Sweet n Sassy, coloured it in Photoshop.  I got my daughter to write a little message in co-ordinating colours, scanned it in.  Then printed them out onto printable fabric and followed the fabulous tutorial from Vicki for Sew Mama Sew that I followed a while back here.

He's just such a cutie hero don't ya think!?