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Friday, April 29, 2011

In honour of the Royal Wedding.... self respecting British girl could not have something special to wear on today of all days! So in honour of the Royal Wedding I made this for my daughter!

We did as you can see twist the colours a bit to make it more girly but I think I can live with that!  The measurements are exact at least!

Sorry for the shocking photos, would you believe it is actually raining here!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

DYSU: Make it POP!

Well, what a lot of comments I had last week from the blog hop! Always makes you feel nice, so thank you!

Today the challenge over at DYSU is:
Make it Pop!

I used an image from Stitchy Bear (one of today's sponsors!) called Krizza.  I decided to make her a bit wild with GREEN hair! By the way she is on offer at the mo and reduced by 30% to $2.10!

Given that the theme was to Make it Pop, I made it Pop in three ways: Colour; dimensionals (front image); and pop up (inside - we'll get to that!).  Despite being urged to make it pop in a fourth way by my juvenile family (!) I refrained! but it did lead to some amusing conversations! Makes you wonder who the juvenile is sometimes!

I took a piece of  kraft card and embossed it, but before running it through my machine, I inked up one side of my embossing folder so the ink would transfer to the non popped up embossed bit - oh see I did do four types of popping!! LOL! Then I added a bit more black in on top of some of the embossed bits!

I ruffled a piece of fabric and then sewed it in place on the card.  I'm loving playing with the skin copics, still following the Annika's tutorial that I talked about last week in the Strongman post! Loving the results, maybe if you click on the image above you might be able to see more clearly.

And this is the inside.  I curled up a bit of wire and stuck it to the card and the sentiment so that now it springs off the page!  Added a bit of co-ordinating fabric.

Our sponsors today are:


Head on over to the DYSU website to see more of the DT creations and to upload you Popping Creation!

And the winner is....

Sorry so slack I just saw that the winners were all announced on DYSU for the Blog Hop and I hadn't even done the random org thing!!!! 

Anyhow without further ado the winner of the Windy Day image from Stretch and Bubbles is comment #8:

who said:

Great cards! I love the lace on the dress

Congratulations Julie, I'll be in touch!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cute lil' Bow Ties for Boys!

I know normally you get to see lots of girly stuff on my blog.  But today I wanted to show you some cute little polka dot Bow Ties I made last week.  I used a tutorial from Christie at Lemon Squeezy Home - LOVE this blog!  These two little cuties are for my friends two little boys who are having a circus themed party next month and going as clowns!  The polka dot fabric was from the stash I won last month (or before) from Sew Mama Sew.  I think it is Queen Street fabric.  Will look for a link.

Aren't they just the cutest! Will have to get some pictures of the boys modelling them!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

DYSU 16: Easter Blog Hop!

Firstly a big Welcome to any newbies along for the DYSU blog hop! Pull up a chair and feel free to have a browse around!


Today I have two projects to share with you for our awesome DYSU Easter Blog Hop!  We have four sponsors this week providing prizes for four randomly picked lucky entants.  Plus a prize for the Blog hop Winner. Plus I get to giveaway the Windy Day image I used below from Stretch and Bubbles to one lucky commenter! And if you hop along to all the other DT members, they are giving images away too! Yay!

Here are my two cards.  The first one uses the Windy Day image from Stretch and Bubbles that I am able to give away to one lucky commenter.

I paper pieced the image, after printing it onto kraft card.  This has to be one of my all time favourite colour combos!

Here's a close up of the little metal flower that I made, I'm planning on adding a tutorial for that next week so make sure to pop back or follow along so you don't miss it!

And my second card uses an image from another one of today's sponsors: Amber Ink.  The image from a set called Hostess with the Mostess.  It comes with a whopping 20 digi stamps! Heaps of things for you to put onto her tray.  But given that it was Easter I added my own topping, yummy Easter Eggs! I also used Digital papers from the shop too!

I added some lace trim to the underskirt and gave dimension to the skirts!

The Sponsors this week are:

So just to recap....
  1. Be sure to hop along to all the blogs and comment for your chance to win free images from Stretch 'n' Bubbles - The next one is Marcy
  2. Whilst you're there collect the letters and figure out the mystery phrase, then head on over to DYSU and email the phrase in.
  3. Make sure to load up your card to stand a chance of winning one of our sponsor prizes or being picked as one of our top 3 (or both LOL!)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cupcake Anyone?

Oh this is too cute not to share!  One of my fave blogs of all time for tutorials has got to be Sew Mama Sew! And yesterday evening this fun free tutorial by Jen of Tie Dye Diva Patterns popped into my blog reader.  So I'm thinking ok so what knit fabric do I have that is cute for babies.  So after rooting through my stash I came out with a onesie I had come across a while ago and bought because the fabric was too cute!  Anyhow I figured there was just enough fabric to make the hat, so I started cutting!  My band at the bottom was just a smidge narrower than the tutorial.  The tutorial was super easy to follow and fairly quick to put together.

I was very annoyed with myself for not taking the before picture so I put the leftovers together so you could see!!

Also in sewing time today, I made this little train onesie.

So today has been the first day of the school holidays and it has been lovely.  Had lunch out with a friend and our girls, and sewed up two projects! Perfect!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wanna Look Like This?

Hi Just a quick post today.  I made this card for a friend who has just started using Chia Seeds. It's his birthday and I've ordered him a recipe book for using Chia Seeds which hasn't arrived yet, so I made him some Chia cookies in the meantime and made the book cover into a tag for the cookies.  Whilst I know that Chia seeds are more for endurance than building muscles I thought the pictures were fun and his kids are having a circus birthday party next month and it has been suggested he go as a Strongman!

Anyway here it is:

And the inside looks like this:

I was really happy with the way the skin turned out! I followed a tutorial from one of the blogs I follow: Annika's Another Messy Crafter. Thanks Annika the tutorial was great!

And here are the cookies:

I started with inspiration from the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge for colour (I added grey) and used the Card Patterns Sketch as a starting point. Also entering this into Kenny K Krafty Girlz Challenge of Anything Goes as the inside image is Kenny K! And it's for Crafty Ann's Raise a smile challenge.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

DYSU 15: Scallops

It's week 15 at DYSU and the challenge this week is:

I used a cute bunny image from one of our sponsors this week: Stamp Fairy.  Who wouldn't love this cute little character called Clementine!

I made my own scallops by tracing around a diecut on the reverse of my paper, cutting them out and then I just layered them up. I added a piece of brown ribbon under the top scallop to produce a nice straight line to stamp the sentiment above.  I rounded the top corners and stitched around the edge.

I then used the same papers to paper piece the eggs and hair ties.  Clementine is printed onto another patterned paper and I just coloured the nose and ears.

You can check out our sponsors by clicking on the logos below.


Make sure to link up your SCALLOPED creation at DYSU.

I'm also entering this into:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

DYSU 14: Yellow

Well I was happy to see that this week's them at DYSU was YELLOW.  As I love the bright and cheery effect adding yellow to a card can bring!

My card uses a cute Noah's Ark image from The Stamping Boutique, one of our sponsors this week.

I wanted to create some dimesion so I layered the boat and animals up on dimensionals.

In addition I carefully cut the tops of the waves and curled them back. And added some dimensional magic to the windows.

We have a whopping FOUR sponsors this week! Click on the logos to go to the shops!

Have fun with the challenge and be sure to load up your creations here.