Friday, 13 October 2017

Something A Bit Different


Hello everybody.  I hope you have all had a good week so far.  I have been playing with my new toy - my new sewing machine - today, I am showing one of my first projects.

I used to sew in my early teens and young adulthood, but as clothes got cheaper and life got busier, I just stopped.  So, as it has been so long, I wanted to start small, with something easy.

I wanted some new cushion covers, so I decided that would be a good place to start.  They are nothing special, and they aren't complicated to make, but I had fun making them.

Here are a couple of pictures of them.



** EDIT **  I forgot to mention that, the fabric came from a duvet cover that I purchased because I loved the print.  And I put a zip/zipper in, in order that I may wash them.

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

 If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Sunday, 8 October 2017

Inspired By A Little Bit Of Glimmer


Hello crafty people!  I hope you are all having a good weekend.  I bought myself a new sewing machine - my old one is (ahem) forty years old now and weighs a ton, and I had got fed up with hiring a crane every time I needed to sew something that I just gave up.  So, my weekend has been spent acquainting myself with my new one (I will probably keep my old now for the rare job that my new one can't cope with).

Anywho, back to my card.  Have you ever seen some small detail on something that has planted an idea for a card in your head?  Well, that's how my card today came about.  I'll explain.

I looked at a card I had made for my stash some time ago that I had used a Gellyroll Stardust pen on and it shimmered beautifully.  I had only used it for small details and thought that it would be pretty as the dominant focal piece.

So, I drew some lines on the diagonal with it, bordered it top and bottom with two small strips of black card-stock, added a die-cut flower, a sentiment and a white gem in the centre of the flower.

Finally, the finishing touches were some scribbled circles with the Stardust pen and some clear Nuvo drops over the scribbles to give the spots some dimension.

Here is the card.





I hope you have a great Sunday and a fabulous week!

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

 If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Saturday, 30 September 2017

NBUS #12


Hello you lovely lovely people!  First, I would like to thank each and everyone of you who was kind enough to take the time and trouble to visit my blog whilst I was away, and for all the lovely comments!  It truly makes my day reading them all on my return!  Also, thank you to those who also wished me well regarding the wasp sting on my ankle.  I am happy to say that it is now healing well.  Nearly all the swelling has gone and there is just a hard lump and a bit of tenderness and bruising around the actual sting site, but it is getting there!

Now, on to today's card!  This is my first card since I have returned home.  I made it especially for Darnell's NBUS #12 Challenge

http://www.djkardkreations.com/2017/09/nbus-challenge-12-day-seven.html

For those of you who are new to card-making, the acronym - which was coined by Darnell herself, and now is so famous it should be an entry in the dictionary - stands for Never Before Used Schtuff.  Which is to encourage us to dig out those supplies we have bought and never got around to using!

My NBUS is the unbranded cover die that arrived literally as I was going out the door to go to the airport before we left for Spain!  The panel beneath was one from my stash that I had made some time ago with 'Starlight Paints'.  These paints shimmer and shine like no others and have to be seen IRL to be fully appreciated.  However, I have done my best to photograph them in the best light possible (which is sadly lacking in this part of the world, at this time of year).  Here are the photos.





Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

 If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.