Sunday, 30 November 2008

Picking up some old crafts

I got sent a lovely crafty package as part of a swap I was involved in on Punkymoms which included some beautiful handmade knitting needles. I decided to pick up the sticks again last night, I haven't knitted for a while, but it's like riding a bike - so I found my old magazines and some scraps and began to make one of Alan Dart's farm animals. I got halfway through the body and put it down for a nap, but my DS decided to go through my bag and took it off the needles. I haven't inspected the damage yet, but I suspect I'm going to have to frog the whole lot and only work on it after the kids are in bed.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

A long one today!

First off, some older stuff today.

A birthday card for my dads 64th birthday

A christmas card

Another christmas card made with a 'Me to you' craft set

Some WIP's - I'm not sure I like the gift one yet.

And just for funsies - my not-so-organised crafting area - it's a large under-stair cupboard which is doubling at the moment as a Christmas present hiding place, so it's rather more cramped than usual!
EIGHT drawers of stuff!

And a large box with all my plain cardstock and magazines - the plastic zip bag at the bottom currently has all my christmas papers and bits in it - I'm forever looking for them so I put them all together!

There you go, nice long entry for once!

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Punk birthday card

A friend asked me to create a card for her sister's 15th birthday - the only idea she gave me, was that she liked "punk" stuff - so this is what I came up with.

The skull and checked paper was printed off from and the toppers were just plain card/paper stock written on by hand with an embossing ink pen and black glitter embossing powder. I know it's a little wonky, but I think that adds to the effect!

I loved creating this project as I came up with the whole idea myself. I was duely informed that the recipient was very pleased with the card too - I love making people happy with my creations!