Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Parchment Daisy Circle

Can you believe it - a second post this week!! Well, as I said, my stamping mojo is still on holiday and doing other crafts are definitely benefitting from it. And I so love doing parchment craft that I don't really mind but I do have some return cards that I have to make. Will have to do something to get back into stamping!

This was a pattern I found at ASM Designs and as normal, I thoroughly enjoyed working on it. The parchment is stitched to the cardstock with invisible thread all around the edge. To me, that is the only way that you can attach parchment and not see the product you have used to do it with. Unless of cause you put your glue or double sided tape under a heavily embossed area.

Thats all for today. I am off for some coffee with a friend.

Thanks so much again for visiting and for leaving such lovely comments.

Enjoy what is left of the week!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Stamping and Prick-and-Stitch Combination.

A very warm hallo there to all you talented crafters! Hope your week is going smoothly so far and that you are getting lots of crafting done. My rubberstamp mojo has gone on an extended holiday - again!! - so I am trying to keep myself busy with all sorts of other crafts.

Just wanted to show you a card I quickly put together this morning. I had the image stamped and colored for some time, but did not get around to making a card with it yet. I got this prick and stitch pattern freebie from Marianne design a while ago and after I finished working it last night, I thought of my already colored image and put the card together this morning. I am rather happy with the result. The stamp is from Flourishes.

Well, that is all for today. Thank you so much for visiting again and please know that I love and appreciate all your kind comments.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Something different.

A very dear friend of mine, Susan, were kind enough to go and buy me terracotta moulds to do some papermoulding with. I have never done it, but saw some that she and somebody she also taught did, and wanted to give it a try. We live around 500+ kilometers apart and how was she going to teach me? Well, she was kind enough to sent me written instructions and she answered all my questions (and there were plenty!) via e-mail and sometimes Skype. I think she was probably sorry after a couple of days that she did agree to get me the moulds. But, I am very thankful to her - and I am quite happy with the results. Don't know what Susan will say about them when she sees it in real; hopefully she will be happy. Thanks again Susan!

We, that's my husband and I, made quite a couple of these 'impressions'. I put some of them on canvasses and also made cards with others. There is just so much one can do with them.

This is the card I made with the Leopard on a Branch image.

And this is the card made with the Storming Elephant image.

If you double-click on the pic, you will see all the amazing details that the manufacturers of the moulds have put into them.

Well, that's it from me for this week. Hope you like what you see here.

Thank you so much for visiting again!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Alphabet ATC Swap - K, L & M.

A warm hi and hallo to all my dear visitors! The weekend is nearly something of the past and I am happy that the new week is around the corner. I will have enough time on my hands to do lots of cards and other crafts. Today I have been trying to re-organise and re-arrange my craft room. Somehow everything just got disorganised and too messy to my liking. Hopefully when I am done tonight, I will be able to get creative in a more organised environment again when I walk in here tomorrow morning.

These are the last of the ATC's that I can show for some time from our rubber stamping groups alphabet ATC swap. My next 3 sets are all done and waiting to be posted to the hostess. I can hardly believe that the first set for the swap was done a whole year ago!

K for Kitty. This is a stamp from Micia.

L for Ladybird and Love. Both these stamps are from Inkadinkado.

M for Marriage. This stamp is from Whiff of Joy.

I hope you will all have a wonderful week and get to do lots of what you really enjoy.

Thanks again for visiting and thank you so much for leaving such lovely comments!

Sunday, 04 April 2010

Alphabet ATC Swap - H, I & J.

A very good day to all! Hope you are all having a wonderful, peacefull weekend.

Here's H, I & J of our rubber stamping group ATC swap.

H for Heels, Hat & Handbag.

I for Insects.

J for Jester.
That's it for today!

Thanks again for visiting!

Saturday, 03 April 2010

Alphabet ATC Swap - E, F & G.

A very good day to all and hoping that everyone is having a blessed Easter!

These are the E, F & G ATC's I did for our group swap

E for Eight.

F for Foot.

G for Gifts, Green & Gold.
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, 01 April 2010

Alphabet ATC swap - A, B, C & D

It's been some time since I did a craft post! Life just happened far too fast around me - it feels as if I am on a roller coaster ride that does not seem to want to end!

For the next couple of days I am going to post mostly pics of an alphabet ATC swap that our rubber stamping group is doing. At the moment we are working on N, O & P.

This is A, B, C & D with a close-up of the little ants on A for Ants. They were made out of beads and wire by a friend who runs a project here in KZN where ladies are making these little beaded animals.

Oh, I nearly forgot - this ATC of mine was published in a local craft magazine - Craftwise. First time ever something of mine were published!

B for Butterfly. A layer of Angelina fibres were used under the parchment butterfly.
C for Cupcake.

D for Daisies.

Thanks for visiting!