Wednesday, 08 August 2012

Prick-n-Stitch Cards

It is still bitterly cold here in Heilbron in the Freestate. There is still some snow all over the veld, the wind is blowing at a speed and the sun is only peeking out every now and then. Suppose it is a good reason to stay indoors and craft - VBG! That's exactly what I intend doing today. How far I am going to succeed in doing that, is a different story.

Here are some pics of cards I have been making in the last couple of weeks. I have to give a class to a couple of ladies towards the end of the month - these are for examples. I am going to let them make a corner bookmark with just a butterfly to work on a little triangle. Unfortunately there won't be time to make a whole card, but I think they will be able to make good use of the bookmark. Plan to finish the whole bookmark for them, they can just stick their finished butterfly onto it. Will show an example of that at a later date.

This was also the first cut-out that I did with my new Cricut! What a nice toy to have!

Done in silver/gold variegated cotton.

I just love this pattern and have done it many, many times already.

Another versatile pattern done many times.

This is the little butterfly I am going to teach them to work. It can be done quite quickly and I am sure it will give them an idea of what Prick-n-Stitching is about. I think this is one of the more affordable crafts that one can do, but still very satisfying.

I will post some of the bookmarks I've done as examples at a later stage.

Thanks for visiting! Stay warm or cool and happy crafting!

Tuesday, 07 August 2012


We woke up to a cold day this morning and by 06H45 snow started to fall. Looks like we are living in a winter wonderland!

It is still snowing on and off. It is now just after 14H00 here. There's a horrible lazy wind blowing and that is making it very cold.

For those in the warm areas - enjoy the heat! For those in the cold areas - stay warm!

Thursday, 02 August 2012

Xmas in July Swap

I recently took part in an Xmas in July card swap with our Rubberstamp group. We had to do a slider card. A first for me! The colors we had to use were black, white and either silver or gold with as little as possible coloring or no coloring. I opted for the silver with the black & white.
I stamped the Xmas Father (a stamp I love from one of our local ladies' collection - Niki from Paperchain) in silver on shimmery paper and added some bling to the buttons and hat tassel. The Happy Holidays were stamped in silver and the trimming on the left is also silver. Some of the snowflakes were cut from coffee can sealers. I have been hoarding these sealers not really knowing what I was going to do with them and here they came to good use. The part behind the Xmas Father was bugged with the Swiss Dots folder. I rather enjoyed doing this kind of card and will probably try it again.

Thanks for visiting! Hope you will all have a very creative weekend.