Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Creative Space

Last week in my creative space i said i was going to attempt the crescendo Polymer Clat Necklace, well i did that i tried it twice and both times didn't exactly go to plan, i guess i will just have to keep practicing, i have discovered you can't always get something the same as the expert out of the book, but instead you put your own spin on the item. Here is what i have come up with.


 This what the first attempt, i think i got the colours alright but i forgot to change the setting on the pasta machine to one so i think they are a little thin it might be hard to poke the holes through the sides, Instead i am going to poke the holes in the corner and create a necklace that way

This was the second try from yesterday, somehow my colour or my skinner blend didn't exactly go as planned, it says to turn it on a 90 degree angle to pass it through the pasta machine the only problem was it didn't fit that way so somehow i think i ended up passing it through to much and blending the colours a little too much, back to the drawing board i think. Hope you all have a creative week

Monday, July 23, 2012

A ray of sunshine blog award

I am super excited, Kathy Moody over at Life on Lakeshire Drive has nominated me along with 9 other nominees for a ray of sunshine blog award, Thank you so much Kathy for your nomination and congratulations on winning this award yourself.

Ocean Commotion Card

Here is another card i made last week i really like this one, i was inspired to do this one by Kris McIintosh over at Splitcoast Stampers You can find more of her work on her blog Stamping with Kris

Stamps: Perfectly Penned, Ocean Commotion
Card Stock: Real Red, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Blue Double Stitched Ribbon

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #44

This week for Freshly Made Sketches i thought i would try somethig a little different, i don't have a big shot embossing machine, well i don't really have any embossing machine, i was trying to work out how to make my card a little different, i have a fiskars embossing set one that you do by hand, this was me experiment, it didn't exactly go as planned so it's not one of my better cards the embossing machines look much nicer i am so looking forward to getting one.

This weeks Sketch #44

The final product

Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Temptin Turquoise, Pink Pirouette
Stamps: Short and Sweet
Other: Subtles Designer Serious Paper

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Using the bow easy

The other day i was trying to make a bow, but i couldn't for the life of me remember how i was shown to do this,now i don't have a bow easy i do plan on buying one in the near future but haven't done so as yet, so all i really had was my hands and my trusty friend the internet which i always turn to when i am not sure how to do something, google is very handy. This is what i found, this video on you tube that demonstrates how to use the bow easy so thought i would share it with all of you, good luck and have fun making your bows.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

My Creative Space

In my creative space this week i have been working on a couple of different projects. I have been able to work on these at my new craft table which i bought last saturday. It is great although i haven't found a permanent home for it yet, it is in the middle of the living room floor at the moment, but no more taking up room on the kitchen table, i now have my very own space. This week i managed to complete a tapestry i have been working on it has taken a couple of years seeing as i work on lots of different things all at once, but i finally got there and it is now finished you can see the final product below

The other project i have been working on this week or at least attempted is a crescendo necklace by judith skinner, this idea came from the book the art of jewelry polymer clay. The first time i attempted this it went completely wrong and it ended up in the bin because the sandpaper got stuck to the clay i couldn't get it off so there was nothing i could do with it, i wasted to blocks of clay, but that is the joys of experimenting i suppose, things don't always work out the first time you try. The necklace is not finished yet, will upload more photos of the final product later

 Crescendo necklace

The colours that i used for the necklace

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Blogs to Share

While sifting through some of the my creative space blogs from last week i came across these 2 blogs that i thought were rather interesting, so check them out. Will have to give the free motion sewing and the screen printing a go in the new future ofcourse when i get around to it.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Freshly Made Sketch #43

Well it's the end of another cold and wintery weekend. Hope you all had a good one. I spent most of my day today in doors doing some much needed crafting. Today i worked on some new cards inspired by
Freshly Made Sketches. Here is what i came up with. Hope you all have a good week

Supplies Used:

CardStock: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette and Subtles Collection DSP
Stamps: Young Vermillion, Happiest Birthday Wishes

Supplies Used:

CardStock; Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette and Subtles DSP
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes
Other: Butterfly Stamp, Watercolour Crayons and Aqua Painter:

Techniques used here include watercolouring with watercolour crayons

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Creative Space

This week i attempted a couple of cards which turned out pretty good. I also attempted to make a necklace out of polymer clay, a new technique i had never tried before which didn't work out so well and the whole thing ended up in the bin i suppose thats the joy of experimenting. Anyway here is this weeks cards both created using stampin up products

Stamps: Ocean Commotion, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Bashful Blue, Classic Black
Cardstick: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Accessories: Gingham Ribbon

Stamps: Posy Punch, Perfectly Penned
Ink: Melon Mambo, Classic Black
Cardstock: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Fancy Flower Punch, Old Olive Brads