Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Birthday card

I made this card some time ago, but forgot to share.  I used a mask and sponged 2 different Distress inks through (picked raspberry and peacock feathers). After drying the ink, I put the mask back in place and applied Perfect Medium. I then put clear embossing powder on top and heat set it, which gave the lovely sheen
I dyed some white organza ribbon and made the bow, and a few seconds blast from the heat gun curled it slightly.
The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of card, and I coloured the edges with the same inks.  Voila!

Monday, 20 January 2014


Well, something new to share today - crochet, and a work in progress :)

Last week I went along to a 'Knit, crochet and natter' group with a friend and thoroughly enjoyed it. I used to do a lot of knitting and crochet but it has fallen by the wayside in recent years, not sure why.  In the group I started work on a knitted bolero style cardigan, but have had mixed feelings about whether or not I like it.

I follow a blog by a lady called Sandra in the USA, and she produces the most beautiful hand crafted garments, and spins her own yarn :)  Although we have never met, we both used to belong to a quit smoking forum (a lot of years ago), and I stumbled across her blog a year or so ago.  Anyway, I decided I wanted to do some crochet again, and was very taken with her cowls/infinity scarves on her blog. So, I went hunting for a hook and dug out some long forgotten yarn, and found some instructions on a pin on Pinterest (my 2nd home lol) and I was away :)

I'm using a chunky yarn and 6mm hook, so it's growing nice and fast!   With a bit of luck I might well  finish it over the next week, and will post a photo.

The jury is still out on the bolero :)

Pam x

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Here's to 2014!

I had great plans to blog more often this year, but I'm slow off the mark!  A touch of the post Christmas blues, and currently getting over a nasty bout of Novovirus (winter vomiting bug) have spoilt my plans. On the positive side, it was a quick way to lose a few lbs and help me get nearer to my Slimming World target!

Hopefully be back soon with a few of my creations,

Pam x