Thursday, 11 February 2016

Your Favourite Card Shape or Fold (& why).

As You Like It Challenge

Goodness me even Febuary is speeding past fast!

I have been super busy!
Do you remember last week I showed you now far I got with
the crochet sleep bag I was making for my New Great Nephew
so you remember I had to unpicked the one I started because I made a mistake... this is where I was up to...

sooooooo I am finished and I am super happy with it!
Here's some of the photos

Close up of the cable stitch created by front and back post stitch

This is the back

So happy no mistakes

and here it is finished a labour of love but I LOVE it and I hope my Niece will love it too!

So then to My card for the As you Like it Challenge
The sponsor of this challenge is
Sweet Stamp Store

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Card Shape or Fold (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Well I have to say it's a no brainer for me I love square but if I have to choose something else
it has to be a circle! 
 If it's not square then the shape I would always go for first is round,
why? I love that I can interlock other circles into it and its quick and easy to die cut.
and to stop it from rolling away I just snip a slither off the bottom.

for my card I am joining a few challenges:

Sweet Stamps - February - Anything Goes
House Mouse Challenge - Anything House Mouse Goes / Love
Ruby's Rainbow - #122 Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise #16 - Anything Goes - Winter or Christmas Theme
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Dies and/or Punches

Happy Crafting friends
hugs me x

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

C is for Cute Critters

Hi everyone! Sorry I am late my post was set in draft DOH!

It's already February and it's our 3rd challenge of this year.
at ABC Christmas Challenge!

We also have a fantastic Tutorial from Wilma too! so check that out!

Here is a peak of Wilma's card

ok so the theme C for Cute Critters

Our Sponsor is 
Now for my creations with these cute little mice

Some challenges I am playing along with are:

Fab 'n' Funky -  #290 All Creatures Great and Small
ABC Challenge  - A is for Animals
House Mouse Challenge - Anything House Mouse Goes or Love
A Snowflakes Promise Christmas/winter themed #15 - Anything Goes - Winter or Christmas
Creative Card Crew - #105 Anything Goes

Thought I would share my progress!
this is what I showed you last time

I had a mistake 1/3 of the way through I decided to leave it because it was a lot of work to take it out and speaking to several friends they said nobody would probably notice anyway so I was sitting on Saturday evening finished it off and just as a glancing comment I said to my lovely husband can you see any mistakes and he said erm you want the truth? 
I said yeah I sure do and he said sorry darling but yes I can see just about there pointing to the error that looks totally different ��
So I decided to frog (rip it out) the work back to the mistake but... being it was 11-30 ish at night I thought I will frog to the error and then start again the next day but as I had finished and sewn in the ends it was difficult to undo.... so struggled on for about 1/2 hour and still could not get the ends out so decided to cut it.... that way I would only lose a row or sooo..

Wrong I make a fatal error and started undoing the wrong end and buggered it up big style
So I have had to un do the WHOLE thing

But Hubby helped me bless he sat on the lounge floor with me and we unpicked and rolled all the balls up.... I am glad hes honest some blokes would have said No what mistake and then I would have regretted leaving it.....
sooooo this is where I am up to now and NO mistakes yay!

I will share the photo when its finished :)

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Your Favourite One or Multi Layer?

January is zipping past!
and it's time for another challenge at As You Like It Challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

And the Challenge theme this fortnight is showcase a project using 

Your Favourite One or Multi Layer Project!
To be in with a chance of winning the prize you MUST explain say which you prefer one or Multi layers and why!
Most of the cards I make are often not more than 3 or 4 layers but!!
But for this card I have to choose multi layers...
I wanted to do the outside of the shape technique on the cute image so I have added
a couple more layers to the die cut multi layers for the effect.

Sorry about the poor photo I'm getting used to a new camera and my eyesight is not at its best lately either so manual focus will need some practice lol! or maybe an eye test sooner than I thought...

for my card I am joining a few challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - #104 - Spots and Stripes
Creative Card Crew - #105 Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - January - Anything Goes

Happy Crafting friends
hugs me x

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

B is for Baubles

Super quick post from me today as I am mega busy with my Crochet
here is a quick peek at what I am working on...

This is a baby sleeping pouch for my new great nephew,
it's cable so a little tricky i've not done that before... so watch this space

On to my Christmas card for a ABC Christmas Challenge!
This weeks challenge in B for Baubles

Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps

For my card I am using Cute Snowman

Some challenges I am playing along with are:

Stemplegarten  #45 Winter Wonderland
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Cute or anything goes

Happy Wednesday!
hugs me x

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