Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Quilted Coasters

Firstly I need to apologise for my long absence. Things have most definitely been getting in the way and it isn't over yet. We are currently in the process of having the inside of our house painted. They are doing pretty much everywhere so everything is a little upside down and I have a lot of unwelcome stuff in my craftroom getting in the way of my creativity. Once these guys are finished we are getting a deck put in the garden. At least that is outside so I can get on with putting the inside back together.

In the meantime I thought I would show you something I made last week. I actually made use of my sewing machine (first time this year) to try out making my very own quilted coasters. I got the instructions and template from a sewing calendar I got for Christmas. I enjoyed making them so much I think I might make them for everyone on my Christmas list. The instructions show you how to make a full set of 4 coasters. I used Christmas material, a pretty pattern, a green and a red. I am really happy with how they turned out.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Get Well Mama Baer

I can't believe I almost forgot to show you this. I made this for my dear friend a couple of weeks ago when she wasn't well. Both her daughters were sick too at the time so the kids and I made cards for everybody. No, I didn't spell Baer wrong that's her name silly.

I printed off a couple of Dustin Pike images and gave them to the kids to color in. It is the 3rd image from the owl collection he did for Delia. Another new find for me lately is Karens Doodles. I have put the link under 'inspiration' over on my side bar as I cannot get links to come up in my posts anymore for come reason. She is an awesome artist and her pictures are so very cute, You just must go check her out. You won't be disapointed, promise.

I am kicking myself at the moment cause I had the brilliant idea of giving up my papercraft purchases for lent. Man did that idea come back and bite me in the ass. There have been so many new releases recently that I am going stir-crazy and my wish list for once lent is over is phenominal. Anyway to cut a long story short. Karen also has a group on papercraft planet and was giving away the image I used on my card as a freebie for being one of her followers. I thought the image was perfect for this card - a get well bear for Mama Baer. She has also just started a challenge blog which is really exciting.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Chocolate Wedding

Saturday we went to our friends, Evan and Cheryl's wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony in a beautiful location and the bride and groom looked awesome. I found out from Cheryl that her colors were chocolate and ivory and I thought it would be nice to make the card to match.

I made it a short while ago but have been unable to show you until now. I picked an easel card for the occasion as it looks so elegant and I am really happy with the result. I used the bride and groom in the carriage image from WOJ and my new corner and edge punches from SU.

We wish them many years of happiness ahead.

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