I actually completed this project a few days ago as he was a Christmas present. He is knitted with snowflake yarn and is ever so soft. I love the snowman and snowdog films and cant wait to watch them over Christmas.
The pattern I used for this bear is actually meant to be a clown and is designed by Alan Dart, but I bought loads of white funky fur years ago and have finally nearly used it all up.
This bear is destined for my sister for Christmas and is a surprise so I hope she likes him!
Today I am starting my craft 500 projects before I buy more stash. I will allow myself to buy more glue or essentials (But I shouldn't need to!)
Here is project number one:
I bought a pom pom maker on Friday, and it makes 4 different sizes. Its quite addictive making them, and it uses up LOADS of yarn! Which is obviously a plus.
So far I have make a pom pom garland for my fireplace for Christmas but I will be trying to think of more pom pom related crafts soon, as they are mega quick to make!
This week over at the Critter sketch challenge we are challenging you to use buttons on your project.
If you're like me you will have loads of buttons already stashes away...but then have to go buy new ones for your card anyway lol. I just love these balloon buttons and think they go quite well with the Saturated Canary image.
I hope you can join us over at the challenge blog here - http://critterchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Im a bit late this week.. but there is still time for you to enter the Critter Sketch Challenge.
Come and join us here
This week the challenge is Washi Tape. Ive never used Washi tape before but bought some to have a go. Its a lot easier to use than I thought and works just as well as ribbon but it also picks up the colour underneath.
Here is my creation for the challenge, Hope to see you over at the blog!
Back to the Saturated Canary digis today. The beautiful backing papers are from a paper pad I got agees ago. It was from Do Crafts and was part of the me to you Spring range last year. All of the colours are muted and in blues/pinks and pale greens. I'm having to use it slowly because I don't think they make it anymore : (
The die I used was from Marianne and is a large flourish, on this card it looked too big (its only 6 x 6 ) so I cut it in half and used one piece each side of the crochet flower.
I also tried Distress Inks again... I'm nearly getting the hang of it, but I do still keep getting some darker than I wanted areas so I will have to keep practising : )
This is my first week on the design team for the Critter Sketch Challenge and Im really exciting to join such a wonderful challenge blog. There is a new challenge every Monday which either has a theme or a sketch for you to follow. We also have wonderful sponsers each month.
The image on my card has come from "Paper Nest Dolls".
The papers are My Minds Eye and the die used is from Xcut.
I have some exciting news for you today!
I am now part of an exciting design team for the Critter Sketch challenge blog.
Check out the blog here http://critterchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
I hope you can come an join us for our exciting weekly challenges. My first card will be posted on Monday and Im mega excited!!
I finally have my crafty mojo back... Hurray!!
I attended a colouring course on Saturday and here is the result. I know its not perfect but Im quite pleased with the results and it has convinced me to continue to try and master using Copics and Promarkers.
I treated myself to some of the new Gorjuss Girls stamps this week, I bought 4! I really will have to cover my eyes next time I see them so I don't buy the other 4.
All of the stamps are quite a substantial size and come with additional elements such as frames or extra little characters - The girl on the swing also has an extra cat.
I just love anything with the Gorjuss girls on so they may feature quite a lot on my cards in the next few weeks.
I also bought the Gorjuss papers with the stamps and that is what I have used in the background for this card. Also I took these photos late last night and her skin seems to look a strange colour in these pics. In real life she is much paler lol.
Ive been reading on the internet (for hours!) about people that have turned unloved furniture into something beautiful. So I thought I would give it a try.
I went to a local Charity Shop and bought a small table, as I only wanted a small project so I wasn't overwhelmed!
Here is a before picture:
As you can see its a bit scabby and unloved, but I just loved the shape and its perfect as a little drinks table.
Here is the after picture:
I sanded the table (outside in the freezing cold!!) and then painted it with three coats of acrylic paint. The pictures on the top are from comic books and are stuck on using mod podge. Its nearly finished I just need to decide what sort of varnish to use on the top to make sure it doesnt get spoiled :)