I hope that you are all well and have prepared yourselves for storm 'Dennis's arrival!! Not as windy but a lot more rain for us, I pray that you all stay safe and dry. We went and did our 'errands' yesterday afternoon so that we didn't need to go out in the bad weather.
The first card up today is another of my projects for the 'inlovearts' dies, this particular one was a die that embossed clouds into the background of your card, I wasn't sure what to add to start with as a lot of dies I tried were too big. I decided to mask of the clouds and add blue ink to the background and then remove cloud masks to reveal fluffy white clouds. I turned around to show Sue my progress and out of the corner of my eye I spotted a magazine freebie stamp set that I had sorted to be put away, it had the Hot air balloons and sentiments to match do I stamped and coloured them, then fussy cut and added foam pads to lift them, to finish I added some birds flying off into distance and the sentiment.
Karen has been putting the amazingly priced Aldi multi coloured yarn to great use making more monsters from her Kerry Lord book. I just love the quirky little things!
This cute knobbly knee'd Ibis, is Karen's latest addition to the A-Z of Animals that she is Crocheting for Oscar, such a lovely idea.
Karen's Description :
''I finished this earlier I am doing alphabet of animals for Oscar and was struggling for “I” and when I bought the dinosaur book there was an offer to join the bird club at silly money and had a picture of a red ibis So I cobbled my own version from different birds in the book I have.'' Karen you are so incredibly talented when it comes to anything Crochet, your made up Ibis is just brilliant, nobody would ever know that it wasn't straight from a 'pattern'. Oscar is going to treasure this incredible collection forever.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us XXX
Janet's Altered Box
Janet has made this amazing Altered Box in a style that is perfect for the men in our lives, the box has so much detail including the lock on the front, it's all MDF including the Cogwheel embellishments that Janet has used to embellish the box with, I love that paper too.
I will add Janet's description below:
''The box is from MADHATTERS which came as a flat pack. The papers are from LEBLANCHE and the decorations are MADHATTERS.''
Thank you so much Janet, it's great to see a box decorated with a Masculine style. XXX
Michele's Magazine Review
Diecutting Essentials has a really lovely set of Dies free this month.
This is the first feature showing what you can make using the free gift.
More ideas showing you ideas other than cards.
Great article on Faux Embossing using diecuts.
Lovely feature on Stepper cards, perfect for that special occasion.
Interesting article on watercolours & Embossing.
That’s all for this week,
Another great Review Michele thank you so much, the free gift is brilliant, I like Paula's Die range, you can see that they ate designed by a crafter.
Some great technique features too, they really seemed to have 'upped their game' as far as content goes.
Thanks again for writing the review Michele XXX
That's all for today ladies, we are off to Stamperama in Stevenage tomorrow, I know Karen is going with some of her craft friends, Sue is coming too, not sure about Maria, I hope so, it's so special to be able to chat and share your craft shopping with your friends.
Have a lovely weekend ladies,
Love and hugs to all of you,