Sunday, 30 March 2008

Call me, Irresistable

This one is for all you chocolate lovers out there and my contribution to the Arty Girlz challenge this week. I originally made this card a year or so ago for my friend Gina, who happens to be a chocoholic, it's been very popular and has had many 'up grades' along the way. This is the current version. The chocolate is made from Fimo Clay, look real doesn't it? The main chocolate message was done on my computer and the Happy Birthday circle is from a 'Clearly Defined' set by Printworks, entitled 'Small Tag Lines', available from Stamp Addicts (see links). I love this stamp, it fits nicely into a circle punch and can be placed anywhere on the card, without looking out of place.

Bye for now. Gill

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Ooooooh, baby love, my baby love

I love a circle punch, I have many, all sizes and it's amazing what you can create with them. One of the easiest is the baby pram. For this card I used a 6.5cm circle cut in half for the main body of the pram and a 2.5cm and 3cm (approx) for the wheels.

No circle punches were used on this baby boy card but I can give you instructions for the knitted jumper. Using 2.75 metric needles and four ply wool, cast on 13 stitches and knit four row in rib. Then knit 6 rows in stocking stitch, I always tend to knit the first and the last stitch on each pearl row, it gives a better edge. Cast on four stitches, knit to end. Cast on another four stitches, pearl to end. Work approximately another four rows in stocking stitch and then finish off somewhere in the middle. Transfer stitches onto cocktail sticks.

Have fun.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Gone fishin'

I can't believe I have finally got my blog up and running and now posting for the first time! A big thanks to Lee, my son, for getting this up and running for me.

I thought I would share with you something I did a couple of weeks ago. I bought a 12'x12' fishing themed scrapbook paper and cut it in half as the pattern was duplicated. Here's the half I never used, you can see it has lots of fishing images to cut out.

I love a challenge and so I thought I would see how many cards I could make from the one half. Using a bit of faux stitching here and there, I made four cards, could have made more as there was plenty images left to play around with. The themed 12'x12' paper is by SCRAPBOUR entitled 'Hunting and Fishing Collection'.

Talking of challenges, I've just seen this weeks challenge over at Arty Girlz Blog, it's anything Chocolate, and now I am officially a blogger, I've gotta have a go at that one.

Thanks for looking. Gill.