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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A canvas gift

I spent a very happy day making this 6x6 canvas as a gift for my niece Katy (hopefully she won't read my blog until after her birthday on Friday) I have painted the canvas with pink, mint green and white acrylic paint.  I then cut out a chipboard, Tim Holtz edging die and coloured it with Distress pens.  I wrapped some bakers twine around the bobbin.  The buttons are sewn onto some vintage thread cards which I printed out on my computer from a download which I think was from the Craft Stamper site.  I have used a small piece of paper from a Papermania pad with the sewing pattern image on and inked it with Tea Dye Distress ink.  I stamped the little sentiment onto a Craftwork cards ticket and added some sewing themed charms.  The edges of the canvas have been stamped with a Kanban ruler stamp.  Katy loves all things crafty so I am hoping she will love this handmade gift.

I would like to enter this into the Stitch in Time challenge at Anything But a Card with thanks to Rachel for suggesting it :)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Today's Little Project

I made this little wallet yesterday following instructions from Rosemary Merry's blog, I saw her make it on Create and Craft tv and thought it was a great idea to pop either money, gift cards, ATCs or even a selection of fruit teas for a small gift.  I have used a 12x12 paper by Kaisercraft, The Lake House Collection, I have added a chipboard flower covered in the same paper and used a hook and loop fastener to close it.  

Monday, 12 November 2012

Gift bags and card

I have spent some time today decorating these little paper gift bags (an idea I have 'borrowed' from my friend Katy).  I have used a Sizzix die by Tim Holtz called Reindeer Flight.  I cut out the reindeer in chipboard and then again in paper 'Aspen Frost' then stuck them onto each other.  I then inked around the edges with Distress ink (Tea Dye) and punched some little tags that I can write on later when I have bought the gifts to put in them :)  The little card has been done in the same way. 

Thanks for popping by...Hugs until next time
Dawn x

Thursday, 1 November 2012

My First Christmas Card...and an explanation

Well my intention was to be well organised with my Christmas cards this year, but unless I get a move on this will be the only one I have to send out :)  I have used a digital image from Pink Gem designs, coloured him with my Copic pens and added some glossy accents to his nose and glitter to the baubles.  I used some snowflake background paper (sorry not sure where I got this from) and added a Memory Box die cut border which I am totally in love with.  I used some glitter gems and a sentiment.

I am apologising for my absence lately and hope you will forgive my lack of comments on Blogs that I follow.  I have been very poorly lately spending 11 days in hospital  suffering from high temperatures and several infections which have completely drained me.  I seem to be on the road to recovery but still unsure what has caused this illness, even the doctors (of which I saw many!) have been baffled as to what has caused me to be so poorly.  I have to go back to the hospital in November to get some blood test results that were taken last week to make sure that I am fully recovered and no serious damage has been done.  I am feeling loads better this week and am taking it that I am over it all now so fingers crossed that the blood tests are all ok.