14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

You know when a migraine has messed with your head when:
.....you manage to spill a full cup of coffee over yourself
and then try to pour freshly cooked pasta into the sink instead of a collander
so it came as no surprise that my attempts to colour this week have ended in abject failure!
But with Valentine's Day looming I had to get creative
so I turned to Milo for help
I created this little bear years ago when I used to paper piece
Do you like the background?
Would you like to know how to make it?
Take two complimentary DP's and cut out a circle from one of them
Mark out a grid on the reverse and cut slits
Cut identical width strips in the other DP and weave through the circle
Secure with tape on the back and trim to shape
Attach the newly woven circle to a larger disc cut from plain cardstock
Now I decided to off set the circle slightly and trimmed off an edge but when I went to mount Milo he looked a little odd floating in mid air!
That is when I hit upon the idea to turn the trimmed edge 180 and re-attach it to the base of the circle.
Milo Bear© - Box of Colours
Khaki Alphabet, Circle cookie cutter and Heart die - Quickutz
Sewing Machine
Happy Valentine's Day everyone

11 February 2013

Spots before my eyes

I am sorry for not visiting your blogs last week
unfortunately I got an unwelcome visit from the Migraine Monkey!
But here is a card that I made a little while ago that under the circumstances is quite....
Nurse by Mo Manning
Bubble Border die - CC Cutters
DP - Chilled Strawberry Soup - Jillibean Soup
I bought this lovely dotty paper the last time I was in Florida but it packs a punch and
you could not see the fine cut Bubble Border for all those spots!
So I hit on the idea of cutting the border out again in plain kraft
and filling in the holes!
Anyway, hopefully the Migraine Monkey will leave me alone for a bit so that I can get back to crafting & blogging, once I have caught up on my housework that is! 
Crafty Hugs

5 February 2013

She's smiling inside I am sure!!!

The results of the
Kraftin Kimmie
Guest Design Team
have just been announced

and can you believe it
I'm one of the winners!!
Just look at her face
Honestly, there's no pleasing some people!

Well I am absolutely thrilled to have been chosen
and I cannot wait to find out what I get to play with in March
and meet the rest of the team.

And may I just say congratulations to the other 3 ladies that were picked today too!


4 February 2013

Without Words February Challenge

Over at Without Words this month our challenge is:
(reds, pink, sentimental and romance)

Now if you are going to enter our challenge please do not forget that all entries have to be
as well as follow the theme set for the month
As you can see from my example CAS does not have to mean boring and bare!!
Yes you can add a sentiment
but please leave off the gems, big bows, layers of DP's, die cuts and doilies
Our lovely sponsor this month is
and they are kindly offering a
£10 voucher
for the winning entry!!
so go on, let your beautiful hand coloured image be the focus
after all you have probably spent hours colouring it!
Ruby by Wee Stamps
Polychromos and Pablos
DP - Crafters Companion, For someone special
Allsorts Challenge - #192 Lets get cute
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
One Stop Craft - Anything goes
Sweet n Sassy - Valentines Day/Love
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Love it all around
As always thanks for visiting my blog today