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


Squirrel x said...

I just lurrvvvvvvvvve Milo! He is such a cutie hun. Gorgeous background too. Brilliant make. Hugs, Sxx PS. Don't worry about spaghetti, I did that with a pan full of long grain rice ......

DesignerDiva said...

I just love Milo Jane and the lattice background is super!
Oh dear re the pasta - but you're not alone we've all done things like that!!
Happy Valentines
Hugs Laurie xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Sounds like you have been having a bad time, Jane! Hope now that the migraine is passed, your brain gets back to normal. Poor you! I love Milo! I'm wondering how you made him. And I love the background and the little mound Milo is standing on. A lovely card! Hugs, Lesley

Gram's Treasures said...

A couple of great ideas here, Jane, and your card looks wonderful. Hope the migraine is gone.
Joyce xx

Tracy said...

Well that migraine didn't mess with your creativity. Fun technique and oh so clever use of that cut off. Hugs and hope you're feeling all better!

Gramma said...

I adore Milo! I may try your lattice technique, but I'm already apprehensive on how it might turn out. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your Valentine.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jane and Milo looks absolutely fabulous!
the last time I had a migraine I put a 2 litre plastic bottle of milk in the HOT oven!! ooops!
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

fabulous card! love it and milo! Where can we buy him?

Jane said...

Just in case anyone else is wondering about Milo - he was a little bear I started making many years ago using various 2x2 Quickutz dies, hand cut pieces, a couple of punches, cardstock and chalk ink.
And I am sorry but he is not for sale.

Mary J said...

That is so adorable, Jane! I love that weaved circle and the beat is uber cute!

Jenny said...

Awww he is just such a cutie Jen xxx