Friday, 26 April 2013

Birthdays and just for fun!

When I started making cards, I vowed I would not buy any cards, and there are number of birthdays on my list, so I have been busy!

First up is a card is a card I made for my friend Peggie.  She is quite a needlewoman so a card featuring sewing trinkets and charms was my choice for her.

I used CWC Bohemian papers, a nice soft look.  The dress form and bobbin was from a Tim Holtz die, cut in a kraft card.  I coloured the dressform with pro-markers and then gave it a coat of glossy accents.    I then drew round it  (remember "dressing dolls" that were in Bunty, or if you are youngster Twinkle?) and made a smart dress.  I used a flower from some ribbon, on top of a chiffon ribbon and put a smaller one at the base of the dressform. Of course she had to have some pearls, perfect pearls at the neck.  The bobbin had some chunky yarn wraped round it and a needle charm tucked into it.  I used other sewing related charms I have collected.  A couple more photos,

 Sorry about the fuzzy photo!

And another card for a friend for a special birthday, I was told not to put the number on it, we girls have to have a few secrets,

A tunnel card, with flowers (Karen style) die cut using X Cut Petal Posy flowers, (thanks Ali) ribbon pleated on the edges, I used bohemian papers again, but with distress ink pads and perfect pearls shimmer sprays.  The butterfly is on Wendy Vecchi modeling film, coloured with promarkers and then heated and shaped.  A new technique for me, I'll be doing that again!

On the blog, I said I was up for doing anything crafty, I love making jewellery, a couple of new items with newish/revived techniques;

Kumihimo braid, a with semi precious stone, which had not been polished, I did sliding macrame knots to tighten it.

A necklace made out of tiger tail in macrame, with some grey plastic beads from my stash, it took a good few evenings to make, but it is really light to wear.  Will I make some more? well I did speed up making it, so I think I will, Watch this space!

Close up of the macrame, it took some getting back into, and a much smaller scale than the work I did back in the '70's.

Thanks for having a read of my blog and having a look at my new makes, would love your comments!!

Bye for now

Andrea xxx

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