Saturday, June 30, 2012

Holiday pics

I thought you might like to see just a few of the photos we took whilst on holiday in Seefeld, Austria. Both Andrew and I are keen photographers so we so take rather a lot of photos but these give you a taste of our holiday.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Chunky idea keeper

Well, this was something  new for me. I would say I can sew, I was taught at school and my Mum always made all our cloths as we grew up so I can handle a needle and a sewing machine but this took those skills in a different direction. I did Rea Missigman Chunky Idea Keeper on line course and loved every minute! Its a video course taking you step by step through dying the covers to stitching the flowers and every page of the book. I had always been judged by how straight my stitching was so to let myself go and stitch in a wiggly line was great! I just loved it and am now addicted to decorative sewing.

   So here is my finished book, all packed ready to take with me on holiday, which was the reason for making it as I always take something to feed my arty addiction while on holiday. There is plenty of room for pens etc, a big pocket at the back and pockets throughout the book for paper and blank ATCs. The page with the pin cushion is to pin bits and bobs and ideas.

UTEE Pendent

I have been playing with the wonderful Imagination Crafts Magi Boss Chunky Mother of Pearl powder and the Melt Art Texture Treads Mod Circles, both available at The Fruit Pixie and made this little pendant. For further details of how it was done and the products used go to the Fruit Pixie Facebook page and blog

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Holiday journal

We are off to sunny Austria in a few days and as usual I have made my holiday diary/journal. This time I have used the stack the deck binding method, the first time I have used it and its a brilliant way to make quick books. All the papers, tags and embellishments are from the American crafts Campy trails digi kit and the book covers are made from pizza box card. I have made plenty of tags to journal on and then the pockets to add any bits and pieces I collect along the way. I must admit I do love this kit. Can't wait to get there now!!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Greek wedding anniversary card

A friend of mine asked me to make a card for their friends who were renewing their vows after 5 years of marriage. They were wed on Kos, as the bride is Greek, and so they wanted a Greek feel to the card. So this is what I designed. Blue and white theme for the Greek flag, the map of Kos and names and dates, 5 gems for each year they have been married and the word congratulations in Greek. Luckily my friend speak, reads and writes Greek so she could send me the word I needed, what an amazing looking language it is but I think I will stick to German!    My friend loved the card, I hope the couple did too and all went well on their special day.