Monday, 25 February 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #228

Hello dear friends and welcome to my blog.  So pleased you stopped by today.
A very warm welcome to my new followers too.  So happy you decided to join me on my creative journey.

It's time again for a new Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.  Kim is our lovely Host and the Theme for this Challenge is one of my faves!  It is all about 'Flowers'.

As always, anything you wish to create is fine.  It doesn't have to be a card, but it must follow the theme.
The papers I've used for this card are from Kaisercraft's Pen and Ink 6.5" x 6.5" pad.
 Created a little banner to run down the side and also tore the edges of some of the paper layers.

Tucked in a few bits of lace and added some prills and micro beads.

A bit of gauze and some die cut leaves were arranged behind the Little Birdie flowers and I added a twine bow ..
.. as well as a little dry brushing with gesso.
I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration to join in with the Challenge.  To find lots more inspo and ideas, pop on over to the Crafty blog and take a look at the wonderful creations by my Teamies.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 228 - FLOWERS.

Looking forward to seeing what you create.

Thank you so much for your visit and enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Amigurumi - Bunny in the Hood

Hi everybody.  Thank you for stopping by today.

Thought I would share another of my Amigurumis with you today.  I found this pattern on a website called Once Upon a Cheerio.  It's a blog by a lady named Juli who lives in Vancouver, Canada.  If you'd like to take a look HERE is the link.  Thank you so much Juli for freely sharing this pattern, I love it!!  Have already made three of them but this is the only one I still have.  The other two went to friends who also fell in love with him.

Isn't he adorable!!  All dressed up to go and see his girlfriend.  He's even bringing her a little bunch of flowers.  Just my kind of guy!!
I made him in 5ply yarn with a 2.5mm crochet hook and he stands about 5.5" tall, including his ears.  In this version, I made his ears just a little bigger and more rounded than in the original pattern.  I also made the hoodie just a little bigger.
He can wear the hoodie down as well, which I really love.   
He does have a little black nose in the original pattern but I liked him just as is. 

Of course his hoodie needed a couple of slits so he could poke his ears through ..
.. and, it was a bit cold outside so he had to put his hoodie up again!  LOL!!
Well, I hope you like my little Bunny in the Hood.  I so enjoy making these little toys although, at the moment, not sure where they are going to go.  As I said, some of my friends have adopted a few but I would like to donate the others to the Children's Hospital or perhaps St. John's Ambulance.  Haven't made enough of them yet to give away but hopefully, someone will want them.  I will still keep making them though.  Having so much fun with them and there are so many patterns out there yet to try!!  Just not enough time in the day!

Thank you so much for your visit and have a fabulous day!!
Take care and God Bless.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 227

Hello craft lovers and welcome to my blog.  Always so nice to have you here for a visit. 
 A very special welcome to my new followers.  Thank you so much for joining me on my creative journey.

It is time for a new Challenge at Crafty CardmakersMaike is our lovely host and, because it's that time of the year, the Theme is Love, Love, Love!
As always, anything you create is fine as long as it follows the Theme.

I didn't need to make a card for my Hubby as we don't celebrate Valentine's day so, for this Challenge, I have created a feminine card. 
The papers used are from Kaisercraft's Floral Romance Collection.

This is another fairly simple card.
I cut my papers to size and then distressed and tore some of the edges.
Cut two small tags and distressed those edges as well and then added the faux stitching with a white gel pen.
Cut some lace to fit in with the design, found a pretty flower from my stash and put it all together.  The sweet little heart is a wooden embellie also by Kaisercraft.
Once it was done I added a little bling with a few small gems.

I hope I have given you some inspiration to join in with the Challenge.  For lots more inspo,  pop  over to the Crafty Cardmakers blog and take a peek at the awesome creations by my Teamies.  While you're there, why not link up your entry!!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #227 - Love, love, love.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have fun crafting a piece for the Challenge!  Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Have a fabulous day!
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg

Monday, 4 February 2019

Just for You - A Masculine Card

Hello my dear friends and welcome!  Hope your day has been good so far.

I'm here to share a masculine card with you.  Made this one a little while ago but haven't shown it yet so I felt that today was the day.

 I purchased a Geli Plate quite a long time ago but left it sitting in the drawer and hadn't used it at all until I watched a few videos by Kate Crane which inspired me to have a try.  Well, it didn't quite turn out the way I had envisioned.  I couldn't get the paint to transfer properly to the paper and I lost quite a lot of the colour.  Not sure if I simply didn't use enough paint or not enough pressure but it came out quite patchy.
 I gave it up, and was actually going to toss my first few tries in the bin but then decided that they would be quite alright to use as backgrounds for a few cards. 
From memory, I used blue, green and a touch of rust acrylic paint on my Geli Plate with black as the last coat but, as you can see above, I ended up with just that touch of green and the patchy bits of black.   I'm thinking it might have been the fact that it was quite a hot day when I did this and maybe that's why it didn't work too well.  Perhaps the paint dried too much.
Did a bit of stamping to fill some of the empty space and then layered it along with kraft cardstock and design papers by Kaisercraft.
Added washi tape and a chippie border.  
For the greeting I used a little tag punched out from another paper pad (also by Kaisercraft).
There you have it!
My first try with the Geli Plate didn't turn out too well but I still like the card made from my failure!!  Nice and grungy and perfect for male cards and, maybe my next try will turn out better.  I certainly hope so!

Thank you so much for your visit and for any comment you may care to leave .. I love to know what you think and appreciate them enormously.

Have a wonderful day and have fun crafting!
Take care and God Bless.