Saturday, 30 July 2011

The Cadbury's Chapter

Here's another "chapter" in my scrapbook. When I got the pics back from the kids' trip to Cadbury World, I didn't have much to say about it, so I just thought I'd condense it and keep it simple.

Names of the kids who went,

Cadbury-style colour scheme,

A few chocolate-themed embellishments from a stamp set borrowed from Krafty Karen,

A smudge or two of Jumbo Java ink, which I borrowed from Wendy,

One font chosen from my stamp set for the entire set of pages,

And there you are-- a chapter! Dead simple, and done in a flash.

Friday, 29 July 2011

FPC Friday: Dahlia and flourishes

The flower featured on this card is the dahlia from book 2, made in a darker red than the example on the cover.

This flower was bigger than I thought it would be, but it is so lovely. Instead of leaves, I put it with some green flourishes, which sadly get a little lost on the black and white background I made earlier. I'm pleased with it and may try making it again in different colours. It's quite a rich-looking one and has already gone to a good home. It was eventually made into a thank-you card for my neighbour and her other-half for taking my little girl to the hospital one night when she bumped her head. I'm sure she's put it in a safe place. :)

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Scrapology July Scrapbook Challenge

I feel like I've been out of the scrapology loop for a little while. I went back to check and sure enough, I hadn't uploaded my July scrapbooking challenge! Well, here it is.

I didn't have any spray with me, and I really wish I did because this didn't come out the way I really wanted it to... c'est la vie. Happy Accident!

The paper is Basic Grey Lemonade and matching Bazzill. For my circle, I punched around it with a Martha Stewart Corner Punch. This works because the MS punches don't force you to place a corner into the corner punch. You can punch straight-on. I just matched up some reference points and luckily, it went around more or less evenly and I was successful! I did it flying by the seat of my pants to see if it worked. If it didn't work I was going to just make a bigger or smaller circle depending on how the patterns matched up, but as luck would have it, I didn't have to do that. Hooray!

And yes, if I remembered the size of that circle I would have shared it with you. I'm not much help am I? Sorry...

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Art of Crochet Square 72

Sailor blue with a red asterisk long-stitched onto the front. :) Nothing new... but hey, it's a post. :)

In other crochet news, I have orders for two more bags and I am making a kitty-cat blanket for London Karen's new cat Miss Murtle. (yes, spelled like Turtle.) She's a lovely little kitty and so well-behaved for only a kitten. I hope she loves the blanket!

For anyone who subscribes to Art of Crochet, the kitty-cat blanket is in issue 76 (or could be 74, I'm rubbish at remembering these things) and it's featured on the front cover. More on that later... (looks at blog schedule) perhaps in mid-September.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Oops... Sorry!

I ran out of posts!

By way of an apology, here is a crochet treat: One half of the throw has been finished and put together!!!

It was a real treat for me... I have another 30 squares nearly, which is enough for another quarter, but I'm not sure when the instructions to assemble them will arrive. The instructions on how to put together the second quarter of the throw (theoretically, done by issue 60) came in issue 77! I have now completed the squares through to 79. You will get them one per week as usual. I'm a bit ahead of things at the moment...if I choose to be!

Sorry about the relative silence... I have a lot of blogging to do!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Art of Crochet Square 71

Ooh, a bit blurry this one.... sorry about that... not much to say, a plain square with a little embroidered star on it.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Art of Crochet Square 70

Colourwork again. Loving it. :)

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Scrapology June Scrapbook Challenge!

I don't know if I made it, it's after midnight... hmm....

Here's my Scrapology challenge for June, pipped in around the deadline.. Oops...

Friday, 1 July 2011

Teardrop Flowers and Golden Glow

This week's card is made with something old and something new. The purple flower is the Teardrop Flower from book 9. It has frilled petals, and used a technique that was new to me. The large yellow flowers are Golden Glow from Book 2. There are a couple of flowers from Book 1 in there too- can you spot them?