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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Is it too late to be good?

Another design by Lizzie Kate

I will make this into a bell pull, so far I have stitched 3 Christmas Ornaments - I just need to finish them off.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Charlie Bear Sampler

One of the cross stitch forums that I am a member of has an alphabet stitchalong on the 26th of each month and I thought I would use this opportunity to start (and finish) a teddy bear sampler that I have have had for some years.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Lizzie Kate 'Spooked' Myster Sampler

I have taken part in a mystery sampler by the designer Lizzie Kate - it is a mystery as you don't know what it looks like until the chart arrives. It is in 3 parts and we are all anxiously awaiting the last part.

Part 1

Part 2

The blue lines are where I gridded the fabric to make life easier. One more part to go and then it will be finished!

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Crafty Ideas Workshop

Yesterday saw myself and 3 other crafty pals heading to a mixed media workshop hosted by Crafty Ideas (used to be The Pink Tulip).

We were working on canvas and had this sample for inspiration

We used different techniques including stencilling, stamping, embossing and gilding foil.

The leaves are stamped and embossed on card, acetate and copper sheet. We used modelling paste through the stencils then sprinkled embossing powders over them. The picture was taken at Thoresby Hall a few years ago where we had a lovely week and fantastic weather.

Crafters at work!

Thanks for a lovely day ladies

Monday, 8 August 2016

Journal 52 - Week 31

Week #31
Alternate Prompt ‘Letting Go’
Create a spread that expresses something you need to let go of. Start by writing it all out and then painting over it, if that works for you.