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Sunday, 26 February 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Punch it out

This fortnight the CD Sunday Challenge is Punch it out chosen by Wynn,  she wants to see punches and dies used as well as something from a CD of course.
This has been a hard card to photo I have tried with so many backgrounds so I hope these photos show you the card clearly.
I went for a different shape and I used the backing paper from Joanna Sheens Enchanted Dreams,  and used several dies and butterflies to make the card and finished it off with some gems on the bodies of the butterflies.   I did enjoy making this card more than I did photoing it.
 I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Challenge site, and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD no matter how small and let us know which CD you used.   Here is a link to the CD Sunday Challenge blog,   we would be pleased to see you.
Have a lovely weekend
Take care

Friday, 24 February 2017

Tatted Ice Drop Snowflakes

Gosh today the weather is so different after the storm names Doris yesterday,  although we were not in the worse part of the storm is certainly gave us a good bashing.  Now its heading for Russia they can have it,  today the sun is shining I have been out in the garden just doing a bit of tidying up.
I thought you might like to see my Ice Drop Snowflakes, I used Renuleks Snowflakes from her napkin sniezynkowa in 2012 here is the link for the pattern.
I did one with picots and the other has beads both look really good with the clear glass nugget in the middle.
I did a spiral chain to hang them as the glass nugget is on the heavy side the spiral chain holds the weight better.
I used Lizbeth thread no 20 for both Ice drops

I am really enjoying tatting these at the moment,  I am about to start a large project for myself more about that in the coming weeks.
Have a lovely weekend

Friday, 17 February 2017

Tatted Snowflake Ice Drops

Just two more Snowflake Ice Drops,   I tatted these with white Lizbeth thread no 20 and used Diane's Snowflake pattern, I put beads instead of the Josephine knots and a Spiral chain to hang them by.
I really am enjoying making these Ice Drops and there's more to come.  I have been looking for different patterns which I can adapt,
As they say watch this space.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentines Day Hearts/Ice drop Heart

Happy Valentines Day,
Would you believe that I found two patterns for hearts both called Valentines Hearts,  
These two hearts are from a pattern called Valentines Day Heart by Edda Guastalla this is the link I have,  the pattern is in Italian but there is a diagram which is easy to work from.
I used Lizbeth thread Springtime and Green Coral Sea no 20.
I still have the thread to sew in the bottom one,  but I did like the pattern and will be making more.

Ice Drop Valentine Heart

This pattern is also called Valentine Heart by Etha Schuette and I have made it into an ice drop heart,  I used some old coats thread which I have had for a very long time, no idea when I brought it but its a variegated red,  the red glass nugget was too dark so I put a clear one in.  its not perfect there are two mistakes,  but I am happy with it.  link to the pattern I have is.    I am making another one hopefully that will be prefect.
Hope you have a great day

Sunday, 12 February 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Friendship, Love and Romance


A new challenge today from the CD Sunday Challenge blog this fortnight is Friendship, love and Romance chosen by Meg.
My card today is made for Friendship which has been sent to a friend who is suffering with pain and depression,  I hope she likes her card.
Anyway I used a backing paper from the Crafters Companion compendium CD,  which was free a couple of months ago with any orders placed,  I must say its packed with lots of useful designs and coloured backing papers.
I put the words on a blank card from the computer and then embossed the card with hearts,  The die is a new die which I won off Facebook from Craft World called True Love stem by Poppystamps,   The ribbon is from stock and I finished off the card with gold peel offs.
We have a new member of the team Jane from Onions and Paper,  and we all welcome her as a new member, her first challenge won't be until April but in the meantime do have a look at her blog when you have time.
I hope you will not only visit the CD Sunday Challenge site,  remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD no matter how small and let us know which CD you used.  Here is a link to CD Sunday Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend


Monday, 6 February 2017

Together we Fly Butterfly

This is a new butterfly pattern which was a joint project on Craftree in October 2016,  Muskaan wrote up the pattern and did the diagram here is a link to her blog 
I do love this butterfly and it was easy to tat,  the first one I used Lizbeth thread Springtime no 20
This butterfly I changed the picots on the top wing and made them graduated in size and I think it made the butterfly bigger.  I used Lizbeth thread Green Coral Sea no 20.  I still have the ends to sew in,  need a good light for that job and the light some days has been very dull here.

I am pleased with how these butterflies turn out and will be making more in the future.


Friday, 3 February 2017

Tatted Ice Drops and Snowflake Ice Drop

Just a couple of Ice drops today,  they have taken the tatting world by storm,
The above one has a red glass nugget in the middle
This one on your left is a snowflake with the glass nugget in the middle most of you will remember this snowflake I called it Diane's snowflake but its real name was Doodad Snowflake which she designed some time ago,  I put beads where the Josephine rings should be in the same colour as the nugget,  and made a Spiral chain,  here is a link to Tatting tales blog which shows how to make this chain.
I used Lizbeth white thread no 20 for both.

There's more to come in fact I am nearly finished another snowflake ice drop,  I will post more as and when.  in the meantime I hope you are keeping well.