Wednesday, 5 March 2014

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It's time for another challenge over at Sarah Hurley365 and this month it's all about speech bubbles! There's a £10 voucher and some flexi markers up for grabs along with some of Sarah's blog badges so come along and have a play!

My printer's on the blink so I wasn't able to print anything out to use so I raided my bag of digi images that I keep ready cut for times like these and made an ATC for my DT piece. The backing paper is a bit of squared paper cut from Sarah's DayBook (I made a bit of a mess on the other side when I got a bit slap happy with pearlescent glue!!).

I coloured it with Derwent Aquatone pencils which the paper took really well -it's so smooth -and stamped some speech bubbles with stamps from Sarah's A Few of my Favourite Things kits. Then I added Angelica and Malcolm from 31 Spook St and the little wooden speech bubbles. I finished the edges off with pink pen and doodle lines.

I left it to dry and picked it up again with greasy fingers (well I can't sit and wait without snacking!) so Angelica has a few greasy fingermarks on her face.

Hope to see you all over there and look forward to seeing everyone's makes.

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Card and Purse

Mum's birthday present Part Two!

I decided to make a purse that I'd seen in a new crochet book I bought a few weeks ago, Nicki Trench's Crochet with Flowers. It has a fabric lining and I knew exactly what fabric to use.

My grandma used to design fabric and my cousin Karen over at Reinvintaged has had a roll printed. The fabric's called Phyllis (after my grandma) and I couldn't wait to use it.

I made a card using a swatch of fabric and crocheted flowers to match the purse and added a couple of embellishments.

Luckily I came across some wool which matched the fabric perfectly!

A flower embellishment.

The matching pair!

I loved putting this together and if I can get my act together I may make some more for pressies throughout the year!

I recommend anyone interested in vintage clothes to visit Karen at Reinvintaged - she has some fabulous patterns and make up prices are so reasonable.

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The fabulous Handmade Monday
Made by You Monday
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