Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Sunshine

Hello Everyone

The sun is shining, but it's  bitter cold, with strong gale force winds and showers.   I think an afternoon of crochet  is on the agenda, with the odd cup of green tea.




I've used the sun as my inspiration but changed it into a flower, and  added a simple sentiment.



Details
Card:   White SU Yellow, Brown
Stamps:  SU from Best of Flowers
Colouring Medium:  SU pads in So Saffron and Hello Honey
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Bits & Bobs:  Nesties, Gems and XCut tiny heart punch


Challanges I am entering:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes 
CAS(E) this Sketch 
CASology - Spring always reminds me of the colour YELLOW


Oh dear me, it's black and we have a sleet/snow shower. welcome Spring.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog,  your comments are always welcome.



irene
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Sunday, 29 March 2015

For you from me

Hello Everyone

It's been a day of mixed weather with showers and sun. I did go out this morning but it was, and still is, bitter cold.

I hope you all remembered to put your clocks  forward, and now we can look forward to longer daylight hours and lighter mornings.  Oh I do so love early light mornings (as you can tell I am a morning person) with the sun streaming in the window.  And, woop, woop we are now in British Summertime.

My card today uses bits and pieces left over from my card here.






Details
Card:  White and SU Not Quite Navy
Backing Paper:  Snippet from Back to Basics
Sentiment:  SU from A Word For You
Colouring Medium:  SU Not Quite Navy ink Pad
Bits & Bobs:  XCut Tiny Heart punch, Crafts too Daisy punch, 
EK Success Daisy puch, Gems


Challanges I am entering:
CAS(E) this sketch  (see above sketch)

I've used one of my all time  favourite sentiments,  I especially like it for Birthday cards rather than Happy Birthday, as I think it is so much more personal.

Later in the week I will post my Work In Progress crochet squares, for my Rainbow Blanket.

And, still  no new stamps purchased.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, your comments are always welcome.


irene
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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Stitching Work in Progress

Hello Everyone

It's gale force winds today but I've managed to dry sheets although they were dancing on the line.

I've just finished stitching the front of  my "Kindness" cushion and backed it with iron on vilene, but  I have no fabric (as yet).  What fabric shops we had in  town no longer exist, so I will have to try further afield.  I don't want to buy from the internet as I want to see the fabric, especially the colour.

But, here is my finished stitched work, cut to size and ready for making into a cushion.



I love the muted shades and design even better than my Friendship cushion.


Thank you for taking the time to visit me, your comments are always welcome.



irene
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Thursday, 26 March 2015

A smile

Hello Everyone

What a miserable  start to the day,  with heavy overnight rain.  But, I'm pleased to say the rain has stopped and it's looking a lot brighter.

I've not made any cards for ages, so this morning I set too  and made  a simple CAS card, using a sentiment I love.



Details
Card:  White and SU Night of Navy
Stamp:  SU from Vintage Vogue
Colouring Medium:  SU Markers in Old Olive (love this) Certainly Celery
Marina Mist (love this) Bashful Blue
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Bits & Bobs:  Gems and a Tiny Heart using my favourite XCut puch


Challanges I am entering;
*  Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark
*  CASology -  Style - definately Clean and Simple
Pixies Snippets - Snippets
Time Out Challanges - Clean and Simple
Uniko Studio - Anything Goes

Thank you  for visiting my  blog, your comments are always welcome.


irene
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Crochet

Hello Everyone

After finishing my Autumn blanket, I'd not intended to crochet for a few months  I was going to have a little rest and  cross stitch, also  think about colours and design for a Winter blanket.  I've decided on colours  muted Winter colours, but no design as yet.

In my previous Happy  post I mentioned about starting another blanket using  odd balls of  Stylecraft Special DK. 




I wanted to try out an idea that has been buzzing around in my head.  So after a few failed attempts this is what I came up with.




Five round granny squares in various shades of  blue with a cream centre. I am continuing with Lavender, Pink, Green and  Yellow in the same way,  but think  I need one or two  more shades of  Lavender and Green.  I'm not too sure on size, and will see how I get on using what yarn I have. 

While sorting out other colours Cream, Peach, Parchment and Soft Peach  fell together, giving me another colour combination for a blanket.



Not too large but big enough to wrap around.

Thank you for visiting my blog, your comments are always welcome.



irene
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