Friday, 30 April 2010

Dusting off the knitting needles!

In search of my missing crafty mojo, I thought I'd take a big step into my past and re-visit a craft I gave up when Amelia was born over 8 years ago....KNITTING! I wasn't happy enough to use any of the wool I have stashed away up in the loft, and there are many boxes of wool to choose from might I add...OH NO....I just HAD to go out and get some more! LOL

I actually went out with the intention of buying some wool/a pattern for a DK summery cardi but came back with a scrummy dark red chunky merino wool mix.

I have started the back all ready but unfortunately I just had to stop to do a bit of housework...yawn.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Copic Colour Challenge 62!

Hi there, it's Wednesday which means another Copic Colour Challenge and its a very pretty colour combination this week so grab those copics and play along...a fabby sponsorship prize too...I WANT them!LOL
the colours are;
I really enjoyed working with these colours, so fresh and springlike. I added a bit of sparkle with some irridescent glitter and a few scraps of ribbon from some christmas crackers...far too pretty to waste.

We have a few changes that are going on over at the Copic Colour challenge, so pop along and vote to let us know whay your preferences are please.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

....and the winners are.................

......................drum roll please!!!!!

First out the "hat, Amelia chose

Nicky with her "add on" entry.................

then Amelia picked...............................

Jac with her "paper flower" entry.

WEll done ladies, you have each one a Charmed Download of your choice. I will now pass your names over to Karen at Charmed! XXXX

Dottie's World - Textures galore!

Hi everyone, sorry - I have been a bad,bad blogger. Life, the school holidays, decorating, gardening, paperwork and a severe lack of an internet connection have not been in my favour but I still live in hope that I will find my crafty mojo once again.

Nevermind, my craft room is looking a little tidier, my garden a little less jungle-like and I have a little less white gloss paintwork to do to. At least a bit of progress has been made!

This week it is my turn to set the challenge over on Dottie's World and here it is:

Textures Galore!
"I would like you to include several different textures on your creations this week please. This could be felt, embossing, stitching, feathers, ribbon long as you include a Charmed Download, the rest is up to you."

Now I cheated a bit on this week's card by using loads of scraps, a sort of stripey serendipity of offcuts. I dusted off the sewing machine and stitched around the edge and brought a bit of continuity to the background by attacking it with some Glossy Accents- which also added a bit of texture and interest. This didn't show up that well but hopefully you can make out what I mean.

Anyway, here's the finsihed card!

My choice of textural effects include; stitching, glossing accents, ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing, I also gave the card a bit of dimension using the flowers and some 3D pads on the image. I know it looks rather wintery rather than the pretty Springlike colours that are "in" at the moment but this is what caught my eye....and I went with it!

Please pop over to Dottie's World and join in the challenge.

Watch this space to as I will be choosing the
2 lucky Blog candy winners
I promised aaaaages ago!

I used "Market Day" image from the Sugar and Spice Collection.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Dottie goes colourful!

So sorry for being missing in action, my mojo well and truely took a nose dive and was buried with a host of other issues in the Dingle household. Things like children and decorating and gardening and paperwork....all the things you just cannot avoid. Still no better off, in fact after a day of going mad with a pair of garden pruners yesterday...the house is positively like a tip again! It's so frustarating when you want to wash curtains and mats and all the bedding, when your wash basket is just never anything but overflowing. Oh the joys of having the children at home! LOL
Still I will be playing catch up over the next day or so...with both the housework and my crafting hopefully - not to mention the draw for the Dottie Download candy...I haven't forgotten! XX

Best get on with this week's challenge from Gunn. She wants us to play with green , pink and turquoise...and this is what I came up with very quickly yesterday after my rampage with the pruners!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Birthday Blog Candy!!!!!!!!

Here we go ladies, as promised here are the details of my Birthday Blog Candy.

Karen of Charmed Cards and Crafts has kindly offered to give away not one, but two Charmed Digital Download collections . Rather than give two collections to one winner I have decided to let two winners each chose one download bundle of their choice !

Now a few rules to get your name in the hat:

* Become a follower here and at Dottie's World.
* Please blog about the candy on your own blog.
* Each time you enter a Dottie's World Challenge throughout MARCH make sure you link your work HERE as well as at Dottie's World and you will gain an entry into the draw. This gives you a chance to get 4 entries into the "hat" or if you decide to make two projects for my "Pastels or Brights challenge" you will be given 5 chances to win.
* The candy draw will close midday Sunday 4th April (GMT) and I will announce the winners shortly afterwards!

Remember, be in it to win it!
This post will stay at the top until the draw is over, please scroll down for later posts!
Thank you.