Friday, 24 August 2012

Polka Doodles have it all stitched up

Polka Doodles are looking for stitching in your
project this week.
So I dusted off my needle and thread for my chevron stitches
and a little french knot at Millie's waist.

I have used the very lovely Millie's Birthday by

Emma is having a DT call at the mo
so you have until the 31st August to apply here.

I have used paper and flower from
to create my tag with Emma's lovely image
coloured with Promarkers.

We'd love to see your projects including
stitches over at Polka Doodles this week!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Benjamin's Dedication.....Also back to school!

Using the wonderful image by Mo Manning - 'Ben'
a card for Benjamin's Dedication.

Hope started school last week

But so far not noticed all this extra time I'm going to have!

They were more keen to go to school than
have their photo's taken.....

Friday, 10 August 2012

Polka Doodles - Celebration

It's coming to the end of the Olympics
 and over at Polka Doodles
we are looking for some Celebration cards

Celebrate in style with a bit of Dress up!
Pollywitchy doodles is a fab and fun 
download bundle by Nikky.
Don't you just love Franky!

Come on share your
celebration projects with us at

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Crafty Creations - Olympic ring colours

Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Black!
Yes it those Olympic ring colours
for this weeks challenge at

And we warmly welcome
as this weeks sponsor.

I have used the very lovely
Miss Clair Clown for my card
a sixth birthday for Hope's wee friend Poppy.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

A little bit more felting.....

All the fluffy soft fibres dyed and carded.
This is a mix of Zwartbles, Merino,
Alpaca and Silk.

A bit of elbow grease lots of soap and
alternate hot and cold water.
Voila another piece of felt.....this I hope to use as the greenery on my
felt picture.

Monday, 6 August 2012

A few cards.... on catch up.

Don't know where my time is
going to at the moment. 
So thought I better add some cards 
that I have made over the last few weeks
so you know I am still
making cards!

I love Mo Manning babies and this was a double sided one
with a cut out frame so baby can be seen
on the inside too!

A fun card for a lady retiring as a classroom assistant
from a private little boys school!

A 30th Birthday ...I am still loving that Marianne die cut
ivy frame and of course the gorgeous
Leanne Ellis image!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Bus Stop Toy Shop raising money for CHAS

In Duncan's own words:

BIG NEWS: I'm excited to announce that on the 1st to 3rd of August, Ben Miller, Duncan Conner, Sean McFarlane (all United Kingdom) and Christian Olsson (Sweden) will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Marathon Playing a Boardgame, at Bus Stop Toy Shop, Largs, Scotland. The current World Record stands at a smidgen under 54 hours - jeeps that's a long time - but we're all gunning to go past that mark.

And for my part - Claire that is...........I am off to do a witness shift 7am - 11am this morning at the 

Bus Stop Toy Shop

Where they are raising money for CHAS

(Children's Hospice Association Scotland). It costs £7M every year to do the vital work they do - perhaps we can put a tiny dent in that for this year?

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Step 2 Felted picture......

Next I trimmed 3 of the felted cloth edges straight
to give me some extra pieces of felt fabric.

I used this to create 3 felt flowers.
Two with stamens in the centres.