Friday, 28 March 2014

A Barney mini album from scraps and frames

I made an album by stitching together some trimmings of papers i had left over after making an album for a friend's baby. I stitched two strips together with zig zag stitch on my machine to make each page. I made other pages out of frames and envelopes and glassine bags with tags and stitched them all to each other with pockets etc in between. I love this kind of mini album with the mix of page sizes and types. The dogs are the digital stamps from Studio Calico that I coloured and used as stamps to cut out. 
I'm still adding to it now! i have added some of my favourite dog quotes from Pinterest. TFLx

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

World book day outfit in a night! Spit spot!

So you take a Pinterest pin as your start point, and sketch a brolly handle on card stock, then you add Heidi Swapp colorshine in teal and mint, Pink Paislee Mistables, black card white card and glitter paper. Stitch and staple it together with some white ink to add shadows and a big glossy brad and hey presto you have Mary Poppins' umbrella handle for the start of the outfit! I just covered the handle of my big brolly and taped it on!
 You take a black dust-cover bag from your favourite Debenhams designer handbag, you gather it up roughly and hand stitch it here and there to an old hat. You use your Cameo to cut some daisies and add them to a large brad and a pipe-cleaner stem, then stitch them to the brim. You take some red tissue paper and scrunch it into balls and hot glue gun it them to the brim for the cherries and hey presto you have a Mary Poppins' hat!
You take a Julie Andrews picture from the web, you find your navy coat, grey gloves and salmon pink scarf and add some cherry red lipstick and "Spit Spot!" you are Mary Poppins!!
Happy World Book day you all!!

All this for my half day!! Lets just hope I don't get stopped driving to school tomorrow!! Ha Ha!! Now where are my hat pins!! TFLx

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Project Life pages update

 Week seven Project Life completed before we lost Barney. Lots of hearts and stitching here for Valentines day. Also made a confetti pocket out of the Studio calico die cut in my kit.

 Amy Tangerine stitching template with a Studio Calico cut file on this card. TFLx