Hello there! I've been crafting for as long as I can remember, good old Blue Peter got me started and then I branched out into cross stitching. For the last four years my passion has been cardmaking, something I'm actively trying to improve all the time. Happy crafting all!
It's sketch challenge time again on CMLI. Set this week by Karen, the theme is trees. I could have gone one of two ways with this, but decided on an oriental theme as I haven't done one like that in a while.
I've used a peel off as a resist and chalked around the edges and in the centre. Her hair is done freehand with a very tiny cotton bud as this was a block in the peel off not an outline.
Edged in stickles with charm and some oriental ribbon.
This week's Craft Mad and Loving It challenge is a corker. Plain and simple, a birthday card, as the group is one year old. Hurrah!
Finding this group has been a great inspiration to me. Quite frankly we're all a bit unhinged, but that's what makes the chatter so much fun. And on the craft side of things these ladies (and Andy) really do know a thing or two. It has really pushed my creativity and I am so grateful for that.
This evening I made what I hope Lauren, Karen and Rosie feel is suitably celebratory:
Image is LOTV from a swap coloured with Promarkers. Embossed panel also from a swap and cut with Nellie Snellen die. Hero Arts accent stamps versamarked and chalked over. Ribbon, BP, butterfly gem and bazzil from stash.
Hard to see are the stickles on her wings and skirt and the white gel faux stitching on the purple base BP.
I'm over a week later posting this. I hang my head in shame. A few home distractions have been very distracting.
This is the last Bows and Berries challenge before the summer break, but we'll be back in September. We'd like to you use kraft somewhere on your project. The girls have all had different ideas so do pop over and have a look.
I've used it as a panel and Versamarked some cupcakes that I have chalked over. The digi stamp is the retro apron printed on patterned paper with details in white gel pen.