Wednesday 25 May 2022

May Rudolph Days

It's the 25th of the month so that can only mean one thing. It's time for Rudolph Days. As always Maureen has a wonderful prize for the person that will be drawn at random at the close of the challenge and all you have to do to enter is submit one Christmas card over on the blog. My card for this month has been made using Kraft card, a stamp by Sheena Douglas that was bought a couple of Christmas' ago and not used until now. I stamped with Versamark and used black embossing powder over the top. I then used colouring pencils to colour. A CAS card but as always I didn't stop at one I made four altogether to pop into the box ready for December.

 Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.


Tuesday 24 May 2022

Happy 13th Birthday Allsorts

My card today has been made to join in the current challenge over on the Allsorts Blog. They are celebrating their 13th Birthday this week, so are asking for your cards to be about Birthdays. My ready box is quite empty at the moment so this was a good excuse to make a card to add to it. I've used Two Red Robins the For Mum collection for the decoupage and a My Craft Studio Collection for the backing paper, I've then teamed it all up with a burgundy card stock and a Sue Wilson Birthday Die cut in the same card stock.

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Saturday 7 May 2022

My First Ever Quilt

I have always sewn since I was a small child. Making clothes for my dolls and then later for myself and for my children. I have three embroidery machines but I had never made a quilt before. On a recent clear out I came across my fabric stash and I actually had quite a lot of cotton quilting fabric left over from a previous project of making bags and clowns that sat in hoops. It just so happens that my daughters Mother-in-law is a quilter, so recently we started to get together just one morning a week and this is the result, my first ever quilt. It was made out of 2 1/2 inch strips and 2 1/2 inch squares between each different fabric. I'm really enjoying getting back into some sewing again after a long break and have already cut out the fabric for my next quilt. The fabrics I'm using are the same as these with a couple of new ones that I bought. I would also like to enter this into the River Of Creativity Challenge, which is No Cards with the option of recycled.

This will not mean that 'm giving up everything else, just something to do along with everything else. thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.