Sunday, August 29, 2010

A blast from the past with something new

Back in the 1990's I volunteered as a demonstrator at Old Sydney Town (near Gosford). Once a month I would demonstrate quilting and embroidery. The quilt hanging is one that I made and sold not long after. We were required to dress in clothing appropriate for the era and not wear or use anything that was 'modern'. In winter the little cottage had a wood fire and I would have to look after it for the day as well, it was nice and cosy. It was a great experience. Unfortunately, Old Sydney Town closed several years ago.
The something new - well yesterday I was watching Scrap TV and I have based this layout on one that was demonstrated, what I really fell in love with were the flowers.
Recipe for the flowers:
1. Cut 3 circles (freehand okay and preferred) of varying sizes. Synthetic fabrics work best.
2. Light a candle (have water nearby just in case) and take the circles, one by one, and move the edges over the flame. You can get even more texture by putting them over the flame and the fabric will buckle and give you interesting lumps and bumps.
3. Layer on top of each other and place a brad in middle.
4. Spray with glimmer mist. (The first flower was white polyester fabric and look what happens when mist is applied - beautiful, the second flower was a lavender colour to start with)
5. Apply to layout and go aaahhhh.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Welcome little baby

Images:(c)1990-2010 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork:Margaret L Crawford
Wow, 3 cards in 2 days - I am on a roll!! Again this card has a lot of pink - my friends have recently had a long awaited child - and this is my card I am sending to them. Welcome, little one, Welcome Eunice. May you have a life full of wonderful blessings and happiness.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Helping Hudson Sketch Challenge

Images:(c)Stampin'Up! 1990-2009(r) Artwork:Margaret L Crawford
Well, I had the pink designer series paper out so I completed the final sketch challenge at Helping Hudson. As my card was not a square I put the strip of paper at bottom rather than the side. It has been fun creating again.

Helping Hudson

Images: (C)1990-2010 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford
A group of heartfelt stampers created a blog Helping Hudson to help a young boy Hudson get a Kid Walker. Over the past weeks there has been challenges and competitions. Here is a card I created for the final colour challenge - Pink with one neutral colour. Well done to all the organisers as Hudson is to get his walker.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

2011 is not that far away

Images: (c) 1990-2010 Stampin'Up (r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford

After a short break I am back again creating and I hope to do more this coming week. I am making these 2011 calendars (they have a magnet on the back) for a street stall to be held in Grafton in December to raise funds for a mission in Kiev, Ukraine. They are really quick and easy to put together. I have used a stamp set (Blooming with Love) that was not available in Australia - the images are just right for a little bit of watercolouring. I am going to make more with different stamp sets so that buyers can have a choice of images and colours.


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