Saturday, 12 October 2013

Another Index Card for a friend...

Hello fellow crafters - hope you are enjoying your weekend so far.  Its much too cold in the North East of the UK to be outside so I am playing in my craft room this afternoon.  Here's another Index Card or Skinny I made recently for a friend.  So pleased to be introduced to these by Astrid and really enjoyed making the cover for it too.

My favourite "Jane" stamp again from Oxford Impressions together with a French script stamp and a bullrush stencil with some texture paste pressed through.  I sprayed the whole thing with the gorgeous Walnut Gold glimmer mist although the sheen doesn't show up too well on the pic.  I then added the butterfly, the handmade flower and the very appropriate sentiment for my friend.  She doesn't exactly have a library but does love her books and plants!

The cover was done with the lovely Prima Romance papers and finished with some peachy seam binding to tie the whole thing together.

This is the folded holder all fastened up and ready to send

Thanks for calling in to see me today.  Hope you manage to get some crafty time in yourselves over the weekend.   Margie xx

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Woo hoo - I'm in Craft Stamper!

Hello dear friends and I'm absolutely thrilled to tell you my news today!  I submitted a little dolly I made using that gorgeous free Elizabeth Bennet stamp with the September issue of Craft Stamper and they've chosen it to feature in their Over to You section on page 61.  I'm absolutely delighted as I've been a bit down lately and this has really lifted my spirits.  Here's my dolly...

and I won a gorgeous Crafty Inidividuals stamp too - even better!

I made my dolly using a TH dress form and the stamp as the face - it fitted perfectly and it was a joy to dress her up with some lace, flowers and butterflies and then give her some wings.  I wondered how to display her then found some packaging I'd kept (as you do) which made a perfect little stand for her.  Just shows - its always worth hanging on to these bits - that's my excuse anyway.

Hope you are all enjoying the Autumn colours - the weather forecast for the weekend looks good.  Thanks for popping by.  Margie x