I decided that I needed to start building my ready made card stash as I seem to get caught out a lot and have to make a card in a hurry when I’m not really in the mood or very inspired. I checked out my Pinterest boards for simple designs and found one which I…… Continue reading 30 Minute Card
This birthday card is a special one, for Mr C’s grandma’s birthday. She is 94 this year, and I thought it was a good opportunity to try out my floral stamps from Papercraft Inspirations magazine. I chose the hydrangea, using a base card that I had created using my DIY Embossing mask. I stamped it using…… Continue reading Vintage Floral Card
If you are a regular follower you may have noticed that WIP Wednesday this week was missing. I’ve been on a serious mission as I needed the satisfaction of completing a project. Last weekend I measured my daughter’s chevron blanket and it was 78cm long, I was aiming for 1m so I knew if I…… Continue reading Finished Object Friday!
Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday. This week we are looking at squaring off a chevron blanket. I’ve seen some beautiful examples where the points have been made into a feature, embellished with pom poms etc. For this blanket, though, I wanted a rectangle so I can add a border. These instructions are based on a blanket…… Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday-Squaring off Crochet Chevrons
I’m reposting this as it is very relevant right now, I had a stage 2 and a stage 3 blanket last week and now I have a stage 3 and finally a stage 5! Yippee! Confused by the stages? Read on and find out what on earth I’m going on about! Having completed my second…… Continue reading The 5 Stages of Crocheting a Blanket
Another week and nearly another part of Bluebird’s Granny is complete. I’ve got 4 rows of Granny stitches to do to finish it, the hexagons worked up really quickly so it was the borders that took ages. Because this blanket is a yarn eater I seem to be really getting through the parchment coloured one so I…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday 18th January
Welcome to my second Tutorial Tuesday, this week’s is a papercrafting one. I subscribe to Papercraft Inspirations magazine, and this month the free gift was an embossing folder and heart shaped mask. I tried it out and was really impressed, but it also got me thinking. Since the mask is the thickness of a cutting…… Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday-DIY Embossing Mask