Stash Busting Sunday (22/07/18)

Another Stash Busting post. Blimey. I am surprised I have managed to keep this up for more than a week! Most unlike me! 
This time around, I worked with a very pretty collection from Wilko’s called … which I bought last time I visited my Auntie. This set included paper, pearls, ribbon, doileys and toppers. 
Here are the cards I made.

I really loved the topper sheet – for the small price of £1 you got a whole load of topper stickers, and each of them came in larger and smaller options, so this makes it so you can have big and little cards that look equally good. (Maybe its only me that fusses over proportions)
And the paper pack is just lovely. It features all sorts of lovely patterns. The theme seems to be butterflies though, so perhaps its time I dig out my Butterfly dies. 

Stash Busting Sunday (08/07/18)

Hi all! Time for another stashbusting post!
This time I am using my Docrafts Folk Florals set. Thats the papers, ribbons and bows. I bought these in John Lewis a good while ago in a sale. The paper pack was only £2 and the ribbons and bows were £1 each and by jove, they have been worth so much more than that. Because the paper pack has such a variety of papers including pages with frames and pages with sentiments you could probably make over 50 cards if you really tried as well as a bunch of super cute gift tags!
Here are the 4 cards I made this time around. 

Arent they sweet? They are a6 in size wich makes them just adorable. I love working with a6 cards as they force you to take it back to basics and really think about what you are doing. 

Stash Busting Sunday (17/06/18)

For this Stash Busting Sunday post I have come over all Disney.
Yes, those of you who know me know I am not a great fan of Disney. I don’t think I ever have been. The only real exceptions are Toy Story (I grew up with Andy so blubbered like a baby in 3 because I too was at that age of growing up and leaving my family and home comforts behind to go to university) and Coco, which was absolutely excellent. However, you cant deny the appeal of such a classic character.

For these cards I used a pack of letter tiles, a pack of pearl embellishments, and some toppers from the Winnie The Pooh paper crafting range from pound land, as well as a sheet or two from their Fall in Love range paper pack and some sparkly glitter paper. Aren’t the little pooh bear and honey pot gems just adorable!

Stash Busting Sunday (03/06/18)

Its that time again. Another stashbusting set of cards.
Like in my very first stash busting post, I used a couple of 6×6 kraft cards, and a paper pack and sentiment set from Poundland’s Fall in Love range, with the addition of a sheet of green glitter paper, also from poundland.

In this use of these craft materials, I tried to master an origami flag tulip. I had originally planned an origami flat rose but the photo instructions for the rose I had fallen in love with were very unclear and I could find no video to explain it better. (I feel with origami that a video really does help). Anyways, I still had origami flowers on the mind, and then I found the origami tulip. It is a very simple but lovely way of embellishing cards.
One thing I have realised on making these is that not all paper patterns create such appealing tulips. The pastel tulips are lovely, but, for example, the red chevron tulips are not as lovely. I enjoy the overall impact and contrast on that particular card but the red chevron tulips are just so busy that its quite hard to see the folds and therefor it is not so clear what they are.

May Makes

Hello all. Its June the first! We are now almost half way through the year. Crazy!
This is what I made in May.
My first completed make this month was this pair of love cats, a gift for my friend Helens wedding day.

Then on returning from the wedding to find the newest edition of Simply Crochet Magazine on my door mat, I just had to whip up this Jammy Dodger tape measure.

I made a total of 8 octopusses which I wrote about a couple of days ago.

And towards the end of the month I cracked on with the Simply Crochet Hook’n’Learn CAL part 3.

And I made all of these cards!

It seems I had a pretty productive month. Wehey for productivity. Now if I can just ride this wave of productivity into finishing my Movie Night Cardigan and getting on with some trial flowers for my wedding bouquet then that would be lovely!

Just Married

Following on from the crocheted cats from last week (the ones I made for my friends wedding – if you didn’t see them, go and have a look here) here is the card I made.

I used some paper from a pack of purple sheets from pound land, some gems, some white paper, some pearlecent paper and a new set of stamps which I bought especially for this job. (Wedding themed craft gear is in short supply in my house but given that all of my friends will soon be marrying, I thought it a sound purchase.

It also has anniversary and event non specific sentiments so it can be used for anniversary and valentines too! Score!

Stash Busting Sunday (20/05/18)

Good morning all and I hope you are all having a lovely lazy sunday morning. I plan to chill and do nothing all day!
Today I have 3 new cards to share with you as part of my stash busting endeavours. 3 very glittery, very cute cards.

I made them using a few 6×6 Kraft cards, a topper pack and gold doily pack found in the paper crafting section at the works, and a glitter paper pack from pound land.
I just love a doily, dont you! And who doesnt love cute little animals!

Stash Busting Sunday (06/05/18)

As I have previously mentioned a couple of times this year, I plan to make this the year of stashbusting. I have so many supplies which always leads me to feel guilty about buying new yarn or new papercrafting bits and bobs.
Well its time I started getting through my stash! So every 2 weeks I plan to share with you some of my stash busting endeavours.
To start with, it will all be about the cards…
I made these cards with just a couple of Kraft 6×6 bases, and A paper pack and sticker set from poundlands Fall In Love card crafting pack.

I am very pleased with this collection of cards – nice and flat for easy mailing, pretty neutral (perfect for people like me and my mum who arent particularly flowery or girly).
My one slight issue is that in the diagonal stripe card, both the book and the heart papers are on upside down. Whoopsie! I think I must have had the card upside down (with the fold at the bottom) but by the time I noticed it was too late to rectify the problem. I dont think it sticks out too much so I am ok with it.
Lets see what cards I can come up with next.

WIP Wednesday (25/04/18)

Hello all!
No progress on the cardigan today, and I have finished the octos so I have now crochet to show you this week. 
I have, however, been working on some cards today.
In the last few days I have purchased a few crafty bitd and today I am trying to have an experiment, making as many cards with the available resources. I will post more about it soon, but in the meantime here are my new purchases.

Also, look at this totally awesome enamel badge I found!