Thursday, 7 September 2017

Something beginning with F at Craft Rocket

Hello again everyone, it's time for a new monthly challenge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this month is Something beginning with F.


I've made a card with Flowers using a digital stamp called Daisy Bear by Di's Digi Stamps coloured with Promarkers.


I've used card, flowers and a stamp from my stash.  The paper is from a pad I got in Lidl.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting and I look forward to seeing all your fantastic makes!

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Birthday at Unicorn

Good morning everyone, it's time for a new monthly challnge at Unicorn.  Our theme this time is Birthday as we are 2 - I can hardly believe it, where does the time go?!



I've made a card using a digital stamp called Happy Bird Day by Deedee's Digis coloured with Promarkers.


The card and sentiment are from my stash and the paper is from a pad I got in Lidl.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting, I look forward to seeing all your  makes!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Animal Kingdom at Craft Rocket

Hello again everyone, it's time for a new monthly challenge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this month is Animal Kingdom


I've made a card using a digital stamp from Melonheadz coloured with Promarkers.



I've used card and buttons from my stash, the paper is from a pad I got in Lidl.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting and I look forward to seeing all your fantastic makes!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Mythical and Magical at Unicorn

Good morning everyone, it's time for a new monthly challnge at Unicorn.  Our theme this time is Mythical and Magical


I've made a card using a digital stamp from the Paper Shelter called My Fantasy Pet coloured with Promarkers.



I've managed to combine two of my favourite themes in this challenge - fantasy and oriental.  The paper is from The Japanese Paper Place and is silk screened by hand.  It was a gift from my Mother-in-Law at Christmas.  The sentiment is from Hunky Dory.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting, I look forward to seeing all your  makes!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Anything Goes at Craft Rocket

Hello again everyone, it's time for a new monthly challnge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this time is nice and easy this time - Anything Goes


I've made a card using my Memory Box butterfly die.


I've used the waste from the die cuts and put some paper behind it from my Lili of the Valley pad.  I've used card, ribbon and a sentiment from my stash.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting and I look forward to seeing all your fantastic makes!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Christmas in July at Unicorn

Good morning everyone, it's time for a new monthly challnge at Unicorn.  Our theme this time is Christmas in July


I've made a Christmas card for my son using a pattern from Cross Stitcher magazine January 2017 edition.  It's a tiny stocking backed with felt and has a ribbon hanging loop.  I've used an aperture card and glitter card from my stash. 


I think it's cute and I'm going to make some more later in the year.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting, I look forward to seeing all your  makes!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

For the Guys at Unicorn

Good morning everyone, it's time for a new monthly challnge at Unicorn.  Our theme this time is For the Guys.


I've made a Father's Day card for my Dad using a pattern from World of Cross Stitch June magazine.




I've used paper from my Create and Craft paper pack, a peel of sentiment from my stash and paper flowers and pearls also from my stash.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting, I look forward to seeing all your  makes!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

For Boys/Men at Craft Rocket

Hello again everyone, it's time for a new monthly challnge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this time is For Boys/Men.


I've made a Father's Day card using a pattern from World of Cross Stitch June magazine.


I've used some background paper from my Create and Craft paper pack, a peel off sentiment from my stash and paper flowers and pearls also from my stash.


I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting and I look forward to seeing all your fantastic makes!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Fantasy at Craft Rocket

Hello again everyone, it's time for a new monthly challnge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this time is Fantasy.





I've made a fairy card using a pattern from Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards magazine.




I've used paper, card and ribbon from my stash.  I love these little fairies by Lucie Heaton, they're really cute and really quick to do!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:




Thanks for visiting and I look forward to seeing all your fantastic makes!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Special Occasions at Unicorn

Good morning everyone, it's time for a new monthly challnge at Unicorn.  Our theme this time is Special Occasions.





I've made a birthday card for my Father-in-Law using a pattern from Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards magazine.




I've used paper from my Create and Craft paper pack and card and pearls from my stash.  I thought this would be a really quick stitch but it seemed to take for ever.  There's a lot of fractionals and back stitch in there!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:




Thanks for visiting, I looke forward to seeing all your special makes!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Inspired by a Book or Film at Craft Rocket

Hello again everyine it's challenge time again at Craft Rocket.  We've switched to monthly challenges now and our theme for April is Inspired by a Book or Film.


I've made my Husband's birthday card for this challenge.  He's a petrol head so I've stitched him an F1 car using a kit from Hobbycraft - inspired by the film Rush. 



The red and black card and pearls are from my stash.  The paper is by Paper Cellar and I've added a stamped sentiment.


I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting today, I look forward to seeing all your lovely creations!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Petal Power at Unicorn

Good morning everyone, it'stime for a new challenge at Unicorn.  Our theme this month is Petal Power so we'd like to see some flowers on your makes.




I've made a Mother's Day card for my Mother-in-Law.  It's stiched on evenweave using the recommended DMC threads and the pattern was from a magazine.




The background paper is by Lili of the Valley.  The background card, perals and doily are from my stash.


I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting today, I look forward to seeing all your lovely floral creations!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Make it Feminine at Craft Rocket

Hello everyone it's time for a new challenge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this time is Make it Feminine.  So we'd like to see all your girly creations.



This is the third and final card I've made using a kit from World of Cross Stitch magazine.  There were three little Japanese Kokeshi dolls.  They were very fiddly as there's lots of fractional stitches and the aida was very stiff.


I've used yellow and brown card from my stash and a stamped sentiment by Little Claire Designs.  The background paper was a gift from my mother-in-law.  She gave me a pack of japanese hand silk screened papers and they're all just beautiful.


I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting today, I look forward to seeing all your lovely girly creations!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Go Green at Unicorn

Good morning everyone, it's challenge time at Unicorn, our theme this month is Go Green.





I have stitched a little bear with a fishing rod for this chellenge.  The kit is a mini one from Hobbycraft called Fishing Teddy.  My Dad enjoys fishing so this is for his birthday.




I've layered him on green card and paper from my stash and added a stamped sentiment. I've put some buttons and bows from baker's twine down the side and added an accordion fold at the bottom.



I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting today, I look forward to seeing all your lovely green creations!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

No Patterned Paper at Craft Rocket

Good morning everyone, it's time for another challenge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this time is No Patterned Papers.





I was struggling with an idea for this challenge but then this idea came to me in the night so I had to get up and try it.  I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.



I've used 3 different colours of mirror board and layered them up.  The sentiment is a present topper that I bought in Sainsbury's sale after Christmas.  There were 4 in a pack for 60p - bargain!  This was quick and easy so I might make a few more.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:



Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting today, we look forward to seeing all your creations!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Anything Goes at Craft Rocket

Good morning everyone, it's time for another challenge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this time is nice and easy - Anything Goes!





I've used an image of a giraffe by Melonheadz.  He's coloyred with Promarkers and layered on card and paper from my stash.  In fact, I got the paper in the charity shop!  I've added some paper flowers and pearls.





I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting today, we look forward to seeing your makes!

Thursday, 2 February 2017

It's a Love Thing at Craft Rocket

Good morning everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this time is It's a Love Thing.  




I've made a card for my Mum for Mother's Day using a cross stitch chart from a magazine.



It's some flowers in a heart shape using the recommended DMC threads.  The paper is from Lili of the Valley.  The card, pearls, bow and doiley are from my stash.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting my blog today, we look forward to seeing you 'love'ly creations!



Thursday, 19 January 2017

Add a Bow at Craft Rocket

Hello everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Craft Rocket.  Our theme this fortnight is Add a Bow.





It's my mother-in-law's 70th Birthday next month so I've made a card for her.




This is a card from Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards magazine volume 3.  It's stitched 2 over 2 on some random evenweave from my stash using the recommended DMC threads.  The designer is Susan Bates. The card, bow and paper are fom my stash.  I changed the chart slightly to add 70th to the sentiment.



I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:


 Thanks for visiting, see you next time.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Something New at Craft Rocket

Good morning crafters, it's challenge time again at Craft Rocket. Our theme this fortnight is Something New.


I've made a new home card.  I've used paper from my Create and Craft paper pack, a tag and ribbonm from my stash and a key that a bought at the NEC with this challenge in mind.



I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting, you have until 6th December to link up your creations.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

WIPocalypse January 2017

Good morning everyone and Happy New Year to you all!  It's WIPocalypse time again.



Our topic this month is to introduce ourselves, our projects and our stitching goals for the year.

I'm Claire, I live in Hampshire on the south coast of the UK.  I'm married and we have a 9 year old son and a diabetic cat.  I work part time and am secretary of my son's school PTA.  Work has been a bit of a nightmare lately as the pharmacy I work in was sold to another company in September.  It's taking a lot of getting used to but hopefully things will calm down now Christmas is out of the way.

I am more of a one at a time stitcher but I seem to have found myself with 3 WIPs, one of which is in danger of turning into a UFO if I don't get back to it soon.

I have Bamboo Fan which is the one I've neglected.  I really want to get this done this year.





The next is Treasure Hunt Bookshelf by HAED.  Here's where I am at the moment.


I've just started page 29 of 45.  There's one more row of complete pages then the bottom row is all partial pages.  I hope to have this finished by September. It's 1 over 1 full cross on 25 count magic guide evenweave.

My new start on January 1st was Evil Queen Storykeep by HAED and I'm doing this for their Facebook group challenge which is to finish a page by April. I'm doing this 2 over 1 tent on 28 count evenweave.  
I've had a couple of days off work and have done quite a lot, helped by the fact that it's tent and there's not a lot of confetti in this bit of the chart.

So my goals for 2017 are:
 
1.  Fully finish storykeep Forest Walk
2. Fully finish Pretty Little Hong Kong
3. Finish stitching Bamboo Fan
4. Fully finish Treasure Hunt Bookshelf
5. Fully finish Evil Queen
6. Start another HAED - probably mini Light in the Dark or mini The Ranger
7. Start Bothy Threads Kings and Queens which I got for Christmas
8. Make some mini Christmas stockings from Cross Stitcher magazine

I will be starting on the Kings and Queens kit in March as there is a SAL in Stitch Maynia that this fits into.  I will not be starting another HAED until I've finished Treasure Hunt Bookshelf and at least one other WIP. The stockings I'll do through the year as the mood takes me.  There will probably be a few other smalls in there too for cards.  I would like to end the year with 2 WIPs - whichever HAED I decide to do next and Kings and Queens.

Well that's all from me for now, looking forward to seeing everyone else's progress!




January Blues at Unicorn

Good morning everyone, and a happy new year!  It's challenge time at Unicorn, our theme this month is January Blues.


I've tried a new technique I saw in a magazine using an aperture card and some ribbon.


I've also added some paper flowers and pearls from my stash.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting today, I look forward to seeing all your lovely blue creations!