tisdag 26 juli 2022

My obsession with bags

 First let me appologize for the very old posts from 2011 that might have popped up for you, some posts from back then had a link to the challenge at Wild Orchid challenge and apparently that site is flagged now for virus or malware. Blogger sent me a notice so I fixed the posts and when Blogger checked them they posted them again, with today's date... sigh...

Anyhow, if you know me you know that I love gift bags and that doesn't necessarily mean paper bags. Oh no, I realized that I have hoarded fabric bordering on silly and I found a bag - yes a whole bag - of zippers so I have dusted off my sewing machine and made some fabric bags and why make one when you can make plenty :)

I selected one that I will enter in some challenges and then I will line up the ones I made this far. Picture heavy doesn't begin to describe it :)


Allsorts - summer
Try it on Tuesday - feminine
613 Avenue - A/G
Shopping our stash - WTH embellishments (why on earth did I have a whole bag of zippers???)

And here we go:

My big bag for shopping: 

Various size bags:

Cell phone bags:

And zipper pouches:

My daughter asked me if I needed this many bags. "Honey, need has nothing to do with crafting!"

torsdag 21 juli 2022

Summer poppies

 I saw a nice sketch that I wanted to test out so I stepped away from the Christmas cards and used these poppies from My favourite things, coloured with Festive Berries distress oxide for the red and a mix of Rustic Wilderness and Mowed Lawn for the green. Sentiment is computer generated using the font Hashed browns outline.


MFT Stamps - sketch
The paper shelter - A/G
Fab'n'Funky - A/G
Happy little stampers watercolor - A/G
Welovestamping - A/G with hot sunny colors
Stamping sensations - Summer blooms
Addicted to stamps and more - Any occasion
The flower challenge - CAS

söndag 17 juli 2022

Christmas bauble in July

 Another Christmas card using distress oxides on a bauble stencil from Sweet Poppy stencils and stamps from Lavinia placed in the middle. 

I love my new stencil and will probably use it lots :), and might I remind you of our current challenge at ABC Christmas where the theme is N for New and O for Old.


Allsorts - Christmas in July
Lilpatchofcraftyfriends - A/G
613 Avenue - A/G
AAA cards - Christmas (pets) in July
Dare2Bartzy - Christmas in July
CHNC - Anything Christmas
Less is More - traditional Christmas
Inkspirational - Favourite color in monochrome
Taylormadecards4U - Holidays in July
CRAFT challenge - Christmas
CraftyGalscorner - Christmas in July
The holly and Ivy challenge - A/G
Crafty Catz - Christmas in July
Alphabet challenge - Holidays

onsdag 13 juli 2022

🎅ABC Christmas 🎄 - New and Old ☃️

 This month at 🎅 ABC Christmas Lynda set the theme to N for New and O for Old. I chose N for New as in Newborn baby, using a stamp from Lili of the Valley, coloured with distress inks, and the sentiment is made using a really old die cut set of letters, so I guess I fill the O for Old as well :)

Lynda also has a lovely prize for a lucky winner:


Other challenges:
Sweet stampers - Christmas in July
Cutiepie challenges - Little cuties
Double trouble - Christmas in July
The holly and ivy - Anything Christmas goes
Allsorts - allsorts of animals
Happy little stampers - Christmas in July

tisdag 5 juli 2022

Christmas in July

 Christmas in July is a popular challenge theme, personally I love to make Christmas cards and projects all year round :). Today I have a snowman card in red and white. Stamp is Penny Black, the doily and the letters are die cuts and to make the letters pop I traced the edges with a black pen. 


Christmas kickstart - show us your snowfolk
Happy little stampers - July Christmas A/G
The holly and Ivy - A/G
Unicorn challenge - Christmas in July
PBSC - A/G or spots/stripes
Corrosive challenges - A/G
Love to craft - A/G
The creative crafters - A/G
DoubleTrouble - Christmas in July

måndag 4 juli 2022

Summer cards

 Got two cards today:

A paper pieced image from Chocolate Baroque on a printed paper background, coloured with distress inks

Stamping sensations - Summer flowers
Allsorts - Flora
ColorCrazy - A/G
CraftyCatz - flowers
Aud sentiments - flowers + sentiment

And a bright and sunny card using stamps from Lavinia. 


We love stamping - Hot sunny colors
Polkadoodles - A/G
Taylormade Cards4U - A/G
The fairy and the unicorn - Fantasy