Thursday, 30 October 2014

A bit of Amigurumi!

Well I think thats what it's called when you crochet little animals! 
I'd like to introduce you to Emma the Bunny. She's a real cutie and the first but definitely not the last animal I'll crochet using patterns from Edwards menagerie by Kerry Lord.
Kerry is based at Toft, an alpaca farm set locally to us which is really worth a visit & has a wonderful cafe there now too.
 Here's a back view.
The book contains over 40 patterns so as I work my way through I'll introduce you to a few more :)

Sheena x

Monday, 27 October 2014

Using up the scraps x

To be honest I'm not short of a piece of patterned paper or two!! but I do find it very had to part with the last scraps of some of my favourites. So this type of silhouette cut background is a perfect solution to this issue & allowed me to use lots of pieces in my chosen colour range.
The photo was taken in April of this year at Matt's prom. His school always holds it before they sit their GCSE's for some reason! 

The embellishments are mainly from Jenni Bowlin with added flair, washi & a cut file title.
Many thanks for looking.
Sheena x

Thursday, 23 October 2014

The colours of Autumn x

For my DT blog post over at Hey Little Magpie this month, I concentrated on using 1 range of paper & their embellishments. I chose Fancy Pants - True Friend as it's colour palette is right up my street & with the added foxy embellishments you would think it had been made with me in mind :)

Just for you.
I've used lots of the fancy Pants  Brag Cards & a frame here to highlight a Foxy gift from a friend.
I added texture paste & stencilling to the background paper.
 You make Me Happy.
I continued to focus on the Brag cards this time in a much more formal design, then using embellishments & die cut leaves to soften the shape a little.
 Fall Fun.
For this page I clustered the Brag Cards & patterned paper with a frame & doily over a paint, gesso & sewing background I created to give the feel of the furry hood my DD is modelling!!
Many thanks for looking x
Please hop on over to the blog to find almost daily inspiration.
Sheena x