Thursday, March 26, 2009

Blog Candy

There is some wonderful Blog Candy around at the moment. Have a look HERE for a selection of stash.

Over on Chris's blog there is a chance to win a note book border punch.

Good luck

Friday, March 20, 2009

Melt Pot Fun

I had a Melt Pot for my Birthday and yesterday morning a friend and I got together to play and try out some techniques. There is so much you can do with it.

Here are some of the things we made

The bracket is an attempt at 2 tone dipping but didn't quite work as I'd hoped.
The heart and star were cut using tiny biscuit cutters and then dusted with pearl powders once they'd cooled.
I'm looking forward to playing some more.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Floral Card

I have lots of stash that I've bought and can't possibly use as it's too nice. Were's the sense in that? So this year I've decided to use what I've got. Over on HSS lots of people have been using the coredinations cardstock. I love the effects you can get. On this card the purple and green are coredinations. It was so easy to get a vein effect on the leaves and paler edges. I used my Fiskars shape boss (another thing that's been stuck in a cupboard) to emboss the floral oval and then added some silk flowers, a button and some bling. The bling was cut from a word I got in a bargain pack, it said Hot stuff, which isn't a title I would use. Cutting it up gave me oodles of tiny gems. The background card is actually pale lemon pearlescent, but it didn't photograph very well.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Over on the Fiskarettes Blog there is a new competition with a great prize, you can make a card, LO or something in fabric or anything else you can think of. It's free to register.

Also if you're going to the NEC for the Craft show sign up and you can collect a free gift from the Fiskars stand. Details If you go on the Saturday, you need to be at the Fiskars stand for 1:45 and there will be tea and a chance to play with the new tools for 2009. All you need to do is register and post to say you will be there!
I was reading a thread over on HSS and one of the members had posted this link. It's absolutely hilarious. Do go and check it out, if you're having an off day it will certainly make you smile.