Tuesday 25 May 2010

Can't grumble

Having a lovely time at the moment - lots going on, lots to make and do and because the weather has been too hot for me I have been staying in the house with our portable air con unit on either crafting or cleaning!  so the house is respectably clean and tidy (kitchen floor is drying as I type!) and I have some projects on the go.

Here is a card I made last week using my fabulous new bird cage die - as soon as I saw a picture of the bird cage mounted this way on a tag on Tims website I knew I just had to have it!

Stamps are Paperartsy (of course) and Prima, flowers are Prima and the orange rose is handmade.  Inks used are spiced marmalade, aged mahogany and I think the butterfly is stamped using bundled sage.  The swirls were stamped with acrylic paint.
I would like to enter this card into the http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/ challenge which this week is to use orange as the main colour on your card.

Also I would like to share a bit more sewing with you all - I made this organiser a few months ago - again this is from a Mandy Shaw kit that I got from http://www.daisychaindesigns.co.uk/ - I know its not quite finished as the fairy faces havent been completed but I still havent got the right pen to use as all the ones I have tested bleed so she looks a bit freaky at the moment but thought I would still share!
front cover

inside fully opened out

inside half opened so that you can see the scissor keeper section
and finally the back cover

This was great fun and surprisingly easy to make albeit a little fiddly in places!  If you look at the daisy chain website my next project is to do the "A Quilter Lives Here" block of the month (although I have already bought the whole quilt to do so I can do it all in one go) - isnt it fabulous!

Thanks for looking - have two hours before aqua fit now so off to do some more on my birthday bunting which is taking forever to make!


Hannah said...

Wow your card is wonderful!!!! The bird looks real! And love your project!!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I just saw this over on the TPE blog and thought I would drop by. Congrats on your win.