Here's something I made earlier......

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I have been thinking about writing a crafty blog for a while and have finally got round to starting one. I don't know why today was the day, perhaps because I've had lots of encouragement and advice from the lovely members of the UK Stampers forum. I'm glad I have taken the plunge!!
To introduce myself to the world (should anyone other than me ever read this!) I thought I would start my blog by showing off a few of the things I have made recently.

Metal Embossing
Following a metal embossing class at The Craft Barn that was arranged by Pinky from UK Stampers I have been inspired to carry on and decorate several things with embossed metal.
Here is the box I made at the workshop (Dreams) as well as one I made afterwards (Fire!).

Wonderful Stampbord!

I have fallen in love with Stampbord. It gives a versatile smooth surface to work on and can be used in lots of ways. I have made some stampbord brooches and keyrings. The backgrounds have all been coloured by me using versa colour ink cubes. I have used metal tape to edge them.
The tree stamp is from Lavina Stamps and the text stamp is from a Gibson Girls sheet (I think!).

The lovely lady is from a sheet of Gibson girl stamps. I have named the stamp Verity! Am I the only one who names their stamps? I wrapped silver seed beads threaded on beadalon around it through holes I had made using a Big Bite. The flower stamp is made by Hero Arts (I think!).

Both of the stamps used on the above brooches were made by Inkadinkadoo, they are from the Trees and Leaves inchie clear set.

Cards, cards and then a few more cards!
I have been enjoying myself by making cards recently.

These are made using stamps by Lavinia Stamps.
These cards have been inspired by the inchies and twinchies that I have been making for monthly swaps on the UK Stampers forum. I have used lots of Inkadinkadoo stamps, from the clear inchie sets as well as a dragonfly stamp.

I have made loads of little note cards. I coloured card and paper using Glimmer Mists and Cosmic Shimmers and then embossed them using my Cuttlebug. I have also used metallic Encore Ink pads to colour glossy paper which I then stamped with thistles from Lavinia Stamps. The metallic ink didn't all dry properly so I wiped and smudged it around, then the remainder was dry and beautifully shimmery.

Lovely Lace
I knitted this shawl using Malabrigo yarn, the name of the colour is Little Lovely. This shawl is lovely and soft, wonderful to snuggle up in. Because the yarn is worsted weight (nice and thick) I don't worry about it being too fragile and use it a lot.
The gorgeous pattern is Birch by Sharon Miller.


Bags!Noni Elephant bag with unfurling roses, patterns are by Nora J Bellows. I used Cascade 220 yarn for the bag and roses. It was knit in the round and then felted using my washing machine.

This is my own pattern, made from 100% Angora from Silkwood yarns.
Knitted in the round and then felted using my washing machine.

4 comments:

Sid said...

I am the proud owner of the landscape Stampbord keyring. What a load of crafting you have been upto. Congratulations on getting the blog up and running......now we can see what yoiu are crafting. Great work.

Hazel said...

Wow! What a lot of different things to look at :) Love the stampbord and the metal, and I *really* love the bags and shawl! Multi-talented is the word!

craftytrog said...

Welcome to blogland Louise and ditto to what Hazel said!! xx

Minx said...

Pretty much love everything here, great pieces hun, and that shawl is lovely :O)
Congrats on your new blog and welcome to blogland xx