Archives For November 2013

I’ve had some basic shape dies from Spellbinders hanging around the craft room for a few months now and wondered if I could make them a feature on a card, rather than just a layer.

The set that I picked to have a go with was the Spellbinders Hexagons die set.

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Until now I have only really been using the Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads to add a shade of colour to a large area, or to accent the edges of a design so I decided to sit down and see if I could make it more of a feature for a design.

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You know the saying. ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’. I’m not so sure.

If like me you have a stash of stencils and templates that you got donkey’s years ago, and that have sat in the drawer since then, why not have a rummage and see if any would be suitable for Zentangling.

That’s very much what I’ve been doing this weekend.

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Close Knit Friends

November 14, 2013 — 5 Comments

I recently produced a television show on Create and Craft TV that aimed to highlight the Big Knitathon which is an event to be held on the 16th November in aid of the Big Issue foundation.

Hearing how The Big Knitathon hopes to raise awareness of the role of the Big Issue seller, and funds for the Big Issue foundation, through a communal project to create the worlds biggest knitted blanket shows just how connected the creative world can be.

I genuinely struggle with knitting (although can crochet) but wanted to send Stephen Robertson, the CEO of The Big Issue Foundation, something to show appreciation for taking the time to come into the studios and being brave enough to learn to knit live on TV and so I decided to make a card to encapsulate the community spirit that he inspired in me.

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A Christmas Quickie

November 12, 2013 — 9 Comments

Recently I picked up Issue 05 of ‘Get Stamping’ magazine at my local newsagents because I loved the look of the free set of clear stamps that came with it.

When a friend came down from Glasgow for a visit last week I realised that I hadn’t done my Christmas cards yet and wanted to give her the card while she was here.

I therefore put together a quick card to wish her a Merry Christmas.

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Flying By To Say High

November 4, 2013 — 25 Comments

I often get visits to my blog from countries other than the United Kingdom so in honour of my blog buddies worldwide I wanted to create a card as a bit of a thank you and to say hi to all of you lovely folk. Continue Reading…

I’m Doing Mo-vember!

November 1, 2013 — 4 Comments

Dear All,

Apologies that this post isn’t specifically craft related (although I will be making something later on this month to celebrate) but I just thought that I would let you all know that I will be participating in Movember.

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. With their “Mo’s” men raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. As an independent global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

If you are interested, more information can be found on the Movember here –

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