Thursday, 12 August 2010

Indian Summer card

I love hot pink and orange together, somehow it balances the sticky sweetness I sometimes associate with pink.  I am entering this into this weeks Polka Doodle challenge.  I have used Sticky back canvas to create a transfer using Bo Bunny paper and some Amy Butler paper as a backdrop.  The stamps are Banana Frog 'Hiya Chick'.  I saw Tim Holtz making rosette flowers on his blog the other day using a die cutter.  Well I have yet to own one of these babies (sniff, sniff) so in the meantime I just cut some long strips from a 12 x 12 and concertina folded them.  The smaller the folds the better the effect.  Glue or tape the ends together and push into a rosette shape.  Probably not explained very well but quite easy when you actually do it,


Colette x.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

It's for charity mate!!

I never thought I relied on the internet so much, but a week without was a real eye-opener!  When our laptop did finally get fixed I actually found using it again quite strange.

Anyway I saw this link on a blog I follow and decided it had been too long since I had used my sewing machine and what better way to get back into it than for a good cause.

This is what I came up with

In total I made 12 hats and a few scarves with what I had left.

Colette x.