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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Cazzy Hookin' time: Infinity scarf

Lots of swans, comorant, robin, moorhen and more photos on this post. Cazzy Hookin' time: Infinity scarf: This is my latest make, an infinity scarf for hubby - and he is actually wearing it! The pattern is a free one from Little Monkeys Croch...

Friday, 22 January 2016

Cazzy Hookin' time: C2C for the dog!

Cazzy Hookin' time: C2C for the dog!: I made a small C2C (corner to corner) blanket for the dog, it isn't perfect but it will do. I made the border up - do you want to kn...

Monday, 18 January 2016

Quirky January, we are celebrating!

It is the Quirky Crafts challenge reminder, for which I am late, and I am celebrating my Granddaughter's 1st birthday, for which I am very early! She is only 10 weeks old, but for once in my life I am prepared in advance!
We are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet who provided this, and many more, cute images to the team to showcase. The image is called Baby and is by Beary Dust, isn't she cute!
I coloured Baby with Promarkers and die cut her and all the panels with Spellbinders dies. The background and stamped Celebrate ribbon are all Hero Arts stamps, there are three different definition stamps in the background - Celebrate, Birthday and Family.
Granddaughter is stamped with a Papermania clear stamp, 1 today is I think a Pink Gems stamp set, and Happy Birthday was hand written (with a Marvy's Wet Look pen and heat embossed) by me after searching for over an hour for a vertical stamp I don't think I have after all! I heat embossed the words with holographic embossing powder by Papermania. Finally I die cut the word Cute with a Die-version die.

If you want to see photos of me, the dogs and friends, a robin, ducks and a Kingfisher - check the post below and click the link to my crochet blog!

Hop on over to Quirky Crafts to see some more lovely examples and to play along to win Stitchy digital images.

Challenges entered:
Inspiration Destination - anything goes (Tues)
Fab n Funky - for a child (Wed)
A Gem of a Challenge - female birthday (22nd Jan)
Sweet Stampin' - things with wings (Sat)
Pile it on - #99 Use your first initial (C for Cute and celebrate) (24th Jan)
Simply Papercrafts - #21 anything goes (29th Jan)
Ribbon Girls - any image (30th Jan)
Creative Fingers - #100 anything goes
ABC challenge - Z for Zero embellishments (Jan)

Stitchy Bear Facebook challenge for Jan.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Cazzy Hookin' time: Rustic set, hat and infinity scarf.

Cazzy Hookin' time: Rustic set, hat and infinity scarf.: It has turned cold here in Wiltshire, and the rest of the UK, and I had lost my only hat last year. It was a bought one anyway. I had st...

Friday, 15 January 2016

Cazzy Hookin' time: Sweet baby bun bun.

Cazzy Hookin' time: Sweet baby bun bun.: The yarn is King Cole Cherish baby yarn, which comes in wonderful colours. The pattern for the dress and bolero is a free one by Just C...

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Cazzy Hookin' time: Another star is born!

Cazzy Hookin' time: Another star is born!: A star blanket that is! This one is for my new Granddaughter's baby cousin who is due any day now. It had to be similar colours to th...

Cazzy Hookin' time: Confessions of a hoarder!

Cazzy Hookin' time: Confessions of a hoarder!: In the garage "loft" I have 4 large wheeled boxes of yarn on cones which I acquired when I was machine knitting. Apart from be...

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Let's Quirky Celebrate everything crafty!

YAY It's Quirky challenge time again, it is my challenge and the first of our new monthly challenges this year!
My challenge to you is to celebrate anything you like, but you must include the word Celebrate, or Celebration. 
I am celebrating having a new team, new monthly format, and the New Year.
We are sponsored by the wonderful Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet who provided the team with images to use, and are providing three prizes to our lucky top three.
Here are the details:
The digi I used is called Craft Queen by BB Kakes from Stitchy Bear, her craft room is way tidier than mine!
I took one chocolate box and stuck the inside into the lid to strengthen it, then painted it with white gesso before painting it with Paper Artsy Fresco paints. I painted it with Ice Blue then sponged Beach Hut and South Pacific over the top.
I cut a piece of designer printed paper by Me and My Big Ideas to use for the background and adhered it to the box. The image was coloured with Promarkers and metallic pens (and now I see what I forgot, meant to add some gems to the crown - will have to do that and retake).
I found some ribbon sliders spelling celebrate and added them and their ribbon to the top of the frame. Quirky is stamped with an Inkadinkado stamp and heat embossed in gold. DoCrafts scrabble tiles spell out the words round the frame, and some shiny red mirror mosaic tiles are dotted inbetween them.
The die cut corner is a Spellbinders Heartfelt die, and the other corner features tiny buttons. I added real shells, tiny cork stoppered bottles of glittery stuff and some freebie metal charms, an odd peacock feather embellishement and an exercise book embellishment that I hand wrote in. 
To finish it off I rubbed some Treasure Gold round the edge of the frame where the lid edge is.

Here it is from another angle, I made some changes to it from the original below (where you can still see wet glue)! I added two legs made from wooden beads, and I really thought it would stand up - it isn't standing without help! So, as I type, a third leg made from two beads is painted and drying, and I had to paint the back of the box today - now you can only see the embossed chocolate bars and make if you really look. I think I might have to decorate the back, all that blue space!
I added some gems to the crown, and drew some images on the stamps on the shelf, and added another little bottle, who knows what will appear on this next!

This is the chocolate box, the chocolates were a Christmas present from my hubby, he knows what I like!

Challenges entered:
Crafty Gals - #52 anything goes end of year bash and hop (5th Jan)
Tuesday Throwdown - #274 anything goes
Simon Says - Lets Party (Wed)
Cute Card Thursday - #406 anything goes 
Left of Centre - all things new (Fri)
Brown Sugar - New Year (Fri)
That's Crafty - anything goes (11th Jan)
Allsorts - what's new? (Sat)
Glitter and Sparkle - #169 anything goes (Sun)
That Craft Place - anything goes (Jan 17)
Love to Create - anything mixed media (24th Jan)
Crafts Galore - #25 anything goes (Jan)