Gothic Lace Choker

I was asked to make a choker for a teenage girl to wear this Halloween and this is the design that I came up with: The delicate tear-drop lace is stitched onto a purple velvet ribbon to give it some stability and allow a hint…

Christmas Preparations

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks getting organised for the festive season, making cards and presents for friends and family. Unfortunately, that means I can’t post any photos of the lovely things that I’ve made as I don’t want to spoil the surprise for…

Crochet Hook Roll

After my adventures in crochet a couple of weeks ago, (and misplacing my crochet hook mid-project) I thought I’d better organise myself a little better and make a storage roll for my crochet hooks. I perused Pinterest for a while looking at various versions of…

Oh Baby!

October’s Challenge over at Crafter’s Companion is all about babies, so I decided to make this sweet little card to enter with. I chose mint and lilac as my colour scheme so this would be suitable for a girl or boy. The background is embossed…

Creepy Cute Crochet – Medusa Doll

I like crochet, I’m no expert but I do enjoy it. Until recently I only really had success with ‘flat’ items, blankets, cushion covers, etc. I’d tried and failed to get to grips with little amigurumi, crocheted in the round, and far too complicated (it…

Cinder-hell-a…..you shall go to the ball!

I love making Halloween cards as it’s the one occasion where you can really let loose your imagination and mix together some great colours. Rich oranges, greens, and purples contrast so well with black and make for a really eye-catching card. Every year I go…

A Bit More Barkley

I really like the Barkley range of stamps by Crafter’s Companion and having made this card, wanted to share another I have made. I stamped the image with black Memento ink and then coloured it with my Spectrum Noir pens. Then I used some Nellie’s…

The Big Knit 2013

The Big Knit – every year Age UK and Innocent Drinks get together to raise money to help the elderly in the UK by asking the public to knit woolly hats for Innocent Smoothies. I always look forward to seeing rows of ¬†bottles in the…

Lest We Forget

As summer fades and we head into autumn, it won’t be long before we see the familiar sight of the Royal British Legion collecting for The Poppy Appeal once more. Last year I put my money in the collection box and made a felt poppy…

Off To See The World…

No, I’m not about to take a year out to go travelling (although that would be lovely!) I have, however made this travel inspired card to enter the Spectrum Noir Challenge this month. I love this stamp by Kenny K, and coloured it using the…