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My Crafty Friends

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

First Smiles

Hi all,

There's still time to play along with the current Pinspirational Challenge. This is the photo we are taking our inspiration from this time:

A lovely winter scene, but I used it for a different kind of project:

I let myself be inspired by the colours and textures; using the blue from the cups, stars, wood from the background and branch-style stitching. Once I did that, I felt it was a little too much samey in colour (I love working with contrasts). I came across the awesome chipboard piece that fitted perfectly between the branches I had already stitched and it really went from there! This was our little girl in January, when she just started to smile. I can't believe she turned1 last week, what a milestone! Happy birthday, sweetheart :)

Hope you can join use this fortnight, our sponsors this time are A Random Fan and Sherri Baldy. In the meantime, I am off to the little wean's birthday party!

* CRAFT Challenge (Not a Card) 30/11
* Crafty Boots (Trees) 5/12
* Crafty Cardmakers (Anything but a Card) 12/12
* Glitter 'n Sparkle (Blue and White) 5/12
* Pile It On (Two Patterned Papers) 11/12

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Vintage Scene

Hello all!

This time at the Pinspirational Challenge, we have such a lovely inspirational photo, you can go so many ways with this!

You can use theme or colour scheme, you can take it very literal or just use the concept.....I loved working with it! My only problem was picking what I would take from the photo. Eventually, I spotted some postcard paper and a postage-themed stamp set, so decided to take the vintage theme for a birthday card for my dad, who is celebrating his 80th birthday on Boxing Day. Unbelievable....time flies!

I tried to really make it look like a postcard, with the stamps in the right place (I was also careful not to cover up the word Post-Card in any way), and it feel like I pulled it off ok. So how will you interpret this photo for your own project? Come on and join the fun! Our sponsors this fortnight are Elizabeth Bell and Kitty Bee, so why not take a change and try for a win?

* Dream Valley (Winter Birthday)
* Get Creative (AG)
* House of Cards (Lots of Layers and/or Colours)
* Ooh La La (Vintage)
* Scrap 'n Challenge (Autumn Colours)