Saturday, 24 September 2011

Lili of the Valley Challenge - 113

As much as I hate having lots of injections the ones I am having are really helping the problems I am having with my hands. I still experience hand tremors and shake when I try to do any fine work but I can feel a lot more than I could and that means that I can do some crafting. yeah! So I am back, even if I am not yet up to the standard I expect from myself. lol.

So I thought I would start with the LOTV Challenge which this week is a colour challenge, namely Aqua, White and Glitter. To me the colour scheme shouted Christmas so I used one of the new LOTV Christmas stamps 'Fishing Buddies'.I coloured the image with a mixture of Flexmarkers and Promakers. The paper is from the Design Objectives 'Me to You Winter Wonderland' 6x6 pad and I also used the matching ribbon. the boarder is punched with a Martha Stewart punch as were the snowflakes. The Poinsettia flowers and snowflakes I glittered with WOW! Powder, the 'snow' and 'fur' is Martha Stewart Glitter the gems are from my stash and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

It's Finished!

The Church Kneeler I was making for my Husband is finished and I am really pleased with how it came out. He is so keen to use it that he has found he can put his feet up on it when he comes in from work, it will be nice to see it put to its proper use on Sunday though. Even though I am getting a little feeling back into my hands, I still found lacing the canvas across the back of the pad very difficult and it took me a couple of days to get it right. I was glad that I had some experience of canvas work when finishing this piece of work because the instructions that came with the kit were very sparse and I am sure that without that knowledge I would have been struggling to know what to do. I have two more kneelers to make but I am going to leave those for a while and try to go back to making cards.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

LOTV Giveaway

In case you have not heard, those nice people over at LOTV are giving away a stamp to two lucky winners every day for 5 days to celebrate that there are only 5 more days until the new Christmas stamps are released on 6th September. You can also see the DT's sneek peeks on the 'Ideas to Inspire' Blog