Friday, 19 October 2012

Quiet Craft day

Well here we are - another Friday so it's craft club again.   It's the Oct week holiday so 4 of our members were off too!  It gave us more room to spread ourselves out so more mess but....who cares when you're crafting ha ha.
The first thing I did (don't laugh) was to start on an Easter Card (yes.... Easter in October) - it's an idea I had for a good friend.  I started the iris folded cross in two colours and am pleased at how it has turned out - the next thing I'm going to do is make various wee paper flowers to kind of drape over it as though they are dangled from the left side as though they are going over the back to the right and then draped down the front to the bottom where it will look like a pool of Easter coloured flowers - well that's the plan anyway.


I've been messing about a bit with acetate this week and thought I would try something with my daughter's 18th birthday card - It is an 8" square card and the topper is a decoupaged rose on nice background paper and acetate wrapped around it to make a kind of dome around it and I wrote on it with a calligraphy pen - I will have to try and improve my 'fancy' writing!  I went mad with ribbons and gems but I was happy with the finished product - I had a bit of trouble with the sticky pads that lifted the topper from the main card but after hours of it lifting up and curling over I discovered that if I put silicone gel glue on and weighted it until it dried it was ok - so a lesson was learnt through trial and error. 
Feeling confident about using acetate I tried something a bit different - so I popped some peel off angels onto it and coloured them using promarkers.  I cut them out and after putting background paper onto gold mirror card and going round edges with more peel-offs I cut small thin strips of acetate and attached them to the back (of the front) of the card and attached the little angels to dangle and dance about in the breeze - I like the movement in this card and will probably make more for friends children to make it a bit different from the usual Santa and presents kind of card I give them.  I'm slowly getting used to using acetate now and am getting more ideas on how to use it in different ways - so look out for some more acetate cards in the future.
Woo Hoo - I have actually finished the border of my wedding sampler - it has taken me ages and ages (sorry Colin and Sheila) and it will probably end up as a Christmas or anniversary present - for those who are interested it is the Wedding ABC sampler that has 26 little boxes for wedding type words/pictures with banner boxes for longer pictures and a big box in the centre for a cross stitch bride and groom (did I mention it would be Christmas 2013 or 2nd anniversary present ha ha).   I will post a picture every week to update you on my progress and keep me on track so I'd better get cross stitching tomorrow for next weeks picture!
The cross stitch is being held up by my wee assistant also known as my grandson David - he gets paid in juice and bacon rolls in the cafe!  He was helping me before going into Boys Club and decided to sit and do some crafting himself - he made a lovely wee Santa with strange pointy teeth because he was a 'nasty' Santa - hmmm I think he's taking being a boy too seriously as he really seems to like stories about 'bad' boys/pets/machines etc etc.  He is 7 and goes to Prospect Bank Special School and was really really really bored having to wait a whole 25 minutes for the club to start - thank goodness it was only 25 minutes - how many times in 25 minutes can a boy ask how long now?  The answer is too many ha ha!!!!
I hope that everyone who reads this has a good week..........until the next time






24 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen my goodness you have been busy, you have made some lovely cards and you have some great ideas. My eldest grandson is also 7 and I don't think he would have sat for 25 minutes without driving me crazy x

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  2. love your roses card - and good luck with the Sampler!

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  3. wow super cards eileen ... yes I am one to go "mad with ribbons and gems" tooo ... lol ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... have not visited you before ... hope you have a great weekend happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  4. gorgous cards & good luck with the sampler. sue xx

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  5. Your cards are lovely and good luck with your wedding sampler.

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  6. Great set of cards and looking forward to see your how your sampler progresses
    carol x

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  7. Lovely set of cards, the flower one is my favourite xx

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  8. Love the one you made for your daughter with the acetate bubble, fabulous

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  9. Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment - it is really good to know that i'm not talking to myself half the time!!

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  10. Looks like you have been busy and had a lot of fun. Well done to your grandson for helping you out.
    Maureen......x

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  11. You have been really busy Eileen. And please keep us updated on the progress with your sampler.
    Heike x

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  12. Fabulous set of cards , great blog too

    Lorna xx

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  13. Hi eileen - great selection of cards - thanks for your comments on my fxmas tree cards - here is a link of how to fold them -

    http://www.theartofinking.com/my_weblog/2008/11/quick-origami-tree-tutorial.htm
    have fun - Linda xx

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    1. Thank you Linda - will definately try this out as it looks so good!

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  15. sorry Eileen dont know why they wont link but if you google folded orgami christmas tree you should find it if not just email me and I'll try to find a link that works for you

    Linda xx

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  16. Lovely set of cards. The acetate angels are my favourite. :). Phyllis x

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  17. You are just right making an Easter card when the inspiration strikes. Sods law when you want one you don't have any ideas :-) great cards and your cross stitch is wonderful, can't wait to see it develop. Maddy x

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  18. Wow, you've been busy! Lovely selection of cards you have made.

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  19. Really lovely collection of cards :-) Elaine xxx

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