Sunday, 31 March 2013

So here I am again after not blogging for more than a week, but better late than never.
I have been working on my DT piece for the new Animal themed challenge on That Craft Place Challenge Blog  I decided that I would like to design my own Bunny with the start of this challenge falling at Easter, but I wanted to make one with a little bit of a twist and also with a quirky  cuteness ;-)  So here he is ...
My Easter Egg Shaped Bunny
I made him up and crocheted him as I went along and I am really pleased with how he has turned out.  I used some gorgeous chunky cream wool flecked with black and brown, and white, brown and black DK wools all from That Craft Place Shop.  Hope you will hop-along (pardon the Bunny pun) to the challenge blog to enter an Animal make of your own.  There are loads of beautiful design team makes on there to inspire you xxx

P.S.  If you feel like you need some Eggstra inspiration for all kinds different projects feel free to hop over to That Craft Place Inspiration Blog for  lots of beautiful ideas and projects.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

OK so time for my first ever DT make for That Craft Place Challenge Blog (Not that I am at all scared to be amongst such a talented bunch of DT designers ;-)  The theme this fortnight is Wedding

My creation is homemade wedding cake decorations

I really enjoyed this theme.  I used artificial flowers for the bouquet and must have done a good job as the photographer sniffed them and said mmmm they smell lovely hahaha  I must admit I bought a couple of cheap white decorated cake bases (which were delicious).  I then decorated them with lilac ribbon and lilac Butterfly embellishments which I embellished with gems so they sparkled as they floated up the front of the cake.  The cake topper is made with feathers & Butterflies.  All goodies used are available from That Craft Place shop  There is also a Facebook page that you can join for the shop to see all the latest goodies as they arrive.  
Love and (((((HUGS))))) until next time Caroline xxx 

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Naughty me........Not blogged for a little while, but got so much going on with decorating at the mo and lots of other things........ I hope to get to blog more often though and must make a point of smacking my hands if I do not blog at least once a week lol xxx

OK so my latest offerings for you are the cards I made for Mother's day.  I first have to tell you that I do not own any fancy gadgets or gizmos for cutting files out to use and about as fancy as I get is a punch and some promarkers when I get to use them.  I am lucky that some of my crafty friends send me die cuts to use though.  I also enjoy making clean, crisp cards....although I admire all styles of card making and envy some peoples talents of complicated designs xxx

This is the card I made for my Very Special Mum xxx  She loves flowers, light pretty colours & of course cute Bears....well who doesn't if we all admit it ;-)

and this is the one I made for my Very lovely Mother in law who likes to get in her garden at any opportunity she can so I thought this image was ideal

I love the pretty butterflies I have used which were sent to me in raks.  I have recently been crocheting small flower embellishments so I added one to each of these cards.  Well, until next time xxx

Sunday, 3 March 2013

TIME to show you some sparkles

I thought it was about time I popped some of my makes on for you to look at.  So I have decided to start off with some of my sparkly watch makes ;-)

I always seem to get lots of really lovely comments about the watches I make and I enjoy  creating designs that are a bit different to the normal charm watches that can be bought.  Hope you like them xxx