Sunday, July 28, 2013

Jingle Bells and Reindeer

Hello again!  I had a wonderful time hosting friends yesterday for an afternoon of fun. We talked, laughed, ate strawberry topped cake (yum!), and of course made a card or two.  It's been chilly here (yep, late July and in the 60s!) so we created a sweet Christmas greeting.  I crocheted roses for everyone from a silver thread ... I love "hooking" this flower pattern and in silver it's especially gorgeous.  Browns and blues added warmth while some shiny silver paper and a dash of glitter on the reindeer made everything sparkle.  A perfect card for the Holidays.

Good night!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Blue Love

Today felt like a "blue" day.  Not that I was feeling "blue" but rather I felt like mixing blues and soft shades of brown ... a wonderful duo, don't you agree?  The LOVE LOVE tickets layered on a beautifully printed paper was all it took to pull this card together.  I added a die cut crown (still playing with my new Big Shot toy so I hope you don't get tired of seeing die cuts) then a felt flower stacked with buttons.  A heart cut from a brocade pattern, a happy banner and a shabby bow embellish the crown.  The decorative pins are such fun to make - you can create any combination of colors and shapes only limited by the beads and baubles you can find.  Scraps of lace are always a treasure to add here and there ... I love every piece no matter how small.  Thanks for letting me share some LOVE with you today!

A Pink Hello

Isn't this pink dress form the sweetest?  Cut from coaster board with a die on my new Big Shot (which I absolutely love by the way) I painted it pink and dressed it up.  First a row of fabric flowers, then some ribbon and decorative pins, a couple buttons and a string of pearls ... I think it's so sweet.  I added hand-dyed seam binding in a soft shade of pink along with a crepe paper fringe.  I hope you like it as much as I do!  Thanks for stopping by....