I have had a book called Felties by Nelly Pailloux for a long time now and the only thing I have done with it is to copy the patterns for each toy. I was really organised, I cut out each pattern piece for the toys and put the pieces into resealable bags. But as is usually the case life got in the way and my little pattern collection was put on the shelf.
So a few days ago, after a particularly stressful week, I decided enough was enough, my little friends need to be given life.
Here is my first creation the Little Lion, he is about 2 inches tall and is so cute. To make him you only need scraps of felt, embroidery cotton and 2 black beads. I have really enjoyed making him, although I'm not sure what to do with him now, and will be back later with a few more of my creations.
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Here is another image from Wild Rose Studio, this cute little cat is ideal for lots of occasions such as Mother's Day, Congratulations, Sorry You're Leaving or Thank You. On this occasion I used it for a friends birthday card.
Firstly I took one of the uncoloured toppers from the cat topper set, I cut the image out using my scalloped tonic die. Then I coloured the image using the following Spectrum Noir colours:
IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, CT2
JG1, JG2, PP1, PP2, PP3
I then cut a square of the beautiful pink spotty card from Anna Marie Designs, I rounded the corners using my Xcut corner rounder punch.I then stuck this the the bottom right hand corner of my card blank. I used foam pads to mount my image onto the spotty card.
Finally I added a smaller piece of the spotty card in the top right hand corner and put a small round birthday greeting on top of this.
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
I used my Spectrum Noir pens to colour her in, I used:
TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4
OR1, OR2, BT4, BG1
GT1, GT2, FS5, FS5
EB6, EB7, EB8, IG10
I cut two circles, using my Tonic dies, one in white one in a pale turquoise to match her dress.I added four silver gems to the edge of the white circle. When I gave this to my niece she squeaked so I think she liked it.
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
This little sweetie is from Wild Rose Studio and I thought she was idea for a first day at school card. I stamped the image onto white card and then coloured the image using Spectrum Noir markers using the following colours:
LG1, LG2, LG3, LG4
TN7, FS1, FS2, IG1
EB3, PP2, HB1, HB2
CT1, TN2, TN3, TN4
I cut the image, the green background and the smaller circles using Xcut circle dies I cut the number and words using the Die'sire numbers set.
Spectrum Noir Challenge
Monday, 24 March 2014
I started with the gnome who I coloured using Spectrum Noir markers in the following colours:
PP1, DR2, DR3, DR4
TN7, TN8, PL1, PL2
JG1, JG2, EB3, EB4
FS1, FS2, CT3, IG1
I then stamped the toadstool image onto the card blank and coloured it using simple pencil crayons (I didn't want to take away from the gnome).
Sunday, 23 March 2014
This is part of my 'Stop Hoarding It' resolution. It was my baby brothers birthday a few days ago and he is a bit of a car nut so when I found these images stuffed in a drawer I knew what to do with it. They were from a sheet of black and white car images from Kanban Crafts.
Friday, 21 March 2014
I coloured Angelica using Spectrum Noir markers using:
LV1, LV2, LV3
PL1, PL2, PL3, PL4
GB1, GB2, GB3
The background consists of a piece of lilac card and a piece of white card embossed using the Embossalicious 'Birthday Text' embossing folder.
I apologise for the pic but it was very difficult to get a decent picture of the embossing.
I entered this into Treasured times rubber stamps challenge 'Anything Goes' with Layering
Crafters Companion Monochromatic Challenge
mottled effect on the wings. I then went around the outside of the wings with a crystal stickles.
I then used my Tonic dies to cut a plain white circle and a scalloped blue circle to put the butterfly on and two smaller circles to put the little silver greeting on. To give it a little bling I added 5 silver gems to each of the top corners.
Lexis creations challenge 112 'Use Your Punches and Dies'