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Back to normal business

So post two and the rest of the makes.

Sorry that the picture is not great for this one, but the problem with this time of year is you go to work when it is dark, and by the time you come home it is dark, so you are stuck using artificial light. These are three pairs of Christmassy earrings, all made with items from my stash. I forgot I had the stars, but they lend themselves well to the theme. It would be a nice little stocking filler for someone, with minimal spending. 

Here is the update on the poppy stitch. I can now see where the orange comes into it, but at the moment I wish it would be a little more subtle between the shades of red and orange. Still, I may change my mind about that when I finish it. I'm still on the first page at the moment, as there is a lot of background stitching to do. 
Until next time Ems
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Walking in a winter wonderland

I made a tag the other day, and then the new That's Crafty Winter Wonderland Challenge came up, which was perfect to enter the tag into.

So I started off by cutting a tag out of Christmas Vintage paper. I had a SnipArt frame that I was going to originally use for a Halloween themed tag, but lent itself perfectly to a frozen frame. I did this by spraying it with Lindy's Sprays, then using Crackle Glaze with a little bit of distress glitter. I coloured a sentiment gold, and painted a Tim Holtz wreath style trinket. I added some paper dolls that I coloured with chameleon pens, and cut out some Christmas style foliage. I coloured the misteltoe with chameleon pens and the flower with a mix of chameleon pens and distress crayons, adding some pearls for the centre. Finally I used some snowflake paste along the bottom.

Bloody computers

My computer is playing up today, which is a bugger when I'm trying to update this, and trying to do nanowrimo, which is amazingly on target at the moment. I'll do my Best, so here are this week's makes. The first is the poppy stitch.

I'm still not sure about that Orange, but then I haven't actually finished a flower yet.
I also got an MDF violin the other day. I assembled it, painted it white then added a layer of crackle paste. Once dry I dropped some blue lindys spray, painted the bridge and other parts with sparks paint and added some snipart pieces and some berries, One snipart piece bridging the gap on the violin, in place of strings.  The smaller snipart pieces and the bow were coloured with lindys embossing powders, and the larger flourish was coated with white embossing powder then a layerof holographic embossing powder. Finally I added snowflake paste and distress glitter in various places to make it look like I had just removed it from the snow. 

 Until n…

A stitch in time...

Just a quick one this week; I have had no time and no inclination to do anything other than stitch. On the bright side this does mean that the photo stitch is finished! Here it is...

That was a lot of blue on that last page! It does mean that I can now move onto my next one. I had wanted to get this one finished by November as it is poppy related, but obviously that cannot happen now. I have made a nice bit of progress on it this week though. 
There's an unusual amount of orange here, but I'm sure that's part of the plan. At least the first page is starting to take shape now. 
Until next time, Ems

Not even Halloween but here's some Christmas cheer!

Had to use my Disney dies to make cards didn't i? I had a plan originally to have the characters with a sleigh, but after painstakingly colouring and cutting out the sleighs and characters i realised they didn't work scale wise. Instead, i used the sleigh for the envelope. The cards had a Christmas background, then an embossing folder and distress ink. Finally i added the character on the side, and some Mickey decorations along the top. 

I have also been making some jewellery. Just some simple stuff; these leaf charms came with my latest craft box and just screamed earrings. 

This chain was attached to a pumpkin (which i don't like but will adapt to something else.) As well as the pumpkin, in the box was this lovely owl charm which i added gems to, so that the poor thing had eyes. Finally, i added a resin leaf which i coloured with copper paint and fairy wings sparks paint to give it a slight tinge of green. 

Finally, here is the update for the stitch. All goes well, i sh…


First post of this week is a challenge one. I wasn't going to enter That's Crafty Spookalicious challenge  but then I got my Craft Box, which was full of spookalicious goodness, resulting in this tag.

I started off by painting a tag with black gesso, then using Prima waxes and using a make up wipe to give it a grungy look by wiping off some of the paint. Then I used white embossing powder and a crackle stamp. The skull is a snipart one, which i painted black and coloured with waxes. It didn't look right when i put it on the tag so i added some paper to the back of it, using red alcohol ink to colour in the rose at the top. I added a bat a Halloween charm and some black lace, and finally a sentiment that i coloured with alcohol ink. 

Using G45 and Visible Image

Been making a few things this week. Before i get onto those, here is the progress on the photo stitch.

Doesn't look like much progress from last week but there are only three colours left on this page, so i think at the moment i am ahead of schedule. 
I've made a couple of birthday cards this week:

This is using G45 Steampunk Spells, the 1st G45 papers i got. I decided to dig them out to see if i could get a little inspiration. As well as using the papers, i used some snipart cogs that i sprayed with Lindy's sprays, and a Tim Holtz sentiment die. 

I used a Visible Image stencil on this one for the background, then added some snipart pieces i embossed with either white or holographic embossing powders, a sentiment, some pearls and flowers. 
Sorry for the short post this week, but I haven't been doing much craft wise. I will say that i have been planning for Nanowrimo - not for a novel but to get myself back into writing. I love my job but there is a downside; spend all …