Hope you are all well on this bright and sunny day.
Simon is busy doing some d.i.y and Bazoo is asleep somewhere. No doubt she will come up soon and do the 'Hypno-cat' thing. Her alter-ego appears when she wants feeding or wants attention, so she sits there, not moving, not blinking, not making a sound or anything and you can 'feel' the laser eyes boring into you.
The worst is when you are preparing the evening meal or making a brew and she goes and sits by her bowl. Zzzzzzzz! Laser eyes burning in your back. Hypno-cat strikes again. It's very unnerving.
Well, enough dribble, I mean drivvle. Onto the important stuff...
This card I'd like to show you is one I made for a lovely lady called Joyce. We see Joyce and her adorable hubby John when we go to The Vernon for a meal on a Friday night. It is her birthday tomorrow, so Happy Birthday Joyce!
What you need...
Papers: Infuse 6x6 pad - Basic Grey
Dies: Framelits Fancy Labels #4 - Sizzix; Chinese Roses - Marianne Design Creatables
Ink: Onyx Black - Versafine
Card stock: white
Seam binding: Walnut
Stick pin: decorative pearl
Flat backed pearls
What you do...
Wrap a double length of seam binding around a top fold 13cm square blank and tie in a bow on the left edge. Die cut a label in olive green paper, and a smaller one in patterned paper. Mount onto the card, over the binding.
Stamp the sentiment onto white card. Cut out with a label die, mount centrally onto the other labels. Die cut two large roses and a small one in co-ordinating patterned paper. Make up and glue to the left of the label, under the bow. Die cut two leaves in olive paper and also attach these to the card. Finish with a decorative pin and a few pearls.
You may recognise this card from a previous post. I loved the layout so much I did it again, but with different papers this time.
I also made Joyce a shabby chic fabric flower brooch.
What you need...
Fabric: small ditzy floral, blue dotty
Netting: pink, white
Dies: Bloom Nesting Dies - X-Cut
Self cover button
Sewing cotton: white, pink
What you do...
Die cut three different sized flowers, twice in the floral fabric and one of each colour of net. Sandwich the net between the same sized flowers then layer. Secure with a couple of stitches in the centre.
Cover the button with blue dotty fabric and sew to the centre of the flower. Cut a circle in pink felt and attach the brooch pin with pink thread. Glue to the back of the flower, allowing the glue to penetrate the felt. This will create a rigid back and help support the flower. Ta da!
Don't worry about the petals fraying, this all adds to the ol' shabby chic feel.
I adore these big flowery brooches, they always look good pinned onto a plain jacket or coat and are so easy to make. I'm a sucker for buying fat quarters, always with 'Ooooh! That would make a good brooch'. I have enough to make hundreds - oops.
Joyce loved the card and brooch - whoopee!!
Phew! It's been a long post, but I think I owe you after my short absence. Before I say ta ta, I want to thank you for all your kind comments about my makes and the blog candy. I love visiting your blogs and seeing your wonderful creations. Good luck to all those who have entered the March giveaway.
So long for now. xxx