Monday, 28 April 2014

Review: Love Sewing - Issue 1

Sooooo, I have been waiting for the debut issue of this magazine for what seems like forever.  It finally hit the shops last week and I have been busy poring over the issue.

I love some of the projects in the magazine, if I was a little disappointed with the free gift - a fat quarter of fabric and Liberty mini-magazine.  I think that this is because I know that this magazine is from the same people who make Simply Cards and Papercraft and they usually have amazing free gifts. 

Anyway, my disappointment was more than made up for by the magazine proper, which has some brilliant projects.

I love love love the free pattern download dress (3/4 sleeves shift dress) and will be making this once I have some spare pennies for some fabric.  I think I will make it up in jersey knit for a summer dress.  I will, of course, need some new shoes to go with it.

This is styled with a gorgeous bow clutch bag, which I might have an attempt at making.  I love the yellow colour they have used in the magazine.  It coordinates with the blue and white stripes of the dress perfectly.

I also know a little girl who would simply adore the rainbow layered skirt (the youngest niece) and if she manages to not get grounded any time in the near future, I will take her shopping for some fabric for it.  In fact, if she will accept various ginghams, I probably have enough fabric to make this.  I think it is something I could whip up in an afternoon, probably with her there with me.  She loves sewing, but I'm not sure yet whether I trust her to use my sewing machine, even with my supervision.

The upcycled penguin bath set is the cutest thing ever, with a toy and a bath wrap both made out of a towel and some face cloths.  I think these could be quite popular if I ever get round to making one.

Other projects and features include:
  • mason jar pincushion
  • patch pouch
  • interview with Tilly Walnes
  • reversible loop scarf
  • slouchy boho tote
  • how to master curtains
  • bag tidy
  • vintage sewing board
  • mini craft wrap (I may have to make this for myself)
  • bib
  • storage boxes
  • napkins
  • patchwork quilt
  • quilted cushion
I love that the magazine has links to free patterns and tutorials (great for us paupers out there).

I also like that there are alteration ideas and advice.  For example, in this issue, there is a 30-minute jeans fix for taking up jeans hems and a skills masterclass on zips.

In addition to the magazine, the Liberty mini-magazine has the following projects:
  • foldaway shopper
  • circles wall hanging
  • Russian dolls
  • pincushion
  • clutch
  • hanging sewing tidy
  • cushion
  • make-up pouch
  • quilt
  • hottie jacket
  • flowers
  • hair scrunchie
Giveaways this issue include:
  • Gather patterns
  • Janome DKS100 sewing machine
  • Stick & Spray adhesive
  • Omnigrid Ultimate rotary cutter starter set
  • Clover double tracing wheel
  • Soak flatter spray
The next issue is out on 5th June and I am very much looking forward to it as it comes with a free pussy-bow blouse pattern and tape measure.

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Howdy Cowboy

Soooo, this is a card I made a bit ago, but haven't had chance to share until now.


I made this card using a LOTV mini masterpiece.  I love this image, so I have added it to my wish list to be bought in due course, when I have some pennies to go on a proper spending spree in the shop.

I tried to keep the card pretty simple, so layered the image into some kraft card, and then used just one paper, which is from the LOTV cakes and candles pad.

I decorated the card by added some blue baker's twine to the top.

I also die-cut some feathers using my new Joy! feather dies.  I used a scrap of paper from the same paper pad.  

I then stamped a happy birthday sentiment onto craft card, using chipped sapphire distress ink (I love this colour), then cut this out to the shape of the sentiment,

To finish, I added two tiny blue gems to the corners of the image not already covered and three larger gems to the bottom right-hand corner of the card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx






Girl

Sooooo, I think that this should be my last baby girl card for a while, I certainly don't have any more to share with you at this moment.  Last year it seemed to be all boys and this year it seems to be all girls.


I made this card using my favourite Digistamp boutique image, Bathtime Bobbi, which is usually my go-to image for baby cards, because it is just so cute.  I coloured the image using promarkers and then cut it to a square.

My papers are from the LOTV bear necessities paper pad, layered onto some ivory pearlescent card and some craft gauze, which I love - it always adds some interest to a card and gives it a shabby chic look.  In the case of baby cards, I think it adds some softness.

I added a tiny pink gems in each corner of the image.

To finish the card, I die-cut 'Girl' from a scrap of pink spotty paper and added this to the bottom of the card.  I also made a little now from some pink baker's twine and attached this to the bottom too.

To finish, I added three buttons to the bottom corners.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx








Birthday Balloons

Sooo, today I have had a very lazy day and done no crafting whatsoever - I went to the post office, then got home, supervised the husband tidying up whilst cursing at EE (they have been rubbish since I swapped from Orange) then we went to the pub for a couple.  On getting home, I fell asleep, waking up in time to do a little digi stamp designing (OK, so I did a tiny bit of crafting), had tea, now I'm sat watching Madagascar and decided I best do some blogging, as although I haven't done much crafting today, I have been very busy recently with various projects, and am slowly finishing off all those half-done projects I had on the go.

First up is a quick card I made for a colleague this week:


I made this card using a LOTV statement stamp, stamped using chipped sapphire distress ink.

I then layered this onto some red card.

I then stamped three little balloons from my stash, again using chipped sapphire.  I drew red lines using a fine liner for their strings.

I finished the card by adding red gems in each corner.

I love the simplicity of this card, which really makes the great LOTV sentiment stand out.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


I'll no doubt be back with some more cards soon.

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Review - Cardmaking & Papercraft

Sooo, a quick review for you today (sorry Game of Thrones seemed more pressing last night than writing a review, so I decided to make it quick).

This is the latest issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft, which I believe hit the shops last week with a free embossing folder and stamp set,, featuring a cute bear on the stamp and daisies on the embossing folder.  I love both of these, but as I haven't spent much time making cards (which I intend at least to remedy) I haven't had chance to try them out.

As always, the first project in the magazine is ideas for using your freebie.  This time around, they are all cards, but I really like some of the ideas and may  be casing them.  I think that the stamp is also the perfect size for making tags.

Other projects this issue include:
  • shop front cards
  • 10 ideas with bare basics
  • die-cut flower display
  • 6 ways with one stamp
  • ideas with Graphic 45's Couture Collection
  • Parisian-style creations
  • quilled peacock card
  • ribbon effect cards from Leoni Pujol
  • wedding stationary using the new LOTV wedding stamps
  • decoupage gifts, including coat hangers, trinket bowls and scented drawer sachets
  • shading in greyscale
  • upcycled cupcake cases

Giveaways this issue include:
  • £1000 of Crafter's Companion goodies
  • Stampin' Up! goodies
  • goodies from The Printable Craft Shop
  • Docrafts natural goodies
  • Craft Asylum goodies
  • Woodware goodies

The next issue is out on 15th May and comes with some free vintage sewing charms.

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Monday, 21 April 2014

Baby Bunny

Soooo, now that I am finding some time to craft again, I am on a bit of a roll, and today I would like to share with you a card I made this morning before sitting down to some more sewing.  This is for a colleague at work, Ross, who's wife recently gave birth to a baby girl and this card will be from everyone, so I made it an 8x8 card, to give everyone room  to sign it.


To make this card, I used the sketch over at The Sweetest Thing and a large LOTV mini masterpiece.  I must start to be careful with my collection of these as I am running out and I can't get anymore :-(  I love the little bunny on this one and think that it makes a great image for new baby card.  I layered this onto some gauze, which I love using (when I remember that I have it that is!).  I think that it immediately adds a shabby chic look to a card.

The papers are also all LOTV, from the bear necessities pad.

I stitched all my layers together - I had pink cotton already in my machine, do though why not.  It also ties in with the faux stitching on the paper I used to make the banner along the bottom.

After putting the sketch together, I started to decorate.  This was pretty simple.  I stamped a 'new baby sentiment' in the top right hand corner using brushed corduroy distress ink.  I then used victorian velvet distress ink to stamp a little butterfly underneath to match the main image.  This is a little bit hidden by some gauze, but I think that adds to the shabby chic look.

I then added a little white button in each of the remaining corners.  When looking in my button jar for these, I found a little pink heart button, which I added to the top left-hand corner of the image.  Finally, I cut out a little heart from the left over scrap of paper from the banner and added this to the bottom right-hand corner of the image.

I hope everyone at work likes it, and I hope even more that Ross and his wife like it.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx


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Sunday, 20 April 2014

So Sorry

Soooo, now I'm trying to catch up on some of my blogging, but this may be the last one tonight as I'm getting sleepy.


This is a large 8x8 card which I made for our lovely marketing assistant, Patrick, who left us a couple of weeks ago (apologies that this is the first time I have had chance to share this).

Masculine cards can be difficult, so I like to stick with a CAS style, which I also find easier on the larger cards anyway.

I got the hubby to design the sentiment for me on his posh software for doing these things.  I'm thinking of maybe designing a few more as digi stamps and selling these - I am still considering this though as I'm not sure what the demand would be like.  I did, however, like this card so much that I have put it in my Etsy shop, which can be found here.

Anyway, I printed this out quite large and cut the piece of card to a square.

I then layered this onto some patterned paper.  I used up some scraps from my LOTV candles and cakes paper pad.  I then layered this onto some red card.

I attached this to the card and then added red and blue sequin stars from my stash to each corner of the card (to match the colour theme I had created).  To finish the card, I added gems to each corner of the sentiment - the opposite colour to the stars in the corresponding card corner.

I hope Patrick liked his card, and the present we bought him (Harvey Nichols vouchers).  We will miss him.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Amelia Grace

Sooooo, I do have an excuse for the last of posts the last week or so - it has been a truly horrible week, which started with the migraine from hell last weekend, followed by a devastating fire at my mum's flat on Monday.  So between working my usual all hours and helping out my mum (I did manage to finally get myself out of bed on Monday), I haven't had any time at all to craft until today, and although I had some projects ready to blog about, blogging has been the last thing on my mind.  

Anyway, although things aren't sorted, and my mum won't be back in her flat for a while yet, we can't really do anything else for the time being, so today I finally managed to sit down and do some crafting.  

I have made the nieces' Easter pyjamas, which I will blog about soon, but first up I would like to share with you a card I have made for my friend, Mandy, who became an Auntie last weekend - her brother and his wife had a baby girl, Amelia Grace, last Sunday.


As usual, Mandy had specific requests, and this time it was a pink bunny (as it is also Easter), so I took the opportunity to order myself a new LOTV stamp, which I have had my eye on for a while.

I stamped this using black versamark ink, and I did colour one up with the bunny pink, but I decided that I didn't really like it, so I coloured another keeping the bunny white, and colouring the background pink.  Much better I thought.  I used distress inks for my colouring.

I then stamped 'Amelia Grace' around the edge of the image, using my new small alphabet stamps from Hobbycraft - a bargain at £1.50 - and wrote the date of birth with a black fineliner pen.

I then die-cut the image using a circle die and layered this onto a heart doily.

For the rest of my card I followed the sketch over at Sketch n Stash.

The papers are all from the LOTV Bear Necessities pad, layered onto some ivory pearlescent card.  I also added faux stitching with a brown fineliner pen to each layer to match the main paper.

I added some pink 'it's a girl' ribbon to the small strip of paper along the bottom and layered a 'new baby' sentiment embellishment onto some craft gauze.  I added a little lace knot to the centre of this, together with a little baby feet charm, all from my stash.  Finally, in line with the stash, I added to pink pearls to the top corners.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

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Easter Pyjamas

Hello there!

Apologies for the lack of posting recently - I've been a bit of a projects half done (or PhD) girl recently, but I seem to be finally getting them finished, now that I am finding a little bit of time to sit in my craft room.  So, fingers crossed, a few posts will be coming your way over the next few days/weeks. 

For a start, I have today's post, a project o Doris, which just needs hemming and a project cut out ready to sew, hopefully, tomorrow, depending what time I get up, as I just don't seem to be able to get enough sleep at the moment - it doesn't matter how much I do sleep.  I don't know what's causing it, as I'm not due a B12 injection until the end of June, my iron levels were fine last time I went to the docs and I have some folic acid tablets for an extra energy boost - I swear I rattle these days I have that many tablets to take.  Never mind though, as long as they keep me healthy(ish), and they keep me able to sew, I am happy.

Anyway, first up is a project (well, two) that I have been working on for the last couple of weeks. 

As I have explained in a previous post, instead of the nieces having Easter eggs, they get pyjamas from me.

This year, I bought some liquorice allsorts fabric in pink and purple (the eldest will not entertain pink) and decided to make some shortie pyjamas for them using the pattern I used to make their Christmas pyjamas.  I ordered 1.5 metres of each fabric thinking that would be enough as the long pyjamas used 2 metres each.  Oh, how wrong I was (just for a change).

I cut the youngest's pyjamas out first in the pale pink.  I managed to cut everything but the sleeves, as I only had enough fabric for one sleeve.  After making up the pyjamas I realise that I could have cut the bottoms a lot shorter, but never mind, I like the finished product.

After considering various options to deal with the lack of sleeves (including leaving them sleeveless), I found some scraps of pink broiderie anglais in my stash, which I thought would be perfect, and there was even enough of that fabric to edge the bottom of the bottoms, to tie everything in, rather than the top looking a little odd with different sleeves.

Other than this, the pyjamas were pretty simple to make - I am now at the point where I don't need to follow the instructions on this ones, I seem to make them a lot (and I have another set to make in the next couple of weeks too).  I even managed the collar without having to unpick and re-sew a gazillion times.  Stress levels were really at an all-time low with this project.  I only made ont booboos and they weren't horrendous - I was just trying to be organised and neatening the edges were I could before sewing the facings on, but I sewed the wrong edge.  It was only a case of unpicking and resewing the correct edge, so no biggy.  I also nearly managed to break the sewing machine on the first button hole, as the bobbin became all caught up and a jam occurred.  It was just time consuming having to remove all the many bits of thread.

I took her the pyjamas today, but she was far too busy playing with her friends for me to get a reaction from her as to whether or not she liked them.  I'm sure she'll tell me in her own good time.

The other niece, however, loved her pyjamas.  I went for a slightly different style, as she is a bit older, so likes a bit more grown-up style these days, and after realising I didn't have enough fabric for the youngest's pyjamas, I knew there was no way I would have enough for the eldest's.  

So, I cut her some three-quarter pants from the purple fabric (I love this colour).  I then tottered off down to Asda to buy her a t-shirt (life's too short to make t-shirts when you can buy them for a couple of pounds).  I couldn't get her a single t-shirt, so had to get a pack of two (one white, one black).  I then went to Hobbycraft and got some fabric paint.

On each t-shirt I wrote a phrase with the fabric paint, which handily has a narrow nozzle perfect for writing with.
To explain the slogans on the t-shirts - Georgia, the eldest niece, has the same weird sense of humour as me and has recently developed my 'talent' to have a conversation entirely in film quotes.  Confuses the hell out of the rest of the family when we are together, but we both find it highly amusing.

The favourite mutual film of the moment is The Princess Diaries and Princess Diaries 2.  If you have seen these, you will understand the 'very cute moose'.  If you haven't, I can't explain it - go watch the films.

The other slogan is actually a phrase I have been teaching Georgia.  This is from the film Along Came Polly, which she has not seen and will not be watching for a few years as it is a 15 and she is only 9.  Again, watch the film and you will understand.
Anyway, she definitely liked the t-shirts as she immediately changed into the black t-shirt when I got to their house this afternoon and declared that she would be wearing the other t-shirt, with the PJ bottoms tonight.

Right, it is now nearly midnight here in the UK, so I am going to get some sleep so I can get on with my other PhDs tomorrow.

Night Y'all!

Holly
xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Oh Pants! It's A Lemon Disaster Cake

Soooo . . . it's safe to say that I am certainly no domestic goddess.  In fact, at the rate I am going I might possibly manage to become one in about in a hundred years if I'm lucky.

I had all good intentions this weekend - I was going to be domestic goddess extraordinaire - I was going to bake, sew, clean and tidy etc. etc.  I also had some card designing to do for Sweet Sketch Wednesday and a couple of orders to fulfil.  As you can probably guess, this didn't happen.

It all started Saturday morning when I had to get up, which I really didn't want to do, but I have this annoying habit of rarely sleeping past eight hours, and once I am awake I have an inability to stay in bed and just laze - I have to be up and doing.  So, I decided to get up and bake the cake I had promised my friend, Jo, would be there when she came round for coffee later in the day.

Problem number - in order to bake, the washing up needed to be done.  Now, in my house, the washing up is the job of Phil - he grew up in a washing up house, I grew up in a dishwasher house, so I think that he should do it, having all that experience and all.  But, as he is being a lazy git at the moment, I figured I would have to do it.  I swear he is testing how long he can leave it before I give in and just do it, which I inevitably do.  So, I did the washing up, which I hate and put me in a bad mood.

Then, I started baking my cake.  I decided on lemon drizzle, as it is a tried and tested recipe from the McDougalls book, and I had lemons that needed using.  Originally, I was going to make Mary Berry's Easter Lemon Meringue Gateau, but never got round to it, so I have loads of lemons to use up.

I have made this recipe a million times, so by now, I should know what temperature the oven needs to be - oh, no!  Not me.  I stupidly put the oven on the fan oven temperature, instead of normal oven temperature.  I would not discover this until a lot later though.

Anyway, the actual putting the ingredients in a bowl seemed to go OK, so after I had put the cake in the oven, I went to get a shower, knowing that I have 45 minutes before the cake would be ready.  I set my timer and proceeded to potter about and get ready to face the rest of the day.

Then, I got my letter from work telling me that I wouldn't be getting a payrise this year.  I can't say that it wasn't unexpected, but it still put me in a bad mood.  Just to be paid for the overtime I do would be nice.  But I won't dwell on this.  I would say that it I am blaming the bad mood it put me in for messing up the lemon syrup - I only put twice as much sugar as required in it . . . ooops!

Anyway, back to the actual baking, I realised after the 45 minutes were up and the cake looked as thought it was sinking that I had put the oven on 160 rather than 180, so I turned the oven up and spent another half an hour watching the cake with great interest.  I should know better, as I have done this particular trick before.  

Anyway, other than the cake not really having risen, it tasted OK, or must have done, as it was all gone (not me!) before I got chance to take a photo - it didn't look that great anyway.  I may attempt another one this week and take a photo.  If it works out, I will also share the recipe with you.

Anyway, I spent the rest of the day doing pretty much nothing and was so rock and roll I fell asleep on the sofa after watching Doctor Who.

Sunday was also a bit of a write-off.  I spent the morning doing my rounds, i.e. visiting various family members as I hadn't done this really since getting back off my holidays.  I then tried to book a honeymoon.  This was unsuccessful, as we couldn't use the vouchers we had got for our wedding online, and none of the local Thomsons shops were open on Sunday.  So far, I'm feeling pretty unimpressed with Thomsons, but our vouchers are for them, so we are stuck really.  Let's see if they redeem themselves.

One of the things I had planned to do was finally get round to making up the pants from my knicker-kit that my lovely hubby had bought me.  I finally got around to doing this last night - I had to do something to stop me just falling asleep on the sofa the minute I got in from work!!!

The kit is from FloJo's on Not On The High Street and comes with everything you need to make a pair of pants - pattern, cotton, gusset fabric and knicker elastic.  

I was very surprised that they only took me two hours to make, and that was with going wrong when sewing on the elastic so having to unpick and start again.  

Anyway, here is the finished product:



What do you think? They fit perfectly and are so comfy.

I enjoyed making these, so will be investing in the materials needed (I now have the pattern and instructions) and will be making some more.  Of course, these are night-time knickers only, as during the day, my pants always have to match my bra.

Anyway, I now have to get on with my usual Tuesday night ritual of doing all my admin work whilst catching up on my TV.

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

P.S.  Don't know if you read this blog guys, but a great big huge congratulations to Rik & Catt on your engagement this weekend.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Review: Sew Magazine

Soooo, this hits the shops today, I think, although I got my copy quite early in the week, so it might have already been in the shops a day or two.  Not to bother, the earlier the better as far as I'm concerned with this magazine.  I really look forward to it every month, and this month is no exception.

This issue comes with a free New Look pattern, and the dresses can be made with just under two metres of fabric - bargainous me thinks.  There is even £5 off Ikea fabrics in the magazine, so even more bargainous.  Why not treat yourself to a new dress - I think I might be.  The free pattern has various sleeve and neckline options, making it a very versatile pattern.  I just have to trawl YouTube now to find a tutorial for altering princess seams (which the pattern features) for the larger busted lady (i.e. me).  A totally non-related tip, but if, like me, you need to buy the larger bra sizes, check out MissMandalay.  I just bought a bra from there with some vouchers I had, and it fits lovely.  They're not cheap, but no more expensive than the likes of Bravissimo, Debenhams etc.

Right, now that I've done my little plug (totally unpaid for by the way), shall we move on with the magazine.

As well as the free pattern, there is also a Stitch Liberty Style booklet, which has various projects, including:
  • fabric frame
  • heart decorations
  • chevron quilt (which I like the idea of)
  • tablemats
  • leaf cushions
  • drum lampshade
  • Libby doll.
Onto the magazine proper, and the first little tutorial is a flower headband made from circles of fabric.  I love this idea, and have some blank headbands (which I have just got from Crafty Poodles) and lots of fabric scraps.  I think I might see if one of the nieces wants to make one of these with me at the weekend (they are both handy with a needle and thread these days), or we could wait as we have a family wedding coming up soon, and I could make one for the youngest niece to go with her dress (the other one is NOT wearing a dress, although I am making her outfit!).  Hmmmm . . . either way, I'm pretty sure that I won't be cutting out 40 circles by hand - surely that's what my die-cutter is for?!

I loved reading the wedding dress masterclass section, and I would really like to stitch someone's wedding dress one day - maybe one day my little sister, but I think she might be far too demanding for my skills and stress levels.  I don't think for one second that I would get away with charging her real wedding dress prices either :-).  I would however love to stitch for her bridesmaids the dresses in the main picture.  I can imagine these being the kind of dresses her bridesmaids would wear, and they are each in a different pastel colour, the idea of which I love.  I told my bridesmaids they could all wear different if they want, as long as they stuck to the theme, but they decided to go for the exact same dress.  Anyway, this is all a long way off, as my sister hasn't even met Prince Harry yet, and I don't think she should settle for anything less than him.  

Anyway, back on track, it was lovely to read about the real brides who stitched their own dresses, and they are all beautiful.

It was interesting to learn about Corinne Bradd's laminated wash bags.  I usually end up spending a fortune on oilcloth to make washbags etc. but I think that I might be tempted to invest in some lamifix after looking through this project feature.

Other projects this issue include:
  • draft your own pattern to make a tunic dress
  • dressmaking SOS has surface decoration tips, including a tutorial on how to attach sequins with beads
  • quilted magazine hanger
  • quilting house block and quilt
  • table runner
  • ice-cream cushions
  • made to measure contrast cushions
  • garden sign
  • seed pocket
  • gift pouches
  • embroidered wedding horseshoe
  • embroidered lovebird heart
  • toy rabbit
  • toy bear
  • rag doll
  • stackable farmyard blocks
There is a bumper giveaway going on this issue, with prizes including:

  • one year subscription to Homemaker
  • The Great British Sewing Bee books
  • sewing goodies from Plush Addict
  • Gutermann sets
  • one year subscription to Sew Magazine
  • fat quarter bundles
  • Peggy Porschen notebooks
  • cutting set
  • Cath Kidston kits
  • felt making kits
  • button stash set
  • bumper sewing bundle
  • Spoonflower fabric bundles
  • cutting table
  • LED magnifying lamps
  • £50 Create and Craft credit
  • Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8900QCP

As always, all the templates can be found here, including those for the Stitch Liberty Style booklet.

The next issue is out on 9th May and comes with a free Simplicity doll set pattern.  I'm excited for this, as I hope that its something I can make with the nieces.

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Thursday, 10 April 2014

It's A Kind Of Magic

Soooo, I had a little cardmaking session on Friday night, and this is one of the cards I made:


I love this LOTV image and must get the stamp (very Harry Potter).  I used a mini masterpiece, which are no longer available on the LOTV website, but I do believe some are still available on their Ebay outlet shop.

I think I used an old LOTV sketch from their Ideas to Inspire blog, but I can't actually remember - I've slept a few times since then and my memory is rubbish at the best of times.

I also used some of the papers from the LOTV Cakes and Candles paper pack and mounted the whole thing onto some black card to act as a border.

To finish, I used a 'party' peel off from my stash with a star peel off in each corner and three blue gems on the image.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

p.s. husband update - he got t put in pot on Tuesday and then the hospital phoned again Tuesday night to day that he needed to have surgery, which he had yesterday.  He now has a pin in it and will be in pot for at least four weeks, which means I have to do all the washing up, which I am not happy about.






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