Friday, 29 January 2016

January's Forgotten Stash

Continuing on from my last post about using forgotten stash each month, I am still using the Heartfelt Creations flower stamp set and matching die, and making cards and tags with gusto!  The previous post can be seen here.

Here are a couple of cards using texture paste backgrounds and some Distress Stickles to highlight the petals.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Forgotten Stash

In my craft stash I have a fair few items that have been purchased on a whim, or sometimes in a desperate need, and then they are put away for future use and never seen again!
This year I decided that every month I would take out a 'never been used' item and use it - with a view to moving it on if it doesn't live up to expectation!
 So for January I have been using this set of flower stamps with matching die - purchased mainly because I hate cutting fiddly bits out by hand and of course you never know when you might urgently need a flower stamp with a matching die!   

I stamped the flowers in Archival ink and then shaded with Distress inks, and  I used Perfect Pearls for the centre of the flowers.
The stamps and die are by Heartfelt Creations (Botanical Rose stamp set and Botanical Wings die).  

I'm linking up with Julia over at What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

More Winter Embroideries!

 I've been finishing off the last of my unfinished work from last winter - these two only needed beads adding and some hand embroidery.
I do love working on that soft, fluffy background - it's actually off cuts of thermal curtain lining that a friend donated to me - very appropriate for winter!


I'm linking up with Julia over at What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Winter Embroideries

Goodness, it hardly seems possible a whole year has passed by and I am now back to working on my winter garden embroideries!  
 These two have finally been finished off after being rudely interrupted by the arrival of Spring last year!


I am linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.