Friday, 14 July 2017

Machine Embroidery

Since I bought my Embroidery Machine (A Brother Quattro 3, Innov-is 6750D) I have been having lots of fun learning different techniques and at the same time turning out some stunning designs.
The people who I buy my designs from of course play a huge part in my getting such good results, because their designs are so beautiful and easy to stitch out.
My all time favourites, there are two of them are Sweet Pea Embroidery and Kreative Kiwi.  If you're interested just use the links to check them out. They have amazing designs. 

Here are some of the things I've made using Sweet Pea and Kreative Kiwi designs.

The first one is called Hobo clutch Bag. I've also used this design to make a much deeper bag.

 The next is a table runner and it's called Free Form Table runner
 The next two designs come from Kreative Kiwi.

The first is called Swirly Placemat.
 this second one I absolutely adore the look of this, is called stained glass rose placemat and I used Mylar in the white sections to give it a real shimmer.
I do have other designs to share with you, most of my work I've given away as per usual, and some I forgot to take a photo of before I did, never mind, I'll just stitch them out again, and again and again.
Love them!!!

Thanks for calling by today, hope this inspires you to get embroidering.


Saturday, 3 June 2017

Time for Some Card Making

I'm still sewing, quilting, embroidering etc. I thought it's time I shared some of my card making since it's been a while since I last posted any cards here.

At the beginning of each month I check to see who I need cards for during the month. This month I needed 6 cards, and since none of what I have on hand screamed "pick me" I had to make 6 cards in preparation.

I really like the Stampin Up Cable Embossing Folder. Hence my use of it here. A variety of looks, I'm really happy how each one turned out.

Card one uses Pacific Point and Whisper White and a lace doily, the tiny punched flowers are using a mini punch set now retired. The sentiment is from Birthday Banners Stamp Set.

 Card 2 is using Swallowtail Stamp from Stampin Up, this now also retired. I really wanted to do this technique, I've not seen it anywhere else, but they do say there is nothing new under the sun.
After stamping the image in  Bermuda Bay ink, I use a craft knife to cut around the wing then I brushed Wink of Stella clear over the wing to give it some glitter. The sentiment is from Rose Wonder.
 Card 3 again uses the cable embossing folder, with a piece of lace doily around the neck. I placed pearls down the front and will add the same sentiment as shown in Card 4 ( I left it sitting on my desk when I took the photo.)
 This next card (4) is another one of my own designs. I've a number of dies which you can once cut thread ribbon through. I decided to keep my theme with doily and colour and matched the ribbon. The sentiment is as before, from Rose Wonder. I used a retired SU punch to punch it out.
Card 5 is a CASE card I saw on Pinterest, the person who  posted it saved it from somewhere else, who the actual designer is I don't know. but would acknowledge them if I knew.
I use Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and a white doily. some pearl brads, tiny pearls, my corrugater, I used SU Large Circle Punch, tiny flower punch and tiny blossom punches and a Heart die. some edges are inked in Pretty in Pink.
 This final Card (6) is very simple in its layout. No matting, I used SU Rose Garden Thinlits to cut the basic design from Pretty in Pink, then cut again selected sections from Melon Mambo, and Pear Pizzaz. Next time I do this I'll add layering I think. Again this is not a card I've seen anywhere, it could be an original, but then again..........
you never really know.

So that's my cards made for this months birthdays. Now back to the sewing machine.
Thank you for calling in today.
Happy Crafting.