Sunday, 18 October 2015

Baby Love

I had some bloomin' lovely entries for my theme of bloomin' marvellous at CD Sunday Challenge Blog and I shall be choosing my top three soon.

In the meantime it is Sunday again and it is Sue's turn to choose the theme and this time is is Baby Love. There is lots of lovely inspiration for you over at CD Sunday so do stop by to take a look and see how you can join in. All you need to do is incorporate something from a CD in your design and let us know which CD you have used.

Here is my card:

Apart from the ribbon, some black card for layering and a few black gems everything was from the CD Meerkat Madness for the Girls - simples!

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Bloomin' Marvellous

Well what beautiful weather we are having. I do love this time of year. Just look at these colours.

This is my garden Saturday afternoon
and the following 3 photos are from Sheffield Park on Tuesday

I'd like to thank Wynn for choosing our previous theme of Pearls and Lace. Don't forget to check out CD Sunday Challenge Blog for our new challenge which was chosen by me this time around. Wynn will be letting you know her top three later....

So, this fortnight I have chosen 'Bloomin' Marvellous' for the CD Sunday theme and as you can see from the above photos it certainly is at the moment.

Here is my card:

I've used Winston CD by Polkadoodles for all my blooms. The main card was constructed using a Crafter' Companion accordion die and the matching overlay die.

Here is a closer shot so hopefully you will be able to see the detail.

The construction was a bit fiddly so I don't think I will be making these in bulk but it does make a very pretty card and something a little different. 

Please dust off those CDs and join us this fortnight for a 'Bloomin' Marvellous' time. As usual I will have a little prize for the winner.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Knitty Nora (Back in Time)

Recently we joined friends to visit Sheringham in Norfolk for a 1940s weekend. The weather was glorious, we had a ride on a steam train and got dressed up for the occasion.

All this nostalgia and the wonderful vintage clothes that people were wearing got me thinking. 

I used to be always knitting in my younger days so when we got home I googled 1940s knitting patterns and came across this wonderful blog by a very talented lady - 1940's Style

Having been inspired I decided I wanted to have a go. I purchased a copy of an original pattern from her which reminded me of a cardigan I knitted in autumnal colours years ago and then searched for some nice yarn to knit with. 

I chose four colours from a yarn which is recycled cotton so I feel there is an element of the 'make do and mend' ethos of the era. As you can see I couldn't wait to get started.

It arrived beautifully packaged.

Here are my colour choices. 

It's growing. I'm onto the pattern and colour changes now. Not bad as the yarn only arrived on Wednesday and I've been at work Thursday and Friday and out at a golf dinner Friday night so I'm very pleased with progress.