Friday, October 28, 2016

Cricut & Embroidery

Its a long time since I posted but life has been hectic and problematic. Recently I have enjoyed combining different crafts and equipment to make projects. The latest seasonal project I have done is these gorgeous festive decorations.

These cute little stockings can have personalisation of names embroidered on or they can be a unique advent calendar hung on the tree by numbering them. They can remain flat, in which case they have a small pocket at the back to put treats in. Or this pocket can be stuffed and hand stitched up to make the stockings more three dimensional.

Available in two sizes - what could be more seasonal. Perhaps 24 small and one large!

I used the Cricut to cut the felt bases and then my Brother Innovis V5 for the stitching and embroidery. I have to admit I need to practice the felt cutting as in areas it pulls rather than cuts which then ends up with stretched cuts and shrunken cuts so the felt and embroidery don't match as well as they should do - but hopefully I will get there.

My grown up children think these are magical and they each have one and their partners all ready for the tree. When they were young they had personalised baubles, which I have also made for my Grandson but these are a little different and hopefully should last a life time, where as the baubles have been known to go tinkle tinkle and need a new one making!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Missing In Action

Hi Followers

It is some time since I last made a post but life has been hectic and included a nasty car accident for me, as I was forced into the central reservation by a Polish lorry that refused to stop when I had my two daughters and my, then few month old, Grandson in the car with me. Police failed to stop him and it has lead to a nightmare of dealings - thats another story and one best left boxed up else I get on my soap box and don't know when to shut up! Crafting stopped due to injuries, time, hospital appointments and lack of get up and go and restricted physical ability. I am now hoping to kick start myself into blogging more regularly and getting some crafting done. I hope to include new and old techniques and expand the scope of topics to include dies, stencils, stamping, UTH etc.
So fingers crossed to growing followers, divine inspiration and some good posts to share.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Win A full Set of Flexmarkers from Letraset

Yes, you read it right. Flexmarkers are arriving in the USA next month, and to celebrate Letraset are offering the complete set of Flexmarkers - 90 delicious colours - to one lucky (very lucky!) reader.

Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world The contest will remain open for a full month, and will close on Monday 12th March at midnight UK time (7:00 PM EST).

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on the post here on Enfys's blog Going Buggy

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Cart Candy

If you want to add to your cart library then pop over to Going Buggy for a chance to win one of the new summer release carts.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Yudu Card Shop Giveaway

Hi Bloggers,

There is a fantastic giveaway over on Cricut Couple blog, you get all of what is in the picture above. Pop over to Cricut Couples and have your chance to win the fab set. There are three ways to have a go and you are allowed to do all three and then you have three chances to win.
Pop on over and let them know I sent you. Good Luck on your chance to win!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Valentines Blog Hop

There will be lots of blog candy and there is a sponsor Celeste from Thirty-One who will be giving away one of the wonderful totes!!! Check out the site! Take a look at the wonderful line-up! Be sure to stop by February 12th - 13th. The wonderful Cricut Couple came up with the name and the idea that there's just not enough love in the world - so how about a hop "For The Love of Everyone"...let's spread some love and enjoy a hop together!!!

She's A Sassy Lady - yup that's right - Sheila - Don't know Sheila?? OH my, you must stop by her blog - she has tutorials just about everyday on every project imaginable and how to use that Gypsy - check it out! Each design team member creates a project and shares with you all the juicy details. Sheila has dedicated her blog to teaching others!

Thunderbirdlindy by Design - Beth is another wonderful addition to our team this time and has so many unique projects. I love stopping by her blog and perusing through her amazing projects. Check out this ever so cute project she did for the Circle Blog Weekly challenge.

Nana Donna's Card Dreams - Donna's cards can make anyone's jaw drop. Her talent is just amazing - she has techniques that she often shares too and she's quickly becoming a blogging pro! She has recently been asked to be a guest designer at Crafty Creations and is blowing everyone away with creations like this. Stop by and check out all her wonderful creations.

MelissaMade - Melissa's cards are full of life and colour. Melissa can often be found giving exacting description to enable you to follow both her design process and the path to a very polished finished card. Meliisa is proud to be part of the design team for Tiddly Inker, Meljen's Designs, She's a Sassy Lady, and Crafty Creations. Take a look here for another exciting creation.

Love, Laughter, and Creations - Sherri is a very talented card maker and can be found weekly hosting her very own challenge blog at Jitterbuggin'. The challenges are a blast and typically include three elements: a sketch, a cricut cut, and another fun piece. Each month she gives out a cartridge - so make sure to stop by and participate! In addition she runs her own blog that is fantastic!

Just Yolie, Just Create - Yolie just recently joined our crew - but my oh my - she has a number of awesome freebie cuts for your Cricut and they are just amazing! Look at this ever so cute card with a Thank You sentiment! So not only is she creative she is so nice to share!!

Gaby Creates - Gaby is amazingly talented - her creations are just stunning. She's only been doing scrapbook layouts for the last year and she looks like she's been doing it for years - check this out - and what a fabulous idea to reuse those Christmas photos!

Daily Grace Creations - Peggy and Donna are a mom and daughter team. These gals are so lovable - their closeness shows in each post with such inspiring work. I mean look at how sweet of a post this is. Each card contains a sweetness that is literally visible!

The Cricut Diaries - Summer and Jennifer will also be hopping - Their blog consists of the sweetest cards. They know how to work that Cricut/Imagine, and the iRock for that matter. Their styles are really different I think and you can tell the difference between Jennifer and Summer's creations - both equally beautiful. You should stop by and see what they are up to with the Imagine!

The Cricut Couple - Bobby and Jill are amazingly talented. Did you see they both won for the Provocraft handmade card contest hosted by Jinger? Holy Smokes their creations belong in a museum. The Cricut Couple does fantastic things with paper - their attention to detail is stunning and breathtaking - you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Scrappy Go Lucky

Today I have become a follower of Scrappy-Go-Lucky Blog. Scrappy Go Lucky is based in Australia but they have online shops in Australia, USA and UK. Today they have joined with Going Buggy to offer some prizes for Enfys week long giveaways. You have to be in it to win it so pop over and visit Enfys at Going Buggy. Check out all the posting as she has had different giveaways for several days.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Letraset Has Moved & Promarker Give-away

Letraset has moved to their new address. They have a Promarker give-away that you will want to check out the details. Go to their site at Letraset Blog to see the complete rules. Give-away ends on February 6th.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year & New Forum

I would like to wish all my followers a Happy New Year and may the year be full of what you are wishing for.

I am afraid I have not been posting very often this past few months, mainly due to family problems and pressures.

I love my Cricut Expression and Cuttlebug and used to truly enjoy popping in and out of the message board. Then we had a change of message board and along with some friends suffered tremendous delays in loading pages, receiving email notifications and in particular we could not stay logged in. We raised the points with the message board admin several times and received no answer to our pleas for help, infact the only comment we got on about the third notification was that admin was suffering the same problems!

Well enough is enough and I have spent the past couple of days creating a new forum which does allow us to stay logged in, seems to be sending us email notifications and we can create our own rules. We are going to have a monthly challenge, we are hoping for some tutorials, some guest designers, a lending library and ......... the world is our oyster we can achieve what we want and feed each other's mojo. I myself am based in the UK and so are a lot of my message board friends but we are not saying that international crafters cannot join us, the more the merrier.

So if you would like to join our crafty message board then pop along and become a member of Cricutolics Forum. Look forward to seeing you over there.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Blog Candy Promarkers

Pop over to Enfys and have a go at winning this fantastic stash, her blog is Going Buggy.