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To live is to craft and to craft is to live-plus more homely bar room philosophy from a former barmaid and library assistant

Friday, 23 April 2010

Got a header for my blog yippee

Papers Kirsty Wiseman Patti Picklicious CD
Stamps Hero Arts (v. old), Stampin'Up
Ink Peeled paint TH, Versafine
Punches Stampin'Up and Rollabind (with a bit of fiddling about)
Flowers Spellbinders
Felt leaves from my sewing machine-embroider then cut out.
Assembled with PVA and Pinflair Glue gel
Base card from A4 stash

All right it's not great art but I've been fiddling with felt for the last couple of days-and managed to clean the wetroom (can't say bathroom 'cos there isn't a bath in it any more so don't think it's bragging just accuracy). Hope the Stampin Up police don't come and arrest me for using their image in a public place.
Experimenting with felt and my spellbinders dies I've now got an itch I need to scratch so will probably make dozens of these felt flowers-just need to dash off and buy some more felt and a machine embroidery ring. The machine needle was too close for comfort. Not enough room to manoeuvre the flowers under the needle.
Kirsty Wiseman's Patti Picklicious CD came in Handy. The backing is from that. This was part way to a card and I just decided why not?
Iron the felt onto lightweight fusible interfacing and place that towards the blade when you cut.
There are some lovely felt embellishments in the Stampin'Up mini catalogue but they gave me an urge to try making my own.
This is the aftermath of two days!!!! of cogitation. Did I say I was a slow crafter.
Right a quick tidy and off to my favourite rummaging place.
Thinks -I do a lot of that-"shall I take my camera and bring back some piccies to make you all jealous?" LOL


  1. Lovely card Betty and the felt flower is gorgeous - great blog header too! Would love to see pics of your favourite 'rummaging' place.

    Love Lynda xxx

  2. Oh I think that's marvellous - keep scratching gal!! Slow is good, Iblogged today about painting pegs = frustration and I realise it's not the fiddle - it's impatience!!

  3. Fantastic card and great new look on your blog too. The flower really stands out against the background creating a wonderful focal point. Like you, I've been playing around with felt, dies and stitching. My sewing machine is still gathering dust though haha. Pxx

  4. Hello Betty,
    I need ribbon for bed (cape)jackets I have been crocheting. Will pop along there soon, as I am nearby - Ladybridge. Thanks for the info.

  5. ohoo your desk does look fabulously interesting Betty, the felt flowers and those inks. I've only got one distressing ink, (Brown) and your green looks really yummy!! AND!! (give you and at least ten gold stars!) you've made a header!!
    Shame. I'm nowhere near your lovely ribbon factory! (deep sigh!) You'd never get me out, I'd be in that rummage bin head first!! And I think you may be right about Tilda and her mouth, maybe it was left off so we can make it quirky, smiley or even a bit shocked!!