Embroidery Machine

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Book Covers…… These have books inside but when full the cover can be removed & added to a new book, don’t worry when you see only one or two of something as it means when I was taking the pictures I only added 1 or 2 to the picture that day. 

It has been a busy couple of weeks moving into my new craft room but all worth it. I now have every craft I do set on in a huge room & I can move from desk or table to start something new or leave embroidery machines working whilst I paint something & leave it there to dry & move to another table to so something different 🙂

This week I have been using the Embroidery machines more than anything with an order due I was using my old machine whilst my new machine was embroidering gifts to put into my shop or to box for the next craft fair.

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Keyrings made on Embroidery Machine. I embroider these out groups so some I would fit 4-6 in a single hoop whilst smaller ones I can fit 7 – 9 in one hooping. The owls last year I did all in Lavender colour as I had so much of it but this year I have built all the colours up so I have them in lots of different colours.  

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Lots of Hair bands, slides & clips. I spent an evening playing with ribbon, Lace, gems & embellishments & I love the bobbles I made but never photographed them before I took them up to the shop. I have around 60 single sets made up so should keep me stocked up for a while as I already made lots of embroidered ones in January & put them on hair clips & Alice bands.

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Cushions & Framed work… The Pheasant cushion is HUGE Its the biggest cushion I have ever made & I dont think it will last long with 2 people already wanting it. The Stag & Hare cushion are both 18″ x 18 square. I did put zip openings in them all so the cover can be washed. The frame is a large frame & I used all the same fabrics as the cushion. 

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Cute Lamb plushie, This little fella did not survive as he was used for CE testing but I made another 6 as he passed with flying colours I say little fella but he is quite big!  🙂

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Butterfly Mobiles, with crystals & Pearls. I used a embroidery machine to do free standing Lace butterfly’s & then soaked them to remove the backing so I was only left with lace. I did a huge batch of the butterfly’s with 1 machine embroidering small ones & another embroidering the larger ones.

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Hanging Lavender Hearts… I made a total of 23 of these this week & I enlarged the pattern & made a couple of huge ones that can be used as cushions. 

Well thats it & not bad for a weeks work along with Design Team work I have been kept busy here.! Off now to get machines fired up whilst I will be at another desk adding glue to more fairy houses, & cutting out the fairy play mats & finger puppets, then I can finish making up more of the cushions I have embroidered Stags & Does on & then think what can I make tomorrow 🙂  xx Hope you all have a productive week & Happy Crafting xxx

 

 

 

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Magnolia Tilda New Challenge

 

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A new challenge starts today over at Magnolia Forever

The Theme is Lace & Ribbon

We would love you to come & join us & I look forward to seeing your creations xxx

I used water colour card & Stayzon ink & then coloured Dancing Ballerina Tilda using Distress inks & added flowers, Gem sprigs, Pearls, Lace & Ribbon. The I matt & layered the image onto coordinating card & added her to a Frame which is going to go in my Granddaughters new bedroom.

Happy Crafting xxx

 

 

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April Elf Julia Spiri Stamp using Distress Inks

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A new challenge starts today at  World Wide Open & I would love you to join in.

This stamp is called April Elf by Julia Spiri & can be found Here

I have made this card into a 8×8 & coloured the digital stamp in distress inks. I matt & layered papers to fill the white space & added 3 x brads a sentiment & Flowers.

 

Happy Crafting xxx

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Magnolia Forever Tilda with Heart Chain

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Tilda with Heart Chain stamp coloured onto watercolour card using Distress inks & stamped with Stayzon black ink.

I love colouring Magnolia stamps as they are so quick to do! The Magnolia designs are totally adorable & I never get lost wondering what should I make with the finished stamp.

I used my scan n cut to cut scalloped circles out of papers & added them to a scalloped easel card & then also used the scan n cut to cut a border to go across the card in purple card & paper & also for the Tags at the bottom.

I then added lace, ribbon, gems flower sprays & various flowers.

 

A new challenge starts today over at Magnolia Forever Blogspot & I would love you to join in the fun.

Happy Crafting xxx

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Pets in a Mess Samples on TV

I was tickled pink when Card Creations plus asked me to work with the Pets in a Mess CD rom, It is packed full of so many characters which had their own personality I had a beano playing with the software.

These samples were made for today’s shows on Create & Craft Tv

If you missed the shows you can watch them from here…. 8am show  & 2pm show

Its a cd rom you will be able to find something for everybody & with all the colour changing options in the colour mode you could even have a purple dog!

Here are my Samples…….

 

Colouring book.. here I made an A4 size book & using Image composer I used the coloured in images for a front cover & then for the inside of the colouring book I changed to Mono & put together scened with wording to suit the picture to make a colouring book & used my Cinch machine to bind the book. I then decorated the cinch wires using scraps of ribbon.

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My next sample was an A4 sized childs card with a colouring book on the front & inside the book I left some pages blank & then used the Mono mode again to create some pages the child could colour in & then I added a pocket to the front to hold some coloured pencils. The weight of the front of the card was heavier than the back so to compromise I added another piece of the red card I had at the front of the card to the inside  printed on card for the sentiment so it balanced the whole card back again.

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This sample is a box of 10 cards with inserts & envelopes. I printed the box using images composer on the cd rom & made the box to fit everything inside.

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My final sample was a simple C5 card that I used pyramge to decorate the front with.

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In all I had a fun times creating the samples & it is fantastic to see my makes on Create & Craft TV with Kathryn & I am sooooooo excited with the new products Card Creations Plus is bringing out next but its all HUSH HUSH so my lips are sealed until I am allowed to say anything 🙂

 

Happy Crafting Sarahjayne xxx

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Decorating & Templates

 

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I am soooooo glad I held of decorating our Lounge until after Christmas as part of our ceiling came down!

I was a little shocked to come home & see it on the floor! The builders came & said rather than patching it up, they would be better putting in a whole new ceiling! So a full new ceiling it was. Emptying the lounge of all the furniture & carpet wasn’t a lot of fun but it did mean I would get a nice flat ceiling & could finally decorate after they had finished. The builders only took a day ripping down the ceiling & they even cleaned up after themselves 🙂 Doing the struts & plasterboard took a couple of days & then the plasterer did a fabulous finish all ready to dry out so I could paint it.

The builders finally packed up on Friday afternoon & then on Monday they came back to fit a new ceiling rose & was shocked to see we had finished decorating it. He asked if changing rooms had been in 🙂 The wallpaper! Ohhhhh I LOVE the wallpaper, I  bought it last year as I was going to decorate before Christmas but with many last orders coming in we had to postpone but it has a golden shimmer & gold glitter flakes in it. It was a bit of a pain having a messy house for a week but panic is over & house is nice & clean again.

I had to seal of my sewing room as currently its the room off the lounge & I didn’t want the dust getting in there with my machines so I didn’t get to sew that week instead I got to go up to the shop with my hubby & spruce it up.

It was lovely walking in & seeing it & with it being stock empty  we have had a full change round & put the new furniture in, my final  furniture delivery should be coming tomorrow. So we will probably go up & install the final unit next week. I only had 1 box of stock from when I closed it last year so while it was the closed season I started making lots of new goodies to fill it with & can not wait to share them but for now I’m keeping them under wraps & only sharing a few things over social media 🙂

 

Here are today’s makes……….

Its been such a long time since I have played with Templates I thought I would get my Mojo flowing & make a few cards. It didn’t take long to make one so I made 7! Each one is different & so pretty.

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Here are also a few quick cards I also made today. Now to go & see what I fancy making tomorrow 🙂

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Happy Crafting xxx

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Julia Spiri Steampunk Lady Distress Markers

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I have made a new card using Julia Spiri Steampunk lady Digital Stamp which can be found here…. Julia Spiri Steampunk Lady

I printed the image onto watercolour card & coloured her in with Distress inks

The papers are from my every increasing stash & added a sentiment, bow & pearls.

This card was made for World Wide Open Design team & we would love you to pop along & join in the fun with your own projects Join Challenge #18

 

Happy Crafting xxx

 

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