Saturday, September 3, 2016

Snorlax Eye Mask

In keeping with the Pokemon theme, here is a felt Snorlax eye mask I made:

The base template is from the Momiji site: How to make your own sleep mask.
I created the cream snorlax layer template using software from Silhouette Studio. This is a printable version of the template:
For the eyebrows, I used adhesive black felt and then needle felted the ends to make sure they stay in place!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pokemon Bow

Here is a felt bow I made to look like Pikachu.  I used the Spellbinders die - Tiered Multi loop Bow along with some circle dies from my stash.  I hand cut the mouth and nose pieces.

Monday, July 25, 2016

SAF 2016 - Pointillism

Here is the card I made for Heather's challenge as part of Stamp-a-faire 2016 over at Papertrey Ink.

I used clear glitter embossing powder for the flasks


Stamps:  Love Potion, Bountiful Banner  - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: VersaFine Black; VersaColor Blue Lagoon, Turquoise, Scarlet, Rose Red - Tsukineko; 
Other: Platinum Distress Spray - Tim Holtz; Clear Glitter embossing powder

SAF 2016 Watercolour

Here is the card I made for Kay's challenge as part of Stamp-a-faire 2016 over at Papertrey Ink.


Stamps:  Botanical Silhouettes  - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: Versafine Black; VersaColor Green Tea, Old Rose - Tsukineko; 
Other: WRMK embossing folder

SAF 2016 - Colour Blocking

Modern art is always harder to create than it looks!  Here is the card I made for Lexi's challenge as part of Stamp-a-Faire over at Papertrey Ink.


Stamps:  Heart-2-Heart #1; Good Times  - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: Versafine Black; VersaColor Fresh Green, Turquoise, Indigo, Peony - Tsukineko; Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry - Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Other: Water-based markers

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Another Notebook

This stitched notebook uses the Monogram Square stitch die from Papertrey Ink:

Stitched Notebook

I bought a few plain notebooks from my local $2 shop and jazzed them up with some stitching.  This one uses the Bicycle stitch die from Papertrey Ink:

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Butterfly Coaster

Here is a coaster I made using dies from Papertrey Ink:
I inlaid the butterfly and circle, using iron on interfacing to stabilise them.  The back of the coaster is plain white felt.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Wrist cuffs

Here are two wrist cuffs I made using the Embroidered Border die from Papertrey Ink.

The silver one is faux leather, with a magnetic bracelet clasp.
The dark brown one is made from a leather scrap.  To hide the stitching, I added adhesive felt to the back.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hot Chocolate Cozy

Here are two animal hot chocolate cozies I made.  I used the Coffee Cozy and Softie Expressions and Ears dies from Papertrey Ink.

The take-away cups in Australia must be a bit smaller, because I had to use two of the small Coffee Cozy dies for each one, instead of a small and large die.  The black felt has silver glitter through it, which doesn't really show up in the photo.

I am linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  This week's theme is felt!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Cactus Pin Cusion

This cactus was made from orange slices!

I cut 12 of the 'Seasonal Stitching Fruit' dies from Papertrey Ink to make 6 cactus leaves. I sewed each of them up and stuffed with wadding.  I laid them in a row and gathered them up with three individual stitching threads:

Graffiti Card

I was inspired by this wonderful card from Kim Singdahlsen

Here is the card I made:

I made the paint cans by cutting up the 'Zappy Birthday' die from Papertrey Ink as shown, and then colouring the pieces:

Stamps:  Wet Paint Alphabet; Circle Scribbles, Drips and Dribbles, Watercolor Wonder  - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: Versafine Black; Memento London Fog, Brilliance Rocket Red - Tsukineko
Dies: Zappy Birthday - Papertrey Ink
Other: Silver and Black pens

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Here is a tray I made using the Rectangle Tray die from Papertrey Ink.

I used gold faux leather for the top and pink felt for the base.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge

Here is a card I made for this week's Wednesday Challenge at the Simon Says Stamp blog. 

The Challenge is to create a birthday card.  I only have a couple of stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp.  These stamps are from a Christmas set!


Stamps:  Warm Christmas Wishes - Simon Says Stamp; Swoosh  - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black; Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass - Ranger
Dies: Swoosh - Papertrey Ink; Double Pierced Circle - Avery Elle
Other: Copic Markers, Rhinestones, Embossing Powder

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Leather coin purse

Coin purses are a great way to use up scraps of leather.  Here is another purse I made using dies from Papertrey Ink:

MIM 245

This week's challenge at Papertrey Ink is Colour Isolation.

Here is my take:

I used Delightful Doilies stamps and die.  The sentiment is from Butterfly Dreams.  The pens I used for colouring are all sparkly, which doesn't show in the picture!


Stamps:  Delightful Doilies; Butterfly Dreams  - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: Versafine Black
Dies: Delightful Doilies - Papertrey Ink
Other: Various glitter pens

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Phone Cover - Gameboy

Here is felt phone cover I made using various stitching dies from Papertrey Ink.  The main part of the cover uses the Phone Case die.  The other dies are shown below:

I rounded the corners of the Stitched Frame by hand. The felt is all acrylic from various local craft shops.  I used three strands of DMC floss in various colours for all of the stitching.

Friday, March 25, 2016

March 2016 Blog Hop

Here is the card I made for the March 2016 Blog hop challenge at Papertrey Ink.

I used the Season Stitches Holiday Wreath Die to make the holes and then 'painted' the flowers freehand using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Gamer Bow

Here is a paper bow for a gamer!  I used the large Game Controller Die-namic from My Favorite Things and cut the bow from black and glitter cardstock using my Silhouette. The green cross is made with Copic markers.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Bunny Ears

Bondi Papercraft - bunny ears on

Bondi Papercraft - bunny ears

Using pipe-cleaners and the softie ears dies from Papertrey Ink, I made some bunny ears to put on a soft toy for Easter.


Dies: Softie Ears - Papertrey Ink
Other: Felt; Pipe-cleaners; Embroidery Floss

Thursday, February 25, 2016

MIM #240

Here is the card I made for this week's Make it Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink:

I masked off the right hand side of the card and applied the rubber cement with a paint brush before watercolouring. The cupcake is coloured using Copic Markers and then fussy cut.


Stamps:  Baker's Dozen; Birthday Celebration  - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: Tsukineko Momento Black
Dies: Cake Plates - Papertrey Ink
Other: Copic Markers; Watercolours