Monday, 23 April 2018

Wild Hare Kits: Cheating On My Bae

Have you ever cheated on your current bae for the ex? That's exactly what I did last night - and I don't have any regrets. Well, would you? Just look at the love we created!

After making several layouts with this month kit from The Wild Hare Kits, I started thinking about the kit I received in March. I still had a lot of the beautiful die-cuts from 1Canoe2 leftover from my kit and I didn't want them to be wasted. Besides, it still feels like the start of spring here in the UK - and I'm craving a little bit of floral!

I combined the die-cuts with a little bit of white cardstock; one of my favourite washis and a little bit of stitching. Well worth the risk of cheating, if you ask me!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The 100 Day Project - A Rethink!

I've had to have a serious rethink about my #100daysofstitching. After several injuries in my twenties, I used to suffer terribly with tension in my neck, shoulders and back - and, unfortunately, after only a few attempts at hand embroidery, that tension returned and I was dreading the next session of stitching! There was no way that I could continue for #the100dayproject!

But, I do love to machine stitch - I use it a lot in my scrapbooking - so instead of embroidery, I'll continue my #100daysofstitching with my lovely machine. I'm intending to learn more about the stitches I don't use at the moment and maybe, just maybe, I'll do more than re-hemming!

If you have been struggling with #the100dayproject, consider rethinking those aims instead of lapsing entirely. It's okay to admit when something isn't working!

Friday, 6 April 2018

Toned Down April's Counterfeit Mini Kit

Here's a little look at the mini kit I made for this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge. Their inspiration this month was full of the most amazing colour, but I knew I wouldn't be able to handle so much full on colour without the addition of some neutrals. 

So, my own kit has a base of white and kraft, and smaller touches of the bright colours in the inspiration kit! Making it work for me!

I've included a small selection of pretty patterned paper; some embellishments from Studio Calico and One Little Bird and a couple of my favourite washis.