Monday, 23 July 2012

Sizzix Cards

I love Sizzix! Ever since I saw my first Sizzix machine on ebay, and was intrigued as to what it was, I have liked everything about them! I recently bought some new products, and have been trying them out. I bought a base tray for the Movers and Shapers range, plus some of the little magnetic dies which fix on to it.
This card uses the Mini Bird & Cage set. (The tab edge is cut using the Sizzix Tim Holtz On the Edge File Tabs die.)
 I also got a Sizzix Square Flip Its die, which makes a clever little card with a centre part which flips over when you pull the card open. I've made a load of cards for an auction which our church is holding to raise money for the kids' camp this summer.
I like the mini spool die from the Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Sewing Room set, on this card.
Paper flowers using Sizzix Flower Layers #10, and Flower Layers #8
 More cards using my trusty old Sizzix Cupcake & Icecream die (retired), and a new Tim Holtz On the Edge Pennants die.
 These were some cards Harry and I made for Harry's classroom assistants. We used Stampin' Up treat cups for the flower centres.
 I also managed to get hold of a retired Sizzix Hello Kitty Sizzlits die, and this card used the Tim Holtz Pennants die again too.
 Movers and Shapers magnetic cupcake die (which attaches onto the metal base tray, and so can be placed wherever you want onto your card blank.)
 Movers and Shapers Mini Tattered Florals dies, used to make the bottom flowers, on each card.
 Movers and Shapers Mini Butterflies
 And finally a card using the Sizzix Bigz Reindeer Flight die.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

String Quilt Cushion

 I also realised I had not put pictures on of the cushion cover which I made for my nephew. It was waiting for ages for its binding to be done - I had a bit of a finishing-off-projects-blitz a while ago, and have almost nothing left that I am working on!
(The tutorial for how to make the cushion is here.)

Picnic Quilt

 I realised I never took any pictures of my picnic quilt, which I finally finished off a few months ago. It's probably my least favourite quilt - the quilting design doesn't stand out very well and there isn't much contrast in the fabrics I used, but it does serve its purpose in that it's quite good at disguising picnic spills! It has a dark grey fleece back (again - not something I'm too precious about if it gets totally grubby.)
I took these pictures at a picnic we went to on Saturday.
(It coped OK with a slight melting cake disaster, anyway!)

Mojo Monday cards & a new addition to the family

I made a couple of cards using Mojo Monday's layout:
 ...and we have a new addition to the family - my 9 year old finished off his sock monkey this evening. I did the machine sewing, but he sewed on all the limbs etc.  I love that he made a heart and a brain out of felt, which are stuffed in roughly the right places!