Wednesday, 17 April 2013

My Most Recent Creations

Well hellooooooooo!!

I decided it was about time I posted some of my creations.  I have not been making many cards in recent months, but I have made two in the last couple of weeks.  I've also done some knitting, and some jewellery making.  So this could turn out to be a long post - sorry!!  You're welcome to just look at the photos LOL!  But I do love to receive comments if you would like to let me know you called by :)

The first card I made was for my Uncle who is very unwell at the moment.  I wanted to let him know that we are thinking of him - my Mum went to visit him on the day the card arrived, so I know he had it and was very pleased to receive it.

The image is a stamp from Whiff of Joy, and I have paper pieced it.  I kept the card fairly simple, and used  various dies.

The next card was a birthday card for a friend at work.  She said a couple of weeks ago that she loves the colour purple - I'm sure this is purple enough!!

The image for this card is a digi from Saturated Canary (the same image as in my previous post), and I've coloured her with Promarkers.  This card is simple too, with a Lakeland sentiment, some fabric flowers, and a little bit of ribbon (left over from making the present below :))

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafts and Me Challenge - Bling It Up - I used glitter card for the mat for the image, plus I put some stickles around the image, also just added one pearl in the corner, the flowers have some pearly stamens, and does the ribbon count as bling?
Natalie and Amy - Monochromatic

So now to the present - I have been wearing the ribbon bracelets I make recently, and I've had quite a few lovely comments - I'm not very good at taking compliments, but I am very pleased to receive them when I think about it afterwards.  Anyway, it was suggested that I make one of these bracelets for this friend at work - so I made a purple one.  I also made some dangly earrings with amethyst, crackled quartz and shell pearl.

I made another friend at work a ribbon bracelet but I don't seem to have downloaded the photo - I'll try to remember to show that in another post.

But I did download the gemstone bracelet I made - I've recently bought some coloured beading thread, and had an attempt at a different macrame stitch (not the usual square stitch I've used before).  The gemstones are fuchsia coloured agate.  I actually love the way this bracelet has turned out, and I think I'm going to try some in different colours; I'm also going to try one with wire.

I am tentatively contemplating making some jewellery to sell, but I don't think I'm brave enough to take the plunge yet - what do you think?  Would you be willing to buy something like this?  I've made quite a few jewellery gifts and I think people have loved them - I just don't know if my creations are good enough for people to want to buy.  I always worry that they'll fall apart. Oh well, I'll probably continue to make jewellery to wear myself or to give as gifts.  :)

And, as I've noticed that I've had over 10,000 hits on my blog (that was a surprise!), I might just put a bracelet up as candy if I can work out how to go about that - watch this space.

Anyway, I think that's enough from me.  I'll love you and leave you for now.

Thank you for taking the time to have a looksey - I hope you like what you've seen.

Love, Andrea xx


Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea, lovely to see you. Ack and so many gorgeous makes in one post! Love your cards and your flooring on the second one is fab, especially the hair!

Your jewellery is stunning and, as someone who has bought from you, I know it's gorgeous in real life too! I would say definitely make some to sell!!

Monica said...

Hello Andrea, have been missing you in blogland.
The card for your Uncle is soooo cute. I am sure it cheered him up. And the purple card is sure purple enough with such a sweet image. I am sure your colleague will love it.
The ribbon bracelets are so wow and I like the matching danglers with them.
Hope you and yours are fine.

Elena said...

The 1 card is so sweet!! And the 2... oh! The 2 is so cute! I'm visiting from MIM

Susie Little said...

Wonderful projects, thank you so much for playing along with Natalie & Amy's Challenge! xx

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are #9, #18, #234, #235, and #243.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.



Cindy said...

Well Andrea, I'm sure your friend will love it when her favorite color is purple :D! A beautiful card!

Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make It Monday ^◡^

Rose said...

Andrea, your beautifully colored girl looks fabulous on this soft and very pretty purple card. Lovin' your scalloped edged card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Bling It Up!" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

coops said...

So stunning Andrea.Your lilac colours are gorgeous and fabulous image and sparkle.
Thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx