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Friday, 27 May 2016

Little Lottie

Good evening and welcome to my blog

I went on an amazing course the other weekend the outcome of which I am absolutely thrilled  with.


here she is isn't she just the sweetest little thing


pretty in blue


now in her cute little dungarees and blouse


another cute dress



I'm so pleased with her I can't stop making her new clothes


love this little smile


what a little blondey 

I'm hoping to make another but first I need to spend some time with my daughter and her family for half term so watch this space once the holiday is over

thank you for visiting with me and I hope you will come back again soon

Luv
jacqueline xx

Saturday, 7 May 2016

May the Course be with you

Good afternoon and welcome to my blog

I'm super excited, I have enrolled on a course to make Waldorf dolls next weekend
I know that I have made a couple but I'm finding it difficult to roll the stuffing tight and firm enough to make the doll stable enough for play so I'm off to Sheffield to take on the challenge of making a really good doll with the aid of a tutor

so wish me luck and I will post pictures on my return
this is so going to be a long week :-)

thank you for visiting with me today

luv
jacqueline xx

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Susie my Waldorf Doll No. 1

Good morning and welcome to my blog

Today I would like to show you my first Waldorf doll made with 100% natural fibres



in this photograph you can see that I have managed to roll the head using Wood Batting
it is very hard and to make it like this requires lots of patience


this is her all put together the stuffing for the body arms and legs is rolled like sausage rolls mine I have since found out are not firm enough


this is where we start to play dress up the dress is way too long for her 
as it was made for a rag doll but I just needed to see what would fit her


we now have a face and hair oh and look another dress :-)


I decided that I didn't like the mohair for her hair it was too matted for me
so I have changed it to Alpaca yarn - and yes - another outfit



what outfit wouldn't be complete without a hat
this is my first attempt at crocheting using a pattern 
up till now all I could crochet was a granny square



and to complete the look yesterday I made her a denim jacket

Thank you for visiting with me
I hope you enjoyed Susie's journey
and that you will return soon to see who else will appear

luv
jacqueline xx


Sunday, 24 April 2016

Tilda No.1

Good morning and welcome to my blog
I haven't been around for a while but I've changed my craft and gone back to making my Cloth Dolls
I have made dolls on and off for almost 40 years and although most of my followers are papercrafters I hope you will enjoy my doll making journey

This is my first Tilda doll, she stands at approximately 27 inches tall and I am really pleased with how she has turned out



she has been made with 100% cotton fabric and stuffed with good polyfill


this is the back view I've made her skirt from a complete circle of fabric


her hat was made from wool felt and her hair is Molly Mo mohair yarn


for her necklace I added one of my scottie dog charms which I always include with any package that I send


my friend decided that she needed a bag to take on her lunches


and
to finish her off I've added bows to her shoes just like the models in the Tilda books wear

if you are liking my first Tilda Doll check out my next post which is going to be a pink Tilda


well that's all from me today
thank you for visiting with me and I hope to be back soon
enjoy your day
Luv
jacqueline xxx

Monday, 19 August 2013

Butterfly Medley

 
 
Morning all
another lovely day yesterday
I have another of my cards using my more grown up stamps
It's where I started my card making but then I did 8 x 8 and I felt you
needed too much to fill the space so now that I do 6 x 6 I thought I would
go back to my cutting out. I really enjoy sitting and cutting
I know there are dies that would do a lot of this for me but its part of
the enjoyment of my card making
 
My card:
 
 
My card is another Heartfelt Creations stamp, Butterfly Medley
stamped onto Parchment paper and
coloured with Prismacolor pencils with a touch of glitter for her wings
My backing papers are Maja Designs Fika matted onto Core'dinations
Chloe Stamps sentiment
and
Hobby House Pearls
 
Close up of image:
 
 
Well that's all from me today
Thank you for taking time to visit with me and I hope to see you again soon
 
jacqui x


Sunday, 18 August 2013

Fleur Swirls

 
 
Morning all
Many thanks for your good wishes for yesterday
I must say I was a little disappointed when I arrived at the hall
as there was so many card stalls, four out of eighteen stalls
and three of us were next to one another :-(
There was eight stalls that weren't even crafts and the rest were jewellery
I really think they should restrict the number of same crafts I wouldn't have needed to go
because I'm sure I was the last to get my stall
But that being said I did have a fun day and there was a couple of lads who made cards
and they were very helpful with tips for my stall for my next (and probably last)
craft fair in November.
 
My card:
 
 
My card today is another shaped card Go Kreate Frilly Square #8
Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur Swirls there are two stamps in the set
coloured with Prismacolor pencils
Inkylicious sentiment
and
Hobby House Pearls
 
Close up of image:

 
Well that's all from me today
Thank you for taking time to visit with me and I hope to see you again soon
 
jacqui x


Saturday, 17 August 2013

Flower Garden

 
 
Morning all
I'm off to Chipping Norton today to do my first Craft Fair
Will catch up with you all later this evening
 
My card:
 
 
My card today is another Go Kreate die set Flower #1
my stamp is Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur Swirls
coloured with Prismacolor pencils
stamped onto parchment paper and embossed with Kaleidoscope embossing powder
and Diamond Stickles for flower centres
Hunkydory sentiment
Maja design Fika papers and matted onto Core'dinations
Memory Box Pippi Butterfly
and
Hobby House pearls
 
Close up of image:
 
 
Well that's all from me today
Thank you for taking time to visit with me and I hope to see you again soon
 
jacqui x
 


Friday, 16 August 2013

Baby Boy's Christening

 
 
Morning all
Wet this morning - shame I have to take my car to the garage
to have a warning light looked at and if they don't run me home I have
around a half mile walk to the bus stop
 
My card:
 
 
My card is a LOTV stamp Baby Christening coloured with
Prismacolor Pencils
This was made a while back so I think the paper is Pink Petticoat Gingham
matted onto Core'dinations
EK Success punch for border
Cheery Lynn corner
Stamping All Day sentiment
Die-namics Oval and Traditional Tag Stax
and
Hobby House Pearls
 
Close up of image:
 
 
Well that's all from me today
I'm off to take my car to the garage and get ready for my
first Craft Fair tomorrow - scary thought!!
Thank you for taking time to visit with me and I hope to see you again soon
 
jacqui x

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Dahlia Bouquet

 
 
Morning all
it's very overcast here this morning after a very wet evening and night
I knew the weather would change Beni had his hair cut
this week and it always cools down when I get him trimmed
 
My card:
 
 
This is something very different for me
I found it very strange not putting on layers but I didn't think it needed it
My stamp is another Heartfelt Creations, Dahlia Bouquet
stamped onto ivory linen card
The second layer is stamped onto hammered paper and coloured with Copics
I found that when I embossed the image the pencils didn't flow so well
so I decided to use my Copics
My sentiment is from Inkylicious and I have stamped in Versafine
and embossed using clear embossing powder
and to finish Hobby House Pearls
 
Close up of image:
 
 
Well that's all from me today
Thank you for taking time to visit with me and I hope to see you again soon
 
jacqui x


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Antique Songbird

 
 
Morning all
another beautiful start to the day just a little nippy
 
My card:
 
 
My card today is an IndigoBlu stamp, Antique Songbird
coloured with Prismacolor Pencils with a parchment songbird
embossed in clear embossing powder and coloured on the back
Maja Design, Vintage Summer Basics papers
matted onto brown ribbed card from my blogging friend Marie-Louise
Kanban sentiment
and
Mei flower Pearls
 
Close up of image:
 
 
Well that's all from me today
Thank you for taking time to visit with me and I hope to see you again soon
 
jacqui x


Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Dutch Iris

 
 
Morning all
Welcome to my latest followers
so pleased you chose to follow my little blog
Well yesterday turned out better than expected - no rain
not much sun either but it was dry and that's a bonus when having to walk
Beni twice a day
 
My card:
 
 
My card today is Dutch Iris from Heartfelt Creations
Iris's were one of my mothers favourite flowers
Stamped in Rich Cocoa and coloured with Prismacolor Pencils
with a parchment paper layer mounted on the top to give it height
the sentiment is part of the stamp set, which has now been straightened lol
My card is cut using Go Kreate frilly square #6
Maja Design Vintage Spring papers matted onto Kraft card
and
Hobby House pearls
 
Close up of image:
 
 
Well that's all from me today
Thank you for taking time to visit with me and I hope to see you again soon
 
jacqui x


Monday, 12 August 2013

PMS and a Gun

 
 
Morning all
and welcome to my latest followers
looks as if the good weather may be about to break
oh well it has been good for a while so shouldn't complain (we will though lol)
 
My card:
 
 
My card today is a new set of stamps from Acid Drops & Whatnots
and its call PMS and a Gun
I bought these at the show they do many amusing stamp sets
very different from the norm
I've coloured her with Prismacolor Pencils
My papers are Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics
matted onto Kraft card
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox
and
Hobby House Pearls
 
Close up of image:
 
 
Well that's all from me today
Thank you for taking time to visit with me and I hope to see you again soon
 
jacqui x


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Moments and Memories

 
 
Morning all
Well what a terrific day Chris and I had yesterday
Amazing show!!
It's funny when you meet all these people who appear on the  TV
you think you know them and that they should know you
This was only the second show and I hope its on next year it was the best I have attended!!
 
My card:
 
 
My card today is cut using a Go Kreate frilly square #10 die
the layer is Kraft card
My image is another Heartfelt Creations stamp Tattered Blossom Swirls
stamped onto ivory linen card and using parchment paper to layer up my flowers
Star Dust Stickles for my flower centres
and a touch of green Prismacolor pencil for the leaves
Inkylicious sentiment stamp
and
Mei flower pearls
all apart from my die I purchased yesterday :)
 
Close up of image:
 
 
Well that's all from me today
please my flower repetition for the moment I really need some
different style of card to add to my cuties for my craft stall next Saturday
Thank you for taking time to visit with me and I hope to see you again soon
 
jacqui x


Saturday, 10 August 2013

Delicate Twining Asters



 
Morning all
Well I'm off to Stoneleigh Park this morning
and I'm really looking forward to seeing what they have to offer
for us crafters
 
My card:
 
 
My card today is another Heartfelt Creations stamp, Delicate Twining Asters
coloured with Prismacolor Pencils and the main flower is layered using Parchment paper
and Diamond Stickles for the centres
My backing paper is Maja Designs, Vintage Summer Basics
matted onto Core'dinations
I love these papers and am hoping to get some more today
Kanban sentiment
and
Hobby House Pearls
 
Close up of image:
 
 
Well that's all from me today
Have a great Saturday because I know I will
Thank you for taking time to visit with me and I hope to see you again soon
 
jacqui x


Friday, 9 August 2013

Have a Heart

 
 
Morning all
damp again this morning
I'm hoping for dry weather tomorrow because
my friend and I are driving to Stoneleigh Park for
The Great British Craft Festival
and I can't wait!!
 
My card:
 
 
For my card I've gone back to one of my favourite Stamps by Chloe
The image has been stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa
(I don't very often used black ink for stamping)
and coloured with Prismacolor Pencils
then I've stamped two strips of flowers onto Parchment paper
and again coloured with Pencils on the back
There are twenty flowers and I know that because I cut them all out
before layering them onto my stamped image then I used Diamond Stickles
in each of the centres
My papers are Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics
matted onto Core'dinations
Memory Box Pippi Butterfly
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch
and
Hobby House Pearls
 
Close up of image:
 
 
Well that's all from me today
Thank you for taking time to visit with me and I hope to see you again soon
 
jacqui x