Saturday, 14 April 2012

More Socks Talk

Hi, For some random reason, this post was sitting in drafts for the best part of 10 months, sorry about that :S here it is anyway, enjoy....

Here I am, more sock creatures :) this time a cat called Bubbles for my sisters birthday, and more baby monkeys, a couple of them it would seem have an attitude problem :)
Kerry's kitten, Bubbles

Pack of naughty Monkeys
What Attitude??!!
My Mother in Laws monkey present

Sock Dragon

Hello peoples, 

This is my first Sock Dragon, I am quite proud of him, made with "toe socks", turned out really really well, he is actually for sale as I am fundraising for my holibobs, if you are interested in buying him, I am looking for £10 plus postage, please let me know, or I can commission one for you, of pretty much anything you would like.  Love and Best Wishes, Mrs P xxx


Happy Easter!!!

I made these for my sister, from material she gave me, the patterns were from the Kath Kidston book I have, boiled egg warmers, they have felt on the inside, an evenings work, although the picture isnt the best, they are both the same size. well, ish :), they were well received, maybe because they had kinder eggs in them :)

Mrs P xx

Latest Sock Monkey

One of my latest  sock monkeys, sold to a friend to help fund my holibobs :) yay, it was fun, I am, however, running out of socks :D yay. 

Butterfly Card

I had some splendiforous dies for my birthday, yes I know, "dies" is a horrible word, but its what the cutter thingies are called in the craft world, I had lots of butterfly ones, one of which I have used as above, along with the wiggly cutter, which has worked out quite well, and the flower punch and some stick on gems, oh and a stamp. It was well received :) quite quick to make this one too. 

Mrs P xx


I love this one, the lovely winged heart die always comes out really well, here I have used the same silver paper from the Christmas hats, I know random, but I like it, on pre printed paper, I've cut it with the guillotine, my plain blade is blunt, and to my delight, i discovered a wiggly one in the storage bit underneath, so have been playing with that, nice effect don't you think :). Its another easel card, yes Im enjoying the effect of them, its a diagonal fold though with little gems glued into place to catch the front in place. 
It was made for a special friend, as myself who has suffered baby loss, it was to commemorate an "angelversary", while including all of her angels, with a punched butterfly each x

Mothers Day

Simple but effective Decoupage for mothers day, again from the cd rom :)

Easel Card

This is an other easel card, from this one its easier to see how it works, the anchor for this one is the "Congratulations" as it has been glued in a way that it is 3D. The butterflies are from a punch, the rose in the middle is a die for the Big Shot, it comes out flat like a spiral and you have to wind it round, very fiddly to get right, and I put a little pearly bead in the centre, the Swans again, are from the dies I have, only the paper is Christmas cracker hats, knew that it would come in handy!! :D. 

I love how easel cards start off flat, then there is so much going on when they are standing :)

Mrs P xx


I am rather proud of how this one turned out, I had a bear stamp for my birthday a few weeks ago, as you can see it prints really really well, This card is a mix of print outs from cd roms for the backing paper, border and frame, and I have created an easel card, which basically all you do is fold the front part of the card over again, and then use an anchor to make the front stand up, here I have used the roses as an anchor, this one went to Canada :D home of bears.


This is done using the Big Shot, I cut out the circle of rose paper, which is the backing sheet, and the star ring is a die in itself, and the two swans are separate dies, I like using the machine, except that sometimes I feel that I have too much choice and then the inspiration escapes me....