Thursday, 7 February 2019

Vintage Knitting Bag

Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a lovely afternoon, or evening or whatever time of the day you might be seeing this post.

After watching a YouTube video by Sam Hammond Donald, of a bag she made, I knew that I had to make one too!

Her bag reminded me of the old vintage style knitting bags, and so this pattern from the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper was the perfect choice for me to create this sweet gift bag.

For my design I added the wooden handles made from the Wood Textures 6" x 6" DSP, and snipped off the angular pieces so the top of the bag was flush. If you watch Sam's video, you'll know what I'm talking about.

Here is a link to her blog for the bag details:

I created the handles by using the 2" punch. Firstly, I punched about a third of a circle into the top of the bag, both front and back. Next, using two pieces of the wood textures DSP, I punched four circles out and then I used the largest stitched circle framelit die and placed it around each of the circles to get the framed circle pieces. Then I just glued them back to back to create the handles.

The sentiment is from the Needle & Thread stamp set and die-cut with the coordinating framelit from the Needlepoint Elements framelit dies. These can be purchased as a bundle, and you'll get 10% off.
I backed the sentiment with a scalloped oval in Berry Burst, and added a Berry Burst butterfly stamped from the Butterfly Gala stamp set, and punched out with the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch, also available as a bundle at 10% off, and then the Pretty Label punch. I used the Wink of Stella brush to add sparkle to the butterfly. Using the brush pulls colour from the ink and this gives the butterfly a lovely light shade of colour all over. Then I added a pearl that I coloured in with my dark rich razzleberry Stampin' Blend marker.

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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

AWH Colour Creations - Week 34 - Pacific Point

Hi everyone and welcome to Week 34 of our Colour Creations blog hop with the Art with Heart team.

Tonight's featured colour is Pacific Point.

Pacific Point is one of the Brights family colours. It's a lovely vibrant blue, but I have to confess, one that I rarely use. So it was nice to create something with it for tonight's hop.

Pacific Point 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper - Brights Collection

The Butterfly Gala bundle, and in fact the entire suite of Gingham Gala products, has proven to be a very popular suite in the Occasions Catalogue. Every item coordinates beautifully, but for my card I just used the stamp set and punch.

I made quite a few of these little 4 1/8" square cards for our Heart of Christmas blog hop last year, and decided to use this size again, for tonight's card.
Something else I rarely use, is the delicate laser-cut Delightfully Detailed specialty paper, I layered a piece of it behind a Pacific Point square frame that I cut with the Layering Squares Framelits. Using the butterfly punch, I punched out two butterflies, one large and one small, from the gorgeous Botanical Butterfly DSP that's in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. This paper is FREE, with a $90 purchase from either of the Occasions or Annual catalogues.
The sentiment was stamped in Pacific Point and die-cut with a Rectangle Stitched Framelit, and I attached the larger butterfly to a stitched circle backed with a scalloped circle of silver foil, to match the silver foil square mat. For a little touch of sparkle, I added a few clear rhinestones and just a light brush of Wink of Stella to the butterflies.

Thank you for stopping by on your way around our hop tonight.
Jump over to Catherine's blog to see what she has created and you'll find a list of the team members that also participated in the hop.

See you next Tuesday night, for another Colour Creations blog hop where we'll be sharing our Pear Pizzaz projects.

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Until next time.....
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