Sunday, 16 June 2013

Lighthouse papercut card

For my uncle's birthday I made a lighthouse papercut card. I backed the papecut with red paper which really highlights the details of the lighthouse.

I hope he likes it!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Royal Festival Hall papercut

Here's a papercut I did last year for my Uncle's birthday. The Royal Festival Hall has an iconic shape that makes it a great choice for a paper cut. I 'lit' the windows with some orange paper to help the building stand out (and because he really likes orange!).

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Papercut wedding card 2

When I make cards to celebrate a wedding I like to try and incorporate some of the couple's wedding theme into my card. Steve and Chika had bunting on their wedding invite so I had to have bunting somewhere on the card! (Sorry about the picture but I was running late for the wedding!)

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Pretty cardboard letters

Today we has my niece's dedication. It was a lovely day where we could give thanks to God for her. I couldn't miss a chance to make some decorations for the party afterwards. As she has a short name I thought some cardboard letters would be perfect!

I found some pretty wrapping paper in Waterstones and painted the edges and back in a lovely fuchsia colour. A very easy craft and it didn't take that long either!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Pop and bang - my little felt rabbit puppets

When I saw these cute bunny rabbit puppets on the purl bee blog I knew I had to make them to use in sunday school. They were a real hit with the children and after the story they loved playing with them. They're very easy to make - although I'm not that good with the sewing machine and they have a few holes in the sides where I've only sewed through one layer of felt! I used Kunin eco-fi felt to make them and some of my scraps for the ears and nose.

As you can see the bunnies loved their photo shoot and I got to play with my new camera as well.

Time for a rest after all that running around...

The pattern and instructions can be found here - warning: more cute bunny photography!

Friday, 27 July 2012

The Ashford Eagle Owl

Had an exciting morning trying out my new Canon EOS 1100d camera when the Ashford Eagle Owl unexpectedly decided to spend a few hours in my nan's garden. I'm not usually one for bird watching but I couldn't resist an opportunity to see what my camera could do (although it might of helped if I'd finished reading the instruction manual first!) It sat in the flower bed for ages and I managed to get quite close.

A cat came along and it ruffled it's feathers while they stared each other out.

I got this one of the eagle owl taking off - shame it's not in focus but it all happened very quickly!

You could see how large it's wing span was when it was flying off back to Charter House.

You never know it might come back again - but as I'm going back to work on Monday I probably won't be around to see it.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Papercut wedding card

One of my old school friends got married on Friday. I wanted to make them a wedding card that was unique to them so decided to try a papercut based on some designs I'd seen on Etsy. Wasn't exactly sure of their colour scheme but went for bright purple which turned out to be the same colour as the bridesmaid dress!