Monday, January 22

NEEDLE FELTING - Ferdinand - Fox - The Makerss Monthly Kit Jan 2018

My first crafting this year was some Needle Felting.  I have found the whole being signed off work really hard.  I have felt guilty about being off and guilty about not earning money and it had a massive effect on my mojo.  Silly I know, but it has been hard.  So this past Saturday when Darren was fixing my car I decided to tell myself off and say "Don't be so silly, make something".  But what to make?

I had just before op had my Monthly Makers Kit delivered and decided Mr Fox would be my crafty cheer up.


Ferdinand was born on Saturday 20th Jan made
Fluff, Needle, Pipe cleaners & a whole lotta love.


Today I have started the badger from the kit.  Above you can see
the basics of what I used to make the Fox and Badger.

You can purchase the kit from 
and Pssst!  CAZ10 is good for 10% off your order!

Please Note : I am not affliated with The Makers, I do not get
anything for passing you onto them, just sharing
the needlefelted love :)


I will be back with the badger next, name to be decided once hes finished. 

Until next time 
Caz x




WAFFLE : Blog Tidy

I'm on my last couple of "sick" days after my Appendix surgery and I thought my blog has been a lot neglected lately, OK for ages!  So I thought that I would update the About Me Tag with correct ages and new photos and new blurb.  So if you are needing a good bedtime story to send you to sleep, have a look :)

Also thought well this blog is about what I love, at the moment I am sharing my love of crafts between Card making and Felt and I will be posting both to this one blog.  Maybe I need a rename?   Hmmm something to ponder.  I do run Facebook pages, Stamping Caz Designs so I could probably encompass all crafts under that name.  Besides, apart from Jo (Hi jo Bluefairy) I have such little interaction I am not actually sure anyone is reading this?!   :)

For those that subscribe, I will entitle my blog posts accordingly.  So if its Waffle, Needle Felt, Classes, or Card Making (or other if I think at a later date) I will label the post title so you can choose if you want to read or delete.

Talking Classes I am waiting for Crafts U Love to publish their list, I have given them many ideas so just waiting to see.

Also for local friends I am really really seriously thinking of local classes. Papercraft and Needle Felting.  So watch this space.

Enough waffle for now, I am just about to post a Needle Felting Post to show of my first make of 2018.

Cazx 

Friday, January 19

New Karen Burniston Dies

Hi Friends, sorry its been a while, I sadly missed a couple of the Paper Pros challenges due to illness. Its safe to say its been a poopy last few months with a short stay in hospital the end of October, A terrible cold from 27th December which has only really just finally gone and Appendicitis to finish it off!  I've not felt much up to crafting, in actual fact I have not even stepped foot in my palace since before Christmas.

I have however been looking at what is coming out, dreaming about all the stuff I want to buy! and this Karen Burniston 2018 release has certainly risen my interest in dusting off my big shot.

These are on pre order at Crafts U Love HERE and they have
  FABULOUS PRE ORDER DISCOUNT


You can see here introduction video


I am hoping to run classes on lots of these dies
at Crafts U Love.  I am just waiting for info from them as to which ones they want to run as I pretty much suggested them all!


I am still needle felting too and am loving my monthly dose from The Makerss and their monthly boxes.  This month is a fabulous Fox and Badger, these kits are totally doable for beginners, step by step photography and they are always available via Facebook group to advise if you get stuck.  The boxes are £17 a month £3 P&P, but Pssttt  I may have a little code... try Caz10 I think it will still work for orders.

Here is the link

This is the photo from their website

Next Month they have a 2d picture box.  I am very excited about that :)
BTW I am not affiliated with them, just a fan who is sharing the fluffy love! 





Tuesday, December 5

Tag Book Pop Up Card

Hi Friends
I am here with a birthday card that I needed to make and I could not wait to play with the Karen Burniston Tag Book Pop up die set and the Cat & Dog set (although I only made the cat in this instance).  Seems to be too long between cardmaking sessions and the dark and cold sometimes keep me out of the shed, but once I am in there I can hope to get the creative juices going.

I do have to mention the Tag Book is currently out of stock at Crafts U Love but it will be back, so sign up for product notifications on this item so you don't miss out on this item again as it flew out the first time.


Here is the outside the tag book and I kept it simple with a hand coloured calico type cat and a very old Penny Black wording stamp.
  
I used Distress Ink Pads and pencils to colour, adding highlights with my Uniball white pen 


Closer on the cat and I must say I did enjoy making up the cats.  Super simple assembly with just 2 pieces, one being the main cat and then the tummy piece that gets woven between the legs.  The die also includes the stencil feature to be able to create the really cute face.


Here is the inside when it is opened out and you can see the
card in all its glory spread out and dimensional, such fun!


Another close up shows the cat again (swoon), the fish bones,  paper clip and heart and the frame are all from the same set.  The cupcake and wrapper is from the cupcake set.


A beautiful ginger tabby, again the fun paperclip and heart add
a little "something" to the card.

All in all I am really pleased how this card came out.  Its a dream to assemble, really very simple, the accessory dies are just the perfect little touches that work well on this card but can also of course be used on an other cards and die sets.  You can watch Karen's Assembly video HERE

Karen Burniston and her Design Team have their monthly challenges
today so do check out her blog HERE.

I will be back next week with another card for the Monthly Paper Pros challenge so I do hope that come back to see that.



Tuesday, November 14

Paper Pros November Challenge - Winter Birthday Cards

Hi Bloggers, 
Today its Paper Pro's Challenge again and this months challenge is Winter Birthday card Karen Aicken Painted MtnCards.

I left it a bit late (as usual) and had a bit of a Mojo block, so I went real simple, and sometimes simple is good.


I used the Charm Accordion card from Karen Burniston
But I left out the charm part and just used a folded
piece of card behind to join the small panels.




And I decorated it with some cute Penny Black images, they
were sitting on a mushroom but I omitted that part
and added snow to make it "Wintery"

Talking Karen Burniston Dies, the NEW NEW NEW ones 
are on the Crafts U Love website to PRE ORDER
and they will be in stock VERY VERY SOON!



Tuesday, October 10

Paper Pros - October Challenge - Holiday Cards

Hello, I am here for this months Paper Pros challenge.  

This months theme was Holiday Cards and I decided it was about time I played with the Karen Burniston House & Fence Pop up.  I teamed it up with a few other elements from the Holiday Charms.  (I will link below)


The main house and the ingenious Floating floor all comes
in one set and this Floating Floor can be used to stage so many elements and of course they can be anything, not only Karen Burniston Dies.

I love all the elements in this set, the windows and shutters, the wreaths, tiny heart and look at those cobble stones!  I used the stencil feature to decorate the house and decided to keep it all quite pale with 
pops of green and red.






The house looks adorable crafted as Halloween and
also as every day.  I will pop a couple of my favourite cards below made
by Karen Burniston using her die sets.

So gorgeous as a summery house!



And so much spooky fun on this version!

Some of the team are not able to join in today but why not stop by their
blog anyway as I am sure there is always beautiful
stuff posted.










Thursday, September 21

Sleeping squirrel Needle Felt

Yesterday I made my first sleepy squirrel.  I followed a video tutorial by serafina fibre art.   Mid way through project I hit the "oh no it's rubbish" stage which most of my felties reach.   But I carried on and pleased to say I was happy at the end.

I love this craft.  Just need more time!   It's very frustrating ATM. 

Beautiful Butterflies

Today I'm here with last weeks Create and Take.   I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Bugs and Butterflies clear stamp set and the Marianne Designs Heart Embossing Folder. 

All items from Crafts U Love

Friday, September 15

Bargains on eBay

Pls check out my eBay link on side of blog for some poppy stamps bargains.

Tuesday, September 12

Felted Woodland Whimsies (photo heavy)

You may recall I started needle felting in December, just after Christmas and its fair to say I have fallen head over heels for this new to me craft.

I have been having an amazing time playing, learning and generally collecting and loving the fluff!

Below I will show off some of my recent makes and I warn you there might be quiet a few!  This is not replacing my Paper Crafting, and I do hope I don't loose too many likers, but hey, I might gain a few too.

Anyone want to get into Needle Felting I would Highly recommend a company called The Makerss at www.themakerss.co.uk    Their range of Wool and accessories are fabulous, they are friendly and fast.  I only share this information as when you start a new hobby it can be hard to know where to start, and yes you make the wrong choices along the way, but I truely think with The Makerss you will miss this out and just get the best.

Type in CAZ10 for a super duper 10% off, this is my own "Friends of Caz" code, how lucky am I? :)  


Bandit is my first Blue Tit that I made.  This was made
using my Monthly Kit from the Makerss.  This kit includes the
legs, eyes, wool and instructions the link is HERE


Here is a mouse that I called Mrs Jangles, she was coming on holiday
with us to Spain and I also made her using a monthly kit :)


This mouse was a present made for a work colleagues birthday.
It was very hard to part with this little guy!.


This is Bobbin, my first Robin, made using my 
Monthly Makers Kit.


Chip, my cookie loving mouse.  These mice are
super addictive to make and over the summer holidays I had
2 friends round over different days to make their very first creations.  It
was great fun and I would love to improve and eventually teach this locally.


This was my first Fairy that I made in Spain, 
again using the instructions and kit from The Makerss.



Fig was made in Spain and sat under the Fig Tree.

Three little mice!  Part of the fun is working out what
props you are going to give them.


This was Septembers kit!  I am so excited for next 
months kit as it is Hedgehogs and Toadstools.


In Spain I mas missing Milo, so I made a mini one!


Mr Jangles Turned up (was made) in Spain too!


This is the Professor that I made for my Uncle.


And lastly a pug that I made for a work colleague who was leaving :(

There are more, but I thought I had better stop.

Right, its a busy day today, my day off, but much to do.
Create and Take card needs to be made now.  





Paper Pros September

Hi Friends
Its been a long time!  I apologise for that, I have been busy and  making the card for work, I have been needle felting and making Pop up cards for my classes coming up at Crafts U Love but just not posted on here. 

Whilst my time with the Karen Burniston Design team has ended, I am still part of the Paper Pros team, which is a group of crafters who met on the Karen Burniston DT, we love her designs, and whilst using her dies as a starter point, we are of course allowed to add in anything we want as its a "Just for Fun" challenge.

That said, I did in fact only use Karen's new collection for this card.  The theme was HALLOWEEN and I was dying to play with the new designs.


The new dies are either IN STOCK or ON PRE ORDER
at Crafts U Love.  

And here is the main part of my card as a whole.


I used the Floating Floor that is part of the House Die set
to mount my Halloween Scene on, from that same die set I cut
the spooky Branch and Spider web.
I then further decorated with the 
Pumpkin, BOO!, Ghosts and  Hand from the Halloween Elements.

As usual Karen Burniston has all these fantastic dies on her website
and she also has fabulous videos for all of these dies too.

Until next time!  I might actually post a Needle Felt post now.  Whilst I am in a blogging mood.











Friday, August 11

Karen Burniston - Kb Riley - Twist Panel

Hello.
Today I am back with another card from demo.  The boys have stolen the mouse off the PC so trying to post this post from my phone.  So I'll keep it short and cross my fingers it actually works.

On the front I made use of the flags that come with the twist panel set and added wording from the words set, keeping the front simple as a leaf into the main display on the inside.

Inside I used the adorable animals and also so of the birthday charms and the cupcake too.

You can purchase these from www.craftsulove.co.uk or www.karenburniston.com

Apologies its short and not linking directly, I'll have to sort a mouse out soon.

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