Evening! I hope you are all off doing your entries for this weeks challenge??!!!
No?.... well have a look at these then. I have finally finished Bob the Builder. He has been a royal pain in the rear end & there has been a few hysterical laughing fits whilst knitting him. I think I am finally happy with the finished toy. I'm pretty sure the little laddy he is for will love him!
Because he is for a little boy I have sewn everything on well. Didn't want any removable bits.
Back to my Fulham played which I first knitted as a Westham player so I'm now changing his kit.....sometimes I do wonder about my brain!!!
This week I am hosting the challenge & I have chosen the theme...I'll give you a clue!....Its my favourite colour!! That's right
You can interpret 'Blue' how you would like, be a dash of blue or lots of blue!
I have gone for a dash of colour & some feeling blue.
I have made a Thoughts & Feelings book for an order.
This week is a little different as you have 2 weeks to enter. Everyone is getting busy for the C word so I decided this was the best way forward.
We have a fantastic prize on offer from the lovely Susie so make sure you join us for the chance to win!
...just a quick post this morning to tell you & congratulate my Aunty Lesley & family/friends on there successful fund raising morning yesterday.
I donated some of my craft work to be sold yesterday, my Uncle Graham was a human juke box!! (He sings & plays guitar) My Aunty is into bead making so she had made some bits too & my mum donated some of her knitted toys. There was also other bits & pieces like tea & biscuits etc. Sadly I was not well enough to go yesterday but mum text me to say it was a great day & they raised
how cool is that?!
Here's a pic of my Aunty Lesley & Uncle Graham
Lesley has battled breast cancer & you can read her journey through it HERE
Here's my Uncle singing. You can find his website HERE
First & most important part of this tutorial is you MUST have permission from the digital artist to use there image on the candle, because you will be tracing it. (I give permission to use my images on candles)
Adjust your image to the size required for the candle & print onto paper or card (you can then later use your printed image to make a matching card?!)
Now using white tissue paper. Place the tissue paper over the image & trace around the image using our chosen ink - I used a black gel pen.
When you have traced the image, place the tissue paper onto some (normal!) tissue or kitchen roll whilst you colour it. This is because the excess ink (if using pens) goes through the tissue paper & can spoil your image. I have used promarkers to colour mine.
Once coloured carefully cut round your image
I now like to add a very small amount of glue to the back of the tissue paper to hold the image in place on the candle
Now wrap grease proof paper around the candle holding it tight round the back of the candle & carefully heat with your heat gun until you see the image change.
If you want to now add any extra decoration eg ribbon or glitter you can. My finished project.
Look forward to seeing your projects, so please come share them with us!
Hello! Today has been a busy but fun day. I have seen my mum, dad, brother & nephew. Also my friend Tiffany. She is going to a party tonight dressed as something beginning with the first letter of her name ....TIGER!!! GRRRRR!!
I have helped her to make her costume, it was funny & some giggles. Here are some pics
Make sure you pop over to see Sandra & Kim's project for this week & check out their blogs.
Here is my project for this week.
I have had a weird & difficult week so had to think of something to do this afternoon & decided I'd have a go at a shrinkles....well did I laugh!! Me & mum have chuckled away this afternoon about many things but watching the shrinkle whir around in my combi oven doing nothing finished me off!!
So here we go...no laughing!!
She's not come out too bad, but could have been better. Sadly I didn't have the energy or time to do another so I am showing off my laughable first try!!
Don't forget to let us know if you make anything with Elle digis so we can show it off in the gallery.
As the 'C' word grows ever closer here's a reminder of my most recent digi