Monday, 26 November 2012

My weekend...

Sunday was once again spent creating things to sell at a craft fair, I'm doing another next Saturday and didn't really have enough stock left from our fair a week ago. These were one of the things I intended to make for our fair but ran out of time!
Hand printed and stitched pictures. The deer and bird one was made especially to enter the Crafty Individuals challenge this month.
 I really wanted to enter as I love CI stamps and Christmas and I was tempted by the 25% off an order for everyone who enters! I have my eye on a couple (OK, maybe more than a couple!) of their stamps...
The theme is Festive Sparkle. I knew immediately which stamp I was going to use for my main image, my much loved CI 332 and I also ended up using my most used stamp set, CI 329 aswell, for the birds.
The challenging bit for me was the 'sparkle', I don't use glittery products really so didn't have anything suitable. Instead I used MOP buttons for shimmer and glass beads for some sparkle - I'm not sure how well it shows up in the photos but the sparkle is there! 
I enjoyed making these pictures but I must admit I'm longing to make some things for me.
I bought this fab fabric a couple of weeks ago to make a cushion with, my first project ACR (after craft fair) I think!
Thanks for visiting.


  1. Love those pictures Suzanne! Never thought of stamping onto fabric, do you use a special ink?
    Victoria xx

  2. I too have never thought of stamping onto fabric, please advise what sort or ink and stmaps you use as I would love to give it a go.

    Loving the mistletoe hoop xx

  3. These are lovely. The stamps look really effective on the fabric. Good luck with the fair.
    Ali x

  4. A great way of combining stamps and fabric - I've got a few of those hoops and never thought to use them that way so thank you for the inspiration.

  5. What a great way to combine stamping and fabric - I've a few of those hoops and never thought of using them that way, thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Very creative Suzanne. These are lovely. Nicola x

  7. Great use of the frames Suzanne, and the results are adorable! Thanks for sharing with us in the CI Challenge for November, and hope you get time to make that cushion soon. Jean x

  8. I really like your unique wall hangings, especially since you used deer!
    I hadn't thought of using stamps. I wonder how a pillow would look done like your wall hangings. Now if I can find a deer stamp like yours!!
    I'm a new follower.

  9. Stamping onto fabric is such a favourite of mine and so your entry appeals to me so much. Fabulous use of Rudolph with the accent of the beads.
    Thank you for joining us at the CI Challenge.

  10. These are just gorgeous! I love how you've matched up the fabrics!

  11. This is lovely - the reindeer's stamped beautifully and I love that red patterned material.

  12. Love the reindeer and that red patterned material.


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