Sunday, September 09, 2007

Yes, you guessed it more postcards.....

Well it's been a few days since I posted about my elephant cards. It's not that I haven't been doing anything it's just that I've been a bit restless. I've started 5 or 6 different things but never quite seemed to finish any of them. Finally last night I decided to knuckle down and tick some more postcards off the list. First up here is one of the cards I made for the Cats and Dogs swap we had a while back at Artsnthemail. These were great fun to make. Took a while cutting and fusing all the pieces, especially on the dog and then appliqueing them down with tiny satin stitch. I finished them off with little felt noses and goofy button eyes.

Next up was the Something Beginning with F swap. I decided F is for felting. For ages I have dreamed of getting an embellisher machine but sadly they are way out of my budget at the moment so I'll still keep dreaming. Instead I decided to try out the budget option from Clover.


Actually it was a lot of fun to do but quite time intensive for even the small areas that I was working on, but I really like the soft felted finish. Here is the result.
F is for felting and flower, actually the flower didn't work too great I think it might have been the pink on orange colour. It seems to show up a bit better in this picture than it does to the naked eye.

In progress I have postcards for an Autumn themed swap, Something Beginning with G (anyone want to guess it's not as straight forward as E!), a padfolio and a page for a fabric book swap. Phew, well at least I won't have time to get bored finishing up all of those.

3 comments:

Helen in the UK said...

Wish I'd been in the cats/dogs swap - those cards are WONDERFUL!!
Maybe G is for Giraffe or Gathers or Green or Geisha or ....
Look forward to seeing what you chose :)

Melinda Cornish said...

I love your cat and dog!!!!! Awesome....felting is good therapy for stress too...all that stabbing..haha Melinda

katelnorth said...

Giraffe? Gigantic? Green? Gremlin? Growth? Goblin? Gilgamesh? Gormless? (grin)