Friday, February 26, 2010

Found my Country Clipart CDs...

Have rounded up my Country Clipart CDs, so I know where to find them. If you haven't visited you may want to! Some of Lisa's graphics are "free", check the conditions, and others may even be used for business use, if you purchase a CD set, or pay a US$20 registration fee...I'll let *you* read about it anyway.
There's a freebies section under one of the menus. Here is a sample...clicking on the logo will take you there too!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dolls hair

This has been sitting on my kitchen window sill for a week now! I used cotton piping cord from the haby shop. Just cut the lengths you want, pull the three strands apart, and soak in some tea to colour! You get a nice curly, wavy effect after separating the strands :) Makes great dolls hair.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

chinese proverb

Saw this on a card in a gift shop yesterday. Just beautiful....
"Keep a green bough in your heart, and the singing bird will come". chinese proverb.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

*My* BIG paper roses...

Gone back to do a couple of my BIG paper roses again. They are just like a quilled rose, (which is a bit tricky), only bigger. The secret is 110gsm paper, cut to strips of about 2.5cm width. Some pics to try and show you don't need a quilling tool. Start by rolling the end fairly tightly, then turn strip down and outwards, at right angles, lining everything up with the bottom of the rose. Every couple of turns, pop some glue down in there, and clamp. Maybe set up a little production line, and come back to ones that have had time to dry. Keep doing these folds, and turns. Look pretty on a gift don't they? I've even been known to chop up those dark yellow envelopes, if one comes in the mail, and use that. Seems to be the right weight of paper. :) The "leaves" are just a skinnier strip of paper formed into a figure "8", and glued.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Russian Nesting Doll Quilled card

Tried quilling? Takes a *little* practice. A good book will take you through the basic shapes. Here is my Russian Nesting Doll greeting card.