Monday, 25 February 2013

Spring Card

I had a little time papercrafting this afternoon, and inspired by Christine's Card from sunday I have used the 3D Daisy and coloured with distress inks. cut and added the butterflies, then as I do not have the shaped edges, yet, I have added the asian border and tag, which is awaiting a sentiment, I am thinking "Happy Easter" or "Happy Mother's Day" would suit. Love the Spring time colours.

I am also thinking that I should mat this onto a complimentary coloured card, and maybe a jewel for the butterfly. Thank you to Christine at hope and chances blog   I love your ideas.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Scrapbook Skippy

This is one of my favourite alpacas. I call her Skippy, because that is just what she does when she runs up for her bottle. I had to resort to bottle feeding her as her mum did not want to. This is new, her mum has fed previous cria fine, but this one was born in the wet of last year and just never got started.

I am a keen papercrafter and love my Spellbinders dies. I wanted to try Scrapbooking and Skippy seemed to be the perfect place to start. However, when I got out a piece of 12x12 paper, I thought I would never do it justice, so decided to start with a smaller piece. I needn't have worried a few trusty Spellbinders later and I had more than enough to make a design. Now I am waiting for a 12x12 piece of paper to re-assemble my die cuts on to. But for today it is my lovely Skippy that is centre stage. Her dam is Bashful and her sire is Rufus, Skippy, or Highland Ruffle to give her her sunday name, is his first offspring.

Skippy on her scrapbook page

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Pancake's Birthday

Firstly, it is Happy Birthday to Pancake. Not Shrove Tuesday this year, but it was the day she was born !
What a lovely day it has been, loads of sunshine and a real feel of spring in the air.

Busy working on some spinning of natural dyed alpaca fleece in some gorgeous berry shades of pinks and lilacs, with the hope that once spun I shall knit a lace work shawl with light shades blending down to darker.

Just off to check on the girls.

Leave you with a picture of the Birthday Girl enjoying the sunshine.

Yes, it's your birthday today !!