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Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
I have been crafting since May 2008, when in desperation to find an unusual birthday card for my Mum, I gave up looking in the shops and decided to have a go at making my own. I soon realised that crafting is addictive and I haven't brought a card since. In 2011 I completed my certificate in papercrafting as a result of the work I did as part of the course I started entering challenges on line and in magazines. I applied for design teams and also started making samples for Ooh La La Creations for their shows on Create and Craft. I have now completed my Diploma in professional crafting and most recently been runner up in the Papercrafter of the Year 2013 a competition run by Papercraft essentials magazine, I don't have a particular style I like to use elements from lots of styles and techniques, although I do love all things vintage. In 2014 I started to move more towards scrapbooking to take care of the huge family archive of photographs that were stored in my attic. I have continued cardmaking and Scrapbooking through 2015 and 2016 but have also become interested in off the page projects. I hope to be able focus on these in the future.

Monday 11 November 2013

Stitching real or Faux at Ooh La La Creations

Good Morning everyone and thank you all so much for the fabulous food and drink entries for the last challenge You can find out the winners at Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog.

This time we are looking for stitching in your designs whether it be real or faux. Once again I used an image set from the new Shawn Jenkins CD you can get your copy from the Ooh La La Creations Website,  

I used the Love stitch folder to produce the following card 

The design itself has lots of Faux stitching included and I added my own Faux stitching round the plain paper I used as a background mat. I have included false mats in this card as the I used My Craft Studio to put one of the toppers onto the basket weave paper and printed this off as a whole rather than as separate layers. 

I added some bunting again from the CD and the greeting from the sentiments folder having added faux stitching round the edge in white.

Finally as a twist on the Stitching theme I used crochet stitches to crochet the little flower out of bakers twine. 

The flower is really easy to make and can be adapted for use with crochet cotton, wool or even string depending on the size of hook. I used a 2.00 hook with the bakers twine. I actually adapted a shell pattern from a baby's matinee coat pattern to make the flower.

I made a chain 6 stitches long and joined this with a slip  to make a circle.
The foundation row is 4 chain 1 dc into the circle repeat until there are 5 loops work a slip stitch into the base of the first of the 4 chain at the beginning of the row.
Then work 1dc, 1htrbl,1 trbl, 1htrbl, 1dc into each of the loops until you have 5 petals finish by working one slip stitch into the base of the first dc worked and fasten off. 
Finish the flower with a button centre.

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