Saturday, 26 March 2011

HobbyCrafts Birmingham NEC

Guess where I am today?  I didn’t intend to go as I am having a real cull on my crafty spending, but when I was given two free tickets, what could I say?  But, I am going to be very thoughtful about what I buy, as I have stuff I oooohhed and aaaaahhed over on past visits that still remain unused, which is silly!
Picture 740So I will be looking for E6000 and Crafter’s Pick glues, Kath Kidston type papers, some jump rings for my Creative Expressions memory frames, small flower and leaf punches, finely corrugated card for boxes etc. and then perhaps I will have a look at the knitting stuff, as I have a passion at the moment to knit a bag …. something like this perhaps?

Two Cards Using Tiny Weenie Fimo Gingerbread Men.

Gingerbread Man Card
Do you remember the tiny gingerbread men moulds I got from Etsy?   Well I have finally used them.  The more expensive mould with several sizes of gingerbread men proved quite hard to use, as it wasn’t flexible when trying to remove the fimo, But the smaller single mould was much easier. But it was a labour of love making all these tiny little men, especially with my pudgy fingers,
Picture 993House Punch
Both cards measure 9cms x 9cms and are made using white linen effect card.
Gingerbread House Card
I’ve had a go at a bit of drawing on both cards, but the gingerbread house is made using a punch.  I’ve added a bit of clear micro glitter on the clouds for a bit of sparkle.
Gingerbread Men Card
The tree and balloons on the second card are tiny Accessorize stickers.
Gingerbread Men Card 2