Monday, May 30, 2011

46/52: A change of heart

I never thought it could be anything other than a chore,
but sometimes lately, I've found myself actually wanting this.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sonja 30 years

The yellow cards continue... But I like them, and so do the recipients! :) Pretty soon I'll have to get my hands on some more design papers in these colours, they are going so fast. This one is very light and airy. The DP is almost completely covered with a layer of cheesecloth (I've been wanting to use this stuff for ages now), and then a layer of corrugated cardstock with a small square of Stickyback Canvas in top. I sprayed the canvas with a little bit of Glimmermist Sunflower, but ideally I would have liked to have a lighter shade of yellow. To make the Prima chipboard digits yellow I ripped off the top layer and doused them generously with the same Glimmermist.

Monday, May 23, 2011

45/52: Celebration!

The bad experience on the way home
melts away in the bright memory of this moment.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Babies are such a nice way to start people

Lilac makes for a nice change from all the pink baby cards. It was made for a friend who loves these colours, so I know it will be well recieved. Sentiment stamp by Penny Black as usual, what else?? ;) Flowers from stash, Martha Stewart border punches, a few dots of Liquid Pearls and some giant ric rac from Stoff&Stil.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy National Day!

Happy (Norwegian) National Day!
I'm off to watch the parades, proudly wearing my tsumami kanzashi brooch.
For all my fellow weegies it's probably a little late to start to make one for today,
but I'm sure some of my other readers have enough time to make one
for their own National Days? :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

44/52: Parking spot with a view

Sunday was a lovely conclusion to a week well spent.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Welcome baby Ella

The couple recieving this card requested their baby blanket (not knitted by me) to be a warm sunny yellow, and I figured I would echo that choice in their card. Also, I find it incredibly invigorating to work with in this part of the yellow spectrum! Something about spring and summer stirring I guess. The picture was a rushed, blurry snapshot before running off to work... Again?! (I seem to remember something about saying I would learn to not do that anymore?)
I've used a couple of Tim Holtz stamps and a script stamp, along with the Stempelglede sentiment stamp. You can't really see it, but I've added Glossy Accents and Stickles to the sentiment to help it stand out among the rest.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Merete 30 years

Wow, the colours washed out in this picture. The pattern paper is lightly coloured, sure, but it looks way to white in this picture. My fault - I made the card late at night and snapped a quick photo before leaving for work the next morning. Didn't check it well enough apparently. Something tells me I've done this before...?? :P Clearly, I never learn. Maybe next time. ;)

Monday, May 9, 2011

43/52: In bloom

I pretend they are cherry trees.
But whatever they are,
they are truly

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Custom fit wrist warmers

Hello, blog. It's been a while. I made these wrist warmers for you! Well, for me. They are based on the same improvised recipe I made up for my SIL's christmas present, but the stitch count has been adjusted to fit my own wrists. They look a bit weird when I'm not wearing them, but they feel so lovely and form very nicely around the strange curves of the wrist. I debated whether or not to knit separate fingers, but ended up with this simpler shape. They are longer than the first pair, I like that. More details on my Ravelry page as usual.

Monday, May 2, 2011

42/52: A jewel in the rough

After ten minutes of scorching asphalt,
choking dust and loud traffic,
I find this place.
Green, quiet, sunny.
A hidden emerald jewel!