Hello everyone and welcome to day 12, todays event is Die Cutting - sounds rather painful to me but the crafting duo of Ali and Sydney seem to know what to do. First off our sponsor for today is
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What did the girls create with Die Cutting I wonder.
Sydney had no problem with the die cutting machine, it spends most of it time on the floor so the children can use it! Sydney used a white and purple gel pen (once again treasures that Ali does not share with the children) to create faux stitching on the flowers. "I like these pens Ali" came from Syd as Ali quickly squirelled them away. Syd then tied the embroidery thread through the purple button, from our button boxes here. The bow was tied by Rachie (thanks) using polka dot ribbon here.
The colours were inspiried by the wonderful image from LOTV coloured by Cebelica. Thank you for sending Ali all these wonderful coloured images, I must say that I came bottom in the class at colouring. Although I do enjoy drawing cartoon characters.
For some extra inspiration - this is the work of Siân, one of our Saddle Stitch Challengers.
Beautiful Siân. I love the torn style paper, I bet that took a lot of skill for it to look that good. Great the way you have matched up the ribbon flowers with the paper leaves.
I do like this, very stylish Siân. The little gem draws your eyes to the ribbon - great work. Thank you Siân for joining in, sorry it has taken a while to share your creations.
I have a wonderful day planned for Ali, I am taking to her favourite shop in Southampton. I just hope she can stay awake long enough!!! She is doing really well, the drugs are causing rather nasty side effects, but she is trying to take that in her stride. The hour or so crafting with Syd is doing her the world of good, although I am rather like a mother hen and start clucking around them when I think Ali has done too much.
Anyway do you think Ali will rise to the occasion and enjoy her shopping trip, she is off her food so I was also hoping I could tempt her appertite back with the offer of a little lunch.
Wish me luck.