Sunday, 1 February 2015

The OTTBS February Challenge

Well, the February Challenge has been revealed over Operation Tackle That Bead Stash and, for me at least, it's a real challenge. Red, Blue & Gold. With an extra twist that means including some free-form beading!

You can read more about the challenge - and find some additional links to free-form tips and techniques over on the Operation Tackle That Bead Stash Blog.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

You Never Forget How {January's Counterfeit Kit}

Well, hello there! It's been a long, long time, but putting a counterfeit kit together is like riding a bicycle, no? I'm starting small, with the hope that I'll be able to make some simple 'Thank You' cards and start a 'One Little Word' mini-book. Nothing too complex!  < More on the word that I've chosen soon.

This month's inspiration from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge is the December Kit from Hip Kits. The overall feel of the kit was very much 'me' so I used the colours as the basis of my kit, choosing card-stock and papers in aqua, pink, grey and black, with a little hint of yellow here and there.

I wanted to echo the arrows/chevrons in the inspiration kit and found Avery Elle's 'To The Point' and Dear Lizzy's 'Hello There' stamps sets in my collection, both of which contain some amazing arrow stamps, along with some super sweet sentiments that are perfect for creating some cute cards.

To complete the kit I've added in Thickers, Sassafras and Mini Market alphas, black and white doilies, ribbons, embroidery threads and a small collection of embellishments - even managing to find some dinky, little camera charms!

See? You never forget how! 

Thursday, 1 January 2015

The OTTBS January Challenge

The lovely lasses at Operation Tackle That Bead Stash have revealed their first beading challenge of 2015. The challenge is to create using a song as inspiration and, although that *sounds* easy, I think that I'm going to have some difficulty choosing from the ideas currently floating around my head!

All beaders, bead makers and jewellery designers are welcome to enter the challenge. Check out the Operation Tackle That Bead Stash Blog for more information about entering the challenge - and details of this month's sponsored prize!