It is a sad day as I write my farewell blog to the PDT at docrafts. It has been an honour to have been selected to join the team last year and I have enjoyed the crafty challenges! I chose to not reapply this year as I have many other commitments which I have to focus on but hopefully I will still be briefed the occasional docrafts magazine commission to keep my crafting fix.
The variety of craft ranges which docrafts have sent me to experiment with last year was fantastic. It enabled me to try out lots of different styles of crafting and I was spoilt for choice for ranges to play with.
Below I would like to share a few of my PDT projects
When first approached by do crafts they asked me to work on a mini project mainly to showcase my sewing creativity. I got sent some tilly daydream fabrics and I experimented with 3 different makes. An Owl cushion, an Ipad cover, an Apple pincushion and a little coin purse. The team at docrafts really liked all of the makes but particularly liked the apple pincushion and it featured on the docrafts blog. This was my first published project! Here is the link to the “How to” instructions on the
In the first PDT kit I received the Owl Folk range of papers & trims. I loved using this range as the graphics are so cute and everything co-ordinates so well. I couldn’t resist mixing in a bit of felt too!
Below was my first ATC card! This was part of the PDT blog hop on ATC cards. Again I really enjoyed mixing the textures up and incorporating some canvas and felt in with the cute Owl Folk papers…
I have always been a fan of Gorjuss Girl ranges so when I received some of the new papers and couldn’t wait to use it on one of the template challenges which was on the PDT! I bought the hexagon xcut die set so that I could try this layout out as I had never tried anything quite like it before.. I love the outcome!
When I was sent the Folk Flower range I wanted to try different techniques of making 3D flowers to compliment the papers. The buttons and felt mix gives these cards a lovely handmade feel.
For the run up to to Christmas the PDT team got a fantastic selection of goodies to play with! My favourite range had to be pocket full of posies. It has a real traditional christmas feel to it but at the same time very pretty and not too old fashioned! I enjoyed trying out mixing up Velum with this range too.
As part of a Christmas project we all got given a fellow PDT memeber to make a card for, here is my easel card which I made for Mags! This range used Folk Christmas I love the modern twist in graphics and colours with this range, its clean designs really worked well with a blanket stitch felt heart to give it a Nordic look.
With one of my PDT kits I got a great set of Bare Basics nesting boxes and some irresistible Papier Patch deco papers. I trimmed it with lovely bare basics hessian and the colours really finished the project perfectly…
Finally, before I bore everyone I thought I would finish with one of my latest creations using my last kit from docrafts. This featured Capsule geometric ranges, I thought I would not enjoy this kit as much as it is quite a simplistic designed range, clean and a tight colour pallet. However I loved experimenting with the stencils on fabric and using the Artiste fabric paints, as normally I would just make sewing projects with ready printed or plain fabrics. However having studied print design at college it came flooding back! I made a book cover and tissue pack both turned out much better than I expected. I even managed to co-ordinate my note book with the Geometric Neon ribbons!
I have a few projects coming up in the next docrafts magazines issue 68 and 69 so I hope to continue to bring my creations to the docraft readers!
In the meantime, I want to say a huge thank you to the PDT at docrafts who have welcomed me to the team in 2015 and supported me. I’ve made some fantastic crafting buddies who I hope to keep in touch with afterwards!
And here are their blogs! Thanks Guys xx