Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Rainbow granny

A pop of colour on this cold, gloomy, snowy day here in West Yorkshire. 

A simple granny square, one of my favourite blankets to make. You can make them as big or as small as you want and the colour possibilities are endless. I love rainbow crochet so this is up there with one of my favourite colour palettes. 

Right I'm off to add a few more rows before I start the border. Keep safe and warm and see you soon :) xx 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A bit of waffling!!

So, here's one of my rare visits to my blog. 

Yes, I'm still crocheting and I've enough blankets to cover a football field and that's just the one's I've kept and not gifted or donated!! 

 This one is a waffle blanket (no you can't eat it, although hubby would probably have a go) lol It's made with two Caron Cakes called Strawberry Trifle, although I must say I've never eaten a strawberry trifle that colour!! I wasn't too sure about the abrupt colour changes of these cakes, but I think this particular colourway blends nicely. Finished it off with a simple shell border. 

So there you have it. I may see you again soon, or then again maybe not!! lol I'll wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year now as I don't think I'll be on here again this side of 2017 :) xx


Sunday, 2 April 2017

Pastel granny stripe blanket

So here I am again, crawling out of the woodwork to update my poor, neglected blog!!

I've eleventy six million new crochet projects to show you, but I won't put them all on at once, so here's just one to be going on with.  It's a granny stripe and the pattern is from the fabulous Lucy over at Attic 24.

I used Stylecraft Summer Breeze DK and a 4mm hook.

So here it is, and I'll be back at some point when I remember I've still got a blog!!

Friday, 15 July 2016

Liquorice Allsorts??

Another one in the making. 
I wasn't sure of the colours at first but once I'd done a few colour sequences I love it, reminds me of Bertie Bassett!
 Pattern is cosy stripe by Lucy at Attic 24. 

See you soon :)


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Blackberry Salad

I can't believe we're almost in the middle of July already!! Still waiting for the Summer to arrive:(

Anyway while we're waiting here's another baby blanket I made. It's called the Blackberry Salad Blanket and you can find the link here. It's a very easy pattern but is sooooo slow growing. Having said that I love how it turned out. 

See you next time :) xx


Wednesday, 1 June 2016


Well hello there, how long has it been?!!!!!  I gave up card making altogether and started crocheting (again) and haven't stopped since!!

For you card makers out there who've followed my blog, I'm afraid I'm going to bore you to death with all my crochet projects, but for all you crocheters out there I hope you like my "creations"!  So here we go, this first pic is the start of a blanket I started back in September 2014. 

It's still ongoing and here are a few more pics of work in progress!!

So that's it for now on this one.  I'll keep you up to date on the progress, but in between I'll be showing you stuff I've done in between.

See you soon xx

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Little monkey

My first ever Amigurumi project. 

I can't believe how simple she was to make, although the face is probably the worst bit. Trying to get the expression right was a bit of a challenge.  The pattern can be purchased here.

I love how she turned out :)

Sunday, 1 February 2015

I can sing a rainbow

Red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue, I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too!! 

I made this corner to corner blanket using 19 different shades of colour and absolutely loved the outcome!!


 I bought 100g of each colour and only used half of it :) xx


Sunday, 28 December 2014

Long time no see and Merry Christmas

So I dropped off the face of the earth ... again ... so just thought I'd drop in and let you know I'm still alive and kicking.
Been busy crocheting away on various things so now I'm going to bore you to tears with a few of  my creations!!! lol 

Couple of giant granny square blankets: 

And this is in extra large one:

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Bracelet

 I'm going to a wedding this weekend and couldn't find a bracelet to match my outfit .... so I made my own!!

It's a flat spiral weave bracelet, made with genuine swarovski crystals, white pearls and silver lined seed beads. It looks fantastic with my outfit even though I do say so myself! :) 

Have a great weekend whatever you're doing :) xx 

Friday, 1 August 2014

Road Trip Scarf

Well here I am again, still alive and kicking!! 

I've been crocheting and bead making and designing for Hunkydory and just seem to have forgotten I had a blog!! 

Here's a scarf I've just crocheted, and I have to say it was one of the quickest and easiest things I've ever made. The link for the free pattern is here

I used James C Brett Baby Marble DK and a 5mm hook and it drapes like a dream! 
Until next time :) xx


Saturday, 10 May 2014

Pop up box card

After seeing a lot of these pop up box cards around I thought I'd have a bash myself and make one for my Mum's birthday.  I followed these easy, peasy instructions with no measuring involved! Thanks Nikky x 

I used silver mirri card, stamping up papers and some fabric flowers I bought from W H Smith years ago!! It took me ages to do it, but that was only because I couldn't decide how to place the flowers and leaves. Now I've done one it won't take me as long next time (I hope)!!


 And yes, it does fold flat!

Happy Birthday Mum, love you lots :) xx

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Peaches and Cream

And here's the peaches and cream one :) 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Crochet baby dress

Been very busy with my Hunkydory DT work, but in between I've found time to pick up my crochet hook and make a few baby items ready for a few little babies that are waiting in the wings to make an appearance. 

This is my first baby dress and I'm really pleased with the results. 

I've also done one in peaches and cream but I'll show you that one later. Hope you all had a fantastic Easter :) xx


Thursday, 6 March 2014

Card and Calendar

Here's a couple more from Hunkdory and the "Floral Fantasia" collection. 

This was just one sheet of the A4 encapsulated glitter card cut down to make a card and a calendar. 

 I've still got a few more to show you from this gorgeous collection before the new collection launches next Friday, so I'll be back soon :)

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Floral Fantasia

Another card made with the gorgeous "Floral Fantasia" collection from Hunkydory.

  I used adorable scorable for the background and scored with my Hougie. 
The decoupage is already die cut which makes life a lot easier, and I just covered the whole image and sentiment with an acetate dome shape. Simples!!

I'll have a few more to show you over this next week so hope you can pop back and have a look :)

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Long time .. no see!!!

Well I bet you thought I'd gone for good didn't you? No such luck!! 

Just not had the enthusiasm to make cards since before Christmas and when it becomes a chore and not a hobby you know something has to give! 

After a very difficult decision I decided to step down from my DT positions with Just Inklined and La Pashe, and I'd just like to thank Jak Heath and the team from the bottom of my heart for giving me the opportunity to work alongside them. 

I'm still designing for Hunkydory though and on that note, I'm going to post my very first card this year using the brand spanking new "Floral Fantasia" which is the current Pick of the Week on Create and Craft TV.

I'll be back with another one tomorrow, and hopefully I'll keep up with my blogging as I've a few other projects on the go, including crochet and jewellery.

Hope you had a nice weekend whatever you were doing :) xx


Sunday, 22 December 2013

Merry Christmas from Just Inklined

Firstly Happy Christmas to all that have supported Just Inklined over the last year, we are also over on Facebook and we would love to see more of your creations so join us there.

 Every day, one or two of the Design Team will be showcasing their favourite Christmas card that they made with our digital stamps and each one of the girls will be giving away to 2 commenters the image that they used to make their featured card.

For my card I've used the gorgeous Poinsettia Farm set which is available in the shop if you don't happen to be one of the lucky winners!


Monday, 2 December 2013

Just Inklined to Hop

Hi and welcome to this months Just Inklined blog hop. 

Our host this month is Gaynor and her chosen theme is "Lavender and Lace"

I chose this gorgeous Iris and coloured it with Promarkers.  I embossed the background and as I didn't have any real lace I compromised with a paper lace border using the Martha Stewart doily punch.

Remember there are two spot prizes along the way chosen from those that leave comments on the blogs.

If you're following the hop in the right order you should have arrived here from Gaynor and from here you need to hop over to Dawn.

In case you get lost, here's the hop in the correct order. Enjoy!!

Karen J (that's me)