Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Craft-Room Challenge. Felines

Thank you everyone that entered our Anything Christmas Challenge. We had a lot of wonderful entries and it's going to be difficult to choose the top three.

The CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE this week is Felines and it has been chosen by the lovely Zoe.
I love cats and have a few beautiful cat stamps but for my DT piece I decided to use my Bagpuss stamps and decoupage sheets. I'm a big fan of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin and I love Bagpuss, the saggy old cloth cat.
For the background I used paper out of the decoupage kit and stamped Bagpuss onto some pink card. The main image is 3D decoupaged and the mouse and bird I just used a single image.
I used my computer to do Bagpuss's poem.
Don't forget to be eligible for the prize draw you need to have the CRAFT-ROOM logo in your sidebar with a link to the Craft-Room shop.
The rest of the Design Team have made some lovely inspirational samples, so why not take a look.

I'd also like to share with you a couple of pieces of needlework that I did over 20 years ago.
This is a piece of blackwork that I made for my mum and now have inherited back.
This cross stitch piece I made for me and it lives on one of my kitchen walls.


  1. Super cute and I love the needlework, you are so talented. Hugs, Kim

  2. Excellent, Hazel - you're so versatile. I'm not a cat fan (love the birds and dogs too much) but I love this card x

  3. Wow Hazel, all projects are gorgeous;-))m

  4. Love all your beautiful, catty things! Great work, especially the wonderful cross stitch! Valerie

  5. Hi Hazel. Fabulous projects. Love the cross stitch.
    Regards Florence x

  6. Some amazing creations here Hazel i just love them
    Hugs June x

  7. Hazel
    You are bringing back lots of memories to a certain generation as I remember Bagpuss (yep I am that old at 43!!!)
    I also did needlework before I discovered this passion and sadly I have to say that I don't do cross-stitch or tapestry anymore. What is worse, I have an incomplete cross-stitch.

  8. This really brought a smile to my face Hazel, it's fantastic. Love your needlework, it's another great love of mine too. Love Julia xx

  9. Gorgeous Bagpuss card Hazel, and your needlework is stunning! Maria x

  10. Bagpuss that treasure and perennial blast from the past! love him. Thank you for this fab project and all your wonderful samples XOXO Zoe

  11. I just love Bagpuss - and still loving your card ! Beautiful cross stitch pieces too ! Esther xx

  12. OH I loved Bagpuss :o) Your card is gorgeous and your samplers are beautiful too. Hugs


  13. Oh boy, bagpuss takes me back. Love the card and thanks for the memories. Also love your needlework, x

  14. Hello! I love your work!
    I have been looking for the chart to the Blackwork Siamese Cat for some time now, but I can't find it. Do you know if it is still available somewhere?

    1. Hi Kianna, I'm sorry I can't help you, I did this piece about 20 years ago - the chart was in a magazine. Keep looking, I'm sure there is a chart somewhere.
      xxx Hazel.