Thursday, 7 September 2017

Naughty Blogger!!

Can't believe that it has been nearly 2 weeks since I last blogged. Opps, well to be honest I haven't been doing much crafting which is sad but now that the autumn has arrived I guess I can spend more time up in my craft room. I need to get some Christmas cards listed on my Etsy Shop before it gets too late, however I am off ob holiday tomorrow for a week to go off to see my Mother in Law in France but I will get to to it after my holiday.

The other thing that I need to get moving is my weight. I rejoined slimming world a few weeks ago after my weight was slowly creeping up again (I had put on just shy of a stone and a half from my lightest ). I am finding it very hard and have only lost 4.5lb since re - joining. Again after getting back from France I need to knuckle down and get the weight moved ready for my cruise at the end of October. 

I do have 2 cards that I can now show you, I made them for 2 of my great nephews who had birthdays over the Summer. 

This card was made using Hunkydory's Little Book  - can't remember which one! Backing paper was from my stash as is the button and twine. 

This card was mde using an decoupage topper that I found whilst doing a bit of sorting. The card blank was pre - embossed.  The greeting is from an unbranded die.

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Friday, 25 August 2017

Clair & Sharni's Workshop 24/08/17

Went to Clair & Sharni's workshop yesterday and we made a couple of really cute Christmas cards. 

For Clair's card we used a lot of dies and then just layered them up. Dies were Lawn Fawn - Forest Border, stitched mountain border, stitched hillside borders, Sue Wilson - Pierced Noble Squares. 
The Penguin  is from Wild Rose Stamps and is sooooooooooo cute!! I had to buy him. Can be found here. The greeting is from Lawn Fawn - Merry Messages.  These can also be bought from

Sharni's card was also made using stamp from Wild Rose and can be purchased here. The background was done using nuvo embellishment mousse and a stencil from Memory Box . the merry is from Lawn Fawn and also used MFT Stitched Snow Drifts.

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Son's Birthday

Yesterday was my youngest son's birthday. He was 29 (always be my baby though :-) ) . He wanted fish and chips for his birthday meal so we got some and then he had cake. Even Roxy decided she wanted some :-) 
Here is the card that I made him. Using the Woodware 'Happy Birthday' stamp (Love this stamp :-) ) Backing paper was from a pad that I have. Stamped the image on to the card and then paper pieced it with the same paper used for the backing. 

Birthday boy and his cake!

'Daddy here is my bowl ready for my piece of cake' :-) 

'mmmmmmmmm scrummy!!'

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Cards Made at Linda's Workshop 17th August

Had a lovely class on Thursday at Linda's and here are the lovely cards we made. We were using Christmas dies from Jeanine Dies. All was used is the dies and gold and silver card. really effective.

The little card was made with a snowflake from Stampin Up and a stamped reindeer. Another simple but very effective card.

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches - 413

Today has been my best friends birthday and we have been out and about today. When asked what she wanted to do she said that she wanted to go down to the sea front, go on the pier and go on the 2p machines and then have fish and chips, so that is what we did. :-) 

Yesterday I had a few hours up in my craft room and made several cards. I have several anniversary cards to make so here is one of them. I have followed the sketch over on Tuesday Morning Sketches here.

Here is the sketch

Here is my card.

 I have flipped the sketch round. The image has been coloured with promarkers.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Brother In Law's 60th Birthday

Yesterday was my brother in law's 60th birthday. Him, my sister and their kids have gone away for the week to celebrate and are having a great time. (I hope!! ;-) )

Here is the card that I made him. It is a 'pop & twist' card. The papers used are from a 6 x 6 paper pad I got from The Works. The 'happy birthday' is one that I borrowed - the card was made when I was up in Appleby Magna on my crafty week away. The '60' is from Stampin Up numbers.

For the inside I used Tim Holtz Blueprint stamp set. Great for men's cards.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Baby Shower

I have just returned from a lovely weekend in Southend with friends visiting their family. Whilst up there we went to a baby shower - my friend's niece is pregnant. First time that I have been to a baby shower!! I find it all a bit strange though, maybe because I am a bit superstitious and don't think things should be bought for the baby until it is born!! Well we had a good time anyway.

Here is the card that I made for her and her partner. Using Crafters Companion Be Bunny. Cute paper crafting kit.  

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