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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Christmas in June

I have just returned home from my annual house party up at Upper Rectory Cottages with some crafty friends. This is our 9th year and this year we decided to have Christmas. Yes I know we may be mad!!! but it was a great week. We had a Christmas tree, secret Santa and a Christmas meal cooked by Saffron Catering. We also had the hot tub that did get to warm to use at the weekend. We also managed to do some crafting (pictures to follow of all I made :-) ). We also had Faye come in again to give us some lovely beauty treatments. I had a Full extended bamboo body massage (to die for!!) and a luxury facial. 

Christmas Eve we left milk and a Ferraro Roche chocolate out for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph. In return Santa left us all a Satsuma and each a crafty pressie :-).Christmas day was Saturday and we spent the day crafting, present giving and having our meal. A lovely day and week was had. 









Here was my view each lunch time as eating my lunch

Sunsets 

The hot tub. 

Here is the card that I made for Pam to thank her for arranging everything this year - no mean feat - but she did a great job as normal. 

I designed the card using CAP and once printed and mounted onto a card I added a pearl. 




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Friday, 9 June 2017

Another Challenge - Another Anniversary

Today I have another of my anniversary cards to show you. This time I followed the sketch over on Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Here is the Sketch


Here is my card.


Image is from Hunkydory's Little book of Love
Spellbinders Labels 3
Backing paper and card are from my stash as is the greeting.


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Happy 30th and enjoy Vegas

Today I have another card to share with you. This is a card I made for a friend's son who was 30 -although if you speak to him he says he's 25 :-). Him and his friends are all off to LA and Vegas at the weekend, a trip they have been planning for about 5 years!

The card was designed in CAP and the maps were got from google.


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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Anniversary Card

So I am going away on Monday for my annual crafty/chill week with my crafty girlfriends and was quite please as I have packed all my crafty bits early and I was all ready just had to pack my suitcase when I realised I had to make 3 anniversary cards and a birthday card. Where were my tools? Packed!!! Where were my card blanks? Packed!!! So they all had to come out again...

The birthday card has been taken care of as I have many in my box but not so many anniversary cards. Here is the first one. For this one I followed the sketch over on Sketch Saturday 

Here is the sketch


Here is my card.


The image is from Hunkydory's Little book of Golden Oldies. Some great images in this book. Paper is from various paper packs I have in my stash. The greeting stamp is from Lilly of the Valley.



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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Leon's Year 2015

Earlier this year my external hard drive gave up and I lost all my photos amongst other things but it was the photos I was more upset about. Mainly of Leon growing up. Luckily I have made year books every year so I do have those of him.
I was in the process of doing my 2015 one which was kept on my hard drive along with my layouts for my 2015 year. Luckily I had posted some of the layouts to Facebook and to Pinterest so I was able to retrieve some of the. 

Here is Leon's yearbook.

https://www.albelli.co.uk/view-online-photo-book/bb11797a-207a-48cd-a26d-66c99b2bd587


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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Beautiful Week!

Sorry, not been blogging much have I?. Well here is a quick catch up. Hubby went away Sunday on his annual golfing trip down to Devon and the weather here has been beautiful - hot and sunny. I have had a very busy week. 
Monday was shopping chilling and a bit of crafting. 

Tuesday, I had the Grandchildren and we went to Drusillas - pictures on next post - it turned out to be a very hot day and knackering. In the evening I went to the theatre to see Wonderland with my son's girlfriend, Jodie. It was a brilliant show.

Wednesday was a complete chill out day, spent time up in the craft room sorting some stuff out doing a bit of crafting to.

Today Jodie and I went for a nice massage - lovely and relaxing. Tonight is my last night of peace because the boys are back tomorrow.

I do have a card to share with you also. It's was made for my great nephew who was 10 on Monday. The image was from the Fabulous Fella's dvd. I have printed it, coloured and decoupaged it!




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Friday, 26 May 2017

Linda's Workshop

Had a lovely afternoon yesterday at Linda's making the following 2 cards. The first one was made using Stampin Up Beautiful You stamps and a mask with white ink. Really love this card, the simplicity of it is beautiful.


The flower on this card was made from foam that is die cut, then heated and shaped. My flower is supposed to be a daisy but looks more of a wild chrysanthemum :-). I really enjoyed making it was so easy.
The background stamp is a hero arts one I think. It was stamped using versimark and then silver embossing powder was used.(Yes I used it and survived!!) A couple of gems added and then voila!! Will definitely be making more flowers if I can find some flower dies!


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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

My Boys

No card or crafty items to show you today but I do have my lovely grandsons to show you. Leon had a school assembly this morning where he was an ant!! The assemble was lovely and I was one proud Nanny, however at the end of the assembly the kids all sang a beautiful song and I blubbed like a baby, all I could think about was the beautiful little girl Saffy that died in the bombings in Manchester. Her Nanny and Grandad will never d=get to see her perform in her school assembly's again!

So I cherished today with my boys as I will every day!







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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Hubby's Birthday

It was also my hubby's birthday on Sunday but cause Leon was born on this day, his birthday always takes a backseat but I always try and celebrate in some way. This year my friend cooked us a nice Sunday roast following Leon's party. She did some balloons for him and got him a cake. (Only one candle as there wasn't enugh room on the cake for all of them!!! )

It was a nice surprise for him bit it all got too much after dinner :-) 



Here is his card I made him.  Using the golfer stamp that I had. Matted and layered i onto card cut with spellbinders circles and scalloped circles. Backing paper comes from a papermaina pad that I had. Made the candy out of scraps of black card I had left and greeting from my stash.


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Sunday, 14 May 2017

A Play, a 60th and a 6th birthday

So another busy week - what have I done? I'm not really sure but it has been busy :-) 

Yesterday we went to the theatre to see 'The Play That Went Wrong'. What a great play it was. If you ever get the chance to see it you need to!! My sides hurt from laughing so much. After the play hubby I went on to a friend's 60th birthday party. We arrived a bit late but we still had lots of fun.

Here is the card that I made for Steve. He is a golf fan. The stamp was one that I bought from someone that was selling off some bits. The backing paper is from a papermania pad that I have and the numbers are from Stampin Up. Backing card and bakers twine are from my stash. 


Now today is my husband's and oldest grandson's birthdays. Leon is 6 today. Where has that time gone? He had a party at a soft play which he enjoyed of course. Here are a few pictures of both of my grandsons. 





Got all too much for some. :-) 




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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Card

Well today I managed to get up in my craft room and make my grandson a card who is 6 next week - (where has that time gone???),

I had an idea in my head so I decided to look for a challenge that would fit the bill..and I found one over on Cardz 4 Guyz. Their theme is:-
Inspired by a Film, a Book or Music

My inspiration was JURASSIC PARK.  Leon loves dinosaurs at the moment so the free papers that came with last months 'Making Cards' magazine was ideal.

Here is my card.


Items used:- Free papers from Making Cards Magazine
Sizzix Lollipop Number set
Stampin Up Numbers stamp set 
Backing card, greeting ad buttons all come from my stash.

Lets hope he likes it!!


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Friday, 28 April 2017

Linda's April Workshop

How cold has it been these last few days, brrrr!!! Almost May and I went out today in a thick jumper and boots!!! Lets hope the warmer weather comes soon..

Yesterday it was Linda's monthly workshop and we made a couple of lovely cards. I really enjoyed doing these and will definitely be making this style again. Linda showed us how to do the workings of the card and we could decorate it Another couple of men's cards for my box.

Loved the alphabet dies we used on the card but they are just a little bit expensive!!!!!!







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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Birthday card and present

Been absent for a week as took my grandson on holiday to the Isle of Wight. We had a lovely week but more of that later.

Whilst I was away it was my great niece's birthday. She was 5 and like most 5 year olds she loves Disney princesses. I was a bit stumped for a card but then my niece (Maisies' mum) posted a picture of her birthday cake that my nephew was making for her and it was a Princess Aurora cake so there was only one Princess I could do.

I got the image off of the internet and the greeting was computer generated in CAP. Backing paper was from my stash as was the ribbon and gems. I always have real difficulty with my bows but was really pleased with how this one turned out!


For her present I used a MDF heart, covered it in patterned paper, added pink flower buttons and gems. Scrabble letters were added along with a ribbon bow and paper flower. 


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