Sunday, 3 December 2017

Anniversary Card & Moving House.....

......not me but my son and girlfriend (well fiancee now :-) ). On Friday 1st December they received the keys to their first house and after just over 2 years of living with us they moved into their new house. It was also very special as my son proposed to his girlfriend before they entered the house & she said yes!! Very happy mummy!!

I do have a card to show you. This is one I made for my friend's anniversary. Made using an image from Hunkydory's Little books Smudge & Mitten. Just used patterned and plain card to matt and layer. Some ribbon and the image is from LOTV.

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Friday, 1 December 2017

Catch Up

My my what a busy month I have had since I last blogged. Firstly we took my oldest grandson across to the Isle of Wight for a few days. This would be the last time would take him on his own as next year we will take the little one also. The week consisted mainly of soft play. That's all he likes to do. :-)  Here are a couple of pictures of him

We got back on the Friday and then on the Sunday hubby and I went on our first long cruise. We sailed on P&O's Ventura. Beautiful ship and a fantastic time we had. We sailed from Southampton and called at Lisbon, Tenerife, Grand Canaria, La Palma and Madeira. All beautiful places. We enjoyed it so much that we have booked another for next September on the Britannia this time down to the Med.
Here is one of the professional photographs that we had taken on one of the formal nights on board. Don't scrub up too bad do we?

Obviously with all these holidays I haven't had much time to craft but I have been to a couple of workshops. This is the box that we made at the last Saltdean workshop with Clair and Sharni. Was made using tonic dies. A lot of die cutting but looks really good made up. More dies for my wish list :-) 

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Friday, 20 October 2017

Son & Daughter in Law's Anniversary Card

Yesterday was my son & daughter in law's wedding anniversary and here is the card that I made them (another one of the many I have made for this month :-) )

The card is a 7 x 7 card. The topper is from Hunkydory's little book of Special Moments. The colour is black and grey.

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Workshop 19th October 2017

Had a lovely morning at Clair & Sharni's workshop yesterday. We made a couple of beautiful cards  using Altenew stamps. Both sets we used are on my wish list together with their inks. :-) 

This is Sharni's card
We used the following: -
Altenew Stamps - Beautiful day
Altenew dies - Beautiful Day and Bloomin Bouquet
Little B's Circles
MFT Circle Grid stencil
Distress Ink Oxide - Spiced Marmalade
Altenew Inks - Warm & Cosy - Green Fields

Clair's Card 
For this card we used:-
Altenew Build-a-Flower Rose Stamps & Dies
Avery Elle - Handwritten Notes Stamps
MFT - Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Creative Expressions - Berry Sprig
Altenew Inks - Cherry Blossom & Warm & Cosy

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Anniversary Cards

October is a month for anniversaries - I have 4 including my own. :-) I have 2 lots of friends celebrating their anniversaries as well as my eldest son and his wife. I have already shown you the card I made for my hubby. 

Today I am showing you the card I made for some very good friends of mine who celebrated their anniversary on Monday. I have used an image from the Hunkydory Little Book of Wrinklies. I love these images. I love the little books but my only complaint is I wish that Hunkydory would do square ones :-) 

Paul the hubby of the couple asked if I would make his wife a card from him and here is what I did. Again I used the Wrinklies little book but this time I die cut it using circle and scalloped circle dies. The greeting was made up of several stamps that I had which I put together. 

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Happy Birthday to Me

So 2nd October was my birthday and as usual I received some lovely cards from my crafty friends. This year I forgot to post them earlier but here they are. They are all lovely don't you agree.? :-)

The little hand written card was from my 9 year old niece in France. The stickers are smelly ones that smell of lollies and chips!! :-) 

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Happy Anniversary

Been a bit quiet recently but that's cause I have been quite busy and haven't got anything new to show you. I have had a birthday and I had some lovely handmade cards which I will show you once I get round to photographing them. 

I did go on a Crafting Day on Saturday with Julie Hickey from Craftwork Cards which was a lot of fun. Again I have a couple to finish but once I have I will photograph them and blog them.

However I do have my hubby' anniversary card I made him to show you which I nearly forgot to do!!

For his card I used an image of James the Bear from Lily of the Valley. The Happy Anniversary was cut from a die, can't remember who made it though. Was really pleased with how this turned out.

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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Cards Made at Linda's Workshop 28th October

Had a lovely class with Linda last Thursday making these 2 gorgeous cards. 2 more Christmas cards made. :-) 

This card has used a Penny Black Stamp - robin is also from a Penny Black set (may have to purchase these :-) ).

This card was made using special paper (can't remember what it's called !) to make the flowers. 

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Monday, 25 September 2017

Clair & Sharni's Workshop 21st September

At Clair an Sharni's workshop last week we made these 2 gorgeous cards. These are so cut. Both stamps are from Whimsy Stamps.

Clair's Card

For this card we used the Whimsy stamp - So Nuts About You. More essential Sentiment And distressed pattern stamps
MFT Inside/Outside stitched Circle Stax and Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips. To colour the image I used watercolour pencils. He is so cute!!!

Sharni's Card 

For this card we used the Whimsy Autumn Fox Kit and Handwritten Written Happiness. Dies used were MFT stitched scalloped basic edges. The stencil used was from MFT called Zebra.

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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Welcome Effie Rose to the World

As mentioned in my previous post my nephew and wife's baby daughter decided to enter the world yesterday morning at 4.01am, 3 weeks early. She weighed in at 6lb 10oz . Her name is Effie Rose.

Here is my nephew and his beautiful daughter

This is the card that I made them (details on previous post.)

Effie Rose is my sister's first grand child so I had to make her and my brother in law a card. For this I used the Adorable Elephants from MFT which I just love. The greeting was from several stamps that I had. The backing card was from my stash. I have embossed the white card as it looked very plain. I have added some random sequins.

For a gift I knitted these 2 matinee jackets a couple of months ago.

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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

The card that I have to show you today is for my nephew and his wife who's baby daughter arrived yesterday 3 weeks early but more of that in the next post.

For this card I followed this weeks sketch over on Freshly Made Sketches here . The image I wanted to use fitted the sketch very well. 

Here is the sketch

Here is my card.

For the card I used a Hunkydory Kit - Little Treasures - added some backing card and ribbon to complete the look. 

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Friday, 22 September 2017

Workshop Cards 7th September 2017

Realised that I hadn't shown you the cards that we made in the previous workshop with Clair & Sharni. 

The stamp sets used are both from Altenew.
Clair's Card
I like this card very much although I do not like mine. I messed up on the colouring ( I didn't have the right colours so instead of waiting til I got home I went ahead and messed up) so am not happy with it. The stamp set used was Build - A - Flower - Ranunculus. Would like to do it again but colour it differently. 

Sharni's Card 

I much preferred the outcome of this card.This was made using the Build-A-Flower-Coral Charm. Each part was stamped using a different ink from Glacier Caves Mini Ink Cube Set. Saves all the worry out of shading and colouring. 

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

A Golf Card

The card that I have to show you today is one made for a friend.  The image is a stamp that I found in a draw in my craft room. It was coloured with promarkers. It has been cut and matted using spellbinders

Backing paper was from my stash as is the bakers twine, button and greeting. 

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Sisters' Birthday and Anniversary

I have been absent from my blog for some time due to a holiday in France to visit my mother in law. I had a lovely time although I did fall down her kitchen step and twist my knee the day before we were due to come home. Luckily there wasn't much damage and it is a lot better now all bar it still aching.

The crafting I have to show you today is a present that I made for my sister for her birthday. The card I made her was one I had made previously but I decided to make her a little pressie.

Wooden box frame is 3" x 3". I have used a wooden letter that I have covered in patterned paper and then added some gems and a butterfly. 

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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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Friday, 11 August 2017

Workshop Cards from Yesterday

Yesterday I had my fortnightly workshop with Clair & Sharni. This eek we made cards using the Neat & Tangled stamp set called Bloom. Lovely big font and lovely flowers, very little colouring is needed but very bold.

Clair's card was a folded card. Looks complicated bit as long as you get the scoring correct and the measurements it all comes together quite quickly. 

With Sharni's card, we created a distress inked panel.

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