Wednesday 24 October 2012

A Jolly Day in Fareham

On Sunday a group of us -me, Pam, Kim, Greta, Trace & Debs all went down to Fareham to do a jewellery class and this is the item that we made. It's a netted tube bracelet. I really enjoyed making it and will definitely be making another one, maybe a necklace..

The day ended with a good meal at a local Harvester where a good time was had by all.

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Calendar For Mother in Law

My mother in law lives in France so she doesn't get to see my Grandson (her great grandson ) very much and while she was over here a few weeks ago I took a picture of her and Leon. Using Craft Artist Professional I have created a layout using the photo. I really enjoy CAP and each time I use it I find I can do new things.
I created the sheet and then printed it out. I then stuck it to 2 pieces of card to make it sturdy (printed it direct onto card originally but didn't like it!). Put 2 holes in the top and threaded some ribbon through to hang   it. I then added a calendar pad and voila!!
Hope she likes it!

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Tuesday 23 October 2012

My First Christmas Card

Yeah, I've made my first Christmas card. The first of many I hope. I followed the sketch on Sketch Saturday blog and am entering it into their challenge for this week.

Here is the sketch.

And here is my take on it.
Scalloped edged white card blank.
Backing paper from Papermania (Deck the Halls)
Decoupaged image and greeting from La Pashe (I think!!)
Red mirri card from stash
Gems and poinsettia flower from stash.

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Thursday 18 October 2012

Final family card for the year made...

...and now I can start on my Christmas cards!!!! 
This card is for my nephew and niece's anniversary which is in December. I was inspired by the sketch on Freshly Made Sketches and wish to enter it into their latest challenge sketch.

Here is the sketch:-

And here is my take on it.
Square card blank
Backing paper from Kay and Company
Hougie Board used for embossing 
Nellie Snellen heart dies
Ribbon and gems from stash
Greeting stamp from a Past Impressions set
Versafine Black ink

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Wednesday 17 October 2012

Card for the other Twin.

Today I have had a lovely day with my grandson but he does wear me out. No chance for making cards today but here is the card for my friend's other son following on from my post yesterday.

Square card blank
Black card from stash
Backing papers from stackers
Decoupaged Mini from La Pashe (I think)
Sizzix number dies
Greeting from Craftwork cards.

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Tuesday 16 October 2012

Cards for Men - Challenge 21

The twin sons of one of my best friends celebrate their 18th birthday this year - goodness where has that time gone!!  I will post the other card in another post.  Here is a card I have made for one of them. I am entering it into Cards for Men Challenge 21 which has a theme of :-


Recipe: - 
Square card blank
Decoupaged topper from La Pashe (I think!)
Greeting from La Pashe
Backing paper from a paper stack 
Black card from stash
Ribbon from stash
No. 18 cut from Sizzix number dies.

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Wednesday 10 October 2012

Haven't had the time to blog!!

Just haven't had the time over the last couple of weeks to blog or make cards so I haven't anything of mine to show you. I did celebrate a birthday last week on 2nd and did received some lovely handmade cards and have decided to show you them.

The first one is from my mate Jackie. She hasn't been crafting over the last 6 months due to personal reason but has just started again and I have been privileged to have one of her first cards since she started up again. Go have a look at her blog, her colouring is amazing. 

This card is from Kim (better known as Kimbo). Beautiful card as are all hers. Cute image.
Go have a look at her blog here.

This card is from my mate Pam. Have known Pam for years . Honoured to have received a handmade card from her as she doesn't make very many. Beautiful card though. Pam's blog is here but she hasn't blogged in a few months, but you never know she may start again.

I am hoping that I will get back into my craft room soon, what with birthdays', anniversaries', grandsons', illness's (my hubby not me) that have stopped me, I need to start on some Christmas cards. Watch this space!!

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Friday 5 October 2012

Lots of Blog Candy

Donna over at Bearly Mine Crafts is offering some fab Candy. Go over and have a look!

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Wednesday 3 October 2012

Another male card!

This time it's for my brother in law's birthday. I do like the Forever Friends Good Life toppers. Makes men's card so much easier.

Square card blank
Topper from FF Good Life set
Backing papers from Good Life set
Greeting from Craftwork cards
Bakers twine & buttons from stash

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Monday 1 October 2012

Wedding Card

Typical isn't it, don't have any weddings to go to all year than 2 come along together! Here is one of the cards that I have made. 

Square card blank
Silver mirri card
Forever friends decoupage topper that I have had laying around for ages.
Greeting from a Forever Friends topper set
White backing card
Hearts and swiss dots embossing folders
Ribbon and gems from stash

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Sunday 30 September 2012


Never colour in images while having a chat and laugh with your friends cause this is what can happen, you end up with a green mouse!! I have named him Edward the Chernobyl mouse :-). Instead of throwing him away I decided to keep him and make a card.

Small square card blank
Image from a Penny Black stamp (I think) coloured with promarkers
Backing paper was from Forever Friends Good Life paper pad
Gems from stash
Greeting is black peel offs

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Saturday 29 September 2012

Sketch & Stash 97

2nd post for today. Another card made this afternoon - I've nearly finished all cards for this year and can start on my Christmas ones soon- an anniversary card for some dear friends of mine. 
I have followed the sketch for this fortnights challenge on Sketch n Stash 97

Here is the sketch.

Here is my card.
Square card blank
Backing papers from Best of K & Company paper pad
Nellie Snellen heart die
Small oval and scalloped oval nesties
Coloured card, ribbon, gems all from stash
Greeting - black peel offs.

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Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge 125

Have been busy today making some cards. Here's the first one. Just got this one in on time. I will be entering it into the Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge 125 - Francesca's Sketch. The card is for my mother in law's birthday.
Here is the sketch.

And here is my card.
Recipe :-
Square card blank
Stamped image is from Penny Black (I think) coloured with promarkers
Backing papers from Forever Friends Springtime pad
Backing card, gems and flowers are all from my stash
Greeting from Craftwork Cards.

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Thursday 27 September 2012

Busy Couple Of Weeks

Haven't made any cards over the last week or so cause I went away for a week down to the New Forest. Lovely part of the world and so relaxing. We definitely picked the right week though. While we were down there, hubby surprised me with a day trip to the Isle of Wight from Lymington. Had a great day. On the return ferry, we were 1 of 6 cars only on the ferry. I have been going to the Island regularly since I was 7 and have never seen the ferry that quiet! I did do a bit of crafting whilst away (couldn't go all week without) I took some decoupage to do and have made some Christmas toppers which hopefully will be made into cards!!

Horses near Brockenhurst

Hubby & I on the ferry to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

The return car ferry.

On Monday this week we were due to pick up our new car. We had a Kia Sportage 2.6 which was very juicy and as I use the car more than hubby, it was very expensive so we decided on a smaller car and opted for a Ford C-Max 1.6. Have to get used to the gears again as Byf - that was the Kia (yes I am one of those people that name their cars!! Byf was part of the registration plate. ) was an automatic

Here is the Black Panther :-)

As I haven't posted any pictures of my little grandson recently here are a few from yesterday. I can't believe how quickly he is growing.

Leon and his Great Grandma (my MIL)

Mesmerized by the TV

Dancing and laughing at Mickey's Clubhouse.

I have made a couple of cards today which I will post once I have photographed them. 

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Wednesday 12 September 2012

White on White ish!

Here is my latest card which is a white on white one. As you can see it is an anniversary card - I have a few coming up. I haven't done many white on white but I like the effect.

Recipe :-
Square card blank
Swiss dots and heart embossing folders
Nellie Snellen heart die
Greeting from LOTV clear stamps
Flowers and gems from my stash

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Tuesday 11 September 2012

Sketch n Stash Challenge 96

Been in the craft room this afternoon as the weather was a bit chilly and have made this card for my niece who is over in the States studying. I have followed the sketch on Sketch n Stash challenge 96.

Here's the sketch.

& here is my card.
Recipe :-
Square card blank
Kenny K Image coloured with promarkers
Nesties - wonky rectangles
Backing papers - Stampin Up (I think!!)
Greeting - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon and Gems from stash.

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Sunday 9 September 2012

No Card Today.

I have no card today as I have had a really busy weekend. I was up early on Saturday morning to do a car boot. I have been meaning to do one for ages but what with the weather, had't got round to it. I made £47 which wasn't bad bearing in mind I only had junk :-). Mind you some people still wanted things for nothing!!

In the afternoon we went and pick Leon up (our grandson) as he was staying with us overnight. As it was a lovely day we took him to the park. Here are a couple of pictures I took. The first tow were from yesterday the third one was today.

He was very good and went down to bed at 6.45pm and slept through until 3am when he decided he wanted a cuddle with Nanny! Although he wasn't making a noise he finally fell asleep on me at 4.15am. He then woke up at 6.45am which was good for him. We do so love having him and the place is very quiet when he has gone home.

Here is a last picture of him having his bedtime bottle of milk sitting on his new chair!

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