Wednesday 28 October 2015

Last of my 2015 Florida Photos

As it's half term, I got to spend the day with Leon and we went off to Drusillas for the afternoon. I took him for a haircut this morning and he was a very good boy as he always is :-). Then off to Drusillas and meet up with his friend and his mum. 

Getting excited now as only 9 more sleeps until my holiday and I can't wait, so I thought I had better finish the scrap pages for last years holiday so here they are. Now that I have finished them I need to print them out and put them in an album.

We get to spend Thanksgiving over in the States every year and last year we spent it with some American friends and their family. We had a fun time and looking forward to spending it with them this year as well. We were thinking of what we could take them this year that is English so we have decided to take them over some Pimms and to make them some mince pies. 

Now I have finished last years photos I only need to do the previous 8 years and this years ones when I have taken them!!!! Busy time ahead I think.

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Tuesday 27 October 2015

Carpet Cleaning

Today I have been doing a bit of carpet cleaning. It's one of those jobs that I kept putting off only because I normally hire out the 'Rug Doctor' and the local shop I get it from has closed so I need to go further a field to get it. Any how I saw an advert for a Vax machine that was on sale so decided to buy it. I got round to using it today and I was very pleased with it and the benefit is that I can do it more regularly.

The card I have to show you is one I made for my niece. The image is a decoupage sheet from The House of Zanda. Love these images. You don't need much for the card as the image does it all. The greeting was stamped straight onto the card. Then added a few gems.

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Monday 26 October 2015

Back to normal

Well back to normality today after all the goings on last week :-). Not sure if I like it not though...but at least I have my holiday to look forward to.. 11 more sleeps!!!

I do have a card to show you today. This is one that we made at the last Saltdean Workshop. I loved making this card and although the stamps and dies used are now retired I hope to be able to get hold of a set when I go to the States. :-) Not sure what the embossing folder is (I forgot ) but it was very pretty. Definitely be making this one again. 

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Sunday 25 October 2015

Busy week

This week has been a very busy week, my son got married on Monday (pictures will follow). A lovely day was had by all. Then they went away for a few days so we had my grandson for the week until Friday. I had to do the school run which was a novel experience for me :-). 

I haven't had much time to make any cards but I do have some that I made earlier.

These are the cards that I made a couple of weeks ago at my Tuesday Craft Workshop. All cards have been made with Stampin Up products. Great selection of cards and very simple to make. 

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Sunday 18 October 2015

More Scrap pages from Florida 2014

 Today I have a couple more scrap pages to show you of my Florida holiday last year, thought I had better get them done as we are off there again in 3 weeks - getting excited now....

The first 2 pages are from Kennedy Space Center. If you ever get the chance then you really need to visit it.

This page is showing that men never grow up. All pretending to be alligator hunters :-) 

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Saturday 17 October 2015

Pearl Anniversary Card

Second posting of the day you lucky people... Yesterday was the 30th wedding anniversary of a very good friend of mine. Here is the card that I made for her and her husband. The hearts are from Nellie Snellen and the greeting is computer generated. 

The card blank was embossed using the 'tied together' embossing folder then loads of pearls were stuck on it/Some ribbon and flowers were used to finish it off.

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Workshop Challenges

Every fortnight, as many of you know, I attend a Card Workshop run by Clair. A few workshops ago we started a card making challenge which runs for the fortnight and then we all vote and the winner then gets to set the next challenge. I do try to enter each one and here are my entries for the last 2.

The first challenge was for a 'New Home'. Even though I haven't a need for one at this time I did one for my box. This one was designed in CAP using Party Paws digi kit. 

This challenge was to follow a sketch and make a Christmas card.  This is the sketch...

.....and here is my take on it. The decoupaged topper was one I found, must have done a load of decoupage toppers and forgot about them :-), The backing card is from a Papermania Christmas pack, gold mirri card is from my stash and bakers twine added. 

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Tuesday 13 October 2015

Workshop 01/10/15

Have had a couple of busy days. It was my anniversary last Friday and hubby and I had a lovely afternoon on The Bluebell Railway having afternoon tea (a Christmas present from our friends). The weather was gorgeous and the food was delish!!  

Boy has it become cold all of a sudden... brr!! Not liking this weather at all..need sunshine so I have used a nice bright card to show you.

Here is the card that we made at the last Saltdean workshop. I really enjoyed making this. The background was made using Tim Holtz distress inks. The flowers used are Little B Bouquet cutting dies. One for my wish list I think..

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Thursday 8 October 2015

Sketch Saturday

I have a simple card to show you today. I have followed this weeks sketch over on Sketch Saturday

I have used a Hunkydory kit and some silver mirri card. Thats what I like about Hunkydory kits, they make simple but elegant cards. 

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Saturday 3 October 2015

Lovely few days

I have had a very busy but lovely few days. The weather has been gorgeous - eventually !!. Hubby and I took Leon away last weekend for a few days on the Isle of Wight. It is one of my favourite places and it was lovely to take the boy with us. We stayed in a caravan (or camper van according to Leon :-) ) We were so lucky with the weather and he was so good. I will put some pictures up once I have sorted them.

I do have a couple of cards to show you today. An old friend of mine twins are 21 this year. Where has that time gone!! So here are the cards that I have made them. They are decoupaged images. The background on the blue one was done in CAP, printed out and then stuck on the card. 

The brown card was done with kraft card and backing paper. Numbers cut out using the kraft card. 

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