Friday 26 August 2016

My Little Boy Turns 28!!

Last Wednesday - 24th- was my youngest son's 28th birthday. As both him and his girlfriend were working on his birthday, she arranged a surprise party for him at a restaurant in town and got all his mates to turn up. We had a gret night and here is a picture of him with his cake she had made. It was an X-Box complete with controllers and his favourite game! All was edible and very nice it was too!!

He is a great fan of Marvel and DC so here is the card that I made for him. It was designed in CAP and then printed out. His name and the character were then decoupaged. 

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Thursday 25 August 2016

A different card for us... workshop last week, but more of that in a moment. Today, my friend and I went down the The Hilton Metropole to Schmoo By the Sea Beauty Salon where we had a back massage and a facial and this was followed a lovely afternoon tea. (I meant to take a picture of the tea but was so hungry when it came that I forgot!! :-) ) However it was very nice and very enjoyable. Here is a picture of us waiting for my hubby to pic us up!

Now back to the card...we haven't done a card like this at Clair's workshop but it was fun doing. Both the backgrounds were made using inks and stamps ( they started off as white!). The stamp set is MFT one 'Your Super' and the matching dies. The word 'WOW' is actually 'MOM' upside down. The images were coloured with promarkers. 

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Sunday 21 August 2016

A walk, nostalgia and very sore feet..

One of the things on my 'to do list/bucket list' was o walk from where I live in Southwick, all along the coast to Rottingdean and then get the number 2 bus back to Southwick going through Woodingdean ( this was where I was brought up!) and Brighton. So last week we decided to get it done. 

The walk was a long 8.2 miles but that didn't stop us!. We stopped off at 'The Meeting Place' a cafe on Hove Lawns for a cuppa, then we stooped to watch the I360 go up. Stopped off at the Palace Pier (well it's called Brighton Pier now but it will always be the Palace Pier to me) and then walked onto the Marina for some lunch. 

After lunch we then continued our walk along the undercliff to Rottingdean. Lots of memories were remembered walking along there. Last time I walked along that bit I was with my Mum. We used to do it often growing up! I even think she was with us as we walked. 

Once we arrive at Rotting dean we then caught the bus home all through Woodingdean where more memories were remembered. 

It was a day of nostalgia and very sore feet! 

At the start of our walk

The I360

Looking at the Palace Pier (grew up on this beach :-) )

Volks Railway

Back of the Marina  

The Undercliff Walk to Rottingdean

Us on the bus!

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Altnew Persian Motifs

It's not often that I get an idea in my head about a card and it actually materializes into reality but this time it did.

The card I have to show you today was made for a very good friend of mine (well she is like my sister) We used these stamps from Altnew some time ago at Clair's workshop and I had to buy them as I loved the way they stamped. The idea for the card came mainly from one I saw on Pintrest bit I have adjusted it slightly.

The stamped greeting is from a wooden stamp that I have in my stash. It was one that I purchased following a class I had with Mel Heaton. The images were stamped onto the card and then coloured using my Promarkers. The whole thing was then stuck on foam pads onto the front a blank card.

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Friday 19 August 2016

Barney The Bear

WOW just finished watching the Olympic Hockey Final, Again very tense match. I don't know about you but I have been loving these Olympics as much as The London games only I am finding I am staying up quite late jut so I can watch it. Still only another couple of days to go. 

Today I am sharing with you my recent knotting project. Meet Barney the Bear. I had real difficulty sewing him together (I hate the sewing bit. I do when I have knitted jumpers :-) ), but he will go with my rabbit I made earlier in the year. I would trust he would survive with anyone else :-).

Not sure what my next knitting project will be!! Watch this space!!

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Wednesday 17 August 2016

Drusillas Scrapbook Layouts 2015

As you are all aware, I visited Drusillas quite a lot last year with Leon - not so much this year as he is in full time school now. Here are some of the scrapbook layouts that I have made with some of the pictures all ready for his memory book and my 2015 yearbook.

Leon and Nanny on Hello Kitty car.

My youngest son - Dan on the giraffe

Grandad stuck on the slide!

Leon on the giraffe.


Leon on the Bee Swing


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Tuesday 16 August 2016

A couple of days with the Boys

Last week saw us having 2 days with the boys. Tuesday we took both Leon and Ollie to The Flying Fortress down in Ford. I couldn't take many photos as they are not allowed but as it wasn't very busy I was able to take a sneaky few of Ollie in the baby soft play. He loved crawling around (yes I did say crawling - 6 months old and he is everywhere!!) This place is good for the kids, hige soft play for Leon's age plus trampolines and a lovely area for babies. At the end of the day we took home two knackered kids. :-) 

On Thursday we took Leon over to Knockhatch which is an adventure park They have lots of different things for the kids to do. The only downside is that it is a fair weather place, no good really if it is raining.We met up with his friend there and he had another great day. 

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Monday 15 August 2016

Sensational Sunday

WOW what a day at the Olympics we had yesterday. So exciting with all these gold medals. Have to say though am knackered with all the late nights :-) 

I did get up in my craft room yesterday and I am very pleased with what I created but I will show you that when I have photographed it! 

In the meantime here are the cards that we made at Clair's last workshop. I love the simplicity with these cards but my heat embossing needs a bit more work :-) . The stamps are new Avery Elle set called Berry Good. Love the stamps and the sentiments.  the fruit were coloured using promarkers.

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Sunday 14 August 2016

Catch Up part One

Well my blogging everyday didn't last long again so I am now on catch up but will try and not bore you with too much info. The last week or so has been quite busy and not much crafting done but here is what I have been doing. 
Last post I was saying what a horrible day it had been and hoping that it would get better the following day as I was off to Drusillas with Leon.(3rd August) Well the day turned out lovely. The sun shone and it was quite warmish!!
We met up with his friend and had a lovely day. here are a couple of pictures. We stayed there til it closed cause it is easier to take him straight home rather than coming to Nanny and Grandad's house. After his friend had left Leon decided he would like to go in the wet play so there he went. The water was very cold but kids don't seem to mind do they?

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Tuesday 2 August 2016

Another birthday, another male card

Today I kept having to check the calendar as it has been cold, windy and rainy, more like November then August. I do feel sorry for all the poor people out camping at the moment, last night was horrendous. Hopefully it will get better over the next couple of days as tomorrow I am off to Drusillas with Leon.

The card I have to share with you today is one I have made for my nephew, another August birthday. For this one I have used Hunkydory again - Magnificent Men - Tech Whizz. Have matted onto silver mirri card and the greeting is from Craftwork Cards.

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Monday 1 August 2016

Inspired by Pintrest

As the last post was not 'craft related' I thought I would treat you to another one showing one of the cards I have made recently. 
I've said it before and I will say it again, what a great thing Pintrest is. I save so many card designs but hardly ever look at them again once I have saved them. Bet I'm not the only one though :-). Anyway every now and again one does stick in my mind and I will do my take on it. This is one such time!!

The card is just made of black and red card, 'happy birthday' die (not sure which make think it may be a Sue Wilson one but I may be wrong!!) and a set of alphabet stamps. Quick easy card and great for a teenage boy.

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