Saturday 30 December 2017

Playday at Greta's

At the beginning of December we had a play day at Greta's, a pre-Christmas meet up.  As normal not alot of crafting got done but we did do a bit. Here are my offerings. 

Santa card on the shelf 

 Home made wreath that I gave to Greta 

and here is the wreath I made for me 

I did also make a cork reindeer but he lost a leg and I haven't had tome to reattach it!! 

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Friday 29 December 2017

Birthday Cards

Not a workshop this time, made these all by myself :-) . Am going to try to use up some of my crafty stash over the next few months along with trying to sort my craft room out.

The following cards were made using up some kanban toppers I bought years ago. Just added some embossing folders, card candy, bakers twine and greetings.

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Wednesday 27 December 2017

Another Workshop

Well Christmas is over with again for another year. I had a very busy couple of days celebrating with family but I had a great time. Now I can start to get excited about my holiday next week, we are of the the States for a couple of weeks.

The makes I have to show you today are from a workshop I attended in November (I think :-) ) . This time the class was with Deborah Toner. My first workshop with here but definitely won't be the last. 

We made a couple of lovely Christmas cards and a lovely gift box using Stampin Up products.

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Saturday 23 December 2017

Julie Hickey's - Craftwork Cards - Workshop

Back in either September or October I did a workshop up in Crawley with Julie Hickey from Craftwork Cards. It was a full day workshop and we made several projects from their new ranges. 

I enjoyed all the projects that we did apart from one with a fairy door and I have to say that unfortunately that ended up in the bin!!

Here are the pictures of the projects.

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Friday 22 December 2017

What have I been up to?

Ok so not been very good with the blogging the last part of the year but have to say that I have not been here very often - lucky me. Over the next few days I will be scheduling posts of crafty items that I have been making at workshops and for Christmas pressies. 

For this post I would like to share with you a card I made for my nephew and niece for their anniversary. The image is from Hunkydory's Little Book. just matted a layered using kraft card. The greeting is from Lily of the Valley.

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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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