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.



Thank you for reading 

Cally



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. 

Thanks for reading


Cally

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. 


Thanks for reading

Cally

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. 



Thanks for reading

Cally



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. 


Thanks for reading

Cally 



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.


Thanks for reading

Cally 

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 https://www.cs-getcrafty.com


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.


Thanks for reading

Cally