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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Right, I hope you are all sitting down...

....because I have made a couple of cards that weren't workshop cards!!!!! That's right my first own cards done this year.

My friends' son got married at the weekend so she asked me to make a card for him and obviously I had to make one for me as well as we were invited.

The first card is from Hunkydory. An 8x8 card. I love the image on this card but then I am a hunkydory fan. The backing card & the image have been matted onto silver mirri card and pink ribbon and bow has been added. 

This is the box that I made to go with it. 

This card was based loosly on an idea I found on Pintrest, It's very simple idea using a black and white theme. The original card was don as a 5 x 7 but I wanted to do an 8x8 but the original idea didn't quite work so I have adjusted it. The greeting is computer generated and when I out the card all together it had something missing so in my recent craft room clear out I came across these metal hearts, I think I got the at The Works, which I thought worked quite well. I was really pleased with the outcome.

Here is the matching box. The greeting is duplicated as this was the first one I printed out but did it on the wrong card that didn't match the card so I used it in the box instead. 

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Oh My Goodness!!

I hadn't realised that it had been so long since I have blogged - over a month! Well I am hoping but not promising, that I will be a better blogger and will have more regular updates. I still have a few more pictures of my holidays last year, also of my newly sorted craft room - yes it is nearly done.  I have been up on my craft room this afternoon making a couple of wedding cards. I will show these later as the wedding is on Saturday and the bride and groom ay have a read and see them before them. 

I have also been de-cluttering other rooms in the house and also sorting my son's room who moved out just before Christmas. 

Anyway in the mean time I have a couple of cards which I have made at Craft Workshop. The first two were done using a die - Stampin Up's Striped Scallop - a lovely die but a bit of a pain to cut out and we needed to keep all the little bits too. The flowers are a stamp & punch and these have been embossed with gold WOW powder. Lovely cards but very fiddly. The mother's day one went to my Mother in Law. 

This card is lovely and I think looks so fresh. The stamps are ALTENEW - PERSIAN MOTIFS - beautiful stamps to use. They have been coloured with promarkers. I love the colours. The 'Friend' die is a die-namics die and it is on my wish list. I really like this card..

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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Baby's Blanket

What a lovely day it has been today, sun shining and it was quite warm for a February Sunday. Hubby and I went for a nice walk along Shoreham Beach looking at all the posh houses along there (well you have to don't you!)  Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Spring is coming..

As you know I have been sorting my craft room out (nearly done :-) yeah!!).. but I have been doing some knitting. When I was in America last November I bought some wool that I fell in love with. The wool had a pattern on it for a hooded baby blanket and here it is. As I have no baby on the family at the moment it is being modeled by 'Scruff' one of my bear factory bears.

Anyway it is all put away now waiting for the next baby on the family! 

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Thursday, 12 February 2015

Catch Up...

Here is the card I made at workshop last week. A beautiful card made due to being Valentine's day but not too sickly. I think it will make a lovely anniversary card. :-). The backing was done by inking the embossing folder and them putting it through the big shot. The 'Love' is cut using dies from 'Little B' . The hearts were punches and the butterfly is a Stamping Up die. 

Although I haven't been card making I have been trying to get some pages done for Leon's memory book I am doing for him. Here is his first school photo. I got a big version of this for Christmas and I think it just captures him perfectly. 

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Thursday, 5 February 2015

Some scrapbook Pages

Still no cards made at the moment apart from those from the craft workshop due to the de-cluttering of my craft room. It's getting there, I have to get a move on as I am starting to get withdrawals :-). 

I did got to Craft Workshop today and we made a lovely card which I will share with you when I have photographed it.

In the meantime I have been catching up on some scrapbook pages - one day I will print them all out and put in an album.. 

The first layout was mine & hubby's trip to London to see the Poppies at the Tower. We had a lovely day and the poppies were beautiful. We caught the train to London Bridge and walked to the tower. I got to see The Shard and a walk along the Thames.

It was quite a productive day too as opposite the Tower is the War Memorial for Merchant Seaman. My grandfather was killed during the 2nd world war when his ship went down. That was all I knew about him and obviously his name - Alexandra Peck. The names on the memorial were laid out in ships and as i didn't know the name of his ship hubby and i decided to look through all the names - over  24000 of them, but we found him! I was so excited as finding him there made him real, up until then he was just a name. When I got home I did some research and found out other information about him. The only sad thing was that my mum wasn't here to see it too. She had always said she wanted to go see the memorial but never made it. 

The second layout is of Christmas Day. Layout for Leon's memory book I am doing for him. He was such a good boy that day. Very helpful, even helping us open our pressies when he gave then to us. 

The last layout is of some picture I took last week whilst we were away in the New Forest. We had a lovely few days staying at Sandyballs Holiday Park near Fordingbridge. The weather was kind to us. Cold but no rain. We went for some lovely walks and looking forward to the next trip down there. 

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Saturday, 31 January 2015

My second card of the year

Not doing too well on the blog front this year so far or with card making to be fair. I am beginning to miss the card making but am determined to get my craft room sorted before I do any. The big de-clutter has started and I am quite pleased with myself for what I am getting rid of. I will post some pictures of my craft room shortly. Looks a bit different from before..still quite a way to go but we are getting there.

Last week hubby and I had a few days away in the New Forest. I love it down there. I will post a couple of pictures in my next post when I have sorted them. I have started knitting again and doing cross stitch as well which I am enjoying. Nearly finished both items so will show you them too.

In the meantime I do get to make cards one a fortnight with the Craft workshop I go to and this is the card we made a couple of weeks ago. Such a sweet card. Love the image which is a LOTV stamp - James peeping -  now on my wish list - the paper is from Nitwits 'Gentleman Folk' and the 'Happy' is from MFT alpha dies and the 'Birthday die is from Little B.

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Monday, 19 January 2015

No cards but have made something

Well you will be pleased to know that the big de-clutter has begun on my Craft room although I still haven't a hope in hell at the moment of crafting as I can't even see my desk now!! However one of my plans for 2015 is do a few more different crafts. One of these being knitting.

My mum taught me knitting when I was about 11, she was always knitting and a very good knitter she was too. As i got older I turned to cross stitch but I still liked to knit and when my boys were younger I used to knit them picture jumpers, they had Thomas, Ghostbusters and The Teenage Ninja Turtles. When my mum died for some reason I couldn't knit anymore and got rid of all my stuff. Then a few years ago I agreed to knit a cardy for a friends mother which I did but didn't enjoy. Then for last Christmas I knitted Leon a Thomas jumper and this time I really did enjoy doing it.  So early last year I decided I wanted to knit something so decided on a baby's cardigan and here are the results. Took me ages to finish them but I got there in the end.

Not sure what I am going to do with them, probably wait til there is another baby in the family..nothing like being prepared. 

I now have some more wall that I bought in America and all I need to do now is decide what I want to make with it,

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