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Thursday, 25 August 2016

A different card for us...

.......at 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.


Jodie


Leon on the Bee Swing


Meerkats!


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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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