Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Thank you....

I know I am supposed to be downsizing and sorting out my craft room but when I saw the new 3D Embossing folders from Crafters Companion I just couldn't resist ordering a couple or 3!

I've just kept this one simple no gilding wax just plain white embossing ...I did have the patchment flower and leaves in my bits box so I just die cut the sentiment...I've a feeling these EF are going to be well used....

What a change in the weather today very cloudy down here in Somerset today  but I hear the sun is to return so it looks like we will get a warm bank holiday for a change!!

One more thing.... my prayers and thoughts go out to all the families who were caught up in the callous terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena last night... to all those injured and of course the familes of those who didn't survive...the majority were so young.....

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Birthday cake...

No card to show you today but a very yummy Birthday cake made by our 15 year old grandson for my husbands birthday....the inside was layered up with jam and buttercream the sponge was as light as a feather....thank you Charlie it was absolutely delicious...

Enjoy the rest of your weekend..

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Craft Club - Paper beads

 Last night was our craft Club meeting and we showed the girls how to make paper 'Pandora' type beads and also long tapered beads which they could put on a butterfly (I will post card later)....these beads are so easy to make and there are lots of tutorials on Utube showing both the the technique....the bead cores, bracelets, charms and spacer beads I bought on the internet.

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

40th Birthday....

Its been a couple of weeks since I last posted with no time for crafting, we also managed to have a few days away which was lovely.

 I've been sorting through cupboards and drawers trying to do a bit of late spring cleaning!  Also trying to sort through my craft room what a nightmare job that is never realized I had so much I dont use so I'm going to try and be good and get rid of all the excess stuff I dont 'need or use' ...talking of which is where I found the above image and card backing card it was from Kanban a few years ago but meant I could put together a 40th birthday card I needed very quickly. 

Posting will be a be sparce over the next couple of months but I will try and visit your blogs....

Enjoy the rest of your weekend..


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Friday, 21 April 2017

Trying out my new sewing machine....

I've been playing with my new lightweight Janome sewing machine which I love... I wanted a lightweight machine I would take to our sewing group    instead of lugging my big Janome machine with me.
I found some scraps of black and white fabric with an animal theme and just about had enough to make a scrap tote bag.
It has a small pocket on the front and I even managed to find a Zebra head button in my stash which I've used...

                                                 Back of bag

Inside are two large pockets, really pleased with the end result although the fabric isn't brilliant....
My cathedral window cushion front has been hanging around for ages so I also managed to complete that.

Hopefully I will have a card to share with you at the weekend...


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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Little bit of Vintage...

A really quick card today, I used this lovely image before  but she was already mounted on the oval die cut so found some pretty papers and popped her on a card.

The grandchildren on still on holiday for another week so no time to craft, plus when I went to Shepton Mallet craft show last week I treated myself to a new sewing machine which arrives today so guess any spare time I get I will be 'playing' with that.

Our youngest grandson who is 6 learn't to ride his ride a couple of days ago and he was so pleased he had 'cracked it' then I received a photograph from my daughter showing me a picture of him outside A nd E with his arm in a sling!   !  BUT  it wasn't that he'd fallen off his bike he had fallen off his scooter so another broken arm, last time it was his left arm...boys!!

The weather is still nice down here in Somerset albeit a little cooler but the sun is still shining...

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Beautiful you in the Med....

A quick post before set No.2 grandchildren arrive today and we are making Easter nests with shredded wheat, chocolate and mini eggs....wonder how many eggs will actually end up in a nest!

My photograph is on a slant becasue of where I take my photographs I really need to find somewhere better thats got light, my carft room is quite dark.
..Two differents stamp sets here and I wish I'd have coloured the background  differently but is an 'ok' card...placed the image on the SU brick wall Embossing Folder...

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