Sunday, 20 August 2017

Trainee patchworker...

My youngest granddaughter Grace who is 9 years old just loves anything crafty including sewing but she had never used a sewing machine before so we spent a lovely day together and I taught Grace how to use my sewing machine.
The first thing we did was to make a simple drawstring bag and we cut out flower shapes of fabric with a couple of my craft dies and this was the result.
All I've done is to actually cut the fabric out for her....
Grace then decided she would like to have a go at simple quilting so we found some scraps of fabric, Grace decided on the design and away she went...all I did on this piece of work was to tack the binding on for her as she kept pricking her finger on the sharp pins! 
 Its all Grace's own work, ok a little wobble on the binding edge but as you can see she was so happy with her quilt....I think Father Christmas might just bring her a sewing box with some fabric in.... I think its such a joy that she wants to learn to sew and knit,  my mum taught me when I was very young which enabled me to make my daughters clothes.

Thanks for stopping by ...

Anne 

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Self Closing Boxes


It was our club meeting on Wednesday evening and we made self closing boxes...I found these on Ann's Happy Stampers blog,

The girls made both sizes, the small ones are lovely for Christmas as you can put things like a nail polish, lipstick and small bits of jewellery.
We also used ribbon, mini magnets and velcro dots to close them....

Off to see the grandchildren now...

Anne


 

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Monday, 31 July 2017

Simon Says Furry Christmas.....

My first Christmas card!  
I've wanted this stamp set from Simon Says for a very long time but couldn't find it anywhere in the UK even tried EBay but no luck but thanks to my lovely blogging friend Darnell of djkardcreations I now have this really cute stamp set in my 'claws'...
I've coloured these cute little critters with copic pens, paper pieced the hat and scarf and used a memory box snowflake to complete my card.. I have lots of ideas for this cute little set...
Thank you once again Darnell I am one very happy lady...

Anne 
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Monday, 24 July 2017

Hunkydory garden........

 This card should have scheduled last week whilst we were away but someone forgot to 'publish' it so it didn't!

Not a brilliant photograph of this Hunkydory image but it does look mcuh better in the 'flesh'.... the border frame is from Spellninders and I found a little hose pipe and a trowel embellishment in my embellishments box which I popped on...just added some foliage and flowers (just seen that I've forgotten to give the flowers a centre) and my card was finished.

I will try and catch up on your blogs at somepoint over the next couple of days...

Anne

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Club Night - Groovi plate

Tonight is our monthly craft club meeting and the girls will be making a parchment card using one of the Groovi plate images, this plate is Tina's Florals and Corners 2... the girls can 3D the flowers if they wish...these are my sample cards.
Amazing how different colours change the look of your card
 I really enjoyed making these samples so much so  I have already ordered a Groovi plate to make a start on my Christmas cards.....

Anne
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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Groovy baby....

 Its been just over a week since my last post but we have managed to have a few days away making the most of the beautiful weather we have been having.

Its our club night next Wednesday and my friend Janet is doing a parchment project with the girls using one of the Clarity Groovy plates.

Janet very kindly let me trace some of her plates and this is what I've been playing with for the past couple of days.  How easy these plates make parchment now not like years ago using the white pencil to trace your designs.

This design isn't the one the girls are going to be doing but I'll post my samples on Wednesday morning for you to have a look at....I do believe I'm a little bit hooked...

Thanks to looking

Anne 

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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Delicate Asters...

I just love the Heartfelt Creations stamps and papers....for this card I have used solely the papers.  Cut out and 3D an Aster flower and then added a glittered butterfly.  I can't remember where the sentiment came from as I've had it for a long time but I'm sure someone out there will be able to tell me.

Thanks for stopping by

Anne
 
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Friday, 23 June 2017

Masculine card...

Its a couple of weeks since my last post but I've been unwell and then the hot weather came and it was just too hot in my craft room....but I've made a quick masculine card... the image is one from Hunkydorys Mens pads so just added an embossed background a couple of cog dies and a sentiment and my card was made.

Today is a lovely temperature so I can once again enter my craft room without melting, I know we complain about the weather but I think a lot of people found it just a little bit too hot...

Hopefully I'll try and catch up on some of your blogs over the weekend...

Anne

 
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Birds and Blooms....New Home

Whilst doing some more sorting out I came across my Heartfelt creations paper pad for Birds and Blooms which was ideal for a New Home card... I really do need to use more of these images and stamps as they are beautiful...

I used my new Tim Holtz stamping platford to stamp out the leaves and flowers it makes stamping so easy, I've coloured my flowers with Ploychromos pencils and added some tiny seed beads in the centre using Glossy Accents... 

Thanks for stopping by...

Anne

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

More 3D embossing ....

Another 3D embossed card to show you....I've mounted the image onto a gold card but it doesn't show up very well.... 
Years ago a bought some Gare Rub on Metallic gilding waxes which are  in a little palette but in a solid form and that is what I've used to colour my card, they were ideal as I have used several different colours, I'm not too happy with the frame around my image so might decide to take it off and pop it into a frame but it was my first attempt working with black card...

thanks for stopping by

Anne

 
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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.....

Anne 
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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..

Anne 
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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.

Thanks for stopping by

Anne

 
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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..

Anne

 
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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...

Anne 

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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...

Anne  
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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...

Thanks for popping by

Anne

 
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Friday, 31 March 2017

Cheese and Wine......

 This was a card I made for a friends birthday..another Hunkydory image and  with the addition of a die cut leaf spray a couple of grape embellishments an embossed background my card was made.

Our grandchildren all break up today so hopefully will get to see them over the holidays....
Hope you all have a great weekend.

Anne 
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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Stamping Day....


Yesterday we had a lovely stamping day with Jill Lackford of Jill Stamps up.....I will post the projects the girls made later....
 We used the Stampin Up set High Tide and these are a just a few of the samples I made for our day.
The above card I make as an Anniversary card....


 This card I used only the grasses stamp for the branches and the bird stamp from the set....little bit of sponging and created a few hills.


 I just love the little bird stamp from the set and used it to make some background paper to create a parcel card...


 Again using those cute birds another simple inked card...


My last card to show you is a sunset one...again using the grasses as branches.
Jill produced some lovely 3D projets for the girls to make (will post later)

We had a fabulous day and I think we all come home very tired ...but thank again Jill for all your hard work...

A very Happy Mothers Day to you all you mums out there and hope you are being thoroughly spoilt...

Enjoy the lovely sunny day...

Anne 
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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Beautiful you....

For this card I've used a Beautiful You image and a couple of stamps from the Stampin UP High Tide set, the birds and the sea..... I've used the same paper for her dress and the the backing paper....a very quick and easy card to make.....

Have a good weekend...

Anne 
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