Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Elegant Ladies!

I chose the paper's, card stock & made the layout before I decided on the image for this card, I'm not sure it works but its done now!!!
Elegant Ladie's

Card 2: Swatting Thing's:

  • PP ~ K&co.
  • Stamps ~ The Artistic Stamper & Penny Black.
  • Ribbon ~ Papermania & Dovecraft.
  • Ink & CS ~ SU.
  • Flower's & Brad ~ Lakelands.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Nice drop of the wet stuff..........

..........Rain that is not wine unfortunately.
It was so refreshing after a nice little down pour this morning,
then the sun came out to make us melt.
Aiden has been off school today and now James has come home from work poorly. I think this heat must be is playing havoc with a lot of tummy's.
Card 1: Frilly Bear.
Card 2: Surfer Dude:
Card 3: Happy Birthday.
Card 4: Xmas Tilda.
Card 5: You Make my Life.........
  • PP ~ BG, Forever Friends & DCWV.
  • Stamps ~ SU, Magnolia, Lakelands & Forever Friends.
  • Ribbon ~ BG & Dovecraft.
  • Flower's ~ Prima & SU.
  • Decoupage ~ Paper Nation.
  • Brads & Ink ~ SU.
  • Gem's ~ Prima.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Gorjus Girl

I ventured back out in to my craftroom this evening Just for one more make!
This Gorjus Girl is for Challenges at:
  • PP ~ Can't remember!!!
  • Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie & SU.
  • Ink, Punch & CS ~ SU.
  • Buttons ~ American Crafts.
  • Flowers ~ Homemade.
  • Ribbon ~ BG & Dovecraft.
  • Paper Tagger ~ Around the block.

Blue & White.

I thought I would get a couple of makes in this morning before it got too hot in my craftroom, A conservatory isn't the best place for crafting, its lovely in the spring and Autumn. What with today's high of 32 degrees and in December I was crafting with my gloves on then gave up when it got below 2 degrees its all to extreme!!! maybe I'll be able to manage a bit more me time after tea!
Card 1 : Let me count the way's.

Card 2: Frosty Santa.

  • PP & Ribbon ~Dovecraft.
  • Gems ~ Prima.
  • CS ~ SU & Coredinations.
  • Stamps ~ Scrapagogo & Rubberstampede.
  • Ink ~ Ink It Up!
  • Berrie pinched from the xmas dec's box!!!

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Warm Weekend..........

Hot hot hot and my poor doggy doesn't like it at all, he has slept all day and not eaten a thing!
And wasn't the England Team rubbish but not as RUBBISH as the Referee!!!!
I got annoyed at the lack of enthusiasm and disappeared into my room after the disallowed goal.
Card 1: On the road again.
Card 2: Champagne Willow.
Card 3: "Bee Happy" Birthday .
Card 4: Happy Birthday.
Tag: UR Yum-Tastic.
  • PP ~ Dovecraft, K&Co & Cosmo Cricket.
  • Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy & SU.
  • Jounalling Tag ~ Cosmo Cricket.
  • Grommet ~ MM.
  • Cupcake & Thickers ~ American Crafts.
  • CS ~ Coredinations.
  • Ribbon ~ Dovecraft.
  • Gems ~ Prima.
  • Flower's, Brad & Gems froms stash.
  • Ink ~ Whispers.
  • Rub-on ~ BG.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Early Post today......

....back to work tonight so I'll be disappearing off the planet for a couple of day's.
Card 1: Happy Birthday.

Card 2: Thanks.

Card 3: Wedding Birdies.

  • PP ~ Persimmion.
  • CS ~ Coredinations & SU.
  • Rub-ons ~ BG.
  • Charm, String, Lace & Trimming from Stash.
  • Gems ~ Anita's.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

What a Scorcher................

..........I think it topped 27 degrees here in Norfolk at lunchtime, Not the right time to be in a glasshouse crafting thats for sure. So when it got too hot I had a bit of a drool fest and watched Hugh Grant in Sense & Sensibilty.......didn't fancy Johnny Depp today.
Card 1: Snowflakes.
Card 2: Happy Day.
Card 3: My Sweet Friend.
Card 4: Bride & Groom.
Card 4: Thinking of You........
  • PP ~ BG & DCVW.
  • Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy & Bravura .
  • Rub-on ~ BG.
  • Flowers ~ Prima.
  • Pearls ~ SU
  • CS ~ Bazzill & SU.
  • Ribbon ~ May Arts & Dovecraft.
  • Vellum ~ Lakelands.
  • Metal Star ~ Poundland.
  • Chip Skicker & Jounalling Tag ~ Cosmo Cricket.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Tartan Pansies!

It's now too hot to craft with the conservatory doors closed and there's too much pollen to have them open so, I've come in for a dose of Pollen free coolness before I walk up to school for another Pollen thrashing!!
Card 1: Handmade with Love.

Card 2: Perfectly Picked.

  • PP from stash.
  • CS & Ink ~ SU.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia, Whiff of Joy & Papermaina.
  • Brads ~ BG.
  • Ribbon ~ May Arts.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Anyone hammered by Hayfever?

.............Other than me that is!! I managed 2 cards and the housework before the nose runs and sneeze's start then
the headache sets in oh how I love the summer!!
Card 1: Its Your Day.

Card 2:

  • PP ~ MME, BG & Cosmo Cricket.
  • Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy.
  • Chipboard ~ Maya Road.
  • Rub-ons & Brads ~ BG.
  • Ribbon ~ 7Gypsies & Dovecraft.
  • CS ~ Bazzill.
Vee has given me with this fun award.
You have to make 7 statements about yourself either 6 have to be true with one lie or 6 lie's and 1 truth, its up to you to guess which are the lie's and which are the truth's!! and then pass it on to 7 other blogger's!
  1. I have size 8 feet!
  2. I am completely grey under my hair colourant!
  3. I climbed Scafell Pike on my Honeymoon.
  4. I drive a Landrover.
  5. My favourite colours are Green & Pink.
  6. My eyes are Blue.
  7. I used to be a Ann Summers Rep.
The fellow bloggers I have chosen are:
I'll be back later with some crafty makes.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Crochet Abandoned............

.......well for the time being anyway!! I have made a good stock of single layer flowers for my card stash so I suppose I should use them!!
My first card uses one of the 3 layer flowers using the pattern on pg 25 of Lets Get Crafting "Crochet Creative" Magazine Issue 23.
Card 1: Thank You.

Card 2: Fairy Tales.

Card 3: I Love You!

Card 4: Beautiful Beginnings.

  • PP ~ BG & Polka Doodles.
  • Stamp ~ Fairie Song.
  • Rub-ons ~ BG & Poundland.
  • Gems ~ Anita's.
  • Brads & Ink ~ SU.
  • Jute, Button, Lace from stash.
  • Ribbon ~ Dovecraft & May Arts.
  • Crochet Flower ~ Homemade.

Monday, 14 June 2010

I managed to..........

........put my hook down ( I'm now making a hat to go with the booties!) for the afternoon and spend some time with paper.
My first card today is for Lets Make Cards 33 Challenge
the card must be made with the kit that comes with the mag.

Next is for Basic Grey Challenges " Turquoise, Brown & Cream" and Get Sketchy #48.

Next is for CPS # 171, "One for the Boys" for Crafty Cardmakers , Incy Wincy & Cupcake.

Card Patterns # 68 & Paper Cutz " Father's Day"

  • PP ~ Cosmo Cricket & BG.
  • Chip Stickers & Jounalling Tags ~ Cosmo Cricket.
  • Alphas ~ Jenni Bowlin & BG.
  • Ribbon ~ May Arts & American Crafts.
  • Buttons ~ SU.
  • Puffy Flowers ~ American Crafts.
  • CS ~ Bazzill.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

And she's Hooked!!!!

I changed my mind about the slippers and went for a pair of booties instead.
I think I'm beginning to get the hang of this Crochet, I've even managed some neater flower's. So much so I am going to use these for my entry in to Craftalicious's first challenge of "New" as this is a new craft for me and they are for a baby so new she hasn't been born yet!!
Also for "Babies" at Creative Inspirations.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Kevin the Koala.

I have to say that I am totally impressed with myself.........Here is Kevin my first piece of Amigurumi { I think thats posh for Crochet}. I started making him Thursday evening worked all day yesterday and the best part of today.
This has been the out come of 4 days of teaching myself with the help of Lets Get Crafting magazine.
Aiden has ALREADY stolen him from me and put in an order for a Harry Hill Knitted Character!!!
Now off to make a pair of slippers for a little girl that hasn't arrived yet, Ive got until October!!!

I'm still here...........

.............In between work I haven't had much time left over for posting!
Last weekend I tried some new things. First Aiden made this mask wth a little help using Papier Mache, all he needs now is a orange curly wig!!!.
I made this bowl using another {Wavy} bowl as a mould.
and finally all this week I have been learning how to Crochet and boy that isnt no mean feat!!!
It took me two days to get a magic ring going!!! { I have Rheumatoid excuse and Im sticking to it!!!!}
James said that this has become a new obsession but try explaining to a man that there is a difference between obsession and determination!
Here are my first and second attempts at 1 layer flowers. Imnot sure they are neat enough for me to use on a card but practice makes perfect . This all started Monday after a copy of Lets Get Crafting fell in my shopping basket. I've only started one other project all week !!

  • Papier Mache Kit ~ KSG Pastimes.
  • Lets Get Crafting ~ Free Crochet Kit.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Summer is here...........

............Oh and isn't it lovely. I've just had two glorious day's off and done not a lot!!!
Yesterday Aiden and I made a mask & bowl with Papier Mache which still aren't dry enough to be painted yet so no piccies until their done!! Todays makes are.............
Card 1 : Wishing you Happiness.
Card 2: Happy Birthday.
Card 3: Pretty Pixie.
Card 4: Thanks.
  • PP ~ DCWV & BG Koishi.
  • Stamps ~ SU & Fairie Song.
  • Blooms ~ Prima & Pondland.
  • Tag Punch & Buttons~ SU.
  • Stick Pins ~ Little Yellow Bicycle.
  • Gems & Pearls ~ Prima.
  • Ribbon, Cotton & Lace from stash.
  • CS ~ SU & Coredinations.
  • Alphas ~ American Crafts.
  • Glitter ~ Stickles.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Tuesday Fun!

I've had a little bit of a sketchie day...........
Card 1: Happy Birthday Tilda.
Card 2: Happy Birthday 40!!

Card 3: The Bride & Groom.

Card 4:

  • PP ~ Dovecraft, DCWV & BG.
  • Blooms ~ Imaginsence, Bazzill, Papermania & Poundland.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, SU & Forever Friends.
  • Punches ~ SU.
  • Ribbon from stash.
  • Number Stickers ~ BG.
  • Peel-offs ~Anita's.
  • CS ~ SU & Bazzill.