Monday, 11 March 2019

Wedding Cake Card

How are you all this week
 We have been having the gas pipes replace in our area over the last few months and  this week  was our turn. My husband was around Tuesday but on Friday  they were connecting our pipe to the pipe in the road so I had the day off and spent some time in my craft room and created today's card. They turned the gas off on the morning and we were reconnected in the afternoon. Just all the holes in the road to fill now.

We have a couple of weddings coming up over the next few months so I thought I would make a start on the cards. I found  a stamp that I have never used so thought I would try it out, I am not sure who made it but it is grey unmounted rubber. 
Here is one of the cards I made. I stamped it in a Hickory Smoke Oxide  and heat embossed it in sparkly embossing powder. I was hard to photograph for you as it is on pearl card too  but  I assure you it really sparkles in real life.

I have also had a visit to the doctors, as I have had a painful elbow  for months. I did go at the beginning of December and was told it was tendonitis and it should go away. Well it hasn't and its got worse. Even everyday tasks are so painful and the painkillers are not working. Well I am now waiting to have a steroid injection at the hospital. So it could be a few months until it happens. Until then I will keep putting the ice on it .
Well I am now going to try to catch up on some TV I have so many programmes to watch we are nearly out of storage and hubby is out playing darts so I can watch away.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Crafting with Friends ATG
crafting from the heart #238 ATG

Monday, 25 February 2019

Welcome Little One

Hi all
I know I have not posted anything for a while but life has been busy. 
Our new grand-daughter has arrived. It was quite a turbulent few days leading up to her birth as mum was poorly, but she is here safe and sound and mum is well now. She is 3 weeks old today and absolutely gorgeous. 
So I thought it only appropriate I should share this card with you and of course an adorable picture of her.

She is such a darling

The Make it craft show was back this year at Farnborough I went on Saturday and bought a few goodies. I was very good ( for me) a few more stamps were added to my collections of Honey Doo and Card-io. As I am now crocheting a few balls of wool came home with me too. A few more bits and bobs were added that I needed .. lol.. ok I just liked them. I spent a few hours Sunday having a play. The afternoon just whizzed by .. there never seems enough time.
I hope those of you who live in the UK are enjoying this lovely sunny weather we are experiencing at the moment. It was great to be able to get the washing out on the line at the weekend.
I must go as I need to catch up on the shows I recorded  on Hochanda at the weekend.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by. 

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Baby Shower

Happy New Year to you all

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.
Well normality reigns again -the Christmas Tree is down and Molly one of our cats cannot sleep in it any 
But it was nice to also have time to do some crafting too. 
Today's card I made for my step daughter Shona's  baby shower.

She is  expecting her first child at the end of this month a little girl. She has now finished work and trying to rest although she finds sleeping quite uncomfortable at the moment.
I knitted a lovely matinee coat for the little one.  I gave it to Shona over the holiday period and she absolutely loved it. It's been a good few years since I knitted anything like I was happy it it turned out as well as it did. As I have some more wool left I may do a cardigan for when she is older. 
Here is a pic of it.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Bell Mask

Hi All

How is everyone are you ready for Christmas? 
Here is another Christmas card to share with you today.

 Using a bell mask I brushed various shades of green  oxide inks through the aperture. I stamped one of Phill Martin's verses in the centre of it. Then cut one of Sue Wilson dies and added Phill's paper pad behind it. 

I complete it by using green PVA as pearl with glitter sprinkled over them while still wet to add a bit of sparkle.

Its my daughters birthday today I cannot believe she is 27. We all went for a lovely Chinese on Saturday to celebrate, and she has gone to be pampered at a spa today. 

If I do not blog again before Christmas have a wonderful Christmas and peaceful New Year. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
alphabet challenge- S for season greeting
the holly and ivy #42 ATG
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge 416 - ATG

Monday, 26 November 2018

Chevron Throw

Hi All

Well I have finally finished my throw that I have been crocheting. 

My first big project it has taken a few months to complete but I have loved doing it. 
It has definitely kept me occupied during the evenings.
It is so warm and I really like the colours. I have used Stylecraft DK wool. 

I am now trying my hand at knitting a matinee coat for our first grandchild .. wish me luck it's been a few years since I have done anything like it.
One completed I will post a picture - Unfortunately I have golfers elbow at the moment so progress is slower that what I would like.

I need to crack on and make some more Christmas cards but the weekends seem to just whizz by.

I have the evening by myself tonight so I can catch up on some of my crafty programmes that I have recorded. 

Take care everyone and thanks for popping by and your comments on my last post.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Inky Snowflake Background

Evening all

I hope you are all well. 
Here is another Christmas card.

I had a play with my TH distress  oxides inks and created the snowflake background. Then I used the waste aperture as a stencil from SW bold snowflake die and ink through using the same colour inks and then just popped the sentiment on the top . I used one of my old Spellbinders border dies to create the edge. 
I think it looks sort of a vintage style. I am thinking of doing more along this design but in different colours.  

Well we gave in and put the heating on this weekend as it was freezing. Woke up to a frost this morning, but I know there has been snow on the highlands... brrr. 

The cats want to be indoors all the time now although they do wake me up to go out at stupid o'clock in the morning.

Have a good week and thanks for stopping by.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
the holly and ivy christmas challenge #39 ATG
abc christmas challenge - V is very quick
CHNC # 49 ATG Christmas

Monday, 22 October 2018

From Our House to Yours

Hi all

How has your week been. I must say the autumn sunshine has been wonderful.
Another Christmas card this week using the lovely Luna Paste. I really like this product and will buy more colours in the future.

 I even used the sentiment to mop up the waste paste from when I put it through the mask 

I hope you can see the shine in the photographs.

I bought some pale yellow wool at the weekend in preparation for knitting a matinee coat for the new baby when it arrives. It's been a long time since I knitted anything like this .. so it may take me a while .. well I have until the end of January to complete it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges :
CHNC 408 - ATG optional theme: sentiment as the focal point
crafting from the heart #225 ATG
crafting with an attitude #44 ATG
12 months of christmas #47 Gear up for Winter