Monday, 27 September 2010

My First Quilt

I have been keeping my self busy patch work quilting,something I have been wanting to do for a long time now.... I joined a class of other ladies with the same interest ( some have many years experience) and hopefully will learn many new techniques. But for now have tried something fairly simple. I have now just finished my very first Knee quilt and hope to go onto go onto even more challenges.

More Crafting

Hi here I am again, and...... Teresa took us on again!!. We did this really fabulous project making a Stationery Purse,Christmas cards / Friendship Notes and Christmas Tags. This was a really interesting project and really showed Teresa's patience off trying to keep us all in the loop.But we all got there although her husband was beginning to think he was taking in bed and breakfast lodgers as we were so enjoying our selves nobody wanted to go home!!!! Thanks again Teresa,cannot wait till the next time.


Hi Sorry have been away so long.I hope I can remember how to do this....Firstly I would like to thank our very Patient SU demonstrator Teresa with whom I have shared some very enjoyable Crafting days/evenings. This one is the Desk Tidy and accessories in the cottage wall papers which I adore the colours of these papers.. I think the Desk tidy was a fabulous project and will be making more of these as pressies.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Girlie craft night

Hi everybody
Last Thursday evening my friend Heather and I went to my daughters for a girlie craft evening.
She showed us how to make an Easter Box and Easter Basket which is very useful and can be used for all sorts of things. We also made three different cards which we finished off at home as we ran out of time, as some members of the group had to be up for work the next morning. Shame because we were on a roll........ Well done Teresa and Heather and I are looking forward to the next one.
the stamps used for the cards were the SU. A Good Egg stamps which are great. The was SU Tea party and SU Kraft paper. White ribbon used is the SU grosgrain range of ribbons, braids were from stash, watercolour crayons to colour the chicks and bedazzled to complete the shell.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

New Punch

Hi Everybody, I went to visit my daughter and guess what this involved a shopping trip and me spending even more money......Among my purchases were the Nellie Snellon Floral punch set, a flower punch and an embosser. I have a couple of cards using card from my stash, borders using my Martha stewart punches(which are fab) and the flowers I cut in a very fine parchment, and coloured them using little gem colours. The centre of the flowers is another Nellie Snellon punch.The sentiments are all Rub ons, which I love and drive my daughter crazy as I am always asking her to be on the look out for these. I have ordered new one's from QVC and hope they will be okey and not a disappointment. Well hope you are getting a lot of Craft Time in. Speak to you later.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Raining today....

Hi Everybody,
Just for a change today we have rain..... heavy rain.
Good job I grabbed the opportunity yesterday to go out in the garden to do a bit of tidying up and plant a couple of pots.
The rest of the time I spent in the work room...... trying to get ahead
of myself and make a start on some Easter cards, here's my
For the Easter cards I used papers from my stash, for the boarders I used Martha Stewart double looped punches,ribbons from the SU range, brads from Hobby craft and the MAS rubber stamps.
I also made a couple of Birthday cards to add to my selection ready for any 2010 birthdays .
Oops!!! here comes hubby, home unexpectedly he always seems to catch me out.........
Catchca later.
Hope every one is well......

Monday, 11 January 2010

Hasty Cards

Hi everybody.
Hope you are keeping safe and well in this treacherous weather.....
Still have not been out in the car yet !!!!
Our main roads are better but all the side Roads are horrible.
Had news over the weekend my sister was taken into hospital so I hastily made her a card, that was the easy bit the walking up to the post box to post it was not....
For her I have made a get Well card using Card from my SU stash which I love the colours and co-ordinated trims etc you are able to get, the black card for letters from my stash and used Quickutz mini alphabet chick-a-dee cutters. The stamp which I coloured using SU water colours is one which my daughter stamped for me using her rubber stamp from the many..... she has.
The second card I just did as I was inspired by the Crafty Cook.
The stamp was also from my daughters collection which is a Cornish Heritage Farm stamp called the Frog Chorus.
The green card is SU card from my stash and the lettering are Rub ons.
Hope you like, must dash as tea is cooking and don't want to burn......
Catch you later.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

House bound!!!!

Woke up this morning to more snow and black ice.
My husband told me to leave the car in the garage and stay indoors as it was icy cold and quite treacherous outside.
I did not need to be told twice so indoors I'll stay.....
I thought I might try out my Magnolia stamp I got before Christmas from CUL.
The card and pink ,turquoise card I used from my stash
the letters and flower were cut using QuicKutz Birthday Die cuts and the flower using QicKutz Nesting Flower die cuts.
Hope you all are keeping safe in this weather.
Catcha later

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

One spare card made to have ready for for 2010 birthdays.....
Back ground paper from stash,ribbons from stampin up , rub on's happy birthday from stash and flowers cut from QuickKutz die cuts from CUL.
I have made a few New Years cards one of which I am showing. All the card used is from my stash, letters cut using Chick-a-dee QuickKutz. Boarder made using Woodware punch.

I will be needing a card for my friend so I thought I would get ahead and get one ready.
The paper is from the Forever Friends papers,the friends stamp is Hello go Round from the Greeting Farm set on paper from Stampin up. The flower is from CUL
My niece has just moved into a new house so a card is needed........
I have used papers from Forever Friends, lettering using chick-a-dee quickKutz.

New post for 2010

Hi everybody.
Happy new year to all.
Sorry I have not been blogging due to the holidays etc,
Got up this morning to snow and as day has progressed all appointments planned for today have been cancelled so.........
I thought I would have a go at a couple of cards that I need to send out.
So here are the end results,

About Me

I am a recently retired lady, with a very understanding husband and two grown up daughters. My eldest daughter is married to an equally if not more understanding husband as she is a crafting fanatic. She is the one who has persistently encouraged me to do card making and scrap booking in the past. Which I thank her for the encouragement.