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Sunday, 30 October 2011

My first ever stitched card!

Hi all,well wanted to share this card with you as so pleased as i finally used my new mini sewing machine and after some trail runs on scrap card,managed to add sewing detail to my card :)
Have always liked this look on cards and having got the sewing machine at a fab price from poundstretchers a while ago thought i had better use it! So Mum you need to use your sewing machine too :)
Now if you do happen to look closely you will see its a bit but i intend to practice more.
Have also made this card for a certain docrafter who likes cats and for a challenge i am hosting over at Docrafts if you wish to join in.
I used my pennyblack squeaky clean stamp and coloured with promarkers,basic grey kioshii papers,sewed edges,used nesties to cut out image and layer,flowers were from stash and i punched out some leaves,used papermania gems and stamped a cuddly buddly greeting.
Off this morning to my craft group who are meeting at Stamp n Craft in yeovil if you want to join us for a fun day of crafting.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Spidey bookmarks for halloween

This was a little project i spent thursday making whilst hiding in my craft room. Going to give them to docrafter buddies on sunday at our next craft meet and staff at work on monday and maybe even a spare one for me as i made 30!
used my martha stewart cobweb punches for corners and around the edges,my fave penny black stamp which i then coloured with promarkers and then stamped greeting twice,once onto white card and then again onto the orange card and used SU circle punch to cut out,added ribbon and black gem.Have also backed them onto orange card and stamped a little spider on the back.

I enjoyed making them but by the time i got to the last one i was glad to Am so glad also that i saved the black ribbon from inside tops as that gave me plenty to work with.
Off for a nosey in blogland,x

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Tilda cards

Hi all,hope you are well out there in blogland,i am getting over a cold which i generously shared with my hubby for his birthday and now having to play Why are men never any good when ill!
Anyway to keep me sane have been in my craft room and made some birthday cards for some special docrafter buddies.
Also made this one for a challenge over at Docrafts where we had to follow a sketch. All images on cards are coloured with my promarkers and flexmarkers.

Was very brave and used my beloved flowers and pearls rather than just look at

The ribbon was a find in a charity shop. Well hope you enjoyed looking at these,going to have a go now at a tutorial i found so see you soon,x

Sunday, 16 October 2011

I have a craft room!!!!

hi all.hope you are keeping well,in between work which has been rather hectic i have been hatching a secret plan to keep my spirits up and at last i can reveal i now have my own craft room :)
I do have to share it with my old cat mitzi and a bed (shortly being swopped for a guest bed so i can have more room) but its all mine!

This is a desk i rescued from the school,my work surface will be going up stairs also once i get the new bed.

i made my own ribbon holders on my cricut and my beloved promarkers are in the metal case.

Below this is a dresser full of crafting goodies and also a notice board above which i forgot to photo!

Can you see my bottle of it for the next craft meet. All white furniture has been painted  by me and brought at a car boot sale.

This is my paper and card storage unit also rescued and the drawers hold my stamps.

This is mitzi who is nearly 18,almost as old as my youngest son. She likes to be near when i craft.
Well i hope you enjoyed your tour of my new craft room, only problem is i am too tired to craft

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Trouble with leaving comments UPDATE and another UPDATE!!

Hi all,have just been trying to leave comments and some blogs wont let me and i am aware that Lee is having the same issue and some others that i take a peek at also so  please dont think i am rude if i havent left a comment. Blogs i cant leave comments on so far are
Lees crafty corner
whispers cards
the smile factory
UPDATE - have been doing some detective work and it seems to be blogs that are affected all have this kind of comment box
so would be worth going into settings and then comments and changing from having comment box embedded at bottom of post to pop up window option,hope that helps lee,x
IGNORE THAT LEE....LOL as it appears that some peeps cant comment on mine either :(
off to investigate some more,might be a while!!

Snowy winter village album

Hi all,how are you all in blogland,thought it was time i added something to mine or else you will all forget Anyway this is a demo album for a craft meet which will be held in Yeovil on 30th October. Angiebabe found the tutorial here and looked for volunteers,should have run really but it was good fun making it and raiding my xmas stash,used DL envelopes.
Had to hand draw the houses and added doodling to them and the trees

Used a tim holtz snowflake edge die which i nabbed from angiebabe and card from my stash

The cards go in the album and await some christmas photos and journalling. Hopefully everyone will enjoy making this at the meet. Also went last minute to the Westpoint craft show and got some new goodies.

I brought a EK success butterfly layered punch which is fab,the new tim holtz distress inks,some mica powders and xmas stamps,more blending foam pads, card blanks,red tape and some cashews for hubby.
Off for a nosey at your blogs now,hope you are all enjoying this lovely sunshine,x