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Friday, 29 November 2013

Happy Birthday Kelly

Well hopefully Kelly received this and her pressie on Tuesday as today is her birthday. Enjoyed making this one and the blue stripes are purple,honest!



Made the background with MFT 'plaid background builder' and inks, MFT 'grand greetings' for sentiment, Inkylicious ' skeleton leaves' . Ribbon from Wilkinson, twine,gems and Kraft card from stash.
Can't believe where the time is going at the moment,both at home and at work. Thanks for any comments you may leave,hopefully will get around to you soon x

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Simple birthday card

Hi all well this is a quick card I made to pop in the post for my cousin as Christmas stuff seems to be getting in the way!



Coloured stamp with distress markers and added sentiment. Embossed card stock using swirls folder and then cut out a oval aperture using oval nestabilities. Hope you are all keeping warm,rather cold here in Devon x

Friday, 22 November 2013

Mugs for Christmas

Well this week has certainly gone slow!! So looking forward to the weekend after a busy week at work. Anyway I managed to decorate some mugs for my staff the other night. Mugs from Wilkinsons, used alpha letters but you can use other sticky letters and then went mad with the sharpies. Then you just peel off your letters and whack in the oven on a baking tray on high for 30mins. Loads of tutorials out there in blog land :-)









Word of caution make sure you DON'T TOUCH the design when out of the oven as it will smudge,yep I found that out but least it was on my first trial mug and they will stay warm for a while.
You can't put them in the dishwasher but other than that they should last for a while. I will be adding some Snowman Soup and wrapping in cellophane for the finishing touches.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Hels Sheridan workshop

Hi all,I had a super time this weekend with Sandra attending demos on Saturday and a workshop on Sunday with Hels Sheridan.













Didn't watch as many demos as I would have liked as getting over a bug but felt better Sunday so could make the workshop project.















Learnt loads of inky techniques and Hels is a funny and friendly lady. I even won the raffle






Hopefully catch up on some blogging over the next few days x

Friday, 15 November 2013

Happy Birthday Margaret

Hi all, well its certainly cold here in Devon and the hat and gloves have come out as well as loads of layers. Today's card is one i made for Margaret a lovely lady I see when I attend the Bristol meets.



Embossed red card using 'Swiss dots' folder and then cut out a aperture using a scalloped nestie. Stamped a background on Kraft card using Stamping Up 'En Francais' stamp and added a bird which is a Stampin Up punch. Made my own tag and stamped greeting and added some twine and viola one card.
Am off to Taunton at the weekend with Sandra to watch demos and attend a workshop on the Sunday with Hels Sheridan and can't wait

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A felted robin


Hi all,thanks for the get well wishes,slowly catching up on sleep and ticking off jobs for work and keeping the heating on to avoid the cold but crafting always keeps me happy.
Had a fab day on sunday with some special buddies off mine who came to see me as not up to the Bristol meet this month.











And this is what I made, my first felted robin though it does look a little crazy and has eaten too many worms :-)
Since seeing some felting in action in the summer I have the felting bug.
You can find the tutorial for the robin Here
Am looking forward to making him some friends x


Sunday, 10 November 2013

A non Christmas card :-)

Hi all,well can't believe I haven't added to my blog since the 1st of November but its been manic at work and I have not been feeling too bright as the cold and overtime and a lack of sleep has knocked me for six. Have been keeping up my crafting though with the Docrafts daily challenge organised by the lovely Ginny which has helped to keep me sane as my craft room is my sanctuary :-)
So onto my card and hurray its not a Christmas card lol









I stamped Penny Black 'well wishers' stamp and coloured with promarkers, card from stash and my fave papers from 1st Edition 'hideaway' . LaLaLand 'heart banner' and Kort & Godt pearls. Stamped greeting and banner die all from a sizzex set 'banners 2#'.
Well this card is going to a special buddy of mine who is a big fan of Penny Black stamps.
I managed to get the moving and decorating done on my week off though could do with a week of now to recover!
Got some buddies around to keep me company and craft today so shall catch up on your blogs later.x
P.S have entered this card into the challenge over at Pennyblack and more


Friday, 1 November 2013

Birthday card

Hi all, well can't believe how fast this week off has gone by :-(
Been so busy painting, sorting out and decorating and hopefully will have it all finished today so I can get back in my craft room. But house is looking better so that's always a bonus
Made this card last week for a Docrafter and hope she likes it.




Used a saturated digi 'Summer swing and coloured with promarkers. Papers etc were from stash.
Just waiting for hubby to wake up and then attack the last bit and then two days of hiding in the craft room to make up for lost time :-)