Sunday 22 July 2012

Holidays are here

Hi all hope you are well,
Hooray! holidays are here the kiddies 
broke up from school on Friday for 6
weeks. It was more emotional
for Beth as she was leaving junior school for good.
She's really excited about going to 
big school she can't wait. I don't think 
that feeling will last that long once she gets there.

As you know i had decided to take a break 
from cardmaking for a little while, so
 what happens, i get a commission to do.
It's for the granddaughter of a lady 
i have made a few cards for, I think i made a birthday
card for her and she loved it so much she 
asked if i could make one for her 
teacher to say thank you.
Then Beth saw it and loved it, she asked if i could
make one the same for her teacher 
so i ended up making two.
Never mind.

Out shopping the other day in a lovely little shop
that sells material i came across this fab
remnant so i decided to use it to reline my
wool basket. It needed jazzing up as the 
lining was just a plain cream and boring.

It was the colours that instantly
drew me to it. I didn't have enough to go 
right to the bottom it's about an inch off,
 i have attached it to the liner that was there
already and when it's full of wool you 
would never know.

Talking of wool here's what I'm on with at
the moment.

It's the beginnings of a granny square
blanket. Looking through blogland 
as you do i came across a fabulous 
blog page called 
When i saw Julies blanket i 
fell in love with it, what fab colours.
So i had a good look through my stash
and found some similar colours, all i had
to do was visit my local wool shop and 
get some Grey for the main colour.
I settle on a slate grey from Debbie bliss.

Lastly as it was sunny this morning 
we decided to make the most of it and go
car booting. I didn't find many bargains today 
just this lovely lace doily.
I have been after one for my table so i can
put my flower jam jar on.
I think it makes the flowers look so nice.

My hydrangea bush in the garden is
straining under the weight of the 
flower heads especially with all the rain
so i have picked some.
I haven't bothered before but how
pretty are they in a jar and they last a while too.
I have added some sprigs of apple mint
 for greenery and smell.
Ooh I don't need to buy any flowers anymore, i think
garden flowers look so pretty and they are free.

Take care

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Anyone for Strawberries and Cream

Hi all hope you are well.

I'm afraid to say this is my last
post as a DT at the fabulous 
I have decided to have a break.
I have fallen out of love with
cardmaking at the moment, 
I don't know why but
my MoJo is Missing In Action.
I'm sure it will be back one day
( i hope ).

Anyway lets get onto this weeks

The theme is 


and we are sponsored this time by
The Stamp Fairy.

I have used one of the stamp fairy's 
digi images. This is Lenny Fruits with strawberries.
I have coloured him with a mixture of 
Copics and Promarkers.
The sentiment is from Lili of the valley.
The papers are DCWV Nana's Nursery.
I used a Martha Stewart heart border punch.

I have finally finished my socks,
 I really had fun making 
these and even though the colour stripes don't
match perfectly i don't think they
are to bad for a first go.

 They are comfy to wear,
I think i will make the next pair
a bit longer in the leg perfect for winter.
Though I've got Hubby and now Beth
 wanting some first, i will be kept busy.

So, please pop over to Papertake and check
all the fab DT work, they are the best bunch
of girls and i have enjoyed my time there.

Thanks Girls

Take care 

Tuesday 3 July 2012

I'm forever blowing bubbles!!!!

Hi all hope you are well,
Wow another week has gone already and
the school holidays will be on us soon.
Beth had a fab time in London
she didn't want to come home.
I think she was ready for a rest though 
they had 3 really long busy days seeing
everything they could.

It's time for another Papertake weekly
challenge and this week it's

Anything Goes
with the option of highlighting something
with Glitter or Glossy accents etc.

I have used this fab Teddy Bea image 
blowing bubbles. I used glossy accents on the 
bubbles and sprinkled a little glitter 
before they dried to highlight them.
The image is coloured with Polychromos pencils
blended with sansodor.
I cut the image out with a spellbinders die
and then inked the edges with Milled Lavender and
Dusty concord distress inks. I think i was a little 
heavy handed with the dusty concord it's a little dark,
I didn't want to start all over again so it had to do.
Papers are from Tulip paper pack.
Flowers Wild orchid crafts.
Ribbon from the Ribbon Girls.

I've nearly finished my first sock

It's not been to bad to do really
they look harder than what the are.
Cant wait to try it out though I'll only have one 
warm foot till i can make the other.
I've got orders already
Hubby wants a pair next. 

Look what's starting to flower.
I've picked my first Sweet Peas
out of the garden

They smell gorgeous can't wait for
more to start flowering so i can fill the house 
with it's fab scent.

 Thanks for dropping by today
take care 


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