Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Elodie In Her Garden

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

At last I have managed to break out the Copics and have a play.....

I am so out of practice....

But here is a completed image and a completed card to boot.....although my colouring needs more work I think!!!




The image is from Sarah Kay ~ Elodie In Her Garden. I have had this stamp forever and don't use her as much as I should. I have coloured with my Copic Markers and the papers are from Lili Of The Valley. The roses, lace, heart pins and pearls are all from The Hobby House and the Happy Birthday sentiment was printed on my computer. 


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:~

 Creative Inspirations ~ # 278 ~ Flower Power!
Divas By Design ~ Happy Birthday
Totally Gorjuss ~ # 251 ~ Pearls
Dream Valley  ~ #  89 ~ Flowers
Crafting From The Heart ~ # 34 ~ Anything Goes


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Monday, 1 September 2014

Toot Toot!

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

It's the start of a new week and a new month too....I can't believe it's September already. 

I really must make tracks with those Christmas cards....I am so far behind this year.

So today I have another card to share....not a Christmas one though!

I was asked to make this card. This seems to be a popular theme at the moment.....everyone seems to be passing their driving test!!!




The image is called Toot Toot from a Lili Of The Valley ~ Coloured Art Pad 1 ~ Vintage Boys. The papers are also from Lili Of The Valley. I teamed up these fab papers with Kraft card and added some buttons and twine, finishing the card with pearls from The Hobby House and a computer generated sentiment. Nice and simple.....


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Sunday, 31 August 2014

In At The Deep End...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.

I don't have any crafty items to share today but I have got some photos of a recent trip to 'The Deep' in Hull.

At the beginning of the month it was Brogan's birthday and I asked her if there was anything she wanted to do....The reply was (and bear in mind she was 19)....'I want to go to The Deep mum'....strange I thought but we went along. It's been years since we first went and she wasn't very old at the time and it hadn't been opened long but as you can see from the photo's 'the children had a good time'.....even the 46 year olds!!!

Playing On The Interactive Boards


Gareth was quite put out when a 5 year old jumped in front of him and randomly pressed all the buttons on the activity board ~ and he'd spent ages sorting out the correct answers.....grown man ~ bottom lip out ~ not a pretty sight!!!

I think we all wanted to see the new penguins to be honest and we weren't disappointed...

This Chap Was A True Star


As Were His Friends


Feeding Time ~ Not Very Impressed....Fish Again


This Kept Them Entertained For Ages ~ Bless Them....Brogan and Gareth I Mean!!!


Making New Friends With Nigel

(Smiley Pancake Fish)~As Brogan's Friend Becca Called Him


This Guy Spent Ages Starring At Me


Gareth Said It Was Because The Fish Thought He Was Looking In The Mirror!!!

Charming!


 Brogan Found Nemo...


And Just A Reminder That This Was The Day That We'd Also Paid A Visit To The Dentist



All in all we had a really good day out and we were also very impressed with our lunch in The Deep restaurant which was reasonably priced.....also the sun was shining so it made it a perfect day.


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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Christmas In August...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I have a Christmas card to share....

I thought it was about time to make a start. I normally have the majority of my Christmas cards under wraps by now but I think I have managed about 4 or 5 which I have to say I'm not too impressed with.....I'm not very organised this year but I'm putting it down to stepping down from several Christmas DT posts and the fact Mr Mojo seems to have been absent for much of the year.

Anyway here goes....I'm on a mission now and thought I'd start with something very simple.




When I saw this die I just had to have it. 

It is a Memory Box Grand Merry Christmas Script Die and I just love it. My card is very simple only using red and white card, silver mirri card, some white glitter card and pearls for the snowflakes and a small flat backed pearl medallion from The Hobby House for the centre of the larger snowflake.

And there you go....Job Done!

I think I'll be making a few more cards like this as I quite like the simplicity and the fact it didn't take too long to complete....which is good in my world at the moment!!!!


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:~

Completely Christmas ~ # 27 ~ Anything Goes
Polkadoodles  ~ # 35 ~ Get Organised For Christmas
ABC Christmas ~ Q For Quick And Easy
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge ~ # 79 ~ Use Punches And Dies
Penny's Paper~Crafty Challenge ~ # 192 ~ Children And/Or Christmas
Crafting From The Heart # # 33 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts ~ # 274 ~ Early Christmas Makes


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Have a lovely day. 



Friday, 29 August 2014

A Stitch In Time...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I have another card to share....This is part of a set of four cards that I made.




The papers are from my stash. The topper is from a set called Strawberry Tea from The Hobby House. I used some Kraft as my base card and co~ordinating blue card as a mount. I kept the design fairly simple and just added ribbon, a bow and pearls . I also used a Martha Stewart border punch....this is one of my favourites and tends to crop up on a lot of my cards.


I'm sorry but I've just noticed that the photo is a little wonky....Whoops!!!....too late now....


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:~

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge ~ # 192 ~ Children And/Or Christmas
Crafting From The Heart ~ # 33 ~ Anything Goes


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Have a lovely day. 





Thursday, 28 August 2014

A Work In Progress.....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I have something slightly different to share.....

This piece of stitching has been a work in progress for quite a long time but after seeing a recent post by the very talented Lynn B over at Happiness Is Cross Stitching I was inspired to share my progress here on my blog in the hope that I might get it finished.....and not leave it on it's frame in the corner of the room any longer.....

So the idea is....that if I post 'regular' updates of my stitching progress.....I may 'someday' complete this project.

Miribilia Autumn Queen 




A Work In Progress



 
Sorry this is a rather grainy photo of my pattern/picture but you get the idea.....

I used to cross stitch all the time and have lost count of the pictures I have completed. Mirabilia were some of my favourite designs and I have two or three of these large completed projects hanging on my walls here at home and many more kits in drawers waiting to see the light of day....I remember once when clearing through my kits and projects my Dad pointed out that 'You would have to be a long time retired to complete that lot!.......We'll see......


If Only There Were More Hours In The Day.....


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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Beautiful Blooms

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

A few weeks ago I made a very simple card using a floral image from one of those fabulous coloured art pads from Lili Of The Valley.....my mum saw it and asked me to make half a dozen similar birthday cards to put in her card box for her friends birthdays.....and here they are.....




 All the images are from Art Pad 27 ~ Beautiful Blooms and Art Pad 3 ~ Wild Flowers. The papers are also from Lili Of The Valley....and they match perfectly....it makes it so easy when you are making quick cards and don't have much time to spare. All the embellishments ~ pearls, lace, pearls strings....etc are from my stash and the sentiments were printed on my computer.

I have tried to keep them all very simple as I didn't want to distract attention from these gorgeous images.


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Have a lovely day.
 



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