Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Little Friends

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

There's definitely been a change in the weather...an early morning chill creeping in and darker mornings....but I can't complain the weather has been kind this summer....

And I'm quite pleased re my Table Top/Craft Fair efforts on Sunday....although, sadly there wasn't a great turn out....I managed to do reasonably well and sold quite a bit of my old bits and bobs....all proceeds being added to the laptop fund.....Brogan needs a new one for when she goes to University....I may just try another Table Top in October....

Anyway today I have another card to share....




This lovely topper is from The Hobby House and is part of a set of six called ~ Little Friends. The papers are from Lili Of The Valley. I have used a Nestie die to mount the image and a border punch from Martha Stewart. The flowers are from Prima I think.....I've had these for ages and don't use them as often as I should. The pearls are also from The Hobby House and I've just added some dots of Liquid Pearls around the image and finished off with a computer generated sentiment.


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

Crafting From The Heart ~ # 32 ~ Anything Goes
Brown Sugar ~ # 107 ~ Anything Goes


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 


Sunday, 17 August 2014

Feeding Teddy...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I've been awake for hours....his 'Lordship' was up early for his usual Sunday morning bike ride with his uncle and friends but this usually means 'One Up....All Up!!!....and I'm doing a Table Top/Craft Fair later this afternoon so I hope I can stay awake and motivated.....he does insist that at least I get a cup of tea in bed and I will get a cooked breakfast when he gets back so I suppose that's a bonus....Right?.....

Today I have a card to share....yes I know I'm sorry it is another topper but I am managing to get some colouring done now.....

Front View


Open 



The papers are from my stash and I have to admit to struggling a bit trying to match up papers with this topper but I think it worked in the end....can't imagine why I struggled so much really!!!

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 tried to keep the design fairly simple and just added ribbon, a bow and pearls and a computer generated sentiment. I also used my all time favourite border punch for the opening edge for the image mount....all in all I have to say I'm quite pleased with the result.....

Right now.....I'm going to try and organize myself for the Table Top/Craft Fair this afternoon.

I have added lots of stamps and craft items to my pile of things to....shall we say....Recycle....I've even added some unused Lili Of The Valley stamps which somehow I seem to have doubled up on.....not sure how that happened and about 30 handmade cards that are in need of a new home.

So if you are in the area do pop in...


Table Top/Craft Fair


Scout Hall
Caister Road
LACEBY

Near GRIMSBY

Sunday 17th August 2014
1pm ~ 4pm


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

A Very Proud Mum....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

This is just a very quick and non crafty post from a very proud mum... I'm sorry to do this but I just had to do a post !!!!!

My beautiful daughter, Brogan received her 'A' level results this morning  and is on her way to Lincoln University in September.

Needless to say we are all very proud of her.....

Brogan


The Sensible Pose

And this is what happens when you say 'Smile'.....




And Lets Try Again Shall We...



Well Done Brogan we are all very proud of you.

L Y A T W T T M A B


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

For Being You!

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I have yet another card to share that was published in the July issue of Papercraft Essentials magazine. There were four cards altogether and this is my third one.....only one more to go.




All the items used to make this card were from The Hobby House except for the papers which are from Lili Of The Valley. The image is a pre~coloured topper which are fabulous if you need to make a quick card and don't have the time for colouring.

I am still struggling with time at the moment....not enough hours in the day but I will try to catch up with you all and comment on your creations soon.

I have been having a good sort out in my craft room lately....trying to whittle down some of my stash....there is so much in there that I don't use.....I have given quite a bit to the local Girl Guide group for their crafting sessions and I have booked a table at a small local tabletop/craft fair for this Sunday afternoon.....

Along with the usual table top items from the major cupboard, drawer and loft clear out I have added lots of unwanted craft items including about 50 stamps (many unused) which I have decided to part with..........so if you are in the local vicinity on Sunday at 1pm you may be able to pick up a few crafting bargains...I may also take along a few handmade cards.


Table Top/Craft Fair

Scout Hall
Caister Road
LACEBY

Near GRIMSBY

Sunday 17th August 2014
1pm ~ 4pm


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 



Thursday, 7 August 2014

Hello There!!!

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I have another card to share.....

I seem to be managing to have a little me time at the moment....not sure how with all these very late and very long shifts at work but I think I'm slowly getting my enthusiasm back for crafting.....it seems as though Mr Mojo has had a very long holiday this year.....




The papers are from my scraps stash which I'm whittling down nicely....The image is a pre~coloured topper from Kenny K called Sweet Melissa from The Hobby House. I've added pearls and a ribbon also from The Hobby House. I then used my favourite decorative nestie die to mount the image and distressed the edges adding some Stickles and finished off by adding some Liquid Pearl dots and a computer generated sentiment.

I have spent lots of time de~cluttering at home lately and have booked a table at a local table top sale in a few weeks so I'm hoping to make a few pennies to spend on more craft stash.....

I have found it very liberating tidying out cupboards, drawers, sheds and lofts and it's amazing the things that you find.....


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 
 

Monday, 4 August 2014

Wedding Cake

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I have card to share....my niece is going to a wedding next weekend and she asked me to make a card. I had no instructions other than 'wedding'....

So this is what I came up with....




I thought I would stick to a 'something blue' theme and a little bit vintage.....the blues are actually  softer in reality but the sun....'no I'm not complaining' has been making it somewhat difficult when taking photos.....anyway this is the result of my somewhat rusty card making skills.

I have made a card similar to this one in the past and it went down very well so I thought I would do it again....just changing the card size, ribbon and pearl colours.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy your day. 


Saturday, 2 August 2014

My Birthday Girl...

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

The heavens have opened here and its thundering and lightening and I'm loving it....I love watching the storms especially as it was so warm and muggy this morning.

Today it it my daughter's 19th birthday....I don't know where all those years have gone.

Happy Birthday Brogan.

We Love You All The Way To The Moon And Back....

I used to read 'How Much Do I Love You' to her all the time when she was small and it was our favourite story and this is the phrase we now use to each other to finish cards, notes, texts etc....

This is a photo of her taken at a wedding in the Spring.




And this is the card I made for her which I have already blogged on here previously.




She is away in London this weekend at a show....and of course knowing her 'Shopping'.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy the rest of your day. 



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