Sunday, 31 October 2010

Christmas Fayre

Hello there

I just wanted to let you all know about a Christmas Fayre which I am helping to Organise.
This is a cause close to many of our hearts, I'm sure we all know someone, or of someone who has had this disease. If you are in the area on Saturday 13th November, please call in and support this wonderful cause. All the people on the day have given up thier time and energy free of charge, including some who have done an awful lot behind the scenes beforehand. The tables are now booked up and promise to be full of fantastic things. Come along, have a brew and even do some Christmas shopping!

It would be great to see you there!


Saturday, 30 October 2010

Mojo Monday 162

Hello There

Well I have decided to try the sketch on Mojo Monday. Hopefully this will kickstart my mojo!
Yes I know my desk is a mess ! !
This is a Kanban topper and some Marianne Christmas papers. I actually enjoyed this as I wasn't feeling in a creative mood, yet still managed to make a card !

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Halloween Goodies

I suddenly realised that Halloween will soon be upon us.
So in order to be vaguely organised I have come up with our 'treat' for this year!
I have made up some little bags with chocolate eyes, pumpkins and spiderswebs, a small Kinder bar and some gummy bears. Hopefully this will avoid the episode last year of kids arguing over who got the most off people! If they all get the same there will be no rows! ? ! ?
The tops have been cut with Black Card using the Nesties Labels 1 Die. These were then scored and folded iin half to seal the bags. The writing and spider web was doodled with a white Sakura Pen, all bought from The Stamp Pad in Greenfield.
Hopefully this close up will give you a better idea.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The Crafting Retreat

Hi All

I have had a number of people contact me regarding the retreat I went on at the weekend.
I promise I will post pictures when I have added my photos.

For those of you who are interested in the next one, check out the blog I'm sure it is going to be fabby.

My Great Niece's Card

Well I though I would show you all the card I made for my great-niece Katie. I had had the heads up from mum-to-be that she was having a baby girl, Thanks Laura! The card is A4 pearlescant card folded in half, with some Basic Grey papers, the image is an All Night Media stamped image, Bo Bunny ribbon and Pebbles Inc Candy dots, all bought from The Stamp Pad, Greenfield.The image was coloured with Promarkers.
Now as I have the week off work I should be able to get my house straight and get on with lots of crafting. I did say 'should'.

Nope, still not turnd the photo the right way up! I need help, anyone???

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

WOW What a Weekend

Well I had a fantastic weekend, only just recovered! !

What is a girl to do when I met with two amazing friends for Lunch on Friday, then we went to the craft shop for coffee and cake. Then it was off to our weekend retreat for crafting, food, crafting more food, crafting ......... you get the picture! ! I made some fantastic projects, all wonderfully prepared for us by Gwen from The Stamp Pad. I promise to show my goodies when I have finished them off, putting photos in etc. (nothing to do with the fact I haven't photographed them yet! )

Anyway, whilst I was on me weekend away, my gorgeous niece, Laura gave birth to a baby girl, Katie. Congratulations to you both, Katie is beautiful. I was kept up to date with the goings on via text messages and photos, isn't modern technology wonderful.

The only problem was when I arrived home my boys insisted that we make a card for Katie. The only problem was we were leaving for the hops in 10 mins! ! So I dug out a Kanban Concept card kit I have had for ages and managed to make it up in under 5 mins! Not my usual card style but when needs must!

Oops not worked out how to turn the picture round. Hope you get the idea though.

Thanks for looking


Thursday, 21 October 2010

Crafting Weekend

Well hello again.

This is just a short post today as I am busy packing and getting ready for this weekend.
I am soo excited, I am going on a crafting retreat organised by the lovely Gwen at the Stamp Pad, in Saddleworth. It promises to be a fantastic weekend with lots of goodies promised! At the moment I am just looking forward to a relaxing weekend with friends, Old and New. I think the crafting may be a bonus. No husband, no children and certainly no housework! What more could a girl want, well except for chocolate, mind you there will probably be that as well!
 This is the venue for the weekend, it looks stunning.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Going Colder.

Hello there.

Well the weather certainly has turned colder recently.
I set about yesterday making Christmas cards in earnest. I really like this card as it is quite simple and elegant.

This is Ice White Pearlescant card cut in half lengthways then folded off centre. The other end of the card was then put through the Big Shot using the cuttlebug folder, Snow Dots. On the front I have stamped some snowflakes and embossed in Winter Wonderland embossing powder. I then put some bling on a few of the snowflakes. All bought from The Stamp Pad in Saddleworth. A relatively quick but stunning card.

Hope you are all keeping nice and warm.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Hi there

Hi there

I just wanted to show you a pisture of a card I made at a workshop I went to the other week. I love this image of Father Christmas, so much so that at the weekend I stamped him out 12 times and sat and coloured him in, whilst curled up by the fire watching TV.

Only he has now Vanished! ! !

If anyone finds him can you please send him home as I have some unfinished christmas cards sat here waiting for him!

Thank you

Monday, 18 October 2010

Ooops, where have I been???

Well after fully intending to blog at least twice a week, I find it has been 2 weeks. I'm sorry, but I have been having issues with my computer. The bl**dy thing won't do as its told!
Anyway, hopefully this post will work!  :)

I was ill over the weekend with both my boys passing on their tummy bugs! (Just remind me who taught them to SHARE everything !) I wanted to craft and make some Christmas Cards for an upcoming Craft Fayre, but my brain wouldn't work. So I dug out some topper sheets I had bought from Lily of the Valley, a while ago.

As I made the card up, it didn't look right so I took it apart and redid it, again, and again! Anyway then I decided to die cut the topper and add ribbon . 

Anyway, the paper is from the Paper Artsy Chrsitmas pack and the dies are the Go Kreate Frilly Square #1. Both bought from The Stamp Pad in Saddleworth.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Wet and Windy Sunday

Well I thought I would just update you about my day. I went to the Sincerely Yours Papercrafting Show at Leigh today. I did spend up a little, but not as much as my friend, mind you she only went for packs of card for work! I did get a little inspiration, however it was sooo busy and very warm I didn't stay very long.

This afternoon I have sat and played with Kanban Toppers (Ssh, I never thought I would say that! !)

This is just a large topper on a square card.

This is a C6 card, with an oval Kanban topper which I have layered with Gold Mirri card die cut with Nesties

On this card I put the oval topper in my nesties and then layered it with gold Mirri card.

Last one for today, I used a backing paper from one of the Marrianne paper pads, then the Marrianne Designer doily die with the topper on top.

I hope these cards provide you with some inspiration, I have enjoyed using these toppers today.
All of the goodies to make these cards were bought from The Stamp Pad in Greenfield.