Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Wet 'n Windy Wednesday

What a miserable day! Glad it's nearly over. Managed to make another card ... already. A special one for my big brother. He is 70 next month. 70!!! Can't believe it. I am a few years younger, I will tell you all!
Apart from the card making, I have resurrected the knitting needles and am making a jacket for myself... nothing like a challenge is there???
Well here is the 70th bd card...

The card is just plain white from the stash and was an A3. I covered it in a paper from a Papermania collection, all lemons... The topper is from a freebie set and is decoupaged. The lettering, in blue, is cut out from some glitter card stock with my Slice machine from the Noteworthy card and the green lettering is from some sticky backed glitter paper and cut the same as the rest. I have stuck a peel off sentiment across the bottom and a couple of peel off corners, in silver.

Just so you can see the decoupage!
Made the card so that my brother can't miss it!! It measures 12" x 6"...
Thanks for stopping by... :)
Take care...

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Just read that lot through .... can see I am in a hurry eh? Should do a preview .... what????
:) :)


Well here we all are again! Thanks to Mr.Blogland for putting my last post back on!! Wonder what went wrong???
Okay, so this is just a very quick visit. Have, at last!, finished the bd card I have making for a first bd.
Here it is...
Used Centural Pearl card for the base. Made my own backing paper by stamping some of the small images from the "Sweety" Morehead stamp set in a double line, using a Big 'n Juicy pad,cutting around, then scanning into a prog., I have and made an A4 sheet from it. Matted and layered it. The main image id from the same stamp set and coloured in using a mixture of Inktense pencils and ink from the stamp pad. The lettering and the number were cut out using my Slice machine. The letters were cut out from plain card and then painted using mica paints.
Hope they like it!!
Bye for now, am off to have dinner and then to chat, by SKYPE, to our nephew in Denver!!
Take care...

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Naughty Thursday!

Oh my! Have I been naughty today, or what!! So what have I done that's soooo bad??? I have spent some pennies!!! NEEDED some beads, so went on Beaders Companion to, well, just have a look and do you know, before I knew it there were so many things which had dropped into my shopping basket!! Now I wonder how that happens???? :) :)  Haven't told OH how much, but did tell him of the great discounts I received!! Now all I need is some patience!
Apart from that, I haven't done much at all... apart from thinking that is. I have quite a few cards that I really should be making, but just don't seem to have the energy. Will have to find it from somewhere soon as there is a first birthday next week!!! Then there are cards for friends and family and ... oh, you get the idea!!!

This little box is made from silk dupion and embellished with water soluble machine embroidered fabrics. The tassels are made from string which has been machine stitched over using the zig-zag stitch on a very close setting!
Hope you have had a good day ... 'till next time ... take care...

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Windy Wednesday

Well, today hasn't been too bad really. Had an appointment at the hospital this am and the consultant said that the test results for CVI aren't too bad at all and for the time being, I have nothing to worry about! That was a sticking point ... the "for the time being" bit! BUT for as long as it lasts, I am worry free-ish on that point. Would be nice if everything else was the same... :)
Haven't done a darned thing crafty at all today ... not yet!!! First things first. I am going to order a "few" beads and things to go with them before I go and begin to get dinner ready and then, because I feel awful, will stay indoors and get my crocheting and tatting on the go again.! Should be some more to show you all tomorrow.
Enjoy the rest of the day and take care...

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Chilly Tuesday

Just thought I would come on and say "hello" to anyone out there who is watching!
Was going to do so much today, but as ever, the best laid plans ALWAYS go awry for me. S-i-L called round and I'm not complaining, but just as she was going a mutual friend turned up and stayed with me for over an hour! She has her own computer, but is too scared to use it, so when she wants to order something, she comes round to me! Always leaves me the money, but I do wish she would learn to do it herself!! Makes me feel mean saying that! Well, her visit scuppered me for the rest of the afternoon. Put me all out of kilter it did and the upshot is, I didn't get anything made...
Decided to show you all what I have been doing on an evening of late. Making my own embellishments, no less!!

Bits and bobs of tatting and crochet. Done some twisted tatted "ropes" and some edgings. A few tatted butterflies and some circles in different sizes. The white ones are cotton thread, so I am going to use some of my ink pads to colour them. The big and juicy pads should give some interesting results. Shall be making a few more flowers, but crocheted ones. I have this book which is just full to bursting with patterns for all types of flowers, leaves, fruits and veggies! I am going to be using some of these things on a few cards soon and others will be used on bags and the like...
Time for dinner now folks, so until the next time ...  do take care...

Monday, 9 May 2011


Just thought that I would catch up with the blogs I am following and now I am going to have to get a move on!
OH says it's time we ate.... mmmmm well, if he says so!
Before I go, another couple of cards from me and made today.

Nothing very exciting. Just matting and layering and a hand made rosette "flower" with hand cut leaves. All done from stash!

Cut this card from a Grand Nestabilitiy, the flowers were from a standard sized Nestability set and the leaves from a leaf set of Nestabilities. Organza ribbon and paper flowers from stash.
Hope you all have a good evening and until the next time ... take care...

Friday, 6 May 2011

Hello again!
Sorry I haven't been on for quite a while, but every now and then life steps up and gets in the way!! Don't you just hate it when that happens... Well, I had to do some waiting, but eventually I managed to get moving again and today I managed to make four cards, so am going to pop them all on here and nowhere else, for a change!

This is one made from a lovely fabric and all I have done to it, is added some machine stitching... I cut the window using a square Nestabillities and then drew around said square with a Sakura pen...

Same idea, just different colour way...

A simple challenge .... used a fancy cut edged card and the backing paper is from a pack "Woodland Folk", double sided papers and the embellishment is from the stash bucket!! Peel off "With Love"..

This one is for a special someone who has made our daughter very happy ... her partner...
Marriane Heritage frame used and embossed, highlighted with white pastels and fixed using Crafters Companions' "Spray and Shine". The "toppers" were made using peel offs and then coloured in using my Inktense pencils. The "sentiments" are black peel offs stuck onto a die cut Nestabillities shape using my Grand Calibur... A mixture of PVA and Pinfliar glue gel.

Hope to be back again on a more regular basis ... just hope "life" keeps out of the way!!
Until next time .... take care...