I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog, mainly card making but I now have four Grand children, three girls and a boy. As I love these kids so much I can't help showing an odd picture of them now and again. I really need to get into Scrapbooking too, loads of pics to use. I do some knitting and crocheting too.
with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum.
Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him.
I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx
It is 5.30am cant sleep, been playing Candy Crush, run out of lives, so thought I would do a post on here.
I could not load my pic from my tablet so only posted now, LOL
I was asked to make this by a lady in Guadamar. I cut some pearlised Lilac paper with a Fiskars edge punch and placed it to make it look like an envelope, then decorated with flowers (a must for me), my crochet flower and bead pins (both for sale at top) Zva Creative gem swirls
I thought I would post these two cards today. They have been sitting in my photo file for a long time. They were two of the first images I coloured with Promarkers, trying to get my shading right.
I think I may have progressed abit, but I have to admit that colouring is not one of my preferred crafts now, I did quite enjoy it when I first started but I get frustrated with it now, I dont think it ever looks too good, compared to some that we see on blogs.
I, obviously, still do some for DT commitments, but I prefer to use pre-coloured images if I can. Is that lazy?
Anyway, these are two simple cards, fairly CAS I think. It is a Forever Friends stamp.
Back to making more bead pins today, too hot to sit in my craft room so I will stay in the lounge with air-con.
Just had a Skype with Hollie, Mum has taught her a couple of Spanish words - Hola and Adios so cute.
I,m hoping they will be able to get over here soon.
On this card I used an LOTV topper, I love these, great for making quick cards.
This is just one of many I make to go in the box for the charities I supply.
I got my box of Christmas stuff out last week, so I am trying to use all the bits up from last year, decoupage I have already cut out and bits for toppers etc.
I want to get all mine made for my family next then it leaves me free to make for charity.
Although it is still very hot here, I spend time in the afternoons in my craftroom, once the sun has moved around the side of the house. Although I am still knitting and crocheting when I sit outside. I,m finishing off a pink crochet blanket that I started a good while ago. We dont know yet what Megan is having, scn is imminent I think.
I love looking at 'Vintage' cards but I do struggle. Anyway, I was given a load of stash by John Next Door and this image was in a box, there were quite afew, cards penny farthings, clocks etc.
I distressed some Coredinations card for the first layer then tore some paper for the next one. Added some homemade sentiment tags and a charm that has got abit tarnished so I thought that would look good.
I hope all is well in your part of the world.
I,m getting homesick for my little grand children, I miss them so much, this is the down side of living here.
Thanks goodness for Skype. Rickys house move went well and I had a tour via Skype yesterday morning and Hollie modelled her new cardigan for me and she looked so sweet.
Todays challenge at Hobbycutz is set by Craftin' Suzie and she wants to see 'fancy folds'
I was browsing around on Pinterest and came across this style which I thought looked good and HERE is the blog with the template from Clairebear.
I have used all bits and bobs from my stash - buttons, charms, string/twine, stamped sentiment tags and paper. Lovely paper with all Latin words on. Mustard card is 12 x 12 card pad bought from TKMax last year when I was in UK. Bead pins (for sale at top of my blog).
This gorgeous bird in cage is one of Hobbycutz Laser cuts.
These two pics, hopefully show the fold abit more.
Good Morning All
I would like to welcome my newest follower Jaqueline, I hope you will enjoy popping in for a visit.
I,m not doing a great deal of paper crafting as it is so hot in the craftroom, as the sun is on the front of the house all morning and it gets sooooo hot in there with so many windows. So I,ve been doing alot of my bead pins and selling afew too, so that's good, I thoroughly enjoy making these and wish I could sell more, so if you are interested please get in touch, either comment or email me.