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
Winner of candy was comment number 18, that is Tina Z. Please contact me ASAP and I will post out on Monday or Tuesday.
Tracy from Allsorts Challenge wants to see some Autumn Colours on your creations this week.
I used Coredinations card in this lovely terracotta colour, the green(it is green not blue as it looks in this pic) spotty paper from an LOTV pad.
Then added all bits in shades of orange, yellow and brown, ribbon, bead pin and sentiment .
The embossing folder I used is from Forever Friends.
There are some gorgeous creations from rest of DT.
A little Candy on offer today. One reason is because I have not had any for a long time and the second reason is that I,m going to be a Nanna again in April.
Hollie is going to have a brother or sister.
I have pulled together a selection of papers, card and gems and will add some ribbon.
And, of course, some beads pins similar to the ones in the sidebar.
It has just dawned on me that I will have to post out the Bead Pins when I get back to Spain as I cannot take through airport as I am only taking hand luggage with me to UK.
I have used loads of bits that had been lying around my desk.
(This was made before my big clean up!!!)
Whenever I do die cutting of corners or leaves or flowers etc, I always cut extras and keep them in boxes for future use, so I really do need to use them up.
A piece of diamond embossed card which I rubbed with a copper gilding wax.
The topper is from an LOTV pad, mounted on a doily.
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer dotted about too.
I,m quite pleased with how this has turned out.
Pop over to the challenge blog to see all the other DT creations.
I would like to wish my gorgeous Grandson Happy Birthday and cant wait to see him next week.
And my Crafty Friend Lyn Happy Birthday too.
Afew more of the cards I made from just two Topper sheets from Hunkydory.
I must admit that when I got the sheets out, I looked at them and really had to think about how to use them. But once I got started I was away.
I used lots of bits from stash, especially scraps of paper and card.
Some of the card had a picture of a Teddy already printed on it, like the first card on this post and I wasn't quite sure where to start with it.
Anyway, it has helped fill the boxes ready for the stall on the 28th.
I think they look OK, not to everyones taste, but I hope they will sell well and if not the charities will have them.
I always get good feedback from them.
In my blog candy above, there are some Hunydory sheets included.
Now I have had these for quite a while and decided to use a couple of the topper sheets.
So instead of showing all that I made in one post, I will schedule over the next week or so while I,m in UK.
I am really pleased with how these turned out as I do find it hard to use this sort of thing but as I needed lots of cards for the fair on the 28th Nov I wanted some quicker makes and I made 15 cards in one afternoon.
I have also included some of this lovely A4 embossed card in candy too.
Nearly everything I have used is from my stash, trying to use bits of string, ribbon, paper scraps etc etc.
I even used little scraps of embossed card that were in my drawers.
I was given this cutie from the sponsor Ppinky Dolls, and coloured it with Promarkers.
Papers are from Forever Friends and everything else is from stash, except post box which was cut out at my craft meet, not sure whose it is.
There are some wonderful creations from the DT so pop over and have a peep.
She wants you to use favourite things from the song from The Sound of Music.
I chose to use this cute topper from LOTV. The paper has snowflakes on it and I think it is Docrafts.
Poinsettia flowers cut from Parchment with Leanne die. Ivy corner from Cheery Lynn.
Sue Wilson 'Just For You' Ornate Ovals die.
So for the Favourite Things -
Brown Paper Packages tied up with string (OK not brown paper but Christmas paper)
Snow Flakes that stay on my nose and my lashes.
There are some brilliant creations by the DT so why not pop over to the challenge blog to see them.
I took these pice a cuple of weeks ago when I had completely cleaned and sorted out my craft room after having the window cleaners in to do inside and out.
You can see why I have to move everything for the window cleaners. It was originally an open veranda and the previous owner had it all glassed in, so gets very, very hot in summer.
I bought the little veg. trolley on wheels a while ago and it is great for pulling upto the side of me and putting stuff I need at hand. Like one of the drawers with the colour of paper or card I am using at that time. It leaves more of my desk space free to actually work on. I did get to the point where my only workable space was my glass mat, now I'm determined to keep more space free to work and to keep it TIDY.
These are the two book cases behind me where I heep everything, alot is in plastic boxes and nearly all labelled.
And finally, this is my desk and to the left of this is a unit with cupboards where I keep my stamps and inks in one side and punches and odd bits of material in the other. And on top is my Cut N Boss.
I love being in here now, I was getting to the point where I didn't want to craft as I was getting frustrated with it being so untidy and messy.
As you can see, when I'm sat at my desk I can see the world go by right outside the apartment.
A short while ago I posted some cards that I had made using Poinsettia digis and they matched some papers that John (Next Door) had left me when he moved back to UK.
Well this batch of cards is using some more papers he left and they needed very little embellishing as the paper said it all. They have a sheen on them too, like Centura card.
The paper pad is called Nordic and it has some really pretty papers in and they are a good weight
They have boosted my stock of Christmas cards as Diane (from a Cancer Charity) came and collected a second lot and I have a Fair to do on the 28th Nov too so need to keep afew for that. But I do think alot of people will already have their Christmas cards by then so not going to take too many.
Mervi is hosting this one and she would like to see Ribbons and Bows.
For my Christmas cards this year I have not bought any new stuff, I am using things that have been in my Christmas box for a good few years and this gorgeous ribbon with the holly and berries on is one such thing, I dont even know where it came from but it is so lovely. I didn't need to add much more to it, so I just cut a border using Sue Wilson Gemini Cygnus die, added two more types of ribbon for the bow and a circle sentiment from Netty HERE.
Wow, I had to do some cleaning up yesterday. The wind and rain hit during Sunday night and I got up on Monday to -----
The outside sofa had gone down the block as had 2 planters with cacti in, they had emptied their contents along the way, so soil and stones all over the place.
Rain had come in the front windows in my craft room and the curtains are were wet and the side window in the utility room so all my washing powder is wet.
I knew I should not have had the windows cleaned!!!!!
Another Book Fold to show you today.
I was asked to make this by a customer at the bar where I show my books.
I really enjoy making the flowers for all the books too.
The top ones are called Kusadama and the big gems I have are perfect for the centres, too big for cards but great for these.