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
Second post from me today as two challenges start on the same day !!!!
Crafty Friends Challenge this time is 'Use A Sentiment'.
Well I used Two, but I couldn't tell you where they came from, I just keep a load of printed sentiments in a box ready to use as and when I need them.
The image is from the sponsor and ( confession coming up) I had coloured it and left it on my desk ready to use, then it fell upside down and I used it as a matt to run through my embossing machine, so it was marked abit, and as I didn't want to print and colour again, I decided to emboss it with my Swiss dots embossing folder.
Allsorts Challenge this week is 'Roses' set by Helene.
I found this gorgeous 'Roses' paper in my stash from The Works, so decided to make that the focal point of my card. I added ribbon, bead pins and some paper and silk roses, and some butterflies cut from Centura Pearl card (cant see that very well ) using Marianne dies LR0158.
First I have some links for yesterday's post, some have asked for. If any of you do Facebook there are some groups on there for book folding and they have tutorials for 2 and 3 liner folds and some free patterns too, lots of helpful advice. One is called Crafty Hana's Book Folding
another is Newbie Book Folding
When we have our craft meeting on Fridays, if any of us has bought new dies or embossing folders, we always take them and let other use them.
When Val was undergoing her eye surgery, she had taken delivery of this gorgeous Memory Box Die, so I used it for afew days and cut out quite afew to use in the future and this is one of those.
It is so delicate and pretty so I kept it mono and fairly simple, just added afew butterflies punched from centura pearl card, a sentiment and a Cheery Lynn flower.
I made a decoration like this last year and I was telling some of the ladies in our craft meeting last Friday and they said they would like to see them and learn how to do them so here is one I have made this week.
The challenge this week for Allsorts has been set by Tracy and is Inspired by Summer colours (Images, Sentiments, etc)
I decided to use this lovely Faye Whittaker decoupage image from Joanna sheen, as is the ribbon. Lovely bright colours, reds, yellows and greens. It is a sweet image I think and very reminiscent of summer, a little girl watering the sunflowers.
Pop over to the challenge blog to see what all the other DT have created.
I dont do Christmas until around August or September but I did have this LOTV topper in my box. I know you are probably thinking that it is now August, but I do my DT cards way ahead of time and this card was made a while ago.
The sparkle card is an old Christmas card, far too nice to throw away. When people pass their used cards over to me, I cut the backs off them if they are plain and use them for matting and layering, which is what the spotty embossed card is.
Pop over to the challenge blog to see all the other DT's gorgeous makes. We also are looking for some new DT members, so if you would like to apply, pop over to the challenge blog.