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
On 1st August I showed the Glassine bags I had made for a swap HERE.
Well here they are completed, filled with goodies for my partner to enjoy.
I really enjoyed making these and it was a new venture for me.
They are now parcelled up ready to post today.
My parcel from Sheetal, a swap for Bag and 6 embellishments HERE, included a gorgeous Quilled card.
Well it inspired me to get my
quilling stuff out and have another go so you may well be bombarded soon!!!!
I made quite afew cards very early this morning as I was awake at 3.30 and couldn't get back to sleep, so up I get and go into my craft room.
I should really have done some housework, but Heyho, lets forget about that!!!!!
The trouble is, I think, when it is so hot, we dont really get any walking done so it is really affecting my sleep. We went for a short walk last night to take the recycling and ended up in the bar with friends for 2 hours!!!!
I shall have to start swimming again early in the mornings, pool gets too busy later as as there are alot here on holiday, it gets sooooo busy during August.
Enjoy your day.
A couple of quick Christmas cards today using my bows again.
Same paper as yesterday but a quicker make!!!!
I,m so addicted to making these bows, love them.
Just 1.50GBP for 6 plus 1yd of same ribbon
I just thought I would show you some gorgeous swap items I received this week from 2 ladies on the group on Facebook.
The swap was my host - make a bag or a box and add a card and 6 embellishments.
A card and a paper pad from Lynn
another card - diamond fold
and 3 more
a stunning quilled card ( this made me gt my quilling stuff out)
As promised, here is another card featuring a great way to use buttons, I,m sure you all have loads in your stash!!!
Once again I saw a similar design on Pinterest.
I mixed them with afew gold gems too.
A very easy card, just need to cut an aperture through the paper, mat it onto gold mirri card and then stick a circle sentiment in the aperture.
Added one of my bows that I have been making.
Without any buttons and I think it still looks good.
A really quick way of making cards and I shall be making more similar to these as it is a great way of using my bows.
Infact I still have 2 sheets of this paper left so I can make another 12 like these.
Too tempting to stay in the living room with AC and fan on.
The trouble is, it feels like walking into an oven when you walk out of here.
I have just been in my craft room though for about an hour to make these 3 cards to show off the ribbon bows I made last night, as I wanted to get them on the selling page here (at the top of my blog) and on Facebook.
They are made with Grosgrain ribbon and about 2"
A pretty adornment to any card
This card is following a sketch that I set the girls in my craft club as we are off for 2 weeks while the bar is closed.
It was going to be a Baby Boy card but I didn't think the flowery paper suited so made it into a Birthday card instead.
The larger butterflies are double heat embossed
I have made afew following the lines, they all go to keep my boxes stocked.
It's quite good fun following a sketch, I have decided to give them one each week and to bring the cards they make the following week for us all to see.
Well I hope you like my bows and cards.
I would love you to buy some, just email or comment .
Wow, it is hot here, strange how some places are getting extremes if weather. Parts of Europe getting excess heat and UK excess rain.
Yesterday on FB someone posted 53 degrees in the sun and 38 in the shade here.
No wonder the A.C. taking a battering!!!!!!
I Skyped Hollie on Monday as it was her 5th Birthday.
She was wearing the hair clip I made her HERE
Mum and Dad bought her a bike and her face was a picture as they led her through the kitchen and she saw it on the lawn.
A Magical moment and one I was so pleased to share.