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Friday, 2 December 2016

Catherine Wheels

Good afternoon all 

Hope you are well and warm. 

Been busy making some items for my Craft Fair tomorrow which have taken up 
a bit of time today. Why do I leave things until the last moment. 

Did very well at the Coffee morning yesterday so that was a bonus. 

Here is my entry for today 

Catherine Wheel


I am using a dome shaped disc which I have covered with squares of material. 





Added a ribbon so that it can be hung up. 

I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the following 

Challenges 



It is also time for an Oldie over at Erikas seeing it is Friday !!!

Where does the time go???


Here is my card for today which is an oldie. Keeping with the Christmas theme so to speek

It was made using Hobby Art Stamp 

Yesterday was very cold and foggy. A very hard frost all day. 

That should kill the bugs in the garden. 

Hope you have a great day and will be back tomorrow 
all being well. 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Love to Craft! Challenge Blog - Waxy Ocean


Hi all and welcome to my very first entry as a Design Team Member over 


for December. 

I do hope that you will pop over and take the Challenge over at Love To Craft

 Click on the link above to see what other Design Team Members have 
done for inspiration this month.

 All the Challenges will be Anything Goes and goes live at 6 am on the first day of every month and run for the month. 

I look forward to see your entries - Happy Crafting 

Here is my entry a picture which I made some time back 


It is made using warm wax and the method is called Encaustic Wax Art

I used a shiny card stock and heated up using a special iron waxes and placed them onto 
the card stock. 

Using different parts of the iron to create the leaves in the foreground. 

The wax flows as you move the iron and one can wipe away areas - like in the picture to 
create areas of clear. 

Can you see a "ladies image" in the hills? 

I hope you like it and I look forward to showing my work over the 
coming months with 



Keeping it short for this time as time is running out to get something done
in time. 

Just wanted to start to share my work asap.


Crafty hugs 




Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Donkey and others

Afternoon all 

Hope you are warm today it has been really brrrrrr here. Had to go into town this morning
bank, post office and the like and travelling in the car was showing 
down to minus 7 !!!

Here at home it was minus 4. 

However I have been out in the garden today digging up my dahlias should have 
done it ages ago but like most things crafting has got in the way. 

I have the Village Hall Coffee morning craft table tomorrow so just finishing off 
some of my cards. 

Then on Saturday a Christmas Craft Fair. 

All go 

So for today it is just a very quick card using Hunkydory topper and card stock. 


Really like this image of the donkeys. Something rather gentle about them
dont you think.

The funny speckles are gold edges to the images.

Love having the opportunity to make quick cards and this is what Hunkydory 
does for me. 

I would like to enter it for the following 

Challenge 


Very happy to say I made the top selection over at Crafting from the Heart last challenge 


Bye for now keep warm and safe

crafty hugs 

x x 



Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Its ME

A very very quick blog today



Its ME !!!

Do have a look


Been a very heavy day looking into pensions today. Trying to sort out
the way forward for Den

My head is full of figures, computer work etc.

Have not even had time to craft today

Shopping first thing this morning the temperature was minus 3

brrrrrrr

Must dash now and have a cuppa and I think a chocolate biscuit before tea.

Be back to my "normal self" hopefully tomorrow

Crafty hugs

x x 




Monday, 28 November 2016

Exciting news and I invite you to join in .....


Good Afternoon everyone and welcome

I have some very exiting news

I have been asked to join as a new Design Team member and have accepted


I would like to invite you ALL to come along and play with us.


Pop over to the blog HERE


The challenges run for an entire month and you can enter up to five projects and you can 
combine our challenges with as many others as you wish. 

"Come along and play we are an all-crafts challenge blog and welcome any and all kinds of handmade creations"

I will officially be starting in January so this will give me a bit of time to 
find my way around this new challenge. 

I hope to see you ALL who follow my blog over at sometime 

So will get on reading up and thinking about the 
time ahead. 

So very proud to be asked to join and I thank you all who
have followed me in my journey 
in Blogland. 

Have a great afternoon 

Crafty hugs 

x x 





Sunday, 27 November 2016

Scrappy Cat


Afternoon all and hope you are surviving the Black Friday Sales.

I have been busy this morning baking cakes and booo hooo just burnt the stewing apples.

Here is a quick card which I have made out of a whole load of snippets. 





First I cut up strips of snippet card which were left over into squares


mounted onto a sticky paper 

And mounted eventually once happy onto pink card again from my stash. 

Then cut out a cat from a scrap of paper 

Added a few nuvo dots and butterfly with a sentiment. 


I hope you like it -


Bit of a short post today 

Things to do but enjoyed doing a bit of creative crafting this afternoon. 

Even with the smell of burnt apples. 

Have a great evening

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Friday Oldie on Saturday

AFternoon all and thank you for popping in 

Been out to see my Grandson today which was lovely boy how they grow. 

Sorry to have missed my post yesterday it was just one of those days. 

Saw this on Facebook yesterday and thought how right this is "for me"

do you have so much stuff that you wonder if you will ever use it all.


Was busy first thing this morning making some Hunkydory cards with a new parcel of
goodies which arrived yesterday. 
Just love these .... how about you. 


Think I will show something old for over on Erika's Oldie Friday for today
as the time is rolling on and I have more of those pine cones to make before tea. 

So here is my Oldie. It is a Craftwork Cards image with candi. I have sold 
loads of this design and wish I could get more of these toppers. 

any ideas? I have tried the various auction sites and direct but no luck yet. 

I still have several available so I am ok for now. 


I hope you like it and have a great evening. 

Crafty hugs 

x x