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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Knitted Plane

I knitted a little toy plane from a pattern a friend had sent me.

Here it is being created.

Guess what I'm knitting next?


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Scavenger Hunt 2015 - part 7

In the Pink!

#B - Someone Holding an Umbrella (as I haven't cracked #15 the flag pole yet)

My son went out to town with his mates but didn't take a coat and it was about to rain! So he bought a pink flowery umbrella from the pound shop to keep them all dry. The funny thing is I just know he'd get one and somehow I wasn't even surprised it was pink! Not his usual colour choice but they were being lads!

I have gone for pink in the garden this year too.

#21 - A Photo of me with the Scavenger sign.

I then got my husband to take a photo of me with this year's Scavenger Hunt logo, I had a pink top on and the logo is pink too.

Definitely in the Pink!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Grow Wild Seeds - GONE WILD!

At last I have some flowers from my Grow Wild seeds.

It would seem that the poppies have taken over since my last installment.

There have been a couple of blue corn flowers.

Also a couple of yellow daisy like flowers (there's a bee taking a rest on one here)

But the poppies are certainly the front runner.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Scavenger Hunt 2015 - part 6

Toddling  along nicely with this year's Scavenger Hunt.

Couldn't find a carousel so had to go with Merry-Go-Rounds at the local park.

#13 A Merry-Go-Round or Carousel

Just need the flag pole with 3+ flags and/or the 3 substitutes, plus me and a sign.....

Well we do have until 21st September, plenty of time.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Scavenger Hunt 2015 - part 5

Just popped out to the post office to get some stamps.

When I was parking my car I had to get a ticket despite it being free there for the first 3 hours.

So does this count as a ticket booth?

#19 A Ticket Booth

I came back to the car via the train station and as it said "Tickets" on the outside I snapped that also.

Then I was desperately looking for a couple of people in the same uniform. I approached a parked bin lorry and plucked up the courage to ask their permission but sadly denied. 

#17 At Least 2 People wearing Matching Outfits or Uniforms.

So it was back to Asda! Fortunately for me 2 of the trolley retrieval guys were together outside so I surreptitiously snapped them, then another bin lorry drove behind them so I snapped again.

#13 A Merry-Go-Round or Carousel

The carousel is seriously giving me trouble so I searched the toy aisle in Asda and came up with these, well they do go round!

Clutching at straws here.

So these are my latest adventures for the Scavenger Hunt.

I think this Merry-go-round/Carousel is seriously lacking and also the multiple flags on a flag pole, so I better watch out for the three substitutions methinks.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Scavenger Hunt 2015 - part 4

OK.  So I managed a little trip out but not feeling all that well as I now have an ear infection following an irrigation last Monday. Add that to having a crown fitted yesterday on the same side as the infected ear, I am rather under the weather!

#16 A Panoramic View, taken while standing someplace high in the air

It was a warm Saturday afternoon but as there was a gentle breeze I wore my ear muffs as the pain was too much to bear with wind in my ears too.

Anyway to the Scavenger Hunt. We popped over to Box Hill and I took a photo of the valley from the Memorial Stone, overlooking Dorking. My husband will be taking part in the Ride London event around there next weekend, all 100 miles!!

(#09 A Tent) ditto

I then surreptitiously took a photo of my husband with some tents in the background, but really focusing on the tents LOL. ditto

#20 A Natural Body of Water

Then we went along to a local pond at Walton-On-The-Hill. The water was quite low due to the dry Summer we are having at the moment.

#04 People Playing a Board Game or Card Game

When we got back I managed to get my son to join us in a game of Chinese Checkers.

Scavenger Hunt 2015 - part 3

Not doing so well with the Scavenger Hunt at the moment. Might need to get my hubby to take me out on a scavenge....

However I do have:-

#12 A Public Restroom, Bathroom or Toilet.

I took this shot of the "ladies" at church the other week.

#18 An Overloaded Truck, Car, Bicycle or other Vehicle.

I was driving behind this overloaded American style army truck and was fortunate enough to stop beside it at the traffic lights and knabbed this shot on my tablet through the window of my car. Shame I didn't manage more of the trailer which had a flashing light also.

#09 A Tent

I shot this, standing on a chair in the back garden, of my neighbour's Gazebo. A very square tent, my son had enjoyed a birthday bash there the other weekend and fortunately for me it was still erected.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Grow Wild Seedlings

After 2 months it would seem that my seeds are finally doing something!

Here's my initial post back on 13th May 2015 when I scattered the seeds.

By 22nd May the first signs of life had appeared, although you may need a magnifying glass!

The sunflowers, courtesy of the birdseed falling in the Easter Island pot, are gaining strength.

My seedlings were a little better by 3rd June, but the sunflowers are way ahead now.

By 24th June the sunflower was getting so tall I rearranged the order of my pots to give it room and readdress the balance.

Which brings us to today and seedlings a plenty! There are even a few flower heads, however I do think my flowers are a bit stunted, we'll see.

The sunflowers go from strength to strength and will be in bloom soon.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015


Due to all the hot weather we have had recently here in the UK, I set "Sizzling" as the theme for this month's SWAP.

I'm still into making 3D box cards, hoping I'll be able to send one to each member of my craft group as the year plays out.

I interpreted the theme via colour as in "Red Hot".

I think I was a little influenced by the Summer of Colour's week 4 colour mix of two reds and a metallic.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Summer of Colour - 4 Years!

Thought I'd look back on my 4 years doing the SOC challenge. Shame I missed the first year now but am pondering finding the colour posts and doing them anyways.

Anyway, my first year
"Ice Cream Inspirations" 
I did ATCs all with butterflies.

My second year
"Artist's Choice"
I did Twinchies all featuring insects/animals.

For my 3rd year
"Smudge, Splash and Pop"
I did various pages in my small diary journal.

And this year for
"Colour By Number"
I did ATCs again but in landscape format using my Indigo Blu stamp set.

Here's a link to all my individual posts if you are so inclined http://ccraftcorner.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Summer%20of%20Colour