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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, if you would like to join, please e-mail me. New members always welcome.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Dec the Halls



I received this lovely felt fox banner from a friend.

He is definitely deccing the hall along with one of my crocheted robins.












My newly décopatched reindeer is posing on my tree.


Reindeer and Scrapping

Managed to get back into my scrapbooking. I had the last lot of photos printed yonks ago, for April through to August this year.

Back in April/May time I did my first FREE on-line course with Futurelearn - Kitchen Chemistry, this is some of what I got up to.

I took a couple of photos of my harp in the garden in May.

The caterpillar was seen in August but fitted on this page.



Then there's my desk yesterday after raiding Hobby Craft.













I love a bit of décopatch to while away the time so I just had to cover him today.

I didn't have any "natural" type papers so just went with my favourite.

I might add a few adornments but for now he is drying.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Poinsettia

I used my poinsettia die for my last craft club this year, then I just had to give it a go with a non Christmas colour and created a sunflower!

DLP

My Documented Life Project (DLP) book is now nearly full.














Can't say I followed all the DLP prompts, I gave up on most yearly challenges back in May/June time, but I have managed to fill my little diary one way or another.

I have mainly made the last few pages like little Christmas Cards of designs I did this year.
However I have followed the Journal 52 prompt of "Sparkle and Shine" this week.

Monday, 8 December 2014

I seem to have a thing for BIRDS!



Here are my latest additions to the birdie flock!

Then some owls

Then some robins - work in progress here trying to make up the pattern myself!!



Saturday, 22 November 2014

A Flock of....

....Sheep.

I managed to knit half a dozen sheep for the knitivity this year.


...Birdies.
I completed my challenge to crochet a birdie for all the members of my on-line craft group UKPC.







...Christmas Cards.

Did some Christmas cards in between too!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Dozen Christmas Cards

Thought I better make some Christmas cards!

I started with the design I made for craft class last week, I also pondered the cards the ladies had made with the same pieces but all different.

I came up with a slightly different design which was easily reproducible and not too bulky.



I used some old Christmas Cracker tubes for the baubles. Always a considered buy as I look to see if I'll be able to use them after the day.

I went with peel-offs instead of die cut words, as I seem to have quite a few left and it is much quicker.











Also sticky backed holographic ribbon as a border and the tops of the baubles. I didn't really wish to make 24 bows and they are often too bulky for standard postage here in the UK.

Still it took quite some time to make all 12.

I also made a page for my DLP too. Think I need a lie down!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Ashtead Challenge


The Ashtead Card Making and Craft Club year long challenge is coming to an end this week.

Did I have the minimum of 10 A4 pages completed?
Simple Answer NO!

So I finished up my day yesterday getting inky fingers creating.

A page to the Seasons
A page using the initial of my surname. And a page of a never ending line.

Here's the cover of my Challenge folder too. I used various items I have made/used throughout the year.

Papercrafting At Last


















OK so my initial reason was to prep for my craft club tomorrow, but all the same, I spent a very happy day crafting (and not a crochet hook in sight!)

I made up kits for the ladies to make 3 Christmas cards on the theme of Baubles.

I got my inspiration from "Simply Cards and Papercraft" magazine, plus their freebie Bauble Die.

As I went along my cards deviated from the inspiration card somewhat.













Mine are on the left by the way.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Even More Crochet

Some more Birdies.














A little Bear, which looks decidedly like a mouse!





And the beginnings of a Cardigan.

So much for my papercrafting!

Friday, 31 October 2014

Light of the World

Thought it best to make it plain where I stand on today of all days.

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 1:5 (KJV)