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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.

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)

Monday, 27 October 2014

Birdies and Poppies



















Having a bit of a crochet time at present.


I made another birdie for a friend.

Also one for my son.

After trying out a few poppy patterns, found on the internet, I have made up my own from parts of them all.

My husband wore his to work today and apparently it got loads of attention!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

I love Colour

As you can probably tell if you follow my blog I love colour and am impelled to sort them into rainbow order. Check out my Colour Fest and Colour Junkie posts on loom bands!

Having just visited my Mother in Wales, where she has loads of yarns left from when she had a wool shop, I was lucky enough to get lots of balls of Rowan DK Cotton for making lots of colourful things.


Why lots of yarn you may ask? Well recently I met a few ladies who wanted to learn to crochet so I started a Crochet Club.



Then I came across the most wonderfully colourful crochet blog, Attic24 where I suspect Lucy has the same fascination with colours as me.



Anyway I have made a couple of Attic24's Birdie Decorations, aren't they fun.


I'll be able to make a few more for Christmas now that I have all the colours of the rainbow.


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Sewing Corner

I did a bit of altering and mending at the weekend, most of Saturday really, as I had been saving up stuff to warrant getting the sewing machine out.

Then at church on Sunday, when asked to help with the collection, I was prompted yet again (the inner prompt that is) to offer to re-line the collection bags.

Well they had become rather worn and kind of holy! Yes I giggled at the thought too!







As they only needed 2 of the 4 for the evening service I brought the 2 worst ones home.




Fortunately I had some lining material and even just enough braid plus a curved needle which enabled me to get round the fiddly parts.

I even found a nice shiny American cent when I removed the first old lining. So apt that the American coinage has the quote,
"In God We Trust" on it.

Both done, now that's better.

EDIT - Have since finished all 4 bags and was thanked at church Sunday 19th.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Electrify - Resistors

I am currently doing a Future Learn course called Electrify. It is an introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

In week 2 we looked at Resistors so my husband was delighted to get out his boxes and tins of resistors to show me.










We did a little exercise to identify some of his collection. I used the colour chart link given on the course, plus a magnifying eyepiece as the little ones are mighty difficult to see.

We then measured the actual resistance of each resistor on an electric meter.

This highlighted the tolerance from the calculated measurement gained from the colour bands.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Roudolf Day

On UKPapercrafters we have a Roudolf Day where the aim is to make some Christmas cards on 25th of each month so Christmas isn't so much of a chore when it comes around!

I have made a few Christmas cards this month.

The first 3 I made up using the peg stamping I did at my last craft club at my house at the beginning of the month.

The second 3 I made a Ashtead Craft Club last night. The theme was to make stamps so I made a couple of Christmas trees from rubber erasers.

So there we go, 6 cards for Roudolf Day - horrah!



Friday, 19 September 2014

SWAP on the theme of TIME

On UKPaperCrafters the theme of this month's SWAP is TIME.

From Tim Holtz's blog I saw this wonderful Burlap Panel and just had to make my piece in the same vein.

I used some strips of Hessian (Burlap) and overlaid with an inked embossed panel plus various other bits and bobs.



I so liked it I made up a further 2 cards in a similar manner and hope to demonstrate them at next Months's craft club.