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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. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

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!