Saturday, 13 December 2014
I feel awful about neglecting my blog this past two months. Not only have I been away for a nice Winter Break, but November and December I am sooooo busy with Christmas Fairs I haven't got 5 minutes to spare (I am making lots of lovely money for more Crafty Stash tho'!)
Hope your festive preparations are going ok. It's really crept up on me. I have done 90% of my Present shopping (just waiting for a couple of internet buys to come) I have bought some goodies to pop in the Christmas cupboard, nuts, choccies, cheese etc things that have a January 2015 date on them. I like to get everything I can so that nearer the time it's only fresh stuff left to get.
Anyway onto today's card for Sweet Stampin' and it's "Oh Christmas Tree" so a belter for the Festive Season, go on have a go, our sponsors this week are "My Creative Classroom, On Line Class" wow would love that prize....
Here is my card for today.
I have used some do crafts papers from a couple of years ago and a Topper from LOTV, the sentiment is a stamp I got free at Little Claire's.
Getting myself into gear and shopping for pressies, I have usually done it by now, but not this year!
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Hope you are all in the Festive Mood, I am, especially with it being my Birthday on the big day too!
I am still here even tho' I have not been around much (hoping to change that after Christmas).
I have been really busy with all my Craft Fairs. Last year I did about 6 Fairs in November/December, this year I did 5 in one week! So have had lots and lots to do.
Thought I would share just a few projects with you. Unfortunately by the time I had thought about photographing my items I had sold most of them!!
I have been doing really well at the Fairs and have had a few commission orders from the Sales too.
All the items above are Mdf, from Rob the MDF Man, You can catch Rob at most of the craft Shows that are on through the year around the Country. Unfortunately he does not do mail order at this time.
Well that's it for now, more mdf to alter I think!
Saturday, 29 November 2014
Hope you are well this cold November Day.
I am a tad giddy, as tomorrow I am off to Blackpool to see the group of boys who entertained me in Benidorm three weeks ago....Take That Benidorm Tribute Band. Wow these boys are SUPERB and full of fun, cannot wait to see 'em. Here is a photo for you to see...
So onto Sweet Stampin's Challenge for today. It's a "Cool" one...."Let it Snow"!
Our sponsors this week are Quixotic Paperie. Hope you will call over and join in the fun.
I have used this sweet little Christmas Stamp by Stampendous Called "Balance Act". It's no secret that I adore Mice and Rats, so this little image was a great buy, I love it.
The papers are Graphic 45, not sure what make the sentiment stamp is. I finished the baubles (not that you can see it) with Glossy Accents, looks great IRL.
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Hello my lovely crafting friends.
So sorry I have been a bad blogger, but there is a proper reason....
I have just come back from an 8 day Holiday in the brilliant, but bonkers, Benidorm.
I am hoping she is reading this...I would like to give a big shout out to my favourite staff member of the wonderful Hotel Nereo (Karen) She is a complete star and a lovely person. Hasta Pronto in 2015, please stay in touch.
It's all back to normal at home, seems odd to put boots and a coat on, I didn't even wear a cardigan last week! Spain is two and a half hours away, yet it was 24o at one time........3o at home, how does that work then?
So onto the Challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Me and the crew have made cards with at "Least One Die". Our Sponsors this week are "Yours or Mine Papercrafts".
Love this LOTV stamp, coloured with pro-markers. I used Tonic dies in my backgrounds.
Saturday, 1 November 2014
This post is scheduled today, As this is being posted I am flying to Spain with my wonderful Mum and Sister.
I won't be around for the next 9 days, but will catch up with you all very soon. No doubt I will have a couple of stories to tell you, so stay tuned!
At Sweet Stampin' this week our theme is "Shaped Cards" and our sponsors are Crafts u Love.
I don't make many Shaped Cards, but when I do I always love them, this week I have chosen this
gorgeous "Welly Boot" Kraft card from Craftwork Cards.
I have also used craftwork Cards papers for the boot itself and then stamped a large Hero Arts flower stamp on it.
I have used one of the round Sentiments by LOTV, these are lovely and grungy, I stamped it on leftover paper. I finished by adding some purple twine, pearls and tiny flowers.
The Butterfly is stamped using a new stamp from Clarity. (Thank's Jo, it's gorgeous).
Why not have a go at this weeks challenge, but remember we are a stamping Challenge, so a bit of Stamping somewhere is required.
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Hope I find you all well. A big thank you for your continued lovely comments on my work, means alot and keeps me smiling, so thank you.
I would like to be around a bit more, but I have such alot of Commission work on (and a Holiday at the beginning of November) so not got enough time to do everything!! Hopefully in a few weeks, I will have a bit more time (before "C" is upon us!)
Today the Challenge at Sweet Stampin', it's a spooky one!....Halloween. Our Sponsors are "Crafty Devils".
I must admit I am not a big fan of this night, always feel it's over the top or just an excuse for a bit of mischief, but I realise people with children love it and when I had small children I did actually like it too.....
So onto my card. I bought this Tim Holtz Stamp set in the sale last year and was waiting until now to use it. I do feel it could be used at other times too, but it is designed to be used for Halloween. Love the little line up, so cute in a spooky way. Quite a C&S card, did not want to go over the top with the style, so just stamped and added a Boo with sticky letters.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
I am soooooo busy at the moment (don't know how I ever went "out" to work, working here takes all day!)
I love it tho', am not moaning, just need 30 hours a day....That would be good!
Today's make is what I have been busy doing. I had an Autumn Fair at the weekend and did really well, sold lots of my makes, so it's time to make more for the next Fair.
November is MANIC for me, I have a Holiday coming up with Mum and Sister (Benidorm for 7 days), so really looking forward to that (just over two weeks away).
I also have about 6 Fairs, so busy, busy, busy.
This is an Mdf Tissue Box Cover. I adore making these. I start by priming them with gesso, then painting (I chose Storm Grey by do-crafts), then cover the four sides in paper. This is a Craftwork Cards 12x12 Paper (unfortunately not sold anymore, so I only have about 4 sheets left). The lovely centre piece round the hole is cut from an image on a Heartfelt Creations paper pad, I just popped a tonic circle die over the top to cut a hole in it and then cut into all the spiky edges.
The gorgeous Poppy Stamp is by Inkilicious, and I love to use it on this script paper, i add a touch of stickles in the flower centres to finish off.