Sunday, 19 October 2014

The Little Mermaid

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I'm still very busy with other projects at home but I have managed to make an extremely quick card for a friend who wanted a card....When?....Now Please!....and it has to have a mermaid on it too....

Luckily I had a Wee Stamps Topper from The Hobby House called Little Friends....perfect! 




I decided to make an easel card by way of a change. The papers are from Lili Of The Valley. I distressed the edge of the circular topper and added some Stickles. The pearls, pearl ribbon slider, ribbon and gems are all from The Hobby House and the flowers are from Prima (I've had these forever)....I used a corner die and my favourite Martha Stewart border punch to finish my card and added a computer generated sentiment. Not very inspiring but job done and apparently it was just the job.

I really don't seem to have any time for much card making at the moment but I really must get on with some Christmas cards....I am so behind this year.....


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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Busy Doing Nothing....It Seems!!!

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I must apologise for my incredible lack of blogging of late (again) and for neglecting my blog so badly. The reason is 'life'....so much to do and so many things going on for me right now.

The Fibromyalgia is sadly slowing me down at the moment but I am determined to win...working full time in a very demanding job is a struggle but keeps me going. I have had an endless amount of appointments with physios, podiatrists and orthotics, with the aim....'To keep me going'!!!
We are also selling my house which is keeping me busy and 'Doing Up' another house to live in.... the constant viewings and endless clearing of cupboards, drawers keeps me out of the craftroom...

So you see I'm not really creating much right now.....although Brogan is home from Uni this weekend and we decided to do a Table Top sale at our local church hall and she came to help me.....this is not my usual thing but we had a really good time and I sold lots of things and we were thrilled that we did so well....We may do it again, although we don't have that much left to sell now....

I do have a card to share, although a rather quick make.


The image is from a Coloured Art Pad from Lili Of The Valley. The papers are also from a Lili Of The Valley paper pad. All beautifully co-ordinated for a quick and easy make. I have used a piece of contrasting Bazzill card for mounting the papers. The sentiment is computer generated and the pearls as always are from The Hobby House. 

I have to say that I am managing a little time to do some sewing.....as you will see in my previous post and I have read a couple of good books recently too....so all is not lost.


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day.



Sunday, 5 October 2014

A Progress Report....

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Not much paper crafting going on here at the moment but I have been doing a lot of reading and some sewing.....

Here is a cross stitch I started too long ago and last month decided to blog about it each month to encourage me to try and complete this particular piece of work.

Although I haven't had much time lately I have managed to sit for an hour or so some evenings and add a few stitches....

Miribilia Autumn Queen



30~09~2014


28~08~2014

So as you can see just a little progress has been made.....

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Have a lovely day.
 


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Pretty In Purple

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

It's seems ages since I last posted but it has been a tad busy here lately....

Brogan is now happily settling in at Lincoln University and I'm missing her so much but she is coming home at the weekends at the moment!!!

I have made her this giant flowery note peg to keep her desk tidy....yeah right....






I love making these pegs....I think almost all of my female friends and family possess one of these now....they make perfect gifts....well I think so anyway.

The papers are from my scraps box....Lili Of The Valley I think!....and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and The Hobby House. The pins were a gift from a friend.


I would like to enter my peg into the following challenges:~

Crafting From The Heart ~ # 37 ~ Anything Goes
A Creative Romance ~ Anything Goes

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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 



Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Hydrangeas.....

Good morning everyone. 

I hope you are well.

Today is another busy day for us.....we are expecting a few last minute parcels to arrive (new laptop arrived yesterday) and we have to go into town to get the last bits and pieces before Brogan goes off to university at the weekend....

And I have another card to share....

I was asked to make this quick card for a colleague at work.
(One of those flower cards you make, pretty and light to go in the post was the request)

Well I think this fitted the bill, or at least I hope it did.




Yes I know...it's another coloured Art Pad image from Lili Of The Valley and my favourite spotty papers from Craft Creations Limited but it was quick and it works....The pearls are from The Hobby House, the sentiment is computer generated and I added some Liquid Pearl dots around the image to finish off. 

Sadly time is just not on my side at the moment but hopefully things will settle down soon and I can get down to a bit more colouring and crafting, although I suspect I will be spending a lot of time driving to and from Lincoln to see Brogan, to pick her up and drop her off....but I can't complain as one I will be seeing my lovely daughter and two spending time in one of my favourite places....Lincoln....which is also not too far from where we live.


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 



Monday, 8 September 2014

The Little Artist

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well today.
 
It's been a busy first day to the start of my week 'off' work.....First up was an appointment at Rheumatology with the Podiatrist for foot measurements, toe moulds and foot moulds for inner soles etc....and then onto my Fibromyalgia physiotherapist, Suzi who keeps me moving and keeps me at work.....the goal is to keep me going until I can retire at 55 (If the government don't move the goalposts) that is!!!.....I have 8 more years to go and I'm thinking positive.....

Then Brogan and I painted some doors and radiators....and cleaned the house together.

Today has been a good day....Saturday was a dead loss but I got lots done yesterday....cleaning out drawers and cupboards and sorting out all my paperwork.


I think I'm on a mission a the moment.....usually it's Mission Impossible!!!

And today I have another card to share...




 The topper is from a set called Strawberry Tea from The Hobby House. I used some Kraft as my base card and co~ordinating blue card as a mount. I tried to keep the design fairly simple and just added ribbon, a bow, pearls and a computer generated sentiment. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch....one of my favourites.

Well that's me away....I have so many cards to make.....so many birthdays coming up.


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Have a lovely day. 



Sunday, 7 September 2014

Happy Ever After...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I'm having a lazy day today....compared to yesterday which was hectic....I didn't know whether I was coming or going....anyway it's quieter today so I shall just potter. I now have a week off work and it's our last week before Brogan goes off to University so we have lots to do.

Anyway I have a card to share today...

This is a very simple wedding card that I was asked to make ages ago....

Instructions....'No Fuss'....

So here it is ~ a no nonsense wedding card.




 The image of course is from one of those fabulous coloured Art Pads from Lili Of The Valley and the papers were a freebie from an old crafting magazine that I'd put to one side and forgotten about....but they were a perfect match. I used a Martha Stewart border die (my favourite) and added some Stickles to the little brides dress and a few pearls from The Hobby House....trying to keep the fuss down to a minimum here. I finished off by adding a computer generated sentiment.

And that was it....not too much fuss I hope!


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I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day.


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