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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Happy Birthday Hannah

Today is our eldest daughters birthday and this is the card I made for her





As anyone who knows Hannah will know she loves shoes and especially shoes with very high heels as she is very petite herself so when I was given a template for this shoe by my friend I just had to use it to make Hannah's birthday card.



Monday, 21 July 2014

Card Group

Last Saturday just before we went away was our card group and this month and this month we were very lucky to have Emma from Paper Artsy come and teach us our class. Emma's Aunt is one of our group members, aren't we lucky? We did a piece of mixed media art that started out as a 7x7 inch square and ended up as 3 pieces of art to put on card blanks plus a spare piece. Unfortunately I couldn't manage to take pictures during the class but you can see the technique demonstrated on their youtube channel here

These are the 3 cards that I made










They all need a greeting adding but I'm waiting until i use them to add that so it will be appropriate to the occasion I want the card for.
I'm very pleased with my result as it pushed me well outside my comfort zone.


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Birthday Cards for Friends

Two of my card making friends have had birthdays this last week in fact they share the same birthday and so of course I had to make them both a card. I have to apologise for being a little late posting these but hubbie and I have just had a few days break in Devon and I didn't have time to schedule the post before we left as we only booked 36 hours before leaving home

I made their cards using the Halcyon Days CD form Crafters Companion, Im really loving this cd as it can be used for so many different occasions

These are their cards, the first one is the one I made for Fran and the second one is what I made for Sue








Thursday, 10 July 2014

July Tags

Good morning everyone its time for me to share my July Tags for the monthly swap over at Chocolate Baroque Ning site (link in my side bar)
This month our theme was Faux Decoupage/Tiered Stamping this was a new technique to me and so I have had a couple of practice goes that simple ended up in the bin. I'm still not overly happy with the results that i have come up with so I hope whoever receives my tags is kind about them but these are what  have ended up with. I have used my polychrome pencils to colour the stamped images before layering them up




Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday July 9th 2014

It's almost finished!
Yes I've got the cross stitch part all complete now so it's just the backstitching to do. I used to wonder at the point of doing all the backstitch but it really is worth doing as it makes such a difference to the completed project.
Here is a picture of my piece without the backstitching and then I'll share again when it is finished. I can't wait now so hope it doesn't take me too long although OH has holiday coming up so it might take a while as won't get much done during the holiday time




As usual I'm linking up with Sharon on her blog here for this weeks round up of WIPW



Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Birthday Card

Yesterday was our Son-in-Law's Birthday so of course I had to make him a card. It has been made a while because as most of my blogging friends know our eldest daughter and her husband live in Canada and last month our other daughter went to stay with them for her holiday and so she took the cards with her. i say cards as later this month is their second Wedding Anniversary and also our daughters birthday. Yes for once I was that organised lol

Anyway enough of my ramblings, this is the card I made for him, my apologies for the poor quality of the photo but i had to get it taken in a hurry and the light wasn't that good i think it was a rainy day.


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday 25th June 2014

Hello my crafting friends, its time to share my progress on my cross stitch girls for WIPW over on Sharon's blog here. Im pleased with my progress although it has slowed down a lot recently, partly because my knee is now better and normal activities have resumed and partly because life is just busy at the moment. Anyway here is my progress made in the last 2 weeks








Please to pop along to Sharon's blog to see what the others are making there is a good variety of projects being made


Monday, 23 June 2014

Sun Sea and Surf

Over at the craft room challenge there theme is Sun Sea and Surf so as I recently bought the Halcyon Days CD from Crafters Companion I thought I would enter with my first attempt at a frame card as it fits with this theme. I'm a bit late joining in as the challenge closes this evening but I am going to make it in time

Here is my Frame Card




Please do pop along to the challenge blog here  to find out all the details

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

June Tags

Over on Chocolate Baroque it is time for our June tag swap. This month Margaret asked us to make a masterboard to use on our tags. we could either make 2 masterboards or use the same one on both tags. I chose to make 2 different ones and these are the tags I made







Monday, 16 June 2014

Card Group June 2014

Good morning everyone gosh where is the time going I can't believe that June is half gone already, I hope some of you are enjoying the sunshine although today it seems to have disappeared.

On Saturday it was my card group and we made a Christmas card and a card for a man well actually I managed to get 2 cards done suitable for a man as well as a Christmas card and we were ably tutored by Daphne this month.
These are my cards, I thought the birthday cards were fun.