Archive for June, 2010
What a scorcher of a weekend we have had!
And what a great day we had Saturday with Jo in Holt Village Hall making her Calendar Card Box (go to my side bar to Jo’s blog for more details and how to buy the class project) – such a great challenge for us all but with her organised class, so easy. She had cut up everything and presented it all so professionally as now we only expect from Jo!! No Pressure hey my friend!!
We had a great day using new Cottage Wall papers and SU card for the box, learnt to make our own beads from card and finished a lovely project from 10.30-4.30. We had a lovely table my friends Fleur and Anna and I and met some lovely people, aren’t crafters so so nice! Her Mum Shirley had laid on a wonderful lunch and MIL’s cakes, as much tea and coffee and treats as you could eat. Jo had done a raffle and bingo with lovely prizes, thoroughly spoilt we were. Now we can’t wait for the next one…
Well done to both of you and Thank You again for a lovely day…
Just a quickie post this morning.
I did this card the other day and forgot to post it, loved the bright greens, definately my colour for the season!
I just love the LOTV stamps and hope to add even more to my collection! Another simple one, coloured in with Copics and Promarkers, with a little lace doily behind as a frame, just a few flowers from Craft Obsessions and paper from STampin Up cut with my new Anna Griffin lace punch. Hope you like it.
I am behind doing the 52 in 10 but now am picking the ones I want to do, hopefully to go back to the ones I left out later. I know I don’t have to do them but I really would like to.
This I finished last night, no 23 prompt about favourite places in your home town. Mine has to be the beach, for walking on, sitting on and walking along side! Don’t much like going in the sea these days but just love the Hengistbury Head to Sandbanks stretch of beach we have here between our town towns of Bournemouth and Poole. I have lived in both, love them both, so tend to group them together.
I did this with my DCWV papers, what a great pack of summer papers this was, liked every one of them! with a few embellishments…
We had to use ribbon on this challenge which I threaded through hand cut holes (must get a ribbon punch!) and stitching, well I cheated and ‘hand stitched’ but liked the overall effect. Hopefully I can catch up at our Saturday crop.
Well I sat there in the sun after dead heading my roses just loving the heat and remembered I had a few birthday cards to make for this weekend. So off I went to start colouring in.
This first one is using the gorgeous LOTV stamps, done in pale washy colours using mainly promarkers and again the Martha Stewart punch for a frame, LOTV sentiments too.
I just love colouring in, it is such a great therapy for me though my fingers are still hurting after the rotten virus I had a month ago making it painful to hold a pen etc.
The second one is my new stamp from David at Craft Obsessions, she is so cute this Pirate Girl from Magnolia, again done in simple colours but this time Distress Inks and watercoloured (still practising this and have yet to master the face painting really) but still like to try.
Back at work again now and then David and Brenda’s crop on Saturday at West Moors so a few more days to get all my stuff ready for that.
It is so long since I posted anything on this site – think I ran out of steam with everything before I went on holiday and now I am back I have been way too busy!
So just a quickie card this morning, this is from the stamp set that was our gift from Jo and Jenny at our last Extravanganza, Sweet Pea, love the little bird and the flower stamps. I have done this one in the SU soft subtle shades and used my new Martha Stewart punch (QVC) which also makes lovely frames. Just simple to get me started again.
Well after being away in the sun I don’t know wether it is nice or not to come back to the rain! I know the gardens need it desperately and am pleased for that.
My hubby and I drove down to Port Grimaud in the South of France for five days, gloriously hot and gorgeous beaches then we drove back up into Switzerland via Monaco and the Italian coastline (so so pretty) via nearly 100 tunnels and over vast bridges. The Italian autoroute was just lovely, fantastic scenery which I would love to have captured on photo if we had not been driving, not many view points unfortunately. Then up through the mountains between the two countries through to the Grand St. Bernard Pass, still so much snow in the mountains, to wonderful temperatures in Siviez where we were for another five days. We did lots of walking and just sitting reading books (if you know Mike just getting him to sit and read is amazing) then drove home yesterday.
I am back at work tomorrow so won’t be posting anything much ’til the weekend. Hope everyone is OK. Take care…