Friday, 29 April 2011

Royal Wedding

Well they tied the knot at last and didn't Kate and William look so happy and so in love, I loved Kate's dress so beautiful and so elegant,  so like Kate herself.  So very much in love and I wish them well.

What a wonderful spectacle even the sun came out. Nobody does pomp and pagentry quite like us Brits.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

My Kindle

I've been wanting a Kindle for ages and when I found Tesco was selling them I decided to use my Tesco Points Voucher to buy it. After getting my Kindle for free I didn't want to pay silly money for a case to protect it, so decided to make my own from some scraps of fabric left over from making my bag.

You can find the pattern Here

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

VLVAPR2011, week 4 Flying High.

Just about managed the 4 weeks of the Viva La Verve April Challenge, Haven't done much in the way of card-making lately what with all the holidays and Brian being at home.

I thought the sketch was a little difficult at first, but love the way it all came together, and as I had my sewing machine out even did some stitching, not just any old stitching, but some fancy stitiching, to tell the truth I forgot it did fancy stitching.
 Papers: October Afternoon. Stamp , freebie

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Happy Easter --My Pink Tote Bag

Hope you are all having a lovely Easter Break. Sorry I haven't had much to post this week, what with Brian working from home, and the beautiful weather here, 25degrees, haven't been up in my craft room lately, so thought I would show another of the bags I made, this time in a super bright pink.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Dashing through the snow- VLVApr2011 week 3

The weather here lately has been so lovely. Hope you are enjoying the lovely spring weather too. My
My friend Sally and I went walking this morning, and it was wonderful with all the Bluebells out in the woods.No connection with this card LOL. Can't believe it is week 3 of VLV already and here my take on it. I used papers from MME O'christmas tree. label stamp from Waltzingmouse and Christmas sentiment stamp from Verve Stamps.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Great Friend-VLVAPR2011

week 2 sketch at VLV had me stumped for a while, and yet it is so simple, then my new stamps from LOTV arrived on Saturday, and the little backgroun stamp was just the right size. I inked the papers with TH spun sugar distress ink. The sentiment and flower is Great Friend from Verve Stamps

Edited to add:  I was also going enter this in the CR84FN colour challenge but forgot and now have missed the boat, story of my life, but I think the forgetfullness is an age thing.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

On Your Anniversary- Mojo Monday

I have a few personal cards to make this month, May is going to e a very usy month, but when i sat down to craft this morning I'd lost my Mojo so thought maye the Mojo Monday challenge might work, and it did. I used some Craftworkcards paper and an image from LOTV the sentiment stamp and the ribbon stamp are also LOTV.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

It's my Party.- The Sweet Stop 103

 This little image is reminds me of Grace's party last month, she got a little upset that she didn't win at the party games until her grandad had a little word with her, then she got on with enjoying her Birthday party.I think this happens at lots of parties.
I used the Desert Blooms papers which is from the same pack as yesterday's post.
Stamp: It's My Party, LOTV
I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Dad's 70th.-Sweet Sunday 112

 I made this card for a neighbour whose Dad is turning 70 soon, it is always difficult making a male card let alone a commissioned card, but my neighbour was really pleased with it so that was ok. I used Dessert Blooms papers. and the image is Lazy afternoon and the sentiment are both by LOTV and the banners are Waltzingmouse stamped with TH distress ink. I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday sketch challenge

Thursday, 7 April 2011

My Pleated Tote Bag

I haven't done much in the way of sewing lately, except for some Roman Blinds. When the kids were little I used to make all their clothes, and when my daughter got marrieed I made her bridesmaids dresses. When I went to the NEC a couple of weeks ago I saw some amazing fabrics and when I hopped over to the Cotton Patch website I fell in love with fabulous Amy Butler fabrics, if fact it took me a couple of days to decide which ones to choose. I found a free pattern from  Rebeka Lambert and the pattern for the flower brooch which I made from the remnants, is by Carina Gardner.

I will probably have to make another one for my daughter Nicola when she see's this.

Viva La Verve and CR84FN22

I've combined two challenge today Viva La Verve sketch challenge which is by Amber and CR84FN which means create for fun,at Cupcake's Creations I love the colours pallet in the photos this week.
Papers: October Afternoon. Fly a Kite
Stamps: Verve Stamps: Great Friend

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Card patterns 109- Wedding Day

 Don't you just love Weddings, and with the spring and summer looming the wedding season is nearly upon us, i bought some very pretty flowers from QVC by Petaloo the other day and had to use one straight away, with the sparky jewel which I bought at The Hobby House, at the NEC. I used the challenge sketch at Card Patterns. Papers are by K & Co.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Waltzingmouse challenge 41

The challenge at Waltzingmouse Makes this week is to make some little bitty cards, and I must admit I made these a while a go, hence the christmas theme, some are Waltzingmouse stamps and some are Stampin Up.
Hope the pictures show up as Mr bloggy has been messing around the last few days. and I have had to reload some.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

More Warren Cards

Here are a couple more cards I made with the lovely Warren from Craftworks Cards. Hubby is playing golf today and we are babysitting tonight, so have some time today to hopefully do a little crafting, although as brian pointed out my Craft room is a tip. I know it is but I told him there is an artist at work. Not really just me. But it does need a tidy up, there are a pile of mags and papers need sorting, but the trouble is I go in there to tidy up and just end up crafting, so the tip just gets worse. Oh well life is too short to do the housework. It's April already and I can feel a new blogheader coming on.