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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Roudolf Day

On UKPapercrafters we have a Roudolf Day where the aim is to make some Christmas cards on 25th of each month so Christmas isn't so much of a chore when it comes around!

I have made a few Christmas cards this month.

The first 3 I made up using the peg stamping I did at my last craft club at my house at the beginning of the month.

The second 3 I made a Ashtead Craft Club last night. The theme was to make stamps so I made a couple of Christmas trees from rubber erasers.

So there we go, 6 cards for Roudolf Day - horrah!



Friday, 19 September 2014

SWAP on the theme of TIME

On UKPaperCrafters the theme of this month's SWAP is TIME.

From Tim Holtz's blog I saw this wonderful Burlap Panel and just had to make my piece in the same vein.

I used some strips of Hessian (Burlap) and overlaid with an inked embossed panel plus various other bits and bobs.



I so liked it I made up a further 2 cards in a similar manner and hope to demonstrate them at next Months's craft club.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Scavenger Hunt Part 10 - Finale

Here's to the end of another year's Scavenger Hunt hosted by Rinda.

I came unstuck with a few items this year and had to be inventive with my last two.

Yes #15 A Juggler so here is a book I found on-line.





Also the alternative of #A A Kite, Hot Air Balloon or a Blimp so here is an on-line photo of a Red Kite.




Another problem item was the #03 Birds on a Wire. I had added a bird on a signpost initially and then a job lot of birds on a "Spire" but saw this leaflet on Facebook and just had to add it.


Then there was the #13 A Sunrise. Earlier on in the Summer this was around 4am! Yikes! However, now it is more like 6am so I managed these from the house.

The sky was beautiful and pink and I saw the various stages of twilight and even got the sun after it emerged from behind the house across the way.

So thanks again for a great Summer 2014 Photographic Scavenger Hunt it has been great fun. Looking forward to next year already.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Carshalton Crafts - Demo

Carshalton Crafts hosted a demo session yesterday so I went along. They were showing the versatility of die cuts to create some great cards. I especially loved the geometric shaped background mat and how you can cut into the dies to use them differently.





These are the 2 cards from the demonstration and I just had to get the Marieanne flower die to add to my ever increasing collection.



I made this black and white card when I got home.

Curious thought is that the pieces of waste from each petal on this die look like teeth to me!! Another use already!

They were having a wood backed stamp sale too so I got the script background stamp too.






Oh and for the record, my son liked my red iris folded card I made the other week so requested a black version for his girlfriend. He chose how to add the gems too.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Scavenger Hunt Part 09

Having looked at everyone's photos in last month's round-up a few ideas for my last 4 items for the 2014 Scavenger Hunt sprung to mind.

So, as the sun had decided to come out again, I popped to the local garden centre for my #18 A Waterfall. They have since built a children's play area and café next to it so I felt rather conspicuous taking my shots but it just had to be done.

I also came across these examples of miniature garden waterfalls too.

On the way home I scoured the local village shops for #16 A Sign in another language other than English. We seem to be extremely English here! But I did come across these two. The first pretty basic for a restaurant but the second has a feminine slant somewhat.










One main item (juggler) and an alternative (kite etc.) to go, although my other alternative might count for the missing main item! So I could have finished!