Sunday, 31 August 2008
Saturday, 30 August 2008
I've made another birthday card for the birthday list on the CM&P Forum. I keep deciding I'm going to get myself really organised and make a load but as soon as I find the time to make any another birthday comes round and it's time to send it off. So no stockpile yet but I will get there in the end.
I've used my favourite theme of butterflies on the card and I really like the colours and the finished result. Here it is:
Hope you like it too.
Friday, 29 August 2008
The weather was fabulous, no sun but lovely and warm. The only slight problem was the toilets were out of order and there were no other ones close by so by the time I left I practically had to walk back to the car with my legs crossed - too much information I know but it is the truth ;-).
I meant to take my camera but completely forgot so there's no piccies to show you I'm afraid, maybe next time.
I decided to make things which were easily eaten i.e. no cutlery needed and not too sticky or messy, I've made:
- Chocolate whirly bread
- Cheese/garlic/tomato straws
- Millionaires shortcake
I haven't made bread in ages and really enjoyed kneading the dough and boy what a workout!! Here's the chocolate whirly bread, sorry the picture is a bit rubbish but I had to take it quickly before I succumbed and ate it ;-)
We're all meeting by the river, so I'm really hoping the rain stays away, the weather forecast is good but you just never know what's going to happen with the weather at the moment. I'm taking a jar of my home made jam for each of them as I think I've made enough to feed an army and I'll never get through it all!
I'm off to do my nails now so I'll catch up with you all tomorrow, hope you all have a good Friday. Claire
Thursday, 28 August 2008
I showed you a new home card I had made for a lady yesterday. Well her next door neighbour also wanted one for the girls. She told me to do whatever I wanted and there was no specific elements to include. I made another of my black, white and red cards which I am hooked on at the moment.
Here it is:
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
I spent most of the bank holiday weekend out and about so very little time for crafting. Yesterday I collected a huge box of blackberries from a local park and this morning I made some seedless blackberry and apple jam. I'm just waiting for it to cool down enough to open a jar and have a sample.
Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend and the good weather.
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Friday, 22 August 2008
Thursday, 21 August 2008
I'm still feeling a bit under the weather but I hope to get back to normal today. I've got orders for some new home cards which need to be completed soon, (only got the orders on Tuesday), so I'd better complete and deliver them at some point.
Hoping everyone else is well and having some good weather.
Monday, 18 August 2008
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Saturday, 16 August 2008
I think I'll use this as another birthday list card, not sure who for yet though!
Friday, 15 August 2008
Hope you like it.
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
I haven't done much crafting for a while and as a result I've got loads of ideas buzzing around in my head but I'm finding it difficult to finish each project before wanting to start another. So I have got about 8 cards all at various stages of completion and a few other bits and pieces too.
When I was a child my Mother always used to nag me about finishing one thing before starting another, I guess things don't change that much as you grow up!
I am NOT going to start anything else until I've finished everything I'm making so as soon as I have anything completed I'll show you.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
- Assorted eyelets
- Assorted brads
- 12x12 card
- Opalescent card blanks
- Corner punches
- X cut shape cutters
- A Big Bite machine, which I think I'm going to have great fun playing with!
I didn't actually think I'd bought that much but now it's all laid out together it looks like loads. All I need now is for some crafty inspiration to hit me right between the eyes!
Saturday, 9 August 2008
On the post 'Another Birthday Card', (25/7/08), Lazykay asked where I get the flowers from which I've been using recently on my cards. The answer is I make them - they are cut out using the Sizzix, the die is called flowers, daisies and is a thick cut die. I always cut two the same size, stick the first one down and then stick the second one on top having rotated it slightly so the petals don't align. I have been using buttons as the centre of the flowers recently but I have also used large brads in the past.
On the post 'Some Jewellery', (27/7/08), Lazykay asked if I had a jig to make the rings. The answer to that one is no. I use a piece of metal rod to shape the ring but the swirls and decorations and made entirely by hand with no template etc.
The text on the 'Scrapbook Pages' post, (30/7/08) reads:
1st page, (Daddy):
Walk a little slower,
Said a child so small,
I'm following in your footsteps,
And don't want to fall,
Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they're hard to see,
So walk a little slower daddy,
For you are leading me.
2nd page, (Mummy):
A mother's love is like a circle,
It has no beginning and no ending,
It keeps going around and around ever expanding,
Touching everyone who comes in contact with it,
Engulfing them like the morning's mist,
Warming them like the noontime sun,
And covering them like a blanket of evening stars,
A mother's love is like a circle,
It has no beginning and no ending.
Thank you again for all the comments.
Apologies for the lack of posts for the past couple of days for some reason the posts I had scheduled didn't appear but at least that means there's more to show you later.
Thank you to all who have visited and read my blog while I was away. I know I've had quite a few comments left for me and some of them were questions so I'll go through them now and answer the questions in another post soon. Then I'm going to go blog hopping and see what I've missed while away.
Thank you Lazykay for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog. I really appreciate it and it's lovely to read what others think of your creations.
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
May time bring fond memories in place of present sorrows. thinking of you in this difficult time.
Monday, 4 August 2008
Sunday, 3 August 2008
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Friday, 1 August 2008