Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Another lovely day here in somerset, I am surprised that the weather has stayed reasonably good for the last month.
On Sunday I went to the show at the Bath and West showground at Shepton Mallet, It was the usual a small show in the showering pavilion, ( showerings was the company who made the Babycham drink, the factory today is still making Babycham, along with cider, which Somerset is well known for). There was some stalls missing this year and of course a few new ones. Every year it seems to get smaller, which is very disappointing seeing this is a local show and a show case for firms to come and sell us craft items. It is great to see new products and new ideas, unfortunately I don't feel there was as many people this year for a Sunday I could walk around very easily with no pushing and shoving.
Vernon my Hubby brought me three sets of pro makers, Spring, Autumn and skin tones. I have never used pro makers, although I have heard so much about them. I saw on pinkgem-janets blog some tutorials about pro makers so I will having a long look at her blog and find out some tips about using pro makers. Vernon also brought me three large stamps, I want to make scenes, these stamps should make some lovely scenes for cards. I already have some ideas which I will be playing with over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes open as I intend to do some new things.
Now for my latest card, it was Gary's birthday (our step son) over the weekend, so this is his birthday card, he was before he started going blind into cars and motor bikes.
It is very hard to make a card for someone who can't see very much, this image I got from the paper-craft-tutor, for a male card I felt it was a great image with matching backing paper. I hope he liked his card.
Thank you for looking at my blog and if you want to leave a comment, all comments are always appreciated.
Have a nice day
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Another beautiful day in Somerset, the sun is shinning and its warm. I do hope this lasts for a few more weeks, or even the whole summer, well most of it, after the last few years it would be lovely to have a real summer. It is the type of day that makes you feel alive.
Another day when I can't upload anything onto my gallery which is really annoying me and the moderator got my feelings yesterday, today things are no better as now I have a picture of glitter saying there is bug in the system. I know what the bug is, a total cock up that Do crafts have created, never mind today I am bring you a card that I played with. I am still waiting for the moderator to reply, but after what I said he might even throw me out.
I don't do a lot of stamping, I am really not a stamper although I brought this tree stamp at the show (Bath and west showground at Shepton Mallet last year) so far I have used it for Christmas cards but I saw in the Papercraft Inspirations April issue, a stamp picture with a tree. I never thought I would be able to do it, and after a play these are the results.
The blue ink at the top of the page and then going into violetand then green I don't have many inks so I was limited. Then I used the tree stamp Penny Black 3880K Fantasy stamping first in violet and then in black in the front. and this is a close up.
I mounted it on blue shinny card and then onto a blank white card with gold peel offs in the corners and gold peel off Happy birthday. Plus some blue ribbon down the side and tried with a small bow, which I found in the craft shop at Millets Garden Centre near Abingdon, when we were there over Easter.
I was very happy with my efforts and for my first effort I was so pleased I used it to make this birthday card.
This weekend the show is back at the Bath and West showground, so I will be going over the weekend and looking forward to seeing new things and new ideas.
I hope your are enjoying the lovely weather where ever you are and thank you for visiting my blog today, any comments you wish to leave will be appreciated.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Well on this lovely day, not a cloud in the sky and wonderful sunshine.
I am thinking of all those who are aboard wondering how and when they are going to get back. We did plan to go with our friends to Grand Canary last weekend, then the Saturday flight was taken off by Thomas Cook so we decided not to go, they were booked out on the Monday flight, The holiday was for our friend who was celebrating her 65Th birthday. (Her card is further down my blog.) Unfortunately they have not been able to go and have changed their plans and have gone to Torquay this week.
Me well yesterday I was in Shepton Mallet Treatment hospital having a camera put down and I am home today feeling a bit sore but not too bad and hoping to catch up on some craft this afternoon.
I thought I would add a new design of card, I must confuse that I saw this design at the Craft shop in Millet's Garden centre in Abingdon when we stayed up there visiting my Father in Law over Easter.
When ever we go up there Vernon (hubby) and my father in law know we are going to the craft shop, I do enjoy the rest of the garden center and they sell fab cakes but its the craft shop I make for first.
Back to the card, enough of my wanderings, I took a blank card and folded in half and then took another piece same size as the front, cut an oval in it and put an acetate to make a window, then placed a bird house peel off over the window. folded each side and double sided tape and then place on the front of the card leaving a gap each side and making it bow, decorated it with peel offs and a happy birthday.
Not very difficult but something slightly different.
I hope you like my new card and look forward to seeing you visiting my blog again, if you wish to make a comment you are very welcome, all comments are always gratefully received.
Have a nice day and Happy crafting
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Another beautiful day although I little chilly here in Somerset, I had my day made for me yesterday when I received a lovely e-mail from my pen Friend in the US,
Lou works in the Pentagon and has been there for nearly two years again, Last time she was in the Pentagon it was on 9/11 day I knew when I heard them say on the news that the Pentagon was hit that she was in there, but she was fine and not hurt, I say again as since I have meet her she has been in there working at least three times and then sent to other bases around the US. She was due to come over to our wedding but her leave was cancelled and she never made it, I was upset but the Navy is her job and who can argue with the US Navy. Shes on the move again and had a look at my blog last night, I hope her move will go well and that this move will be her last as I am sure she must be getting fed up of moving every two years.
Now to my commissioned card, I was asked to make an 80th Birthday. He has family and often goes to the US and I was asked to give it an American theme.
I have done a swing card with images of Salt Lake City where he visits. One is a view of Salt Lake City from a distance and the other is a tram in the city, not sure where in the city. I use blue pearlescent card and cut the shape out myself with silver peel offs to finish off the corners and sides.
I hope he likes his card.
Many thanks for visiting my blog and hope you will come and see me again.
Enjoy the lovely weather while we have it and have a nice day.
Friday, 9 April 2010
Today is a lovely here in somerset, the sun is shinning and the blue sky, it feels like summer, and for the first time this year it feel warm.
Today I decided to show you a picture which I made sometime ago and is hanging in my bedroom,
These pictures show up some close up parts of the picture.
The original picture was from a woman magazine that was published some years ago, the little bits around the flower was crochet, well I am sorry I cant crochet so I designed the bits and did them in tatting, and tatted small flowers. They are then sewn on net.
The large flower is knitted with embroidery thread of three strands on no 14 knitting needles, yes it takes a little time but is worth it, the buds at the top are just a few rows and then gathered up and stuffed which makes a bud.
The tatted flowers have small beads in the middle and there is a small butterfly done in two strands of embroidery thread, it is not easy doing tatting in embroidery thread and two stands have to done very carefully as the thread can break very easily.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at this picture, its amazing just how many things can be so simply in tatting.
Have a lovely weekend , thanks for visiting my blog and I hope to see you again on my blog.
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Thursday, 1 April 2010
I have put three of then on here today so you can have a look at them.
Have a lovely Easter, and hope you will be back to see my blog after Easter