Friday, 21 April 2017

Trying out my new sewing machine....

I've been playing with my new lightweight Janome sewing machine which I love... I wanted a lightweight machine I would take to our sewing group    instead of lugging my big Janome machine with me.
I found some scraps of black and white fabric with an animal theme and just about had enough to make a scrap tote bag.
It has a small pocket on the front and I even managed to find a Zebra head button in my stash which I've used...


                                                 Back of bag

Inside are two large pockets, really pleased with the end result although the fabric isn't brilliant....
My cathedral window cushion front has been hanging around for ages so I also managed to complete that.

Hopefully I will have a card to share with you at the weekend...

Anne 

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Little bit of Vintage...

A really quick card today, I used this lovely image before  but she was already mounted on the oval die cut so found some pretty papers and popped her on a card.

The grandchildren on still on holiday for another week so no time to craft, plus when I went to Shepton Mallet craft show last week I treated myself to a new sewing machine which arrives today so guess any spare time I get I will be 'playing' with that.

Our youngest grandson who is 6 learn't to ride his ride a couple of days ago and he was so pleased he had 'cracked it' then I received a photograph from my daughter showing me a picture of him outside A nd E with his arm in a sling!   !  BUT  it wasn't that he'd fallen off his bike he had fallen off his scooter so another broken arm, last time it was his left arm...boys!!

The weather is still nice down here in Somerset albeit a little cooler but the sun is still shining...

Anne  
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Beautiful you in the Med....

A quick post before set No.2 grandchildren arrive today and we are making Easter nests with shredded wheat, chocolate and mini eggs....wonder how many eggs will actually end up in a nest!

My photograph is on a slant becasue of where I take my photographs I really need to find somewhere better thats got light, my carft room is quite dark.
..Two differents stamp sets here and I wish I'd have coloured the background  differently but is an 'ok' card...placed the image on the SU brick wall Embossing Folder...

Thanks for popping by

Anne

 
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Friday, 31 March 2017

Cheese and Wine......

 This was a card I made for a friends birthday..another Hunkydory image and  with the addition of a die cut leaf spray a couple of grape embellishments an embossed background my card was made.

Our grandchildren all break up today so hopefully will get to see them over the holidays....
Hope you all have a great weekend.

Anne 
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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Stamping Day....


Yesterday we had a lovely stamping day with Jill Lackford of Jill Stamps up.....I will post the projects the girls made later....
 We used the Stampin Up set High Tide and these are a just a few of the samples I made for our day.
The above card I make as an Anniversary card....


 This card I used only the grasses stamp for the branches and the bird stamp from the set....little bit of sponging and created a few hills.


 I just love the little bird stamp from the set and used it to make some background paper to create a parcel card...


 Again using those cute birds another simple inked card...


My last card to show you is a sunset one...again using the grasses as branches.
Jill produced some lovely 3D projets for the girls to make (will post later)

We had a fabulous day and I think we all come home very tired ...but thank again Jill for all your hard work...

A very Happy Mothers Day to you all you mums out there and hope you are being thoroughly spoilt...

Enjoy the lovely sunny day...

Anne 
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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Beautiful you....

For this card I've used a Beautiful You image and a couple of stamps from the Stampin UP High Tide set, the birds and the sea..... I've used the same paper for her dress and the the backing paper....a very quick and easy card to make.....

Have a good weekend...

Anne 
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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Golf anyone?

Its over two weeks since my last post, my eyes are a lot better but still not completely clear, its made me quite miserable not being able to do much crafting and I've really missed it...

.I've got lots of Hunkydory toppers which I can make up into cards so at least I can do that now. This topper is  one  from the Magnificent Men collection,
I've found a huge box of embellishments that I need to use up and amongst them was this little golf tee and golf ball, shame a didn't have a third one to put on my card as things always look better in 3's..
My photograph isn't brilliant and the wording looks blurred the the actual card is fine its just me!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend...and thanks for dropping by..

Anne 
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Sunday, 26 February 2017

LOTV Art pads...

Since Thursday I have had conjunctivitis in both my eyes and have been unable to do very much in the way of crafting as my vision is very blurred with the eye drops but I did manage to put together a couple of LOTV cards using a couple of the Art pad images, it such a shame they have stopped these......the frame I already had in my 'spares' box so it was a nice quick card and I did find a box of charms including the little butterfly which I need to use...

I have some sqaure doylies which worked perfectly with this image...so far this year I have been very good using card and DSP that I already have but on the stamp front....sadly I've been a little naughty!!....
I see postage is going up again so trying to make my cards fairly flat.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend

Anne 
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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Timeless Textures....

 I've been looking at the Stampin Up Timeless textures stamp set for ages as you can create lovely backgrounds with it and when I spotted one on Ebay I bought it and that is what I've used for the backgroun on this card.

The image was an odd one I found in my odds box so can't tell you where it came from so just mounted it up on oval dies used my Timless Texture stamp set to stamp on a piece of old Stampin Up DSP,    added a touch of cream lace,   a bow and my card was created...hope to play more with the little stamp set...

Its a beautiful Saturday morning down here in Somerest the sun is out and it ceertainly makes you feel happy and I would like to think that Spring is on its way with the daffodils out in the garden...

Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine...

Anne 
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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Another Beautiful you....

Another image from the Stampin Up set Beautiful You....again using up more old Stampin Up DSP and a couple of flowers from the Botancial Blooms set,  I just had enought paper to paper piece her dress and hat...

Its bitterly cold here today and we did wake up to  a very light covering of snow that has now gone thank goodness... hope you are all managing to keep nice and warm

Anne 
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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Beautiful you.....

I've not beel a very good blogger lately but I have been doing other things and sometimes other things in your life take over.

One of my New Years resolutions was to try and  NOT buy anymore DSP but to use up DSP paper that has  been laying around for a very long time...also, we all have papers  left in our paper pads that we aren't that keen on and these papers are some of those....  I decided to use one of the Beautiful You images, I paper pieced her umbrella and I think I really should have done her dress darker as the papers aren't that bright...but it done now....

thanks for popping by

Anne 
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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Rosetta...

These are two really quick cards made from a Hobby Horse kit  that I had bought a long time ago....the images are delightful... 
If you are short of time (which  have been this past two weeks) then it's nice to have something that you can make a quick card from....The photographs are brilliant as the light was poor when I took pictures..
I haven't been idle I've been busy making samples for our Stamping day we are having on 25th March but can't post anything I made until after then....

Have a good weekend

Anne 
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Monday, 16 January 2017

Little Cutie...

Quite a simple cutie card, I found this gorgeous image in a box I think it came from A Touch of Craft....just mounted her onto a scallop circle and added a bit of sparkle with my Wink of Stella clear brush, popped her into an apperture card and added a little bow....its always nice to have pre-coloured images in your stash to be able to make quick cards with.

Thanks for stopping by

Anne

 
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Friday, 13 January 2017

Organized Craft Day 25th March...and craft club..

 My friend Jill Lackford has has kindly offered to do a crafting day for us....it will be held in East Coker Village Hall, nr Yeovil Somerset... its not only open to our craft club members but to anyone....All details are on the flyer if theres anyone who is  interested in coming please either contact me (email on side bar) or Jill, her contact details are on the flyer also..

Craft Club...


It was our crafty Bunch meeting on Wednesday and I did a small demonstration using the SU woodland embossing folder and a couple of tree stamps, you ink up your embossing folder then stamp on your tree stamp before putting it through the Bigshot... (you can find lots of techniques on Utube)  the girls then all had a go......such a quick and easy technique to do especially if you want to make your Christmas cards in batches!......also changing the colours of the tress and card it makes a lovely masculine card...

Hope your are all managing to keep safe and warm in this cold weather..
have a lovely weekend..

Anne

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Male card....

Christmas and New Year seem a long time ago now it doesn't take long to get back into the routine of normal life......I have been busy card making but not cards I can put on my blog yet....

Mens cards are always a headache but one of my lovely friends very kindly gave me some Hunkydory male images which are great so I shall be using some of these up for my male cards this year.  I love the vintage look of a lot of the images and for this one I've just added an embossed background, a little leaf branch in the corner and the little black cat....

Thanks for looking

Anne
 
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