Crafty Holiday 2014: Day 7 – Making Cards & Jewellery – & Dad Comes Down To Stay!

Hi All! As my App didn’t want to work while I was on hols the last two week (& I spent ages writing the posts up too!!) thought I’d post them now I’m home. Will post one or two a day for the next week or two, giving me time to recover!! Anyway, enjoy, and… Continue reading Crafty Holiday 2014: Day 7 – Making Cards & Jewellery – & Dad Comes Down To Stay!

A Whole Weekend of Learning!

Hi All! Following the brilliant workshops I attended at Stamperama, one of the tutors invited me to come to a weekend cardmaking course with her at Stamp Addicts. I went, and over the course of 2 days we made 14 cards! I learnt lots of new techniques in the process – from basic stamping, embossing and… Continue reading A Whole Weekend of Learning!

Double Celebration Day – Mum & Sister

Hi All! 30 March was Mother’s Day here in the UK (it falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent each year), and that day is also my older sister’s birthday. This meant two cards were needed, and I wanted to have different designs so that they were very clearly for different occasions. My card for… Continue reading Double Celebration Day – Mum & Sister

Learning some cool new techniques – Stamperama!!

Hi All! I know, I know, I’ve been so long between posts AGAIN!! February has just been so busy, and now Yaris is unwell too… I hate winter!!! Anyway, enough moaning and let’s get on with some nice stuff instead!! At the beginning of February I went to the Stamperama event near my home. They… Continue reading Learning some cool new techniques – Stamperama!!

More Xmas Xstitch!

Hi! Back again with more cross-stitch cards I’ve been making since last update. I’m still attempting to make as many as I can as I’m going along by trying to make one craft project a day, minimum. That means if I haven’t done anything else during the day, I will make one of these during… Continue reading More Xmas Xstitch!

Drinking Fit!

Hello! Those of you who read my blog regularly will know that I’ve signed up to take part in the Blogpal scheme this month. Last week’s topic I chose was Fitness, and I decided to make a drink bottle holder to match the yoga mat holder I made for mum. This will make a lovely… Continue reading Drinking Fit!

Pretty New Fabrics From a Hidden Treasure!

Hi! On the way home from the hospital a couple of weeks ago I discovered a hidden treasure in The Barn Courtyard off the High Street in Wendover, Buckinghamshire – a little shop called Fabric HQ that is filled to the brim with the most beautiful fabrics and other sewing bits and bobs . It’s in a… Continue reading Pretty New Fabrics From a Hidden Treasure!

Autumn Days!

Hi all! Bit on an interesting post for you this time. I’m taking part in the Blogpal project at the moment. Wondering what Blogpal is? Blogpal is a semi-monthly blog partner project where bloggers get matched up with other bloggers to make new friends / collaborate on posts and stretch their comfort zone. You can… Continue reading Autumn Days!

More Fireworks!

Hi Again!! You’ve seen the Emerald Green Firework Bracelet Necklace and Bracelet I made. Well, now I’ve made a Midnight Black Necklace too, and the bracelet is in the works (will add the pics when it’s finished!). It’s made the same way as the other, but the materials used for the necklace are: 20 x… Continue reading More Fireworks!

An Explosive Necklace!

Hello Again!! Do you remember the Emerald Fireworks Bracelet I made not long ago? Well, I’ve now made a matching necklace to go with it. It’s also a kit from The Bead Shop, Manchester, designed by Janine McGinnies. Here’s the tutorial: Emerald Fireworks Necklace (Designed by Janine McGinnies) Materials Needed: 20 x 6mm Emerald Swarovski… Continue reading An Explosive Necklace!