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!
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
Hello Again! Something a bit different this time. I made some Christmas cards using images printed from the website CraftsUPrint, and they look really pretty. There are some one-off designs, and then some on a theme, so I hope you like them. I’ve got some more to come soon, and they are funny ones so… Continue reading Computer Christmas Cards
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Hello again! My next project was to make some Snickerdoodles or cinnamon biscuits. I’d heard about them for years in American programmes and wondered what they were, so when I saw a recipe in a magazine for them, I thought I’d give them a go. And the result? They’re lovely! So, here’s the recipe for… Continue reading Snickerdoodles…Yum!