Monday, 6 August 2012

Blogs and buses

Just like buses, you wait for an update on my blog for ages and then two come along at once!

Thought I would add a pic of my youngest sons birthday card (from the end of May). I wanted to have a car theme as he had just finished his final year of college classes in motor mechanics. I kept the cover simple and used a very old stencil for the pop-up inside. Then a quick play with some peel offs and bobs your uncle :-) Sam loved it, thats the main thing

Off to craftland again . . . well to the tv for more Olympics anyway!!

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Back at last

Phew, thought I had gone off the boil completely. Its been a busy summer, mostly with non crafty stuff clouding the horizon. Its all too depressing to go through again, suffice it to say I need some GOOD news!!!!

I have made a few cards over the last couple weeks, but sadly forgot to take photos, so you'll just have to take my word for it! BUT this week I finished my July swap for UKPC. It was a mini canvas with the theme SUMMER. After a lot of thought and completely changing my mind many times, I ended up with a yellow/green theme which I thought summed up the short moment of summer we had last month just before the Olympics started.

I used some rubber stamps I have in my stash adding a touch of colour here and there with Promarkers. A few splodges of Stickles glitter, some gems to form flowers and a dimensional butterfly and voila! . . .
Luckily it was going to a fellow member in the same town I live in, so it was hand delivered this morning. Glad to say I wont be the last one finished and posted for once ;-)

Another reason I have been away from my craft table is because we have been redecorating the downstairs of my house. Consequently all my things from my china display cabinet are stored away in the spare room - in front of my crafting supplies. We still have the floors to go, so for now it will remain cluttered in the spare room as our decorater/tiler is on his hols.

Actually, we have had one piece of good news this year - my daughter has announced after years of saying she wouldnt have children that she is pregnant! Of course we are thrilled with the news, and at least we will get to see this child (our grandson of 8 months is estranged to us thanks to his mother). Leanne is due in early December so I have been doing the grandmotherly thing and knitting up a storm making baby clothes!

The lacy looking matinee jacket on the far right was knitted using the same pattern I used for an identical one I made for Leanne! The little doggie was from a free kit I had with a knitting magazine. Everything has to be unisex as Leanne has decided she doesnt want to know if its a boy or a girl until he/she is born :-)

Ko xxx