Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Birthdays and crafting - What a great combination

As I said on my previous postings I have been trying to get all my antics of the last week uploaded and failed three times so this is the last part of my post from the weekend. I have quite a number of birthdays this week and so have been busy trying to get together a pile of cards so I don't get caught on the hop so to speak. (non seasonal pun intended!)
Saturday I took my friend Hilary to a Jane Gill class at the Glitter Pot, which was great fun albeit there was a huge amount of cutting out which she was not happy about we did a great card using the Hero Clear Design - Printed Flowers stamps. (115/365)

I will link to the card on Jane's site once she has loaded it.

Afterwards we went off to another friends house for a party for her daughter who was four. We managed to arrive just as all the kids were worn out or leaving (what a shame LOL). Anna was having a great time and loved our present which was a big box of crafting goodies I had put together to start her on the right way forward.

We had a fantastic evening sitting around chatting to people that I hadn't seen for ages, but it was a little curtained as I got a call from Dean to say he had managed to take a bounce into his face when playing cricket and had just got back from the hospital. Fortunately they managed to glue and steri strip the cut, but he has a lovely shiner developing now!

Sunday was free so I managed to get our in to the garden for a while, but although it was sunny it got quite cold later on allowing me to sneak off and do some crafting for a little while.

I had a packet of acetate cards, which I had sitting in my stash for ages and this stamp just looked so good on a smaller layout.

Recipe: 116/365

Stamps: Penny Black - Squeeze 'til I squeak & Scrolling along!, Alota - Happy birthday to you, Woodware - Jane's script.

Paper: Single Fold acetate Card Blanks, Bazzill Bling - Hollywood and bank roll

Other: Embelishment - Craftwork cards, Stickles - diamond, White stazon, Watercolour pencils

Recipe: 117/365

Stamps: Penny Black - Squeeze 'til I squeak,

Other: Bazzill Bling - Emerald City & In The Pink, Cuttlebug - Bloom dots, The Robin's Nest dew drops - Poinsettia, papermania ribbon - Pretty Pink Floral, Birthday wishes from Craftwork cards, Ink Colorbox Queue - Tulip Field, H2O's - can't remember the colours, Green square card from stash.

Phew, well that just about wraps it up. All that precious crafting time wasted......

So its toodle pip for now - have to dash to get to my aerobic class



Monday, 11 May 2009

Birthday Bonanza

Well here is part two

I have so many birthdays at the beginning of May I was under quite a bit of pressure to get some cards made, but luckily for me (LOL) I had some new stamps from my visit to the Glitter Pot the day before to ink up so off I went.

Recipe: 111/365
Stamps: Penny Black Little Edition - Teddy and Company; Stamping up - Circle of f- riends
Paper: Bazzill Bling - Bank Roll
Other: Watercolour pencils, Quickutz - Nesting Flowers,Glossy accents, Stickles - Diamond

Recipe: 112/365

Stamps: Penny Black Little edition - Teddy and Co; Stampendous - Words
Paper: Bazzill Bling - Bank Roll, My Minds Eye - Graceful Circles
Other: Versamagic - Green Tea, Cuttlebug embossing folder - Bloom Dots, Quickutz - Nesting flowers, green dots and diamante from stash

I carried on the flower theme on the inside with the Quickutz nesting flowers from Crafts u love

Recipe: 113/365
Stamps: Penny Black Little Edition - Team Teddy
Paper: My Minds Eye - Graceful Circles, Bazzill Bling - bank roll
Other: Prima flowers, Brads, words from stash, watercolour pencils, Glossy accents, Stickles - Diamond

Stamps: Daisy & Dandelion Stamps - Dandelion Goes Fishing
Other: Coordinations paper, Glossy accents
Phew so far so good so am going to try and post this while everything is still working!!

Late Post for May bank holiday


I have trying to post this entry onto my blog for the last couple days and I keep having issues. Technology & I really don't mix LOL

So here goes.... my third attempt! I'm going to break this down into three posts in an attempt to sneak my entries into the 'puter.
So last week end ended up being really great as I managed to persuade Dean to take me down to the Glitter Pot on the Sunday in exchange for a nice lunch in a pub on route. There were some great demo's there and I picked up some really great ideas. Paula Pascule was using the new Co-ordinations Whitewash, which looks great with the cuttlebug folders. Jane Gill was showing us a miriade of uses for the Woodware Chippies and the lovely Stamping Caz was of course demoing the new 'Little edition' Penny Black stamps which were gorgeous and meant I had to have a little spend. Well it would be rude not too.......
So on bank holiday Monday I agreed to give up my 'crafting' day to go for a long walk. This ended up being a bit of a long walk interspursed with visits to some pubs on routs around the villages Cobham as the weather was pretty dodgey.

In between all the pub hopping we did manage to take a couple of shots of the blue bells.
And when Dean collapsed on the sofa later on I finally managed to to get some crafting done

Friday, 1 May 2009

Happy Days

How fab
Its Friday night of the Bank Holiday weekend. Three whole days of no work and it promises to be sunny as well. Miracles never cease! LOL So I have a plan I'm going to split my time three ways. One day for chores and the garden,which is rapidly looking like a jungle with all these alternating rainy and sunny days. One day for a day out with Dean somewhere nice. It would be pushing it too far to suggest a day out in West Sussex, maybe near a well know haunt of mine..... The Glitterpot. They have a Spring Spectacular Saturday and Sunday and it promises to be great fun with a line up of demonstrators as long as your arm.
Check it out if you can.
Oh well can't have everything..... My final day is going to be all mine.... Dean is playing cricket on Sunday so if the weather is good it will be reading in the garden or if its not so great a full day of crafting. Utter bliss.
Here are a couple of cards I made the other night. I have a couple of friends who are expecting and I have to hope they are girls as I accidentally (on purpose) made cards with pinks and greens. Oh well I did make one in Lilac that should do if there is a boy in the mix...

Recipe: 107/365
Stamp: Ellie in pose No. 4 - Stampasaurus
Papers: Bazzill bling - In the pink & Envy, DCWV - Nana's nursery baby girl
Others: Cuttlebug - Swiss dots, ,stickles - diamond ,H2O's, ribbon and peel offs from stash
Recipe: 108/365
Stamp: as above
Papers:Bazzill bling - In the pink, Forever friends - Hugs and cuddles, bazzill dotted Swiss - Irish eyes
Others: Cuttlebug - swiss dots embossing folder, Stickles - diamond,H2o's, prima flowers, brad, peel offs and ribbbon from stash

Recipe: 109/365 (above)
Stamp: as above
Papers: DCWV - Nana's nursery baby girl
Bazzill bling - in the pink
Others: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Perfectly Paisley, peel off words, H2O's from stash
Recipe: 110/365 (right)
Papers: Forever friends - Hugs and cuddles
Stamp: Words from Rubber Necker
Ink - Voilet from Colorbox Queue - Tulip Field
Stickles - diamond
It isn't very easy to see, but I have decoupaged the bear at the bottom of the page to give it some texture. I was really stumped as what I could do with these sheets in the pack so using them all in one go, was actually a bit of a result.
I also made another card for my nephews 10th birthday this week, but stupidly forgot to take a photo as my brother turned up early to pick up his present etc so missed it in my haste. I will try and get him to send me a copy as it was really out of my comfort zone all blues and I used a new Stampendous perfectly clear spot's botz robot stamp set from Crafts u Love . Ho Hum I must be more organised in future...
So I'm off for a glass of wine to start the evening off.
Happy crafting
Sara x