Sunday, 29 January 2012

Frosty Sunday

Brrr.... Happy Sunday all, and a bloomin' chilly one it is too!!  Keeping it short today as I have a ton of domestic chores to plough through if I'm to buy myself any more crafting time later.

Sugar Hollow Creek's (LOVE this blog!) theme for this week is Blue, Brown and Cream so here's my offering:

The text is a rub-on from a really old DCWV book that I found.  It's not exactly a Valentines card but hubby may find himself opening this in a couple of weeks time! LOL!!

Have a great Sunday all, and fingers crossed for lots of lovely snow!  Thanks for stopping by :o) xx

Friday, 27 January 2012

A card - Woohoo!!!

Apart from the batch of very quick and simple cards I made for Christmas, I haven't made a card for absolutely AGES, and last night I remembered why!!!  I have been trawling the net for inspirational challenge blogs so that I can pick up some mojo and get back into the swing of things.  I decided that I wanted to have a bash at The Shabby Tea Room's challenge this week where the theme is Sparkly and Bright.  Ooh, lovely and blingy - they also have the most gorgeous inspiration photo

and stipulate you use the colours White or Cream, Silver and a splash of pink.  Happy to oblige - I may have been a little heavy-handed on the splash of pink but I've definitely used all the ingredients requested.  I'm also including it in the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this week where the theme is Go Girly.  They want you to make a pretty and feminine card which uses a vintage image.  So here is my card:

Now, I do have some dignity which is why I have decided not to show you a photo of my dining table after this one card was completed!!  THAT'S what's been putting me off getting into cardmaking again.  Sheesh!  Y'all must know what I mean?  However, it's all out again now - stuff everywhere, so now I am going off to find another challenge because I can feel my mojo rising again..... Bring it on!

Thanks for visiting me, and if you've left me feedback {{{{{HUG}}}}} and MWAH! xx

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Allsorts Challenge - Needles and Pins

Happy Tuesday peeps!  Today I have decided to join in with this week's Allsorts Challenge theme which is Needles and Pins.  In my quest to improve my sewing techniques I have made this adorable little sewing kit which I love lots.

I have made quite a few of these now, but this was my first effort - I'm pleased to say that they DID get better! LOL!! 

There have been a couple of others but they are currently sitting (un-photographed!) in friend's handbags as they were given out as gifts.  The dressform kit is going into my own handbag but the other two will be joining a few of my other projects on Etsy, just as soon as I get around to sorting that out!!!  Minefield!  Each of my kits comes with needles, pins, buttons and thread - enough to get you by in an emergency!!!

Hope you like them.  Thank you so much for passing by :o) xx

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Tando Challenge - Ice White

Day 3, 2012, and my Resolution to keep my blog active is going strong! LOL!!  My first blog challenge of 2012 is over at Tando Creative Challenge where the theme is Ice White - ooooh, perfect for a post-Christmas theme.  And here is my pic before I go into a long explanation:
I took my inspiration from the photograph for the theme.  I know Christmas is over but I'm actually feeling like I want to start getting ready for next Christmas!!  In the summer I bought myself Tone Finnangar's Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle because I just fell madly in love with the projects she makes.  One of those projects is the most adorable vintage-style boots and ice skates.  Well, not being a stitcher I thought I would be content to just gaze and "Oooh......Aaaaah..." my way through the book, but I wasn't!  I dug my sewing machine out and had a go at a couple, then I did a couple more, until eventually lots of my friends found they had one in their Christmas stocking!!  Then yesterday I came across the Tando blog and found their Ice White challenge so I decided to make this for the theme.  It's the first Ice Skate I've made and I've discovered I'm going to need a touch more patience if I am to make more! LOL!!

Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by! :o) xx

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year!

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This place has become a bit of a ghost town of late!  OMIGOSH, where does the time go??

Well, just in case anybody does happen to drop in, I would like to wish you a very, very happy, prosperous, successful and lucky 2012!

Wow, it's a long time since I blogged here but I do aim to change that during 2012.  Life is very busy at the moment but happy busy!  Work is the best it's ever been and my DH got the promotion he very much deserved back in November.  We still have no cash to spare - does anyone? But we do have a lovely new company car, our health and lots of lovely friends so no complaints from me!

Papercrafting became a bit of a bore for me recently - probably just a case of missing mojo, so I have diversified.  I rediscovered my sewing machine and am currently trying to get to grips with fabric crafting for a while.  Lets see where it takes me!

In the meantime, if you are here I'd like to wish you all the best for this New Year - please let it be a good one for all of us!  Thanks for dropping in! xx