Thursday, 30 October 2008

Sad Morning

I had an email this morning from my dear friend Jak (Crafter's Kitchen) to say that her dear Dad passed away peacefully last night. He had a fall last week and broke his hip, had to have an operation and then developed pneumonia. My thoughts are with her, her mum and her family.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Bits Box Card

I spent a large part of yesterday sorting out my papers and lots of folders and files. Got so many bits and a lot of things that I bought and have never used, or used a little of and then moved on. My tastes have changed so much over the past few years and my ideas and styles have developed so I ended up with a huge sack of 'rubbish' which went in the bin. I also have a large carrier full of stickers and papers and other bits and pieces that my neighbour - new crafter-might use.

At the end of the day I had gathered a few bits that had caught my eye and made up this 'Bitsa' card, just because I thought all the papers went well together.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Cake cards

The cupcake card - very girlie, lots of sparkle too. I've been thinking about getting these stamps for ages and finally succumbed.

This card is my Marks and Sparks Birthday Cake card - yes I know it doesn't look like a cake but it is testament to a crafter seeing materials in all manner of things. The polka dot card is part of the box that James' birthday cake came in and the ribbon was on the cake - washed and ironed. Voila my M&S Cake card!!

Stamps: Impression Obsession

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Quilt Card

I received the papers today from QVC - a real bargain that was posted on our forum. As soon as I saw them I thought of this quilting - an idea from one of my blog hops and I can't remember where I saw it, so apologies to the originator.

I cut the squares with my nestabilities, stuck them on a backing card with a tiny dab of glue in the centre- well away from the path of the needle - then zig-zag stitched them along all the joins and the edges. Really love the result.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

A Step Ahead

I seem to get so little time for crafting these days that when I had a day to myself I thought I ought to make my eldest grandson's birthday cards, even though it is still a month until the day.
The first one is from me and once again - what do you do for a 16 year old? Well he has just joined the Electric Nightmares Band as guitarist, keyboard player and vocalist so music was an obvious choice. I used the sheet music of 'The Entertainer' and typical 'man' colours.

The second is from Louise and I couldn't resist the cow stamp again - with slightly different wording and colour.

Message inside continues - '.... so just had to wish you a happy one'.

Monday, 6 October 2008

On a Happier Note

Today is my younger son's birthday and these are his cards.
This one is from me - I wanted something a bit different - have done the racing cars, computers, cats etc. so thought that plain and masculine might do the trick...........although I did add a bit of sparkle on the dots.

On Saturday we were in Papermill at York and spotted this stamp that we couldn't resist and it made a great card for Louise to give to James.

..... inside it says 'to wish you a Happy Birthday Brother'.

Stamps: PTI Rustic Branches Penny Black

Sunday, 5 October 2008

One I Didn't Want to Make

Just a few weeks ago I posted a card which was for a friend who had had bad news. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer towards the end of August. This week he died, all very sudden and progressed far too quickly for any treatment to help. This card is for her and her two teenage boys.