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Friday, 19 May 2017

Cross Stitcher SAL update

I've worked a little on the Cross Stitcher SAL and managed to complete another one of the motifs and start another one.  

Apologies for the poor photo but it was taken late yesterday evening.

I did a workshop at Scrapbook Magic this week and finally got round to using my Cinch which has been sitting idle in the overflow craft room for about two years having never come out of the box.  Now that I have finally used it and realised just how simple it is to use it should get far more love and attention lol.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Good luck

One of the boys from the cafe DH and I like to go to on a regular basis is leavingšŸ˜¢ He's going back home to work for a while but hopes to return to our part of the country some time in the future.  They are putting on a leaving party for him this evening and I have made this card to wish him luck.

The scrabble tile stamps came from Paperchase and the background stamps are from the SU stamp set called Timeless Textures apart from the little heart which is from Endless Thanks.  It's almost a one layer card with the exception of the sentiment.  Tiny alphabet used was a 99p bargain from The Range many years ago.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Something to share

The weeks are just flying by and it would seem so did my crafting Mojo.  I did manage to sit down yesterday and make a birthday card for a friend of ours.

The papers came free with a magazine many moons ago and the stamp set is a retired SU set.  A simple image which only required minimal colouring with my Copics.  It felt good to put something together again.

After finishing the stag my stitching fingers have also been quite idle, but I have gone through my many WIP's and decided to finish the Cross Stitcher SAL.   This is where I left it in the autumn.

Amazingly enough I was able to find all the issues required in my pile of magazines so I am all set to get going again with this one.  My aim is to get it finished ready to go up for THIS Christmas.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Carnival queen attendant

Not me but our gorgeous granddaughter Elisha.  MIL and myself caught the train out to Bere Alston to enjoy the carnival but most importantly to see Elisha all dressed up as one of the carnival queen attendants.

They also had various awards for floats and walkers and Connor got 
a 3rd place certificate for dressing up as a Transformer.

The procession was led by the village fire engine and behind them were the bagpipe players and then the carnival queen float followed by various other floats and tractors.  It's lovely to see village traditions being carried on and our family being part of that.  It's something many of the town's and city's sadly do not follow suit with - one of the wonderful aspects of village life.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Anniversary card

Another year of wedded bliss has flown by for us tomorrow.  DH is away at the moment but thankfully is back for our anniversary tomorrow and we will be going out for a meal to celebrate.  With him being away it has been easier to make his card without fear of him seein it before the day.

Poor photography I'm afraid but I've created this card using stamps, dies and embossing folder all from my SU stash collection.  Kept it fairly simple but I really like the white and Kraft card together and the embossing folder is just gorgeous - lots of tiny hearts.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Easter celebrations

I hope you have all managed to enjoy the Easter weekend.  There has been lots to celebrate this weekend for us.  Firstly the flooring finally got put down in the lounge on Friday.   DH and No2 son spent all day Friday doing that and while I'm biased I love the look of it.

Saturday we celebrated our eldest grandsons birthday, Connor has now reached double figures - I really cant believe ten years have gone by already.

His Auntie Claire made him this fabulous cake.

We managed to get out in the garden and do some tidying up out there.  Our lilac bush is looking very pretty at the moment.

Finally I put the last few stitches into the stag cross stitch so it is now ready to be taken to be framed which won't be until next Monday. 

Now to decide what to work on next.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Closing in

I'm close to finishing the stag just a small amount of background, another eye and a little of the face to complete.  Fingers crossed I can get it completed by or over the Easter weekend.

Once it's finished I need to work on a WIP before I allow myself any new stitching lol.