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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.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Easter card request

I was asked to make an Easter card for someone to send to their mum and this is the card I made.

I used a Spellbinder die for the background and place some pale blue paper behind the cut out area.  The cross was made using an SU background stamp and I used one of the dies from the Swirly Scribbles die set also from SU.  The flower border is a Sheena Douglass die which I coloured with my Copics.  The sentiment is also from SU along with the Bitty Banner die.  I think I will repeat this design for our parents as I love how it turned out.

Monday, 3 April 2017

A stitching update.

I'm still trying hard to complete the stag stitching hopefully it won't take much longer to complete.  While I may have been working on other craft projects I am managing to stick with the solo stitching which is pretty amazing for me.

The weekend was busy with the craft fayre - we all made some sales and had a fun couple of days.

Last week we found out that we will be having another grandson join the family in August - the girls really are being outnumbered now.

I have been able to drop another day at work so down to a two day week for me which is really nice.  Monday is now going to be my day to do some decluttering of my craft stash every week. Today I finally got round to putting my dies into their magnetic folders which I'd bought ages ago, which meant I was able to get rid of lots of packaging.  Normally I would keep the packaging but I really need to learn to let it go more easily.  Next week I will begin the task of going through my paper stash again  - that will be harder to let go lol.

Thursday, 23 March 2017


Yesterday I travelled down to Scrapbook Magic for the monthly scrapbooking class.  Slight delays with diversions due to road works and traffic light in place for a collapsed drain but undeterred I still managed to get there to join in the fun.

I remembered as I took a photo of the solitary layout I completed yesterday that I hadn't posted the second layout from last months class so I will show you that one first.

Here is the one I did yesterday which shows photos of how Ernesettle Creek used to have a large mill but sadly in today's photos this is no more but its still a lovely place to stand and stare.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

On a roll

I seem to be on a bit of a scrap roll at the moment.  These are scraps from just one of the boxes of scraps I am trying to work my way through.  I've used another Mojo Monday sketch #479 this time.  I'm trying to work through their 2017 sketches with the aim of using two a week to bring me up to date with their weekly challenges for this year.  This should also build up my stock of cards should the momentum come to an end.

I've used a couple of stamps from the SU Painter's Palette set this time.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Sketch Saturday

I'm on a mission to use up my box of scraps again!  I've used Sketch Saturday's sketch #455 and managed to make three simple cards with one of the sentiments from my recently acquired SU stamp set called Big on Birthdays.  I bought as it has four large sentiment stamps along with smaller ones.  I thought it would be a perfect way of making quick and simple cards as well as making a small dent in the scraps pile.  Making the sentiment the focal point means I can use up the mish mash of patterned paper scraps I have far easier.