Saturday, 23 April 2016

Alice in Wonderland

Hello everyone sorry I've been awol for a lil while & I missed my resolution of posting weekly (only by a few days so I won't beat myself up about it lol).  I've not been feeling great, various reasons but one of them is that I've had a persistent cough since January which I'm being investigated for & they found out I'm anaemic again (I'm not surprised as I've been exhausted) hopefully it will all be sorted out soon & I will be back to my ol' self.  

Anyway on to my creation which is an Alice in Wonderland pocket letter.  Alice in Wonderland was my favourite book when I was a little girl & I still love it!  I really enjoy making pocket letters & the concept of sending little gifts with them but unfortunately I some bad experiences so I've given up (for now, I may have another go later), such a shame as I'd love to make another Alice in Wonderland as I have some new stamps (perhaps I'll make another mini album or something).  

The challenges:
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Anything but a Card
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes 
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Creative Hands Friends - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes (option Girly)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes

With goodies added :o)

Thanks for looking & I'll try & get round to see all your lovely blogs sometime this weekend :o) xxx

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

All Dressed Up & Looking Good!

I am sooo lucky to be on the All Dressed Up design team & get to use lots of Wendy's fabulous images :o)  One of those is one of this month's new releases called Looking Good.  I haven't had quite so much time for crafting this last week as I've had lots on & I've been doing some sewing too (I made a patchwork denim cushion which I will put on my sewing blog when I get chance & some cushion covers with some gorgeous "London" fabric I bought).  It has been gorgeous here today (at last) sunny & warm but at the moment we're in the middle of a storm with torrential rain, thunder & lightning so it's nice to be in my craft room.  

The challenges:
Creative Corner - Flower Power
The Corrosive Blog - Girls, Ladies, Women...
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes 
Let's Get Girly - Melonheadz Friends
Great Impressions - Ladies Night 

I hope you're having a great week & have time to fit some crafting in (it's soo relaxing isn't it).

Card Recipe:
Looking Good Image from All Dressed Up
Whiff of Joy Die-lights Heart Die 
Martha Stewart Double Loop Weave Deep Edge Punch 
Hand Crocheted Flower (I was so chuffed when I learned to make these!)
Rose Cabochon from Bunny Zoe Crafts
Digital Papers (can't remember where from)
Sanding Block & I distressed the edges with scissors (can't find my seam ripper that I usually use)

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday (again! can't be)

Well it IS Wednesday again, Wednesday is usually my day off but I had to work, luckily only for the morning. I wanted to try & join in WOYWW again so quickly wizzed round the shop when I finished & as my son's coming to see this evening I made some buns & prepared a roast dinner :D (so I deserve a little time to look round your fab blogs & workdesks right?!). This is more how my desk usually looks, I've noticed I do have a lot of scissors lol but I use them for different jobs. The owl organiser is my diary, I love printing photos off of what's been happening & stuff I've done as I find a visual record is much nicer than written (especially with my writing lol). I will try & visit as many of you as I can. Hope you're having a great week xx 

Saturday, 2 April 2016

All Dressed Up Challenge Time :o)

Today is the start of the new challenge at All Dressed Up (always Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up image).  I thought I'd make a Christmas card & this is my first one this year (doesn't seem to matter how early I start I always end up with lots still to make last minute lol) but it IS a start ;o).  If you want to join us but don't have any images you will find some fab freebies HERE.  I did some paper piecing for the cat & dog.

The challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas 
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Cute Christmas
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes 
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes 
Alphabet - C is for Cats

I hope you're having a lovely weekend.  We've had the week off so the weekend isn't quite as special as usual but I'm still certainly going to try to enjoy it :o)

Card Recipe:
All Dressed Up Christmas Post image
Prismacolor pencils (postbox)
ProMarkers (dog's hat & scarf & cat's bow)
Frosted Lace Stickles (snowflakes)
Polar White Flower Soft (snow)
Christmas Buttons from Trimcraft
Red card, brad, bone button & sentiment from my stash
Paw print & bone paper free with a magazine
Ribbon recycled from some chocolates