Tuesday, 25 October 2016

CAS Christmas Card.....

 Morning all, a clean & simple Christmas card today.

Last Wednesday, whilst crafting with friends, Jenny made a CAS card using a Sue Wilson die. She done the same as above, as in, she cut the die directly into the card blank, and added a sheet of red card behind and added a red topper. When I got home i looked through my dies and came across this Tonic one, that I must have bought years ago. It's amazing what we have and have forgotten about isn't it?

So I thought I would create the same card using this tonic die. I have just added a small sentiment on the front of the cracker, as well as some glitter to high-light areas.
Enjoy the rest of your day. x

Monday, 24 October 2016

A Autumnal Birthday Book Card.....

 Morning all, It's my friend Sandy's birthday today, and i have made her a book style card to celebrate her 70th Birthday.
This die is from Tattered Lace and it's a really lovely die. There are lots of layering pieces in the set, so you can choose your size to suit your needs.
I made some flowers using a Spellbinders die and the papers that i have used in the backgrounds to co-ordinate. A piece of ribbon across the centre with a little bit of blue in makes the card complete.
I even did a small card for the number "70", which are peel offs.

Happy birthday Sandy, hope you have a good day.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments, it's nice to hear from you all. xx

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Lazy Sunday........

Morning all, nothing new to show you today, just an update on yesterday......

Mixed day, starting off really well, then trickling to nothing.......

......luckily I made a profit, but my friend, whom I share the table & costs with, ended up making a loss. Luckily we have more to hopefully we will both do better.

Really don't know if it's worth all the time and effort, when people don't turn up or buy. Have had lots of encouraging words from everyone....people at the events say all the right things about my wares, take my business card........and that's the last I see or hear from them!!!

I don't charge a lot for my bits....if I charged for the time that it takes to make these things I would be a millionaire !!!!!

Oh good being down about it......there's always the next fair to look forward to. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.xx

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Crafting with Biscuits and Cakes......

 Morning all, today is my good friend Jenny's birthday.

Jenny is the friend that I meet up with each week at her house to craft with 2 other friends.

When I saw this topper I knew it would be perfect for her !!!

Friday, 21 October 2016

Work In Progress.......

 Morning all, Friday here once again !!! Another week nearly over and I seem to be getting nowhere fast !!

Over the last few months, I've been busy making things to sell at my craft fairs. But last weekend, I decided, that I've had enough of making things for other people, and decided to make somethings for myself.

Last year I bought some Christmas fabrics to make some place-mats ready for Christmas.....well here we are in October and I've finally made a start !! So  I guess I wont get them all done in time for this Christmas......but maybe next year LOL !!! 

This is the first one....I haven't decided as yet whether to add another row, or maybe add segments to make a finished shape - rather than pointed......if that makes sense !! Watch this space !!

 Also last year at Excel, I bought this wool, complete with pattern, to make a shawl/scarf. Only a 4 row pattern knits up quite I'm doing this when I want a break from the sewing

 ....and finally, I still have a quarter to complete of this cross- stitch, which I had promised myself that I would finish this year.......don't think that's going to happen LOL !!!

What projects have you still got to finish??? leave a comment on how many un-finished items you have.......Let's see who has the most ....... x

Here is a photo of my Border Terrier, Rolo, sitting on one of the cushions that i crocheted. You can just see the other one by the side of Rolo. He has claimed these as his cushions.... he likes to sit across the pair and nestle down to sleep. The dirty looks he gives anyone who dares to sit on his sofa or his cushions !!!
Pets ......they take over our lives and rule the roost don't they??

Craft fair tomorrow, so will report back on Sunday. Have only got 2 until the end of the month, so am hoping I will sell all the halloween goodies. 

Bye for now x

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Halloween Notepads to go with the Spider Pencil......

Morning all, another quick blog, showing you quick and easy notepads to sell..... These will go great with the spider pencils from yesterday xx

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Spider Pencil.......

 Morning all, here is another idea for a quick, easy & cheap make. Take an orange sparkly pencil, wrap 4 black pipe cleaners around the pencil and add 2 googly eyes......
.....and there you have it a spider crawling down the pencil !!!!

Spooky !!!!!

See you again very soon x