Saturday, 29 September 2012

"Jars of Joy"

Unfortunately my FIL passed away last week, he was 91 and had been ill for quite a while, he had been diabetic for 40 years and it took its toll on his health, he was almost blind and found it hard to get around. He is now at peace, we will all miss him.    We have lots to sort now so my crafting may have to take a back seat for a while.

I did have  chance to make one more card for the Moxie Fab Challenge "Jars of Joy" Just a simple card using the jar as a vase and adding sunflowers coloured with distress markers.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

"Envy becomes you"

I have found time to play with this weeks Tuesday Trigger challenge cat Moxie Fab World,  aren't those shoes gorgeous, I love the beautiful green colour.  

I have used an old Hero Arts stamp "Antique Brocade" for the background stamping in Lime green and then clear embossing.  The flowers are hand rolled using some Cosmo Cricket polka dot paper.

The weather here has turned decidedly autumnal its wet cold and miserable, hope its better where you are and you are having a fabulous weekend.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

"Tag it"

Just a quick post tonight as  I am getting ready to watch one of my favourite programmes, "The Great British Bake-Off".  I always love cooking programmes but this one is a competition featuring amateur home cooks .

I had time yesterday to make this card for the current challenge at A blog named hero which is to make a tag or feature a tag on a card.  This card has an autumnal feel with the gingham and bottling jar full of cherries.

Thanks to Donna giving me the heads up I am also entering this in the "jars" Challenge at Moxie Fab World.

Hope you are having a great week.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

At last another card!!!

Oh my goodness I don't like the start of a new school year, we have all been so busy at work, the list of jobs seems endless.  The school has had 95 new starters this week and it takes a long time to settle them all in when they are so young.  Needless to say I have been so tired the crafting has taken a back seat again.  I did manage to make this card though.  I felt like playing with my Distress inks and some resist emboss.

 I have stamped the "Happy definition" stamp and embossed followed by the "leaf and flower background" next I distressed with various green and blue distress inks. I am really pleased with the end result perfect for an Anniversary card for my friend.

I am looking forward to the weekend now so I can relax a bit...

Have a great weekend too.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

A Pin Therein!!

Its been quite a while since I had time to play over at the Moxie Fab Blogs "Tuesday Trigger"  but once I saw this cute pincushion with the sweet hexagons I had to have a go.  I love the chintzy material and that inspired me to use some scraps of chintzy paper ( a great way to use scraps!!)  Unfortunately I don't have a hexagon die so I just used a computer art program  to print off a shape and then I used it a blank!

I have used a piece of felt for the middle so I could stick the pins through.

This is the last weekend of my summer holiday and I am back to work on Tuesday, the six weeks have flown by and I am really not looking forward to going back to school!!