Monday, 26 April 2010

The Nappy Cake...


At last, the long-awaited picture of the nappy cake. On the top is two cute pairs of socks which I couldn't get to hold in the shape of roses - no matter how much I tried ! However, the cake (and socks) will soon be delivered to my friends whose little girl is 12 weeks old ......... yikes!
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Friday, 16 April 2010

Reverse Canvas

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Having returned from a fabulous weekend retreat at Runways End, I have captured a few photos of a reverse canvas I made using paper from the Sweet Pea collection. It is a 10" square artists box canvas which I turned over and decorated the insides of, added a photo to, a layer of acrylic to seal it, a mitred frame, contrasting border round the outside edge, title, flower, ribbon, and ofcourse the beautiful birdies which I'm addicted to !

Friday, 9 April 2010

Weekend of crafting !

Yippeeeee, a whole weekend of non-stop crafting, friends and the odd glass of creative juice !! It's the twice yearly event in Aldershot consisting mainly of regulars and it is great to catch up with everyone and take part in all the fun. Even at this late hour, I'm still not packed so have to get down to that in a minute. Trouble is, I want to take it all so better get focussed. Pop back later to see my new creations !

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Today's the day !

that my next SU! box arrives ! Can you tell I'm excited ? According to my tracker, my supply of long-awaited goodies has been in Barking for four days. I'm not sure quite how much weight to put on it but I guess it has something to do with the Bank Holiday. I shall be checking...........

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Cute little bird houses !

I just love the new two step bird punch from the mini catalogue and couldn't wait to show you these ! The cardstock is Pumkin Pie, Taken with Teal and Certainly Celery, combined with co-ordinating papers from the gorgeous new Sweet Pea stack, also from the mini. Thanks to Jo for sharing these after seeing this one by Mary Fish. Mary is very talented and I love her work. We are sure to be seeing more of these around.

Monday, 5 April 2010

I shouldn't promise you photos..........

until I know I can deliver. Just a few technical problems at this end, but I'm getting there. This blogging stuff is a sharp learning curve ! My computer is from Mars and my camera from Venus, you see, so sometimes they get in a huff and don't talk to each other. lol Pop back soon after I've burnt more midnight oil.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter everyone !

Happy Easter and thanks for looking in. I hope you are all having a relaxing day with the cooking and washing up done for you, and eating lots of chocs ! My lot have all gone out and while I wanted to get on with crafting, I've been terribly sidetracked by the wonderful blog hop (featured last Sunday) which I still haven't managed to get round. There is so much amazing stuff on there, and inspirational too. Stampin' Up! definitely has the most wonderful crafters I have seen !

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Just one more day.................

of the builders being in and this stage of the build is complete ! Notice I didn't say 'finished'. That's because there is still a huge amount to do. But at least our guest room will be usable as a guest room and not just for storing junk. lol. ...or the ironing.... or anything else we just don't have a place for. What we have created is a lovely new larder/bulk storage area which also houses the hoover, vax and suchlike. Multi-tasking is something I know a lot about. The main part of the extension - the sun lounge - is tidier because the home cinema has been suitably configured and the audio/visual stuff built into a unit. Sounds little but makes so much difference. I feel I'm closer to my first open day !!!

Hopefully I will have some photos to show you tomorrow of the boxes I've been making. See you then.