Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Tonight we have a French friend coming to stay. She's an absolute sweetie and we can't wait to have her stay. Sadly her flight has been delayed I-don't-know how many times and she's still not here! Still, we don't have proper plans for tomorrow so we might spend it lounging about (whilst caring for my little darling, of course!)
I've been hit by the green bug. No, not some kind of nasty virus, but the gardening kind. Currently we're growing: tomatoes, lettuce, pak choi, sweetcorn, broadbeans, climbing beans, spinach, courgettes, squash (flying saucer shape), beetroot, radishes, calendula... and so on. There is probably more but since it's late I can't remember the details. Anyway, last week I treated myself to some lovely garden furniture and we've been enjoying many meals outside. What a treat. Although it's muggy outside, it's still fabulous to be experiencing a 'proper' summer. Seems like years since the last one!
There have also been lots of lovely people contacting me about Stampin Up! There are still places available on the classes I am running, see here for details. Also, I've taken a few bookings for private parties but I'm not fully booked as yet so book yours fast to take advantage of the amazing hostess special offer which continues until the end of July.
If you still haven't taken advantage of my Colour Renovation Deal there are still a few hours left of June!
Lastly, I am still taking bookings for tables at the second-hand craft stash sale which will be held of Saturday 24th July 2010 in Ash.
Contact me for details about any of these events/special offers.
Enjoy the sunshine!
Monday, 21 June 2010
Quick dash to the supermarket, town and garden centre so not much time for crafting today. Still, managed to plant up a number of pots so the garden is looking more lively every day.
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Below is the card that I created for my Dad from me (and Immy). It's based on one of fabulous cards I received when I took part in the 'One For The Men' swap in April/May this year. I "had" to buy the stamp saying Fathers' Day as I didn't have one already but I can see that this stamp will get plenty of use in the future as it's so versatile and masculine. The heart stamps in the background are from the set called Hello Again.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
My Nanny made Immy the gorgeous purple cardigan in this picture. Isn't it adoreable?
Don't forget that the table top sale is coming up on Saturday 24th July. It's the perfect place to pick up some bargain crafting goodies. If you are having a clear out and would like a table there are still some available (£5). Also, little Sis is going to be making delicious cakes for you to eat there too! For more details see my previous post.
Thursday, 10 June 2010
This card was my favourite use of the supplies in this class. Even more unusual was that it was made by a man! Yes, we had a lovely guy from the History department making cards. I have to say he had the most imaginative way of using the supplies. This was probably kick-started by the fact that he had to "butch-up" the rather feminine Sunny Day scrapbook kit! The butterflies are layered up, so for example the Old Olive butterfly on the left was sat on top of a Tempting Turquiose butterfly. The holes were punched with a Crop-a-dile and Dimensionals were used to raise the top butterflies higher.
Sunday, 6 June 2010
The party was so hectic I didn't get to hand her the gift in person but I hope she discovers it later and it brings a smile to her face.
Saturday, 5 June 2010
Friday, 4 June 2010
WHERE: St Peters Church Hall, Ash, Surrey
WHEN: Saturday 24th July
We would love to see you all there. I still have a few tables left if people would like to come and try and sell their bits and bobs, the table for the day would be £5 , please email me if you are interested and would like any further information.
I hope to see you all there, if you can't make it, please spread the word to your crafty friends!
I will remind you again nearer the time!
I really liked the design, especially the vintage look. I guess the stamps helped (all those vintage ones!), but also the way that the sentiment has little black lines where the ink has rubbed off other parts of the rubber matting. I'm told that this was a mistake so she decided to continue the sentiment to make it look like she meant it to be that way, and I am super impressed! What a clever sister I have!!
Card: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage jumbo roller, Tiny Tags
Other: Jewellery punch, White satin ribbon, Linen thread, Random paper scraps
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Card: Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Stamps: Oval All
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Others: Pumpkin Pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Sweet Pea paper stack, Large oval punch, Scalloped oval punch