Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas Friends.....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I have a very quick Christmas card to share....


Please forgive the dreadful photograph....it's the awful light and I couldn't get a decent photo....no matter what I did. 

The image is a Christmas Warren Rabbit Die Cut Topper from Craftwork Cards that I have had for years....I don't even think they are available anymore....anyway I found them in a drawer and I'm on a mission to try and use up as much of my stash as possible....

The green starry card was also in the same drawer. I added lots of Stickles for added sparkle (although not clearly visible in this pic) some pearls and a computer generated sentiment and my simple card is complete.


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Have a lovely day. 


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Winter Walkies...

Hello everyone.

I hope you are well.

This is a very quick post as it's very late....and I've had a busy day....shopping!!!

I have a Christmas card to share...

Luckily I haven't had to make many Christmas cards this year as I seem to have amassed quite a stash of them over the last year or so while I was on two Christmas challenge design teams....




This was a nice easy make using one of my favourite images from one of the Lili Of The Valley Art Pads. I added paper and Mirri card from my stash and a lovely shiny snowflake decoration that I picked up in the January sales....I knew they would come in handy one day!!! I completed my card by adding pearls from The Hobby House, a computer generated sentiment and lots of sparkly Stickles to add some frosty bling.


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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Beaded Santa...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Yesterday was my birthday and I had a wonderful day....I was incredibly spoilt by my lovely family and friends. I went to Harrogate for the day with my parents, daughter and two friends...and we attended The Knitting And Stitching Show.

 I have been going to this show every year since way before Brogan was born some 19 years ago.....and I love it. I have to say this year I enjoyed it more than ever. I spent too much as always and bought lots of new bits and pieces and now have lots more projects to add to my never ending list of things to do......

I was also lucky enough to met up with the lovely and very talented Catherine and her Mother in Law....it was so nice to meet Catherine in person after following and admiring her work on her blog for so long....we had a lovely chat and I had a perfect day....

At the start of the year I made a promise to myself to complete as many of my UFO's as I could. I have to say I have not kept up with my promise but I am working on it....and here is a completed beaded/cross stitched Santa Christmas tree decoration to go with the other three I have finished an age ago....

Beaded Santa ~ No. 4


And Here Are The Others...


I have two more to complete but I know there are others in this series so I may be adding a few more to the 'To Finish' list......


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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Catkins...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

It's cold, wet and miserable here today....a typical November day I suppose but perfect for staying in and doing a spot of crafting....did I actually say that....Yes I did!!! Well we'll see what happens!!!

Today I have a card to share that I made for my niece Charlie who's birthday it was yesterday.




I chose this sweet image called Catkins from one of the Lili Of The Valley Coloured Art Pads....I used various die cuts to create my card and added these gorgeous flowers that I picked up in Horncastle when we visited a month or so ago.....I love the colours of these flowers and they were still sat on my craft desk and so became the inspiration for my card. I finished off by adding pearls from The Hobby House and lots of Stickles to the little fairies wings and some Liquid Pearls dotted around the image.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:~

Crafting For All Seasons ~ # 90 ~ Birthdays
Robyn's Fetish  ~ # 238 ~ Things With Wings


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Have a lovely day. 


Sunday, 16 November 2014

Seals At Donna Nook....

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

This morning we decided to go to Donna Nook to see the grey seals who come up onto the sand dunes every November and December to have their pups and as always I am left in awe at this wonderful sight.....

I count myself incredibly privileged to live in such a lovely area and very lucky to be able to witness this wonderful spectacle first hand every year....

 Donna Nook Nature Reserve....



So far this year there have been 813 seal pups born....

And here is one of them.....and a very proud mum.


Yes...Yes...I know I'm very cute....


Do you mind I'm trying to bathe here....


Posing for all these cameras is just so exhausting!


Just roll over like me....they love this!


I have to say that I have been lucky enough to visit most years but this year it has to have been the busiest I've seen....I can't remember ever seeing so many people up on the dunes. It has also been the warmest day I have ever experienced at this time of year....although there were still lots of runny noses....but not mine for a change!!!


They all had a lot to say for themselves this morning....they were in full voice....you could even hear them all calling while we were down in the car parks....

We will probably pop back again before Christmas to see them but next time we will take the homemade soup and warm breads as I know that it will be freezing by then and we'll need something to warm us up....


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Enjoy the rest of your evening. 




Thursday, 13 November 2014

Miribilia Autumn Queen

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Still not a lot of  paper crafting going on here at the moment and not much of anything else either to be truthful.

I'm back with a progress report on the  cross stitch I started an absolute age ago and decided to do a regular catch up here on my blog to see how I was getting on....I thought this would inspire/encourage me to crack on and finish it!!!! Ha Ha!!!

 I haven't really added much since the last time I blogged about it and I haven't touched it for a few weeks due to the Fibromyalgia but here is what I've done so far.....


Miribilia Autumn Queen



13~11~2014


30~09~2014


28~08~2014


So as you can see just a little progress has been made.....


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Enjoy the rest of your day. 


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

ATC's 2014 ~ Complete

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are well.

I have finally rounded up my finished 2014 ATC's and managed to get some photographs too.

Hopefully by the weekend they will have been posted and be winging there way to the lovely Jo who's idea it was to do a swap. Anyone can join in so if you are interested pop over to Jo's blog and let her know.

October ~ Halloween


November ~ Anything Goes


December ~ All Things Christmas



I'm afraid they aren't very inspiring but given my lack of Mojo over the past year I'm not surprised. I'm hoping Mr Mojo returns soon....


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Have a lovely day. 


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