I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog, mainly card making but I now have four Grand children, three girls and a boy. As I love these kids so much I can't help showing an odd picture of them now and again. I really need to get into Scrapbooking too, loads of pics to use. I do some knitting and crocheting too.
with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum.
Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him.
I am now Nanna again to my new grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx
I did struggle to find an image for this one but I knew I had an acrylic stamp somewhere in my stash but could I find it? I searched through my box three times before I finally spotted it stuck in with another set.!!!!
I made it a nice bright card as the Sentiment is 'Keep Smiling'.
I dont know whose stamp it is but I painted with Mica paints.
We are away this morning for afew days to a place called Altea.
It's not very far, about 1 and 1/2 hours drive but the deal we got with the hotel was too good to miss.
So forgive me for not commenting for afew days.
I have three pictures in my house that I inherited when I moved in with my John.
They are flowers painted on canvas and about 18" x 18".
They are nice but I am abit fed up with them so I thought I would alter one and see how it turned out.
I painted the whole thing with white Oil paint, which took an age to dry, I have since bought some Acrylic paint which will dry alot quicker.
I wanted to keep the centre for photos of my Grand kids.
Then I went to town with embellishments !!!!
The great thing about this type of art is that you can use lots of bits that you would no longer use on cards or have had in your stash for ages.
All the doilies are hand crochet by me.
If anyone would like afew please email me and I will send some.
Hand made flowers from scraps of material.
I added Texture Paste, Shells, Flowers, Lace, String
etc. etc. etc.
I put a sheet of acetate in the middle so that I could add a sheet with photos on and change it as and when I wanted.
I have left a space to add pics of Tess when I get some printed when I go to UK in June.
Very Happy with how this turned out and I am eager to do another one.
This now takes pride of place on my wall.
Did anyone catch John next Doors shows on Hochanda with him doing Mixed Media?
I caught up on them afew days ago and was very impressed.
At The Hobby House we have an on line store and also a retail shop where we stock all the latest paper crafting supplies and have lots of ideas to inspire you. We have an excellent Coffee Shop on-site, the coffee shop is famous for its home cooking including fresh baked scones, Italian ice-cream and steak pie, hot lunches are served between 12 and 2p.m. Our shop is situated on the outskirts of Tetney, a small rural village near Cleethorpes. We are open Tuesday to Saturday 10a.m to 4p.m and have ample free parking and easy disabled access.
There are some fab creations from the DT this week.
I would just to wish Nancy a speedy recovery from her knee operation.
I shall be on my way home this evening.
Wonderful time with John Next Door, at Ally Pally.
And then a week with new baby Tess and her sister Hollie, Mum & Dad, Rick and Lorien, precious family times.
Some pics to follow next week when I can upload from my camera.
This is a card I made for one of my sisters, it is her Birthday on 20th April.
CE Gemini Cygnus Die for borders
CE Scripted Happy Birthday
S/B Beaded Oval
Plum Cobbler Colour Cloud
CE Roses Embossing folder
Now, I know, we all have many, if I use Pink and Black, that is my fave.
If I use Brown and Blue, that is my fave.
For this one it is Peach and Brown, love it.
I made a Wall Hanger Pin Cushion.
After watching many You Tube vids, I decided to have a go and here it is.
It is about 10" wide and most of the bits are from my stash, all I had to buy was the stuffing to go inside and the pearl string. I couldn't get any wadding so I had to buy a cushion for 1.85 euro and use the stuffing from inside.
Roses are Cherry Lynn die.
Just for You a Sue wilson die
LOVE X Cut Alphabet dies
Bronze Butterfly from local China shop (so cheap for 6)
I won the lace afew years ago.
My own Bead Pin and hanging beads.
Pop over to the challenge blog to see the other DT inspiration.
My older followers will remember when John Next Door and I used to do challenges on Sundays, called Sunday Mojo. We would take it in turns to give each other some stuff and we had to make something with them and I think this frame was one that John made, he left it with me when he went back to UK.