Friday, 29 February 2008

Change of layout and colours!

I still haven't got the hang of this blog thing and I am struggling a bit when it comes to adding stuff AND editing things. You will notice that the colours have changed because I have been playing on here so if you view it tomorrow, the colours and fonts may be different again! I will settle on a layout and colours eventually though but until then, this will have to do.

Sunday, 24 February 2008

New cards











Here are a few cards I have made this week. A friend of ours wanted some new samples of baby cards for her recently opened Baby clothes shop so I have added a couple of photos of those. The teal and brown card I made on my demo last weekend and the pink and brown shaker card is what I have chosen to make with the ladies at my craft club on Wednesday. Thanks to my wonderful Cricut machine, I have been able to just press the 'CUT' button and it has cut out lovely little shaker boxes that you can just fold and stick directly on to the card, so no need for adhesive foam pads or tape!





Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Well it's more than a week since I posted on here and I was supposed to be keeping up to date with it and trying to figure out how to put links and other stuff on here. It may take a while though I think!
I am all ready for my craft club tonight and just have to pack everything into my car. Tonight we will be making a couple of cards each and there's a scrapbook layout for the one lady that scraps rather than makes cards!
Hoping to go to the Papercraft Extravaganza at Harrogate at the weekend. I will probably be meeting my friend Clare there for a six hour dose of adrenhalin filled bargain hunting! Then we will relax with a coffee and cake and sift through our bags to check our crafting goodies and decide which is our 'best buy of the day'! What a dangerous and expensive passion this crafting can be, it's wonderful, I love it!

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Thursday

Well it's been a nice day here today with the sun shining and mild temperatures. I have been in my craft room all day though making samples for my demos at the weekend. I have one on Saturday and one on Sunday so have been doing double preparations.
My demo on Saturday is in Fleetwood near Blackpool so I am hoping that I might catch a glimpse of the 'Riverdance' tanker which capsized and drifted on to the beach there last week. Thought if I could get a few snapshots, it might make for an interesting scrapbook page!
My craft club was quiet last night. There were 12 of us but everyone seemed to be lacking in energy and just couldn't seem to find enough inspiration like we usually do. Maybe it's that time of year? I had made a card using a new stamp which I bought at the weekend and had put 16 kits together for the ladies to use. A lot of them spent all night making the one card and were all surprised that they had only completed one because they usually make three or four. Unfortunately, I forgot to take my huge box of peel off stickers which they always delve into right away so it was interesting to see that they COULD manage without them for one night!
Well that's it from me for now.....smells like our pizza is ready!

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Atc's



Here's a series of 18 'Thank you' atc's which I made for the ladies in my craft club. They turn up every week without fail and help to set up and tidy away at the end of the night so I made them all an atc to thank them for their support and attendance throughout the year. Each one is different but are all based on the same design using the same products.

Here's one of my little cards which can also be found in my gallery on the Docrafts website.


Welcome to my blog!

This will be my own little 'internet craft area'!
I will try to keep it updated but when life is busy, we can't always keep on top of things can we?.....
I have been a crafter for as long as I can remember. I learned how to knit with help from my mum and my nan and then began sewing at high school. I love to have a go at any type of creative 'hands on' projects whether it be using paper, card, fabric, wood or any other material.
I've always made cards for people on special occasions but began doing it seriously about eight years ago and haven't bought a card since! I do like scrapbooking as well and currently have four of them on the go which will be finished eventually.
I am currently working as a freelance designer/demonstrator for Docrafts and also run a craft club which was set up in May 2007. However, it still isn't enough crafting for me and I would do it in my sleep if I could!
My craft club takes place in our local cricket club every Wednesday evening and the ladies come along and make cards and scrap layouts depending on their mood that evening. They relax with a drink from the bar and craft the night away till 9.45pm when we draw the raffle (always a 'crafty' prize of course) and tidy up. Which reminds me...I need to start preparing for this weeks meeting so I'd better do a couple of hours now before bedtime......