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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Friday fun

On Fridays I look after Harlee-Jay and also meet up with our daughter and Lincoln.  With it being the school holidays it also means I also have the pleasure of seeing Logan and Savannah more too.  With it being a lovely sunny day we took them to one of the nearby parks to burn off some energy.

I'm not sure we tired them out but it certainly tired me out pushing them around on the tyre swing.  Meeting up with his cousin's each week certainly tires Harlee-Jay out because as soon as I pull away in the car from Colette's he is asleep in minutes.  This means an easy afternoon for daddy!

Friday, 26 August 2016

Pocket letter

Inside the pocket letter Hazel gave to me on Wednesday was a lovely personal note with very touching words. 

 Lots of other goodies were in sweet little envelopes which I  shall definitely be able to make good use of.  Here is just a small selection of the contents.

If you want to find out more about pocket letters you can find out about it on Janette Lanes blog .  I loved taking out the little envelopes and seeing what surprises they held, thank you again Hazel.

Thursday, 25 August 2016


I've  finally put the finishing touches onto the first of three mini canvas.  I've used a quote from John Lennon which derives from his song Mind Games to pull it all together.

I've still got a few of the Infusion flowers left from my first playing around with them and will make another card or two.

It was really nice catching up with Hazel yesterday and getting to know each other more.  A big thank you Hazel for the gorgeous gift of a pocket letter which I will share a photo of in another post.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Minor changes

Last week at Mullion I started to make the cards Margaret had designed for the previous weeks workshop.  Here is a photo of the cards Margaret made.

I didn't  have time to finish them in the afternoon  (I'd already made cards in the morning with the Bo Bunny papers) so I took the components home with me to finish.  I made a few minor changes to mine.  The Santa one I hadn't stamped sufficiently over on the cardstock so I had a bit of a gap so I filled this by adding some ribbon decoration to the left hand side.

The wreath card I decided to keep clean and simple and used a different sentiment.

The reindeer card instead of having the ribbon flat I decided to ruffle it a little and used a different sentiment.

A big thank you to Margaret for allowing me to CASE her cards.

Today I am meeting up with my new crafting buddy Hazel of My Card Attic blog for a coffee and chat.  A big thank you to Darnell of djkardkreations for bringing this new friendship together.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Special commission

My mother-in-law asked me to make her friend a 90th birthday card, her friend really enjoys knitting so that was the remit.  I remembered I had a set of stamps which I'd bought from Paperbabe Stamps many moons ago.  The set is called Design A Knit and I used two of the stamps to create the stocking stitch background using Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight ink pads from SU.  The image stamp is from a retired SU stamp which I also thought very appropriate.  I knitted my own embellishment and used cocktails sticks for the needles and some thick bakers twine for the yarn.  A coiple of beads added to make sure the thread doesn't come off.

I hope my MIL likes it and I hope her friend does too and that she also has a wonderful birthday.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Time out

I've decided give myself a break from Landscape this month, maybe I'll  pick it up again in September.   On a positive stitching note I finally finished stitching my first Christmas decoration (it might also be my only one lol).

Ideally I'd like to make it into a round decoration but there's only a small border to work with but we'll give it a shot.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Final two for box

It's Landscape day today but I'm finding it hard to get motivated with it this month.  I think it's partly due to not doing any the first week, only managing to catch up with a few extra stitches last week and knowing that next Sunday I am unlikely to get anything added to it.  It makes me feel I need to get all this months stitches done today and it seems massive.  Then the realist side of me says it doesn't  matter if I don't get it done there is always another day.

On the positive side here are the final two cards to go in the box and I am already planning on making more as I have plenty of paper left over.