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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Books for sale and catch up

I am still continuing to go through my stash and have decided to let go of some of the many books I have acquired over the years.  I have come across several hardback cross stitch books and other crafts and have created a For Sale page at the top of my blog.  They are all pretty much as new, if you are interested in any of them then please e-mail me.  More to be added soon.

Day 19 February challenge - this is for a friend of mine who moved away last year but is finding it difficult to settle in their new location.

Day 20 - this is for a lady whose blog I follow and I am just hoping the address I have is still current.

Day 21 - I am unable to show this card at the moment as I know this lady follows my blog.

After many years of not attending any craft shows I decided to go to Westpoint with  my friend Moya on Saturday.  I was kind of good in the fact that I didn't spend a fortune but not so good in the fact that I bought even more stamps.  I also picked up the essentials of adhesives.  Resisted the urge to buy wool and fabric so on the whole pretty pleased with myself.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Catch up Day 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 February challenge

Apologies for the lack of posts over the past few days just been a little busy or tired or even both!

DAY 14 -a bit of a cheat as it was hubbys card for Valentine's day.

DAY 15 - for a crafting friend to encourage her in own dreams.

DAY 16 - for a crafting friend who always makes me laugh due to her many faux pas

Day 17 - another card to show someone I care.

Day 18 - can't show today's as I know they read my blog.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Day 13 February challenge

I'm unable to show you Day 13's card at the moment as I know the recipient reads my blog.  I can however show you the Valentine's cards hubby and I received from our Dog's Trust friends.

My card from my sponsored dog Logan

And hubbys dog Honey.

 Inside each card is a fun update on how the dogs are getting, they always bring a smile into our lives, its just such a pity they don't have their own loving homes.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Day 12 February challenge

Today's card is being sent to my cousin Ruth. 

My mum is one of seven children, four being girls.  All four sisters had babies in 1964 the year I was born and Ruth is the oldest cousin, followed by myself, then Andrew and lastly Clifford. Ruth and I used to write to each other on a regular basis and I have to confess it was me that became lazy with my letter writing so I thought it  would be a good idea to send a card, apologise and hopefully start up our correspondence again.

I've been down to Scrapbook Magic today to teach the beginners card class.  These are the cards we made today, two simple fancy fold cards.  An easel card and a double Z fold card using black and white.

When I got back home I baked another two lemon cakes for the work colleagues that I work with on a Tuesday and who don't work on Thursdays. Those that work on both days get lucky lol!

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Day 11 February challenge

Today's card was a birthday card for my friend Ali.  We have been friends for nearly 34 years and was one of the first friends I made after moving down to Plymouth back in 1984.  We used to live next door but one to each other but we haved both moved several times but thankfully we have always remained in touch with each other.

A mixed bag of weather today, sunshine, rain, sleet, hail and strong winds.  I was able to spend a few hours stitching on It's Only Forever which is almost near to another page completion so hopefully I will have an update of that one soon.  This evening has been spent making some Valentine treat boxes, still a few more to make but they are pretty quick and easy to do. 

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Day 10 February challenge

Today's card is for my friend Lisa.  We met when we were both Creative Memories demonstrators many years ago.  It's one of the cards I  made down at Scrapbook Magic recently.

Day 8 can now be revealed as it was sent to Chris, one of my crafting friends from Scrapbook Magic, someone who always makes me laugh when we are together.

Its been a miserable grey and wet day weatherwise.  I did manage to get out for a reasonable walk with Max during a short break in the rain, apart from that little else has been happening here.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Day 9 February challenge

Todays card I  have sent to our lovely daughter.  Colette has recently signed up to be a Younique presenter to give herself a chance of earning a little income while hoping to get out and about and enjoy a little break from being mummy all day.  As with many mums confidence levels sometimes drop after having children so I am hoping this venture will help build it up again.  I sent her a card to encourage her and also tell her how much I love her.

If anyone is interested in buying any of the make up or skin products then just use the link above.  While a little pricey I can honestly say the foundation, eyeshadow and lipsticks are very good quality.  I am trying out the skin care range to see how I get on with it and so far so good.