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Ilminster, Somerset, United Kingdom
43 years old, one wonderful daughter and husband. I love craft, card making, scrapbooking, jewellery making, altered art. I been crafting for about 8 years or so and moving house 6 years ago allowed me the space of my own craftroom. (Much to the annoyance of my husband!)

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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Trip to the NEC and lots of new stash!!!

Over last weekend my friend Lucy and I went up to the NEC to the hobbycrafts show. We had a lovely day on Saturday with a very early start at 6am. We got to the NEC at about 9am ready to fill our crafty bags with lots of lovely stash. Lucy is paper and fabric crafter and I love my papercraft and beads so we were both in seventh heaven. I went last year so knew how huge it is and how busy it gets! It was lovely to start with as people were still filing into the building but by 10.30-11am is was packed. I must admit though I only heard one person moan about the crowds, I thought that was pretty good considering how many people must have been in that building. The stall holders were really helpful, especially a gentleman on the Anita's beads stand who took the trouble to help me find the right coloured beads for the project I wanted to make, the team on the jewellerymakers stand who spent time chatting. The lady on the beads and beyond stand who looked after my freebies whilst I finished looking around, what a wicked deal I got there I can tell you loads of lovely free stuff my favourite price!
Well here's a picture of my new aren't great sorry!

Now to have plenty of time to play with all my lovely new goodies.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Home decor and jewellery

Another long overdue post, even though I've not been blogging I have been crafting my little heart out. I blog hop everyday just to keep up with what's going on in the world and gain some inspiration.
So here's my latest couple of projects.

A 12"x 12" box frame that I made on Friday instead of doing the housework (as normal...whoops!)

I've used lots of my beloved spellbinder dies, the box frame were a bit of a bargain from wilkinson's. 

Next is some jewellery made after a class I took during my recent holiday in Cornwall. 

Have a lovely Sunday enjoy whatever crafty things you are doing.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Some home decor

After a trip to Ikea last weekend, where I picked up a white box frame I've made some butterfly pictures using my spellbinder dies and some pretty patterned paper.

Then after seeing a good friend on Friday she told me that Wilkinsons sell box frames at a really cheap price, so whilst we were out yesterday I bought some 3x3 inch box frames and did this. 

I've now ordered some more with some 12x12 inch ones on there way as well. I put these pictures on my facebook page earlier and have been asked if they are for sale already. 

Thursday, 28 June 2012

It's been a long month!

Well it's been a long painful month for lots of different reasons that I won't bore you with, so down to what's been happening in the crafty side of my life.
A friend is getting married on Saturday and asked me to make a card for her to give to her new husband. She wanted it to be in her future husbands favourite colours which are red & blue, so I had a bit of a panic as to what to do but I'm really pleased with the finished result and so was she. I've used a teddybo digi image and coloured it with a combo of spectrum noirs, flex & promarkers and copics. Die cut heart shapes are from xcut with a spellbinder die for the sentiment which I printed out from the sentiments on craftartist. The embossed background is spellbinder embossing folder and then sanded to reveal the pattern more.
I've also been asked by the bride sister to make a wordbook in her wedding colours which are bright pink and orange, again I started to panic but once I hunted out the colours I really enjoyed putting it all together. I'll post a picture after the big day as I don't want the bride to see the finished result until she and her new hubby receive their card.

As wedding season is in full swing one of my work friends was asking whether I could make some Thank you cards for him and his new bride to give after the big day. He didn't really know what he wanted so I've made a couple of samples to show him. As they want 50 cards I've done something very simple as I don't want to have to make duplicates of something over complicated, so these would be very quick to make once I've die cut out the shapes. I hope he and his young lady like them or it's back to the drawing board. 

Lastly I thought I'd show you a tag I made the other day with some new distress inks pads that I got a great deal on with really great quick delivery on ebay, £18 for 6 ink pads plus £1.70 postage. What a bargain £3 an ink pad. I've used some spellbinder rolled flowers and leaves and some glimmer mists for some sparkle. Hope you have a lovely Thursday. 

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

More Jubilee fun

Well I had my face painted for the celebrations, with added glitter of course. 

And here's all the yummy cupcakes from the jubilee themed cupcake bake off competition we held at work yesterday. Mine is the basket with all the papercraft stuff on it, this was because my cupcakes were less than prefect! However I did win 'most innovative' so I was pretty happy.

And a close up, thanks to Pink Petticoat for the jubilee freebie.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Jubilee celebrations

Just a few photos of what we've been up to at work today! So nice of the Queen & Prince Phillip to pop in during their busy Diamond Jubilee celebrations? And so none of our team felt left out of all the celebrations that are happening around the area we set up a street party in our staff canteen. 

Hope you have had a wicked few days, lots more fun tomorrow with a BBQ and a cupcake competition with a Jubilee theme. Off now to make my entry and of course I have some papercraft to make my entry look stunning!

Here's the bunting I made and I'll post some more photos tomorrow of the cupcake I make. Don't want to give the competition any ideas before the judging. 

Friday, 18 May 2012

Few days in sunny Cornwall

I've just been for a few days in Cornwall with some friends and had a lovely break, got a bit sun burnt as well which was a bit of a surprise as the weather on the drive down was awful! We stayed just a few miles from Padstow and visited Watergate bay, Newquay and Port Isaac (where they film Doc Martin) also we've been looking for celebrity chefs Padstow, Rick Stein and Watergate bay, Jamie Oliver but didn't seen any. We did have dinner at one of Rick Stein's pubs the Cornish arms and very nice too. So a few photo's of Port Isaac to show you it was such a stunning day with lots of walking up and down hills.

So back to reality now and back to work on Sunday boo hoo!


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