Sunday, 22 February 2015

Best Wishes

Last week's project at card club, peacock paper is Bo Bunny and the scallop die is by Tattered Lace.

The sentiment stamp is Hero Arts and we used a combination of ink and a Whisper brush marker to get a two-tone effect.

One of my ladies has been making up some kits for the class to use; patterned paper plus co-ordinating card-stock, ribbons, buttons etc.
I buy the products from her and then think up the project. It is a novelty for me because at the old card club everyone made what they liked, since we've been at Tesco (November) we do a class project every week instead.

I'm still trying to get used to having a more structured club. I have to be aware that everyone needs to use the same equipment so it can't be anything too time-consuming in that respect, plus we need to have enough of identical materials so everyone can make the same card (which isn't always as easy at is sounds).

What doesn't take so long at home, when there's just me using the rubber stamp or the die, turns into something else entirely when there's twelve people sharing. Fortunately the ladies have been very patient and forgiving of my slap-dash style!

All in all I am so pleased we had the opportunity to move from the old venue. I do miss my old regulars who felt unable to make the move, luckily some of the ladies did stick with me, plus I have gained lovely new members. I'm very pleased to say our club is now full, I just need to think of enough projects to keep us going...

Friday, 20 February 2015

Thank You

"Thank You" for sticking with me while my blog has been inactive!

I'm still not back up to speed, walking or crafting wise, but slowly getting there.

This was a card we made at craft club yesterday. We used a Poppystamps die for the sentiment, cutting four times and layering up for a 3-d effect.
I have no idea what the difference is between Poppystamps and Memory Box dies as they seem to be the same company? Makes it a little confusing when buying online in any case.

The flower and leaf dies are by My Favourite Things/ Die-namics.

Monday, 9 February 2015


I haven't abandoned my blog, I promise.

What happened is that I had an accident which caused some ligament injuries to my foot. I'm meant to be resting/ elevating it, sitting on a chair to try and make cards is not possible just at the moment, it's too painful.

The annoying thing is that I could be spending the time thinking about what cards I am going to make when recovered, but my head is not in the right place for that.

My other hobby is walking, we (husband and me) are steadily working our way through the Wainwright fells in the Lake District, the thought of my foot injury affecting that has been depressing me a bit I think. I wouldn't even mind if I'd done the injury whilst walking up a mountain, no, I slipped on some ice in our local town centre, so stupid.

It's still early days yet but I'm not used to being unable to get around and it's very frustrating to say the least!

Looking at other people's blogs has kept me entertained but I'm itching to getting back to crafting for myself.
Thanks for sticking with me, fingers crossed I'm back soon.xx.