Thursday, 20 December 2012

Hi sorry not been around so busy finishing of Maddisons presents. Glad to say they are all wrapped and hidden. 
I have my daughter home for Christmas which is lovely, we are off out in the morning to get her last minute presents, something for Maddison ,brother and myself. Then there is just the last minute food shop to do, thank goodness.
Maddison is due around tomorrow again for her weekend stay it doesn't seem a minute since last friday.
I have had a lovely play with some flower stamps that I spotted at the craftshop last time I went. I have mase three cards. I stamped the flowers and coloured them all with promarkers.
The first card I used my new tonic dies the trellis and the window box. The sentiment is from a set of Sheena Douglas.
The next one i put pears in the centre of the flowers and used a corner die.
The final card I put orange gems in the centre for the stamens, also a Marianne die.
 Hope you like them. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Hi Folks have been busy knitting and sewing up today. Have finished Maddisons Jumper for Christmas, but still have leg warmers and wrist warmers to sew up. I've packed in for today as my fingers and thumbs are so painfull. I have also finished clothing my best buy this Christmas. The little boy doll was £1 from the charity shop and I know someone who will love him and give him lots of cuddles. I bought a baby boy doll a few weeks ago thinking he could go in the bath that I also bought , then found out he as to have batteries in.  This one for from the charity shop is definately a winner as he can be bathed.
Hope you are all busy getting through your card making , off to have a look at what you have been making now. See you all soon. Keep warm. Hugs x Chris B

Monday, 10 December 2012

Hi folks sorry not been able to get on computer all week, my son was off work and was in the craftroom all week full of a cold. It's drove me crazy not being able to get on my computer.

I have been busy crafting, I managed to make three more quick art deco cards for my box of notelets.
I've been good and wrapped all my presents put up the decorations and tree. It seems to get harder and more work each year, or is it just me. I'd promised Maddison she could decorate the tree when she came home from school on friday, so she was thrilled to bits. We have had all the musical things all playing at once ever since. The Turkey , a christmas hat , the snowman, a very old christmas bell and a little house. It's been bedlam  but fun, seeing her lovely smiling face and giggles she's always full of beans and can not keep still. We're exhausted my Sunday night. Here she is ready to go to a party I had done her hair in ringlets  she will be five at the end of February.

Today I have made three more Christmas cards I've used Antique Linen distress ink for all three cards.
I hope you are all ok. it's absolutely freezing here dispite of keep putting the heating on. I think the next bill is definately going to be a wopper  if the weather keeps like this.
Happy crafting Hugs x ChrisB

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Hi everyone hope you have had a nice weekend. We have , Maddison has been here and had a lovely time painting and playing with her Nana. I managed to go into town yesterday as Maddison went to see Rise of the Guardian with her Daddy. I managed to finish my Christmas shopping , just got Hubbies to get and he will have to come with me to get that some time this week.
I'm still knitting a sweater for Maddison , trying to get it finished for Christmas without her seeing it. That's not easy as she's eagle eyed and misses nothing. We will be having all next weekend as she wants to decorate the tree on Friday when she finishes school. She also as a works party on Sunday that her Daddy is taking her to. So Nana will have the job of getting her ready for it.

I have managed to make three cards, I'm making a set of cards notelet size for a present.
I hope it's warmer were you are it's been freezing here all weekend. See you soon off to watch X factor results. Come on James I want you to win. Happy crafting hugs x ChrisB

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Hi used some new stamps I got last week to make a card today.
 I've made it so I can join in on The Cuttlebug spot challenge.  This week you have to add a feather, I've never  joined in with their challenge before, just found it last night and thought I would try a card.
The stamps I have used are by Kanban, I stamped and embossed the window onto acetate. Also stamped it onto my card then cut the middle out. I then stuck the acetate behind and covered the workings up with another piece of card that I had cut the opening in.  I debossed the front of the white card under the window then also debossed a piece of blue card. Stamped my lady and coloured in with promarkers and Sakura gel pen, added a feather to her hat and gems. I then decoupaed the ruffle on her parasol and the sashes on her dress. Used my cuttlebug again to cut out the sentiment that I had stamped.
Have a good weekend everyone. Hugs x ChrisB

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Hi even though it was damp and miserable out I had a lovely day crafting. I made a card this morning at home. I used a new embossing folder I got last week and some Kanban stamps , cosmic shimmer pearl glue, a marianne die and lilac ribbon. First time I have tried doing the dots and very pleased with them.

This afternoon I joined the Craftypatch gang to make two cards using Papermania stamps. It was a sunshiney day as I used yellow all day, definately lifts the spirit on a damp day.
Hope your all having a good week. I'm off to do some knitting now. Knitting legwarmers for Maddi and she told me she wants pockets on them. She's seen them on a childrens advert I think. I'm just making them up as I go along so hope they fit. Will make her a set of cuffs and a scarf afterwards I think then Father Christmas can deliver them. Happy Crafting see you soon. Thanks for visiting  Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 19 November 2012

I was  good girl yesterday and did what I set out to do, that was to write my christmas card. I have been making them all year so I thought I would write them then I would know if I needed any more. I stamped the verse into them all and wrote the message and addresses also put on all my stamps.
There were just a few special ones to finish off today. I had done most of them  and I luckly had moved them off the table. I had a bottle of pop on the table and thought I would pour myself a drink. What a mistake that was, I slowly turned the lid then whosh!! Myself my table, everything on it and my carpet was covered in diet coke. As you can imagine I was not a happy bunny. I wouldn't mind it had been sat there all morning so it hadn't been shaken.
So folks watch out when you are doing yours. So much for being organised early. Never mind at least I still have loads of time to make a few more or do a rescue job.
Here is a card I made at the end of last week. I used a spellbinder label die and a memory box trellis die, also acetate, promarkers, spellbinders poinsettia die , stickles, martha stewart punch and some pearls. Sizzix swirls large die and sizzix brick plate.
Hopefully going out tomorrow, have a good week. Hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Hi yesterday was the day for pals to go to the craft club, Sheilagh was doing Christmas cards. I decided to stop at home and do a project of my own. I had been reading the craft stamper magazine and saw the Advent calender project, I thought it would be lovelyfor my little Maddison.
I got my card and hougie board and sat watching tv measuring all the card out for the boxes.

After that I spent ages glueing them all to gether. Thank goodness for cosmic shimmer glue, it never lets me down. Then I cut all the papers for the drawer fronts and put in the brads. Glued them all together after I had covered the edges of my boards with tissue tape. By which time it was nearly bedtime. This morning I made the easel card for on the top. I'm pleased I made it. But don't think I'll make anymore after realising how long they take. I have left the tissue tape in its natural state, I keep thinking should I colour it or not. What do you think folks. It's now full of little goodies and ready for the end of the month.
Hope you all have had a productive day. Happy crafting. Hugs  x ChrisB

Monday, 12 November 2012

Hi folks what a dark  wet dismal day it's been today. I did a pile of washing this morning , then thought what the heck I'm having a play this afternoon.
I thought I would top up my Christmas card pile with a new set I got about a month ago. I have stamped them then coloured them with pro markers and added some glitter and glitter card.
The other three cards I made last night. they were quick and easy cards . Just a bit of cutting out , embossing and sticking while I was watching the TV.

I forgot to mention I also used the free stamp off the Craft stamper. Off to tidy up the mess I've made down stairs now. See you soon. Hugs x ChrisB

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Gosh can hardly believe it's a week since my last post. The time is going too fast at the moment for all I want to do.
Yesterday I was at the hospital again for my check up and mamogram. Just waiting for the result now it's just over a year since I found my cancer. At least the sun was shining and I had a dry day waiting for buses.
Today the weather as been horrible cold, damp and miserable, but I had a nice day crafting.
I made three quick cards with the new embosssing folders from Papermania and there paper and die cut pad. I'm afraid the pics aren't too good alot of reflection.
Th lighthouse card is made with a set of Kanban stamps, the background paper is off Shabby Chic Vintage travel of Debbie Moore. The other is using my favourite die at the moment and a topper from Mulberry wood everyday.
This afternoon, Pat, Joyce and myself went to Sheilagh's class at the Craftypatch Chorley. We had a lovely time getting very inky, we used moulding foam and made out own stamps.
We used a button folder and some used small round sticky pads waste to create them. We made a decorated bag and matching card. Louise kept us going with lots of hot chocolate and  chocolate cake.
I'd had a lovely time and Hubby and made tea ready for when I got in lovely Roasted Butternut squash, sweet poatoes, pepers , onion and garlic served with sauage and a bit of bacon hotpot left over from yesterday. Scrummy!! 

I've sat knitting and watching Paradise on TV then come posting my cards. I hope you've all had a good day whatever you've been doing. Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Hi had a quet day today. My friend Pat phoned to see if I was going to craft class, but I had decided not to go as they were doing christmas cards this week.

I decided to stay in and finish some of Maddisons christmas presents. I have knitted a jumper and pants and a little cardigan for  her new Christmas baby boy doll. I also found a piece of fleece to match and blanket stitched around it. I also finished my cardigan and sewed buttons on it. I didn't have enough of one set of buttons so sewed alternate buttons on instead. It would have cost me £5 bus fare and about 80p a button to town so decided to save the money. I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out. It's Italian knitting wool and just cost me £6.oo. It feels lovely and soft to the touch.
The two cards were made using my first Kanban kit I have ever bought. I am trying to make lots of different cards for  a Christmas present for a friend and if I can make enough some for the hospital again. If I don't get enough made I will carry on after christmas  for breast cancer again and take them to hospital in the new year.
Thanks everyone for your kind comments they are much appreciated.
Happy crafting hugs x ChrisB

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Hi, hope you have all had a great weekend. I have had a good time playing with Maddison  my grandaughter. Also went out with my friend Pat yesterday and a lovely die jumped into my basket, a frame with a swirl. Well a girl just as to treat herself now and again.

I have been busy this evening making some quick cards. I hope you like them, some of the pictures are a bit rubbish . As well as making these cards this week I have been doing a lot of knitting. I have bought Maddison a baby boy doll for christmas, so busy making it some outfits. I have just finished myself a cardigan just need some buttons for it. Maddison also wants me to knit her some leg warmers in pink with pockets. She likes to keep me busy.
I even managed to be good today and sort out both my wardrobes and chucked out all the rubbish that was taking up all the room. Most of it was old work stuff.
Hope to see you later in the week, so have a good one. Happy crafting, love and hugs x ChrisB