Thursday, 26 July 2012

I've been a bad blogger this last couple of weeks and not been around. I've  a card to show you today that I have been putting together for a couple of days. It's the other silver wedding card I was asked to make.The elastic band is just to keep it open while I took the photo.
 I haven't done any other card making as I have been doing some knitting. I have loads of wool  I was given a few years ago so thought I better knit some up. I started a cardigan for myself then Maddison saw me knitting and she wants a cardigan. So they are both on the go.  It's been nice so I have been able to relax outside with my needles working away.

This last weekend it was the Ironman race. There were people from 30 countries competing. They had to swim 2mile then jump on their bikes and cycle 122miles then run 26miles. My neighbours took some chairs out and we watched them running past us. We had bacon butties , ham sandwiches crisps, icecream and 7 bottles of wine. It was a lovely afternoon and we all had great time. At the moment I'm trying to get organized with my craft materials moving some down stairs as my sons due to move back into my craft room. Trying to think what I need to get my hands on most. It will be back to only being my room at 10pm at night. Just time to get on my computer then and blog before bed. It's been nice to have the room to myself for a couple of months and been able to leave things out instead of spending ages tidying up.  Off to look what you have all been up to now. Happy crafting hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Sunny day

Hi , we have something round and yellow up in the sky don't quite believe it.  Ah I remember now it's the sunshine. I hope some of you  out there have it to.
I  was out for a walk before it dissappeared. Then back in to do some crafting. I made a quick birthday card for my friends birthday tomorrow. Oops forgot to take a picture of that one.
I have been commissioned to make two silver wedding cards. I have made the first one using a floral wreath by Woodware.  I decided to make it in Lilac and Silver. The picture's haven't turned out well. I think it's  because of the silver mirror. I also used my edgeabilities and a Marianne Die
I also made two more Christmas cards a few days ago.

 I heard the very sad news that Robert from Once upon a stamp passed away yesterday. He was a lovely fun person. He will be sadly missed.

Hope you are having a good week. Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Play day

Hi yesterday I said I was going to have a play day today. Wouldn't you just know it I overslept. I couldn't get to sleep again  until about 3.30 so only woke up at 10.30am.
By the time I had got washed and dressed, done my exercises been for my walk. I t was past dinner time. I also had to make a couple of phone calls about benefits that took ages, it was 3 o.clock. before I knew it.
Never mind I did get to play a little while as hubby made our tea and washed up. I made another Christmas card. I used a Bild malarna stamp called Mimosa with candles. I decided to paper piece her and used promarkers to finish her off. I also masked her and stamp a christmas tree behind her as well as stmping some little parcels. I added jewels and glitter to finish. I used X cut ovel dies to make the easel card. I hope you have managed to have a play. Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 2 July 2012

I got up this morning and thought right I will go and try and get some exercise, I managed to  do my little walk down the slip road and back up my street. . My feet are terrible all the time but I won't let it beat me. I've been told that this can last up to at least twelve months or even longer to go or sometimes never. It never stopped raining all the time but I won't let it beat me. I am determined to get a bit further  each week.
I did some ironing this afternoon that's been sat there looking at me all weekend. So tomorrow I am hoping to play abit.
I managed to finish off my other Christmas card for you to see. I printed the jolly snowman off an old cd of Michelle Marsdens.  The border was embossed then cut with one of my new edgabilities. The snowflakes I cut with Spellbinders then used a quickie glue pen and glittered them. Glitted the image and added some red gems
See you soon happy crafting Hugs xChrisB

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Hello my crafty friends I hope you have had a good week and a lovely weekend. At last I can say" hurrah" no more waiting for ambulances, my treatment is over. I have to go back to Bolton  in 6 weeks to be seen and signed off.
A couple of weeks ago I had a lovely surprise a couple of very good friends who I had not seen for about 10years rang and said they were coming visiting me. We had a lovely time catching up with all the news. They bought me some lovely flowers so here is a picture.
I have managed some crafting this Friday and Saturday so I started my christmas cards. My best friend also took me out yesterday so we managed to get some crafty goodies.

Hugs x ChrisB