Thursday, 31 July 2014

Hi folks I have had a lovely time over the last few weeks being warm and wearing  a t shirt, I am usually freezing and have to wear lots of thermals and jumpers from about September until March to keep warm. I've been like that for about 10 years. It's been a real treat to have all the sunshine and  have sat out even in the evening  which is very rare for me. I hope you all have enjoyed it as much as me. Mind you even I was heard to utter on a few days that I was too hot.
My grandaughter was doing abit of colouring the other week and made two cards one for her teacher and one for her daddy's girlfriend. She's only interested in colouring when she can use my Promarkers. She loves using lots of bright colours as you will see. She cut the paper and stuck them on and the die cuts. She says she's not interested in crafting, but I think she made a good job of them myself, mind you I'm biased.The picture of Maddison was taken at the church hall bingo , just had to have one of her with her missing teeth. She had Super Bear for the weekend from school. We had to take pictures of his adventure with her and she had to write a piece about it for school. She won a large box of M&S chocolate  biscuits at the bingo so came home very happy.

I have been making lots of card over the last couple of weeks. The first was a commission for a 65th Wedding Anniversary.

I decided to make a batch of shoe and dress cards here are a few of them.

I'm  looking forward to tomorrow Maddison will be here, we didn't have her last week and really  missed her and it was very quiet.
Hope you have a nice weekend and get to do the things you enjoy the most. Thanks for dropping by. Love and crafty hugs. xx Chris

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Hi folks well we've had some great weather this week, I've even managed to sit out abit and do a bit of knitting.
On Monday  I took my friend Sylvia's Birthday card and present down that I had just managed to finish in time. For her present I used a Debbie Moore cd and for her card I used a Crafters companion card creator as well as some Hunkadory decoupage. She is very into flowers, I am pleased to say she was thrilled with both of them. We sat and had a good old chin wag while I tried to sort some crochet out.

It was warm here yesterday and I did loads of washing, as well as walking to Tescoes for some shopping.
Today I had another trip to Tescoes, I can only carry shopping in one hand as I use my stick  and have to do several trips. Mind you I didn't mind this morning as the weather was beautiful. Managed to get some more washing done and ironed this afternoon.
I have almost finished another card for my son's girlfriend , her birthday is on Sunday. I just have to stamp a  birthday verse and die cut it then it is finished. I will post a picture at the weekend.
 I will  be tidying up tomorrow before Maddison comes for her weekend stay. She came for tea yesterday and  we had taken her down to the tennis court for a knockabout  after tea before she had to go home back to her Mums. She got really upset and cryed when we said it was time to go.  We don't get much time to take her anywhere as her Daddy takes her out every Saturday and then she goes home again before Sunday lunch time. 
I bet she will want us to play football again tomorrow , so I'd better get to bed and rest my weary sore feet.
Thanks for dropping by. Wishing you all a lovely weekend. Love and crafty hugs xxx ChrisB

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Hi everyone I hope you have all been keeping well and enjoyed the sunshine. I have had a rest from blogging for nearly a month, it's gone so fast. I've been busy as I have only 2 lbs to lose and I have lost 3 stone. I have had to alter quite a lot of my clothes, some of my trousers twice, now I'm finding my T shirts are too big so am starting to alter those. I've also got to alter my jumpers and cardigans,  with having to have finished work through my cancer  needs must.  I've also been to the charity shops and managed to pick up some good bargains.
I've also been busy in the garden watering my pots and hanging baskets everyday and dead heading.. They have been looking lovely. Not to mention washing everything in sight while the weather as been lovely.
I have been crafting in between my  jobs. I am knitting a cardigan using 7 strands of fine industrial yarn for myself, embroidering a table cloth and yesterday I started crocheting a throw for my couch. I've not done crochet for about 30 years, then I only did a little bit, I can't follow a pattern.
This week I have cleaned my carpets in my lounge and dining room, with my son being asleep during the day, they badly needed it , so while he's not been here I got stuck in.

I've also started my Christmas cards, I have been stamping and colouring with my promarkers. I have used a set of Molly Bloom stamps that I had bought and never used. I thought I had better get them inked up and used. I really enjoyed making everyone different. They are all been layered , some have die cuts which have been embossed, also some have aperatures. I have also been doing alot of die cutting. other things I have used are glitter and glossy accents and pearls. All the cards are flat  so it won't cost too much for posting them.  So far I have finished 17 and got some more part finished. The last 3 I am posting are white on white cards.

I hope your still with me and not fell asleep bored.

I'm going to school tomorrow to pick Maddison up with her Daddy as it's the Spring fair. I'll give her some money so she can  buy something. She usually  wants some cakes and a go on the tombola stall. Her mum never gives her any pennies to spend and it's a shame as she wants to join in like all the others. She was really good and very brave last weekend. She came home from school on the Friday with a very deep cut in her hand. School  had not washed it out properly and it was full of dirt as she had fallen in the mud. By the time she got to our house it was looking very red and inflamed. Grandad spent an hour opening back the skin and cleaning it out for, before smothering it with germaline and a bandage.  She was so brave  and cried quite a lot, I couldn't have let him do it to me. I took her to Asda on Saturday morning and let her pick what she wanted. She wanted a dress, she chose a long peach sundress and peach and black Ballerina shoes. She said " Nanna thank you I feel really special in this." I told her that was because she was extra special and Nanna's little treasure.
Well I'm off to tidy up and have a bath. Hope you all have a lovely weekend and Happy crafting. Thanks for calling by, your comments are much appreiated. Love and craft hugs. xxxChrisB