Sunday, 25 January 2015

Hi folks were did this week go. I have been busy , busy ,busy making cards as they had sold the one's I took down last week straight away.  I was all set to show you them, but hey ho silly me they are on my phone. I don't know how to load them from that. Something else I am going to have to learn, mind you it's not the learning part , it's keeping it in my brain that's the hardest.
I hope you are having a good weekend. Love and hugs xxChrisB

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Hi everyone, hope your enjoying your weekend.
I have had a busy one again with Maddison being around. We baked some brown bread plait, she did a really good job of mixing the dough and kneading it. After it had rested I showed her how to cut it into roll size and then how to plait one and then she did the rest. After that we made 10 Banana Muffins with chocolate and sultana's in and some mixed spice. Naughty but really  scrummy!!!!!!!
After eating a cheese plait and a banana muffin for her lunch, daddy took her out for a walk down to Middlebrook.
I had a quick tidy up and then cut some pieces of card and embossed and die cut them. I have a commission for a 40th Birthday card.

I'm just in the middle of a clean and tidy now Maddison has gone home. Thought I would have a quick 30 mins and show you some more cards that I made this week.

I'm really trying not to purchase any craft stuff, so have used what craft card and stuff that I already own. These two cards are using Kanban card stock.

  This one is made with a Hunkadory card that my friend gave me.

These last three are made some free craftwork card paper that I got with a  magazine a couple of weeks ago. I am only purchasing a magazine when there is a really good free gift and I'm desperate for something to read.
I hope you haven't got all this dreadful snow and ice that I have here. I can't go out as I'm frightened of falling.
Tomorrow my hairdresser is coming to cut my hair. But wednesday I have an appointment at the hospital with the oncologist at 10am so I hope all this ice as gone by then or I will be struggling to walk.
Well off to finish the dreaded housework now.  See you all soon I hope. Thanks for dropping by, love and hugs to you all. xxxChrisB

Monday, 12 January 2015

I've something to post at last.

Hi everyone , I've something to post at long last, my first card for this year. I was asked by a lady that I have only seen once to make a card for her new Grandson. I got talking to her in the knitting and craft shop and she  was looking at ribbons at the same time as myself . She's not seen any of my cards so I hoping she likes what I have made. She wanted something special and Vintage in red , white and navy.
 First of all I decided to make an easel card which is 7 x 7. For the front of the card I decided to put words on the front in a heart. I used a tattered lace embossing folder for the background. The images are all cut from some fabric that I have had for about 10  to 15 years. For my stopper I cut a pram and made it look like a silvercross pram by cutting it out in three colours and paper piecing it.

 This next picture is the inside of the card, the card actually opens tent fold.
 I then drew and designed the box as I wanted one with a flap, it fastens with velcro.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year,  I had a lovely time,my daughter Helen came down from Scotland for 3 days as she was on call the rest of the time. We also had my son and his girlfriend and of course Maddison on Christmas day.

I didn't  manage to get on before christmas as I was ill for about 3 weeks with a really bad cough, but luckily had recovered in time for the festivities.  

My washer broke just before the holidays so had no washer for 3 weeks. The insurance company sent someone to fix it last Friday. I have just about got straight now. 
My back as been worse this last week, just hoping that I can spend more time with Maddison playing and making memories.
We had a lovely time at week end. She wanted a den, So I built one from one side of my dining room to the other, using an old maiden and two big sheets and my dining room table and a chair. We spent about 3 hours playing with her dolls and me doing all the voices. The best of it was she was sat in the chair undercover in comfort, the dolls were in the middle under the maiden and Nanna was crawling about under the table all the time. We had a picnic and played school with the dolls , all in their new school uniforms that I had made and sent to Father Christmas. Lee was working all night so Hubby gave her a bath. He fills the bath about  10" high with bubbles and she plays at volcanoes, or castles or space planets then as a lovely time popping all the bubbles over my tiles on the wall and Grandad  as well.  After I had dryed her hair and     she had got her pj's on we watched the voice. Then I spent the next half hour reading her a story while she was painting on the desk in the bedroom.,  She went out like a light and had a lie in on Sunday until 9am. She wasn't the only one. I didn't wake up until 10 o'clock , Maddie had finished her breakfast and was painting again before I was up. She just had time to play in the den before she had to go home. A lovely time was had by all of us.