Thanks for stopping by, hasn't it been nice to see some rain.
I don't know about you but our garden has been desperate for some of the wet stuff. Everything looks so much fresher now, it's never quite the same out of a watering can is it and so much easier on the back.
Anyway the rain has stopped long enough for me to take some photos of my latest card.
I'm teaching Punched flowers on Saturday at Lavender Lane. These classes are proving to be very popular, and as you know I do like making flowers.
I decided that I would enter the challenge over at Crafts and Me as I felt that the card fitted the theme of Black, Pink and White so perfectly. I do hope that it is OK.
I'm quite enjoying entering these challenges. Sometimes it's quite nice to have something specific to work towards, it's a great focus.
I'm afraid that the focus on the pictures on the other hand is not as good as it should be. Why is it that they always look OK on the camera and then when you upload them to the computer they suddenly seem out of focus and it's now dark and too late to take new ones lol.
I made these flowers using two sizes of a Nellie Snellan punch and added some smaller punched flowers, leaves, stamen, brads, pearls and twisted wire.
The greeting is by Hobby Art and I have used a flower shaped Nestability to cut it out
I also added some faux stitching.
Looks like I've entered my pink period now, I wonder what age that represents. Both my Granddaughters like pink, so maybe I'm going backwards lol.
Better get to bed now. I need to turn the lights out before I get any more flying things in my room. You know how I feel about them !! Nitenite
Total for 2012 - 141 cards Total for 2013 - 131 cards Total for 2014 - 154 cards Cards carried into 2015 - 51 cards Cards carried into 2016 - 122 Total made in 2016 - 123 Carried forward into 2107 - 81 cards Total cards made in 2017 Jan - 3 cards Feb - 7 cards Mar - 0 cards Apr - 5 cards May - 7 cards Total made in 2017 - 22 cards
Places on classes are open to anyone and can be booked by contacting the appropriate store.
Davina (Stampcraft in Purley) - 020 8660 2679
Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Davina - Backgrounds for Boys and Girls using Oxide Inks (See blog post 18th September 2017)
Saturday 30th September 2017 at Davina - Alcohol Inks and Acetate
Saturday 7th October 2017 at Davina- Create a Picture Frame using Inky backgrounds and Stamps Tuesday 10th October 2017 - Jane Gill on Hochanda with some of my samples Saturday 14th October 2017 at Davina - Christmas Cards using Pearlex Saturday 21st October 2017 at Davina - Solid stamps, White Ink and Crayons
Saturday 28th October 2017 at Davina - Follow a Sketch
Saturday 4th November 2017 at Davina - Watercolour Stamping and Sparkle Pens
Saturday 11th November 2017 at Davina - Let's play with Dies
Saturday 18th November 2017 at Davina - Groovi Playtime
I am a self confessed 'Stampaholic' living with my family in Surrey.
I am known as the 'Granny in the Attic' and have five Grandchildren
Megan(17), Reece(14), the twins Saskia and Ciaran(9), and Emma (1)
I work full time in a BP Simply Foods petrol station and then craft in
my spare time.
I have written two books. The first on Teabag Folding and the second on
Rubber Stamping, both for Search Press.
I have written numerous articles in the past for magazines including Craft Stamper, Quick Cards Made Easy and Cardmaking and Papercraft.
I teach classes in Purley and have
demonstrated at many of the major Stamp Shows.
I am on the Design Team for Woodware and Hobby Art, and have also designed for Imagination Stamps, Stamp Addicts and Clarity. Several of my cards have featured on each of their TV shows.
I am lucky enough to make some of the samples for Woodware who are now part of Creative Expressions
I love joining in with the challenge blogs and have been part of the DT at
Crafty Cardmakers for several years.