Saturday, 28 February 2009

Crab Apple Crafts

Saturday again. I'm glad it's the weekend!

I've been very slow with blog up-dates... I'll try to do better!

I was down in Cheshire at Rosemary Merry's Crab Apple Crafts shop last weekend. A friend arranged it in advance and eight of us went... their new dog, Boo, was obviously expecting us (as you can see from the dog's blog post!). We did two classes and made two mini books. One was a quadrant style book... one of those box books which "pops up" in four pieces when you open it (and you can tie it open) and folds flat when closed. I haven't finished decorating it yet - and nor have I added any photos - but I've attached a couple of photos of the part we made in the class last weekend. We used green and lilac Core'dinations papers and I think the patterned papers are mainly by K & Co.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Pocket Silhouettes

I love the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set. This is one of a series of little thank you cards I've made using Earth Elements cardstock and markers. Quick and simple. I've used Dazzling Diamonds glitter around the main image and on the flower heads.

Monday, 16 February 2009

Happy (Belated) Valentine's Day

... and here's the card I made for Ian (on the day itself... a bit late, I know, but I am behind with everything because of all the work we've been having done in the house). Ian made me a very fancy lunch, which was much better than my card!

The base card is Bashful Blue and I've used Real Red and Tempting Turquoise cardstock and watercolour crayons for the squares. The stamp set is the Sealed With a Kiss set.

Sunday, 8 February 2009


February already... and I see I've managed almost no posts during January! Hopeless.

We've been having work done to the house, which seems to be taking up most of our time. I've had my 20 week scan and everything seems to be fine so far.

It's snowing heavily today; I think the forecast is snow for the remainder of the evening and early morning tomorrow. We haven't had much snow at all this year, unlike most of the remainder of the UK.

I've attached a photo of a card made using the Botanical Blooms SAB stamp set and Earth Elements colours.