Thursday 28 March 2013

More Bodies

Thank you to all my crafty pals for your lovely comments. I did enjoy reading them very much and I was so pleased my Torso gave you a chuckle.  I do enjoy things haberdashery and even own a vintage Chil Daw canvas mannequin. It is adjusted using cogs and was designed for a time when lassies had waists. It will take pride of place when I have a proper craft room.
I really must get back to using some of my stamps before my inks dry out but this die cutting is a bit of an addiction. Before I do so I will make this quick haberdashery card. I am using some very old threaded stash here and a little inked sentiment from House Mouse.
Paper and card - card blank is a 6 inch square 
my backing paper from Prima Nature Garden collection, 
 Dies used :- SCACD Ribbons and Bows Dressform & Torso Charm,
Marianne Vintage Scissors  and
Go Kreate Ornament Frilly #2.

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Chocolate Time

Thank you to all my crafty pals for your lovely comments. Well it is officially the coldest March, in Somerset, in the last forty years. I do so feel for my pals who are stuck with worse weather and hope you are all safe. Thinking that it is perhaps always time for chocolate and at the moment hot chocolate I don’t think this waistline is quite correct, lol. I do like this torso die, I think they are fun so as I was doing some die cutting I thought I would play. My background card was for another project, I printed it off and put it to one side, the following morning I needed a piece of  card so picked it up and happily cut into it without checking the reverse – duh – now how did it end up upside down (I expect it is those naughty fairies again). Anyway sometimes I don’t get the result I want !!!!! so here is my too busy card. 

Paper and card - card blank is a 6 inch square 
my backing paper was printed from an old download, 
 Dies used :- Sizzix Framelits Tags Rounded,
Memory Box Winged Swirl and bits of  stems. 
Magnolia Doily Flowers and 
SCACD Alice's Clock Statement Corner & Blank Canvas Torso.

Thursday 21 March 2013

Dusted it off

Thank you to all my crafty pals for your lovely comments. It has been all stop start, going to do something but the weather has put paid to most of what we had a mind to do. Why should I be surprised, we seem to have had over a year of rain with just the occasional blast of snow and a couple of days of sunshine (global warming indeed). 
I swapped my glue for some mortar and did a little repointing and general dogsbody as the boss laid the first row of blocks (but I am told the most difficult) of our new kitchen.  I have now been instructed to design what I want in the kitchen so that the electrics etc can be set so I will remain a bit missing although I am wandering in blogland and enjoying your beautiful creations. 
Now the important bit of info amongst all this waffle and thus the title of this post - I dusted off my old craftrobo as Poppystamps have started doing digi file die cuts. I bought 3 of them for 99 cents each and this Calypso Swirl is the first I have cut. I popped it onto a quick Thank You card along with some freebie die cuts I received and a bit of a stamp. It won't stop me using dies and of course buying them, lol. Sending hugs and do take care all and I will pop in to see you all by the by. 

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Pie Chart Play

Thank you to all my crafty pals for your lovely comments on my champagne shoe, I so enjoy reading your comments and I do try hard to visit you. Evie sent me a Liebster award and I have added a link to her blog along with the link to Sharon’s blog, Sharon awarded me this on an earlier occasion.
My crafty pals are the best, always encouraging and sending kindly thoughts, and chatting by email I was just mentioning my determined effort to reduce my sugar intake and how I had not touched any sweets/chocolate for over a fortnight – and the lightbulb lit brightly – this ties in with my rumbling FM headache which painkillers refused to move. So armed with the strongest dark chocolate from Lidl, instead of painkillers I have successfully chased my headache away, yippee. 
My card today is simply a bit of play. I have old stash and sometimes I wonder if I should be using it or not but I find it difficult to get rid of anything so instead I just play. Will I ever learn to do CAS, probably not! - maybe the next card, lol.
This is the most fun die cutter and I think it was meant for play. 
Image – Toppers possibly from Nancy Watt.
Paper and card - card blank is a 5x7.
and the angel hair from my messy stash,
Dies used – Die-namics Accent It Pie chart and
Whimsy Corner Set.

Sunday 10 March 2013

Champagne Shoe

Hello to all my crafty pals, had a few quiet days so much so that yesterday I turned round and said I was bored, well that's not me at all even when I have had a grumbling headache for about a fortnight. So to make amends I thought maybe I'm missing playing with pink, this is on the redish side of pink. Thank you to all who enjoyed my card made with my spiky die, I think it may be a while until I find a more interesting one. However I did not want my old dies to sulk so I dug out some of my wooden dies and had a play. I hope the result brings a smile and I will potter around blogland as much as my head will allow. 
My card is a DL made with gold embossed card which was in the candy I won
 from the lovely Jayne at
and I also used some for my die cuts
Dies used : wooden shoe, champagne bottle  and Tophat & Cane.

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Bits and Pieces

Thank you to all my crafty pals for your lovely comments on my decoupage, so very pleased you popped in to see me. I do so enjoy reading your comments and also visiting you. Welcome to my new crafty pals, pull up a chair and relax. I have really been enjoying our lovely bit of sunshine and I wanted to make sure I made the best of it just in case, so my wandering into bloglad is a bit amiss.
You will all be impressed that my March budget is still intact even though it has that extra bit in it, as March contains special days. 
I do quite often play with my toys and as a result end up with some bits and pieces so I thought to pop them on a card. The cogs mask made such an imprint on my silver paper that I decided to cut around it, then I daubed it with a bit of blue ink, and a card was born. 
Paper and card - card blank is a 6 inch square,
the dark blue pearlised card is from old photographic stock,
a couple of scraps of printed canvas paper,
and the silver paper is from a Range scrap box,
Dies used – Memory Box Loom Circle &
the centre of the Gothic Rosette and,
Creative Expressions Cogs Mask.

Sunday 3 March 2013

Spring Yesterday

Hello to all my crafty pals and thank you for your lovely comments on my wee bit of crochet. It is strange what I can remember from a couple of decades ago and I cannot remember what I am doing, from the time I go from the bottom to the top of the stairs. Maybe it is an altitude thing telling me I should start looking for a bungalow, lol.  Yesterday was such a beautiful day and today we are back to the grey. 
Decoupage is not my forte but I had made this up and I thought it was a shame to waste my cutting. I also used my "contempo border" die. I have had it a while and I hadn't quite worked out what to use it on and it had slipped my mind until I saw one of your cards. Hopefully this card will encourage a bit more of spring, but I might take things a bit easier on our next spring day. 

Image - Forever Friends decoupage and sentiment,
Paper and card - card blank is a 6 inch square from centura pearl ivory
and backing is  from stash,
Dies used – Memory Box Contempo Border &
part of the Butterfly Vine Border and,
Die-namics Let's Chat.

Friday 1 March 2013

Hooks at twenty paces Pinky

Perhaps not in the same league as "Longswords at 20 paces" or even a bit of sorcery at the said distance, but when a crafty pal urged me to restart my crochet well I had to give it a go. I haven't done any for a very long time and this one is more utilitarian than pretty but Thank You Pinky, (  A big welcome to my newest crafty pal, hope you enjoy being here. Also a big thank you to all my crafty pals for their comments and inspiring work. So without further ado here is my wee bit of crochet. Hope you all have a great weekend, I cannot believe it is already March. Hugs to all.