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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

The lovely people that drop by ~ thank you.

Monday 21 November 2011

Miss Bea's Birthday

It's my youngest granddaughter's birthday today the 20th.  I've sent her this girly pink and blue card and she loved it when we spoke this evening.

 Just managed to take a picture as the wind dropped enough for the card to stand up.

All the die cuts are by Spellbinders.

I would like to enter this card into the following:-

Monday 14 November 2011

A Birthday Card for Paul

It's my treasured eldest son's birthday on the 18th.  I can post it here because I know he won't visit my blog!!  I'm keeping my fingers toes and eyes crossed as Paul has a scan on Thursday to see if this bout of RT has helped.

I lifted the idea for this card from the Hunkydory magazine as they were featuring the set that it came from.  I gave lots of pieces from this kit to my grandson who will, hopefully, one day  make himself a grungebook.

The card is from SU and the kit from Hunkydory is called 'Bygone Times'. I save postage stamps for a horse sanctuary in Lincoln called 'Bransby Home of Rest for Horses and I shuffled through the saved stamps and found a few with the colour tones of the card. Load of Antique Linen Distress Ink too  I'm sure he's going to find it a bit different from the usual.

I would like to enter this card into the following:

Sunday 6 November 2011

Countdown to Christmas at Creative Craft World - Day 7

Here's my offering for Day 7 on the Creative Craft World Blog

Christmas Chocs ( to be filled with your choice of choccies)

Douw Egberts empty and clean coffee jar (200gr)
8.5cm wide piece of 12 x 12 card or paper.
2 dies of choice,  I've used Spellbinders Labels 23)
1 piece of matching/toning card or paper for the larger die
1 piece pale card for the greeting.
strong double sided tape
Ribbon and embellishments of your choice
Chocs!! Lots of!    2 paperbacks (you'll see!)

The colours I've chosen for my jar match the Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisps inside. I've used a Douw Egberts coffee jar as the labels come off quite easily and the 12” strip fits without any cutting. Any left over strips of 12" x 12" card or paper can be used, it's good way to use up those spare pieces. 

 Don't worry too much about getting every bit of glue off from the label as a small amount will act as an anchor for the wraparound, if you keep the glue at front it will be hidden by the label or your decoration.

Step 1
Place the two paperbacks down on your workspace to hold the jar in place to stop it rolling around. Wrap the 8.5 cm card/paper around the jar and you will find that it almost meets. Secure in place with strong double sided tape. Don't worry if it is a tiny bit short, the join can be hidden with peel-offs.

Step 2 
Attached your largest die cut to the front with tape and a slick of glue stick so that it can be positioned perfectly. Print off a sentiment of your choice, I've used a free font called Paris Match Bright free from Fontspace. Die cut the sentiment and place on top of the larger die cut as before. I have tried before to lay everything flat and place the die cuts on the band but they have pinged off when placed on the jar. (techie term there!).

Step 3
Run a small piece of narrow tape onto the lid of the jar to hold the ribbon in place and tie a bow at the front or make a bow and attach.  I'v tied a bow on the Bow-Easy and glued it on top of a hand tied bow

Embellish to your hearts content.

Any chocolates will look gorgeous in these jars and even the 100gr DE coffee jar can be used for smaller gifts and sweets.

Saturday 5 November 2011

Christmas Blog Look

Given the blog a little dab of paint and hung up some deccies

Where Has the Time Gone??

It was No 2 granddaughter's birthday recently and the time since she was tiny has gone so quickly.  This the card I made for her.

Another lovely image from LOTV, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The DP is from First Edition but I can't remember which one. I was really pleased with it.  It sits on her fairy shelf. Aw!

Heaps of stuff!

Shock! Horror! Gasp!! I haven't posted on the blog for nearly 5 weeks or so, family life happenings.

A few cards to post but most precious are the Halloween cards made for my grandchildren whom I adore.  The images are from Stitchy Bear Stamps and my grandson from a freebie scrapbook digi set.  The spider ribbon is from Sharons Stamp Simply Store.  If you visit, be warned, she has the most beautiful things and there's a sale on.

and for my grandson, who I don't think would have appreciated the above style, something a bit different.