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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

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Caz x
Thursday, 20 June 2013

Wryn

Morning everyone, hope you're all well and enjoying your weekend whatever you're up to.

Further to my update on Milo, I have a little picture for you...


Here he is, nicking my chair as soon as I'm out of it!

Anyway, on to today's card.  This is for my friend's birthday at the end of June.  I've used Tiddlyinks digi Wryn.  She's been coloured with copics on X-Press It card.  The papers are from Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics.  The seam binding is from my stash.  Flowers from Wild Orchid and Live and Love Crafts.  Pearls from Mei Flower.


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
  1. http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/crafty-catz-challenge-188-pick-and-mix.html (anything goes)
  2. http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/craft-challenge-212-20th-of-june-recipe.html
  3. http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/222-things-that-begin-with-letter-b.html
  4. http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/iic-113-anything-goes.html
  5. http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/pollycraft-challenge-1-anything-goes.html
  6. http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/anything-goes.html
Thanks so much for stopping by today, take care and see you soon.
Hugs
Caz x
Monday, 17 June 2013

Bunny Dressed as Santa

Yes, I'm back, two posts in two days!

So, totally forgot to fill you in on little Milo last week.  You'll be pleased to hear that he's absolutely fine and back at home.  He did have to spend a few days with the Vet and we're still not entirely sure what was wrong with him, although the Vet suspected secondary poisoning.  Well, he does eat everything in sight!  Milo that is, not the Vet.

Anyway, on with the show.  I have another Christmas card to share with you today and another Mo Manning image from Stamping Bella.  This time it's "Bunny With A Gift".  I just love this little fella, he was one of the first stamps I bought of Mo Manning's.

He's been coloured with copics on the X-Press It blending card.  Plenty of crystal art glitter on his hat.  The papers are from Basic Grey Jovial paper pad.  The ribbon is from my stash.  Another simple, postable Christmas card.  (I really ought to get in the habit of adding sentiments though).


I have worked out how to crop my pictures now, but this one looked weird cropped, so I just left it.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
  1. http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/challenge-90-anything-goes.html
  2. http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/challenge-176-animal-antics.html Top Pick
  3. http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/challenge-167-lets-play-dress-up.html
  4. http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/sos-105-oldest-stamp.html
  5. http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/challenge-211-13th-of-june-christmas.html
Thanks for dropping in, see you soon.

Hugs
Caz x
Saturday, 15 June 2013

I've been making stuff!

Hello blogging buddies, how you doing?  All good I hope.

I've got a couple of little projects to share with you today.

The first is a new pin cushion.  I was organising my new sewing station and managed to break the little mannequin pin cushion I had, so I had to make a new one.  Now, I was going to break out the baked beans and make a simple one out of the tin and then I spotted this sitting on my table.  I originally bought it to go in my bedroom, as obviously it's a jewellery stand, but I didn't like it there so stuck it in the craft room to hang little bits and bobs on.  Then inspiration struck, and this is what I made...


I found a pretty piece of fabric, stuffed it with toy stuffing and hey presto!  Love how this turned out.

And here's a picture of my little sewing station...


And the phone works!

The other little things I've made are some coasters for the bedroom.  I've been looking everywhere for  something that would go and couldn't find a thing, then I remembered that I'm a crafter! (kind of).   So I grabbed a couple of our old coasters, picked out a pretty piece of Pion paper, glued it on, let it dry, trimmed it off, gave it a coat of PVA glue and then a coat of lacquer and Bob's your Uncle.  new coasters for those Sunday morning cuppas in bed.

Here's the before...

 
And here's the after...
 

Both super simple little projects, but I really enjoyed making them and am pretty pleased with how they turned out.
 
Hope you enjoyed your visit today.  See you soon.
Hugs
Caz x

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Veronica's Christmas Party

Hello all, hope you're all well.

I'm back.  At last.  It seems that the first half of this year has been ridiculously busy, but hopefully things are now settling down and I can finally get around to some crafting.

Today I have a Christmas card to show you.  A friend of mine gave me a pack of some new colouring card to try out and I am very impressed.  The whole reason this turned into a Christmas card is that I really wanted to put this card through its paces so used reds to colour.  Absolutely no bleeding anywhere.  It's called Copic X-Press It Ultra Smooth Blending Card and you can get it from sirstampalot.co.uk.  It's brilliant.  Now my colouring is a little shaky as I'm out of practice, but this blending card is fabulous and I highly recommend it.

Anyhoo, onto my card.  The stamp is from Stamping Bella and is called Veronica by Mo Manning.  She's been coloured with copics on the X-Press It card.  The backing papers are really old and I'm not sure where they are from.  I added a Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish die cut and some red seam binding.  That's it.  Nice and simple and postable!!



Sorry about the picture.  We have a new camera (as my husband left our old one up a mountain!) and I've also had to load it onto my husband's computer and haven't yet worked out how to crop it.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
  1. http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
  2. http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/challenge-90-anything-goes.html
  3. http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/chnc-challenge-128-use-die-cut-andor.html
  4. http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/chnc-challenge-extra-for-june.html
  5. http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/our-1st-challenge-is-here-anything-goes.html
  6. http://hobbyhousechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/challenge-1-anything-goes.html
  7. http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/challenge-23-anything-goes.html

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope to see you all again really soon.  Take care.

Big hugs
Caz xx
Monday, 3 June 2013

Candy winner

Hello everyone, hope you are all well.

We had a wonderful holiday, but it is lovely to be home, even if things have been a very hectic.  We got home on Thursday, had our new carpets laid on Saturday morning and then had to dash Milo off to the vets on Sunday morning.  We still don't know what's wrong with him, the vet has given him a couple of antibiotic shots and he is acting a little perkier, he went back this morning for another two jabs and has to go back again tomorrow.  I'll keep you updated on his progress.

Now down to business.  The winner of my little candy is...

No. 8 - Di from Pixies Craft Workshop.

Congratulations.  Please email me at cwillis323@gmail.com with your snail mail address and I'll get your goodies in the post to you.

Have a great week everyone.  I hope to be back with something to show you next week.

Big hugs
Caz x