Sunday, 25 January 2015

Time Flies...

Isn't it funny how time just seems to fly by? I swear it was only a few days ago I last blogged but no it was nearly 2 weeks ago! Well I've been busy, for me anyhow lol last weekend I went to Birmingham, Uk for the day to meet up with family I haven't seen for over 30 years... there's that 'time flies' again. Plus i also got to see a special lady I have referred to as my Brum-Mum since the day dot. It was a special day for a number of reasons, one of her daughters was celebrating her 50th (card & pressie made by yours truly below) Brum-Mum was celebrating her 74th on the Monday (card & pressie made by yours truly below) & of course it meant I got to catch up with the rest of the family. Well, a few of the family lol Needless to say, I had a truly wonderful day & it couldn't have happened it if wasn't for a very good friend of mine, Chris, so thanks Chris, your one in a million Mwaah
Handcut MDF with flowers for 50th

Exploding 50th Card

Painted, papered & pearled for Brum-Mum

Bookatrix for Brum-Mum

Crafting wise I've been doing a few cards here & there (I'll get some pictures took & pop them up soon)  plus also my book folding. I just love this new craft I've taught myself. It takes a while to get the folds right & you have to make sure they are straight & crisp or it just looks so untidy then that's not only your time wasted, which can be up to 5 days! But also the book wasted too! So, if you intend to have a go at it, be prepared for sore shoulders & backs! lol
Anyhow, here's my latest folded book...
Best sister designed by Bev Smethurst
I've done other folded books, I'll hunt out the pictures & pop them on in due course.
Just to finish, I want to say to anyone who does read this blog, thanks & I hope I'm not boring you too much? lol Hope you have a lovely week, hugs xx

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Hello! Long time no see! It's been a while since I've bothered but I've made a semi-promise to myself. It's not a resolution just a butt-kicking lol I'm going to try & get on here at least once a week & say hi. Yes, I know I might be talking to myself but at least I will have made the effort to have done SOMETHING right? lol Which is better than doing nothing ;-)

Grace is growing up so fast, she is already 19 months young & has hubby wrapped around her paws like no other dog ever has! She is the apple of his eye! Me? I am his second love now but I don't mind it means I get to craft more lol They go everywhere together, up to the market village every Friday to get the fresh veg for the weekend. The stallholder gives Grace her fresh carrot to carry home, but not before they go to the butchers where she sits patiently outside while hubby gets the fresh bacon & eggs, yes Grace also has a boiled egg for brekkie every morning too!  Back to the bacon & eggs, lol, for Sunday breakfast & woe betide if hubby forgets the bacon! lmao You have never seen a German Shepherd get the hump if she doesn't have her Sunday breakfast!

As for crafting, well i didn't do any for quite a few months in 2014 but I intend to change that this year too :-) I've already made a few cards, started on altering a box & intend to do a triple tea-light candle holder for a family member's forth coming birthday. As soon as done, I will post the pictures here :)

So that's it for now, I'll pop some pictures up of Grace so you can see how much she has grown & changed. Look forward to keeping you amused along our new journey together, hugs for now xx xx

Grace Dec 2014
Grace & Taffy Jan 2015