Monday, 23 August 2010

The Glitter Pot

Hello back again.

Last Thursday I took the day off work as it was my friend Sandie's birthday.  She and my other friend, Sue try and do something special on our birthdays.  This year we decided to go and have 'brunch' at the Limes in Lindfield - it is a beautful place where everything is home made!  After a very lazy meal and catch up, we went onto the Glitter Pot, as you do!  We hadn't been to the new place - we got terribly lost but that is part of the adventure, isn't it?  Wow is was worth it though - what an improvement - much more space - in fact you just don't know where to start.  Anyway I bought lots and lots of things - spent far to much, but hey who cares?  It was Sandie's birthday after all!!!

Anyway here are a couple of samples I made with some of the stamps I bought:

This is my new  Hero Arts stamp.  Isn't it beautiful?   I can't really take credit for the card as it's partly copied from one on display there, but I couldn't resist giving it a try.   I'm going to give this to my daughter on her birthday in September.  But I've got lots of ideas, just using different colours.


This is from a Penny Black set called Make a Wish.  Again I've used a sample for inspiration but isn't it cute?  There are so many different stamps in this set which I can't wait to use, so that's my next task. 

I have to admit I have started making a few Christmas cards (I know I've used the 'C' word but there are some beautiful ideas out there already) so here's a couple of examples:

This is from Kanban's Patchwork Pals and the kit has both front and back pictures:

I do love Kanban.  Their designs and colours are brilliant and the quality is next to none.  I have to admit I just hate using it - the paper is just so lovely to stroke!!!  How sad is that?

This was a card using a template  from Crafter's Companion DVD - it looked quite fiddly but in fact it was quite straightforward.  It took a bit longer to decorate but again I used the Kanban Patchwork Pals kit.

It does look as though we've had our summer - what a shame - mind you it was so very hot - we're never satisfied, are we?

Hope you're all enjoying your holidays or time with the children. 

I'll be back later. xxx

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Groovy plaster cast

This is the colour Chloe, my grand-daughter chose for her plaster cast.  What a stunning colour.  When I met up with her on Wednesday she was wearing a bright pink hair slide in her hair - it really looked good!  Chloe is pleased as she has been told she should be able to have the cast off next week.  She can't wait to have it removed - she's fed up now and doesn't get the attention she initially did!

This is both of the girls muckig about with their fancy glasses

Little monkies!!

See you ! x

The infamous wedding!!

I've just received some photos from my daughter of her wedding - I must admit they do look happy.

I thought this was a lovely picture of Kate and the girls.

Here's the happy couple.  I did say to Danny I couldn't believe he went to his wedding wearing t-shirt, jeans and trainers, but he said the trainers were new and the jeans were fairly new!  Apparently it was casual dress !!

I believe the two men were firefighter colleagues of Kate's and Danny's, sworn to secrecy, but I've no idea who the woman is, unless she was the Registrar (no, surely not?) !

The new family group.