Sunday, 6 December 2009

My Wonderful Mum x

Karen here.....Eileens daughter. I am so sorry to inform everyone this way but mum passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday evening.
She loved crafting and loved her crafting friends. She spoke about you all so fondly. I just wanted you all to know that you meant a lot to her as she did to us. She was so so loved.

If you would like to contact me you can do so via here or email at

Keep crafting she will be watching over you all
RIP Mum xxx

Friday, 27 November 2009

Another Christmas Fair tomorrow!!!

It's been so busy these past few weeks preparing for the Christmas Fair tomorrow, and fulfilling orders, that I have not kept my blog up to date. Now I have a Card Party to do next week too so the pressure is still on.
Here is one of my Smiley Snowflake decorations that I hope will sell well. The snowflakes are made from foam and the faces are done with Peachy Keen stamps. Just finished making up some Snowman Soup packs tonight and have now got everything boxed and ready for tomorrow.
I wanted to upload a photo of my A4 Art Deco cards but my batteries in the camera need charging tonight so hopefully I can take the pics tomorrow.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

"Who Hoo It's Christmas" well not really but here's a card.

I love this Owl die from GoCreate and decided to make him all white for a gate fold Christmas card. Just added a few snowflakes and some stickles to make him frosty. I have also used him on a brown birthday card for my brother.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

My craft table at the recent Christmas Fair

Here are some of my goodies that I made for a Christmas Craft Fair that was held locally. It was my first time selling to the public and I was very nervous, would my prices be too high-too low, would people like my cards etc., On the day I was not nervous but excited and also glad that my daughter was with me. The weather started out really wet and windy but by lunchtime people began to arrive.

Unfortunately my table was down a corridor from the main foyer, in a seperate room which I shared with a lady selling leather handbags and another selling handmade recycled material patchwork pictures. I was tucked around a corner and think that a lot of people looked through the doorway, saw the bags and did not bother to come into the room. So the day wore on, I had a few customers but did not sell very much, however I did learn about other craft fairs that were worth considering for next year. To make matters worse I was told that the middle Saturday of the 3 was always the best one - I only booked a table for 2 Saturdays- guess which one I did not book!!! They have got me down as reserve in case anyone cancels and I do have the last Saturday to look forward to, although that is normally the most quiet one. Oh well, put it down to experience, at least I am not a craft fair virgin anymore,lol. I may have a table at a school Christmas Fair at the end of the month and am told I should do well there, here's hoping.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

So busy, no time to blog!

I have been really busy making cards etc., for my Christmas Fair at the end of the month that I have totally neglected my poor little blog! I will take some photos of some of the cards this weekend and post them soon, I promise.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

For my daughter who has just got herself a blog!

This is for Karen who first got me interested in scrapbooking and has just got a blog Good luck and well done, hope to see some of your scrapbook pages on there soon.

Christmas card for Karel's challenge VOTING NOW!!!

This is a card that I have made without using my Cricut!!! The tree is cut from a template and the silver mirri card has been through the crimper. The other embellishments are some sequins, a star gem, some mesh and a peeloff sentiment. I have entered it in
If you like it hope you will I hope you will visit Karel's blog and vote, the poll will be from 15th September on the sidebar of her blog. There is still time for you to enter too!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

A new challenge and a new card

It's the very first challenge on Sam's blog at and she is giving away a lovely house image to use. The recipe is from the kitchen of Enfys and the challenge is to use the house image, 2 ribbons, 3 flowers and 4 brads.
These step cards are quite easy to make once you know how. To make the card I printed out the house and one of Sam's Christmas Corner images, stamped the bear and cat on the sleigh and the snowman and coloured them using Copics. Then I used the Cuttlebug folder 'Swiss Dots' on white cardstock and did some tearing. The 2 ribbons are along the bottom of the card, the 3 flower are blue and the 4 brads are holding the sentiment. It is a little difficult to see but there is a Christmas tree in one of the windows. I quite like the effect where the sun was shining through my window when I took the photo.

ADDITION: IF you want to make one of hese cards here are a couple of links for you. I found these after I had worked out how to make one!!! Love this blog, be sure to check out what she does and leave her a message on her blog.
If you just need the diagram here's one.