Wednesday, 22 September 2010

A late anniversary card

I have just made this card in a hurry.  I thought my sister and her husband would be abroad on their 1st anniversary, so I intended for them to get their card as they returned home.  Imagine my surprise to hear they had returned the day before, so they could spend a day in the same hotel in which they were married.  Of course had I been organised, they'd have had the card to take with them on holiday.
I have used two Cuttlebug folders. The paisley one was created using the Black Magic paper and I used sand paper to reveal the blue colour underneath.
I enjoyed the show at Sandown Park last weekend.  I went with Anna and Gill and met lots of people I knew there - which is always good.  I did a Debbie Moore class and bought a few things.  Not too much though, as I plan to go to the papercraft show at Alexandra Palace this Sunday.  Kim Reygate was there demonstrating for Lavender Lane and gasping for coffee.  It's non stop once you start I suppose.
Our guest from Canada is now staying with other rellies but will be back in a couple of weeks.
Our friends Jill & John are coming for a weekend soon.  Haven't decided what we will do yet but we are open to suggestions!!  It's the beginning of October. 

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Christmas continued

Hello folks.
This is a card made at Lavender Lane last Saturday with Kim Reygate.  It was a black and white theme but I chose silver and black. I was only going to one class but managed to get to both classes, which was great.  The coffee did flow well and we all had a good time. I then drove with Mike to St. Albans in Hertfordshire to take Lady, my visiting dog home.  We stayed overnight and came back at lunchtime Sunday.Then I had to get the guest bedroom ready for my sister in law Barb, who arrived from Canada on Monday morning.  So not much time for blogging or card making either.  I must confess, I bought a card yesterday, for a friend whose birthday it is today.  It was just so funny that I could not resist it. Below is another card made in Kim's class on Saturday.  I am looking forward to going to Sandown Park this Friday.  Jane will be there with Kim on the Lavender Lane stand and Anna's coming with me. I have a class with Debbie Moore too.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Christmas in Epsom

Afternoon all!
I made this last night for the blog.  I am loving this Pink Gem stamp.  I bought the backing paper in a sale after Christmas and I'd forgotten I had it.
Been to Epsom today with my hubby.  Went to Jessops, the photography shop, to make up a small photo book but it was such a carry on that we abandoned the idea. Mike had  ordered a revamped and enlarged photograph of a lady, which was taken in 1909.  They made a good job of it but cut half her hat off, so we sent it back to be done again. So, all in all, a wasted journey.  Mike treated me to lunch in the M&S cafe (we know how to live!) and he then bought himself a jacket and a jumper. Unusually, I came home with nothing. Pandora hasn't come to Epsom yet.  Just as well really.
I have been asked to make and sell some cards at a play group open day in November. I'd pay for the table and keep the profits.  Haven't decided whether to do it or not.  When you HAVE to make cards, it becomes less of a cheerful hobby don't you think?  Then again, I do have a stack of cards ready to go.....

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

About time too!

Greetings Crafters.

There has been a lot going on  here so I haven't been crafting for what seems like weeks. I was away in Liverpool for a few days last week at the Mathew St. Festival, which celebrates the music of The Beatles.  Mike & I went with my sister and her husband.  We had just the best time.  I had never been to Liverpool before and I must say we found the people very friendly.  Many tribute bands from around the world come to perform and my favourites were The Repeatles, which is such a good name for a Beatle tribute band.  Carol and I were like aging groupies waiting for hours to see them play.  We managed to get right to the front row at one of the outside stages.  The weather was sunny and warm and we were transported back in time to our youth.  We did a Fab Cab tour of Liverpool the next day and saw all the homes in which the Fab Four lived in their early days. We saw Penny Lane and Strawberry Field and a gravestone on which there was the name Eleanor Rigby. We also saw the longest running tribute band of all - The Bootleg Beatles.  So, all in all, we were Beatled out.  However we do plan to go again.  It was just so Fab. Enough - back to this card.

Unfortunately I had to make a sympathy card when I got home.  So I have made this one in black and white.  The stamp is just an Anita's one, which used to be one of my Mum's.  I've used a doily and I 'Swiss Dotted' a piece of black card for the background.