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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Pamper yourself

Hi there

How has your week been? Terrible times in the USA with the hurricane
puts ones own worries into perceptive dont you think?  

It was my Daughters birthday a couple of days ago so here is
her card which I made for her. 


the back 


the inside


I have used Hunkydory Pampered Paws kit to make the card

Thought she needed to be pampered so I hope she liked it. 

Nearly sorted out my craft room now and all set to get back to doing 
my crafting which I am looking forward too. 

I was at the Village Hall this week with my cards and had people 
throw their hands up in horror when I displayed my Christmas Cards 
but I have to say that there are only 8 more coffee morning before the Big Day!!

Where has this year gone? 

Well that is me for now. 

Been busy making Bean Chutney, had to beg and borrow jars this year. 

Looks like it will be tomato chutney next :) 

Have a great day

Would like to enter this for the following

Challenge

Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes 173

Crafty hugs 

x x 



Saturday, 2 September 2017

Anniversary card

Hi there

Here is my entry for this months challenge over at LTCCB 

I was asked to make a special Anniversary Card for one of our neighbours. 

I think the words just say it all 

I have used my Serif programme and used Victoria Nelson CDs to make this 

Added in the words "as requested" 

I hope you like it and would like to see your work over on at LTCCB 



The inside  !!!


Thank you for your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Friday, 1 September 2017

Happy Summer Holidays

Hi there 

Well I am here writing this on August Bank Holiday for the post today

So think it is quite in order to say "I expect there are a lot of people with this on their minds"

I have used the image from Dr Digi 



I have coloured in the image with alcohol pens and then designed the background using 
colour pencils. 

Added a sun and the words 

I hope you like it and hope to see you over on LTSCB for this month.

Happy days 

Crafty hugs 

xx 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

WOYWW


Hi there

Well I have been so busy these last few weeks I thought I would post to 



as there is now NOTHING apart from a few bits on my worktop today.

Den has made me a new room "in his shed" for my crafting 

So I am moving in.... it may only be a few yards but have you ever moved all your craft items? 

It is mental here, so much stuff which I had forgotten I had and start to look at 
and then forget what I am doing. 

Been beautiful weather here too, so gardening has taken up much of my time
making chutney, freezing fruit and of course eating it. 

Here is a photo of our garden just as a taster for you. I think you should be able to 
see a small part of my new home for crafting 



I have been busy with sewing again which has been taking some of my time too. 
I am actually wearing something I made today 

On a different note.....

Hope, if you are in Houston, or anywhere in the USA that you are safe 

Have a great day and will be back again very soon

Crafty hugs 

x x 


Sunday, 20 August 2017

Whats in my garden

Hi there

Well it seems to have been sometime since I last wrote a post about 
what I am up too

Before the rain came today I was out in the garden picking my veg. 


First a photo of the greenhouse with tomatoes






A box of picked veg 


NOW what to do with all those beans

The same as I did yesterday make Bean Chutney

so here if you are interested is the recipe 

1 kilo Green beans
4 shallots ( I use onions - say 2 whole onions)  
1 clove garlic (if you dont like it leave it out) 
1 teaspoon root ginger
675 grams dark brown sugar ( or use what you have) 
1 tablespoon tumeric 
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard ( I use English as I have that in the store cupboard) 
1.5 tablespoon Cornflour
850 ml Vinager

Easy 

Cook beans and onions / shallots together till tender

Drain - Course chop 


Add back to pan beans, garlic, ginger, sugar 700 ml vinegar

Boil for 15 mins 

Mix rest of vinegar with tumeric, mustard, cornflour 

Pour mix into beans 

Stir and boil for 15 mins 

Cool and then put in jars. 


this makes around 5   1lb jars of chutney  and lasts ages. In fact it gets better with age. 

So if you have too many beans it is a good way to use them up. I tried to sell bags of 
beans at the Village Hall coffee morning this week but no one wanted them. Their loss my gain.

I have had so many beans I am over run with them. 

And Marrows too. But those will be used next to make Marrow Jam.


Anyway I hope you are having a good day and I will be back again soon. 

Busy with needlework, sewing and card making. 

I have just found a new needlework hobby Redwork - I am finding it so 
relaxing to do in the evenings or watching TV. 

Hope to show you something soon. 

So always busy 

Crafty hugs 

xxx 


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Back to school - too early

Hi there

Thank you for popping in to see me today.

Have to say that I have been so busy making some clothes that I have not 
been around to post my cards. 

That has been happening in the background. 

It was my Grand-daughters birthday this month - 20 years old 

WHERE does the time go. 

Anyway here is my card for the mid month inspriation 
over at LTSCB

I hope you like it 



I have used my alcohol pens to colour in and used distress inks for the back ground 

Mounted onto black card and onto a green card blank. 

Its a bit difficult to see the names I have spotted 2 so far. 

Think it may be a nice card for my Grandson who is 7 next month. 

Hope to see you over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog 

Have a good day 

Crafty hugs 

x x 




Tuesday, 1 August 2017

People will forget



HI there

Thank you for joining me today to see what I am up too

Here is my card which I have made for the challenge over at

Love to Craft Challenge Blog as a Design Team member.

I really enjoyed making this card starting with a blank white bit of card.


I will show you via photos on the steps to make this card

The reflection in the "water" has been done by using a Gelli plate.



I have used Clarity Stamps and brushes to make this card with distress inks.



Well I hope I have given you some encouragement to join us over
on the blog and I look forward to seeing your entries.

Bye for now

Crafty hugs

x x