Thursday, 29 January 2015

Happy b-day

Hello Everyone,

On opening the blinds I discovered we have a light covering of snow, and it is freezing.  But, the sky towards the sea is  bright blue with lots of fluffy white clouds.  

Another card today with occasionally used stamps.

Card:  White and Green
Stamp:  from Pretty Pairs (Sale-a-Bration)
Colouring Medium:  SU Garden Green ink pad
Embossing Folder:  SU Tulip Frame
Bits & Bobs:  SU Decorative Label, Petite Curly label punches
Gems and XCut tiny heart punch

Challanges I am entering
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
*  Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes 

Later this morning I am going Morrisons  for the latest copy of Country Homes and Interiors.  Once back I plan on crocheting more little squares for my Autumnal blanket.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me and reading  my little post, and  for  your comments.

Stay safe and warm.


Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Crochet Update

Hello Everyone,

Yes, at long last a crochet update of my Autumnal blanket, later than planned.

I thought I had enough Meadow yarn to finish joining rows 5 and 6,  five yes but six no, so Tuesday morning found me going into town for more.  Coming home I set to and finished  joining the sixth  row, I still need  two more rows making an  8 x 8 blanket.

Rows five and six

A scented sachet from a friend of Freesia and Gardenia stands in my Snug,
the light, delicate fragrance drifting  over to where I sit and crochet.

A close up of the design

The book I am  reading is my January choice for The Year in Books, The Stuff of Dreams by Eileen Ramsay I still have a few more days before the end of January to try and finish it!

Once again, I am  joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along.

I am trying to finish my blanket as I have another little project I can hardly wait to start, it's not crochet but sewing.  I have most of what I need but want to finish this  first, along with another little patchwork cushion  I started, in March of last year.

This morning began with heavy downpours of rain and gale force winds, the sun is out but the gale force winds continue howling all around.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me and reading  my little post, and  for  your comments.


Sunday, 25 January 2015

Oh Happy Day!

Hello Everyone

It's been a glorious mild day, with bright blue sky and fluffy white clouds.  Sunday next  is the beginning of  February, our mornings are lighter earlier and daylight hours longer and  Spring is slowly edging closer.

Another card today using stamps that have occasionally been used,  I'm loving the challange to see what I can come up with.

Card:  White snippets
Stamps:  SU Mosiac Madness
Embossing Folder;  SU Perfect Polka Dots
Sentiment:  from SU Bloomin Marvelous (Sale-a-Bration)
Colouring Medium;  SU ink pads in Pistachio Pudding (love this), Garden Green
Bits & Bobs:  Woodware Square punch, SU Mosiac punch, Gems

Challanges I'm entering
Pixies Snippets - to use snippets
Suzy Bee's Challange - Anything Goes with a Twist of layers

 Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and your comments.


Friday, 23 January 2015


Hello Everyone

I have been crocheting  all day, so I am giving myself a rest for the evening  and with bits of card lying on my desk made two small  (4" x 4") cards, using stamps that have either never or occasionally been used.     I am  so enjoying myself  thinking up ideas as to how I can use them.

My cards

Card:  White and Green
Stamp:  SU from Fresh Vintage Sale-A-Bration
Colouring Medium:  SU Primrose Petals marker
Embossing folder:  SU Wood Grain
Bits & Bobs:  Nesties, Gems and  XCut tiny Heart Punch

Card:  White and SU Wisteria Wonder
Stamp:  SU from Fresh Vintage Sale-A-Bration
Colouring Medium:  SU Winteria Wonder  Ink Pad
Embossing Folder:  SU Perfect Polka Dots
Bits &  Bobs:  Nesties, Gems and XCut tiny Heart Punch

Challanges I'm entering:
Sister Act Card Challange -  Anything Goes
As You Like It  -  Favourite Embossing Folder and Why
                               definately Perfect Polka Dots as it is so versitile, and can be joined easily

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, and your comments.


Thursday, 22 January 2015

Love ..............

Hello Everyone

Sorry I've been missing for a few days, but I've been crocheting away trying to finish my Autumn blanket I started back October of last year.  I've just finished squares for rows 5 and 6 but they need joining  to the rest of the blanket, then I will post a little crochet update.    

Another card using bits and bobs that I've had for some time so I thought they needed an airing!.

Card:  White and Gold
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug With Love border bars
Stamp:  SU from Butterfly Prints
Bits & Pieces:  XCut tiny Butterfly and tiny Heart punch, Gems

Challanges I'm entering
Crafting for all Seasons - Things with Wings
Inspiration Destination -  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Heart

Thank you for taking the time to visit me and your comments.

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