Sunday, 26 April 2015

A holiday snap

I just wanted to share this with you as I haven't any new crafting to offer.   We went to Suffolk for a week - mostly holiday and partly tracing family history as our Father came from Suffolk.  In our travels, which included some doozy getting lost, we came across this church.

This is St Mary's at Uggeshall.  I had  never seen a thatched church before and as you might surmise it is very very old.  The flag was for St. Georges Day.
We had a wonderful week and found some very kind and friendly inhabitants.  We had good food although not cheap and we drooled over all the oh so pretty houses and cottages.  The county is stuffed with them.
We found a few gravestones of our ancestors and a farm where our Grandpa Jo had been a Farm Bailiff.  And also a house - still standing - where one of our ancestors had fallen down the stairs and broken his neck.  We had found the details in a newspaper cutting.  The current house owners were intrigued to hear the history of their house.

Hope it wasn't too boring.  Back to crafting soon.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

CD Sunday - Layer it up

Good Morning.  This is a scheduled post (I hope it has worked) as I am away on a short break with my sister.

The theme for this challenge has been chosen by Christine and here is my offering

I used a new CD from Kraftyhands - 'Sowing the seeds of Love'  and including the card there are 7 layers- all from the CD. The colours of the images on this CD are beautiful.

I am sorry that I won't be commenting whilst I am away but I look forward to catching up with all the entries to this challenge and our special concurrent Purple Crazy challenge on my return.

Have fun and be good.

I have also entered Ooh La La Challenge #178

Sunday, 12 April 2015

CD Sunday Extra - Purple Crazy

As many of you may already know we recently lost our lovely team member Wendy - aka Purple Crazy.  Last Autumn Wendy stepped down from the team as she was not at all well.  We were very saddened when we learned that she had lost the fight, and as well as sending our condolences to Wendy's husband and family, we decided to run a Challenge in her memory.  This is the Challenge.  It will run for a month alongside our normal Challenges and it will have it's own prizes.  These are a download from Polkadoodles 'Work and Play 9 - Love and Kisses' and at least one CD from Jenny - or may be more and a couple of things from me.. 

Wendy and I joined the CD Sunday team at the same time.  We  miss her flamboyant colourful crafting style and in honour of this we have all produced a card which we hope reflects all that was Wendy.
So please join in with us and make a Purple Crazy card that would have made Wendy proud.

Jane Shasky - from the heart of the garden

Please check the CD Challenge Blog for any details I may have missed - and you will find a Mister Linky waiting for you.  
Please don't forget our normal two weekly challenge - at the moment Clean and Simple which you will find here.

Please join us.
Carol xx


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

ATC Swop UK - April 2015

The theme for April - chosen by poll - is April Showers.  The maximum we can send is 5 but I have made 7 (I was on a roll) so I have to choose just 5 to send.

Here are the 7

I enjoyed making these and I have added some rain which doesn't show very well in the scan.  I used dribbles of Diamond Glaze.  I have since read about 'Dovecraft Liquid Pearls in Clear' so I have sent off to E-bay for supplies. I liked the look of the Red and Black as well and it seemed silly just to send off for one.
Will get these in the post asap.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

CD Sunday - Clean and Simple - chosen by Jenny

Happy Easter Sunday to everyone.  I hope you are all enjoying a good weekend.  It is quietish here but I am continuing to empty the boxes and put the crafty contents into new homes.  I have been ruthless and thrown away, given or sold many items now surplus to requirements. 
Thank you all for the tremendous response to my chosen Challenge - 'Sentiments'.  I am going to have to spend quite a while to-ing and fro-ing amongst all the blogs to choose my Top 3.

This new challenge - Clean and Simple - chosen by Jenny is a great challenge.  I have made a card I am very pleased with - in fact I think it is my favourite make so far this year.  Here it is:

I used Ooh La La CD - 'Carnival of colour' for the image which I printed on glossy photo paper.  I used a black mat to pick out the black on the poppies and the second layer of the butterfly. I used my favourite square white card and together with the way the glossy poppies sing out makes this my favourite make of the year.

Please join in with us and I will see you soon.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Songbird Birthday Card

The image and sentiments were designed by our Parchment Tutor - Marilyn Pybus.  I finished it during our workshop yesterday
The extras I put on are the little butterflies.  I 'painted' some parchment paper with Wink of Stella Clear.  When dry I punched out the butterflies using my Pinflair punch.

The oval and the sentiments were stitched to the card with beads.
We were given a pattern for an Anniversary card as well  which shows two birds on the branch and of course Happy Anniversary in the banner.
Carol xx