Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Pyramid Box

I have been trying to make a pyramid box tonight to match my mothers day card.....I have bought a book for my mum for mother's day (the book is about old fashioned remedies) so it won't fit into the box lol lol, but I thought I might find something to put into it even if it's a few chocolates.....I will photograph it tomorrow.....I also think I might try a waterfall card at some point.
I am left handed you know, and for years I have cut things out with right handed scissors.....I then discovered left handed scissors and I couldn't believe how easy it was to cut out, I didn't have to tilt my neck in the most uncomfortable position to cut something out. The thing is I am using small scissors for paper craft and I find I can't stick to the line I am cutting on and I think small scissors are right handed so Dougy (my lovely hubby) is cutting my stuff out for me.....bless him.

My favourite things at the moment

These are my favourite things at the moment.....It doesn't take much to make a card, just a few beautiful papers and a framey, beautifully coloured and glittered all in miniature.....I like them very much.
This is a miniature tea bag framey.....cute isn't it

Monday, 26 February 2007

Willow Cottage

Here is a sweet little card using the Willow Cottage Framey and some gingham backing paper.

Probably a Mothers Day ATC and Card

Here is the card as promised....made from one Willow sketch,I think there may be another couple of paper designs coming from that sketch, I love her use of colour.
Here is a Mothers Day ATC also out of the same sketch, I don't think I will put any greetings onto the front because it will spoil the effect, I will put the details onto the reverse.

Sunday, 25 February 2007

Designing Papers

It has been dark and dismal here in the NE so I haven't ventured out today at all.
My spaniel woke me up this morning at 5.45am barking, it is like mental torture, just one bark every few minutes, I had to go down and tell her off....she will stop for about 15 minutes then she will start again...ooooooh it's so annoying.
I was going to make a card today....but I got carried away making a backing paper to go with one below.It is really uncomfortable sitting and working at a computer all day.....I really don't know how people cope with ache's and pains if they are sitting at a computer for 8 hours a day to make a really is soul destroying.
Anyway I will have to TRY and make a card tomorrow,(don't hold your breath though) that's the story of my life, everything has to wait until tomorrow lol wonder I never get anything done, I blame it onto the menopause..I can't concentrate for very long you see, anyway that's my theory and I'm sticking to it.Here is what i have been working on all day, hopefully you will see them co-ordinating tomorrow.
Click on to get a better look.

If anyone feels the need to feed candystripe please do so.....he is a real hungry horis....give him a stroke as well....he loves it.

Saturday, 24 February 2007

Hello everyone

My name is Sandra and I'm a crafter.

I have crafted all of my life doing one thing or another...I can remember my mother teaching me to knit..... and I was knitting my dolls clothes when I was eight years old. I have dabbled in...dressmaking, knitting, crochet, patchwork, soft furnishings, machine embroidery, heirloom sewing and all that it involves, and now paper crafting and all that it involves. I have got to do something crafty otherwise I feel as if there is something missing in my life, I'm sure all crafters feel the same, it's like an addiction and I can't help myself. Sometimes crafting makes your life miserable because you want to get on crafting and there are chores to be done, a meal to be made or errand to run and they are a pain when all you want to do is sit and create.....

at the moment I am designing a collection of Framies......these are little frames 5cm x 5cm with a miniature image inserted into the centre, they are very cute...well I think they are lol lol.

Oh I forgot to say my daughter is the designer in our family and I help her, we have a small business that we run together.

I was giving my craft room a much need tidy this morning and I was listening to the Beatles new cd Love....I thoroughly enjoyed brought back memories of my teenage years and tidying my room didn't seem so bad...I am all organised now and ready to make a mess again lol lol

This is a backing paper made from one of Willow's sketches.......I think I might try and make a card from it tomorrow.