Tuesday, 19 February 2013

While the cat's away..........

Hi all,

Spent a fantastic day at the NEC yesterday at Stitches, the trade craft show with my dear friend Helen who owns a lovely little craft shop in Sedgley called Beacon Crafts.

Anyhow, because of this and also spending a very lovely weekend with hubby and the boys and also  a baby shower for my friend Jodie, I haven't had much time to play since last week's offerings.

As some of you may know, hubby and I are both scout leaders, I do the little ones, the Beavers, and Gary does Cubs. On a regular basis, the Cubs go off on camp for the weekend and this means that hubby and no 3 son disappear to do scouty things. On one such weekend last year, I had a bit of time on my hands, 2 whole days, where the housework seemed to get forgotten and my 2 big boys did their own thing, so I had to craft and this is what I came up with, a photo frame without a photo!


I hope you like it, and I'm off now to continue with the cat and mouse theme, I'm upcycling a mousetrap !!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by

Lou x


Thursday, 14 February 2013

Ah Bisto

Hi everyone,

Thought I would just pop a little post on today to show you a little project that has been whizzing round my head for weeks, ever since I had my kit from Docrafts. Well, finally, after days of planning, here it is.

This post is called Ah Bisto because that's exactly what it is- an old granules can. I've used X cut dies to cut a base and then coverred it all in contrasting Vintage Notes papers, which I have to say, are stunning.

Then a made the large blue rose using my Tim holtz Tattered Florals die and then just kept on adding until I reached the top.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Lou x

Monday, 11 February 2013

Best laid plans and all that

Hey everyone,

Just a little post today to let you know how stupid I am. Went to pay an instalment for my son's trip to France this morning and OMG what a panic, could not find my debit card anywhere. After careful  thought, I realised I had left it in a shop in our local shopping centre yesterday. It must of been those two pairs of fabby boots I bought that took my mind off things. lol

Anyhow, snow day for the little one, big two still had to go to school, so instead of a leisurely crafting day that I had planned, a four bus round trip to retrieve the card which, thankfully, the store had put into their safe. What a relief!!!

 Now, however, after a nice cuppa, I thought I would share a couple of demo cards from this Jan/Feb loop from Docrafts. These two ranges, Vintage Notes and Chronology have been an absolute delight to work with and although one is quite masculine and the other very pretty pastels and all things girly, mix and match quite well.

I have no more demos until the new products are launched in March  but I know I will carry on using these ranges for a good while, or at least until my stash runs out which I don't think will be very long!!

Hope you like them and thanks for looking xx