Thursday, 31 October 2013

Really need to get my finger out!

Oh boy do I need to get my finger out and get on with some work and post some cards on blogger.

I really must thank you all for the lovely comments you have made on my most recent posts and now I have made up my mind to make a concerted effort to comment on all the blogs I follow, no excuses, just get it done.

 I have been busy with the Tattered Lace Dies I bought recently and making Christmas Cards.  I have been using LOTV pre coloured toppers for some of my Christmas Cards and one day I may venture into using their stamps but not yet I am afraid.  Anne at LOTV asked if anyone was attending the SECC Craft show at Glasgow to take a cup of coffee for Rich who was running the stall on his own and did not get time to get one.  So I dutifully did my Good Deed of the day and delivered a large Cappuccino to him and also purchased a new pad of toppers.  I have also been making Christmas Wreaths with felt and card,  they were asked for after I showed the cream and gold one I made recently.  I have loads to post but I have not had time to upload them to the PC and get them shown here.

The Tattered Lace dies are so lovely to use and they don't need to be embossed so less time used to cut them out.  I have been looking at the cards Nancy demonstrated on Create and Craft and they are so simple to do but the finished cards are gorgeous.  So you will know what will be taking up a lot of my time.

 I can't sit back and play as I have another Demo Day at the "Good Companions Club" my mother attends.  Cathy who runs the club phoned and asked if I could attend next week and if possible could I do the demo on the felt brooches I spoke to them about when I was there last.  It will be head down and die cut 12 kits of various shapes for the ladies to try their hand at making the brooches.  Apparently there was a loud cheer when Cathy suggested asking me to come along as the ladies seemed to enjoy my last visit.  I intend to do only the most basic shapes. Poinsettia, rose, aster etc and Madge, one of the ladies wanted a robin.  Well I racked by brains and came up with a Xcut die which I should be able to use for the robin, will have a try tomorrow to see if I can successfully make one. 

I have decided to post a Christmas card I made using a LOTV topper and I made the theme colour green to get away from the usual red, will love to see your comments.

I used a square card and matted some green and white and green striped paper.  Die cut LOTV topper and background with Spellbinders Grand Labels One. The Die'sire Ivy die is so useful I love using it.  I have sprinkled some Glitter Dust on the baubles and add red gems for berries and added a sentiment.  The paper and card all come from my stash bought ages ago and the wrapping is now gone.

I hope you are all well but can see from some posts that some are falling by the wayside. I wish those who are not up to par a speedy recovery.  It only leaves me to say take care out there and look forward to seeing your comments on my card.

Wilma x x x

Monday, 21 October 2013

Welcom Baby Amelia

It seems the days are passing so quickly these days and I am sorry at not being able to post my cards as often as I would like.  I am getting orders for so many cards, wreaths etc that are pretty much the same style that I feel seeing them once is enough.  The ladies who ask for the cards do so mainly after seeing them for someone else and then they want one or two done.  Pretty boring but keeps me going.

The card today I made for my great niece to give to her friend on the birth of her baby girl.  Emma want something pink and blingy so this is what I came up with.

I started with an 8 x 8 card and then  white glittery paper which is not showing up very well in the photo. Some pink card embossed with M-bossibility Garden Lattice embossing folder studded with my usual pearls (boy can't wait to get to SECC Glasgow to replenish my stock of them).  The topper and sentiments are from a kit I bought when Kanban was in business, the ribbon was some I bought ages ago and did not want to use it but it is bought to use.  The babies name was made with some letters I had and it is placed on a border using an EK success punch. The box was made using the same materials with a couple of little embellishments.

I am hoping to get through to Glasgow on Thursday but depends on how my mum is, I tend not to plan too much ahead as things change quite quickly.  I have been saving my pennies but I will have to stop watching Create and Craft TV as I fell in love with the Tattered Lace offer last week and had to have it.  The parcel arrived today (Create and Craft have definitely upgraded their delivery process as it arrived within a couple of days) and I have been playing all night.  So much for doing my Christmas card backlog.  Oh well tomorrow is another day.

Hope you are all well and am looking forward to Sue Wilson's ( big reveal tomorrow.  I hope she has a spot on Create and Craft similar to Barbara Grey to demonstrate her amazing creations and give us loads of hints and tips.  Will just have to wait and see.

Take care out there.

Wilma x x x

Monday, 14 October 2013

How much is that doggie in the window?

Ah well the oldies are the goodies, I remember that song well.  I used to sing it to my son when he was little and he used to come in at the barking bits with his little woof woof.  Memories. 

I see I have another follower, Elizabeth, you are most welcome and thank you for joining my happy band of followers.

OK onward and upward.  I was asked to do a card for one of my mum's friends at her little club. it was for her grandson.  Well I don't normally entertain men's cards, just never seem to like doing them, but she was most insistent. This is what I come up with and she liked it.

8 x 8 black card from Anna Marie's Designs
Some blue checked paper I had laying around
The dog was cut on my Cricut Mini from a "Just because Card" Cartridge ( I love the shadow effect)
Sentiment was from a Kanban set I had
There it is simple but I just love it, simple minds easily pleased.  I have had a few days die cutting poinsettias for some cards I have to make and boy is it taking an age but will be well worth it in the long run.  I also have some orders for the wreath hanging I did a few weeks ago but they want them in traditional red and green not in the gold and cream I used.  More poinsettias.  Oh well you can't please everyone can you?
I am getting acclimatised to the colder weather now and the dogs are loving it and are back to walking at lunch times.  They seem to give it a miss when the weather was warmer but now it is cooler they are keen to get out for a walk.  We all need the exercise as we love our food.
Ok you lovely people that's it for tonight.  Look forward to hearing from you and I am off to comment on your wonderful posts, had a quick look earlier, and now I have some time to comment.
Only leaves me to say take care out there.
Wilma x x x

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

What you never are 50!

Hi you lovely bloggers, my how time runs away.  It hardly seen as week since my last post and I have not done much in the old craft room too many other things getting in my way. 

My demo at The Good Companions Club last Thursday went down a treat.  The ladies seem to love making a card and followed my instructions very well and some added a bit of their own style after rummaging through my bit box and although I took my camera to photograph their attempts I completely forgot until we were leaving the hall.  So sorry that I do not have any photos of their gallant attempts at card making.  They are eager for me to do another demo as I suggested that we made Christmas themed brooches.  I have some felt cut out already and when I get the nod I will prepare some more.

I have been very lax at commenting on your posts recently, I have been having issues with my PC which was bought new in June and runs with Windows 8 and a few people have been having probs with this.  I am going to return it to the shop and get them to check it out as I am not too computer friendly these days.  Maybe my brain box cannot take in this modern technology or may be I am just getting too old.

I was asked to do a rush 50th Birthday Card, one of my usual glitzy feathery ones, and this is what I came up with.


 (The ribbon has photographed a silly colour but it is the same as the flower in real life and the hat pin is white, very poor lighting I expect)
I started with an 8x8 card matted some green satin card then white.  Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One, embossed with Spellbinders M-BOSSABILITIES Garden Lattice folder and decorated with some pearls. Next I cut two Tattered Lace Shoes, love this die, I used double sided adhesive on my green card and sprinkled Glamour Dust over as I did not have any green coloured glitter card.  I like the effect on the shoes and flowers.  I used the same effect for the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters dies.  I mounted the shoes on Spellbinders Floral Ovals die cut in white card.  The sentiment was produced on PC and cut with Labels Twenty.  Hat pin was from my stash.  The box was from Stella Crafts (ready to make up) and decorated with some peel offs I found while rummaging around my boxes (it is amazing what you find when you have look round, I tend to buy what I like and find a use for it at a later date), Labels Twenty, Delicate Asters, some ribbon and pearls.
Linda, who asked me for the card was delighted that I could produce the "goods" in record time.  As I love making these cards it was no problem at all.
Well have a few more cards for orders to complete and then I may be able to get down to crafting for myself.  I am looking forward to going to the Hobby Craft show at the SECC in Glasgow sometime between 24-27 October and have been saving up by pennies.  I really wanted to go to NEC Birmingham with Patricia, Hazel and Kate but caring for mum has put paid to that so Glasgow will have to do.
Well now that the weather has turn so cold, it was freezing when I took the dogs out tonight, I may find time to huddle in my craft space and make some more cards for Christmas and find time to comment on your lovely creations.
Take care my friends.
Wilma x x x

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

90th Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to my space, I feel I am often in space when my days all run into one.  I have been busy making this card and another for a seventy something and prepping the kits for tomorrow's demo at the club my mum attends.  I have prepped 11 kits so hopefully that will be enough.  I will take some more card with me in case more ladies attend.  Some ladies were keen and others felt they would not be able to do it, their ages range from 65-93 and the older ones are the people willing to have a go.  In the kits every thing has been prepared and they only have to stick it together nothing difficult, them stick a few gem/pearls here and there and a sentiment.

Here is the card I have made for the 90 year old. The remit was "not too dull"

8 x 8 scalloped card
Centura Pearl white card
Some pale green pearlised card from stash
The green patterned paper in the centre (which has not photographed very well) was from the Glitter Girls many moons ago)
Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One and Floral Ovals
The remaining embellishments, feathers and peel offs from my stash
I made the stick pin from my collection of beads
The light today was bad for taking photographs so I must apologise for the colours, it is OK in real life.
I have another airport run on Friday to pick up my niece, Megan and her boyfriend.  It is at 1400 so not early morning but the traffic is usually bad on a Friday afternoon and with it being a Fife Holiday Weekend I expect it will be extremely busy.  I am eager to hear how she enjoyed her break.  My other niece Lesley (who lives in Benidorm and has a Pub/restaurant out there), who Megan was staying with, has a Parrot named Hooper and apparently as soon as Megan arrived it chased her round the villa.  Well Megan is not particularly keen on birds of any kind was not amused so I am eager to her if they settled their differences.
My next door neighbour and family arrived home on Monday and they had a whale of a time.  As soon as he arrived home Christopher was in to regale me with all the things he got up to and to make sure Sunday breakfast was still on.  He also presented me with a lovey bracelet for giving him Euros to spend on holiday.
Ok that's enough of my ramblings for tonight.  Hope you are all safe and well
Take care out there.
Wilma x x x