Monday, 23 December 2013

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Hi to you all, boy I have been MIA for such long time and feel so left out by not posting here as I hoped to do but time has just run away with me.  Now that the busy time has passed maybe I can get down to serious crafting as I have so many projects in mind that I want to try but have just not had the time to carry them out.  All ready for Christmas, a few parcels to wrap and that is it.  Time to get the feet up with a wee glass of something in my hand and reflect on the past year.

My picture today is a picture I tried for my niece Megan.  We saw something similar on facebook and she asked if I could try the frame. Of course I said yes and using my new Christmas present from hubby this is what I came up with.  Megan absolutely dotes on her nephew and nieces and I have inserted a small photo of them in the hearts.  I have a few more ideas for similar projects so look out next year.  I love my Silhouette Cameo, when you have lots to cut out it is a godsend and I was able to download masses with the $10 and $25 cards that came in the box.  There was a sale on the Silhouette site for a few weeks and everything was half price.  But I do still love my dies nothing will replace my feelings for them.

This a an Ikea picture frame and as a background I used Papermainia Home for Christmas paper then an 8 x 8 white card and mounted the large heart and inserted the smaller cut outs  after I folded them to stand out a bit better.   I used the leftover hearts to decorate around the larger heart.  Hope Megan likes it.

I have tried to comment over the last few weeks but if time has run away from me, I have at least admired your gorgeous work. 

Only leaves me to say Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to you all and hope 2014 is all you hope it will be.

Take care

Wilma x x x

Monday, 2 December 2013

I am still alive and kicking

It has been a while since my last post on here.  I have been very busy with making cards and wreaths for all my mother's friends and I have also been doing a wee demo at the Good Companion's Club she attends.  A friend has started a craft get together on a Friday afternoon in the church hall and I was asked to do a few demo's but until we get organised and a rota set up is has been a little ad hoc.  I took some Kraft Lunch bags and some Christmas paper and embellishments down last Friday to show how easy it is to decorate bags and turn them into lovely gift bags and they really liked the idea.  Everyone takes the craft they enjoy and eventually we will all get a demo on everyone's favourite hobby.  I was able to assist someone with her knitting by working out the pattern on her matinee jacket when she reached the decreasing for the armholes.  This lady is going to help me with some crochet.  It is great when someone has a skill that can be passed on to others.

I don't have a card to show tonight as they have been based on the same design as before and I don't want to bore you with the same old cards.  But the end is in sight and I cannot wait to get playing with my Tattered Lace dies.  My hubby has ordered a Silhouette Cameo for my Christmas so I am also eagerly awaiting it's arrival but that means more time trying to work out how it works and less time to use my dies.  I will have to stop watching Create and Craft while hubby is around because he listens too well and surprises me with crafty things.  I would be interested to hear from anyone who has this machine as any hints and tips will be gratefully received..

Here is a photo of the ladies at the Good Companions Club taking part in a demo "Making Felt Brooches" we did the other week.

I made up 12 kits with felt die cuts, brooch backs, needle, embroidery thread and I did a step by step demo.  Everyone went home with their make for the day and are looking forward to the next "hands on Demo". It is a bit time consuming but I feel a good time was had by all.
I thought I would let you all know I was still in the land of the living as I have been trying to comment on your posts and boy there are some gorgeous cards out there and lots of tutorials and hints and tips.  Keep it up ladies and John, I will find time to try them all eventually.
Take care for now.
Wilma x x x