Saturday, 11 January 2014

Special baby

Hi you all, we had a lovely walk along the beach at Aberdour today, did us all good, the dogs really loved rolling around in the sand. While on the sandy beach we were sheltered from the real chilly wind and the sun shone for a while making it great for a walk.  It is funny when the sun is out how friendly people are, it helps if you have a dog or two.

My post today was a kit I bought last October at the Hobbycraft show at the SECC, Glasgow.  It is from Scary Mary and I really enjoyed making it up.

Sorry the quality is poor but I am having problems with my PC and blogger so am having to use my IPad.  The decoration was mainly from my stash, ribbon teddies, some peel offs, and a cute wee baby in the cot was from Scary Mary.

I made this up as Mr Mojo left me and I need something to give me a kick start.

After over eating over Christmas and New Year I have returned to Slimming World to get back on track.  I enjoy our local club, great bunch of ladies and sometimes we have a male attending, just wish I did not like chocolate and cream.

Well that's it for tonight, we have a frosty night out there so I am glad to be curled up on the sofa with a cup of coffee, hubby took the dogs for their last walk, and they have settled down for the night, bliss.

Take care my friends.

Wilma x x x 

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Ok here is another one

What a joy to have so many wonderful followers commenting on my work, thank you all.  Today I did a talk in making cards at my mother's Good Companions Club. Basically it was just to show them that making card is not difficult, its using your imagination and a few tools, paper and card ans sticky stuff and off you go.  Next time they would like to decorate boxes so I will cut the boxes out and glue them as time is a bit short and some ladies need a lot of assistance.  Then I will let them loose on my collection of flowers and other bits and bobs that I have had for ages..

After my first attempt at the shadow box, I decided to try another and this one I am happier with.

So sorry about the quality of the photo I am still having problems with blogger, it is not my PC  but google.  
My bargain shadow box, blue and white card from stash, lattice die from Spellbinders also resplendent rectangles, flowers from wild Orchid Crafts.

It went down very well at the club today as I have a few orders for more.  Typing this on my IPad is driving me crazy, I am trying yo resolve my problems with blogger on my PC.  I have been online and it seems a few people have the same problem.  It seems to be with Internet Explorer 8 because I am ok on my IPad using Safari.

Enough of my problems, hope you are all well and have My Mojo back onboard.  I seem to have found him again, thank goodness.

Take care you lovely people.

Wilma x x x 

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Baby Boy Blue

Thank you, thank you all for the wonderful comments on my last post.  I feel so humble, you are all stars, boosted me up no end.  I thought with my sporadic posts that I may loose your following, but no, I received lots of comments.  I forgot to mention that I did not design the card, it was one Nancy Watt showed on a Create and Craft show, sorry if you thought it was all my own work.  As Mr Mojo had deserted me I decided to try her design because it is so lovely.

Patricia dared me to post the shadow box (well thats what I call it) I made and feel I could have made it stand out more by decoupaging the giraffe a bit.  I intend decorating the frame but have to decide what with.

As I said previously the boxes were a bargain, the giraffe and words were cut with the silhouette Cameo. The flowers from Wild Orchid crafts and the ribbon from my stash.  

First attempt, I get excited and rush ahead without thinking too much. On seeing my completed box I can see how it can be improved.  Embossing the background, layering the giraffe and adding a bit of bling here and there.

I am having problems getting Blogger to load on my PC, keep getting an error messages so I am
having to use my IPad to post this. Hope I can get it resolved soon.

Once again thank you so very much for your much appreciated comments.

Take care.

Wilma xx x 

Sunday, 5 January 2014

New Year and Mojo returning (I hope)

Hi Crafters,  I feel I am getting my Mojo back as all ideas for card making flew out the window over the last few weeks.  I think making a load of Christmas Cards and Wreaths of the same design just made me give up.  Now with renewed vigour I have made a couple of cards for my sister's birthday today and now I feel ready to take on new challenges.

I bought a few shadow boxes from our local Hallmark shop in Dunfermline which is closing down they were priced at £10.00 then discounted to £3.99 and then half price  £1.98 so that as a bargain not to be sniffed at.  I have made my first box but am not too happy with it so with have to make up my mine whether to show it or not, but you learn from trying so hopefully my next one with hit the spot.

I have done so much reading up on my Silhouette Cameo that I am going stir crazy, it is time I put all I have been reading about into practise.  I have tried a few bits but really need to get my act together.  It is horrible when you want to try something but cannot summon up the enthusiasm to do it.  I have downloaded loads of files (freebies some special offers from Silhouette) now I have to produce something.  If any of you ladies see any items cut out on the Silhouette and would like some just drop me an email and I will post them off to you, no charge, I feel like you are family and I would love sharing them.

Enough of my ramblings here is the card I made for my mother to give to my sister. Sorry it has not photographed very well the lighting is so dreary these days.

The card is an 8 x 8 scalloped edge, matting is black and gold Creative Expressions Foundation card, the white card is Centura Pearl embossed/cut with Chantilly Lace Flourish die from Tattered Lace.  The shoe is also from Tattered Lace, I cut one in gold and one in black and overlaid the gold onto the black.  Sentiments from Kanban.  Added black ribbon, dazzler and pearls from stash.
That is it for tonight, only to hope you all have recovered from Christmas and New Year and are looking forward to seeing what 2014 has in store for us all.
Take care.
Wilma x x x