Sunday, 23 March 2014

Oh Boy where have the weeks gone?

I don't believe it has been so long since my last post, time just seems to slip through my fingers.  I have been busy making cards for some friends and because Mr Mojo has gone walkabout again I had a hard time trying to come up with some different designs.  Everyone would like something similar to some of my long standing cards but once someone has received one of these cards I have to think of something different.

Here is one I made for someone who has bought a few of my cards, her husband asked me to make one for her so this is what I came up with.  It is not a special birthday so did not go overboard.  Luckily he loved it.

8 x 8 card
Turquoise glitter card for background (she likes a bit of bling)
Hearts are cut out from Tattered Lace Chantily Heart die 
The border is a Spellbinder one whose name escapes me just now
The pleated paper was something I bought is a sale
Flowers from Wild Orchid
Sentiment is an oldie from Kanban
Pearls from stash.

Here is hoping that you are all well and escaping colds and flu during this cold spell.  We have sunshine today but extremely cold.  All winter we have escaped frost till the last week or two but it has been lovely seeing the sun for short bursts.

Off for a wander round your blogs to get some inspiration as you lovely ladies and of course John in Spain post some beautiful cards and projects.

Take care.

Wilma x x x

Saturday, 8 March 2014

No pennies left

Hi all, yes I did meet up with The Scottish Posse and yes Jenny I am one too. Lovely chat with the girls and made tentative arrangements to join them for their trip to NEC Birmingham later in the year, look out AngThe Ducks Doodahs (Tales from a happy crafter ))and ChristineChristine's Cards and Crafts) I heard about your shenanigans .  Also look out KateI Love Socks and Cards!!) I am joining them on their visit to you too hopefully.

My card today is another wedding one, requested for a lady's granddaughter, she wanted bling but did not know the colour theme for the wedding so we went for red.  She loved it, just waiting on her granddaughters reaction.

I won't go into detail with this card as it is much the same ingredients as in the past really must find a different style that the ladies appreciate as I am getting fed up making a variation on a theme, the ladies all adore this style of card.

Well I had a wonderful walk around the stalls today but feel they are getting less and less every year, what's with Scotland that the exhibitors do not want to come up to show their wares.  I bought some A3 card and 7" cards and envelopes from Anna Marie Designs, some chipboard rings hearts and oblong pieces , red double sided tape and a few more bits from the "Everything a Pound" stall, adhesive pearls from Mei Flower and a big bottle of Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue, don,t know where that was from, some polystyrene rings for a project I saw on Remnant King's stall, some stencils and brushes for another project I saw demonstrated, to be revealed is I ever get round to doing them.

Now I am exhausted ready for bed.  Before I go as soon as I arrived home from Glasgow, Christopher, adopted grandchild from next door, was waiting for me in a tizz.  He had a project to be handed in by Monday, making a clock, and he had only received the project from his teacher late Friday afternoon.  Well long story from him, swimming on Friday evening, out with his dad today and on a school visit tomorrow and how was he going to fit this project in.  I sat him down and asked what was required and was given the low down so we set to work cutting out circles, numbers and clock hands and he got stuck up with glue trying to place the numbers on the clock but we got there and he is away happy that we achieved something.  His parting words were "I don't know what I would do without you", I love him to bits, he appreciates everything we do and I do miss having grandchildren up here.

Take care now off to bed after Casualty won't take long before I am dead to the world.

Wilma x x x

On my way to SECC Glasgow

I am sat here on the bus to Glasgow for the Hobbycrafts show at the SECC, pouring with rain but cosy letting someone else do the driving, bus passes are best thing ever. Being able to travel without the hassle of driving and parking and paying parking fees, bliss.  I was not sure if I was going to be able to make it but things worked out for me, so off to spend my saved up pennies.  Will try yo meet up with, as Ang calls them "the Scottish Posse" at lunch break, Patricia gave me a rough idea where they would be, looking forward to that.

I don't know if I have shared this one before but I love the colour and I get so many requests for the same style of card I tend to forget what I have posted.  If I was at home I would be able to check but not sitting on a bus.  So lease bear with me.

Well half way there, looking forward to spending even more money or just browsing, love the atmosphere of craft shows.  Will let you know what I have bought tomorrow.

Take care and thank you for visiting my blog, your comments are much appreciated.


Monday, 3 March 2014

Better late than never

Hi my fellow bloggers, hope you are all well.  I am fine, some gorgeous sunshine to day to brighten up the spirits.  I did mean to post these card earlier but time just runs away with me these days.  They are the cards I made for a 70th birthday and I had downloaded a file for the Silhouette Cameo recently from Craftsuprint, the designer was Amanda Davis, so decided to give it a try.

8 x 8 card
Creative Expressions Foundation Card in Teal, California Blue for Numbers and Tattered Lace Dies in the corners and Spellbinders Rose die 
Roses and background I used Creative Expression Foundation Milk and Coconut card

The numbers I mounted on an 8 x 8 card rather than cut out card design supplied as I wanted a bigger card.  The lady chose the first one so I have a spare in my box.

Since getting the Silhouette Cameo I have trawled the Internet for ideas and files to download and found an amazing amount of free files to use.  That is where all my time is going, trawling the Internet and You Tube for even more ideas.  Time now to put all I have learnt into action and to stop playing.   My craft space is filled with bits of cut outs I have tried.  I am often amazed at the intricate patterns the Cameo can cut and often try just to make sure it can do what is advertised.  Result, YES it can.  I still love my dies and the Tattered lace ones are top of my list at the moment but Spellbinders are still in use as you can see from the photos.

OK then ladies and gents I won't bore you any more suffice to say I have my pennies saved to spend at the SECC Glasgow this weekend at the Hobbycrafts show and to pick up more ideas from the lovely exhibitors.  Have not made up my mind yet what day to go but Saturday is looking good. (If that is the case Patricia and Hazel I will send and email and see if you want to meet up for a wee chat)

Take care out there, I look forward to reading all your comments as this is what keeps me posting albeit not as often as I should.

Wilma x x