Wednesday, 22 April 2015

What have I got myself in to?

Hi all, do you find if you start something new every one wants one, well that is what has happened to me with the word cloud pictures  like the teapot I made for Kayleigh.  I have made so many in different sizes but most have bee a heart with family names.

 My sister wanted one in the shape of a house.

I have been asked to make a few shadow boxes and other boxes for little girls born recently.

So where is my time for card making, my first love.  Cannot wait till all these commissions are completed and then I may get back to making a card or two.  Don't get me wrong I adore making a range of goodies but these past few weeks have been hectic.

Now that the sun has finally warmed up I want time to walk the dogs and spend some time outdoors.

Hope you are all well and enjoying your crafting,  I can see from your blogs that you have made some amazing cards.

Take  care out there.


x x x

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Teapot glittered

Hi, what a mixture of weather today. This morning when I took my dogs for their first walk of the day it was snowing, then raining then back to snow.  Did not last long though.  Lunch time walk sun shine but cold.

My niece, Megan, asked me to do a project for her friend's birthday and good luck in her new job.  She came up with the idea of glittering a teapot, her friend is a real tea jenny.  Well thinking cap on.  I decided as a teapot takes boiling water I would use WOW embossing powder and use a heat gun to set it. Luckily  Megan chose a red teapot and it was easy to apply the red embossing powder.  Love the way it turned out.

 I was also asked to do a word cloud with words relating to the friend and just love it.

Have a few requests for cards which I am in the process of starting, wracking the old brain box for ideas.

Hope you are all well.

Wilma x x 

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Oh it has been a long long time

Hi to you all, it has been months since my last post as I have not been making many cards recently but have been focusing my crafty skills on my Silhouette Cameo and ScanNCut making 3D projects and cutting vinyl.

I have been browsing all your posts but not commenting very much as time just seems to run away from me.  I have made a few cards but not posted them.

Here are a few of my projects,  I have a few cards to make over the next few weeks so hopefully I will get back posting on a regular basis

Wilma x x x

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Getting better

Not so long between my posts now that the weather has gone down hill.  More time for crafting
And boy have I been busy this week, 4 commissions and a wee project.

One of the commissions was for a wedding card, remit purple and white, to fit in an envelope and personalised.  I used a LOTV image and a card from my stash, spellbinder die, cannot find the packaging at the moment, printed sentiments on PC a few pearls and wallah a wedding card.

My neighbour Leigh is a pure nutter and any excuse for a "Girls Night" and she is there planning the event.  She came up with "P in the Dark" instead of "T in the Park" (Music festival held each year not far from us) and she enrolled everyone in to doing their bit, food, posters, security passes etc.  The event was to be held in our other neighbour's garden, gazebos were put up, a shed was utilised as a chill out zone, a photo booth and guess what, typical festival weather, it poured down.  Our spirits were not daunted and everyone turned up in festival garb and wellies, and a great night was had by all.  Ages ranged from kids to 66 year old (me).  I was tasked to come up with something different and also to produce moustaches and glasses for the photo booth cut from files on the Silhouette Cameo.  I racked my brains and came up with a memento of a wine  glass with P in the Dark for every one who attended, around 16 braved the weather.

poster for event

Memento of occasion

moustaches which were attached to straws

Julie Party Girl

Leigh organiser and nutter

Security Team

Rain did not stop us having a great night

Nicola and Lana enjoying the event

Just wish I could convey the atmosphere at the event we all have a fab time and it may be repeated next year.

Hope I have not bored you all but it's these girls who keep me young and on my toes.

Take care.

Wilma x x

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Hot, Hot, Hot

WOW what a spell of glorious weather we are having, I love being out enjoying the sun and as a result not much crafting being done.  We also had a week at Killin in the caravan, a lovely break for me, hubby and the dogs.  Speaking of dogs, Shaolin, my lovely older dog was having problems walking, he has a badly fitting hip which flares up now and then, he had an Xray at our local Vets and they referred him to a specialist to have a more intense Xray.  Nothing really showed up except he has an extra vertebrae and a spare rib none of which is causing his pain.  He has to loose 3kg by the end of September and then if he has not improved may require a MIR scan.  So we are all on diet with him, fingers crossed it works as vet fees are not cheap, thank goodness for insurance as the first set of Xrays cost £189.00 and the other £645.00 which hopefully is covered.

I was asked on Tuesday to make a quick engagement card for my neighbour, Leigh, and this is what I came up with.

Sorry about the quality of the photo I forgot to take a photo of it and had to rush over to Leigh's before she passed it on to the recipient. Caught the late evening sun in the background. 

I used an 8 x 8 card, the heart was cut out from a file for Silhouette Cameo which I purchased from their online store for 75 cents 50p in our money.  I cut an offset in silver mirror and matted and layered some white and silver mirror card. The sentiment was typed on PC and I added some flower from Wild Orchid Crafts and a few pearls, and there you are a lovely (at least I love it) quick card.

Because I had not posted for a while I received an email from Patricia http://patricia- asking if I was Ok.  It was so lovely hearing from her and I assured her everything was fine.

That's it for now take care.

Wilma x x x

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Birthday card

Thank you so much for you kind comments on my last post, trying hard to get back into the swing again.

My card today is made with papers and embellishments from Craftwork cards.  This is a lovely set and I feel I will enjoy using it.  I used an 8" x 8" card from Anna Marie Designs, papers from Craftwork Cards along with  half of the  handbag card and sentiment, I lined the inside of the card with the script paper and printed a verse on the other half of the handbag (forgot to photograph it) and wallah a quick card

Today has been lazy, the weather has been iffy one minute looks like its going to pour down then the sun makes an appearance but then it disappears again.  Hope tomorrow brightens up, a little sunshine really lifts the spirit.

Well off to bed now, I wish I could sleep longer in the morning as soon as 0430/0500 comes round it is bling I am wide awake and I have to get up.  The dogs are fed up with me dragging the out for walkies at 0600.  They give me a look as if to say you go we will have a long lie.

Yawn . . .  . well must go take care out there.

Wilma x x 

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Bunting - repost

Hi to my fellow bloggers,  I have been MIA for a couple of months, not that I have not been following your posts, but I have had a break from serious card making, blame it on my Silhouette Cameo.  I have been on a huge learning curve with this wonderful machine and every time I log on to make a card I get distracted with all the great cutting files and projects which can be achieved with this machine.

Today I am posting a couple of projects I have been trying out.  We have new neighbours a couple of door down from us, I know Jackie and her girls as they lived in another part of the village.  The girls, Connie aged 5 and Tilly 6 months have just had their bedrooms decorated and I thought I would make some bunting for their walls.

This is Connie's

This is Tilly's

I used cutting files I bought for the Cameo and card that I have accumulated over the years, pearls and ribbon, quite effective I think.  You may have to zoom in on the pictures to see the Gingham dresses.

Photos are best I can get with the size of the bunting but Jackie and Connie are well impressed, Tilly has no choice being so young.

Hopefully now I have posted this today I may get back to card making, which I do enjoy doing.  I have been buying loads of things to make cards so I better use it before Hubby has a fit.  Every time he pokes his head in my craft room or I get a delivery he says and when will this be used then?  I have told him it will be a long winter and I will make inroads when the weather changes.  My excuse and I am sticking to it.

We had a wee holiday at Stonehaven a couple of weeks ago with the caravan and the weather was great for most of the time, I came home with a sun tan.  Hubby, the dogs and me what a nice break, my mum stayed with my youngest sister and it was a break from me for her too.  As she gets older the more immobile she gets and it hard work being with her 24/7 having to do so much for her.  Not that I am complaining but it did me good to have some time away.

As always I look forward to seeing all your beautiful creations and feel honoured that you take the time to look and comment on my post.  Take care.

Wilma x x x x

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Wildlife

Hi All,  today I was lazy and made a batch of cards from the Pollyanna Pickering CD brought to us by Linda Chapman at the CD also has cutting files for the Silhouette Cameo .  Everything you need to produce some gorgeous cards is on the CD all you need is Paper/card, double sided tape, foam pads and any embellishments you want. They did not take long to make after the initial printing off and cutting the mats and I thing they are wonderful (my opinion not praising myself as the prints are lovely).

I have not added any embellishments as I wanted to see how nice they were before I added anything.  I think you will agree that because of the quality of the print not much more is required.  Oh I did add three gems to the border of the elephant card, just noticed that.  Linda Chapman is forever going on about how nice black card is as a mat and I must totally agree with her in this case.  My mum wants me to do a picture frame with one of the images for her so another project in the offing.

I have recently downloaded a few cutting files for the Silhouette Cameo and need to try them out.  I have not given up using my dies but I find the Silhouette cuts a dream. I have been watching Create and Craft shows on the Brother Scan and Cut and maybe I should have waited for this to come out but seeing the price I am please my husband bought me the Cameo.  The only downside is you need to be attached to the PC in order to use the Cameo and you don't need a PC for the Scan and Cut.  Swings and roundabouts as the saying goes.

Hope you enjoy seeing my wee collection, now I cannot say "I don't do men's cards" as these fit the bill for male or female I think.  My stock of cards is getting low so I really must get my finger out and produce some more.

Thank you all for your very generous and kind comments on my posts, I really look forward to reading what you think of my work.  It makes my day when I see how many people have commented and taken the time to look at my projects and cards. Big, Big Thank You.

Take care.

Wilma x x x

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Welcome Baby Molly

Hi All, been playing around with the shadow boxes again and as Charlotte, a neighbour, had a baby girl recently I made this as a wee keepsake.  Her daughter has a full head of black hair and is so cute.  She named her Molly Moonbeam and she is so pretty.

The shadow box is from Ikea, I love using these boxes.  They are 8 inches x 8 inches just the right size to play around with.  All the cut outs were done with various cutting files and my own words on the Silhouette Cameo (I know praising it again but I do love using it) the card and papers are from kits I bought ages ago and the flowers from my stash.  The photo is not great because it was snapped during the really dull cloudy spell we had a few weeks back and I could not use the flash because it just reflected on the glass.  Even the wooden frame looks ghastly but it is white I can assure you. Charlotte was most impressed and really loved it.  I feel I should have raised cut outs a bit but did not remember that there is a fair amount of space between the background and frame, not to self for next one.

Hope you are all well, I can see from you posts that there are some amazing designs out there. I was particularly impressed by Wendy L's card on Thursday 03 April 2014 just adore that design and may have to borrow it.  

Well the weather here is horrid again but one thing it is a bit milder.  I have been colder these last few weeks more than I was during the winter months.  We had two days sunshine and then it went downhill rapidly.  How I long for some good weather once more.  My niece had to travel to the Isle of Wight for a funeral and told us how good the weather down that way.  I was hoping she would bring some back with her.

Take care you all. I look forward to reading your comments on my latest post as they keep me wanting to try more and more different aspects of craft.

Wilma x x x 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

What April Already?

Hello fellow crafters,  my where has the time gone. March has just been a blur and now April is here and what have I done recently.  The answer is not a lot.  I start of with good intentions but life just gets in the way.  I am so full of ideas I want to try that I am going to have sit back and prioritise all my tasks.  Firstly I need to get all my commission cards done and little projects some people have requested then I need to sort out what I want to try first.   I have bought Pollyanna Pickering World Wildlife CD and made three card with that but so want to make framed pictures as the images are so wonderful.  I also bought Craftwork Card pop up boxes and made one of them and another Craftwork Crafts Kitsch kit and really need to try that.  I have often said "I don't make men's cards" mainly because I have not focused my brain in that area but the Pollyanna Pickering CD is just right for a "man's card". I have gone mad recently buying kits and Cd's but I had some pennies left over from Christmas and felt I need to spend them on something useful.  I also find at night when I go to my craft room to make cards, I switch on the PC and the Internet calls me to check out to see if there is any new items on the Silhouette Cameo and of course You Tube calls me in to watch some videos then before I know it is time for bed.

Tonight's card was made for my sister to give her friend for her birthday. The only remit was "she likes orange".  Well I had downloaded the butterfly file for cutting out on the Silhouette Cameo and really wanted to try it out.

8x8 Card
Peach Glitter Card as background
American Card Tropical Orange card used for the butterfly overlay
I cut an aperture in the 8x8 card and placed it over the glitter card and overlay
The two side elements were from Wild Orchid Crafts
The sentiments from Kanban

Oops just noticed the big butterfly on the left, the wing has not been cut out fully, did not notice that until now.  Oh well no one else noticed it, so what is done is done.  I must admit it was made in a rush as my sister always wants a card like today.

Hope you are all well.  I am fine and am hoping to be able to comment on your posts soon.  I have been having a quick look but have not been able to comment on many.  This will have to become a priority as I do not want to loose any followers.  Took me a while to get to where I am today and I know a lot of people view my post but not a lot comment.

Only leaves me to thank those of you who have followed my blog and commented in the past and ask you to be patient if my post are few and far between.

Take care.

Wilma x x