Monday, 26 December 2011
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Better close now as Stephens in charge of dinner,not may I add something he does often, and at the moment he has hurt his foot, which seem to stop his hands working, but who am I to complain, he is making an effort. Hope the chicken tastes as good as it smells....
To be continued......
Happy crafting all.
Sunday, 9 October 2011
At last I have managed to do a little updating on the blog. I love sorting out the pictures and writing something alongside, but, it's not as easy as I would like it to be. Lovely, patient Leanne (sometimes not so) is trying her best to give me step-by-step instructions, and I am following and writing it down at the same time, so that hopefully I will have no trouble the next time I'm trying to blog.
Just put a couple of pictures of the things we made previously on the Autumn class, to give people a few ideas if you have to make any Autumn birthday cards. Alternatively, as the scarecrow picture shows, we cut him out and attached him to a wooden stirring stick we acquired from the coffee shops.(Two coffees,three sticks.) Hoping there isn't a shortage now. It's a nice idea to put it into a plantpot and give as a present.
The stamp we used was a Molly Bloom.
Another Autumn card we made using
Magenta stamps and Sissix embossing
folder and gently sanded the Core-dinations card to reveal the birds and flowers.
Saturday, 6 August 2011
First of all I must say 'Hello' to everybody who takes a peak at this page and appologise as it has been such a long time since I last blogged. Blogging doesn't come natural to me as you know, it means using the computer much more than just sending or receiving emails. Again I look to Leanne for help,poor lass isn't feeling at her best today, but hopefully I will press the right buttons and all will be well.
Took me a little while to get back into the swing of actually sitting down(or if I am stamping, standing up) and making cards again for a class, but it never takes long to get back into it as it's a hobby I love.
On the "Oh so cute" class I have made cards that are suitable for baby/children/adults using Molly Bloom, of which I need more (that sounds like a typical crafter) Magnolia and Stamposaurus stamps. If any of you ladies watch Create and Craft on the Tv, they had the very stamps I have used on the baby cards, oh so cute elephants. All the cards have different shades of gingham or spotted papers.
I have just added a couple of cards from the sewing and stitching class, this is on Sat. 20th August. Usual time start 10.30am - 3pm.
I have on this class stamped a flower image onto calico to let you all have a go at stamping on material, which is something I like doing. Luckily I have yards of calico if there are any mistakes, ha! ha! Lace is very popular at the moment so I have included that too.
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Leanne wants to thank everybody for their good wishes and is enjoying the cards that are slowly coming in for her big birthday event. It's great when we get cards from other crafters and to see all their ideas of which we can pinch and swop as us crafters love to do.
Saturdays class is the last of the month (don't know where the time goes) and July I am having a break to get organised and refreshed.
Sat. 13th Aug - " Oh so cute" is the theme.
We will be making cards using stamped images with Magnolia, Molly Bloom etc.
Cards for baby,children and adults.
Sat. 20th Aug. - " Sewing" is the theme.
Showing you how to incorporate fabric, lace, sewing stamps and sewing traditions (running stitches etc.) into your cards.
The last two are to be held in the larger hall inside St. Cuthberts as they are having some building work done in the Douglas Hall. Will let everybody know before the day if there are any changes.
I have yet to make a date for the gathering because of the building work but will keep those crafters informed.
Happy crafting all and happy summer hols.
Friday, 27 May 2011
For the ladies on the next course, on the 4th June, which is 'Five men and a lady' card-making class, here are sneak peaks of three of the cards! Sorry to anyone who couldn't get on it; it is now full. Hope you're all well!
I better go get head-crafter (i.e. the mother) to check if this is spelt right, as I have been given some medication of late that is very helpful, but makes me a bit dodgy on the concentration front. You know the sort: they say 'avoid driving and using heavy machinery'. What a shame, I'll have to give up the quad biking and tractor racing, and i was soo looking forward to them ;P Anyhow, I've been told that once I've taken it, i go all relaxed and slurr a bit, and the words in my head and the ones that come out of my mouth aren't always the same...requires occasional charades to get across my meaning...bit unhelpful really...
Love, Craftybird x
P.S not sure if I mentioned in my last post, that I've started soapmaking, and that first attempt went well, and it's been 'curing' (becoming soapworthy) for nearly 3 weeks now wooop :D
And the cat is having a mid-life crisis: despite never ever collecting birds (he's not normally fast enough), and being frightened of our resident blackbirds (they swoop at him), he decided to catch a blue tit.We made him spit it out...
P.S.S Thank you for the lovely comments! To Claire: I might not be there in June, but I'm sorting myself out to be ready and better in future. Much love and have missed your chats, and sneaking a look at what you're scrapbooking, while you're at gathering!
To Yvonne, thanks for reading, hope you're well too! I'm not too well at all, but finally getting help in slow batches over next few weeks, which will be nice :) Happy crafting! xx
To Sheila, and Pam: THANK YOU for the gorgeous Spring/Easter cards. They're sitting proudly on the windowsill, and are beautiful :) xx
And to all the other lovely friends on the classes, thanks for your kind sent-on wishes, I miss you all! xx
Friday, 6 May 2011
Now, Bugs and Butterflies class - on May 14th and repeated on May 20th (though 20th is full) :)
What pretty creatures butterflies are! See below for card sneak peeks.
Now, below, are two photos from the Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza. Now, I know t'was in March, but now that we have some Craftwork Cards papers in stock, it seemed apt to pop them on here now. My mum stocks a little assortment of crafty goodies, which you can buy during her workshops and gatherings. If you live in the Preston area, we can of course pop round and deliver any items that you've ordered too.