Saturday, 26 July 2014

Commissioned Birthday Card

Morning all, I will be on my way to Exeter hopefully by the time this post pops onto my blog that's if my scheduling works out ok.   Alan and I are off to a motability event today and in the afternoon popping over to see Sarah and help her finish unpacking.

I was commissioned to do a birthday card and this is what I came up with used the double CD by Katie Sue Designs (House of Zandra) titled Fabulous Fashion fell in love with this CD and just had to have it.

Hope you are all having a good weekend and that it's not too hot for you, think I am melting.  Will pop by later today to do a little blog hopping.  

Lots of love

Alison x

Friday, 25 July 2014

A Quick Post for Jane

Hi all

I have been promising Jane a glimpse of my garden, now if you know me at all I am not in any way sense or form a gardener but I do like pretty plants and this year I decided I would at least give my garden a chance although it still needs a lot of work.  We need to put some liner down and redo the gravel as the weeds are terrible but that is a job for the Autumn when it is a bit cooler.

so here we go

put this little box around the bottom of the rotary washing line

This is the bank at the back of our property right hand side

Left hand side of the bank at the back of property

Left hand corner of garden at the back 

Right hand side of the garden at the back

Front under our bedroom window

Well Jane hope you like what we have done this year, next year I will use the seeds you sent me and will take more photo's.

I have a funeral to go to at 11.30 today a good friend of mine died of cancer and today is the day we say goodbye.  We are all wearing yellow as that was her favourite colour.  This afternoon I am off to see Sarah as I have made one seat cover for her settee and want to make sure it fits before making three more of them will take photo's for you to see.  

I finally have my new sewing machine and Alan has bought me an over-locker, shame I don't know how to use it but I am sure I will find something on YouTube.

I am off to get ready now have done a bit of commenting but not nearly enough but think I have caught up with most of your recent works ladies and gents and you are all so very talented.  

Love to all

Alison xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

OMG late again

Hi all

So sorry but I am late with this post should of gone out at 09.00 this morning but what with one thing and another things have escaped my life is one busy whirlwind at the moment but hopefully soon everything should be sorted.

today we have a new challenge over at OBAG and the theme this fortnight was picked by Janice and is Fruit and Veg well this posed a real problem for me and this is what I came up with hope you like it.

Why not pop over and join in the fun.  Good luck to all those that enter.

The reason why I am so late and not blogging at the moment is that Sarah has finally moved into her own place and we have spent the last week getting everything from storage and emptying our house of all her goodies she has stuffed all over the place, that left me with space to put all my candles, soaps and everything else for my craft stall so had a good sort out as well.  Today I have been to a charity shop and given a very generous donation of items, then went to the tip with a car load of crappy stuff, then popped over to where Sarah works to hand her some chargers that she had forgotten to take with her.  I came home to start working on the Cornwood Show which is being held on the 9th August to which I am secretary, then ran out of card to do the car passes and show passes so had to go into Ivybridge to collect some more, then started dinner, got the washing in off the line, loaded dishwasher after dinner, fed Bella and Toby and then realised what the day was so thought god better get my DT stuff sorted out.

Sarah managed to buy two very large settee's for £24.00 each the colour was horrid but we dyed the main seating in chocolate brown and the bought some material for the seat covers which I am going to make as soon as I get around to it, especially now I have a sewing machine again.

I had a craft fair in Exmouth on Sunday which went fairly well made a reasonable profit especially as I used some of it to buy a little orange duck for my lounge.

Well guys am off again to catch up with my Cornwood Show Stuff and I do promise to get back into blogging and commenting as soon as things settle down.

Love to all

Alison x

Saturday, 19 July 2014

New Challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun #15

Hi All

Sorry this is so late but we are helping Sarah move into her new flat so things are very hectic around here plus I am getting ready for a craft fair in Exmouth tomorrow morning.

We have a new challenge over at Open Minded Crafting Fun so why not join in the fun and have a chance of winning some fabulous prizes from our wonderful sponsors.

This fortnight the theme is vacation and I used a wonderful digi image from Digital Delights called Beach Babe Britt she is so cute.

Here is the card I made

Sorry this is such a short post but need to get myself sorted out for tomorrow and then meet Sarah to deliver her newly dyed settee covers which are finally dry only taken about three days.

Love to All 

Alison x

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

New Challenge Oldie But A Goodie

Morning all

Blimey forgot about this challenge so am really late getting this posted.  We have a new challenge at OBAG and this week's theme School's Out was picked by Anne-Marie, I really struggled with this one as I no longer have children at school age and could not think of anything until I found this brilliant image so here is what I came up with

I wanted to make the card as simple as possible but then decided to put the felt flower and button bird on it because it looked too bare.

That's it from me for now will be back soon to catch up so sorry but it's hectic here at the moment and life is getting in the way of my crafting.

Why not pop over to OBAG and join in with the challenge you never know a prize might be winging your way in two weeks time.

Love to all


Saturday, 5 July 2014

Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #14

Morning Everybody, we have a new challenge over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and the theme this fortnight is Water Water Everywhere I got to choose a fun image from Scribbles Designs called Carl's pad and here is my card

we have 4 sponsors this week and the team have come up with some fantastic creations why not pop along and check them out and also enter the challenge yourself with the gorgeous prizes we have this fortnight it would be a shame for you to miss out.

I am off to a material auction this morning but have woken up with Blepharitis which is swelling of the eyes which is also itchy so am off to the chemist to get some drops which may help, I used to suffer with this when I was working but have not had it since 2010 so not sure what has kicked it off this time maybe not getting all my makeup off of a night.

Have finally sorted out my sewing machine, they are sending a complete new one to me as I refused to have the other one repaired but ended up quoting the sale of goods act to them has left a bit of a sour note in my mouth as I hate confrontations and usually back down but this time I stuck to my guns, but it is going to take about 2 weeks before the new one arrives as they don't have them in stock. (liar liar pants on fire) think I am being fobbed off really.

Am signing off now and hopefully this afternoon can get to commenting on your gorgeous blogs.  
Love to all


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Entering a challenge

Afternoon all

Sorry not been around again but have been a little busy not sure if I told you but my new sewing machine decided it didn't want to play any more and I had to send it back, informed the company that I didn't want that machine back that I wanted a new one as what was to say that it would not go wrong again it was obviously a bad batch for it to stop working after 3 months, but it has taken me nearly all week to get this sorted and they are now going to send a new one out next week hopefully, watch this space.

Well I am going to enter a challenge for the first time in ages and it is Creative Inspiration Challenge Blog
they have a sketch this week and the theme is anything goes so here is the sketch

and this is what I came up with, using flowers, paper and card from stash.  

I have also been commissioned to make two cards which I will get onto tomorrow.  On Saturday I have been invited to an auction of material, buttons etc so looking forward to that and I would like to get over to Rachel's as it's been ages since we got together and I am getting withdrawal symptoms.  

Am off just now will catch up with your wonderful creations later.  

Love Alison xx