Saturday, 30 April 2016

Evening all

I have had a real busy day putting inserts into the cards I have made and putting them into cello bags ready for Monday nearly there now but last night my back, hands, fingers were all throbbing as I am having a massive flare up of my arthritis so hardly any sleep last night.

Alan is on backshift today so that means he starts work at 2pm until 10pm it takes about 45 minutes for him to get home so I will be tucked up in bed by the time he gets home.

I have made some cards today and here is one of them hope you like it.

the verse inside says Like you he is at an age when he can't remember, happy birthday

Well I will pop by shortly to see what you have all been up to. 



Friday, 29 April 2016

Why can't I find things

Afternoon all

Why can't I find things, I have sorted the craft room out and put everything away labelled so you think I would be able to find things but no, lost the plates to my spellbinders Sapphire so I spent a good couple of hours trying to find them guess what they were with my embossing folders that I looked through twice.

Sorry not been around much the past couple of days but I have floaters in my left eye which are squiggly lines in my peripheral vision, I also have some black ones in the middle of the eye and I keep thinking I have a spider in my hair and try and brush them out with my hand lol, it is very annoying now been like it for a fortnight so a trip to the opticians me think although there is not a lot they can do it should just go on its own.

I have so far made 34 bath bombs very time consuming, all my candles are re-perfumed and sugar scrubs, body cream and soap all labelled, so only have my card inserts to do now which I will do tomorrow then I have to iron the bits and bobs I have made sewing wise and then pack the car up ready for me to set up Sunday evening lets hope the weather stays half way decent.

My card today is a girly card it is from the LOTV Art Pads which I believe they are not doing any more have not been on their site for a while as I have so much stuff that I must use it before getting more in or so that's what I keep telling myself.

Well whilst I have five minutes to myself am going to pop along and do some commenting.

Love to All

Alison x

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Afternoon All

Sorry I have not blogged since Tuesday but I am busily trying to get ready for the Fair in the Square which is being held on Monday 2nd May and as per usual I have left everything to the last minute panic stations ahead.

I have made some bath bombs, nourishing body cream and foaming sugar scrubs along with my soaps, candles and cards, plus a side table selling my knitting, crochet and sewing items.  As I can only make the bath bombs five at a time its a long old slog really should buy more moulds but then I only make these a couple of times a year.

I managed to make another card whilst waiting for the bath bombs to do their thing and this is what I came up with

I have had these toppers for ages and never got around to using them so thought a few quick cards just got to put inserts in now and they are finished and all ready for Monday.

Will pop by your blogs shortly.

Love Alison 

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

A very cold day

Afternoon Everybody its been very cold here on Dartmoor we even had some snow and the winds are howling at the back of the bungalow staying in the warm and making cards was on the agenda for today.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who took part in my Craft Room Give Away
and for all your lovely comments on my blog.

I would like to enter this card into the Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge where the theme is Birthday and so here is my card

Alan will be home soon so need to start getting the dinner ready, Lasagne tonight me thinks.  I will pop back later and check out your lovely blogs.

Bye for now


We Have A Winner

Afternoon Everybody

Hope you are all well.  I have done my draw this morning and Mr Random Generator chose

Dawn Lancaster

so if you could send me your address 

I will get your goodies out to you on Thursday when I go to the Post Office in Ivybridge., hope you enjoy using them.

I will be doing another draw in a fortnight as I still have a little bit to sort out in my craft room so be sure to enter your name again when I blog it.

Anyway short and sweet for the moment have a few bits to do before I can sit crafting.

Congrats to Dawn

Love to All


Monday, 25 April 2016

What a weekend

Hello all

Firstly welcome to all my new followers I hope you enjoy my blog.

Had a lovely weekend, on Saturday I went to Exeter with my friend Dorne whom I meet once a week as we are making quilts by hand the old fashioned way and on Saturday we attended a Free Motion Embroidery Course and it was fantastic really enjoyed the day even if it was full on.

Sunday Alan and I just took it easy as I was shattered and he had been busy all week so needed some time out, keep forgetting he is coming up to 66 years old to me he is still the 24 year old that I married all those years ago.

Not long now until the goodie draw about 18 hours so if you have not entered scroll down to the link and add yourself, you never know Mr Generator might pick you lol x

I was on the phone on Friday to our youngest daughter Sarah and she said she wore a black armband to work and that there was a memorial in her local pub that evening, you can imagine my heart fell and I asked her who had passed away she replied........................... my kindle I dropped it this morning and it is beyond repairing.   Everybody at work was asking her who had passed and if she was ok to be at work you can imagine the reaction when she told them it was her kindle that had died lol xx

Well I have a card to showcase today which I made last week but for some reason did not blog it not sure why so here it is

Well I am off to look at all your lovely creations.

Bye for now


Friday, 22 April 2016

Had a lovely morning

Hello to everybody

I have had such a lovely time this morning, I met up with my darling granddaughter Nicole and our latest edition to the family the gorgeous Darcy Rose, Nicole rang me this morning asking if I wanted to meet up with her and of course I jumped at the chance to see them both.

Didn't do anything much just a bit of shopping but it was nice to have time out with each other as I have not seen her for a couple of weeks now and Darcy is growing so much.  I need to get the knitting needles out again.

I took some photo's of Darcy who is now 10 weeks old and is adorable.

Darcy smiling at mummy

I was singing Darcy a song here and she was smiling away

Darcy telling her Great Nan (me) a story 

Darcy with her beautiful mum Nicole which Nicole sent to me on her phone as she would not let me take a photo of her and Darcy together this morning spoilsport lol x

Anyway as I have not made a card just thought I would show you pictures of two of our beautiful girls just need the other one (Jessica) to let me take a photo of her.

Speak soon.


Thursday, 21 April 2016

A late posting for me today

Its been a funny old day really the weather although not raining was a bit dull and the wind has been awful.   I did not get out of bed until around 9am this morning and that was only because the postman delivered my stuff that I ordered from Ikea some more storage boxes (for all those stamps I found) I then had to take them into the craft room and sort them out with what I wanted in them and where to put them so that took me until around 10am.

The bed needed changing so sorted that out, hoovered through, went with a friend to the garden centre and onto Lidl, then came home sat had some lunch and fell asleep for an hour was going to do some crafting but the time got away with me so have not made anything today but I did make this yesterday

Microwave Bowl Holder

You place the bowl with holder into the microwave and this stops you burning your fingers/hands getting any hot stuff out of the microwave

Inside with bowl

Inside without bowl

Outside with Bowl

Outside without bowl

I am going to be selling these at the Fair in the Square but am not sure how much to charge for them anyone any ideas.  Please

Anyway I have caught up so far with your lovely blogs and am off to cook the dinner.  Chicken Curry tonight.   I hope you are all keeping well and will catch up with you again tomorrow.

Love Alison xx

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Another Sunny Day

Morning Everyone

Am up early today as it is coffee stop in the village and I also needed to take a pair of trousers up for a friend and will give them back to her this morning.

I have made another card am on a roll lol, again for the Fair in the Square on the 2nd May but really need to get some bath bombs made and some more foaming sugar scrubs now that my delivery from the Soap Kitchen has arrived.

Went over to Sarah's place last night as Alan helped her load her old settee's so that she could take them to the tip, her new suite is so comfortable could have fell asleep in the chair, the Chippy near Sarah's is I think the best in Plymouth so we had fish and chips for tea which made a change as we don't have a chippy near us.

Don't forget that I am having a Crafty Give Away on my post below this so do add your name if you fancy a go.

Well without further ado here is the card I made yesterday

Will catch up with everybody later today but for now I must go and get a shower and dressed before 10am but porridge first me thinks.

Love to all


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Goodies Give away

Afternoon All

Sunny day here on Dartmoor so am enjoying the sunshine long may it last.  I have found out how to do the link up to give my goodies away, this includes storage for 12 x 12 papers, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch, Stamps and some embroidery cotton and punches for sewing on cards

So why not add yourself to the list below, you never know the Giveaway could be yours.


Give Away

Monday, 18 April 2016

Oh No Not More Stamps

Hi all

Had a knit and natter group today and as I did not follow the pattern correctly and as it is a pair of socks will have to undo the whole lot, practice makes perfect so they say.

I have been putting all my unmounted stamps onto the Ezee Mount from Joanna Sheen and cutting it out is making my hands rather sore and so I now have another load of stamps to sort and am finding quite a few doubles.

I still need to learn how to do the link so that people can add their names to the bottom of the post for my giveaway so will have to play with my blog for a while.

I had to go to our nearest Pets at Home this morning which is around 15 miles from where we live as our Darling Bella broke her lead yesterday which is now the 5th one to be replaced so on average we are going through one a year.

After I told her off this is what she did 

Hid her head under her blanket 

I have made another two cards today and I hope you like them, will catch up with everybody's blog later on as I really do need to get these stamps sorted am fed up of sorting them now just want to play with all the goodies I have found when sorting out.

Well I'm off just now speak soon.

Alison x

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Afternoon Everybody

Have had a busy morning, went into Cornwall to Kernow Mill and bought myself a lovely new handbag and a pair of shoes, then came home and have cut material out for some makes which I will show when finished these are for the Cornwood Fair in the Square which is on the 2nd May.

I have nearly finished sorting my stamps out and for someone who thought she did not have many has over 200.  I am waiting for some more storage boxes from Ikea and then we are completely finished the craft room and then will be buying a shed for the garden for my wheelchair and Alan's tools

I then made a couple of cards which are below and am going to comment before getting dinner ready, so not as photo heavy like yesterday lol x

These cards are made using the Rachelle Anne Miller CD and I have just matted and layered them to give them some substance added a bit of bling and butterfly they made fairly quick cards 

Am signing off just now and will be popping along to your wonderful blogs soon.

Love Alison xx

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Craft Room Finished Give Away - Very Picture Heavy

Evening all

Lovely and sunny here today although a bit chilly.  I have had a lovely day Sarah came over for a visit and we watched a film together as Alan is on back shift so some nice girly time.

Does anyone know how I add a link so that people can leave their names at the bottom of my previous post so that they able to enter my candy giveaway  HELP  please.

Before I show you my new improved craft room I thought I would share my two makes with you

OK so here is the craft room starting with the :-

Outside of door these are my embroidery threads and below this is an ikea spice rack to store bits and bobs

Inside of door holding my hougie board and others

The next photo is the bottom shelf behind the door which also holds my Scan n Cut

The next photo is the shelf above which goes along straight to the desk and has my Clever Cuts Die Drawers on it these are magnetic sheets A4 and hold a lot of dies but I still need more storage for them.

Carrying on with the same shelf my pencils

Same shelf still 

Again my 12 x 12 paper/card storage from clever cuts

Third Shelf behind door 
This stores all my spray glues, stamps and card/paper

Forth Shelf behind door
This shelf stores magazines, computer papers, 8 x 8 papers etc 

Corner behind door

Middle of shelf

Corner near window

then moving along to the desk I have a shelf with all my DVD's on it for easy access

Then in the corner I have books and diary etc 
and a storage unit which holds glues, pens, scissors and tools etc etc 

then above this I have a small corner shelf and two other shelves which go the whole length of the wall

Again making use of an Ikea spice rack

Now for the last part under the desk storage

Ikea Alex set of Drawers 

Storage that I bought at Exeter many years ago 

Printer Trolley which is on casters for pulling out when needed

drawer under main desk that houses the computer

Well that's about it if you managed to check all the photo's out you are a hero.

Am off to get my dinner and will be back later to check your lovely blogs out.

Alison xx

Friday, 15 April 2016

Celebration Give Away

Evening all

Hope you are all keeping well.  I have had a busy day today, went to Modbury to our local fabric shop to buy some backing and wadding for a quilt I am making and have decided to do this by hand rather than using the machine and quilting as I go as it is a double bed size it is going to take me ages.

I have also been sitting in my little craft area today still loads of stamps to sort out where they all came from I do not know, think they have been doing the naughty in the drawer and multiplying lol x

I have made a card today using the Crafter's Companion Paintbox CD as I wanted some girly cards for the Fair in the Square which is held in the village every two years and this year I have a table booked so need to get some cards made as Sarah usually takes them into work with her to sell.

I will be having a give away when my craft room is completed which should be around Friday next week (22 April) so please do leave a link and I will do the random org, it is for some 12 x 12 storage boxes, a few stamps and a We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board plus some Sew Easy threads and hole punches for sewing not sure what they are called.  Pictures below

Anyway without further ado here is my card

That's it from me today will post some other makes tomorrow hopefully.

Love to all

Alison xx