Hi All sorry not checking in for a while.
Want to wish all my followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Love Alison xx
Busy day ahead I have my sewing group this afternoon, it’s the last one before Christmas, I also have to shop this morning as will need milk and mince pies for this afternoon, was going to make them but ran out of time.
I mentioned a project I was working on a while ago and have finally finished it, these are for my granddaughter as a Christmas present so I hope she likes them
I am a bit sad today, I have been speaking to my eldest brother this morning and he has told me he is on his own this year for Christmas. His eldest son has been very ill this year in and out of hospital and usually Bill goes to them as Richard helps my brother by carrying him up the steps to the house ( my brother had his leg removed a couple of years ago and now his good leg is playing up so he is unable to stand due to extreme pain). His youngest son recently split with his wife and so he is going to his mum’s with the children, again too many steps for my brother to get into the house.
He lives around 300 miles from me and only has two bedrooms and as Sarah our youngest is with us over Christmas there is not enough room for us to visit him and I live in a 1 bedroom bungalow so no room for him to come here. I am distressed at the thought of him being on his own.
Sorry just needed to explode. I am showcasing another card which was commissioned and hope you like it.
Hope you are all keeping well and safe. I have had a very quiet day, a bit of housework and some cards made but unable to showcase just yet as they are for my Polkadoodles Gem of a Craft Challenge Design Team.
I have made a Christmas Card that I can show you, this was a commissioned card that a friend asked me to make for her family.
Just about to cook dinner so will be catching up on your lovely blogs shortly.
Hope you are all warm and well. Its been a horrid day here on Dartmoor, raining most of it. I went to the pub this morning for a crafty play. It was £5.00 and we made a Christmas Cracker table centre piece it was fun. The centre bit comes apart so you can put presents in it. If anyone wants to know how to make it let me know and I will do a tutorial
I then came home and have spent the afternoon catching up on some orders that I have for Christmas Cards, will post photo's over the next few days.
Have you been over to Gem of a Craft Challenge yet the challenge is still open so why not go ahead and take part you never know you might win.
Alan was making chicken curry for tea but as we forgot to take the chicken out last night and its still not fully defrosted think we may be having something else.
Well that's it from me for now will be along to check your lovely blogs as soon as I can.
Love Alison xx
Sorry been very busy so not posted for a few days or even commented. I awoke this morning at 4am could not get back to sleep so made 4 flans, 2 bacon and egg and 2 mushroom flans two are for the family and two for the sewing group this evening.
I also typed the minutes of the last village hall committee meeting, finished off items on my tick list for the OAP luncheon club. Took the oldies to the coffee morning, home again for lunch
I am off over to Sarah's soon just waiting for a GP phone consultation, how they can diagnose over the phone bewilders me but hey ho.
I made a card for a very good friend and here it is
Well am signing off just now will catch up with you all shortly.
I can’t believe this is my third outing as a Design Team member for Gem of a Craft Challenge and this fortnight the theme is Christmas and anything goes so here is my make using Code 08321 Sweet-Tweet-Snowman. I made an easel card with a drawer and then put some sweets in to make it that bit special. Papers are from the Winnie Winter pack , a few snowflakes made with miri card and some gems and a greeting and hey presto.
Why not pop over and have a go at the challenge.
I made a card for hubby's brother and his wife, I always try to make them a different type of card each year. This year wanted to try something out of my comfort zone, this card took me two days to make. Its a Christmas Wreath Card. I used CC Florian Foam to make the flowers which I really enjoyed doing but my fingers were very inky for days lol.
So here without further ado is the card.
Well for some reason my blog has decided I am French lol. I have caught up with all your lovely blogs if I have missed anyone I apologise.
Love Alison xx
Busy day ahead Coffee Stop with the oldies this morning, then home for lunch then popping into town as I need some waistband interfacing for this evening then off to Sarah’s for dinner (having casserole tonight which I made yesterday). Then it’s off to sewing class.
Todays card is used by masking stamps, it took me three attempts before I was happy with this and as I have never done this before am happy as to how this turned out.
I had so much fun doing this will certainly do it again
Will pop by again later to check out your wonderful blogs
Hope you are all keeping warm and well. I have a fairly busy day today as it’s my sewing group in the village hall this afternoon so need to load the car up with ironing board and iron plus my project and sewing machine. Also not forget the tea/coffee and homemade custard tarts.
I made another card creating a scene with two stencils and glitter paste yesterday so here it is now it’s dried
Well will be back later to check out your lovely makes
Thank goodness our electric and internet is all up and running again you don’t realise how much you need the internet until it’s not working. Todays card is very simple using acetate and a snowflake die, as there was no electric to print anything lol.
Will be by later to see all your wonderful creations
Love Alison x
It’s cold and windy here today, we had lots of power cuts through the night and then around 5.30am this morning power went off all together, we decided to buy a camping stove as we are all electric here, so no heating, no cooking and oh no, no kettle. So off we went then had to turn around as a tree was down blocking the main way out of the village, then went past the cricket club only to have to turn around again as another tree down, so ended up going across the moors.
The electric came on around 3.30 this afternoon but we have no internet so I am unable to comment as I need the main computer am using my data on my tablet via the SIM card at the moment.
Anyway enough of the moaning at least we don’t have snow lol. Todays card is made from some of the things I bought in Bath was fascinated by glitter art so thought I would give it a go and this is one of the cards I am making to send to family
The light is not very good sorry this was the best photo . Will hopefully be able to comment tomorrow so will see you on the other side.
Love Alison x
Well I had a lovely day yesterday and bought a load of stash but too much to show, it took about two hours to drive from here to the show ground, left home around 07.30 am and arrived home around 6pm so a really long day, I went to bed after dinner around 7.30pm and slept right the way through until 7am this morning.
Had a fairly quiet day today, had to go to Hobby Craft this morning as I needed a zip and some thread to make my skirt also bought some for Sarah too whilst I was there and of course walking around the shop picked more stuff up lol.
Anyway here is a card I made today using the Crafters Companion Poinsettia die I have put a bit of sparkle of the flowers plus the writing using of course CC sparkle pens and then added a pearl gem to make the cards pop. I just have to do the insert for it.
Am just off to cook dinner just a quick and easy one tonight, gammon, egg, mushroom, chips and peas, this is one of Alan's favourite meals.
Will catch up with you again tomorrow.
Love Alison xx
Its just gone midnight and I thought I would do a quick post before I go to my bed. went to sewing class with Sarah tonight, got home around 10pm should be in bed but have restless legs so am waiting for the tablets to kick in otherwise I will be twitching all night.
Well have finally caught up with all your lovely blogs. I am having a mental block, trying to create a Christmas card for my brother and sister in law (Alan's brother) but having a serious mental block will have to come back to it in the morning.
Sorry I have been absent for a few days but ended up in hospital with an Angina attack on Thursday evening and have not been on top form since coming home on Friday. Awaiting cardiology appointment. I had a fairly big heart attack in February and although I am much improved still not on full strength.
I am out most of the day again tomorrow, Coffee Stop with the oldies in the morning, Sarah's in the afternoon getting our dinner ready before we go to Sewing Classes in the Evening. I am then going to Bath and West Showground for the Craft4Crafters show 2 hour drive was not going to go but Sarah is coming with me and she has paid for the tickets and says she will do the driving.
On to my card its one that I made a while ago but never got around to posting so hope you like it.
Well that's it for now will try and comment on everyone's lovely creations tomorrow but as my ipad will not let me comment on all blogs I have to come to the main computer and its not always convenient.
Love to all stay warm.
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my polkadoodles DT card very much appreciated. I am working on a project which I hope to show you soon it’s going to be a Christmas present for our eldest granddaughter Nicole
Where has the time gone, it’s my second challenge over at Polkadoodles Gem of a craft challenge so why not pop along and join in.
Here is my card
I am having real trouble commenting on a couple of your blogs if it says comment as Google account not sure why I have tried altering it to my name and url of my blog but it still will not let me comment from my iPad.
Well that’s it from me tonight will go onto main computer tomorrow and catch up with everyone. P.s it’s a new Polkadoodles Gem of a craft challenge tomorrow.
Love Alison x
Dear all sorry for not being around. I am at the moment not able to comment from my iPad not sure what’s going on but am feeling crappy after having my covid booster jab yesterday also having chest pains, so am not able to get to the main computer to comment on your lovely blogs.
I am show casing another card that I made last weekend by using Rachel’s embossing folder and sentiment. I then mat and layered at home and coloured in with water pencils.
I hope you like it. Love Alison x
No time for card making at the moment as I have another busy day ahead. This morning is the weekly coffee stop to which I chauffeur a group of senior citizens too and then bring them home they are all a really good bunch and I do have a laugh they are so saucy at times. I then have to make spaghetti bolognaise with a vegetable option to take to Sarah’s as this evening is our sewing course. But before that I have my covid booster jab but even though I have an appointment the wait time can be over an hour and there is nowhere to sit so by the time I have got to having the jab done my back will be killing me.
Todays card is another one that I made at Rachel’s house on Saturday using a clarity stamp stencil which I love and just had delivered.
Another busy day today, this morning I have to go into Ivybridge which is about 5 miles from where we live to pick up my medication, and go to see a couple who I am giving computer lessons to. I then need to type up the minutes from a meeting I attended on Friday and distribute them. I then need to work on the the list for the pensioners fortnightly lunch which is this week and take the numbers down to the local pub so they know how many to cater for. I also need to pop into Plymouth about 15 miles away as I need to pick up an order from Hobbycraft.
I made another card over at Rachel’s and here it is used a 3d embossing folder and used a brayer to add ink to the folder before putting through the machine to emboss I then glittered the pine cones and added a sentiment.
That’s it for now will pop by your lovely blogs later today
I went over to my crafty friend Rachel’s yesterday morning for a catch up and play as I still don’t have much in the way of stamps, ink or embossing folders yet Rachel is kind enough to let me use her stuff for which I am so grateful.
I bought this stamp at the Exeter craft extravaganza in September and thought I would use it to make this card very simple card to make think the stamp is a woodware one I added some glitter to make the flowers pop.
I think I have caught up with all your lovely blogs if not I will do so tomorrow. I am off out later this afternoon. Sarah our youngest daughter wanted to do a beginners sewing course and didn't want to go on her own so she booked me in as well not that I need it but you never know might pick up some hints and tips.
I made a leaving card as Sarah sells my cards at work and thought that a couple of these may sell as people come and go, I found a couple of house mouse cd's that I bought years ago so thought I would use them so this is what I came up with.
Its been a housework day here in Devon, dusting, hoovering, even tidying my craft area lol. I then came out to make a card wanted to push myself into doing something a bit different, I don't have a lot of crafting supplies but will get there eventually so I have to make do with what I have to hand.
I bought this image from Polkadoodles, I do so love their images. I have come up with this
I started off today stripping our bed and dusting and cleaning. Also packed my sewing machine, iron, ironing board and other sewing related items in the car ready for this afternoon’s sewing group.
I started to make my next challenge card for polkadoodles. Have just had lunch and thought I would do a quick post. So todays card is another pyramid card which I have made for our eldest granddaughter’s 30th birthday
I will be back later to comment on your lovely blogs. Keep warm and most of all keep well.
Afternoon everybody. Thank you for the lovely comments you have been leaving on my blog they are very much appreciated.
I have had a lazy morning today, reading my book, making some cheese scones to take with me to sewing group tomorrow, then commenting on the wonderful makes over at the https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/. Now catching up with your wonderful blogs and seeing your fantastic makes.
I made this card yesterday using another polkadoodles image and also using Rudolph hope you like it, the papers are also polkadoodles
Good morning everybody
I can finally announce what I have been dying to tell you for weeks. I have applied and was successful at becoming part of the design team for Polkadoodles Gem of a craft challenge blog. Today is my first post and I used for my backing papers Winnie White Christmas printable Papers pack 1 for my image I used Rudolph digital stamp also from Winnie White Christmas set. You can get them here polkadoodles.co.uk
I half embossed a 6 x 6 inch card added a few snowflakes with gems, coloured Rudolph in with my oil based pencils. I loved making this card. Why not pop along and join in with the fortnightly challenge. I may even comment on your creations.
I have been getting a lot of spam comments on my blog do I turn on comment moderator or do I put comment captcha on or both,. I have been deleting the spam comments but it’s the same ones all the time.
My secret will be out tomorrow can’t wait to tell you. Todays card is an anniversary card hope you like it
It’s been another very busy day, had to go shopping first thing this morning to get change and the raffle prizes for the pensioners luncheon club which I run every fortnight on a Thursday, today we had service for 33 people, think they enjoyed themselves. Had to be sorted for sit down 1pm didn’t get hone until nearly 4pm.
Thank you for your lovely comments about the chair they are very much appreciated. Todays card is a sympathy card, I find these very difficult to make but this one is layered took ages to cut around but gives a delicate touch to the card.
That’s it from me today will catch up with everyone soon.
It’s very cold outside even though the sun is shining. I collected an old chair from Sarah on Sunday the fabric was shredded by her cat and the cushioned seat was non existing so today I got to play and here is the finished result, I used scrap fabric that I had left from other projects
Its been a busy morning here in the Jeatt household, sorting through paperwork which needs shredding some of it dating back to 1992 why do I keep stuff that long? I have also made a cake to take to the sewing group this afternoon just a quick vanilla sponge with jam and buttercream.
I have nearly caught up on your blogs after being absent for a couple of days. I have decided I need to make cards out of my comfort zone but am not sure where to begin, I need to get into stencilling and stamping so am going to check out a few sites that's if they are still in business a lot of the card making suppliers I used to use have disappeared.
I made up some male cards for Sarah to take into work, here is my first one, the elephant came from a Jayne Netley Mayhew CD which I have had for years hope you like it
It’s been raining heavily all night and it’s now 07.51 and it’s so dark outside. I have just heard there have been two accidents on the A38 main road in and out of Plymouth, one going towards Plymouth and then the other coming out and it’s both the junction we go onto the A38 and the other is just before the junction we need to come off to come home, some poor love has had their day have been ruined just hope it’s not too serious.
Enough waffle todays card is made from an digi image from Polkadoodles I bought her pre coloured but will probably go back and order the translucent one. The flower is from the heartfelt creations sunrise lilly stamp and die cut set, paper coloured with CC triblend pens and card from stash.
Thought I would do a quick post before getting dinner. We have finally put the shed/craft area put back together again after having a good sort out, how anyone can collect so much crap I don’t know.
My Christmas tree die that I ordered came today so think I will be getting a lot of use out of that. We are going to Sarah’s tomorrow she wants her dad to make a table for her kitchen, so I will be taking all the cards I have made for her to take to work and sell, not that I ever see the money she collects lol.
Todays card is a digi image from Polkadoodles the trees is from an embellishment digi image also from polkadoodles which I printed in different sizes and cut around.
Love Alison x
Once again thank you for your lovely comments, they are so appreciated. It’s been a busy couple of days trying to sort my crafting area into a more manageable space. I have been crafting at the kitchen table as there was no room for a table in my craft area but Alan has built me a foldaway table so now I can leave my mess if I have not finished a project lol. We have done one side of the area but the other side will be done tomorrow as we are moving our large fridge freezer out of my little cubby and putting the small under counter freezer in its place and putting shelves above it, gotta keep the old bugger busy and out of mischief lol xx
Anyway I have another butterfly card for you today this is using a woodware stamp that Rachel stamped up for me on Saturday when I was over at her house playing last Saturday.
We are having stew for dinner tonight as it’s been raining on and off all day here it’s been cooking in the slow cooker all day and is smelling blooming lovely.
Will catch up with everyone after dinner
Bye for now
I had a wonderful day yesterday left Rachel’s about 1.45pm then went straight to Sarah’s had some lunch then got ready to go pictures, the film was excellent. We got back to Sarah’s around 8.30 had a quick supper then watched The Martian excellent film don’t know why I have never sat and watched this.
So whilst I was at Rachel’s yesterday she gave a masterclass of colouring images because we all know it’s not my strong point so I just need to practice now. Rachel stamped this image for me to practice and here is my second attempt
Am shattered now so am resting up as I have a busy week ahead. Will catch up with your wonderful blogs after my cup of tea.
I have a very busy day today but a good one. This morning I am off to play with my crafty friend Rachel will post my makes on Sunday.
Then this afternoon and evening I will be with our youngest daughter Sarah we are going to see Dune at the Vue Cinema in Plymouth and as I will be staying at her place will probably have a late night as we will have a film fest in front of the fire with our feet up but no popcorn as we are both trying to lose weight.
Best of all she has a very deep bath that I can have a long soak in with bubbles lol we only have a shower at home I do miss a bath but it’s so hard now to get in and out of lol.
I am showcasing today a cot quilt I made for our great nephew, I just love this one so easy to make as the sheep are appliquéd on hope you like it
Well am off to Rachel’s catch up with you all later and will post again tomorrow
Not much to report today it’s been cold and dismal so an ideal time to do some crafting done, I spent most of this morning putting inserts into all my cards that I have made recently and then putting them with envelopes into cello bags oh what fun I hear you say.
This afternoon I made a wedding card not particularly happy with this one will have to try again with the same image but perhaps a different layout.
I then had to dash to the docs, found a lump in my boob so went to get it checked have been referred to breast clinic, Anyhow here is the card I made today
I need to chat with my brother family crisis lol. Will comment on your wonderful makes once I have put the family problems back into the box lol
Love Alison x
Exciting news the housing association my daughter works for has asked me to design new home cards for when new tenants move into one of their properties, so have been trolling the internet trying to find either digi images or clear stamps to buy to create these cards but either I am not putting the correct info in the search engine or there is not a lot of stuff out there, can anyone help guide me to the right place to buy please.
These are what I have managed so far
I wanted to make a simple card with no layers as then it becomes more expensive. The first three cards are 6x6 cards.