Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Hello again and a winner

Morning everybody Hope you are all keeping well. I am sorry for not doing my giveaway on time but things have been a bit hectic as I am being tested for Bowel Cancer and as you can guess everything else is taking a back burner. I am sorry for taking so long re the giveaway . I have decided to try and keep my blog going although commenting may be a bit hit and miss. I was busy last week trying to get sorted for the Annual Cornwood Show and frantically making cards, and other things to sell. I am also going to enter the Crafter's Companion Design Call so had best get busy lol. My first entry is called a cascade of flowers I have used the heartfelt creations die and stamp sets to make the flowers and coloured using cosmic cloud dyes called nearly naked. and the darker flowers are coloured using my spectrum noir sparkle pens.

My first card I am sending to Crafters Companion Die'sire Snowflake create a card die and I fell in love with this the moment I saw it.

My second card is made using Heartfelt Creations Cascading Fuchsia stamp and die set I also used Die'sire Embossing Folder EF8 Flower,  Heartfelt Creations Ornate Oval die and Sue Wilson Orange Blossom leaves stamp and die set.

Last but not least my box is made using again the Die'sire embossing folder on the bottom and the top is die cut using a Sue Wilson Die and the flower is hand made.  The box is to hold my handmade truffles

Just hope my creations are good enough for the DT call if not will keep trying.

Anyway onto the goodies we have a winner and it is you Carol Gill, If you could email me your address I will get the goodies off to you as soon as possible. 

Love to all for now


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Hello and goodbye

Hi All

Sorry for not being around much but I have not been well again and although I have managed to do some crafting have not posted.

I have made a decision to close my blog for a while I will still be making stuff and will post my stuff on Docrafts so if anyone wants to catch up with me and what I am doing you will find me under the name Alison01.

But before I go I have some blog candy to give away to enter this you must be already be following me those that enter that have not followed me previously will be removed sorry but this is for my blog friends only.

I have a number of stamps, and some punches that I no longer use plus a couple of other bits and bobs so please make sure you enter, I will be closing the draw on the 15th of July.

But to be going on with here are a few of my makes which I made recently

This is a card I made with some crafting advice from my crafty buddy Rachel

 this card I embossed then waxed then added cosmic shimmer ink on top to create a distressed look
aperture and with sentiment

 This card I made using Tissue paper and gluing it onto the back of card left to dry overnight then inked added water to mix colours then added the die cut flowers leaves sentiment and butterfly

This is for my daughter Pauline who will be 42 on Friday and again used the tissue paper method to create the backing papers

This was a small plain photo frame which I coloured with cosmic shimmer Colour Cloud inks then added flowers, shells and some dew drops added a picture of our great granddaughter Darcy Rose in her Easter Bunny Bonnet, this will be part of Pauline's birthday present

This next card was made using the Heartfelt creations Botanical Orchid Collection

and last but not least meet my new crafting buddy
Her name is Izzy and she is 9 weeks old, she terrorises poor Bella

If you would like to enter your name below for the drawer.  Good luck to all


Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Morning All

Hi All

Sorry not been around much I have had a bad back and not able to get out of bed but on the mend now.

There is a new Challenge over at Our Crafty Corner and the theme is anything goes, so here is my card

I have a meeting this afternoon and need to get ready so will try and get back later today to do some commenting.  Hope you are all ok and those that need a hug here it is  (HUGE HUG). 

Love Alison

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Another beautiful day

Morning all

Hope everybody is having some sunshine as we really need it to top up in Vitamin C lol.

Bella has been taken for a run by Alan I am not able to go as they go down to the common and as it has lumps and bumps I don't always see them and tend to fall over.  When they get back Alan and I are going food shopping need him to do the lifting and shifting.

I have another mermaid card to share with you, showcasing my new corner die and my new seahorse dies, which I then glittered before putting onto the card.

Happy bank holiday weekend to everybody, enjoy the sunshine and the lovely long break. 


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Lovely Afternoon

Hello everybody

I have had a lovely afternoon as I spent it with my darling granddaughter Nicole and great granddaughter Darcy this was after I had some bad news my eye sight in my left eye has seriously deteriorated to the point that when you cover my right eye I cannot see very much at all out of my left  and the right eye has developed a cataract.  I am going to have to have some new glasses which is going to cost around £250 - £300.00, hopefully this will not affect my crafting too much.

Darcy flirting with Nanny before her bath

Darcy in her Alice in Wonderland Dress white rabbit

I made a card yesterday using a sketch I found from Lili of the Valley, sorry I did not get around to commenting on all your lovely makes yesterday but Sarah stayed for dinner and then did not leave until nearly bedtime, hopefully I will be able to get out here properly to do some commenting after dinner tonight.

Sorry the picture is a bit faint but the light in my craft room is not good as the sun is shining directly onto the area where I take the photo's of my cards.  I used green glitter on her tail to make it stand out

Bye for now


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Pretty in blue

Afternoon Everybody

I am waiting for Sarah our darling daughter to come over so we can have a play together, I want to go to the Range and get some oil cloth to make a table cloth for the kitchen as I am fed up of washing the cotton one's I made, at least with oil cloth you only need to wipe them down.

I have sorted some drawer space out by making boxes and then putting flowers in them by separating the colours so I can see what I have in stock.   As you can see I have loads of white and pink flowers so think I need to buy some other colours.

Drawer 1

Drawer 2

Drawer 3

The card I have made today is pretty in blue I die cut the swirls, leaves and butterfly along with the edges of the card which I distressed, the papers came from one of the Crafter's Companion CD's which I use a lot to get my background papers cheaper than buying them.  The flowers are from The Ribbon Girl and there we have it.

Will pop by shortly to comment on your wonderful makes. 

Bye for now


Sunday, 22 May 2016

Fantastic Day

Afternoon Everybody

How are you all?  I had a fantastic day out with my buddy Dorne at the Malvern Quilt Festival bought lots of goodies, Big Shot Plus, with three dies, fabric to make our daughter Sarah some cushion covers, basics like more pins, bobbins, ribbon and I came back with some money don't ask me how but I did.

Am shattered today and am resting as my back is killing me from all the sitting on the coach left home at 8am arrived home at 8.15pm so a long day slept like a baby last night lol x

Anyway enough of all that lets get on with my make which I made on Friday evening.  I embossed cardstock slightly smaller than 6x6 then used a die to cut out the shape and stamped happy birthday directly on to my 6x6 cardstock, made the flowers using my heartfelt creations lily stamps and dies coloured in with sea breeze dewdrop versa magic chalk ink, shaped and then put onto the side of the card also used some leaf dies that I had to create some contrast.  Hope you like it.

Am off now to do some commenting

love to all

Alison x