Thursday, 10 February 2011

Day 4, recycled blooms & knitting

Today has been a bit of a funny old day. It started with Jack and Amelia bickering as usual and it wasn't the greatest start to the day. Amelia went back to school and I took the opportunity to blitz the kitchen while I waited in for a delivery of some more kitchen cupboards.

In the afternoon I decided to do a little bit of recycling! Tore some pages out of an old book, attacked them with inks and glimmer sprays, cut out layers of flowers, and edged with yet more ink....trouble is that looking at my hands now, I look like a very heavy smoker! LOL

Haven't quite decided how to finish them off, I have rummaged around my button box for some small, recycled shirt buttons but I am tempted to use some pearly brads....decisions, decisions.

I managed to do a few more rows of knitting last night too, the pattern is quite straight forward but it's slightly flared so I am having to decrease too.....haven't done any knitting for ages and although I haven't managed much since I started at the weekend, I have really enjoyed it.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Three consecutive days!!!!!!

I am still playing a bit of blogging catch up with the few cards I have actually made. I must get myself a crafty to do list going, when I have done one in the past it did motivate me to find time for crafting.

Still, I don't expect I will get much done today, I have Amelia off sick again. She did have a better sleep but woke up this morning with the cough of an 80 year old man...bless her. What with that and a little red, sore, moustache from where she is blowing her nose so much. Poor little lady, she is also having to suffer regular ear drops in preparation of an ENT appointment later in the week.

Anyway, back to the card - I made this for my Mum & Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary. I used a very similar design to a Wedding card I made last year. I was running out of time so instead of the hand stitching I was planning to do, I dusted off the ol' sewing machine!

Right, best get on. I am going to get the kettle on for a cuppa, get Amelia in the bath, do creams, ear drops and medicine and hopefully spend the rest of the day cuddling and knitting and watching DVD's. ( MY knitting is coming along nicely...slowly, but nicely. Will try to take some pics to monitor and motivate my progress.)

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Playing catch up...

.....with life and blogging! Well not so much with life! I have been awake for half the night with Amelia who is full of cold and just couldn't stop coughing. I have kept her off of school today for loads of Calpol and cuddles.
Anyway, here is another of the cards I have made.

Once again I struggled to get motivated but once I had actually started the card, I really enjoyed making it. It did help that I had already stamped the main image and cut out all the little pieces ready for layering.
I made this for a challenge over at Crafts by Carolyn's Forum.

Monday, 7 February 2011

It's been a LONG time.....

....but VERY slowly I am trying to muster up some enthusiasm to craft again! I have had a few cards that I NEEDED to make so that really helped me get back into my craft room which has just been used as a dumping ground for months now...I really need to have a complete overhaul and get rid of the clutter and unused crafty stuff in there. Might even encourage my never know.

I have actually made a few cards but will probably need to blog again later as I am expecting my little whirlwind home from school any minute now! I had forgotten how relaxing it was to just sit and colour with my Copics!!!

My card took inspiration from;
My Time to Craft - Flourishes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes + Flowers