Thursday, 23 June 2016
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
It's sooner than you think!
I'm back at Create and Craft TV at 9pm 22nd of June with the Hunkydory Christmas Craftinator, this a humongous kit that will tick all of the boxes for all of your Christmas cards.
I have decided to show some fancy folds with my demonstrations for the show, I know that I like to make and give special cards for my family at Christmas time and I am sure you will be the same.
As you can see from the image below you also get the special edition magazine with this kit to give you oodles of inspiration.
For thos of you that are planning to watch the show check out my poinsettia brooche that I made out of some of the mirri dazzle card from previous shows.
Sunday, 19 June 2016
It's been a busy old time getting ready for my daughters wedding day in August, we got the day time invites all out ages ago and then I realised that I had forgotten to take a picture of them to show you all, luckily I had ours to show you.
I love the pebble embossed satin paper that we used, we also used parchment paper printed and used as a wrap with a beautiful heart to finish.
Tonight we finished the evening cards
Next we will have to sit down and make the favours.
Saturday, 4 June 2016
Sunday 5th June at 6am I'll be heading my way to Peterborough for the 12 noon show with Dean to showcase the gorgeous Pampered Paws collection on Create and Craft for Hunkydory.
As we are a nation of pet lovers this one is sure to please.
My other shows are 8pm Sunday then Monday 12 noon and 3pm.
Thursday, 19 May 2016
Going for walks is still quite a novel thing for both myself and Chris, because Chris was a retained Firefighter he was always on call, so we are making up for that now that he is retired from it.
Both Chris and I grew up in the same mining village and one of our favourite playing areas was called The Blast, not the easiest places to get to although easier now than when we were children.
This poster gives a brief outline of what it was.
Basically the sea has cleansed the land and it now looks close to a seaside beach.
Stunning scenery from afar.
So we found a pathway down but boy was it steep, I managed to get down but thought I may need to crawl on my knees to get back to the top.
Below you can see the steep pathway from the cliff top.
A small covering of grass, that was once an orange pool of muddy water.
The iron gate in the cliff face would have been covered in waste from the mine and this wouldn't have been visible at all.
Now what is worrying is that in the above picture, there used to be a pathway that locals called the nanny goats path so as you can imagine it was a skinny rickety thing and at one point we had to walk a plank to get across it. No health and safety back then.
If all of that isn't incredible enough there were men that took old bicycles and sacks across this and down onto the blast to collect the coal that escaped with the waste. Once they had filled the sacks they had to get them back up to the top of the cliff and they only way to do this was back up the nanny goats path these men were all called Blasties by the local folk.
Look we found coal amongst the pebbles, infact there is still quite a bit of it left, a memory of Dawdon Pit that closed its gates in 1991 the year my youngest daughter was born.
We also found patches of the grey slate like pebbles that the Blast was covered in.
What is quite exciting for us is that the sea is claiming back the land, we even have sand now.
You can see this difference in the next photo of where the sea has cleansed the land.
I will leave it there for now but there is so much more to show you, I'll keep the rest for another day.
Saturday, 7 May 2016
We have been in a bit of a quandary over a living room clock, not wanting to hang anything on the walls as yet and not able to find a mantel clock that I liked.
I found one today in Next, the only problem we had was that it was grey and wouldn't go with our home decor.
I bought it anyway as a stop gap as it was odd not having a clock in the living room. I placed it on the mantel piece but it looked dreadful, then this happened.......
And now it looks right at home.
Friday, 29 April 2016
I'm back at Create and Craft TV from Saturday through to Tuesday so I hope you will join me at some point as I have had loads of fun with the Deco Shimmer, it is so beautiful and got me thinking of lots of different style cards.
Show times are as follows.
Saturday 6pm and 8pm, Sunday 12pm, 4pm and 7pm, Monday 12pm and 3pm and Tuesday 8am and 4pm.
Sky 674 Freeview 23 Virgin 748 Freesat 813
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Well it's all but finished, I'm waiting for a new unit for the alcove and something for the wall, new blinds oh and a door, but mostly it's cosmetic and I can live with it like this until they are in place.
This was my dream fire, I long way better than my old one.
Most nights you will catch me with my back to it hitching my skirt up to get a warm.
The pictures just don't do it justice.
It's so lovely to get back in this room and get some order back in the house.
Poor Chris has worked like a Trojan to get it in order for me.