Sunday 17 June 2012

Meadowlark 2012

Just a few photos from a very pround parent.  Aimee was crowned Miss Meadowlark this year and here she is on her very special day.

Thursday 14 June 2012

Cricut inspiration

Chandeliers are so popular at the moment and this makes a simple but classy card I think.

I love this card, so simple yet so effective.  Ideal for any anniversary.

Finally I've managed to find my mojo and made use of my cricut machine.  The poor machine has been sitting there feeling quite redundant, so I've dusted it off and away I go.

Thursday 3 May 2012

Chipboard Album

I really love the vintage look at the moment just like so many crafters, so I decided to decorate this chipboard album with that theme.  Using papers I already had in my stash, I have distressed them slightly, and added some brass lettering and charms, gorgeous ribbon, flowers and hat pins.


Saturday 28 April 2012

UTEE flowers

I invested in a melt pot about a year ago on one of my trips to Ally Pally, but never really been that adventurous to try different things.  At Ally Pally this year the lovely Marion Emberson from Sugar and Spice Crafts was demonstrating her beautiful flower moulds.  I took the plunge and invested in some.  This was the result.

Thursday 19 April 2012

Smash Book beginnings

One of my new interests is Smash Books.  I now have a pink one and the blue retro one and I bought the red doodle smash book for Aimee on my recent visit to Ally Pally.  Here is a little look into some of the pages I have completed. 

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Spending time crafting with Aimee today, we decided we could alter wooden clothes pegs to use in our Smash books.  Using Washi tape and a few adhesive gems and buttons, it's such a simple and quick way to transform the humble peg.

Sunday 15 April 2012

Historic Sunday

We belong to the National Trust, but don't use it half as much as we should do.  We decided to visit Melford Hall today in Long Melford, just a short distance from home.  The house was fascinating and had previously been visited by Beatrix Potter who was a cousing of the Parker family that lived there.  In the gatehouse a gentleman was demonstrating water colour painting of Beatrix Potter characters.  We watched him painting Jemima Puddleduck and hehn purchased his picture.  I wish I could have a talent like that.