About Me and my Craft Shed

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Born in London, but been living in Leicestershire since 1988.

I have been a Showaddywaddy fan since I first saw them on New Faces in 1973, and have finally started being able to get to their concerts since December 2012, although can only get to those in the Midlands area.

I have been a crafter since I was a child, and do many varied crafts.  At present I am working on a Scrapbook documenting Showaddywaddy from their start to the present - 2013 being their 40th year.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

My Pink Stamper



My Pink Stamper 12 Days of Christmas
If your interested in Stamping get yourself over to My Pink Stamper Blog where you will find lots of interesting and informative things to help you.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

WIN New Metallic Promarkers from Letraset

Win New Metallic Markers from Letraset

The new Metallic Marker 6 sets fromLetraset combine Silver and Gold with 4 brand new metallic colours; VioletBlue,Green and Red Gold.
Metallic Markers are water based and twin-tipped and are ideal for producing decorative artwork and lettering in a range of metalliccolours.
They’re great for scrap booking, card making, illustration and design and can be used alongside ProMarker and AquaMarker for a wide variety of effects.
Featuring both a medium and fine nib,Metallic Markers enable you to easily create a variety of line widths. They can be blended with water, even when dried and their pigment based inks are acid free and lightfast for long-lasting results.


Monday, 22 August 2011

Blog Candy @ 3 Kid Crop Shop




I was looking around, as I really need to get on an think more about the Wedding Album that is well overdue to work on - 10 years is plenty of time - and came across this website offering Blog Candy as this lovely lady would like more followers 3 Kid Crop Shop so do pop along even if you don't scrap, I often get idea's from scrap sites that would work well on cards.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Birthday Card June 2011

Below is a picture of a Card I made for Mother-in-Law's Birthday in June.  I don't normally make pyramid cards, but my cutting out skills left something to be desired when I made this, and we could have had a bunch of stalks or worse still a bear with no head.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

April Birthday Cards

I made and sent 2 Birthday cards for 28 April, one for my Sister, and another for my good friend Sue.




This is the card I made for my Sister for her Birthday, I know she loves purples and lilac, so it was an obvious choice for her.




This was the card I sent for my friend Sue's Birthday, however as is normal for this country I think it won't have arrived in time, as apparently my Sister's card didn't arrive till 30th.  Sorry ladies I did my best, shame the Post Office don't do the same.


Right I'm off to the Craft Shed to sort out what I am doing for the May Swaps I have signed up to.

April Swaps sent

I took part in 3 Swaps in April, and will add those images now, as they should have arrived at their destinations by now.


Letter N swap - so I did N for Nasturtium, I'm not sure if the image shows it too well but the matting layer under the image is glitter card which does actually match with some of the colours from the image.


A get Well card - I found the image on the net, quite some time ago, and made it into a 3d sheet.  No Copyright infringement is intended, and if the original image is yours, I am happy to post a notice of credit to you for the original image.


This was my card for a Colour Combo Swap - the colours being Black/Red/Pink.  I used my newest Toy to create the tree's - toy being the Quickutz Silhouette - same as a Craft Robo, just a different name.

Monday, 28 March 2011

March Card Swap

The card below is winging it's merry way to Australia for my March Card swap which was a Letter M Swap.  I try to find less common plants or animals when doing these kind of swaps - so was really happy to find a lovely image of a Magnolia in bloom, which I then decoupaged into the card you see below.


Magnolia's always seem to remind me of Spring - and also how delicate they are - one touch of frost and they soon go brown, so lets hope we don't have any frost any time soon.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Letter L Card Swap

This is another card Swap for the same Group I belong to, and it is also on it's way to Australia.  I had to make a card featuring the letter of the month - it was L in February, the L can be a flower, animal of Famous Person.  I made the card, and was getting ready to scan it, when I thought I know a Ladybug would also look good on this, so after much searching I found one - it's got googly eyes!




More to come again soon, I have to start working on this months swaps, so it would be helpful if I made my mind up which I am taking part in this month.

Masculine Card Swap

Below is a card made for a swap for a Group I belong to - had to make a Masculine card.  This card is on it's way to Australia.



Birthday Card 70th

Goodness it has been a while since I wrote anything, but never mind I have a few to upload today, that have been made recently, so here we go:



This is the card I made for an Uncle.