Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Hi all my Crafty Friends, It is Magical Monday

Morning all,hope you are all having an amazing day?

I have the sun filtering through my patio doors,and the skies are a baby blue with fluffy white clouds floating by gently.Such a joy to see, as I really believe that we may have a little flourish of spring on its way.

How are you all doing?

Have you all been crafting ,experimenting and just having fun.

As an Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator I get the chance to play with amazing products.I recently purchased more Stampin Up stamp sets to add to my collection(WELL YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH CRAFTY STASH CAN YOU .......)
Here are a couple of my cards that I have been making ,do hope you like them as much as I have enjoyed making them.

Over the weekend I decided to challenge myself.I suppose my style of crafting is not on the simple side of things.With this in mind I decided to have a go at making a couple of relatively simple cards(well simple for me)I was so happy with the finished results,but of course I did have amazing products to help me achieve these.

Over the years I have had chance to use a lot of craft products,so to find the perfect products has made my crafting so much easier ,and has added the professional touch to my  finished projects.

I don't think I could live without my Staple amount of Stampin up products.The quality of their stamp sets. and their ink pads are second to none.

When I have been out and about so many people comment on my ink pads and say what a brilliant idea on how they flip over to close them.This is why I fell in love with them, as I now no longer have dried out pads that lose their lids,plus they also have the added bonus of have re inkers with every single colour that they sell(watch this space I will be covering ink pads in a future post)

I have used Stampin Ups TIMELESS TEXTURE AND PICTURE PERFECT stamp sets to create these cards,and I will be definitely be using  these on many more of my projects.The Timeless Textures can be used in so many ways ,and I love how the
 Picture Perfect set has such a variety of stamps to help you create the most amazing craft projects.

I really fancy making  Home decor pieces with these sets so watch this space.
Well,my crafty friends wishing you all a wonderful Monday ,and don't forget to stop by daily to see what I am up to.

I have purchased all my supplies card ,stamp sets,Fine gold and silver thread, inks, from

                              Hope you enjoy the rest of your day ,Crafty Hugs to you all.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Crafting to Help Charities

Hi All my crafty friends,

Thank you for joining me,I know it has been a while since I last blogged,but I am really going to try and make sure I blog on a regular basis.

Well enough about me........
How are you all doing?

What have you been up to craft wise lately?
Dare I say that Christmas is not too far away.
I am trying to get more organised this year ,and have started making my Christmas cards,decorations,wreaths ,bows etc.

This weekend I have been making some supplies for the Laurel Animal Sanctuary in Newton-Le-Willows in the North West of the UK.
They are a non profit Animal Sanctuary ,and they are having a local Christmas Stall to raise funds.I am trying to get as many crafty gifts made up along with my friends from my local Crafty friends group.

I just knew all those crafty bits and pieces that I have been hoarding for many months would be needed for something....

Of course I needed some extra crafty bits so had to order a couple of extra supplies.Well there is no better way to say to your partner that you need extra crafty stash.(wink,wink hubby)

I ordered my bits and pieces card stock,dies ,trims,stamps paper pads,glitters from here.

I would love to see what you make ,either Christmas, or any other occassion,as crafting is for sharing, and that is what I love so much about the crafting community.

If you have any questions,about crafting or the supplies I have used please feel free to contact me.

Speak soon my crafty friends.
Take Care.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Maria Simms From Clarity design Team Joined Us Today

                      A fabulous Crafty Session

Well, such a brilliant craft demonstration took place at the Crafty Friends meetup in Lowton Yesterday.
We where so lucky that the very talented Maria Simms from the Clarity stamps design team  came along to demonstrate for us, and finished off with a little make and take.

The session was absolutely fantastic with lots of hints ,tips and ideas on how to use Clarity's new Groovi board for parchment projects.
I have lots of ideas so when I get chance I will have a little play and hopefully produce some parchment pieces.Stamping goes perfectly with parchment craft so I hope to try out some ideas,so watch this space.

A lot of the ladies in the group bought the Groovi board starter pack,so hopefully once they start and finish their projects I will put them all up for you to have a look at.

I don't know about you, but I love watching love crafty demonstrations,and I learnt so much yesterday in such a small space of time.

A couple of photies for you,not my best photographs, but I am sure you can see the lovely Maria in full flow while at the group.

If you fancy joining us please have a look at the details on the side bar. Of course you can always email me and I will always try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Well take care my crafty friends,and I promise to keep this blog updated,hopefully at least once a week.
Happy Crafty Days to you all.xxx

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Crafty Friends Is Still alive and Kicking.........

          Crafty Friends Still Going Strong

So sorry for not posting on a regular basis, but hopefully I will try and update this blog more often.
I have great intentions to make sure it is updated, and then something happens and it slips my mind.
It was one of my friends who had subscribed to my newsletter who said, "what has happened to your blog".
Well I hung my head in shame and promised to try and get it back on track.

So here goes.......... we are back on track...

Well Crafty friends has been going for just over 2 1/2 years now, and I cannot believe how quick time has flown.We still meet up in Church Lane ,community centre Lowton Warrington ,UK every Wednesday apart from the first Wednesday in the month.

THE GROUP IS AMAZING As we have such a talented and diverse bunch of ladies who come along .
They bring along their crochet,knitting,cross stitch,rag rugging ,Papercrafts,card making,Wet and dry felting,Home decorations to work on.
For those who like a bit of structure, and like to be shown how to make things there is

"The Paper Corner" where you make cards and papercraft items.There is an extra charge to this as this is totally separate from the group,but many people like this extra option and they pop in and out of the sessions as and when it suites them.

If you would like to come along to any of these sessions please just email me and you will be given all the up to date information etc.These sessions are becoming quite full so please enquire before you come along ,to make sure we have space.

Below are a couple of pictures to show you what the group has been up.

I will post  all the beautiful papercaft items that the ladies have made in
The PAPER CORNER tomorrow ,so please pop back to see what the ladies have been up to over the last couple of months.
Wishing you all Happy Crafty Days......xxx

Saturday, 18 January 2014

A warm hello to all my friends,

Happy new year to you all ,and I do hope that 2014  will bring lots of happiness and joy to you all.
OH MY WORD...... where has the last couple of months gone.I have been really slack at keeping my blog up to date.As many of you know ,life is never that simple, and sometimes life,family etc just takes over.

Well it is really grey,chilly and raining slightly here today in the North West west of the UK.Mind you it is supposed to be winter,and so far we have managed to get away with not having any snow.

I have to say winter is not one of my favourite months as the grey wheather always makes me feel very down in the dumps.All you can see from the moment you wake up are grey skies,definitely a mood dampener.
Oh well, I need to cheer this conversation up ,don't I,put on my smiley happy face.
Crafting always keep me going, and I know I can rely on my crafty hours to take a away the blues,think there is a song with that line, will be trying to think of it all day."OH WHAT IS IT",this will be on my mind all day now lol.........

Well enough about me,what have you all been up to over the last couple of months?

The Crafty friends meetups in Lowton,Warrington have started back up again after the Christmas break.
Our first session was last Wednesday,and we had such an amazing turnout.Thank you so much for all those who join us as we really enjoy your company. The sessions are always a beehive activity,with some people just coming along to have a coffee and chat and to meet new people,and others bringing along their crafty bits to work on.

Sorry for being such a chattter box ,but my brain never seems to shut down.Until my next ctach up which will be more regular this year,YES, I promise it will be I will try and load some crafty photographs for you to have a look at

I love all sorts of crafting ,here are a couple of the items which I have made over the last couple of months.

Using Stampin Ups Crafty items is a great passion of mine,so keep checking back to see lots more of my creations.
Have a great weekend,and will be back soon with lots more craft information.
Bye for now.xx