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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I go to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

WOYWW #391 - Wheel Trims

OK so my desk still hasn't seen any action since last week and trying not to bore too much I have substituted Workdesk with Wheel Trims!

I have steel wheels on my car, which I bought nearly new 9 yrs ago. The wheel trims were stolen a few years back so we replaced with some generic Halfords ones. These have become a tad tatty over the years plus my son had a run in with the curb when he was learning to drive so we decided to replace them after he passed his test.

So here are my wheel trims:-

Steel with slight dent, and Original Trims, all four were stolen overnight from right outside our house! Original trims cost in the region of £30 for ONE!

First replacement (apparently a pain to clean?) and new replacements,
Richmond - £20 for a 4 pack!
Funny how the replacements try to look like alloy wheels but the original ones didn't.

I learnt my lesson with trim thieves and have my trims secured with cable ties.

So there we have it, What's on your Wheel Trim Wednesday! (WOYWW)

PS Zsuzsu if you see this please get in touch with me by my email as I can't reply to any of your posts without signing up to Google + and I would so like to reply to your comments.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

WOYWW #390 - Crafting but not Christmas!

So I actually did some crafting this week, despite a horrid cough!

Also managed a course for work yesterday on the schemas young children use as they learn, which accounts for the book on my desk.

For our SWAP this month on UKPC we did a sketch.

Certainly got me out of the usual box I cling to with my crafting. I flipped the image for my card.

I had a bit of trouble with sticking the metallic ric-rac as my pinflair was a bit "thick" from non-use of late! So I had to commandeer my Cuttlebug for some weight on the problem.

Then I did a journal page with a couple of characters drawn by a friend, as I thought they needed a home.

Gosh my stencils and stamps haven't seen the light of day for months, I'd quite forgotten how to journal too.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

WOYWW #389 - Result!

I can hardly contain myself, been all fingers and thumbs since the news.

My Son PASSED his driving test today!!!

BJ does happy dance.

Result - Empty Desk!

Was trying to alter a t-shirt but stretchy fabric is notorious for puckering and stuff so result resigned to fabric drawer!

PC up swanny with regards photo editing so can't even do that today but here is the LO I started last week all done.

Happy WOYWW Everyone!

BJ still doing Happy Dance!

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

WOYWW #388 - More Decluttering!

Having super cleaned and tidied one side of my room for the ceiling repairs the other week I though my actual "Craft Corner" needed some sorting too. Fortunately I found a "before" photo from back in June to show the difference.


OK so truth be told I did manage to visit my old (now closed down) craft shop's sale in a church hall. They have them now and again but this was the first I could make and at 10p a sheet for 12x12 papers/card I got a job lot. Oh and some brads and a décopatch turtle for good measure.

So perhaps all the new stash pushed me to declutter more? Whatever, it is a bit better now but I have my eye on the top shelf now!!

The new papers did get me started on some more LOs. The Queen on her way to Epsom Derby and our Preschool celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday. They sent the Queen a birthday card and she sent a reply which was great.

Oh and did you manage to spot my new addition from last week?

I made him up Wednesday evening whilst watching TV. I used lime green thread, of various shades, which was all I had in my stash. Plus I added different buttons for his eyes and one on the heart and I did french knots on the bib too. The ribbon hanger was from a cardigan. I'd just snipped them out although I'd had the cardi for years!!

So I guess that is me for the week.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

WOYWW #387 - Tidy

After last week's upheaval with the ceiling work, that side of my room got a jolly good clean and tidy. I did hurt my back/shoulder in the process so ended up having to rest quite a bit of last weekend and I also had an IBS episode but that calmed down after 24hours of being uncomfortable!

I tossed out most of my old craft mags and rearranged my stuff on my bookshelves.

I came across the kit for the little owl I made up a while back which has been on my desk since and laid out the pieces to make up its sibling but that was as far as it went. As it is black, white and grey I was pondering adding an accent colour like we did for our SWAP on UKPC last month. Lime Green is my colour of choice at the moment.

OK so not much going on here.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Finally for the Geocachers out there, my latest travel bug, the dolphin TB5H393 has actually moved!

I did ask on a FB page and one lad said he'd go and get it but the very same day someone else got it and moved it on - yippee.

I have also registered one for myself today, the second Celtic Heart, TB68AYA to log where I go as it is the replacement for the first one which got lost a few years ago. Didn't realise you could do that until I joined the Geocaching UK Facebook Group. Learning so much more now.