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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, 28 March 2018

WOYWW #460 - Easter Tree

Having seen a white plastic Easter Tree in Asda a while ago and bought some decorations for one, I  shopped around for a nice one but none to be found.

So I pruned a branch from the bottom of my Silver Birch and got the Gesso out, followed last night by the Liquitex. Now I have a nice one.

Last week saw even more egg cutting out for our Easter Event as the number of children attending had risen from 80 > 130!

I went to a Ladies Day at church on Saturday and received the organza gift bag at the base of the tree.

I made a little cross from bits of the tree which were too long and that is sitting next to this month's SWAP which I received via the scenic route as the post code had been read completely wrong!

I did make up some cards though. I used the mini eggs and made one like the wreath for our Pastor's wife as a memento from the Amazing Easter Event she put on last week.

Happy Easter 


Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

WOYWW #459 - Easter Cards

Last week I finished the mammoth task of cutting 1080 eggs for the church Children's Easter Day next Sunday. A super Easter Wreath.

I have got a sore neck from all the die cutting, but it's not too bad.

From the minimal waste papers I have managed to cut some small eggs and will be making Easter Cards with those.

I also received a new Quickutz alphabet courtesy of Julia's sale of Mary's craft supplies. It is the  Zelda one which I have always liked. It's a bit funky which certainly rings the changes. All I have managed to cut so far are my initials. I popped them on an ATC with my new Heart diecuts - nice Thanks JULIA super wrapping too.

And who spotted the WOYWW addition on my keyboard too?

Finally I made my March SWAP I used all items already cut as I just need a break from die-cutting just now.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

WOYWW #458 - Eggs-plosion!

Yep knee deep in egg diecuts this week.

They are for an Easter children's craft at church, I'd offered to help with cutting out stuff when required and just happened to have an egg die.

So I came home from church with 5 packs of 6x6 Dovecraft papers and a paper plate to make a protype based on a photo the leader (Pastor's Wife) gave me of an Easter Wreath.

This is my prototype.

I managed to fit 5 eggs per sheet and can cut 3 at a time and have cut one 48 sheet patterned pack and one 36 sheet plain pack so far. 420 of 1080 eggs cut.......... So YES knee deep.

My Easter cards are on the back burner for now. The stuff is on my desk somewhere!!! Need a bigger desk!

Bought a craft mag today too, such cutey heart dies came as the freebie, well I've not been out for 5 weeks when I bought the fairy die magazine.

I did make 3 birthday cards this past week too. Used a Kaiser Craft pad for those.

Back loads better so was busy doing stuff which accounts for the incredibly late replies from last week - Sorry.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

WOYWW #457 - Fairy Card

Seem to have a plethora of card requirements this month and my card box is decidedly empty.

Managed to sit at my desk earlier in the week and made a start.

One for a friend's son's 19th birthday today.
One for Mothering Sunday.

Both of those cards are already in the post. So on my desk is just the fairy one I made up from the freebie die I got in January. About time too!

Hopefully I'll get some more done today. Sitting for long is still irritating my back but I have been OKed to drive and actually went to church on Sunday and Asda yesterday! Things are looking UP!

Happy WOYWW Everyone.