Sunday, 19 October 2014

Creature Comforts...

Hello Happy Sunday to you all...I hope the weather is being kind to you.

Well I've been the craft room again and it feels so good to be making again,  I am still trying to get used to the new room though as I had to try and fit in all my Ikea shelves into a smaller space. I have found stash that I've forgotten about and stash I don't use much but might one know how it there is new stash that I'm eager to play with and don't know what to use just have to get organised better.

Anyway I have made a card for this weeks Less is More Challenge - Little Creatures and I found this  Purple Onion Little creature when unpacking that I had could I?  he is so cute...

Don't you just love that little hat!!....I coloured him with Copics and the DP's are from a Teresa Collins pad.  I gave his hat a fluffy pompom and finished with a few sequins. The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set.
I'm going to try and make a start on some Christmas cards today...I'm behind with those and have some new stamp sets waving at
Have a great day
Happy Crafting

Friday, 17 October 2014

A Jolly Hello....

Hi Guys...yes I'm feeling quite jolly today...well quite chuffed really as the lovely ladies over at Less is More challenge very kindly showcased my card for their Autumn Bounty challenge.

Thank you so much....especially as its been a while since I made a card due to moving and all that :-)
Anyway I know I'm a bit late with this but I have managed to make a card for the current challenge One Layer Card with Two of Something
Arent they the cutest little reindeer's...I used  MFT stamp set Christmas Cuteness which arrived just today.  I coloured with pencils and just finished with sequins (not so sure about them).
I am still finding my way here...but am so enjoying my adventure, having to get used to the fact that the shops I were used to are not on my door step anymore but that is part of village life so there will be a lot of online shopping I think.  I found my nearest Hobby Craft store but still have to find a nice local craft shop.
The felting class I did the other week was really good, we made
a sweet little robin and I have booked another class in November to make a felt Poppy...looking forward to that.
I've taken some's one of my desk in my craft room...I've just about got it how I want it now...

You can just see the little Robin

Here is my back garden...or back yard as they call it here....we have lovely stone walls all around..
We have access to next door for deliveries or putting the bins out

Ollie having a sniff around...

I bought some pots last week to cheer up the gravel patio... there is a lot to do in the garden but that will have to wait till the spring...


a view from my kitchen window

and I couldn't resist taking a pic of the moss growing on the stone wall...

so pretty....
I have found a lovely farm shop just up the road that sell all lovely local produce including home produced meat etc., I will try to buy from there each week...but I have dusted off mums old bread maker and decided to make my own bread...OK so I'm cheating a little...
I am no Mary Berry but hope to make more of an effort to bake and it does makes the cottage smell
Here's todays loaf...
Still warm....mmmmmm...
Now you probably noticed that Bailey is missing from my news...well after considering that the  cottage is on a main road albeit a village main road and as he was still only a puppy I thought it would be best for him to live with my sister.  She was only too happy to have him and  he has settled in very well (don't think he noticed too much really) and he keeps her company. I still 'see ' him as we 'facetime' most days and its great to watch him grow.
I am really going to try to remember to take my camera with me when I walk Ollie so I can share more of my new village with you.
Happy Crafting


Monday, 6 October 2014

I'm Here.....

Hello...yes its been awhile ...I'm just about unpacked...just a couple of boxes to go...awaiting furniture...and a little bit of work to be done...including installation of a wood burner...but the cottage is feeling almost like home...I'm so pleased to be here.  I've been out and about getting to know where things are (thanks to the SatNav!) and finding local shops etc.,..its such an adventure..I cant wait to settle into village life.  I've already found a very local crafting centre that do classes and booked myself into a needle felting one on Thursday.  I thought it would help me to meet up with the local ladies...I'll let you know how I get on..

My craft room is just about how I want it I have been having a play and made a card for this weeks Less is More  Colour Challenge...Autumns Bounty....

Sorry about the pic but its a dull old day here....anyway..I had a play with some distressed inks and then cut out the leaves with a new MFT die 'Falling Leaves' and arranges them on a tag cut from a piece of BoBunny DP...the twiggy bit is a Memory Box die that I trimmed and I finished with some  pearl 'berries'.. I frosted the edges of the leaves with a bit of Wink of Stella but the camera hasn't picked that up.
I hope all is well with you...and I hope to be back to share some more cards later in the week.
Happy Crafting