Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Up, Up & Away - WOYWW #195

It’s yet another cold, dull and dreary Wednesday morning but the bright ray of sunshine comes from the fact it’s the day I visit my  What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday  friends.
The mess……sorry, I mean creativeness on their desks always brings a smile and brightens my day , I can tell you!

My week has mostly consisted of a little paper crafting and a lot of cross stitching and here’s what’s on my desk this morning.

I finally managed to sorted out some papers to scrap the photo of my big brother and ended up buying a First Edition ‘Up, Up & Away pad, not particularly vintage looking I know, but I just loved the colour combination and decided to go with it. I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet on the LO but so far done some fussy cutting of the circle in the corner and have decoupaged it. I just need to sort out some embellishments and hopefully I’ll be up and running.

The only other paper crafting this week has been a few more cards for the   LillyBo Quilt Project  and they will be going in the post this morning.

I also think these are perfect to enter into Di’s 'Pixies Crafty Snippets' challenge as I’ve used up loads of offcuts for them as well as odd pieces of ribbon.

Stitching wise, I made a concerted effort to finish off the ‘Time and Season’ s sampler and I’m happy to report that the last stitch went in on Saturday evening. You can see the finished piece over at I’d Rather Be Stitchin’.

I had a load of threads left over from the sampler and decided to use them for another sampler, a much smaller one this time, and started on in straight away………it’s funny how I can’t be without a bit of cross stitch on the go……….and this is where I got to last night.

Just the word April to add and then that one’s done too and I’ll be ready to start my next Celtic Lady.

If you stop by my stitching blog please take the time to leave a message, I love to read your comments and I’ll be by to call in on you soon.

Have a great day and ………..

Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 13 February 2013

- WOYWW #193

Is it really Wednesday again?

Are you absolute sure?

If you’re positive, then I guess I have to show you a picture of my table for What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Julia’s blog has all the details you need to join in, so hop across and add your name to Mr. Linky and then wait for all the nosey parkers……I mean likeminded crafters to call in for coffee.

I've had a busy week working on some Cross Stitch and finishing of the shawl I was knitting but if you remember, when you visited me last week I was just about to make a start on a LO for my heritage album.
Well, I finished that and also did a little alteration on an old LO of some of my school photos, so if you want a photos are always good for a can see both LO's over on my Heritage Blog.

Here’s my table this morning.

After seeing the speed at which the quilts are rolling in for Jo’s LillyBo quilt project, which by the way are all beautiful, I thought I’d better make some more cards because she's going to be running low very soon, so that’s what I’ve been making this morning.

There’s eight sitting at the back of the table waiting to be finished off and Jo said she really liked the hexagon ones, so I’m hoping to do some more of them a little later in the week.

The problem with those though is that I had to hand cut all the pieces, so they took me ages to make. I’ve ordered a die now, so I’m just waiting for it to arrive and it should make it all a lot quicker and easier.
As soon as they are done I’ll send them off to join this little lot that were sent a week or so ago.

You can see then in more detail on the LillyBo Blog

You’ll have noticed there’s no little helper on my table this morning…….that’s because he’s here………all curled up in my sewing basket on the sofa.

I think he’s decided that it’s too cold outside, so as I’m not sitting stitching, he's had his breakfast and moved in on my basket.

Well that’s from me for now.
I’m taking my neighbor to hospital this afternoon for the first check up after having a cataract removed, so I’ll see you all later.

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 10 February 2013

Back in the Old School Yard

This is a page I made a while back.

It's been out for a spot of retouching because the double sided tape I used to stick the journaling down had started to show through the paper and needed to be replaced, but while it is out I thought I would show you these mugshots of me taken during my school years.

I’m not keen on having my photo taken even now and I guess it goes back a long, long way because I can clearly remember really crying on one occasion when the photographer came to visit my Infants school. It took the teachers ages to get me to stop and in a state that looked photogenic. I might add that the said photo isn’t amongst the ones I’ve scrapped here.

I’ve attempted to make the page look a little like a Black Board and the colours represent the colours of my school uniforms.

You might also notice that I’ve given myself 10 out of 10 and a Gold Star, Lol!

You can read a little more about Sue Hyde's school days over at Family Footprints In The Sands Of Time.

Friday, 8 February 2013

My first scrapbook layout of the year ………and it’s of Me!

As you can see, I’ve completed the LO for my heritage album that I was about to start on Wednesday, it’s just about finished, although I’m considering adding a little charm or something just under where I’ve put my date of birth. Not that I have one yet, so I’m off to see what I can find.

If you hop across to Family Footprints in the Sands of Time you can read all about me.

I have to say though, that as I read it back to myself I thought I sound like a sad lonely sole but I promise you I’m not, honest, Lol.

Happy Crafting!



MME – So Sophie ‘ Open Your Heart’ Patterned Paper

MME – Lost & Found Madison Avenue ‘ Cherish’ Patterned Paper

MME – Lost & Found Paper Flower, Rhinestone and Pearl Brads.

Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Trimmings Lavish Ribbon

Mayaroad – Alterable Vintage Lase Blooms

Basic Grey - ‘Sugared’ Alphabet Stickers

Bling Bling – Sticky Backed Pearls

Papermania – Build-a-Brad


Pink Brads

White Feathers

Paper Roses

Pink Diamantes

Small Pink Pearl beads

White Lace Trimming

Ribbon Computer Generated Journaling


Spellbinders – Tear Drop Circles

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Maybe Baby - WOYWW #192

Just when you think the weather has changed for the better and Spring is just around the corner, it changes again and it seems we are back in the grips of Winter. We’ve been lucky again though down in the South East, as we’ve managed to miss the worst of the snow but it’s turned really cold again and I don’t like it………..I need some warmth and sunshine! Winge over and on with my day I guess.

My aim for today is to start a new page for my Heritage Album and I only plan to step outside the door at around midday when I go swimming. I did 32 lengths last week, that’s half a mile, and I hope to do the same today.

But back to my LO and the picture of my desk for What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday over at Julia’s blog ‘The Stamping Ground’ shows all the bits and pieces that I’ve pulled out ready to start my planning.

You can see two photos in the picture.

The one at the back is my brother Michael who now 63. Obviously that’s not the one I’m going to attempt to scrap today …….can’t see him in Pink somehow, Lol, but he will be the next to be done when I find some suitable papers.

This is the one I’m going to do and it’s me playing Peek-a-boo. I think I was about four or five months old there but I’m sure.

While we’re on the subject of baby’s I think it’s safe to say now that the shawl I was knitting is for my Goddaughter Nichola and her husband Paul, who are expecting their first in July.

The knitting is coming along fine and I flew through the centre panels but the edging is taking a life time. Admittedly I had a little break from it and went back to my cross stitch for about a week but so far I’ve just knitted enough to go around two sides and little bit more and it takes 32 patterns per side, so there’s still lots to do.

OK, that’s it from me for another week. I’ll be popping along this afternoon when I get back from swimming to see what everyone is up to this week, so get the Hot Chocolate on for me because the pool was a little chilly last week!

Happy Crafting!

Would you believe it…..just as I was about to start on the LO my furry friend, BoJangles put in an appearance and decided to hinder….I mean help.
Don’t you just love him, Lol!