Thursday, 30 September 2010

It's been a while again

I just can't believe how quickly September has flashed by, only another 3 weeks and it will be half term.

As you know I have been part of a team on UKS since January and have enjoyed my time with a group of lovely ladies, but of late I have found it hard work to always contribute to challenges and didn't always have the time to go on to chat. So last week I came to the decision to leave the Crafty Magpies. Although this wasn't an easy decision to make I know I have made the right decision for me. I am so enjoying making cards especially using the Magnolia stamps, and almost feel as though I have come full circle as that is were I started almost 20 years ago, I would save my pocket money to buy them which at that stage were quite expensive. I'm still learning, and have along way to go to get them looking spot on but I'm generally liking my finished cards, which I guess is the main thing.

I made this card using the sketch over on the Magnolia website, but I'm not that brave enough to post it on there yet. I have to say a big thank you to Deb Hickman who let me stamp this lovely Tilda bunny months ago but I have only just got round to colouring them in!! I guess Deb that it's you that has got me hooked onto these sweet stamps. haha

It's my Mum's Birthday tomorrow (21 again Mum!!) and made this card for her. I made it with a slightly bigger card and I'm really happy with the way it's turned out. I'm so looking forward to tomorrow as Mum and Dad are coming up to spend the weekend with us. I haven't managed to share Mum's Birthday with her for years so it will be a lovely. On Saturday as a special treat we are off to the NEC to the Dollshouse Fair.

This is another layout that I have managed to create last week. I have got loads of photos from the summer to work through and this October Afternoon paper is just perfect.

I feel so relaxed with my crafting at the moment and it's great that I can do what I want when I want, I have started a cross stitch kit to, it's relaxing to sit here of an evening stitching until my eyes can do no more. My Mum has started to make Charlotte a hand stitched quilt using all Cath Kidston material which I know is going to be just beautiful, I hope to see it really soon and will post a picture really soon.

Anyway thanks for listening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care


  1. I love your Magnolia cards and you must post your bunny card onto the Magnolia website.
    Loving your LO,I love those October Afternoon papers.Have a greet weekend with your parents and hope to see you soon.

  2. Super cards and a lovely lo too! We miss you Claire, but if you are happy that's all that matters! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Claire so lovely to come and visit you here and to see all the lovely things you have been doing. I miss you over on the Magpie thread too but totally understand why you needed to have your own time and space. Hopefully your laptop will be up and running again very soon.

  4. These cards are absolutely gorgeous! I've never had the patience for colouring in all the images (probably should stop buying the stamps then hmm?! lol)
    I echo Kathy, we do miss you, but I'm happy you're happy ^-^
    And you're right about those Oct Aft papers - such beautiful sunny colours!