Sunday, 27 February 2011

Happy Birthday Suzie!

Firstly, an apology for my lack of blogging - no excuse other than I haven't had anything to show due to lack of crafting opportunities!  Now suffering from withdrawal symptoms so hoping to get a crafting fix this week, although with the mountain of laundry both kids have brought home from their trips, it still might not happen :(  Even the bits I want to share today were made a few weeks ago but I didn't know until a couple of days ago that they had been received.

So, it was Suzie's birthday.  As it happens, it was her 40th, but that fact had escaped me until I saw Maria's birthday card for Suzie on her blog.  As you can imagine, her card would have been very different if I had known ... !

I know!  Before you point it out, yep, I've done it again, a typical Carole style card!  I just can't seem to help myself ... luckily Suzie seems to like it (at least that's what she tells me!!!)  Not sure if I should fight the urge to reach for the brown paper or just go with it, but it makes me happy!

I also made Suzie a little pressie which apparently has pride of place on her new fridge, in her brand new kitchen ... I'm so glad that she has now moved back into her home and is getting straight (even though the big move happened on her actual big day).  I'm hoping that her craft bits will be unpacked soon and her blog will spring back to life!!!

Although I haven't managed any crafting, I did help out with some this past week.  My lovely niece Charlotte (hi Char if you are reading this!) came to spend the day with me specifically to do some crafting.  Together we  made a cover for her Hampton Court school project, a birthday card for her little sister, a bookmark and a top secret project that I couldn't possibly tell you about just in case ... (!)  Sadly though, my camera was with Hayden in Austria skiing (Hayden that is not the camera!) so I have no photographic evidence :(

Hope to be back soon!

Carole x

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Birthday Card

I did manage to do a little crafting yesterday (and it was only a little bit too!)  I knocked up this birthday card for my aunty Linda who has a thing for chickens, as well as half a dozen real ones running around the top of her garden!  I'm afraid that it is "typical Carole" style ... all the trusted favourite elements are here: brown paper, twine, hearts (I'm loving hearts at the moment, must be because of Valentine's Day!) punched flowers and THAT chicken die.  Sigh.

Happy Birthday Aunty Linda!  Hope you like your card!

Carole x

Monday, 7 February 2011

Love is in the air

Well, suspended above our mirror anyway!!!  I can't quite believe how long this took me to make (well over a week).  Which also makes me wonder just how on earth I managed to stay up to date and complete my Christmas Journal (and at the busiest time of the year too).

I had been wanting to try my hand at making a banner for a while - and now I think I will, maybe one saying "family" or "home" or something similar.  I just thought I would make something to celebrate the romantic season.  As the whole project had been dragging on it ended up a little more clean and simple than I had originally envisaged but I'm happy with that.  The rosette thingy under the red heart was fun to make, but a devil to stick down (and don't even ask about sticking the heart on top of it!)

While I was making my banner, Alex decided that she would also like one ...

This one is exactly the same as mine except for the teal scalloped circle to match her room.

Hoping to craft a bit more tomorrow, so maybe it won't be quite as long until my next post!

Carole x