Friday, 15 November 2019

Friday Fun Day

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Angela here again to show you what I've been up to this week.

Not a great deal happened with the Cabin as it's still being used to store the furniture from the conservatory. 
We are still waiting for the plastering to finish the conservatory so can't start moving anything back in yet.


The ceilings and the roof are all completed though it doesn't look very pretty at the moment.


 This is the area where my desk usually resides and the ceiling is finished here too with a Velux window to ensure we still get enough light coming in which seems to be working.

It's not a happy site at the moment but I'm sure it will look great when it's finished and then we can get the painting done and the furniture back in place which will mean I can start planning the arrangement in the Craft Cabin or as my hubby calls it the 'OCC' or Obsessive Crafter's Cabin....very funny I'm sure!


This is what the cabin looks like at the moment. 


We did get some gardening done this week as we had a nice day last Sunday though there is still a bit that needs to be done but it could wait.
Then I met up with friends on Wednesday and we went to a lovely gift fair at Woodhall Spa run by the Marie Currie charity. I was amazed how busy it was considering it was the middle of the week.

I did realise that I haven't shown you any Steampunk pics recently so here are a few more. 





Part of the evening entertainment.







Got to be some smiles there.

The weather was definitely better then than it is now!

And we must finish with a funny or two.


That's dogs for you!

Have a great weekend everyone and
 thanks for stopping by.

Addendum!
Just heard that the plasterer will be here this afternoon so lots of smiles from me!

And if you would like some more smiles you just need to pop over to see what our other friends have been doing this week at Annie's for
"This Week's Smiles" and you can also share your  smiles too.

Angela x

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

WOYWW: 545 - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey. 

Hi Workdesk friends. 
Here we are for another Wednesday at the Workdesk. 
I am here again to show you:

"What's on my Workdesk this Wednesday".

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
 
Stamping Ground, our host Julia will explain.


So here is my desk for today!


Well the floor again actually!
If you're patient you will get to see the contents of this bag as promised last week.


The new craft space looking good but not complete yet.


Still storing the conservatory furniture in there though I do have anew cupboard.



This is where my desk is as we are waiting for the ceilings to be plastered.


 But here as promised, the contents of that bag and quite a collection.
A sewing kit, various card packs, acetate sheets, a stamp, die, stencil, very pretty paper pad, card wallets and two pots of paint.
Quite an interesting collection.
I need to have a look in that sewing kit next.


Better not keep you any longer so that's me done for today.
Sorry it's not very interesting as regards projects but I'm here no less.

 Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop over and join in the visits around the other desks.

 I'm off now to see what everyone else is up to.
Have a great woyww 
and 
happy crafting,

Angela x

Monday, 11 November 2019

Crafty Cardmakers 245 'Thankful'

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Hi! back again to tell you that it's time for another challenge over
at Crafty Cardmakers.

As usual you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to be cards, as long as it meets the challenge. 

Lin is hosting today and our challenge is 'Thankful'.


Hope you will join in.

And here is my project for the challenge:



I've used two Masterboards today to make this card.



I used various stencils and Distress Oxides to make these.
At least one of the Masterboards needs to be decorated on both the front and the back for this card.


The next stage was to cut two squares the same size and one slightly larger for the mount.
I'm using 6"x 6" card blanks so the square will be about 5 1/2" and the mount 5 3/4"


The topper is folded as you can see here and is the piece which needs to be decorated on both sides.


And the creases used to line up the corners into the centre.


The square will now look like this.


Take the corners and crease the card along the centre folding outwards.


You can see the idea better here.


Do this all the way round and apply a little glue to hold these in place.


You can add the sentiments any way you want but I have cut another square of Masterboard, stamped the sentiment and layered this with more gold card before attaching it to the topper and adding the enamel dots. I have also added a small sentiment on the background too.



 I hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and maybe join in the challenge.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with too.
 Happy crafty card making.
Angela x 

Friday, 8 November 2019

Friday Fun Day.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Angela here again to show you what I've been up to this week.


Now where could this be?
Guess you'll know it can't be me because my desk is still out of action.


It's the NEC craft show and these are a few of the samples and demos I looked at.



Nice cards.



Tracey Dutton who some of you will know as Lavinia Stamps showing me how she likes to use the Brushos.


Of course I had to stop off for some nourishment. 
I thought this would come just with the butter so this was quite a nice surprise. Scone with jam and clotted cream scrummy! and finished it off with a Latte.

 It was great to see so many fabrics and sewing equipment for sale and being purchased too. Lovely new sewing machines, felting stuff, pattern making, tools and equipment, fabrics, all sorts really. 
I even bought some fabric though not completely sure what I will use it for yet so you will have to wait and see.



I have been in the park too and as you can see the cygnets are massive and working hard to get all those brown feathers out.


And these too, masses of them. 


Fungus but not sure what type.

Time for a funny I think.

Maisie and Stan liked these and thought you would too especially if you know dogs.

Have a great weekend everyone and
 thanks for stopping by.

And if you would like some more smiles you just need to pop over to see what our other friends have been doing this week at Annie's for
"This Week's Smiles" and you can also share your  smiles too.

Angela x

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

WOYWW: 544 - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey. 

Hi Workdesk friends. 
Here we are for another Wednesday at the Workdesk. 
I am here again to show you:

"What's on my Workdesk this Wednesday".

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
 
Stamping Ground, our host Julia will explain.


So here is my desk for today!



Yes this is the floor!
Still no desk but that wont stop me, I'm here and thought you might like to see the new goodies that I got at the NEC craft show last weekend.

Just look at that gorgeous pen, can't wait to have a play with that.



Nice collection of stamps and stencils too so might get some new Christmas cards made.


Not really had a good look in here.
I said I wasn't going to buy another of these as the last one wasn't very good but these looked nice and full so just couldn't resist it and a surprise Goody Bag is always fun.

So that's me done for today and still not sure when I will get my desk back but things are moving on and the plasterer is coming this week to finish the ceilings.

 Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop over and join in the visits around the other desks.

 I'm off now to see what everyone else is up to.
Have a great woyww 
and 
happy crafting,

Angela x

Monday, 4 November 2019

Masterboard Monday.

 Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
I am here today to show you a card:

made with this Masterboard:


Always one of my favourite techniques though I am sure I've said this before about something else Lol! But I like the depth that can be created. 
A tip for you: I like to start with small dots using up all the ink on the stamp before adding more then place the larger dots over these which gives the effect of the smaller dots being in the distance giving interesting depth to the design.


I've used black card, stencils and white ink to make this A4 Masterboard though the light has made it look rather blue.


I also had a few left over bits from another project so thought I'd try and fit these in too.


So this is the background with sections of the Masterboard cut into circles and strips.


I completed the card with diecut flowers and grasses, enamel dots and added some stickles glitter glue to the sentiment to make them stand out a little more.


I had a few of the smaller circles left over and attached those to the inside of the card with the sentiment.

And that's your lot my friends.
I would love to hear your comments and many thanks for stopping by. 

Happy crafting,

Angela x
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