Saturday, 24 September 2016

Mixed Craft Saturday

Good Saturday Morning Ladies,
Another varied range of crafts for you once again this week, first up is the beautiful Cross Stitch Anniversary gift that Margaret made for Paul and I, it is beautiful and we were so touched by your kindness Margaret, such a beautiful keepsake.

Our Beautiful Anniversary Gift from 

The next few photos are of my first attempt at creating some flowers with my new 
Tim Holtz 'Tattered Florals" die.
I die cut about 8 of each

coloured them with Distress ink on both sides
Then spritz with water

The Results

Close up (my favourite)

Lynda has been playing with some more background designs, using Pixie Powders on the first two

These second two were made with Mica paints that Lynda painted on in stripes, then covered with cling film and scrunched, it looks really effective Lynda, I
Look forward to seeing what you create with them all.

Thank you Lynda for taking the time to photograph and send them to me to

Lynda's card for Terry's birthday 

That's all for this weeks mixed crafts ladies, I hope that you all have a lovely weekend.

Janet, sending you huge hugs, hope you are well on the mend xxxx

Margaret I hope you have a great turn out for your coffee morning, I am sure that anyone that knows how good your cakes are will be queueing to get in!!

Love and hugs to all,


  1. Good morning Ladies,
    Gosh it's a wild morning here , I am meant to be playing in the winners medal competition this morning but I can't see it!
    Sandra , your flowers are truly gorgeous! I love how tissue like they are , I bet you enjoy using them on a special project.i meant to say yesterday what a fantastic bargain you got in your stamp bundle, well done !
    Lynda your backgrounds are amazing and so is the stunning card you made for Terry , I hope he had a wonderful birthday!
    Sending gentle ((( hugs ))) to you Janet.xo
    I think I might get the cases down and start some packing for our holidays , I'm really looking forward to getting away for a wee break and some sunshine.
    Love and hugs to all xoxo

  2. Morning Ladies

    Margaret-beautiful cross stitch picture, really lovely.

    Lynda-great backgrounds & a really nice card you've made.

    Sandra-lovely flowers, I can see you using that die quite a lot.

    Didn't sleep well last night (even for met it was bad). I had a phone call yesterday evening which must have been playing on my mind.
    I'm not going to the craft shop & Hobbycraft today as I really don't need anything at the moment. I'm just going to pop into Southport for a few bits then home to watch the Sue Wilson shows I've recorded. I'll watch the rest when hubby is away.


  3. Beautiful flowers SANDRA, they look stunning and thanks for the quick tutorial on how to make them, and MARGARET that is such a beautiful cross stitch, so thoughtful and a beautiful keepsake. I love your card LYNDA I love making shaker cards with Sue's Perspective dies, I must collect the others. I have HAPPY and SMILE Seeing your "plays" with Pixie Powder makes me eager to have a go with mine
    Oooh ANNE, it's as still as anything here, not even a breeze. Good luck, if you choose to play.
    Right off to watch Sue W now

  4. Good morning SANDRA & Everyone
    Thank you ANNE MICHELE & KARREN for all your lovely comments on Terry's card Useing one of my pixie powder backgrounds. & all my background papers
    ANNE hope Golf goes well if your able to play.xx
    Michele hope you find some bargains at craft shop & Hobbycraft enjoy mooching round shops xx
    Karen enjoy your day xx
    MARGARET wow what a lovely gift you made for Sandra & Paul it's beautifulI
    Hope your coffee morning goes well for you I'm sure you will make lots of money with all your beautiful cakes I would buy all your Lemon Drizzle cake HaHa ( I wish ). Well we have some lovely Sun this morning & just light breeze so I feel a walk comming on. Not upto much today so I will make Lisa & Ian a sympathy card & I think I might do some Christmas cards too. I'm going to make a Lasagna for tonight's dinner.
    SANDRA I had a look in the range yesterday for that green flower I put on your birthday card but sorry they didn't have any I will look in Hobbcraft for you.
    Took 11 tablets this morning so I'm rattling.HiHi.
    I think I better have my shower as got some washing to put on the line so will look in later . Love Lynda xx

  5. Hello Sandra and all who pop in today,

    Sandra, What is beautiful keepsake you received from Margaret for your special anniversary. Margaret you are such a talented needle lady. I just know Sandra and Paul will treasure it as it's such a really thoughtful and personal gift. LOL

    Lynda, Love the card you made for Terry, especially as you had used one of your Pixie dust pieces of art to display the focal point. I'm sure Terry loved it. I have played with my pixie dust, one piece is okay, others I think I used the dust as if I was using a salt or pepper pot, so the dust was heavy in parts. But hey Ho it's all about experimenting, well playing ha ha. LOL

    Sandra love the flowers you made, did you fold, roll or scrunch them up after you had spritzed them to get that lovely petal effect?

    Have managed to do two machine loads of washing, The sun is shining and there's quite a good breeze, the second load was all towels, they will feel lovely and soft from all that blowing around, most of the first load - bedding, plus a few bits is already dry. It's such a satisfying feeling,........ I'm easily pleased.

    Margaret, I hope the coffee morning went well, I'm sure all the cakes were sold or eaten. Now sit and have some me time, you really have earned it. LOL

    Janet, I hope your tummy is responding to treatment, sending you a very special gentle hug, lots of love and prayers. XX

    Gosh - It's time I made some lunch, don't know where the morning has gone, will pop in later.
    Hope everyone has a good day.
    Love and hugs for everyone, Brenda XXX

    1. Hi BRENDA thank you very much for your lovely comments on Terry's card yes he did like it. He is feeling better thank you
      Thank you also for liking my backgrounds. Some of mine are quite heavy in parts but when you cut them down for a background & put die cut over the top it looks fine hope you haven't bined them.
      Love Lynda xx

    2. Hi Lynda, no I haven't bined them yet! I have just been watching SW on Hochanda, and she used a Blue/green for a sky backround it looked lovely, as one of mine is similar colour I might just be tempted to try that. Sending love and hugs to both you and Terry XX

    3. Thank you my friend
      Love Lynda xxx

  6. Hello Everyone, blowing a gale here, and rain is on the way.
    Sandra, what a beautiful gift from Margaret, and your flower is lovely, have looked at these dies many times, but have resisted so far.

    Lynda, your card for Terry is great, hope he's feeling better. Love your pixie powder papers.

    Not doing much today, think the after effects of the flu jab have kicked in today, didn't get much sleep, hope to be better tomorrow.

    Have a lovely rest of Saturday, hugs Lilian

    1. Hi LILIAN
      Thank your for you lovely comments on my card & pixie papers.
      Yes Terry is better thanks
      Hug's Lynda xx

  7. Hi Sandra & all in cafe,
    Sandra thankyou for showing my cross stitch, it was a pleasure to do it for you & Paul you have both been so kind to
    Lynda your card for Terry is perfect hope he is feeling better, your pixie papers are lovely, this is something I haven't dared get into
    Lilian sorry you feel under the weather hope you feel better soon, sending healing
    Janet hope you are recovering, we miss you, sending healing
    Thank you for the best wishes for my McMillan Coffee Morning,it went very well & I made £261.45 with a little more to come from people who couldn't make it. It was worth all the hard work but a very big thank you to Sue, for making coffee & tea & keeping washing up going & Gem for taking orders & fetching & carrying, without them I couldn't do it, not forgetting Alan for putting up with the disruption, mind you I think he enjoyed chatting to different ones!! I will send photos to Sandra of the cakes.
    I have had strick orders from Sue to relax now so no cc from me this week I am afraid.
    Sending hugs to all who need them love

    1. Hi Margaret. A fantastic amount raised from your coffee morning - well done :-) Love your cross stitch picture too. Enjoy the rest of weekend. Hugs xxx

    2. Hello MARGARET WELL DONE YOU.!!! On raising all that money
      Is there any Lemon Drizzle cake left.HaHa. Did you sell some of your cards too. I did mention how lovely your cross stitch was for Sandra & Paul. Please do as Sue says & Rest have a lovely restfull Sunday you deserve it. Thank you for your lovely comments on Terry's card & my backgrounds.
      Love Lynda xxx

  8. Hi Sandra and everyone.
    Such a lovely keepsake from Margaret :-)
    Love your flowers Sandra, they look gorgeous.
    Lynda, your backgrounds are fabulous and I love Terry's card.
    It's lovely to be able to just sit and play with our stash and create :-)
    I hope everyone has had a good day, and all are keeping well. Sending hugs xxx

    1. Hi SONIA thank you for your lovely comments on my pixie backgrounds & Terry's card
      Have a good Sunday love Lynda xx

  9. Good evening all
    SANDRA sorry forgot to say how lovely your flowers are i also love the large one in pink. Did you scrunch them after sprites them or curled them. I have this die but haven't used it for ages but now I'm getting it out of the unused dungeon lol.
    Hope your day has been good & Paul is home.
    Looking forward to seeing all the challenge cards tomorrow sorry didn't get to make a second card as wasn't pleased with the one I sent in.
    I had a look in the Hobbycraft for your flower but sorry they didn't have it
    MARIA I hope your still having a good time on your holiday xx
    Love & Hug's for everyone Lynda xx

  10. Hi Sandra and all in the Café tonight.
    Sandra,hour flowers are gorgeous, especially the first one : )
    Your cross stitch is a lovely keepsake, I hope you are having a good weekend x Mum, you know how much I love your pictures. Congratulations on another very successful Macmillan Coffee morning, you have put all of the hard work in making all of those delicious cakes. Make sure you do sit back and relax now, please! Love you xx
    Janet I hope you are well on the road to recovery. Sending gentle healing hugs x
    Lynda, sorry I forgot to wish Terry a very happy birthday, sorry he was ill but hope he is well on the mend. Hope the walk was good for you. It will have shaken all of those tablets down, I hope : ) x
    Lilian, sorry the flu jab is causing you to feel rough, hugs on their way x
    Anne, if you did get to play golf today, I hope it went well for you x
    Maria, I hope you are enjoying your holiday and not struggling too much with those hills x
    I'm going to have an early night, feeling weary, but for a very worthwhile reason : )
    Love and hugs to you all with extras for Janet and all in need. Take care xx

  11. Hi SANDRA & all
    Sandra the flower on my card is the Cape Daisy from Sue Wilsns new release.
    Lovely CCards this week well done everyone looking forward to tomorrows sketch. JANET hope your feeling better sending you some gental Hug's.
    Went on our usual walk up the park had a cupper& home & made the two bereavement cards so will post them off tomorrow not my favourite cards to make. Not done much else today apart from cooking the dinner.
    Going to tidy up my mess in my craft room am I the only one who is a messy crafter. Got another blood test tomorrow. Hope you have all had a good weekend our weather was lovely.hope we get the same for this week.
    Terry has just made me a Cupper so I'm off to drink it.
    Love & Hug's Lynda xx