Good Morning Ladies,
Michele has shared this health warning with all of us, sadly I fear its much too late for most of us!
I was infected about 15 years ago and I have been suffering the symptoms ever since! I honestly don't think that there is any cure either!
Have any of you been noticing any symptoms???
Welcome to Mixed Craft Saturday, we have a lovely photo, some lovely things to look at, a fab prize and of course there is always Shopping!!!
We have heard so much about what an amazing young man Karen's son Gary is, I thought it would be nice to share a photograph of him, it's always nice to put a face to someone that you hear about. I think that you can definitely see that he is 'Your Son' Karen, you can also tell from this photograph how comfortable he is with cute Lemurs(?), he looks totally absorbed in his work, the animals look like they are very comfortable around him too, which is testament to the amount of time and effort he must of put in working with them and building up their trust.
This photograph of Gary is taken from Karen's 'Just Giving' Page, where Karen raises money for Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity.
I asked Karen if she would allow me to share the link to her page, so that you could go and look for yourselves at the amazing effort Karen and 'Team Gary' go to, to raise money for this Fantastic Charity...…
Thank you so very much for sharing a very personal photograph of Gary, you have every right to be a very proud Mum xxxx
Karlie has taken your advice ladies and turned this weeks Origami project into a card! Karlie I love that shirt and the card you have designed to put it on works perfectly, I can't believe that you have also had a go at Stamping, it took me until I was over 45 to get the courage to do that!!
We will have you teaching us all these Origami ideas, you are so very talented, just like your Mum!
Thank you so very much for making the Origami, then taking it that extra step and making into an amazing card. XXX
Janet has been a busy girl again this week, just look how stunning those Christmas Baubles are, the first two are so textured, I am not sure whether its layers of die cuts or just how they are to start with, Janet has added such beautiful embellishments, leaf ribbon and appliques to them. The second photo of that Lace bauble just takes my breath away, I can see a wedding reception with lots of Branches in pots on every table, sprayed white or silver and then be adorned with these stunning Baubles, they are far too pretty to have only out at Christmas.
Now onto Janet's third picture, what a stunning gift box, I wasn't sure of the shape but I immediately thought that this would be the perfect box for Pauls special Christmas gift....a Toblerone! I looks like it would fit in there a treat.I love the red and silver together and that Bow is stunning.
Janet thank you very much for allowing me to share them. xxx
Our Lynda managed to get two amazing bargains for her Crafty shopping this week, the first is a Stampin'Up ! Stamp called 'Evergreen', it has some fantastic tree stamps in it, perfect for those C' cards, I look forward to see what you design with it.
I love the second die set, you could make some amazing cards with that as the focal point or you could use it on tags, either way its lovely.
Thank you so much for allowing me to share your shopping. xxx
Michele has shared an absolutely amazing card with us today, the shape of which I don't ever recall seeing before. I love how it all folds out, I also adore that colour and paper choice too. I think everyone will be asking how you did it!!
Michele's second photo is of her Winnings from Christine Emberson's blog. It kind of looks like a camp fire to me, but I guess it could be Crystals, I am intrigued to see what you make with it.
Thank you for sharing my lovely. xxx
Margaret had a delivery from the lovely Mr Brown today, he bought her a lovely parcel containing her latest Stampin Up goodies.....
Cross Stitched Christmas, is exactly 'you' Margaret, I think I messaged you as soon as I saw it on a sneak peek! It makes the finished card look like it has been Cross Stitched and not stamped, I am looking forward to seeing your finished cards.
Farmhouse Kitchen, has a real country feel to it, the papers that match are amazing too. You could use that house for many different cards as well as Christmas.
Last but not least is the Cambridge Carols stamp set, it is just stunning, real old fashioned Christmas card style, I am very tempted to get this one as I think you could do lots of different ink effects on it.
I am excited to see your designs too Margaret. XXX
Val has shared some of her amazing Christmas card designs with us and her Craft buy from Joanna Sheen, it is John Lockwood's Poinsettia die set, the stamps weren't in stock when Val ordered the dies however, they are now and I believe they are winging their way to Spain!! It makes such a difference having matching stamps and dies.
Val's first photo is of her first batch of Christmas cards, I believe that Val said that she made 10 of these. The die is a Sue Wilson die and it is oh so pretty. The inside piece has a real 'snapshot' of Christmas, with a Deer and Snowflakes.
Thank you so very much Val for taking part. xxx
That's it for another week ladies, I may well be looking for another feature to replace the 'Mixed Craft' thing, I will still share cards and things that you have bought, but will add something new to the mix!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend,
Love and hugs