Tuesday, 28 January 2014

A "random" January thought...

Is the cost of the box of Quality Streets you had to buy to get you through doing your tax return tax deductible?????

Hope so!

Here's a lovely serene scene in case you're stressing...

Monday, 27 January 2014

My quilting club suggested last week...

... that I specialised in "Speed quilting", and I decided not to disappoint!  I was on the train quite a lot this weekend, so on Thursday I made up a simple lap sized quilt sandwich using some patchwork effect cotton and matching reverse, then big-stitch hand quilted it on the train (quite convenient, as it turned out, because it was pretty draughty and this way I had a blanket over my legs without looking like an invalid...).  Obviously, I couldn't resist finishing it yesterday, so here it is:

I hope the Linus Project will find a little boy to love this one very soon!

Quilting Club runs on 3rd Tuesdays, the next one is February 18th, 7:30 - 9:30, cost only £5 includes refreshments. All standards welcome; help, equipment and advice offered freely.  I hope to see you there, do get in touch for more information.


Monday, 20 January 2014

At last, a post...

...that I've been meaning to put up since Convention in November,  I have been so busy with work and then Christmas, which is why it has taken so long, And today (at last...) a proper day off!

I had two swaps using the "Round the World" stamp set and the gorgeous "This is me" designer paper.

This is my card swap, I made over 60 of these:

And here's my pack for the card candy swap I took part in - I had a great time producing 10 sets of these:

I see this more as scrapbooking candy really, I think it would work great in a journal or travel layout. It took me much longer than I expected to make these but it was so worth it, I got some great swaps back.

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Top tip for using the envelope board...

...my favourite new stampin up product is the envelope punch board.  It has been wonderful for making bespoke-sized envelopes not to mention all sorts of boxes and file-folder projects.  While I was making envelopes for some cards this morning, I noticed that there were rather a lot of little trimmings sprinkled over my desk, so I have invented the following VERY HI-TECH solution to this problem:

Works a treat! When it's full, just remove and replace...

Happy Monday!  xxx