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Ladies What Craft

Sunday was a great day, nine ladies came to the Class I was teaching at the Craft Box. Instead of being ladies what lunch we crafted.They had previously made a request for a baby them. I spotted some lovely papers from Graphic 45 called Little Darlings  that was perfect. I made up samples for both  girls and boys and the girls was the most popular. Everybody went away with a completed page that just needed photos adding.
 The next class is on the 2nd December, so the thinking cap is back on.

Forgot to Post

A few weeks ago I did another workshop taught by the fabulous Clare, I took photos and have just realised I never posted them. Clare always comes up with the most fabulous classes and I love spending the day at the Craft Box making them. This class was the launch of this year's Christmas Molly Bloom stamps and they are just delicious.We all created a lovely lantern and now all I need it to find an battery run candle to put in it. Could you imagine this going up in flames? I would be heart broken.

Photo Inspiration

The challenge this week over at Winter Wonderland was really that for me. Its a photo that we have to use for inspiration and Even though I've made a card, I'm not sure that I like it. I took the lilac bauble and the white Christmas tree around it as my inspiration. Maybe its that is isn't my normal style that I'm not sure, although usually these things grow on me.

Sneaky Peek and a Top Three

This weekend I seem to have got back on top of all my jobs that need doing and I'll even have a bit of time later on for crafting. 
I was thrilled to see that Winter Wonderland have picked me as one of their top three again this week, it was the Across the Miles card that I made. This is all very encouraging when you're mojo seems to be having a mid term break.
Until I've got some more crafting to photograph here are some sneaky peeks of the next class I am teaching at The Craft Box on the 21st October.

Across the Miles

This weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland is to make a card with the theme Across the Miles. A perfect challenge for me, I have at least three cards that need to wing their way across the waters to lands afar. I started making this card with no real idea where it was going. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome though. I swear I had a stamp that was a silhouette of Santa in his sleigh flying off into the distance.Goodness knows where it is now but it would have finished this card off nicely.
For those who are asking, the tree stamp behind is a Hero Arts one,  3997K Majestic. I stamped it several times at different heights.

Birthday Celebrations

Yesterday was a great day, I celebrated the 1st birthday of my friends daughter. A few months ago She asked me to make the birthday cake but wanted something a little bit different. We searched the internet to see if anything stood out for us. There were several that were highlighted but the common theme was bright colours, flowers and butterflies. So I knuckled down and eventually came up with this
Now I'm not a professional cake maker but I must admit I was pretty chuffed with this, even better it tasted good when we cut it.  I reckon if I keep practising by the time she gets married I could have perfected the art of cake decorating.
Of course there had to be a card that went along to the party and here it is

Baby's 1st Christmas

This weeks challenge over on Winter Wonderland is to make a card for Baby's 1st Christmas. It was only when I started looking through all my Christmas stamps that I realised I don't really have on that features a Christmas baby. Not to be beaten I used my LOTV baby stamp and put the baby in a Christmas red outfit and co-ordinated the papers and decorations in red and green. I think I pulled it off.

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner

Hooray, I was chosen as the winner over at Winter Wonderland last week, I was so pleased. Especially as it was one of my favourite cards that I've made recently. I am excited about the prize as well, so that was a double bonus. I seem to be making quite a few Get Well Soon cards at the moment, this little stamp has been a good investment for me. At only £4, I think it has repaid me its cost. This one brought a big smile to somebody who had recently had a little knee op.

No sooner had I posted it than I needed another one, so had to start again. I will now be stamping and colouring a few of these images to 'have them ready'