15 June 2011

Alfie and the hot air balloon

Good morning to you all. It is a bit dull and overcast here in Sheffield this morning no sign of the sun, at least it is dry. When I signed into Blogger this morning everything looks different... does this mean all the updates are finished and we can blogg happily now... mmm I wonder... time will tell I am sure.

No crafty pictures to blog this morning, a few of a hot air balloon that came over our garden last night. A few of our good friends paid for BH and I to go up in a balloon very similar to this one for our wedding present. It is our anniversary on Tuesday so it was fabulous to see and brought back some lovely memories of a beautiful day and some very good friends...

Alfie was hidding in the kitchen peeking out of the back door until the coast was clear....

What was it?....has it gone yet?
Poor Alfie, he really didn't like it, must admit it was very low.

Happy crafting and what ever you are doing today ENJOY!
Love and hugs Lynne xoxo

13 June 2011

Craft Bucket Bag Class

Our next patchwork bag class is Saturday July 23rd and this is what we will be making.

A very useful craft bucket, isn't it fabulous?

Happy Crafting Hugs Lynne xoxo

12 June 2011

Patchwork bag class at Craft Den!

Good morning to you all on this bright and sunny Sunday morning. Yesterday was the first of our patchwork bag classes at Craft Den. When this went on the timetable it was so popular we decided to run the class twice, which is great as this means we had such an enjoyable day and we get to do it all again next week!

Jo aka Daisy 236 was our guest tutor for the day and has very kindly agreed to run a monthly patchwork sewing class for us! Yippee! I am so pleased about this as I love sewing and have done for many years.

My bag waiting for the button to be added so the top is pinned.

Thank you Jo for a very enjoyable relaxing day. Just what the doctor ordered, can't wait for next week, might have to make another! lol
Happy crafting love and hugs Lynne xoxo

10 June 2011

One for the boys

Good morning to you all. Well here I am again two days running, fingers crossed all seems well...

I thought I would show you another card from Saturdays class, this time it was one for the boys. I think we all struggle with mens cards as we can't fill them up with blooms and bling... well I suppose we could, they might not like it, but we could. lol

We used a blue 6 x6 card blank, a strip of Ranger Kraft Resist paper coloured with a mixture of Distress Stains, some blue and red embossed colour core paper sanded back a circle of grunge board highlighted with glossy accents a washer and brad T!ms Old Jalopy die and some Viva Decor Inka Gold in Cobalt blue and Old Gold to finish off. Not a flower or blingy bit in site, not even a hint of Stickles.

All that leaves me to say is Thank Crunchie its Friday! I am hoping to pop round and visit you all this evening as I have a nice quiet evening planned, so I can catch up on what you all have been up too, I have missed you all, it has been very strange not being able to blog hop for so long.
Happy crafting love and hugs Lynne xoxo

9 June 2011

This 'n' That...

Good afternoon to all my crafting blogging buddies and thank you for all the emails about how to get back on her posting again. It is nice when you get such lovely emails to offer help of how to get back on here. I must say after the last time I tried I was losing the will to live so had nearly decided to pack in blogging... anyway no ranting today, well not yet.

I have a mixture of pictures to share with you today, and lots more to show over the next few days of what we have been up to in the studio over the last week or so. It has been lovely to see so many new faces at our classes and workshops too. We celebrated the studios 3rd birthday in April our challenge blogs 1st birthday in May and had planned some blog candy so hopefully we can get that underway soon now things seem to be working OK again.

My first picture is of the studio on Saturday morning with the tables laid out ready and waiting for our card making workshop.

This is the first card we made, a nice quick one to get us all in the mood for a craft filled day.

Last year I was bought a lovely rose called 'Birthday Girl' for my 50th and this is what it looks like now a year later, just beautiful, don't you think?

and last but not least a picture of Ike the eldest of my two dogs who has not been too well recently so it is nice to see him out side enjoying this nice weather.

Thanks for popping by and if you have time and blogger will allow you! lol leave a comment and I will pop over and visit you too.

Happy crafting love and hugs Lynne xoxo

6 June 2011

Birthday card...

Last week was my Mum's birthday. I made a circular fold up card with pockets and tags for special messages. Here are some pics of different stages of the card but non of the finished one :-(
The main card is cream decorated with cream and lilac filigree patterned paper a few Magnolia stamped images coloured with Copics

This is the card folded up and tied with ribbon with a lovely rosette cut with a the large Sizzlets die from Tims Alterations range.

Happy Crafting Lynne xox

2 June 2011

Blogger, Blogger, Blogger....

At last I have managed to get back on my blog. Thank you for your emails suggesting different options to try. It has been a bit of a week technology wise. Saturday evening my Blackberry went haywire I was unable to open text and emails the only option was to delete all! Sunday I was unable to get on here and then the Internet went off and has been off more than on ever since. I still can't upload pictures, cloud picker has returned asking me to sign in and sign in and sign in......it is so annoying.

Our challenge over at Anything Goes this fortnight is Masking and we are also having a blog hop to celebrate Craft Dens 3rd birthday and our challenge blog 1st so why not pop over and join in? Fingers crossed I will be able to visit your blogs and leave comments very soon, very very soon I hope. Well thats all for now, I will try again tomorrow to upload pictures of what we have been up to in the studio this week.
Happy crafting Lynne xx