Friday, 20 January 2012

It's All About Me Me Me Me Me!!!!

Have no fear peeps - I haven't come over all diva-ish ;) !!  It's challenge time again with Sarah Hurley and the title of the challenge is All About Me.

There's lots of inspiration over on the challenge Blog from myself and my fellow DT'ers - so why not have a mosey and a nosey!!!!

Here's what I created:

As you can tell (well I hope so anyway lol )  this is not me! but anyone who knows me will understand that my cats play and have played a huge part in my life.  This is my first cat Baby Blue (she's my profile piccie on Blogger too).  We lost her almost two years ago now and I still miss her so I made a little memory page to show her off.

Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Hi Folks

I'm sorry for the lack of Blogging this past week or so but I've been feeling a bit out of sorts and my crafty mojo appears to have gone on holiday ;)!  I'm hoping it won't be away for long as I've got soooo many things to make!

It was my sister's birthday last week and I managed to make her card - just in the nick of time!

I was determined not to make a square card, and this is what evolved!!  Hope you like it.

I've had a few problems commenting on some of your Blogs - So if I've not left a message on any of your lovely creations, it's not for the want of trying - just Blogger Gremlins!!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Craft Club 2012

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that Simply Handmade By.......... are all set and ready to go for Craft Club 2012 - beginning Wednesday 18th January 10am-12pm - in the Cliffe Woods area, Kent.  The club is open to everyone of all levels of experience in crafting and we would welcome new members to join our existing gang!!  We also have an evening meet on Monday 23rd January 7-9pm.

If you would like to come along to the club, please contact me and I can give you further dates and details.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Thursday, 5 January 2012

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Giving Thanks

Hope you are all well and back into the swing of things after all the festivities.  If like me, you were very lucky to receive lots of yummy pressies over Christmas, why not show someone you care by making a thank you card and joining in Sarah's first challenge of 2012.

Here's my card:

A telescope card using Sarah's fab Wonderland CD for the lovely papers, border, text and embellishment.  Why not head over to the Challenge Blog to check out what my lovely teamies have made too.

Fantastic, exciting news from Sarah too - a brand new venture:


"We will be bringing you tons of crafty things to make and do! as well as great competitions and challenges. The projects will be at all levels of difficulty, from beginner to advanced and suitable for a wide age range from teeny weenys to teens :o)

I believe its very important to start young and encourage creativity in everyone no matter what their age. I was lucky enough to come from a creative family and am truly grateful for that experience.

This is to be an interactive experience so we encourage you to give us feedback, ask questions, show us your projects and suggest things you would like to see - we will be glad to take them on board!

We have also created Craft Academy - come along and check it out for more advanced projects.

We have some fantastic sponsors on board and there are a few more exciting additions and other things to come and we will be announcing them over the next few weeks - we hope you'll pop back next Friday for the first 'lesson'!"

A bit of news for me too - OK so I'm a bit behind in joining the Facebook revolution but it's my new year's resolution to promote mine and Simply Handmade By's products even more.  Please find links to my page on the left hand side and if you'd like see what we're up to - please have a wander.  If you want to "Like" my page too that would be lovely - I'd love it to reach as many people as possible - I'm aiming for world domination!!! ;)

Monday, 2 January 2012

Christmas Cards

Hi Folks,

Happy New Year to you all - I hope you're all geared up for a creative 2012. 

I have yet to put up the Christmas cards I made this year so here are a few - there are more but I think this will do for now.  I was in such a hurry to give some cards that I didn't take pictures either so I might have to retrieve them!!!!!

We had a lovely Christmas with Mum, Dad and my sister Jill and Jules' Mum Jenny.  I won't put the picture on here because Mum won't thank me for it, but my lovely Dad had my Mum's Teddy Bear restored at a local Bear Hospital - None of us knew that he'd had it done - well done you Dad!!!.

This is the card I made for Jules

This is Jules getting The Tigs to play and oh Dad's feet!!!!!

Happy New Year to you all and I look forward to sharing my creations in the year ahead.