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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Knitted 'Clangers'

Good morning crafting folk well still don't have my craft room but only 8 more days to go before I get it back!!! So just been doing a little knitting I remember these wonderful little guys from my childhood and they make me smile while I'm knitting them,got myself the full book from Amazon so I can literally make everything from the series....let me introduce The Clangers....
What I intend to do is as I don't have my craft room yet I will just knit as many as I can and add the clothes and hands,feet etc when I get back into my room,have just finished 'Tiny'........
shes a little naked and doesn't look like much yet but when shes finished she will be beautiful,I have just started small....
I now can't wait to get them finished and show them of,I have also been doing a little cross stitching as you can see by what I'm using as a bookmark,I actually stitched this one while in hospital but finished it of when I got home.....at least I'm still crafting!!

                                                      Dorothy x

Saturday, 12 July 2014

The Reptiles have taken over!!!

Good rainy afternoon all,just a quick update that I haven't vanished but with my daughter and son-in-law and all their reptiles staying with us at the minute there is no room for me to craft! Here as promised are some pictures of our house guests -which I might add my 2 cats are not happy about!.....





I couldn't even begin to write their names as they all have very elaborate names which to be honest I probably couldn't spell!!! Not only do we have all these guests but one of the female snakes laid 11 eggs this morning!
Not only has all this been going on but I've also been in hospital unfortunately I now have some super bug which feeds on antibiotics so I can't use them,I'm ok now but it can flare up at any time but at least I'm home.

                                                  Dorothy x

Saturday, 28 June 2014

lost my craft room for a while!!

I will be out of commision for a while as my daughter and son-in-law are moving in with us, they are buying their first home and have moved out of the rented house they were in but the new house won't be ready for a few weeks,I don't mind as it will be nice having them here and they are bringing all their reptiles with them,just got to keep our 2 cats away from them!!!
 Anyway I got a few quick makes done just before I had to pack everything away.........
my eldest daughter seen this and feel in love with it so it went,its also her second anniversary so this is the card I made her............ oops forgot to take a picture these have all been cut on the cricut explore which I must say I am still loving very much and still learning a lot,I also made myself this cute knitting needle holder using an empty crisp tube and the crafters companion makey bakey mice cd rom,keeps them all in one place....


just think these images are really sweet,anyway maybe I will put a post of my house guests (snakes and other reptiles) for you all to see,you may well be shocked!!!!



                                    Dorothy x

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Blogger brick wall!!!

Good evening crafters,sorry I haven't blogged for a while but it seems that I just can't bring myself to blog,don't know why but hey maybe or hopefully I will get back on track who knows maybe this will start me again.I have still been crafting away just love that cricut explore some of my little cards....


I'm still learning but enjoying every minute of it!
 Now for my really exciting news,I'm going to be a Grandma, my eldest daughter and son-in-law are expecting their first baby and my husband and I couldn't be happier.She had her first scan and got us a picture so I made a fridge magnet with some of the be bunni paper from crafters companion......
What a wonderful clear picture,we are all very excited, and as if that wasn't enough good news my youngest daughter and son-in-law have just bought their first house,they are moving in with us because it won't be ready for a few weeks but I truely feel so blessed with my wonderful family,at the minute life is pretty good!


                                           Dorothy x

Saturday, 7 June 2014

A Quick Gamers Card

Hey all my crafting friends,just a quick blog,it's my nephews birthday and I know he like to play computer games so with that in mind I just typed in gamer to the cricut design space connected to my Explore and it came up with a great control pad,I then added some words and put them where I wanted and the Explore drew them for me,I just can't tell you how wonderful this machine is......
I added some foam pads and cut smaller buttons just to give it a little depth,then on the inside....
           I added a stamp I have and really I have many!!! as my hubby keeps telling me haha,I then custom made an envelope using the crafters companion envelope maker as the size was 7 inches by 5 inches.....
                              perfect fit! thank goodness.



                                         Dorothy x

Friday, 6 June 2014

more explore!!

Oh my goodness you would think I was on a commission from cricut because every chance I get I am telling everyone how good the Explore is,I just can't believe how easy it is to use and the amount of wonderful things you can create,here is a little box with some roll up flowers I like it in the black....

I really enjoyed adding the little finishing touches and it amazes me that even if my hands are sore I can still create this.
This cute little baby book is made using the mini book cart and some paper from my own stash,some ribbon and the writing was done on the exlpore as well I am trying!!!!....
this is the view from the front,I haven't quite finished the inside yet,but this is what the back looks like...
And my last little make is this get well card,the cup cake are from Hunkydory,the get well sentiment is from crafters companion swalk cd and the beautifl backing doilies are cut on my wonderful cricut......
now I'm of to create some more!!!!


Dorothy x

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Makey Bakey mice and Cricut

Hey all forgot to blog these cute little boxes again cut on my new explore and even scored for me by this wonderful machine,all I had to do was glue it and decide on a design for the outside,for this I chose crafters companion cd Makey
 Bakey mice,I just adore the cute images and this you could either put sweets or any small gift inside....

these are the front of the boxes but I also decorated the back as well.....
I would be happy to recieve a little box of sweet like this and the nice thing is it could even be personalised with a name or date.


                                         Dorothy x