Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Good afternoon....

I hope you are keeping well and warm in this cold weather, this morning I have been to crocheting, always lots of laughs and chatter. I am making a bag at the moment, 6 hexegons made another 14 to go lol...
Here is a card I made for my grandson Ben, both him and his brother are in local football teams in Oz....
made with papers I have had forever, think they are DC, image coloured with PM's
Challenges;

Artistic Inspirations-------------anything goes

Crafting from the heart ---------------anything goes

Oh la la creations--------------for men or boys

Polkadoodles------------------anything goes

I need to do some more sorting in the craft room, a lot of stuff now off the floor and on to my new shelves, and also I need a new home card, I think that will come first while we still have daylight, I hate crafting in the dark although I can see a difference with the afternoons getting slightly longer.

Hugs Tilly x








Friday, 20 January 2017

Good morning.....

Hey Ho and it's Friday again, lots of super cards in our challenge last week. This week we have our lovely Jac choosing the theme of anything goes with 'tones of the same colour (or mono)
We are sponserd this week by

Prize is 3 digital images 



I have used a Mo Manning image coloured with PM's, spellbinders die cuts go=rograin ribbon, cream rose and candy dots from stash.

Challenges;
Mo's digital challenge------------anything goes with a Mo's

Crafty girl creations ---------------anything goes

Inspiration destination------------------anything goes

Lemon shortbread---------------------anything goes

We have a lovely sunny day so far, better than the dreary rain during the week, I am going to make a start on filling my new bookshelves and sorting some stash...... I may be a longggggggg time lol
Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 13 January 2017

Good morning....

Friday again and here at Crafty Catz it is my turn to choose the theme. We have anything goes with a twist of butterflies. We are sponsored by
Sami Stamps 

Here is my card
MME papers, image kindly given by Sponsor, coloured withPM's,lace ribbon, gems and butterflies from stash.

Challenges;



We had a little snow last night which the rain has now washed away, very windy also, but out very soon for 2 appointments. Keep warm and hope you have time to join us

Hugs Tilly x






Friday, 6 January 2017

Good morning....

Welcome back to the crafty catz challenge at the beginning of another new year. Today, our lovely Carol has chosen anything goes with a twist of ribbons, we are sponsored by


My card

Papers from Aldi, my new die cut from China with dragonfly and flowerheads, ribbon, sentiment and studs from stash ( very hard to photograph even without flash)
I am entering these challenges;

Crafty sentiments---------------anything goes

Crafting by designs---------------anything goes

Inspiration destination ---------------anything goes

after some lovely frosty mornings we have rain today, I went in to Manchester yesterday, had lunch out and then went to see Billy Elliot. A super production very well done and at the end, a man from the audience came on stage, got his girlfrind up, and proposed to her. She said yes, but so would I in front of all those people, even if I said no later lol !

Hugs Tilly x






Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Good morning....

I hope you are back to normal after a Good Christmas and New Year.
I took my tree down yesterday but I need to start on a good clear up. I went to Ikea inbetween Christmas and bought 2 bookshelves, I ONLY need to put them together now lol.... should be fun!

Here is a birthday card made for my friends husband, his birthday is on the 31st!

It is a Mo's image of course, coloured with PM's. Old birthday papers, charm and sentiment from stash., my camera seems to be throwing light back at me recently and I have tried different settings...oh well!
When I began crocheting in May, after the first basic stitches I started this lap quilt and it has been work in progress between sewing, knitting and cards..... I finished it over Christmas and I am really pleased with it now


I have loads of odd balls of wool and so thought I may start another on which can go to McMillan coffee day.

I am off to crochet club now, so thank you for your visit.

Hugs Tilly x

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Good afternoon

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas however you spent it. I went to my grandson's for Christmas lunch, 5 of us to enjoy a well cooked lunch with lots of chatting, soft background music of carols and a few wines, I did not want anything later. I came home Boxing day. I would be more than happy to spend it alone just doing what I want. I did not go to the supermarkets the week before, I hate to see the greed of some people with trollies piled high and knowing half of it will get binned !!! There are still the same amount of days in a week!!!
Any way, I made 20 gift chocolate boxes, some for table favors and some as a fairing gifts....here are the first few
Over the past few days I have made a start on cards for next year lol

made with a new die but very hard to photograph!
The past few days we have woken up to stunning hoare frost and bright blus skies, I have been out across the fields and along the new busway.
 not many people out today but it was busy yesterday
I love these bramble leaves covered in frost
and this small seed head with frosty spears
And then the camera died lol !!!

I have been trying to tidy up in the craft room but I need a bookshelf for storage, I may have a look what Ikea have but will I be able to build it myself ?? !!

Thanks for your visit. Have a Healthy, peaceful, and wonderful New Year

Hugs Tilly x

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Good Morning......

I hope you are not to stressed out and rushing about, easy for me with rellies in Oz and NZ....Sunday morning I went for a walk along our local canal, beautiful morning as the first thing I saw  was a hot air balloon
As it was very cold there were so many pretty droplets and frost on trees and bushes and grasses... althought I took a lot of pictures, not many showed what I hoped to capture
still white with frost but not what I hoped for.....
A little better with dew in the tips if the pines......when I got home I made four fruit cakes.....
.I have been busy in the craft room though! I made 4 gift bags, two for family and two for the sellers of big issuse outside my local Aldi.....a lovely lady on Wednesday and a lovely man on Thursday, both so pleasant and always smile and say hello.....

I al;so added a handmade card to both of them, for the two family ones, I added brandy to the fruit loaves.
I have also made 20 matchboxes with my Tim Hotz die.... 6 for table favors on Christmas day and the others as fairing gifts for my friends.

these are part of work in progress....fiddly to make and glue everywhere but also fun.....
I hope you are organized.
My family in Oz yesterday felt the aftershocks from the Indonesian earthquake and they also have a cyclone warning as well, hopefully, it may change course and miss them!
Out for a Christmas meal tonight on this cold Winter Solstice.....
Have a Happy Christmas and thank you for your visits this year

Hugs Tilly x