Sorry I have not been here for quite a few days - but I am afraid I have been unwell. In fact, I am not right yet.
I do not know exactly what happened my Doctor said possibly some gastric upset. Anyway I have spent the last 5 days in bed & most of that time I have been asleep. I have hardly eaten & only had a little drink - so not in a good way.
This afternoon I have to try & get to the hospital for a blood test, then on Thursday for my 4-weekly oncologist visit.
I have my fingers crossed that I will soon start to feel lots better.
In the meantime I am not going to be writing anything on the blog until after Christmas. So this will be last message until then.
I hope you all have a wonderful time. Talk to you after Christmas.
Good Afternoon everyone, although looking at the time I suppose it is Good Evening.
Today I have another set of member showcase photos to show you. Again they are from the weekend workshop attended by Joanna & Janet of Mold group, recently. This time they are some of Joanna's work & again I will include the text from Joanna's email.
The four similar ones we did with Eileen in the afternoon, part
of a large background stencil coloured with a couple of inks and then
another larger one over the top using memento ink.
A little of the same background on one corner of the envelope (with a piece of card inside to
stop leakage and to give a firm stamping base)"
Thank you Joanna I am really envious. I have followed Eileen's work for a long time.
Good afternoon everyone I do hope you are all having a great weekend.
Recently Joanna & Janet of Mold club went away for a weekend workshop. Part of the workshop was with Sweet Poppy stencils & another with Eileen Godwin of Eileens Crafty Zone.
At the last Mold meeting (November) Joanna & Janet took along the results of their work & Joanna has sent me loads of photos. I will be putting them here gradually over the next few days.
Here are 4 of the items made by Janet, & as I would find it difficult to say anything about them - after the photos, I have used the text from Joanna's email.
Here is Joanna's email
"These are a few of the ones Janet made over the weekend - I didn't shoot all of them as some are very similar to the ones I did :)
The black one is with paste and micro beads; the other is paste over which, once dry, the stencil is replaced and inks added for colour.
The two completed cards are what we did with Eileen on the first morning and all the ladies at club on Thursday asked if we could do that one evening. It'll take some thinking about but, if they want to, then I'm sure we can do it."
They are beautiful no wonder the ladies are interested. I have an idea Joanna so will probably email you about it & thank you for sending the photos.
I had hoped to have photos from the CSNW's Wednesday's meeting to show you - but we experienced a little hiccup & so the ladies are bringing their cards back, decorated, to the next meeting which will be February.
The project card was successfully made but not decorated - so wasn't worth taking the photos. Sorry.
I have some member showcase projects to show you which I will do over the weekend.
I hope you all have a good weekend & that this promised awful weather doesn't come to anything.
Oh dear - it is now December! Not much of the year left, where did it go?
This morning I have a member showcase for you - or more correctly an ex-member showcase. I recently received an email from Betty (who used to be a member of Mold II) - she keeps in touch from time to time. Attached to the email was the photo of a card she had recently made ----
here is what Betty said
Hi Gloria, Thought I would send you this pic of card with stamp of unicorn,
trendy ‘ at the moment.
The stamp came with magazine in 2017 and had never used
Also used brushos which I bought after one of your classes. Betty x
Here is the card;
A lovely card Betty. I do love the effects of Brusho's.
So glad to know you are still making cards.
Thank you for sending it in.
I actually used my Brusho's recently & have got some ideas to use them some more. So perhaps that will pick up my creative juices for 2020.
Good afternoon everyone I hope your weekend is going well.
At the Mold meeting a week ago Thursday, Sheelagh one of the members, brought in her project from the October meeting. It wasn't that it hadn't been photographed it was because she wasn't at the meeting & made it at home from the project notes.
The project was the pull up concertina hanging, & Sheelagh made two. One a little smaller than the other - so Joanna took a photo of the two together to show the difference.
Here are the photos;
Three different views of Sheelagh's work on the one of the size in the project
A photo with the two sizes made by Sheelagh, side by side.
Thank you for bringing them to the meeting Sheelagh & I am sorry I missed it & thank you to Joanna for sending the photos.
If Sheelagh is unable to attend a meeting she always try to make the project at home. Well done Sheelagh - they are really lovely.
Other member showcases to come.
That's it for today - enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Good morning everyone on a nice sunny, bright but rather cold morning.
This morning I have the second set of photos from the Mold II meeting on Tuesday & this time they are of their project. This set of photos will be a little different to usual in that I won't be making any comments. The reason being that, apart from the sheet of A4 card for the base card, the rest of the materials were provided by Carolyn & all materials were the same. Its a stepper card.
Therefore the cards are virtually identical. Just little tweaks. But I wanted you to see that they were in fact made by everyone.
Here we go;
Thank Carolyn for another brilliant card design. Everyone really enjoyed this one & I can see it being used throughout the coming year.
Also a special thank you Carolyn for taking the photos & forwarding them to me - it is much appreciated.
That's it for today ladies - more over the weekend. I hope you have lots of interesting things to do & have an enjoyable time.
This afternoon I have the first set of photos from Tuesday's Mold II meeting & they are of their Show & Tell card which was to be a Kinetic card.
Seeing as there is now nice name cards which go with the photographs I don't think I will put the names above the photos anymore. Should a card get missed then I will state whose work it is.
Here are their cards;
A lovely pop-up cottage on the inside of Carolyn's card.
It's been a long time since we did a pop--up in that style - I think Carolyn may very well show how in the New Year sometime.
A pretty z-fold card from Carol - such cute paper.
They always look nice, whether simple in decoration or with more embellishments on.
A veritable garden inside Helen's card.
Helen is really into her flower dies & also making her own background papers.
Lovely baubles on Elma's card.
Sadly there is no photo of the inside of the card where Elma had put a
3-d folded Christmas tree, using that green card.
Madeline has used a die from the Angela Poole Magic Windows range where two images are slotted together on top of each other. There is then a little tab which you gently slide round a slit in the card & the second image emerges. It's a movement a little like the old kaleidoscopes.
From Annette a lovely whimsical Christmas shaker card.
Cathy uses a machine to cut the shapes of some of her cards.
I am desperately trying to thing if it is the Scan N Cut or Cricut
A delightful rocking cradle card.
Look at those teddies. Aren't they gorgeous?
The moving part in this card is the central teddy
who when swivelled round reveals a message.
Great cards ladies & a big thank you to Carolyn for taking & sending me the photos.
Hello everyone - just thought I would pop in for a quick chat.
I meant to say in my last blog post that I have a collection of member showcases to write up, & of course after last night's Mold II meeting there will be photos of their Show & Tell also their project cards.
I will also eventually have photos of the Christmas cards I have made this year. But I will hang back on showing you those until a little closer to Christmas when I am sure most people will have opened theirs.
Have a good day.
I am off to my craft room to finish some more Christmas cards & to make some little gifts as well.
This time I have the photos of all her sample cards that Joanna took along to the meeting last Thursday.
Thank you Joanna.
Those are beautiful samples & don't they look good in a group.
I have read the instructions & think I am OK with them - so I will be making one of these soon. Probably use it for one of the many birthday cards that will be required in the new year, but it will be after all my Christmas cards are finished.