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It’s Winter Time At FSC – Brrrr So Cold

Nearly two months since I have posted anything, now that’s bad … it’s not that I haven’t been making things, just more like experimenting and taking a different turn with my crafting. Have loads on the go but nothing finished.

Andrew’s mother passed away last month, she was 92, so things have been a little sad in the Chillman household.

For this month it’s ‘Winter’ at FSC the colder the better lol.

Stamped onto some beautiful material which I machine stitched onto a tag then added a die cut.  This is a double sided tag.

Below is the stamped image of whats on the other side of the tag.

This tag was going to be my piece for FSC but when I took the photo of it against some of my birthday presents it went so well with the material it was sitting on I changed my mind.


Hubby bought me a Gemini die cutting machine for my birthday and we also went out in the morning for breakfast at our fave cafe called The Book.  Will tell you more about this fabulous place another time.

After breakfast we went shopping and below is some of the stash that I bought.

The other pic is of some of the things I have been making.  More on that another time also.  Trust me I have been a very busy girl!!

The day didn’t end there, in the evening Andrew took me out for a meal and this was the biggest surprise of all.

There is a restaurant that I have been wanting to go to in Clonegal for ages and ages (in actual fact years) it’s called Sha-Roe Bistro.

Wow, I actually went there and it didn’t disappoint, it was amazing, had the best birthday ever.

Thank you again Andrew, you’re one in a million babe.

Would really love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.

Ink Art Designs Etsy Shop is sponsoring FSC and they will be offering a stamp for the winner of each new challenge.


Scrap Watercolour Flowers

Over the years painting with so many different mediums plus using lots of different crafting tools has made my interest in crafting just grow and grow.

There is a down side though, because we absorb and learn so many different techniques over time when we move on to new things everything else tends to get stored at the back of our mind.  It’s only when we see something that we haven’t done for a while that we remember how much we really liked doing it.

Lauren loving the CAS look has revived my interest in watercolour paints again.  So much so that at the end of my class this week I gave everyone a piece of scrap watercolour card and we had a play around with watercolour paints.  (This was a first for them.)

When all was finished, tidied up and packed away I came across my play around piece of scrap card.  Hadn’t the heart to throw it away because it looked really pretty so decided to make something with it.  This is what I came up with – another CAS card.

Watercolour Flowers

Used the circle die from the Sizzix  Scribbles and Splats set.  Cut out three circles and glued them onto my scrap watercolour card then fussy cut around them.

Next with my black Versafine ink I stamped three stems onto fresh card stock before placing the scribbled circles on top.


Spring Feeling

Thought I would show you another card with the acetate cover, this is what I taught to my Saturday class … they all went home happy bunnies.
Lots of stamping this time round with 2 strips of wool for added embellishment

Stamps: – Stampin Up – Forever Young and Crafty Individuals

Loved making it so much I made another but this time decided on a Little Miss Muffet digi image for the main focal point see below.

Saffron With Added Sparkle

It’s a special preview day of the freebie image called SAFFRON so a few of the Design Team and some Special Guests have produced an amazing array of inspiration for you all to feast over. You will need to have a peek HERE to see each of their magical creations.

I made this Centre Stepper Card … love these … for an adorable and amazing little girl … my granddaughter Lauren.
Saffron was printed onto acetate and different coloured glitter was applied to the back of the image so she really sparkled and shone. I love this effect it’s perfect for a little girl who loves her bling and Lauren certainly does. Because the image is so cute and pretty I decided not to over embellish the card so kept her sweet and innocent looking.

Couldn’t resist playing around with the card in gimp after I had made it and the second image is what I came up with 😎

Entering for Little Darlings ChallengesCold


New Header

At last phewwwww, been wanting to do this for ages … what I hear you say …
just knew you wouldn’t see it.
Roll those eyes upwards and have a mosey at my new blog header.
Took me most of the day Sunday, working in Gimp and learning how to use layers … really pleased with my very first attempt …
Andrew was also a little chuffed with what I achieved because he knows what a complete luddite I am when it comes to learning something new.

I know the buttons don’t match now so that is next on my to do list.
All the images used in the header are from either The Graphics Fairy or Magic Moonlight Free Images
Truth be known trolling through these blogs for images to use was just amazing, that probably took up the bulk of my time deciding which ones to use.

Leaving Home

Well that was some holiday in Turkey … just to bore you all will be posting some pics along the way.

Don’t you just love it when you leave an auto post and it doesn’t work.
Here is my DT card anyway, which I made for Digi Doodles Shop’s Best … better late than never.



A Huge Thank You

Happy New Year To Everyone

Just got back from the UK after having such a wonderful Christmas and New Year, only downside, I wasn’t able to post anything or really take a good peek at any of your gorgeous creations, even missed my posting for Sentimental Sundays challenge …. good job the other DT girls didn’t …. check out all their adorable creations here.

Apart from having to share …. which I am soooo not used to …. the grandkids PC, kept crashing and my son’s PC is soooo slowwww. Trust me, I was still crafting and will share what I made when I have taken photos.

Another big shocker was coming back to all my e-mails …. still ploughing through them.

The best surprise of all was seeing the new look Let’s Ink It Up page, wow it is stunning.

Suzanne from Just Love Stamping looks after all the behind thingy things and what a superb job she makes of it. Hop over and take a peek, you definitely won’t be disappointed and don’t forget our first challenge of the New Year starts this Sunday …. would really love to see all your creations for this year.

You still have time to enter the LIIU Swap, click here for more details to join.

Once again a Happy New Year to everyone of you and a huge huge thank you to my followers and for all the comments you left on by blog last year, I know how precious your time is and I truly loved reading everything you wrote.

This is a special, special thank you to Fabiola please visit her blog it is beautiful and Irene …. who promises me she will have her blog up and running this year …. watch this space!!!!!