Tuesday 29 July 2014

Another Molly project

 I was so glad to have my Mollies with me at the retreat so I could make catch up cards.  Here is another one I made for a friend in Scotland tht I need to catch up with.
Same papers as my previous Molly project but this time using ice cream George - seems apt for the hot weather!
Off to work for a sleep over duty today - wont be back till after 3pm tomorrow so its a looooong shift but not long now till my 2 weeks holidays yippee!
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Thursday 24 July 2014

Christmas in July

 As you know I love Christmas crafting - and so do many of my crafty chums. For the last 3 years we have got together regularly to prepare for Christmas.
This was part of last weeks class where we used embossing folders for quick but classy cards.
I really liked this class and will be making more of these for my own Christmas collection.

I am entering these into the Christmas in July challenge at Little Red Wagon

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Catching up with my failings................

 Before they catch up with me !
The lovely Margaret has been following my blog for a long time - we have met a few times and she is a complete sweetheart.
I missed replying to an email some while ago so whilst I was at the retreat I made a few catching up sort of cards. I know some amazing people and sometimes life gets in the way of me letting them know how special they are - so for Margaret I went to one of my fav stamp design collections and made her a Molly Bloom card.

I even managed to pen a short letter inside which I am hoping she has now received xx

I loved making it for someone so lovely xx

Big hugs to Margaret and all you special folks out there xx
Love J x

Monday 21 July 2014

A labour of love

 Ever since we made the wreath at last years stampin up retreat I have been meaning to play at making a pomander so at the Claxby retreat a few weeks ago I did just that.
 The papers used are by stampin up as are the 2 flower punches - all the flowers were carefully inked and curled before pinning to the polystyrene ball.  Each flower needed a middle so I added card cany and pearl gems.
This is our Megs holding it so you can see its a sizable ball!
It really was a labour of love and took quite a while to complete but I am very pleased with the out come - What do you think?

Hope everyone is doing well and loving these summer days we are having.
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Wednesday 9 July 2014

Pesky flies

 The ladies at stamping club love Molly Blooms projects - so this week I am combining pretty with practical with this lantern jar.
We are decorating a jar to hold a citronella candle to keep the pesky flies and midges at bay whilst we enjoy the light evenings.
 Here is my sample with Molly sitting on a picnic blanket with her picnic basket.
 she is joined by the hens and the flowers and bunting all around the jar.

 some ribbon and lace to pretty it up
and a lazy summer days sentiment.

A quick project this week as we also have a craft sale in the afternoon for unloved stash to be sold on to someone who wants it.  I have had a big de stash so am hoping someone out there will want some of it !
We are using the sale table proceeds to raise a bit of money too - we will vote on the charity to receive it on the day.
Hope everyone is well 
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