Friday, 28 June 2013

Computer disaster!!!!!!!!!!

I am SO sorry that I have been missing on here for a week, last Saturday I did an outdoor and very windy craft fair which resulted in a £45 profit.  However last Sunday we had a MAJOR meltdown, well our computer did!!  Sadly all my craft files on one of the drives was 
wiped out.  My wonderful husband spent a frustrating and fractious 18hrs working on it all until he managed to restore everything up to the end of December last year.  Since then I have been trying to discover what is missing.  Paypal has been my biggest help here because everything I buy that is digital, I do through paypal.  The next task was then to make lists and email everyone to ask if they would be kind enough to send me copies but I understood that this might not be possible.  I was overwhelmed with their generosity and I now have almost all of my bought items back and protected!  So thank you to Liz from Pink Petticoat, Regina from The Cutting Cafe, Sally-Ann from Digi Stamp Boutique.  Lisa from Pretty paper, Pretty ribbons and Tammy from A Day for Daisies.  I think I would have cried without their generosity.  I have re-installed most of the fonts I lost and now I have the job of setting my husband creating the svg's that are lost that he did for me.  Oh the joys of technology.  I must also say SORRY to those wonderful crafters who left me comments on the blog hop last weekend as I didn't get more than one or two done.  Won't manage this weekend either:(  I would like to welcome Sue to my followers though, thank you for joining me Sue!  Hopefully I will get back to some blogging this week. 

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

I bought a cut file earlier this year to make a Batman card for my grandson's birthday and it came with two other cut files.  I thought they would make good cards to sell at craft fairs and as I have a few coming up I set to and here are the results.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

They won't be expecting that!

I just love these sunny and warm days we are having, they lift my spirit and make me remember what good things we have.  I was browsing some blogs yesterday and cam across this You Tube video, take a few moments to enjoy it.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

A new week, new experiences.

I like to think of a new week in a positive way, bringing new experiences and hopefully, good ones! I am starting the week looking after two of our grandsons while my youngest son and my husband get started on the new kitchen for our daughter.  She is a single parent of 3 children of 5 and under whose father decided that parenthood wasn't for him!  Needless to say we are always here to support her.

Pink Petticoat is one of my favourite places to buy digital paper designs and I just loved this fun one in the moustache theme.

I enjoyed making cards, card and matching tag sets as well as tags for those male gifts that look odd with a flowery tag or boring with a plain one.

The digital images are wonderful and so versatile, you can play about with them and do so much more.  
I cut out a moustache for one of these tags then popped it onto the tag, I think it is my favourite.

I have been doing a spot of crafting in the moments that I find are suddenly 'free'. Hope you have enjoyed these!

Saturday, 8 June 2013

It looks like being another lovely day and I am spending it cleaning my Mum's bungalow ready for her return.  She moved yesterday from hospital to a rehabilitation home where I know they will get her back on her feet and walking.  She has been a bit depressed over the past few days but it is the first time in 17 weeks so she isn't doing too bad.  
I have recently purchased a great cycle die that I showed you yesterday in a set of cards I made, well here are 2 others with a sentiment I found on Pinterest and I think is perfect for this die.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

I am just loving the sunshine and warmth, long may it last.  I have been busy making sets of cards recently and thought you might like to see this one.  The die is one from Die-namics and I think I'll be using it lots.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Just thought you might like to see some of my other recent creations.  I am addicted to Pinterest and get lots of inspiration from there.  Here are another two sets in the same style as the flower dies I used.

I can't decide which I like best.  I have used the Memory Box delicate fern die which I find so versatile.

A Grand Day Out

Our gorgeous granddaughter Eve, getting around Beamish Museum in the best possible transport!

Typical British weather, Friday it was 30deg and gorgeous and Saturday it was 9deg wet and dull!  Still,  we basked in the glorious sunshine and started a bit of a tan.  The museum had a Georgian Fair going on and the 'squire' of the manor house was opening it just as we arrived, lo and behold, who should we find as the 'squire' but my old boss.  Enjoy the pics and the beauty of the North East.
These show the school and church in the pit village, workers in costume going to the fair and part of a street which houses the dentist and a piano teacher's home.

Here is my old boss thoroughly enjoying his role as 'Squire'.  We were just at the right spot to get our ride on the horse and carriage and when we reached the town, had to visit the sweet shop where they make the sweets while you watch, then they offer you samples!  A favourite place to be.