Mirror Lake by Silvia Griffin
Mirror Lake on the way from Te Anau to Milfort Sound.
Another lovely spot we discovered on our travels throug New Zealand. Make sure you go stop there on your way IN to Milfort sound not on the way out. We where very lucky to see it since that area get's a lot of rain and clouds.
cup524294_262 by Silvia Griffin
cup524292_262 by Silvia Griffin
Urban Art by Janyce Cotterill
While out walking recently I came across some brilliant urban art - or as some might call it graffiti.
I find this type of art really interesting and admire anyone who can produce impressive street art.
I'm always drawn towards more masculine designs and the photographs I took on this walk inspired me to create one of my latest mini-kits and some designer resources.
I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for your interest.
cup522942_1035 by Janyce Cotterill
cup516145_1035 by Janyce Cotterill
The Fog... by Anne Lever
We woke up to a real pea souper this morning, the first one of the year. My son told me it felt like we were on an island in the middle of a cloud whilst we were walking to school, I couldn't have put it better myself. These designs are part of my new 'Stunning Shoes' range of toppers.
cup524845_1763 by Anne Lever
cup524843_1763 by Anne Lever
A real rainbow! by Kelly Barker
Back in January my eldest daughter Jessica finally got in to Rainbows after months and months of waiting. She was very excited this week as she had her official enrolment and had her new Rainbows t-shirt. Although Jessica is a very sociable little girl, she does get painfully shy when she is put in the spotlight. So I was extremely proud of her at her enrolment as the ceremony invloved her having to stand on a chair under a wooden rainbow and say her Rainbow Promise. You can see by the first picture that she was looking a little bit petrified, but she loved running under the ribbon rainbow. It was a very sweet little ceremony, I had a little tear in my eye!
This week I am showcasing two of my newest designs both with my original artwork. The first is a quick card and the second is a double twist easel.
cup524065_1028 by Kelly Barker
cup524607_1028 by Kelly Barker
Nature by Joan King
My grand daughters have grown up having no fear of insects etc. They love to hold them. As for me I hate them and would run a mile. This is the hands of one of my grand daughters holding what I believe is a tarantula. It makes me shudder seeing it.
cup524341_1716 by Joan King
cup523832_1716 by Joan King
Flowering Cherry Tree
by Katie Silver
This is our beautiful flowering cherry and I cannot believe it is in full flower already!! We think it is about a month earlier than usual. Just hope we don't get any strong winds or all that lovely blossom will be gone.
cup523165_1784 by Maria Christina Vieira
cup521069_173 by Carol Dunne
Reviving Old Skills by Mary MacBean
When I found out a couple of months ago that I'm going to be a great-granny in July, I decided to get some wool and knit some little things for the baby. As I hadn't knitted for over thirty years, I thought I might have to learn all over again. However, as soon as I picked up the needles, I knew what I was doing. Reading patterns came straight back to me too. I've also done some crochet which I hadn't done for decades. It seems that once a skill is learned, it never leaves you. As you can see from the photo, I've made girl and boy items rather than neutrals. The unused items will go to charity, so nothing is wasted.
These are 2 of my shaped toppers. I hope you like them.
cup523713_1648 by Mary MacBean
cup523708_1648 by Mary MacBean
Hidey Bo Nana!! by Carol Clarke
On a recent visit to Clumber Park we took Olivia into the Adventure playground ... and she loved it! She especially loved climbing up into the tree house and running to the window to shout Hidey Bo Nana! lol
These are 2 of my pretty 8 x 8 Floral Lace 3D decoupage kits which are great for Birthday, Mothers Day etc
cup524381_359 by Carol Clarke
cup524378_359 by Carol Clarke
Happy 9th Birthday Alfie! by Sue Way
This week was my darling baby boys 9th birthday. Alfie is one of my Golden Retrievers & he is the sweetest most gentle dog, who is always so happy & smiley. Of course we brought him presents, one of them was a new "chimpy" that makes monkey noises. He loves monkey toys & still has the one first one from when he was a pup. It is very worn & dirty now, but he still loves it & takes it to bed every night.
The first picture is of the day we brought him home at 8 weeks old & the second was taken on his 9th birthday. Happy Birthday Alfie, we love you!
Here are a couple of my latest designs. The inserts are the perfect way to finish off all your floral cards & will compliment many designs on CUP
cup524790_38 by Sue Way
cup524290_38 by Sue Way
Latest Update on my treatment
by Margaret McCartney
Hi everyone. I would once again like to thank all the designers and card makers who have been a tremendous support to me over the last seven months of my cancer treatment. A big thank you too to Rob and Neil and all the admin staff for their support and encouragement.
I am happy to say that I am now cancer free but still have a lot of treatments ahead of me this year to make sure the cancer does not return. Currently I am undergoing radiotherapy and have encountered no problems so far. I have another five weeks ahead of me and I am sure it will be fine.
I have a lot of cards in my reserve and will make as many as I can when I am able so apologies to the designers if I take a wee while to make their lovely designs into cards. I keep saying I will not buy any more but then more gorgeous designs appear and I buy and buy.
My hair is growing and as soon as I can I will have my photo taken with my wonderful trophy. Winning the Crafter of the Year was the best start I could have had to 2014. Here are two of my favourites. It was so difficult to choose just two as all the designers are really excelling themselves this year.
cup522714_936 by Marijke Kok
cup523853_1763 by Anne Lever
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