Saturday 31 December 2016

Mission Inspiration: December 2016

I'm taking a break from the hobby coaster posts (last part tomorrow) to share my last Mission Inspiration page for 2016.  I wanted to make sure that I finished before the new year.  Although I only started my MI journey in August I have completed each month since so didn't want to fall short right at the end of the year.  I have thoroughly enjoyed following the prompts and will certainly be continuing the journey in 2017.  Thanks to Mike Dean!

Friday 30 December 2016

Hobby Coasters: Part Two

The coasters that I'm sharing today were made in honour of my Mum's enjoyment of knitting and drawing/colouring.  I can still remember receiving letters with hand drawn pictures as illustrations from my Mum when I was little and she was in hospital for a short time.  I have lost count of the number of fabulous jumpers she has knit over the years as well as a set of dolls clothes on e Christmas.

Thursday 29 December 2016

Hobby Coasters: Part One

These coasters were made for my mother's birthday.  In total there are six; one for each of her main hobbies.  Today I will share the two relating to sewing.

Tuesday 27 December 2016

Happy Birthday Mum - First Groovi Card

This card was made a few months ago using the Groovi system by Claritystamp, but I couldn't share it until today as it was made for my Mum's 75th birthday today.   It was the first time that I had made a card using this system and, although I made a minor error, I am really pleased with the outcome.

Saturday 24 December 2016

Happy Birthday Dad

This card was made for my three sons to give to their father for his Christmas Eve birthday today. My eldest and youngest sons look very similar and are sometimes mistaken for each other; the middle one has a panama hat which he wears in the summer, so the Marianne dies were particularly appropriate.

Friday 23 December 2016

Monday 19 December 2016

Secret Santa Coasters

These were made as a Secret Santa gift for a colleague.  It didn't take him too long to work out who they were from as I used many of the same stamps which I had used to make a card for another colleague who was leaving.  I enjoyed making them.

Saturday 17 December 2016

Bon Voyage

This card was for a colleague who is leaving for Australia on New Year's Eve and will be gone for quite a while.  I like to theme the cards that I make for all my colleagues to give to another and had great fun making this one.  Bon Voyage - we will miss you.

Tuesday 13 December 2016

One Stamp - Eight Cards

It's been a while since I blogged, but that's what comes of making so many of my gifts at this time of year; they can't be shared without spoiling the surprise.  At least after Christmas I shall have plenty to post.  I had eight cards to make for a great group of ladies who craft with me regularly, so I decided to use the same stamp for each card, but shake up the colour scheme and finish.  These are just four of the finished cards, but as you will see from the toppers, each one was unique.