Monday, 17 October 2016

Catching up on another week...

Hello and thanks for visiting today,
Last week was a week for spending time with family, enjoying good times and a bit of reminiscing.
You know what it's like when you haven't had anything social planned for a while then like buses everything comes along together.
We have a few weeks like that coming up, especially November that's another particularly busy time for me.
Last Tuesday Mr. C and I went off to the Orchard theatre in Dartford for the evening to see the Moon River and Me show.
We had a really lovely evening, a drink in the bar and got chatting to a few people while we were there.
The show is a tribute to the late great Andy Williams and I'd forgotten how many of his songs I started to remember when they were being sung.
The two guest singers were excellent and a tribute to another golden oldie Matt Monro, I felt quite emotional when Charlie Green sung Born Free.
Lots of songs my dear Dad and I use to listen to that he enjoyed.
I thought about my Dad a lot while we were there that evening and almost felt like I'd spent another evening with him in spirit, it was very heart warming to reminisce and a really lovely evening.

On Thursday Jennifer and I had matinee tickets for Aladdin at
The Prince Edward theatre.
It was a lovely day to travel to London the sun was shining.
The show was a riot and spectacle of colour, a really feel good, fun show, the Genie was brilliant!

After we went for a meal at a themed restaurant Bubba Gump, based on the Forrest Gump film.
Jennifer had enjoyed her visit to one in America last year.
It is a great place and the seafood is amazing, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

On Saturday we visited Krisha at The Meeting Place Cafe where I run my weekly craft classes, we had lunch, toasties and Pumpkin Spice Latte, so yummy!
This got us in the mood to get ready for Halloween.
I've been decorating acrylic baubles for my classes for both Halloween and Christmas, they're great fun to do and here's a look at what I've done so far.

Well the sun is brightening up now and I've lots to do so I'll say cheerio and wish you all a good day.
Love and Crafty Hugs xKx

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

A productive craft session

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
I'm popping in to catch up after this morning's craft session at
The Meeting Place
We meet weekly on a Tuesday morning and I demonstrate and teach techniques and card making ideas to the ladies who attend.
We all have a good old catch up and natter on the week's news and gossip while we craft.
The Tea Room there run by Krisha always has delicious treats and drinks on offer.
At the moment there are seasonal flavoured latte's and hot chocolate drinks,  pumpkin spice is my favourite and Sandra treated herself to toffee apple. The other ladies had a nice cup of tea.

This week we used Christmas stamps from Crafty Individuals
The Magic of Christmas
Partridge in a Pear Tree
Jingle Bells Rooftops

Below is the fabulous artwork from the ladies and a couple of my samples

Next week we are decorating Christmas baubles so I'm really looking forward to that.

I'm going to eat now as I'm heading off out to the theatre this evening with Mr. C, enjoy the rest of your day.

Love and Crafty Hugs xKx

Monday, 10 October 2016

A crafty Sunday about Time!

Good Morning,
Hope you are well and enjoyed your weekend.
I had such a lovely time with the ladies at yesterday's workshop -

We were making layered clocks using kits made by and inspired by my love of clock making, it's what I originally became known for.
It was like a real family affair with Lynda joining us from Basingstoke to craft alongside her sister and mum and we also welcomed Helen and Kay to our group.
Lynda did a blog post when she got home yesterday here's the link, they are such a talented and lovely family -, as are all the lovely ladies who come along.

The clock kits are really fun to use and cleverly created by my good friend Sam. You can see the kit in more detail and my tutorial of yesterday's lesson plan, you'll also find an offer code giving you a 5% discount here.

Of course everyone has their own unique ideas and interpretation so using a whole variety of stamps, stencils and acrylic paints here's the stunning results -
Aren't they all just fabulous!

No crafting session would be complete without a good old natter over tea/coffee and a slice of Toby's amazing cake, which w all look forward to very much, this one was lime curd.

Our group likes to support a very worthy cause organised by one of our member's Clare for her little niece -

So yesterday everyone bought along some unwanted craft stash to sell and money raised went straight to Lilly's fund, yesterday this came to £46.30, fantastic!
Also Denyse very kindly cut some vinyl numbers for the clock faces using her Silhouette machine and those wanting them gave a small donation to Lilly's fund too. So a big thank you to Denyse for that and to Laura for suggesting about selling unwanted stash.

As a special treat Sam and I organised a gift for those attending yesterday's class and each received a keyring with their initial. An MDF and acrylic layer complete with ring.
I absolutely loved mine and the ladies did too and here are a couple of them all finished and decorated

It was lovely to catch up with everyone and I'll see you again next month, some of you before at 
The Meeting Place for our regular session there.
You can catch up on more news over on my Facebook Page.
Thanks so much for popping by today, have a good week.
Love and Crafty Hugs xKx

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Creating Christmas with Docrafts

A quick blog update from last weekend's demo's for Docrafts at Chatham and Enfield.
Both days were busy and I met some lovely crafter's, some sat for a good while and we looked at die cutting and different ideas for using dies and incorporating them in craft projects.
It's lovely meeting new crafter's out and about, sharing ideas and having a fun crafty time 😃
Using the Xcut Xpress and some of the new Christmas dies here's a selection of samples and ideas from the weekend.
I'm off to finish getting ready for a chair up cycling class tomorrow, meeting some new ladies and looking forward to a fun, crafty day.
Thanks for popping by, have a good day xKx

Monday, 5 September 2016

September Diary

Good Morning,

Popping in to catch up with September dates.
Any questions -

Tues 6th - Craft Session, The Meeting Place, Sutton at Hone

Thurs 8th - The Meeting Place, Sutton at Hone,
Chair up cycling workshop

Sun 11th - Monthly craft workshop, Sutton Court, Sutton at Hone,
 Fabric printing

Tues 13th - Craft session, The Meeting Place, Sutton at Hone

Sat 17th - Docrafts demonstration day, The Range, Folkestone

Sun 18th - Docrafts demonstration day, The Range, Harlow

Tues 20th - Craft session, The Meeting Place, Sutton at Hone

Sat 24th - Docrafts demonstration day, Broadstairs

Tues 27th - Craft session, The Meeting Place, Sutton at Hone

Hope you have a good day xKx

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Catching up and a generous craft offer! from Craft Stash!

Good Morning,

A quick blog post from me at the start of the Bank Holiday Weekend.
Have you got anything nice planned...
I've touched based this weekend after a super busy week and the same again next week.
It will be a quick turnaround, focussing on my list of jobs and ticking off as I go in order to get everything done and prepared that I need to.
Today I am sharing with you some gorgeous makes from our Tuesday craft session where we also enjoyed the very last pieces of Toby's latest creation, lemon meringue cake, oh my it was heavenly!
Jean had to rush off to join a friend's birthday celebrations before I photographed her lovely cards but here's a snapshot of the others.
Well done everyone, super results which make me very proud.

There's also a fantastic offer over at Craft Stash on the new Apple Blossom's delicate Botanicals collection.
Here are the samples I made using the Take Time die, offer details below.


Whether you're a keen gardener or you love to admire the great outdoors, you will be besotted with Apple Blossom's delicate Botanicals collection.
There are 5 versatile and intricate designs to choose from, and they all contain a lovely debossing and embossing pattern! 
Use code PRETTY to save 25% on any dies in this range as a special introductory offer!
Offer expires 28/8/2016 at 11.59pm UK time.
Well that's me for now, must dash...
I hope you have a lovely weekend,
Crafty Hugs xKx

Friday, 19 August 2016

Class catch up

Good afternoon,
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I have a quick catch up from the previous couple of class classes to share with you and some samples I've prepared for next week's class.
We spend a couple of hours crafting away, chatting and enjoying refreshments and delicious cake, a really pleasurable time with lovely ladies.
Also trying to sneak in a couple of Christmas cards to avoid a last minute rush!
Stamps used nclude Cardio - penguins and deer, poppy - Hero Arts, Trees and Serengeti - Inkylicious.
The ladies always create such lovely work which makes me very happy.
I also purchased a jar of Krisha's homemade Kiwi and Lemon jam this week, yummy! 
Have a lovely Friday evening,
Crafty Hugs xKx