Thursday, 28 July 2011

Moving On...

Hello fellow crafters, this is going to be my last blog for a few weeks as I'm moving on Saturday and we're not going to get the phone put in until the 8th August (grr BT!!!) I shall be busy unpacking and making the final preparations for the wedding once I move so I'm not sure when I'll be able to blog again. :..(
Hopefully it won't be too long and I hope to give you a grand tour of my "crudy" (craft/study room) once I've got it organised - I admit that after the bedroom and the kitchen it will be my priority just so I have a little haven to escape to when things get too much. I've lived on my own for nearly 20 years and as much as I love Chris I'm finding the prospect of spending 24/7 with him to be a little daunting. Still have loads to pack and time is getting short, so until we meet again - happy crafting everyone! Big hugs Sarah aka woo woo girl xxx

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Wedding Stuff

Hello fellow Crafters. Its less than 10 weeks to my wedding and there is so much to do! I had a meeting with my lovely friends at church who are sorting out the catering for the reception as our wedding present on Monday and one of the things that came up was name cards for the top table. As we're having a very informal tea party I hadn't even realised we'd need them so hadn't included them in my stationery to do list which is already quite extensive as it is. Luckily there's only 8 to make so using the colour scheme and theme from the other wedding stationery of pale blue, white and silver and butterflies I have come up with the example above. To make the name cards I printed out the roles and names of everyone sitting on the top table on my computer using a font I liked then trimmed them to size, I then cut pale blue card to equal sizes so each name card would be uniform and folded in half. I cut out the silver foiled rings and stuck them onto the strips of paper with Scotch quick dry adhesive then used glue stick to mount the name strips onto the folded card. Using the scraps of leftover pale blue card I punched out 16 butterflies using a Martha Stewart punch and stuck the body of one butterfly onto the body of a second so I had 8 3D butterflies with movable wings - again I used the Scotch glue for this. Once the butterflies had dried which doesn't take very long I applied glue on the bottom parts of the wings and stuck them at an angle on the right hand side of the card then "fluffed" the wings to give them a sense of movement. I'm really quite pleased with how they've turned out but I'm really glad I'm only having to make them for the top table or two! When I've worked out who'll be on the lower top table I'll be making the other place cards but for now I'm quietly contented with the 8 I've made. I hope to share more of my wedding projects as and when I have time to blog about them, so I hope you'll all be patient with me. Happy crafting everyone! Big hugs Sarah aka woo woo girl xxx

Monday, 27 June 2011

Manic Monday

You know it's going to be one of those days when it's only 9.15am and you've already screamed twice.... The first is a little indelicate so if you are of a nervous nature I suggest you look away now I'll give you a shout when it's safe to look ;). Anyhoo I was sat on the loo powdering my er nose when I heard this very angry buzzing noise very very close and I froze as well as I could mid powder! As soon as it was appropriate I jumped off the loo cos there's some places you really don't want to be stung - how would you apply ice?? Nervously I looked down into the bowl only to see the usual suspects so I put the lid down. However I could still hear the buzzing and it was getting louder and sounding even more p.o'd. I looked at the back of the toilet - no buzzy creatures there, I looked in the spider plant which is stripey but nothing there either (does need watering though) I looked at the tank that the plant was standing on no surely not.... Well no harm in looking I thought so I lifted spidey up, removed the cystern lid and this HUGE bumble bee flew out cursing me in bee language as she made her way to the open bathroom window. Heart thumping I replaced the lid put spidey back totally forgetting to water it and finally flushed the loo. That was fright number one.

*SHOUTS* okay you can look now - so I was just washing my hands when Jinx my cat jumped in through the bathroom window and meowed at me. I looked at him and screamed, now before you start thinking what a cruel mum I am this isn't the usual way I greet him. When I looked at him what I saw was a pair of twig like legs sticking out of his mouth and a few feathers the rest of the bird was inside his mouth - how he managed to meow round it I don't know. I have a slight bird phobia and I'm sure Jinx knows this very well and last night as it was so hot I shut him downstairs rather then have him all over me upstairs (ok I am a cruel mum!) so the bird was either a punishment for not letting him sleep with me last night or a "present" to try and make me let him sleep upstairs tonight..... hmmmm wonder if I could get Chris to do the same but with craft goodies instead of bird corpses...... (just kidding - damn tempting though! ;D)

Well that all my news for now - I'm hoping the rest of the day improves as I'm getting a sore throat from screaming so much. Happy crafting everyone! Big hugs Sarah aka woo woo girl xxx

Saturday, 18 June 2011

The continuing adventures of the fat controller and his wife....

Hello fellow crafters and welcome to my crafting corner! I took Mr & Mrs F Controller to a meeting and was told by a "friend" that they looked like the wooden tops!!! I've chosen to ignore this and have now mounted them onto 3 card circles ready to be put on top of the cake in 12 weeks time - I'd chew my nails nervously at this point but I've got stop and grow on them and they taste gross which is the point I suppose. I've had to crack on with the cake topper because of some rather good news Chris and I had early this week - we've been offered a two bedroom flat in Bridlington which we've accepted! This means that as well as getting all the things ready for the wedding and there is still a lot to do,  I've also got to pack my current flat up, help decorate the new flat and  move within the next month lol I'm beginning to wish I hadn't decided to stop biting my nails this week!

Back to Mr & Mrs F C - as you can see from the photos at the top of this blog I have mounted them onto a central 3" circle of patterned silver card and then overlapped that onto two 3" circles of pale blue card. I edged the silver card with self adhesive pale blue crystals approximately a cm apart. I punched out 7 small butterflies using a woodware punch and after folding the wings up fixed one onto the groom's hat. I then took 8 silver ribbon mini roses and snipped off their stems before fixing them onto the edges of the pale blue circles at a regular interval using hot glue I then curled the stems of a further two silver roses and fixed them near the back of the circles again using hot glue. I tucked the ends of the curled stems under the silver card and on the top of the curls I glued 3 punched out butterflies onto each stem using PVA glue. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out and I think it'll be an unusual and unique wedding cake topper.

Well thank you for taking the time to read this blog, I hope you've enjoyed reading about what I've been up to       and I hope to share more of my crafty adventures with you soon. Happy crafting! Big hugs Sarah aka woo woo girl xxx

Saturday, 11 June 2011

The Fat Controller and wife!

Hello fellow crafters welcome to my crafting corner. As requested I'd like to introduce you all to two very special friends of mine who will be playing a huge part in my forthcoming wedding (gulp only 13 weeks tomorrow!!!) As you can see the groom is still rather rotund but is now made from black card rather than the original blue. The bride is wearing a woo original in white and is holding a charming bouquet of sequin fairy flowers inspired by jennings644 at least I think that's the right number. it could be jennings466 nah sure its the first one. Anyway back to the toppers, you can't really see in the photos but the bride has small sequin flowers    in her hair which unlike mine is blue and curly. I'm probably going to mount them onto a card circle before they go onto the Wedding Cake mainly because I have plans for them after the wedding. I'm going to leave that as a surprise until after the 11th September  and the honeymoon *swoons*.

Crafting wise not done much apart from a Father's Day Card for Chris's dad and a birthday card for his Auntie Roxie which I'll probably post pics of later. Well that's all from me for now. Keep crafting! Big hugs Sarah aka woo woo girl xxx

Monday, 30 May 2011

The Fat Controller....

Hello fellow crafters and welcome to my crafting corner! I hope you are all well and enjoyed the bank holiday weekend. Now before anyone gets excited and thinks I'm promoting a new diet aid, let me introduce you all to what was going to be the groom topper for my wedding cake. *Drum roll please* "Ladies and Gentlemen, woo woo productions is proud to present 'the Fat Controller' from the popular children's television programme, "Thomas the Tank Engine and friends" or if you squint the amazing Bertie Bassett much loved licquorice figure."

This "lovely" quilled figure was my first attempt at quilling a 3D character but somehow I ended up with the Fat Controller and not the handsome groom I was hoping for... Still that's marriage for you ;o) ( joking I adore my lovely Chris)

Well this is just a very quick blog for now.... If you can bear the sight of my second attempt then I'll post it later.  Stay crafty everyone. Big hugs Sarah aka woo woo girl xxx

Saturday, 7 May 2011

plodding along....

Hello crafters and welcome to my crafting corner! I'm still without my own lappy so apologies for the lack of photos to go with this blog. Not done a great deal crafting wise apart from making 30 or so Wedding Invitations and writing them. I also knocked up a quick card for my nephew's birthday next week but totally forgot to take any photos. I've also do a sample Order of Service but not the inserts as I need to find out what needs to go in it. The final thing I've made is a silver exploding box which only has two layers to it which is fine as I'm planning on making a 3D quilled cat in it to give to my mum on my wedding day, I'm making Chris's mum a gold one with a cute 3D quilled mouse in its centre. I know it's traditional to give the mothers flowers but firstly I need to the cost of the wedding as low as possible and secondly flowers are lovely but they quickly fade and then get thrown away, I'm hoping that the exploding boxes will be a keepsake for our mums. Hopefully by the time I get round to making them - and here I must stress that I've never made a 3D quilled anything so they may turn out to be total pants  - I shall hopefully have my own laptop back so will be able to upload photos or not if they are hideously misformed lol. Still I've always liked a crafting challenge and I've certainly set myself one with my wedding! I'm also hoping to make 3D bride and groom cake toppers.

Oh just remembered! I had a pleasant surprise the other day, I was flicking through "Papercraft Essentials" magazine and suddenly spotted my name on one of the pages and when I looked carefully I found to my delight that a card I'd sent in to a comp months ago was featured in the Readers' Gallery *big happy smile*. I should be getting a prize and possibly a free copy of the mag so I'll keep you all posted.

Well that's about all my news for now. Hope all are well and ever if you have any questions, comments etc leave them below. Happy Crafting! Big hugs Sarah aka woo woo girl xxxxx