A bit of this and that:-

Good afternoon from a beautifully sunny Derbyshire.  First of all I wish to thank everyone for the lovely birthday greetings.  We had a lovely week in the Cotswolds, mainly visiting National Trust and walking in some of the lovely gardens.  At Upton Park I took lots of pictures of the deer and was able to get so close to them. They are on my ipad and I haven’t downloaded them yet so will share a few when I do.

I took my holiday stitching but didn’t make much progress as by the time we had dinner and got back to our room at night I was too shattered to anything much.  This was how it looked before we left home.DSCF5190This is the progress made;7 WILDLIFE OF THE HEDGEROW - AUGUST 2017 at least there is a little less green to stitch next time lol.

Amongst the gifts I recieved for my birthday,( I am a lucky bunny as most of it has been craft stuff and I will share soon), was a cd to add to my graphics program.  I have Craft Studio, and this cd contained four digi kits for parchment.  One was all frames, one was butterflies an another was flowers,  the last which I haven’t used yet was lace. Each of the digi kits contains a minimum of 50 designs and the card below contains just two of them, a frame and a butterfly.  I designed two cards and printed them off on parchment paper.  One I have made into a card and when I have completed the other I hope to make that into a card too.  But here is a picture of the first one I madeCHARITY 1My hand was not too steady when embossing the circle but otherwise I am really pleased with it.  I don’t know why the little daisy in the bottom corner closed up – maybe it was feeling shy, but its opened again now lol.

The only other card I have made so far this month is this one, which again uses  another  of my birthday gifts – the Sue Wilson, Hobnail Vase die.CHARITY 2

I am obviously slacking on the card front this month, but after making 98 cards last month I feel I am allowed to have a bit of a breather this month.  Guess I will soon get back into things.

Well that’s all for now, so thank you for taking the time to read.  I am  now going to sit in the garden and read for a bit – we have to make the most of the sunshine we get in the UK.

Hugs to all who need or want them.


About stitchingranny

I am one of those people who need to have busy hands so whether its stitching or papercrafting, I am always doing something. I also love being in the garden, though hubby does most of the work there these days.
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7 Responses to A bit of this and that:-

  1. Catherine says:

    It sounds like you had a lovely time and were adequately spoilt!

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    • I was spoilt Catherine, my wonderful husband has always spoilt me though not by spending money but the things he does for me and the way he looks after me. I am so lucky to have got him.


  2. kathyreeves says:

    A wonderful trip, and who cares about the stitching, after all, it is only there for fun! I think your card average is above and beyond, so a break is definitely in order! I’m stealing myself….have to make 3 wedding cards tomorrow…this could get interesting! 😂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. rutigt says:

    You have made beautiful cards!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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