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Thursday, 20 May 2010

unexpected craft day!

I had to look after my eldest granddaughter today, (aged 8) as she was feeling very poorly this morning - so my quiet day crafting by myself went out the window!   Spent the day sitting in the garden crafting with Ellie this morning and playing board games this afternoon - Sorry, The London Game, and Yahtzee!   (Rewarded by son-in-law chopping down a dead ceanothus bush when he came to pick her up).

Here are some piccies of what we got up to, firstly playing with my new Joanna Sheen stamps .... 

Ellie then decided to raid my other stamps to make a card for her cousin's birthday next week.   I helped her mounting her images on mirri board, as it required using the guillotine and a helping hand with the ribbon - but I think she made an excellent job of the finished result.  I then helped her with an insert (as I have templates set up in Publisher)


kathleen said...

Lovely Mags well done Ellie.

Kathleen x

LindaJay said...

lovely cards. Hope she is feeling a bit better now.


craftypixie said...

Ohhh well done Ellie what a lovely card cute bumble bee!. Mags love the nerw stamps.were they done with your promarkers? ive just brought another 21 in the last 2 weeks lol and practising with them.
Wendy xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous cards were made by you both. Cathy xxxxxx

Mags said...

Wendy - yes they were done with promarkers - and yes I let Ellie use them too - she uses Dawn's as well. I was trying to teach her how to do shading - and she is getting the hang of it quite well. I don't know if I do it right, but I just scribble bits of colour on leaves, stones etc and then blend them all in together - it seems to work!.

Ellie did quite well on her roller handle as she mixed two colours and got a rusty look to the edge.