Wednesday, 8 December 2010


Hello Lovely Bloggers from a still freezing Yorkshire. I was upstairs in my sunny Craft Room this afternoon finishing off my last cake order before Christmas and it was quite toasty but when I came downstairs the lounge thermometer said just 13.8oC, a little parky I think. Thankfully it's lovely and warm now.

Because of cakey business upstairs my craft is back on the dining room table so here's whats happening today. I'm in the middle of finishing off a little box for our very special neighbours Golden Wedding Anniversary on Friday. They are surrogate Grandparents to our DD and we are very lucky to have them so I wanted to do something a little bit special. I would have made them a cake but she is diabetic so that was not really appropriate.

My little butterflies need putting in and then it's done. I intend to get them a yellow rose bush for the garden to go with it.

The rest is just general mess, the white boxes are my special new SU inks, which I adore using at the minute and you might just spot a very special chap who has just joined The Craft Garden.

Yes, at last I've managed to track down Sir Tim's Umbrella Man on a set of stamps where I actually love all of them. As you may remember back in the Summer, I was trying to track him down as a single stamp as his set had lots of images I'd never use. I did find him but at quite a high price and as a crafter on a budget I just couldn't justify it. Having a snoop round Google the other week, however, I found this clear set called Visual Artistry from Inkylicious. There are lots of other sets if you are interested in Tim's stuff and they are only £8 a go.

The green card is one DD is making, they have been making them at school and it's a really clever idea. She has been showing me how to do it and once we get some put together in a card, I'll show you them. It's just folded and cut to look like a tree.

If you wonder why I'm waffling on about all this then you need to pop over to see Julia who started the wonderful WOYWW and get sharing your space. It's a fantastic way of meeting new friends.
I was really bad at getting round everyone else's desks last time for which I apologise. I shall try to do better this week. There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are keeping safe and warm.


Beryl said...

Hi Lisa - it's beren sunny here again today - so the front of the bungalow is really hot and the back really cold - so I made a bara brith which means the oven's been on all afternoon. Nice and warm now for me to cook the dinner.
You must have had the last set of Tim's umbrella man set - as they've all gone now. Boo hoo.
I'm sure this box will be well appreciated - it looks lovely. Not sure how long the rose will last though.
Beryl xx

Alisonw30 said...

Great projects going on there, will we get to see some pics of the cakes?

Have a great week

Alison x (39)

ElizabethR said...

Hi Lisa - Don't listen to Beryl it's cold here LOL bara brith at port sunlight please Beryl xxx Thank you for giving Oscar the nod on Sir Tim's stamps over at Iinkylicious, he has now ordered my Christmas pressie Lisa!. Have I got a clever dog or what LOL Elizabeth xxx

Ciara said...

Inkylicious is just a few miles down the road from me and where I bought my inkpad rack from. They have lots of nice stuff don't they?

Love your little box, it looks very pretty. A rosh bush is a lovely gift too, you are very thoughtful.

Would love to see pics of your cakes again please :-)



Hi Lisa - love your new TH stamp set, and at £8 I call that a bargain! Lots of lovely things going on - the anniversary box is looking good, and I'm loving the crafty mess!! I have now blogged your cake and added a link to your garden!
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Marjo said...

Thanks for sharing and the peek. Hugs, Marjo #45

Lynda said...

Yeah you got your stamp at last and what a bargain prize too! The box will look lovely with those butterflies - very pretty!

Love Lynda xxx

brenda said...

Just to say hi Lisa, sorry post is short, still the eye issues !

B x

Chrissie said...

Lovely projects... that box looks as though it is going to be really special.
Thanks for the tip about the clear stamps, I'm off to have a look!
Chrissie #7

sandra de said...

Lovely projects and the rose bush sounds perfect as a gift. Well done on tracking down a bargain TH stamp.

Susan said...

Love those exploding box thingys but haven't ever tried one!
Susan xxox #13

Kathy said...

Are you all dug out yet Lisa? The bos is looking good - I'm looking forward to seeing it finished. Don't forget to share the "cakey" stuff with us too!