Show & Tell Monday - 5th March 2018

19:38 Karen 0 Comments

Hello, hello lovely blog friends.

I am not going to apologise for lack of posting as we all know - sometimes life gets in the way.  Consequently I have lots to show you and may have to schedule another post with some on for later in the week.  Don't want to be responsible for you suffering Karen Overload!

I will start with my February DT pages for ATDML.  I had the Kaisercraft Miss Betty and Romantique ranges to work with and I loved them both. 

This was my favourite layout of the month was based on a sketch for my monthly Sketch Challenge over on ATDML facebook page. I love the picture, the sewing, the gems the flowers in fact everything about it. 

I am quite partial to this one too - both made with Romatique which I think goes with almost any photo.

This was the final one made using Romantique.  I made my own string art template, on my Silhouette of course, and then it needed very little in the way of embellishment.  Just a few fussy cut flowers and butterflies and a little doily.  I am finding it impossible not to add doilies to my layouts at the moment. 

The Miss Betty range is very girly and has a sewing theme running through it.  I challenged myself to make a masculine page with this predominantly feminine range.  This page was for my monthly Scraplift Challenge - again over on the ATDML Facebook page and this month I scraplifted one of Katherines pages. 

Next up is my least favourite of the month - again I used a sketch and the free Design of The Week from the Silhouette store.  Love the papers but not so in love with what I did with them.

Finally, for today I have one I made using the patchwork paper.  I drew the faux stitching with my silhouette and cut out the individual hexagons.  I love my old Singer hand machine, a surprise Christmas present from David several years ago.  It was meant to be for show but once I discovered that it was in full working order it took over from my electric machine  for all my sewing needs. 

Words to live by - March

'You Don't Get What You Wish For You Get What You Work For'

 (seen on Mind The Scrap's Instagram feed),

Reasons to be Cheerful

1. Gracia and Josh get their fur baby on Saturday.
2  Have booked trains to visit them over Easter.
3. Finally saw the physio about my knee and we feel that although it will never be as good as it was 20 years ago there is a lot that can be done to reduce the pain and regain some of the activities that I cannot do at the moment.