Friday, 26 August 2016

Smiles on Friday

 Good Morning Smilers!

It's been a crafty week for me.  On Sunday I went to a workshop with friends then yesterday morning six of us went along to learn to make triple easel cards with Wendy Stenton who lives in the village.

Many of you may remember Wendy from Create and Craft.  She put out boxes of die cuts, embellishments and snippets of pretty papers.

We all made two cards and had a lot of fun using up bits and pieces.  Wendy has another class of six today but we left lots for them to play with too.

Here's a small selection of the cards that we made.


  I said I'd tell you about the hiccup we had at the wedding.  We can laugh at it now although it wasn't funny at the time.  When we unzipped the bags that our clothes were in there were no trousers on hubby's hanger.  After a bit of a panic we ran literally from the hotel room across the road and a huge car park where we managed to get a pair of dark trousers to fit from the local Asda supermarker.  One last check when we got back to the room and there were the suit trousers at the bottom of the bag.  They'd slipped off the hanger.

I had said I'd wear my jeans in solidarity with hubby as it was me who'd done the packing gulp!  Thankfully it didn't come to that but I think he'll have to pack his own next time !!!

I'm linking up with Annie on her Stitch in Time blog for This Week's Smiles  ...Week 184



Have a lovely Weekend Everybody.

33 comments:

  1. Do you know barb that happens so often. I changed the hanger in the clothes bags to one that's not so slippy as I was once going somewhere and when I got there my dress had slipped off the hanger as was all ruffled up in the bottom of the bag, very irritating as I'm sure you know. Gorgeous cards love them. Have a great weekend, Angela x

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  2. Ooh, what a panic! Definitely not funny at the time, but glad you can giggle about it now :)
    Lovely cards

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  3. Oh! I know that panic feeling! Afterwords it is a good story, but just when it happens! Terrible!
    The cards that you show are wonderful! It must be great to have the opportunity to learn something from other crafters. (Not only through blogs.)
    I wish you a nice weekend, without any stress ;)
    Hugs,
    Liv xx

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  4. Lovely trifold cards, so sweet!
    I can image your panic... But now you can laught! Life is fun, sometime :D

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  5. I have to admit the lack of the trousers did give me a chuckle but I'm really glad they turned up for you. Love the cards you made.
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  6. I do indeed remember Wendy, I used to love watching her and when people disappear from TV you always wonder where they have gone so it's really nice to hear she is still crafty. And what a lovely creation you made with her.

    B x

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  7. A lovely selection of card Barb, so many beautiful makes. Good job you can laugh about it now.
    Lorraine

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  8. Wow, Barb, these look fantastic! I've not tried this style but it really packs a punch! You've been busy indeed! Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Your triple easels look sooo beautiful
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  10. A wonderful selection of cards Barb

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  11. Beautiful cards Barb! I remember watching Wendy when I first started making cards. I had a little chuckle about the trousers, just the sort of thing I would do!

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  12. Wow I am liking your triple easels, I am now trying to work out how you've done them.
    It sounds you had a nice crafty time?

    I bet you were dashing about at the wedding. Good to hear all was well in the end and the trousers had just fallen off.

    Enjoy the weekend, hugs Erika. x

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  13. Gorgeous cards Barb, really lovely design. Oh these things happen, good job you can laugh now at it, Kate x

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  14. I could picture it very clear barb, your trouser story. That's how it often goes.
    Your cards are very pretty. Hugs Veerle

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  15. What a great selection of cards Barb, not one I've tried before.
    What a panic for you at the wedding, but thankfully it turned out well.
    Janice x

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  16. Beautiful triple easel cards, some lovely papers and embellishments.

    Kath x

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  17. Such pretty cards you all made. I did smile at the wedding story. Sometimes you just couldn't make up something as funny as real life, but I can feel your panic at the time. I am glad it all turned out well. Kate x

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  18. Happy Friday Barb, oh gosh, yes I'd say that would at the time be a panic, but yes a good laugh now. Your cards are JUST beautiful, I love soft feminine cards. Have a wonderful weekend Hugs Robyn

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  19. LOVE these cards Barb, what a lovely twist! Afraid I'm giggling here about the trousers saga. What a 'big gulp' moment = glad it ended well though!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  20. Wonderful cards, you are lucky to have such talent on hand and it sounds like the perfect crafty week. Glad you can laugh about the trouser incident now. Bet you went hot and cold at the time!

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  21. Very pretty snippets easel cards Barb. I do remember Wendy and have a couple of the design templates for shaped cards that she used to sell. I think you can still get them from Clarity!

    Alls well that ends well with your hiccup!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  22. Wonderful cards.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Valerija xx

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  23. Beautiful cards, Barb.Have a nice weekend.

    Hugs, Sylvia.

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  24. Beautiful selection on this display of cards...xx Have a good weekend.xx {aNNie}

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  25. Lovely bards Barb...you have been busy. I bet your heart was in your mouth at the tim of the trouser incident...but as you say you can laugh afterwards.

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  26. Your story made me laugh, Barb--but I'm sure it wasn't a bit funny at the time! I do love these beautiful cards with sweet, feminine elements!

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  27. Beautiful cards Barb...just love the designs...Great story of the lost trousers...glad it turned out ok in the end.....Joolsx

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  28. I love your triple easel cards Barb, and I seem to remember her and have a face in my head but not sure if it is the right one..lol. Glad you have been having a wonderful crafty time lately. Your trouser story makes me think of the time we were going to an away wedding and I forgot to pack DH's shoes and belt so we had to hurry to M & S..lol. Thankfully we managed to find what we wanted. x

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  29. A wonderful selection of cards, Barb. Love the designs. I´m so happy it turned out ok with those trousers. What a panic for you.
    Hugs, Lisa

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  30. Beautiful cards - I'm glad that your panic turned out OK in the end and that you can laugh about it now.
    xxx Hazel.

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  31. I can't image the panic of no pants! These triple easel cards are really nifty looking. More space to decorate!

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  32. These look impressive... I wonder what your husband does while you are busy crafting?
    x

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    1. He he he ... He flies remote controlled planes in a field with his friends !!!

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