Wednesday, 5 April 2017

April already....

Hello , wow I can't believe that we are in to April already .

Since I blogged last I've been tootling away in the background , making orders.

So I think it is safe to say that I can share them with you now.

You may remember that I was making a clock with a hen and two chicks for an order to the USA, well here it is.

Another order I had was to add a name to this sign.

Some card orders.

Mothers Day card for my mum and mother in law.

And finally just some things I have been making.

Well that's all for today, I'm off to enjoy the sunshine now,

Fran x

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Using some Freebies ........

Hello well here I am blogging again , what twice in one month I hear you say 😉 .

So I've been having a tidy up of my craft stuff (never ending job) and I have come across a few of the freebies that you can get with craft magazines , now I don't often use them but then I got thinking well I should really, so I've started to make some cards using them.

So today my You Tube video   has been made using a free stencil, with the matching embossing folder and stamps. 

Here is what I have made.

And here is the accompanying video.

Hope you enjoy my video, I'm off to create again now.

See you soon
Fran x

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

March News

Hello , well spring is hopefully on it's way soon , we've got snowdrops and daffodils coming through in the garden , nice to see a bit of colour.

So what's everyone been up to ??

I've been busy the last two weeks , we've been having our bathroom changed to a wet room with a bath , so it's been a bit hectic with builders , and half term thrown into the mix, but I'm pleased to say it's finished.

I've also had an order to make which is now on it's way to the USA , I won't show pictures just yet sorry , but the request was for a hen clock with two chicks.

I've also made something new for my Etsy store in time for Mother's Day.

Today's You Tube video I'm sharing is from Friday , I made a card for a friends 50th birthday.

Here is the finished card.

I have used the Makey Bakey Mice from Crafters Companion
Anyway that's me for now,
See you soon,
Fran xx

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Spring Owl

Hello all, how is everyone ??

Usual busy busy here , trying to make some new things for my website Fran's Crafts , in between kids appointments , vet appointments and our bathroom being done, phew I feel tired just thinking about it !!!.

Our puppy Lola is waiting for a specialist appointment at the animal hospital in Leominster as she doesn't always seem to see very well and walks in to things , and even after weeks of walking she still is very scared of things and doesn't recognise family members if they are not in the house , so we will be off to get her eyes checked after a referral from our vet.

So last week I made this cute owl wreath .

You can find the listing for it here

I also did a short You Tube video for it.

Yesterday I created a decorated felt flower frame  .
Ideal for a Mother's day gift perhaps ??

So I also had my logo designed as you'll see from the top of my blog , the lovely Rosie Logo Design  made it for me , along with a business card design and a smaller logo, what do you think ?? I love them.

So that's me for today,

Fran xx

Monday, 6 February 2017

Quick Catch Up

Hello , a quick catch up for today , which includes the You Tube video I did this morning.

Time has gone so quick already , another two weeks and my eldest will be 16 eeek !!!

So what's been happening , well not loads , we've been busy with kids appointments , my daughter had her mouth operation and the puppy was neutered plus we've all been ill , I had a chest infection too and lost my voice much to the kids amusement , and it's still not completely right as you'll hear in the video.

So mainly I've been busy behind the scenes getting orders out , including two to the USA ,and cutting out plenty of felt flowers ready to decorate projects.

My aim this week is to schedule a load of You Tube videos.

This was one of my orders.

One of the orders for the USA
And here is my catch up video .

Thank you for visiting today ,
Fran x

Friday, 13 January 2017

Happy New Year

Hi everyone , hope you have had a good Christmas and a Happy New Year , sorry a bit late with all that , but as usual my blogging went out of the window !!! ( yes again !). 😊

So as we start this brand new year my aim ( hehehe 😄  ) is to blog at least once or twice a month ( schedule schedule schedule !) and share what I've been up to and new things that are coming up , I may also share a post with you that's not entirely related , I just have to share with you all progress of Lola the puppy.

So so far today I am writing this post , I've scheduled a newsletter to go out tomorrow , click here if you would like to subscribe , this link will take you to the homepage of my website where there is a subscribe button. I've worked on my website and  my Etsy store. 

That's in between the dreaded housework and taking the dogs separately out to the garden.

Lola was neutered on Tuesday , and now she's confined to bed rest as she has some swelling round her stitches which the vets are keeping an eye on , so she's feeling a bit sorry for herself, as you would expect. She's wearing a kind of dog bodysuit to stop her poking , and she also has some bandages on her back legs as she had her dew claws removed as well.

So all her and Charlie want to do is play as usual and she's not allowed. 😢

Anyway here is her and Charlie doing what we call their cute poses.
So onto the craft part , I was busy on the run up to Christmas with some orders ranging from Christmas wreaths to decorated letters , so that kept me out of mischief for a bit.

Here are a couple of pictures.

 And here is something I have been working on this week, Felt Flowers.

I have also been working on the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog   , we have decided after three and a half years that the time has come to close it , so January is our last challenge , so we're hoping to see as many entries as possible , I am sponsoring the challenge . 

So that's me for today , thank you for popping over to see me , and I'll be back soon , in the meantime I shall be visiting your blogs,  Fran x

Monday, 7 November 2016


Hello again, so here I am yet again forgetting to schedule my posts , but I have a good reason for forgetting , I'll show you why in a moment .

So I've been busy beavering away in the background with orders and keeping my Etsy shop and website updated ready for Christmas. 

But here is 1 other reason , it was my birthday at the end of October and my hubby and kids got me an amazing gift , and here it is .......

Meet Lola , my Border Collie puppy , as I write this post she is now just turning 10 weeks old.

She is gorgeous , and she gets on very well with Charlie our 15 month old jack russell  , as you may remember I lost Katie my Labrador

in May , Charlie belongs to my 13 year old and although he is with me all day , I was missing having my own dog. I still miss Katie loads but having Lola has filled a little bit of that gap.

Although she is mine , we have been putting her in her crate in with my son ,who is autistic, at night in the hope that when she gets bigger we can train her to sleep by him on the bed to see if she helps him sleep , and hopefully alleviate the need for us to sit up with him to keep him company .

So having a gorgeous puppy around is slightly distracting to say the least , but a nice distraction.

So here are some of my recent makes , including some decorated letters that are part of an order.