Blogs I Follow – The Fat Cactus

I recently found a new blog to follow – this blog belongs to one of the lovely ladies who works in the craft shop I regularly use. The Craft Room at Garners is my favourite local craft shop as it stocks such a wide variety of crafting supplies and the ladies who work there are all fab, I can easily lose hours in this shop between browsing and chatting :)

When I found Teresa’s blog I knew that I would be adding it to my “following” list and checking it out regularly as her work is amazing and she incorporates so many different techniques and it’s definitely a blog to follow if you’re looking for inspiration, on those days when the crafting mojo has gone walkabout.

While browsing this morning I came across this blog post “THE EAST WIND NEW RELEASE – TRANSFORMATION” and I instantly knew I could relate to the sentiment of this piece ‘It’s never too late to find out who you want to be’ as with all the life changes I have gone through in the past twelve months and personal challenges I continue to face, this is a really important sentiment and something we should all remember.

Teresa’s use of colour and patterns in the background are beautiful… the main image and sentiments are stamped perfectly and coloured in such pretty colours – she has a wonderful talent!!

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I would definitely recommend that you pop over to visit “The Fat Cactus” blog and take a look around for some amazing work and lots of inspiration :)

Thank you for sharing your work for everyone to enjoy Teresa!

xx Love Laura xx

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Crafty Today: Valentine Curly Paper Wreath

How awesome is this – love this idea, just a shame that I’ve nowhere to put it!!!

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Love it! Love it!

I love Valentine’s Day because of the imagery, colors and what it represents, but not the commercialization of it.  Since the inception of this blog, I have created a few projects to decorate my home: punched heart garlands, LOVE garland and ornament-filled cloche.  I finally have a decoration to adorn my front porch and it is this curly paper wreath.  I love this project!  You need the following tools and supplies to create it:

  • 6-7 sheets of patterned paper
  • foam wreath
  • small stick pins
  • bone folder

Cut the paper into 1/2″ strips.  Curl all of the strips using the bone folder like curling ribbon with a pair of scissors. Attach the curly strips to the wreath with pins.

I pinned this tutorial video to my Pinterest board and it really is that simple.  A great way to use your favorite paper that you want to see…

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It’s 2016 and we’re open for business!!!

💻 🎨 🎈 ✂ 🎉 We are back!! 🎉 ✂ 🎈 🎨 ☎

We are now OPEN for business, back to normal after our Christmas break.

Thanks to the flare up of my Fibromyalgia and damaging the ligaments in my knee while visiting family in Scotland over the festive period, I thought it was best to extend my break by an extra week to recharge my batteries and hopefully get the pain, etc to a manageable state.

I am determined to control my Fibro, it won’t control me… I have a business to run!!

So here I am… as I sit here looking at 2016, thinking about the year ahead,  I have lots of new ideas to work on, I have some new stock which needs to be photographed and uploaded and a few pieces of new stock just to be framed which will then be ready to go 🎨

Is there anything in particular you would like to see from Cards And Candles For All Occasions throughout the coming months?

We are looking into a few different sales avenues to run alongside our website and this page and will update you on those as soon as any plans are finalised.

It’s great to be back, but please bare with me as I get back into the swing of things and get all of our new year admin sorted out 📖 📝 📖 📝 📖

Let’s hope it’s a great year for us all!!!

Looking back over the past twelve months, I would like to share some of my favourite makes of 2015:

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Wordless Wednesday – Christmas Is In The Air (25.11.2015)

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