Tuesday, 11 November 2014

MDF Hearts

I had a great time at the NEC last Thursday, spending some time during the day with Ang/Mrs Duck and then in the evening meet up with Patricia, Hazel, Kate and Ang's friend Nesta for a meal at the local Harvester. A super, if rather noisy, evening, just like last year!  The weather had turned filthy when it was time to go home. It didn't help that my junction onto the motorway was closed for roadworks.  Fortunately my very good friend Susie was travelling with me so I managed to get to the next junction okay.By the way I''m talking about  Susie Satnav, not my dear friend Planet Susie who didn't attend this time  ...  lol!

It was very late when I got home and so didn't look at my stuff and the next morning I sorted things out and put everything away - then realised I hadn't taken a picture.

My Projects

I bought some MDF pieces and so decided to make one of the hearts.  I had made the pink one whilst I was at the show.  The pink butterfly was on my desk so I stuck it on because it matched. I added a flower, ribbon and bow to the green one.  I used gold gilding wax on the edge and the backs of the hearts.  The was also a scrap of LOTV paper sitting on my desk so I covered the cat with it, both sides.  My great niece Charlotte is mad about cats (she has two) and she loves purple. so I think this will find it's way into her Christmas stocking.   I think I will probably swap the hessian twine for silver ribbon to match the bow.  I enjoyed doing these so I will be having a go with some of the other shapes now.

Hope everybody is well and keeping warm and dry - although I did see that snow is forecast in Scotland.  Brrr!  Far too early for snow!!!

Take care everybody.


Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, so pleased you all had a great time at the NEC and found lots of goodies to bring back..your hearts and cat are gorgeous...I love mdf - am surrounded by it at the moment :) currently, sleighs with me! Hugs Carole Z X

Sue said...

I am pleased you had a good time at the NEC, it sounds like a lot of fun was had by all!
Such beautifully decorated MDF pieces. I love the soft colours you have used and I am sure your Great niece will be thrilled to receive the gorgeous purple cat.
hugs Sue xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Christine, not a good end to a fantastic evening. At least you did get home safe in the end.
Love your projects, we all managed to make one of the hearts on Friday.
Yor additional ones are super love the cat.
Haven good day

Patricia xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Sounds like you all had a great time at the NEC. Your projects are so pretty. Love them.

Lia said...

I love your MDF creations very much!!
You have been at the NEC and I went to the KreaDoe: the biggest Craftshow in our country. Lots to see and do and I was glad I took not too many Euros with me to spend....(LOL!).
Lia xx

Zoe Tant said...

Beautiful projects Christine. I love the pink one! I must give these a go thank you for the inspiration.

Carol said...

These are gorgeous Christine, I love the pink one too...must get around to using some of my MDF blanks. Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Christine these are awesome, superb makes.
lorraine x

scrappymo! said...

These are so pretty. It sounds like you had a wonderful time at the show! You made a great make and take and then recreated another...they look wonderful.

The cat is so sweet and sounds like it will be loved by your neice.

Hazel said...

Christine I love your two other makes the cat is fab. I was wanting to get more MDF blanks but there was so many people trying to get served I just gave up. Yes it was a good night, maybe not for you travelling back home, glad Susie was helpful. Hazel x

Marie-Louise said...

Glad to see that you enjoyed your trip to the show. Love your projects especially the hearts.

MaryH said...

Christine, so happy that you had a chance for good crafty fun with your buds at the show. Looks like you had a lovely make n take with the pretty heart. Love the looks on each on of them...so very fragile & delicate. The kitty is cute as can be! Thanks for your kind comment on the Vet's card. Seeing all the beautiful cards at UK blogs in tribute of your Remembrance day, reminded me of our USA remembrance today. I think what the USA calls Veteran's Day was once called Armistice Day too (and may still be, but around here it's referred to as Veteran's Day). No matter our native country, we should never forget those who served the country, to preserve the freedoms we all share today. So TFS & enjoy your new goodies! Hugs

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Your pink heart you made at the show was gorgeous and the green one looks equally fabulous. I didn't see the cats on the stall or I would've had one of those. Love how you've decorated yours.
It was a super day and great fun in the evening. Sorry you had such a pain getting home. Did imagine you had Sue P in the passenger seat shouting " in 200 metres take the left exit" lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Pollard Carole said...

So beautiful these are just gorgeous so pretty love and hugs Carole x