Wednesday, 25 June 2008

At long last huh?

LOL sorry I haven't posted in a while, we went away on 14th June and only returned late on Monday 23rd. We had a lovely break but will update you on that later.

First I'd love to say a HUGE thanks {{{kiss}}} to our lovely friends who sent us handmade cards for our 11th wedding anniverary on the 14th.

We travelled down to East Sussex that day and had what ended up as an enormous afternoon tea at Sillets Cottage, Selmeston (will add a photo or two in the next post). Sarn, a lovely crafty friend joined us and she presented us with a gorgeous card and gift:
Isn't it super? I've never received an explosion box before and it's wonderful how Sarn did the images on the candle, this is one candle I won't be able to use, it's too precious. Sarn knows I love Penny Black stamps :o)
Here are photos of the other cards we received. The gorgeous frog card is from our lovely friend Louise; our dear friend Linda in Somerset sent us the cute elephant card and the cute birdy card came from our friend Linda in Scotand - thanks so much {{{kiss}}}. I can also now show you the card I made for David:
I used Doodlebug embossed white card, gold stardream card, Imaginesce patterned paper and Craft Creations decoupage with some lovely stickles glitter glue. I was quite pleased with how it came out :)
Enough for now. Our first day back at work and I didn't stop all day, was so glad to get home.
Will write more tomorrow on our travels.
Take care and thanks for looking :o)

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

New stash {{{BLUSH}}}

I put myself on a "new stash" ban last month but unfortunately I sort of broke that over the weekend {{{blush}}}. I had some essentials to buy and needed a couple of other items for a project I'm working on as a present for someone so had to go shopping LOL. Bought a few bits and pieces online on Sunday and it all arrived today. How quick is that?

Here you are, I'm gonna make you jealous LOL: Isn't it all delicious! The flowers and adhesive pearls came from Rebecca's Scrapbooking Stash, the paper and heart lace, along with the fantastic Doodlebug glitter set and paint came from Capture the Magic, the spotty flowers and heart template and some of the stardream card came from Joanna Sheen; the StudioTac adhesive, mat and other stardream card came from Carysma Cards and the Glimmer paint came from Craft Obsessions; so I had a little shop in 5 places!

I also had a surprise today, my lovely friend Linda from Somerset sent me the May issue of Making Cards magazine. It's gorgeous and has some free good quality vellum; patterned paper and images to cut out. It looks like a good read and some lovely cards to take inspiration from. Thanks Linda {{{kiss}}}

I might not be around for a few days but don't worry I'll be back soon, probably with some photos of my lovely bought stash from The Glitter Pot. Yay hope to visit their bricks and mortar shop either next Monday or Tuesday, can't wait, and David has given me some money for our anniversary to spend there, how fantastic is that? He's a good hubby. I'm treating him to "afternoon tea" on Saturday, our anniversary day, we'll have been married 11 years come Saturday, and been together over 19 years (met April 1989).

Take care, thanks for dropping by :o)

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Cardmaking session Saturday

Good afternoon, boy isn't it hot today, 26C and brilliant sunshine, a little too hot for me so I haven't been far.

I cannot tell you what I've been doing today as it's something I've made as a present for someone, I love how it's come out though, all I can say is it involves coasters and it's something I haven't made before.

I had a lovely cardmaking session yesterday, it was brilliant. I made 3 yellow cards for a competition on the cardmaking forum so they'll have to remain a secret for now. I also made some cards using Penny Black clear stickers. Haven't used these for a while but wanted to do something relatively easy and I love Penny Blacks whether they're stamped images or stickers.

LOL you'll see I sort of fell in love with pink and green! One thank you card and 4 thinking of you cards.
The pink and green patterned paper is by Making Memories and the other by K&Co. I'm not too sure who the kitty paper is from as they were scraps. All the sentiments are by Stampin Up apart from "Big Hugs" by Cuddly Buddly. Aren't they cute? You'd never tell they were clear stickers, even in real life.

Ummmm, I did a little stash spending online last night and David's got 4 parcels coming to his workplace this week LOL. I had put myself on a stash ban but some of it I considered essential like adhesive, well I can't craft without adhesive, and well other things just fell into my basket!

I'm sending all my friends some BIG HUGS, some are going through a tough time at the moment.

Right, I'm going to write these cards now and get them ready for posting.

Take care, keep cool and hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Friday, 6 June 2008

Oooops sorry

I didn't realise it was so long since I last posted until a friend told me to post as she had nothing to read - LOL. I'm pleased at least one person looks at my blog.

It's been pretty hectic here to say the least, I cannot tell you at the moment what's going on but when it's all sorted and something's happening I'll let you know. I don't want to pre-empt anything just in case. It's a big thing though and not related to crafting at all. All I ask is please keep your fingers crossed and think of us, that should help.

I didn't do hardly any crafting at the end of May when it was a Bank Holiday, I did manage to make a LO which I was pleased with and which is below:
It was for a challenge on UKS and the challenge was to do a LO on the ABC theme, A = alphas, acetate, accents or arrows, for example; B = buttons, brads, bling or blossom, for example and C = chipboard, circles, charms or chalks, for example; and we also had a sketch. I used Doodlebug paper ripped with a ruler under the photos, Doodlebug buttons and chipboard arrows cut using the Cuttlebug and a Cuttlebug arrow die. The alphabets were also chipboard. This is of my lovely niece Jean and I crafting back in 2006, um or was it 2007.

I have to show you two coaster boxes which I received recently. The first is by my lovely UKS friend Maddy who sent me this last month and which I adore, it's stunning in black and red:
I really like the Bind-it-all mini book too, it's gorgeous, and my first Bind-it-all gift. I'm still debating whether I need one of these machines or not. I'm not sure how often I'd use it.

The other coaster box was for a swap on the cardmaking forum and is by my good friend Natalie, ooooh she knows exactly what I like - Eeyore!!!! The colours are exactly me and I love the poem
I've included it here on it's own so you should be able to read it. Isn't it lovely? Thanks Natalie.

I made some cards last weekend but cannot show you those as they're for birthdays this month. I also have two LOs to show you, but can't do this until a couple of weeks time as they're a present for someone who might look at this blog. They were originally made for a competition on the cardmaking forum but I loved them so much I framed them so they're hanging LOs. I hope the receiver will like them.

CONGRATULATIONS to my nephew Peter who passed his driving test yesterday. That's fab news isn't it? His brother has his test next month so good luck to Matthew.

Well, I must take some time out and make some cards this weekend, I don't know what's round the corner so must be prepared and get some cards made in readiness.

I have a phone call to make so must go now. Hope you all have a good weekend and I'll be back soon.