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 They were originally made for a competition on the cardmaking forum but I loved them so much I framed them so they're hanging LOs.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.


Anonymous said...

Hi Valerie,
I had wondered why you hadn't posted but was worried in case I was contacting you at a wrong time - I know how it is sometimes. I hope everything goes well. Please don't forget us! My parents ask about you now and again. It's so long since we've seen you both. It would be lovely to hear from you.
Best wishes and love,
Diane and family

Heather's Creations said...

Glad to see you again mate :)
I will keep my fingers crossed for you (shhh)
The LO of you and your neice is wonderful.....oh how I wish I had family members who took an interest in crafts :)
Heather x