Tuesday, 29 December 2009
I therefore decided that I'd join Facebook so for those of you who know me, if you are on Facebook and would like to add me as your friend that would be great. I'll try to keep up. Already I'm finding it addictive what with my pet at Petsville and having a farm it's all go :)
I actually made a few thank you cards this afternoon, though couldn't settle for too long as I broke my folding chair and although bought another one it isn't that good so will have to wait until my new wooden chair arrives before I settle to a long stint of cardmaking.
Hope you all had a great Christmas. We did, with having my Mum and brother (and Chloe) over on Christmas Day and then again on Boxing Day. On Boxing Day we went to the theatre to see the panto Cinderella which was great fun.
Take care, will try and post some photos soon.
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Meet a new member to the family - my brother's new dog - Chloe.
She is 2 and a half years old and a retired greyhound from the Great Yarmouth Homefinders place attached to Great Yarmouth Greyhound Stadium. Chloe hurt her leg so had to retire, but she won 7 races, and her leg is now fine.
Chloe didn't know anything about a home life even her name as her racing name was Swift Second but she's coming along great and her character is coming out. Chloe loves playing. She and my brother came over last night for dinner. We'd bought her a squeaky pink spotted bone and she loved it had little spurts of playing with it. She is sooooo adorable. We can't have pets where we live but my brother doesn't mind us heaping love on Chloe, she is so loving and affectionate and her tail never stops wagging.
Hope to make some Christmas cards soon, I am way behind even more than last year :( and write some penpal letters, sorry to those who are still waiting letters from me.
Take care and thanks for reading xxx
Saturday, 12 September 2009
The first card in a while I really enjoyed making. The background patterned glittered paper is by DCWV and it's gorgeous. The metallic snowflakes I bought in a beaded/snowflake garland set only £1 from a pound store. I punched out some pink glittered snowflakes and layered up with a glittered white brad to keep them together. I'm quite pleased with how this came out, it's even better in real life.
Off to have something to eat and then we're going up the Cliffs as usual, it seems to tame my overactive mind at the moment and calm me.
Take care xxx
I'm really sorry to my lovely friends (penpals) who haven't heard from me for a while. Please don't fret, I'm okay, just don't seem to have the chance to sit down properly and write a lovely long letter. I'll get there though, please have a bit of patience, I haven't forgotten you.
Can't seem to get motivated for cardmaking either though I'm way behind with everything, plus I've agreed to run another cardmaking afternoon for the residents here end of October and that's on my mind. Ummm, me thinks I've just taken on way too much and need some "me time". Roll on half term, saying that it's going to be a hectic week end of October as Mum will be 80 and it's David's birthday too. I've been organising Mum's 80th birthday party too, still Mum is terribly excited and it's lovely to see.
Right I'll scan in a card I made this afternoon using a sketch (to help my lack of mojo) and will put it up soon.
Thanks for listening xxx
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Thanks for looking, hope you are all well :)
Monday, 10 August 2009
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Monday, 11 May 2009
The card is all stardream so it glistens. The gems and ribbon is by Papermania. Not sure where the pearl hearts or the pretty worded paper came from. The peach heart I cut from the Cuttlebug Textile Hearts cut and emboss set.
Thanks for looking, hope it'll be well received, I must send it abroad tomorrow! Thanks too for your get well wishes for Mum, she's now out of hospital but is taking strong steroids to get rid of the fluid on her lung and to calm down her COPD, but is much better than she was.
Friday, 8 May 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
The image is by Magnolia, the paper are odds and ends in my stash, the 21 was made using Doodlebug mini-alphas and Stampin-up punches. Black adhesive pearls finished off the card. The style is an old one on the MojoMonday blog.
Would you like to see the website my brother created in memory of Telford? Here's the link: Retired Greyhounds. David enjoyed creating the website even though it was upsetting for him. Telford was a very special dog.
My David's in London today/tomorrow so this evening when I get home from school I'm hoping to do some crafting. I've already printed off some blog challenges ready.
Take care :)
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Sunday, 19 April 2009
The image is a clear sticker from the Daisy and Dandelion range, card stock from Stampin Up and the patterned paper is from Doodlebug.
Talking of Doodlebug has anyone seen my Doodlebug rub-on transfer tool? I had it yesterday but it's disappeared today. I've hunted everywhere, even in the bin, but no luck - ummmm wonder where it's lurking :) If you see it please let me know :)
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Friday, 17 April 2009
I did create a beautiful 12 x 12 inch scrapbook layout this morning as a surprise for my brother. I will put an image up tomorrow as sometimes he checks my blog. It's the first one I've done since we moved to Suffolk back in October and I'm pleased with the result.
Thanks Stamp Something you've made my day :)
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
I used nearly all Stampin Up products: card, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip patterned paper and Pumpkin Pie ribbon. I found the die cut decoupage image in my pile which seemed to go well with the colours, along with some prima flowers, brads and orange gems (though they don't look orange in the scan). The card looks even better in real life. I'm also going to add this card on the cardmaking forum weekly comp which is "flowers".
Here's the correct card for a child:
I used a Forever Friends clear sticker on a nestability die cut. The papers are by Daisy & Dandelion, prima flowers, a glitter brad and gems finish off the card.
This is the other card which I also love even though it wasn't quite right for the challenge:
I used an image I'd already had coloured in by Penny Black "Long Kiss". All the papers are by Papermania "Scrumptious" and just right for anniversary cards.
I love brown/cream and pink at the moment :) I still have loads of cards to make to send off later this week better see if I can find some more challenges. They're great fun :)
The paper is by Personal Impressions and very useful as it's based around masculine activities like fishing, gardening and DIY. The two images are from the Forever Friends clear stickers, quite apt as the person I'll be sending this to later this week used to be a cabinet maker and is very handy around the house. When we lived next door to him he was great at coming round to help us out :) thanks Don.
I have also made 3 other cards this morning for a competiton on the cardmaking forum based on the colour "purple" (with my own designs) but I'll have to show you those another time, once the competition and voting is over.
Thanks for looking :)
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Monday, 13 April 2009
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Ummm for seeing it's supposed to be raining this afternoon at the moment it isn't bad at all. We're off to Mum's this afternoon as she's feeling a little low and has no "Tuesday club" today, and will take her out for afternoon tea.
Thanks for looking :)