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"Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. " (Dave Barry, American writer and humourist)

Thursday, 31 March 2011

I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!

Had an exciting e-mail yesterday from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine asking for my address as they might be publishing a pic of a card I sent in to them on their letters page!  Whoop, whoop!   Watch this space.....

Also booked tickets this morning to go and see Mr Bryan Adams in December with me mucker K.  So far this year got Take That, Peter Kay, Sarah Millican and now Bry to look forward to.......oh and booked our holiday today as well (only a Sun holiday but still exciting) to sunny Bournemouth/Poole!!  Planning to take the girls to Peppa Pig World which opens in April on the edge of the New Forest which is down that way.....somewhere.

Gonna be a busy card-making weekend with Mother's Day on Sunday and 3 commissions to do by Wednesday, gulp.  Wish me luck :)

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Sarah Kay Vintage card and catch-up

It's been a while....again, but have found time to post a blog at last.  Still getting over a busy but fab weekend.  Went out Friday night to see a friend's brother in a Madness tribute band as they were playing at the OWMC just round the corner. Despite promising to one another that we wouldn't drink too much we were both hammered!  (£1.50 for a Bacardi and coke is practically giving it away don't you think???!)  Worst thing was, had to get up on Saturday morning for a day's craft shopping at the ICHF show at the NEC!  Shouldn't really have driven the way I felt but started to feel better about lunch time when the serious spending started.  Had a really good day with my crafting buddy L and bought lots of  lovely goodies.

Spent last night making this card for one of the nursey staff at YD's nursery who left today :(

She's been there for both of my girls and is a very special person.  Am so sad she's leaving and won't be there' til YD goes to school, but on the positive side we'll now be able to be 'friends' rather than parent/employee.
The image is a Sarah Kay design which I just looooove; the detail is amazing!  Coloured it with distress ink and a watercolour brush and love the effect.  Also used a new Magnolia stamp for the background - it's called Valentine letter- and a new Tim Holtz texture fades embossing folder, you like?!

Friday, 18 March 2011

First post for a while!

Can't believe I haven't posted for 9 whole days!!!  Haven't done much crafting this week as it's been a busy one.  Went to second Zumba class on Wednesday night and still lovin' it!  Today I organised a Red Nose Day event at work, went to the opening of YD's new garden at nursery and have given blood for the second time so feeling quite content - apart from an aching left arm!

Here's a couple of cards I did mange to fit in this week.
The first of these has gone down a storm over on the DoCrafts website - and I must admit I'm very proud of it!  Have two weddings to go to this year so this will be going to one of the 'happy couples'.

 The gorgeous image is an LOTV cute squares topper.  Papers are from Papermania V&A Hanoverian collection.  The roses are actually white satin roses coloured with chalks. 

Second card was made for a friend's birthday today.  Stamped image was from set of free stamps with April issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.  Papers are from My Mind's eye.

Can't begin to tell you how much I'm looking forward to next weekend!  Got a night out on Friday then on Saturday it's the highlight of my crafting year - the Hobbycraft show at the NEC!!!!  Got an ever increasing shopping list and can't wait to spend, spend, spend! 

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Have just got back from my first Zumba class so no cardmaking tonight - have uploaded a couple of cards I made at the weekend instead.  The first one is for SO's work colleague who is 30 tomorrow.  OD said it was too babyish for 'a lady' but she likes pink so hope she likes it.  Love this style with the mulberry roses and OTT ribbon which is very much in the style of the LOTV design team.

This second card is a another really quick CAS card - thanks to Rachel (aka sunrae) for the inspiration.
Used a rectangle nestie to make a stencil which I then chalked through onto the base card.  Then simply stamped butterfly images in black on top.
Definitely going to be doing some more of these soon - very quick but effective.

Really enjoyed shaking my booty at Zumba class with Karla and her mom tonight but could kill for a bar of whole nut right now :)

Friday, 4 March 2011

Hayley-Jade, 7 today

(Excuse the duvet in the background!)  Made this for OD's school friend.  Digistamp boutique download 'Fairy Grace' coloured with chalks and plenty of glitter.  My Mind's Eye papers and computer generated sentiments.

Pink Petticoat Freebies

A quick and easy card for a friend's birthday made using Pink Petticoat magazine freebies. 
Cupcake image coloured with chalks and glitter mounted onto kraft card.

Pretty acceptance card

Another acceptance card for our second wedding invite of the year.  Pretty Papermania exquisite paper pleated and distressed, pretty cream lace, handcut acrylic heart embossed through Cuttlebug, Making Memories alpha stickers all on cream linen card.

Simple stamped flowers

Two simple but elegant cards - Penny Black transparent Allegro stamps coloured with watercolour pencils.  Images cut out with rectangular nestabilities then debossed on reverse of card.