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Monday, 25 April 2011

Happy Easter!

Had quite a stressful week off with the girls - my stressometer reached it's peak on a day trip to Lichfield.  Note to self - next time you think it would be 'nice' to take them on a day trip on the train, do a reccie of unknown town to ascertain 'safe' toilet locations first!  But have had a nice weekend with all 4 of us; relaxing day in the garden Friday with paddling pool, Wicksteed Park Saturday, Easter egg hunt yesterday and then out for a lovely meal with S-I-L and niece last night.  Oh and managed to fit a few cards in.......

Sunday, 17 April 2011

It's been a while.....

No real excuse but I haven't posted for ages so I've quite a few cards to share...

This first one was commissioned card for a friend at work; it was for her Mom's 60th Birthday.

The next one was for a friend's birthday using a new LOTV stamp purchased at the NEC show and a new Martha Stewart border punch (also bought from the NEC!).


This was a fairly quick card I made for a guy at work on the birth of his first baby.  Scalloped frame was made using one of my new nestabilities dies.  I personalised it by adding the name 'Alex' in pink alphabeads threaded onto a wine glass ring and then tied onto the ribbon strip with more ribbon.

This next one didn't photograph very well.  I stencilled black distress ink through a Crafter's Workshop stencil onto gold pearlised card.  In real life the effect is really nice but in the pic it looks a bit washed out.  Think I'll try it with black acrylic paint as it might appear stronger.



Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Have had another really busy weekend and a very busy Mother's Day today, (who ever says Mom's are supposed to have a rest on Mother's Day are having a giraffe!).  Had the two Nannies over today for a lovely turkey dinner, with pigs in blankets and pudding.  Then had 'da family' over for pizza tonight.

Made my Mother's Day card's for Mom on Friday and Saturday night - last minute as usual.  Used some of my recent purchases from the ICHF show at the NEC last weekend including my new Martha Stewart 'lattice' edger punch, new nesties and new LOTV stamp.

The LOTV stand at the NEC was just beautiful and it gets bigger at every show.  Me and my crafting buddy L made our way there first 'cause we knew we'd spend loads and we weren't wrong!!
  Am loving thewhole  paper flower thang at the moment; was just gonna order a batch but it seems a tad excessive after my spend out last weekend (betcha I cave in by the end of the week tho.)