Tuesday, 12 June 2012

UUUrrgghhh the dreaded '50th' on Thursday - there should be a law against getting old.  My head keeps telling me i am 18, my body keeps telling me i am 80! ... But one saving grace is making cards, a little world to escape in to, and for us who cant draw, we can finally create pictures of little fantasy creatures and little fantasy worlds.  People who supply and make the rubber stamps and digi stamps, we really have a lot to thank them for.  I truly love this new found little hobby of mine.
Looking forward to Saturday evening, going to share it with friends and family who mean the world to me, friends who i havent seen for a long time, or dont see as often as i would like, but who are very important in my life.  I consider my life very rich from having these friends and family in my life - as you get older, i realise what is actually important - and its certainly not the material things.  We  have so many beautiful things around us, yet we tend to lead such busy lives, we miss so much, its like we go round with our eyes closed.  Just listening to the birds sing, the trees swaying in the breeze - lifes simple, little treasures.  Old age must be making me get all nostagic lol xxx

Monday, 21 May 2012

Fathers Day card

and another Lili of the Valley card - made ready for my Dad for fathers day :-)

Sons birthday card

Lili of the Valley stamp - i adore their stamps :-)

Saturday, 19 May 2012

No voice!!

Its pretty quiet in our home at the moment - everyones loving it !!! I've lost my voice !
I seem to have inspiration block at the moment - havent done anything.  My big 50 is looming (14th June) - wondering if i totally refuse point blank to grow up and age, and not only will i stop getting old, but may even go in reverse ! This ageing thing is a mean old thing, I mean, i still think like i did when i was '20', so how dare my body disagree with me. I think me and my body are going to have a huge falling out if it doesnt start to behave - due 4-5 operations this year - I feel like a washing machine, under extended guarantee, so can just about still be repaired.
Our 20th wedding anniversary is on 9th June - i think my hubby needs a medal to have put up with me that long - i think its cos he knows i think hes gorgeous!
So on the 16th June, i think a party at mine is in order - family and friends to help me commiserate that dreaded number (50) - instead of hiding from it, i am going to look it straight in the eye and laugh

love to all xxx

Monday, 14 May 2012

Whispy :-)


My first Saturated Canary card - thinking of entering this in a challenge *gulps*

Items used : This Adorable Stamp is - Saturated canary 'Whispy'
Background daisy paper - Best Creations Inc.  'Mr & Mrs'
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts (painted with black distress ink and silver pens) / Leaves Martha Stewart  'Frond'/ Pens - Promarkers/Corner flourish - Memory box dies 'Jasmine frame'/ white pearls from stash, thread on some wire/, ribbon, wish tag, black pearls and diamonds from stash. Stickles - 'Frosted lace'



Saturday, 5 May 2012

A sunny day

I am thinking of attempting some of the card challenges, but not sure if i have enough confidence to do it yet, dont even know how to join the challenge, so that will be a challenge in itself !

What a lovely day today, sun is shining, so i have talked my hubby in to doing a bit of gardening for me! I am trying to sort this blog thing out, havent a clue what to do on here, dont even know how to add other peoples buttons on here - i am sure i will learn.
My biggest passion making my cards is using Lili of the Valley stamps and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers.

I have been very lucky with my little craft room, my hubby re arranged our study and converted an area of it and put shelves and ribbon holders etc to make it all organised for me.  My friend is making wooden reels to put some of my other ribbons on.
Last week i bought a sewing machine - now this should be fun, as i am petrified of sewing machines !!!


1st Birthday

I made this card for my Grand Daughter Maisie. Lots of love went in to this card - and all my favourite things are on here.

Another mums day

I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts on this card - I adore the flowers from there, they have become quite an addiction !!!

Mothers day

This card was made for my Step mum - this style is something totally different for me, but loved doing it.

Birthday card

My first proper attempt at layering