Sunday, December 09, 2007
She's not topped my number 1 spot, never been defeated, Penny Black stamps, they're my all-time favourites, but she comes a very close second. She's growing on me more and more.
Stamp is by Stamping Bella
Cardstock, ribbon and papers from local Craft Shop
Adhesive Flower by PaperMania
I just had to make this one for a friend of mine who doesn't really celebrate Christmas as such, so I opted for an untraditional orange and blue instead of the usual red and green, but Bella is still bearing gifts.
Stamp is from Stamping Up
Ribbon and card stock is from local craft store
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Love and best wishes, Fae
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
2 -If you had to choose between using only stamps or ribbons, which would you choose? I'd definitely choose stamps, although I love ribbons, I can't live without my stamps!!!
3 - If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year…which would you do? I like making scrapbooks because they are personal and perfect for journalling everything the children have done since they could walk so that I can get my own back when they're older but I love seeing people open the cards I make for them too, so I guess it would have to be being able to make fab cards!!!
4 - Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home? I'd be happy with just a room of my own (I'm not greedy... I'd be happy with an attic or a cupboard under the stairs) I am currently working in the KITCHEN which drives my poor insane husband nuts as he can't stand the mess!!
5 - What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style? STAMP it...FOLD it...STICK it...SEND it. Is there any other way??? Answers on a postcard please...
Here are the rules
Answer the questions on your blog and tag 5 more people to answer the same questions Make sure you list on your blog who you are tagging. I am tagging: Sarn at Chocolate is not just for Breakfast as she's already tagged Caz and I don't know any other bloggers as I've only been around a short time! Bless... boo hoo!
1 - If you could have £100 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
As with Sarn, it would have to be assorted embellishments, although I love scrapbooking, I love card making more and get so much more out of seeing my friends and families faces when they see what I have personally created for them. Scrapbooking is more of a personal thing in my opinion. I would have some ribbons, buttons, fabric flowers and assorted coloured gems.
2 -If you had to choose between using only stamps or ribbons, which would you choose?
STAMPS...definitely stamps. Penny Black, Whipper Snapper and lots of 'em.
3 - If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year…which would you do?
No competition. . . cards (always cards)!
4 - Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home?
I would love to have my own shop, full to the brim of lovely crafting things. All those lovely papers and ribbons and embellishments....mmmmmmmm [drool!]
5 - What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style?
STAMP it! FOLD it! STICK it! SEND it!
Ok, here are the rules…………
Answer the questions on your blog and tag 5 more people to answer the same questions. Make sure you list on your blog who you are tagging. I ain't go no friends... so I am tagging: Sarn as she's already TAGGED Caz!!!
I'm really glad that it's all over now, but now we have the waiting game until March when she will (hopefully) be given a place at ONE of her chosen schools. If, IF, she is UNLUCKY and doesn't get any of her chosen three, we then have to go to an appeal process and wait on 'Continued Interest' lists. HELP!!! Please, Please, Please let her get one of her choices, else I know she'll just be heartbroken. More to the point, I think I MIGHT BE TOO! I cried like a baby when I dropped her off at Queens' School to do her academic test. Where has the time gone? It was only yesterday that she was my little fairy, running around the garden in her fairy wings singing like she hadn't a care in the world!!! Boo Hoo!
Busy day at work today and when I collected the children from school there was a nasty accident in town so the usual 20 minute journey took us an hour and a half in traffic so haven't been able to make a single card this afternoon (more's the pity!) so I'll have to get cracking this evening. Watch this space!
Monday, November 26, 2007
HOW CUTE IS THIS...
I cut up an old 2006 calender (no I don't throw anything away, I'm a hoarder!!!) and couldn't resist getting rid of this picture. I added it to some brown card to compliment the background and added some sheer brown organza ribbon... et voila! I think it's lovely and I'm not sure I want to give it to anyone now, so I might just frame it and stick it on the wall in Lewis' room or something as he loves it.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Hi Guys, I'm back! I have been really poorly this past week and a half. I've had a chest infection and a stinking cough, that feels like sandpaper being rubbed up and down the inside of my throat everytime I cough (which is often). Anyway, I haven't been making many cards while I've been laid up, been watching too many DVD's and daytime telly and eating too much chicken soup and chocolate (although not at the same time...ugh!)
Anyway, here's a few sampkles of what I've been up to this weekend... Hope you like???
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
The children were very upset about Abi when they got in from school and they were really impressed with my 'magic' card so they asked me to make one for Abi as a Get Well Soon card. Here it is. They were pleased with it. I added a ribbon on the 'pully' bit of this card, to make it easier for my mum to pull.
Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Will give you a big (but gentle) cuggle tomorrow baby. Love youuuuuu xxx
Sarn recently sent me a link to http://www.timeforcrafting.co.uk/ and I love the 'Magic Slider Card'. I've seen these before but have never found anywhere where I could get really clear instructions of how to make it. This is so easy to follow and really is a truly special card. The look on Steve's and the children's faces were PRICELESS! They all wanted to know how I did it, but I've kept the secret to myself and told them that information was only available on a need-to-know basis and they DID NOT NEED TO KNOW! Hee hee hee xxx
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Poor Steve has become a crafting widow - not that he wasn't already but seems to be even more so now. Lianne has been keeping me company in my craft room by helping me colour in and stick. She loves it and she's really clever at colouring in and shading etc. Hasn't quite mastered the watercolouring yet but we're working on it. She cuts all the tape for me etc and gets the little backing papers off of the little sticky pads for me. Us crafters can't be doing with such trivial things when we're creating dahling!!! Anyway, she's been a really big help the past couple of days. Think I'll treat her tomorrow or over the weekend by taking her to see "Stardust" as we both really want to see it. Popcorn and nachos here we come!!!! Yippeee!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
When we went to Stamping Caz's craft session on Saturday at The Glitter Pot, we made some fab cards using double sided backing papers and for some reason I only have single sided, so I NEED some more, I really do.
Can't decide what Bella's to buy so I'm gonna spend a few more days drooling over the website before deciding which ones before I finally make my purchase.
Love ya all, Fae x
Thursday, October 25, 2007
P.S. Love to Julie and Sarn's Dad Barry for sharing their fabulous lunches with me! Yum Yum!