Sunday, 28 October 2012

dreaded peel-offs!!!

Been having a sort out and found a box of peel-offs when i first started crafting - i thought they were the beesknees - perhaps use a border bit now and again but thats it - then i found some black ones i have a feeling that they are supposed to go on glass but who knows[or cares] - also found some stamps i had forgotten about - with lovely quotes so i am making a pack of notelets up and here is the first - it also fits wonderfully into the following challenge
joannasheenchallenge - silhouettes

Now i have had a sort out - I am full of ideas so i may even post more than once this week..if only i did not have to go work 


A quick birthday card for my friend - we have been friends since we were at school together - our children are way older than we were when we first met. We bonded over our love of books, chocolate and stripy socks - it was the bay city roller era!!
I will enter this card into the following challenges
totallygorjuss. - things with wings.
addicted-to-stamps-challenge things with wings
cardmakinmamas.anything goes

Saturday, 27 October 2012

It's a boy

My friend has just had her second grandson. His name is Dexter - what a gorgeous name. I am making a few baby cards this weekend - must be something in the water - obviously i have to relish other childrens babies because there is no sign of me being a grandma!!
This is an easel card with a lovely mo image that i have coloured with Promarkers - its quite big as its an 8x8. - you can't really tell but the image is decoupaged.
I have entered this in to the following challenges
mosdigitalchallenge cute and cuddly
stampinfortheweekend anything goes
craftycatzweeklychallenge male card

off to watch strictly and try and finish card number 2

Friday, 26 October 2012

Lost the Plot

I definitely need to find the plot again It seems ages since I put anything on here - spent more time sorting [and buying] than making anything but I am determined to get some cards made this weekend.There is a craft fair at the local fruit farm on Sunday and that might inspire me.
The only thing I have made this week is an altered book. I met my lovely friend Wynn online on a cancer support site - we were both diagnosed the same week and went through the same treatment - we meet once or twice a year in Birmingham and spend ages drinking coffee and chatting up - I am truly blessed to have her in my life - here's the book I made her.
I will enter it in the following challenge
jellyparkchallenges pink and anything but a card
happycampers shabbychic

Saturday, 13 October 2012

only 73 days to go

Usually i make my chrimbo cards late november but i loved this mo manning image and wanted to get it coloured in. I shall enter it in the following challenges
sketchsaturday. sketch
www.totallygorjuss - traditional christmas colours

Today I have been on the Breast Cancer Stall in town - people can be very generous and it was quite moving how many people donated and told me about their involvement with cancer. When I look back I realise my life may not have taken the path I thought it would but it has taken a detour and I have been blessed along the way by the wonderful people I have met - in fact I would never have had  a blog as its only because I had time on my hands during chemo that I first bought a craft magazine as something to do - millions of pounds of crafting stuff later - I am still here XXX

Monday, 8 October 2012

Sympathy Card

Had a busy weekend - went with John and his 2 brothers and 3 sisters[plus partners] to St Ives. We went to scatter their mom and dads ashes - it was a lovely weekend in a way - more laughter than tears and lots of old and new memories.
The card is for my friend whose dad sadly died this week - I remember reading this poem once and thought it was so poignant that I kept it in a file where I put quotes and sentiments that I like.

The card can be entered in the following 2 challenges
sentimentalsundays anything goes
totallygorjuss anything goes