Sunday, 28 February 2010

Not a lot to report!

Hopefully you will forgive me for not posting in 2 weeks - we spent half term in Las Vegas (flying via Philadelphia, where the airport had been closed the week before due to snow and I was very worried we weren't going to get there... but we did!!) and it took us a few days to get back into the swing of things!

6 hours with 31 Reception and Year 1 children on 3 hours sleep is not much fun, but it's what I did on Tuesday - couldn't get to sleep until gone 3am and the alarm goes off just after 6 for Anders to get ready for work!

I have to admit the week flew by and we are now well and truly back into the swing of things.... and counting down the days until the Easter holidays (4 weeks and 4 days in our county; I know some people only have 4 weeks to go!!)

I have been to my scrapbooking crop at Polka Dot Crafts here in Chirk today - the first scrapbooking I have done in 2010! and apart from a few embellishments which need adding to a couple of pages, I have finished my 12x12 book 'A Year In Our Lives... 2009' - I am not going to attempt one that size this year, I may do an 8x8 but I haven't decided yet so the photos are staying safely on the camera/laptop/CDs for now!!

I haven't made any more cards since coming back from America, but do have a few orders to get on with!

My mum has almost emptied my stock of 'stand by' cards for the basket she has at work and sells for me, so I need to get a move on with making some more... I have lots of stamped images which are now coloured in and sitting in a pile on my desk, but instead of using those up and building the collection of cards up again, I have bought a whole load of new stamps and just sat and stamped them so I can do some more colouring with my fab Copics! Polka Dot Crafts have a lot to answer for... Thanks Claire!!! if you want to know more about them!!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Cards from January and February 2010

Slowly catching up!

Card for the lady Anders is covering for at work when she had her little boy....

Daniella's new baby

card for my friend's little boy's birthday...

Sam's 3rd birthday

Friend's birthday card....

claire's bday 2010

Birthday card for another friend...
Rach's bday 2010

Card for a friend from the MAC forum...

Tag's bday 2010

Engagement card for friends of ours...

Damon and Lindsay engagement

and a birthday card for my cousin...

Natalie's birthday 2010

That's it for now! lol

And I'm saying goodbye and going on my holidays, with a promise that I will update much more regularly once I'm back!!

Cards from November and December 2009

Cards from Christmas card making class at Polka Dot Crafts (

Shaker card...


Pop up card from the same course....






First birthday card for my friend to give her niece...

Alishia's 1st birthday

Forever friends stickers mounted on Dovecrafts papers

Cards from October 2009

As the title says, here are some more of my cards from October last year!

This is the leaving card I made for the teacher whose job I am covering....


image is a sizzix die-cut, papers are random pink left overs from my rather large paper collection!

A birthday card (A4 size!) for my friend to give her daughter on her 7th birthday ...


Image from an online site, very carefully cut number 7 to cover the flower Tatty Ted was originally holding! Papers again came from my large collection, diamante buckle and pink butterfly were amongst an order I placed with a website which was closing down, the letters were cut on the Big Shot (I forget which alphabet) and glittered individually with Stickles glitter glue. Ribbon from a selection I bought at The Paper Mill, Cheshire Oaks so probably a DoCrafts brand!!

Finally for October, a birthday card for one of my best friends, whose birthday is on Halloween!..

Kate's bday 2009

Image is a Greetings Farm stamp, coloured with Copics. Flowers are from a pack I bought at my local craft shop ( and charm is from a collection I bought from a website which was closing down. Paper layers were cut using Nestabilities.

I AM useless... I admit it!!

As my last post was in September and it is now the middle of February I think I can safely say I have failed in my attempts to keep my blog up-to-date BUT I am determined to do better so am resurrecting the blog in the hope that I will do slightly better on my second attempt!

I have been making cards (lots of them!!) in the long time since I last blogged. I have also nearly finished my 2009 scrapbook (unfortunately the last 2 attempts at cropping which would've been my push to finish it have both been cancelled due to the snow so it's still not quite done!) but still have a huge pile of books I need to begin/continue with!!

Earlier this week I finally got round to adding some photos of my cards to Photobucket, so I will add them here too!

Going back just a little while to October (oops!!) this is the card I made for our nephew/godson on his christening day (backing paper is the wrapping paper we put his present in, FF image coloured with my BRAND NEW COPICS CIAO PENS!!!)...