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Wednesday, 30 September 2009


When I had that flash of inspiration to start my own blog little did I know how little time I would have to put to it. Life takes you on such a windy road you never know what is around the next corner.And in our case it usually hits you head on! This weekend for instance, started out well with a visit to the ICHF show at Exeter which was brilliant. Me, Mum, Kirsten and Rosemary had a great day spending too much money! and  picking up lots of ideas along the way. I treated myself to a couple of packs of Promarkers, some lovely new papers and decoupage.
Then on Sunday we get the terrible news that our 3yr old granddaughter Olivia has broken her leg. She was at the park with her Mummy and Daddy, her most favourite place in the whole world, when it happened. Somehow, coming down the "big" slide on her Daddy's lap, her leg gets twisted around and it breaks. So now her whole leg is in a cast for 4 weeks. It makes me feel ill just thinking about the pain she must have been in.

So consequently I haven't felt like cardmaking for a few days even though all that new stash is sitting there looking at me. However I did make a card for Olivia.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

What a day it's been today! Everything I have listed on ebay suddenly went mad. Biggest problem was helping a lady in Turkey buy my cord jacket. We eventually got there.
Most of the bootees are going and the little jumpers too.With all that going on I've not had much time for anything else. Did try out some ideas for hubby's birthday card but this is top secret at the moment.

This card is one of the cards I made at the weekend.It is from a Kanban kit I bought from QVC.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Polka Doodles Challenge 18

Here is a little card I have created for the Polka Doodles challenge-" diy flowers".

I decided to knit my flowers and added beads for the centre and ribbon loops for leaves.

It then took me ages to work out how to present them! Eventually I plumped for Polly Polkadoodle sitting in the 'garden'. Have used both Sugar Birdies and Candy Doodles for inspiration.
For the greeting I used one of the circular 'buttons', curled some strips of paper, then added another knitted flower on top.

Friday, 18 September 2009

A Card for Clare's Weekly Challenge


I have been neglecting my blog for a few days. After last weekend I have been feeling a bit tired and deflated.

This morning I decided to have a go at Clare Curd's weekly challenge, which is to make a card with a paper pleat. So this is what I came up with. Again I used a picture downloaded from Craftsuprint using my favourite subject at the moment- elegant ladies. I set her against a black background and inserted a vellum fan behind her.
Yesterday was a "Molly" day again. Kirsten and Olivia came over and after going to fetch Molly from pre-school we had an afternoon of play. The girls love hide and seek at the moment, but always give the game away with all their giggling! You spend all your time trying to pretend you don't know where they are.
This afternoon I was asked to come up with a card for a 12 year old boy. Not my favourite subject, but cars was the brief. Will post photos over the weekend.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Taken Mum out for her birthday lunch today, unbeknown to her there were 20 of us included. It was nice to get all her family together and such lovely weather too. So no time for cardmaking today! Did sell 3 sets of bootee embellishments on ebay though, that was a nice surprise.

Will put another "lady" card on today,from my set earlier in the week.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Party time

Yesterday was Mum's 70th birthday, hard to believe. It was my turn to look after Molly, so after picking her up from pre-school we went to the park to play and picnic with Kirsten and Olivia. They had a wonderful time.

Today we've all been over to Mum's for a birthday lunch, again the girls have had a great time playing and showing off. They start dance classes later.

This afternoon I decided to have a go at a card for the Get Funky challenge- make a card suitable for a boy. So this is what I came up with. The background is from Funky Hand freebie download, then I decoupaged a little bear from Craftsuprint, and added a ribbon with some shell beads stitched on to it. Think it should be ok for a young boy.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Elegant Ladies

It's been a lovely sunny day here today, though distinctly chilly. Caught up on some window cleaning- long overdue! Mum & Fred came on a visit to my "shop", Fred needed a card for Mum's birthday tomorrow. Then this afternoon my friend Lynette called for a chat, nice to catch up. In between times I made a few cards using some downloads from one of my favourite sites Craftsuprint. All of elegant ladies, quite pleased with the results.
Bed soonI think, it's a Molly day tomorrow.

Monday, 7 September 2009

New Blogger

Now I'm here I'm not sure what to say. Will try harder tomorrow when I'm not so tired. I made a selection of these penguin cards to choose my entry in the craftsuprint challenge.