Monday, 12 July 2010

Hello & Cheerio!

Hi there! Sorry I haven't been about for a little while, its all been busy here! but I won't bore you with the details! unfortunatly its not been busy with card making :( 
but i did manage to make a few recently, that I am going to share with you in a moment.

firstly, I must mention how pleased I was to be a 'Random Winner' for the Tiffany Doodles Sketch Challenge. (Sorry for taking so long to post that! it was 12 days ago!) I can't wait to use my digi Stamps as i won 3 of them. I haven't managed to get them yet as unfortunatly we seem unable to communicate via email! neither of us getting each others emails! but thankfully the lovely Ruby is helping me out with that. Thank you Ruby!!

Last week I got a lovely long letter...actually a notebook...from Bonnie, and such a beautiful photo album. When she told me she was sending a photo album, i assumed (not using my noodle) that it would be photos in a little slip album....oh how I underestimate my darlin friend!! Oh! i will treasure that beautiful picture book of her life in the last 6 months! Such gorgeous photography and embellishments and papers. Thank you Bonnie.
I feel like I've just finished a really good book, that I didn't want to end, and can't wait for the sequel that I know is being written right now!! Miss you lots Bon!!
So. yes, cards.
The first one is for my son's teachers. I made it but he wrote in it.
I used Webster's Pages paper for the background, Penny Black stamp which I coloured with watercolours. I sponged the edges of the circle with Tim holtz ink, buttons are from my stash, the label is cut with my cuttlebug, the die is spellbinders shapeabilities fancy tags, and sentiment is Waltzing mouse.

Next is just a random card I made as I borrowed my Mum's waltzing Mouse stamp set to have a little play with.
 here it is modelled with our rabbit, Georgie Wiggles (my son named him when he was 4!) click on the pic to view the card larger.
I stamped the images on to various webster's pages papers I have, the background paper was given to me so i don't know where its from, but the lace, ribbon and button are all part of the papers pattern!

This third one I made rather hurriedly. I'm not happy about the sentiment, it just doesn't stand out enough so I may just make a label from a spellbinders die and re-stamp it, maybe emboss it too.
The sentiment stamp is Waltzing Mouse, background paper is webster's pages. the various cardstock I have in my stash from the papermill shop, I embossed the raspberry card with a cuttlebug embossing folder (swiss dots) the cat and flower stamps are Penny Black 'In the Garden' set, which I watercoloured.
This is for my friend who I haven't caught up with for ages.

So I hope you liked those.
I am not going to be around for a few weeks. We're going on holiday for 10 days and then when I get back it's the school summer holidays, but I'm hoping I can find some time to get some more cards made. I have so many ideas popping up!
My Son was due to have an operation today, just Grommets, but he's never been in hospital before, and I've only ever been in a maternity that what they're called? Or is it a post-natal hospital?? who cares, only been in to have my babies, so it's a new experience for us...anyway, it was postponed as the surgeon is ill. So, i'm sure I'll be busy that week when he has that done!
Last week I had all my hair cut! a la Katie Holmes!! (in 2009!) now I have two Bob's!!
(my hubby is called Bob!) but he is jealous of this new bob, he doesn't like it.
He said 'well, *sigh* if you like it....' but everyone I know who has seen me since, and believe me I saw ALOT of people this past weekend, all raved and said how great it looks, so embarassing at times! I actually felt like Katie Holmes! hahaha! Apparently this is THE look for me, and it suits me so much! but aren't I a tease, I haven't had a picture taken yet of it!!
I just haven't had the chance, and its too dark to get a good light right now. But hopefully, I will surrender my camera over to someone else while we're away and will take a pix of me and then, if its any good, I'll post it up and show you.
 So it'll give you something to look forward to!
(yeh I can see you now waiting and watching, counting down the days..
I think not!!!)

Be Good & Take Care!
Bye For Now