Sunday, 23 November 2008

Kiddie Card

Here's a quick card I made for youngest daughter to give to a friend from nursery. I was going to enter it into a challenge, but never got round to it (story of my life just now:)). Hope you like, I used SU paper, Magnolia stamp, Cuddly Buddly sentiment, watercolour pencils to colour, QK letter dies and a couple of flowers from stash.
Off to have my tea now, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

An Award!

Whoohoo, I've been given an award by Tonya, my lovely and talented SBS26 sister - thank you so much! The rules of this award are: name six things that you value, six things that you don't and pass the award on to six people.

So here goes, six things I value:

1. My very patient and usually supportive husband, who puts up with the crafty mess in the house and crafting often getting done before housework.

2. My girls - even though they sometimes drive me crazy, I'd be lost without them.

3. My and my family's health.

4. My parents and the fact that I have a pretty normal relationship with them, even though (or maybe because?) we live so far apart.

5. Honesty.

6. Regular Friday afternoons of "me-time" while my in-laws look after my girls. I know, I'm very lucky!

Six things I don't like:

1. Aggressive, confrontational people - life's too short to waste energy like that.

2. Inconsiderate, selfish people.

3. Root beer! Tastes like nasty medicine to me! Needless to say, we don't have it in Germany or in Scotland.

4. Wet, windy, cold days. I know, I live in Scotland, I should be used to it, but that doesn't mean I have to like it...

5. The girls squabbling endlessly over trivialities.

6. My own messiness and disorganisation :(

Now, to passing this award on... I always have a lot of trouble deciding who to give the award to, because there are so many talented, deserving bloggers out there. And then, when I started having a look around, I found that loads of peeps had already been given this award. So, I'm going to chicken out, and I'm passing this on to everybody out there who visits! Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

So falling behind...

Sorry everybody, for not posting, and I've not even got anything to show you here today. Had my craft fair just over a week ago, and it was such a disappointment. Maybe that held me back a little... We were stuck away in a side room and people didn't even come past us initially, until somebody closed a door somewhere and they had to come our way. No interest in cards whatsoever, I only made my money for the table back through the sale of a few Stampin' Up! catalogues. And the leads I got for Stampin' Up! that day, well, they have now fizzled out as well. But enough moaning, have a look over here, where I've just posted a few new things I've made. Thanks for stopping by :)

Bad Blogger!

I know, I'm very slack with my blogging these days. I am making stuff, I'm just not getting round to actually posting about it all. Methinks that one of these days, I'll need my own wee laptop and wireless broadband... Aaahh, a girl can dream :)

But without further ado, here are a few things that I've made recently, most now to make sure I've got a decent display at a table top sale/craft fair in a couple of weeks.


I've had this set for a while now, and it hadn't seen ink, so I've had a wee play. Very simple, but I like them.

Pocket Silhouettes

This is actually a little pizza box, which I'll either fill with mini cards or with treats, haven't decided yet. Again, very simple, I'm from the "less-is-more" school, I guess...

Mini Scrappage/Holiday Display

Took this layout and idea right out of the Idea Book and Catalogue (p. 27) and made my own version. Need to find a frame for it for the holidays, and after that, it'll go in an album.

Oh, So Lovely

Finally, a commissioned card for my friend's mum to give to her friend. She requested poppies on the card, and Oh, So Lovely sprang to mind. Loved watercolouring the poppies! She was so taken with the card that she actually paid me more than I had asked - how sweet!

Now, got to try and drag youngest daughter away from her toys and convince her that it's a good idea to play her nursery maths game for a little while... Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 3 November 2008

Christmas Card Appeal

Hi everyone, just wanted to draw your attention to a card appeal my SBS sister Kate is running:

"This Christmas I'm arranging to have cards made to send to the children at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Many of you will be very familiar with the amazing work the hospital does. Many of the children are in hospital around the festive season but the staff try to make it as special time as possible.Wouldn't it be lovely for the children to have a special card that they can give to the nurses who help them so much, or to a family member or friend who visits them!The staff at the hospital would love for us crafters to donate a box of cards (blank on the inside so the children can write it themselves) in the run up to Christmas. The cards will be distributed by the play workers on the relevant wards."

Kate would love for loads of people to help - you'll find more details on her blog. Thank you!