Tuesday, 27 January 2009

I'm back

Hello, everyone, we're back online, have been for a little while - not thanks to our internet provider who promised to send a new router within 5 days... That was 10 days ago! Thankfully, my DH figured out what had gone wrong (what we had done wrong, possibly...) and fixed it. The kitchen, as a result, didn't stay tidy for long :(

So I've made a few cards, two of which I'll show on here, and the rest over on my stamping blog. I'm preparing for another workshop tomorrow night (3 in 2 weeks, hope it'll continue!), so I'll keep this short.

This first one I'm going to enter into two challenges: Daring Cardmakers, who challenged us to use hearts, and Spoonful of Sugar, where the theme is "Love is in the Air". I've used papers from a Costco pack, Magnolia stamp coloured with watercolour pencils, SU swirly and sentiment stamps, flowers from poppicraft and lots of Chocolate Chip ink. Brads and ribbon are from stash.

This card I had nearly finished for ages: the image was coloured in last summer and most of the card assembled in the autumn, all that was missing was the greeting. Well that was finally added yesterday! Again, papers from Costco pack, image is Precious Moments, coloured with watercolour pencils, a piece of ribbon from Ribbon Oasis, SU! scallop edge punch and sentiment.

On a different note, two of my lovely SBS 26 sisters have given me awards - thank you, Alexandria and Tonya, that was very sweet of you!

From Alexandria:

This award is given to you in appreciation of your lovely and witty comments and for always knowing the right thing to say at the right time... I am passing this on to:

  1. Deb
  2. Ikki
  3. Tonya
  4. Vickie
  5. Kate
  6. Wendy
  7. Kelly
  8. Priscilla

From Tonya:

The rules for this award are:

1. Choose a minimum of 4 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
2. Show the 4 winners' names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing then that they were prized with "Honest Scrap", the nifty icon they can display proudly on their blog.
3. List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

Well, here we go:

  1. I'm pretty disorganized and procrastinate something awful.
  2. I hate housework - much rather go "blurfing" and craft.
  3. I love my family.
  4. I constantly worry about my weight, but like to eat too much to ever be really skinny.
  5. I'm happy as a SAHM and don't think I'll ever get bored or need "more".
  6. I could quite happily live without a mobile/cell phone.
  7. I like chocolate. A lot.
  8. 99% of the time I can't be bothered wearing make-up.
  9. I look forward to "alone-time", I need it to recharge.
  10. I like the odd wee glass of whisky.

Unfortunately, I'm running out of time to sift through my blogs and pass this on, so I'm awarding it to everyone who comes here and leaves comments - I do appreciate you very much! Thanks for stopping by :) And for your patience, if you're still with me - didn't quite manage to keep it short! Bye!


  1. Hi Anne! Thank you soooo much for the wonderful Birthday Surprise! How sweet of you to think of me! Your card is way tooo cute and the Jelly Babies...well, let's just say I need to find the perfect hiding spot so my daughter doesn't eat them all. LOL They are yummy!

    Thanks again, your generosity made my day!


  2. Fabulous cards!
    Gorgeous images and such sweet designs
    kim x

  3. Good to see you back and joining in again with the DCM’s Anne.

    I love your card and the image is really sweet.

  4. Hi Anne, so pleased to see you back and these new cards are just great. Thank you sooooo much for the lovely "hugs" award. I was honoured with this last week, but I still treasure this from you. So my thanks and my hug to you. xoxo ikki

  5. your cards are so gorgeous Anne, love them both! Thank you for the fabby award, so honoured that you chose me! Loved reading your facts, they could be mine!!! apart from no.10, mines a different tipple!

  6. hi Anne. Just letting you know that my blog changed from to so you could change it on SBS.
    Have a great day!!

  7. I love all the details on your cards. Just wonderful. Thanks for playing along with Daring Cardmakers

  8. Thanks so much for the award Anne - so sweet of you! Good to see you back online! Hugs Kate x

  9. Whoops, pressed Publish too soon! Also wanted to say what cute cards these are - beautiful colouring! xxx

  10. Beautiful cards, love the sweet images and gorgeous colours
    hugs Bev x

  11. Anne, thank you so much for the award. I love that Hugs award. It is so cute!

    I could totaly take your list and post it on my blog.

    Your cards are lovely. I love the colors. Gives it a soft look.