Thursday, 16 February 2012

Still here...

Yup, I'm still around!  And I'm still making stuff, only I don't seem to be finishing things, or if I do, I forget to take pictures :( So there's not been an awful lot to blog about, seeing this is mainly a crafty kind of blog.
However, I've been organising the photos on my laptop recently and came across a few cards that I hadn't posted yet.  Better than nothing, right?

From October, here are a couple of cards going back to October, made as a commission for a friend's husband's birthday:

This card was actually inspired by the birthday cake at the party - thankfully the big day was a couple of days later! ;-)  Yes, I guess the birthday had a bit of a curling theme :)

This card is based on a design I kept from a magazine, since I always struggle with men's cards.  Glad I kept it, really enjoyed making this design!

Then, from December, a couple of cards for the same friend, whose daughter turned 18 (aargh! I remember her as a wee 8 year old!!!):

One card from the proud parents, one from the (mostly) adoring sisters, both on the brief of "black and pink".

And finally, not a commission, but for my friend herself :)

Birthday card and matching gift wallet, made with Stampin' Up! specialty papers - the damask pattern is flocked and very strokeable ;-)

Card only - very similar to this card from just over a year ago, when my friend said: "I want one like that for my 40th!"

Well, here you go, a small sampling of what I've been up to.  I've also been knitting and crocheting, but with very few finished items to show for it - startitis, I think, some people call it! ;-)

Other than that, things in my little corner of Scotland are just ticking over quite nicely now.  For some reason, I got phenomenally stressed before Christmas, far more than normal, but I have recovered now and have embarked on a journey of decluttering and organising my house.  It's slow going, but changes have been made :)  As part of this, eldest daughter has now moved into a new bedroom downstairs (formerly the playroom aka dumping ground...), so that middle and youngest daughters both get their own bedrooms.  Work is by no means finished, but so far everyone seems pleased with their own little domains. And maybe, just maybe, there might be less squabbling in future???!!???

After two very harsh, snowy winters, this one has been rather mild at times and far more windy than usual, but we hardly had any snow.  And now, when the sun is out and the skies are blue, there's a definite hint of spring in the air - I cannot wait!!!

Oh well, after this rather random last paragraph, I'm going to sign off - thanks for stopping by and taking a look :)