Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Last night I made cards for my niece Amelie and nephew Finlay who are coming over tonight to exchange presents.
I can't wait to see how excited Amelie is, she will be 3 in March so is well into Christmas this year. This is Finlay's first Christmas, and being only 5 months I'm sure it will pass him by but there's so many more to look forward to!
I thought these Forever Friends images were just so cute for their cards. Amelie's has been jazzed up with pink and silver glitter, while Finlay's has been paper pieced on the stocking, coloured with brush markers and I added white glitter to the "fur".
Our snow seems to be retreating, albeit very slowly - just hope we get some more for Friday. There is a cloudless, bright blue sky today but it's so cold.
Christmas has been an odd time these past few years as my Auntie Maureen died on Christmas Eve 2006 and it kind of takes the edge off things a bit, I know she wouldn't want us to be maudlin but it does make you think about absent friends and family.
With love to all of those who are not with their loved ones this Christmas, for whatever reason xxxx
Best Christmas wishes everyone & a happy and propserous 2010! xxx
Monday, 21 December 2009
I took a couple of pictures from my bedroom window (it's on the 2nd floor), it was bitterly cold even though the sun was shining.
I thought I would try to be arty taking pictures of the icicles through the window with the blue sky behind.....I'm no David Bailey, but I like to have a go! Lol
It's just fingers crossed that we get a bit more and it lasts until the weekend. It will be fab to have a White Christmas!!
Thursday, 17 December 2009
I started with the Diamond Fold for Steven's nieces Jessica and Sophie. Using my favourite Miss Anya stamp, I made them almost identical (just painted them differently)
Steven and Stewart loved them and I hope the girls do too!
Finally I had a go at an Easel Fold card for my Dad to give to Mum. There are absolutely loads of these on the forums and I can see why, they are lovely and quick to make and look really unusual.
Monday, 7 December 2009
Once it was watered and rested I got to work........ with some help from Phoebe who decided to make a bed out of the tinsel
After rescuing the tinsel, a glass of wine and loads of glitter ta dah!!
Friday, 4 December 2009
Thursday, 3 December 2009
I had my latest accountancy exam last night and although I don't think I've done very well (we had so much to learn in such a short space of time), I'm just happy it's over and done with.
Congratulations go to my friend Cheryl and her partner Andrew who welcomed baby Lillian Teresa into the world on Saturday! I can't wait to meet up with them all in the New Year.
It's going to be a very festive weekend - I'm off to Chopwell Wood to select my tree and will attempt to decorate it with little or no help from Phoebe the cat! I have no idea what Phoebe's past experiences of Christmas are like but seeing as she was rescued from a violent household I can't imagine it being good. I hope she doesn't decide to climb the tree!! I've also got my first batch of sweet mince pies to make with my own homemade sweet mince - move over Nigella!! And my friend Katie is coming over for a messy day - so we'll be crafting and making Christmas cookies. I can't wait to get the tinsel out, have the Nat King Cole Christmas songs on and have the wonderful smells of baking and clove studded oranges wafting through the house! Ho ho ho!
Friday, 27 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
Let's hope I can get cracking on some more this week and not break anything else!!
Thursday, 12 November 2009
I was in Newcastle shopping with my Mum when we came across Debbi doing demonstrations. I instantly fell in love with the images and after chatting with Debbi for sometime and receiving a personal tutorial, Mum said she would buy me the CDRom for Christmas.
Typically she couldn't wait to get home and try it out! I limited myself to one image (want to keep the rest as a Christmas present!) and this was my result
The CDRom is so easy to use and the images are so beautiful, you even get the template to make the fancy folds too! All of this with some gems, a piece of freebie kit ribbon and loads of glitter, I'm really pleased with the result but even more pleased by the comments I've been receiving, she's causing quite a stir!!
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Saturday, 7 November 2009
I hope you like her, I used art snow for the first time and sprinkled it with glitter as well as glittering the words "snow" on the backing paper..... Brrrrrr!
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
In that time I've started a new job and I'm settling in well. College is getting tough, having two 15 hour days in a week is hard for me but I'm picking it up - a massive jump from last year though!
Many thanks for the lovely comments I received about my last Forever Friends Challenge entry, I sent the card to my friend for her birthday and she loved it too! I've managed a bit of crafting lately, mainly Christmas cards but I've also made these candle holders as stocking fillers for Christmas (have got another 6 or so to do mind!!) but thought I would enter them into the Forever Friends Challenge this week.....let me know what you think!
All for now, H xxxx
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
The weekend was quite busy as I was sorting out my craft room ready for the cat coming, I'm going to settle her in there for a couple of days until she adjusts. I also made a couple of cards while I was in there and finally got my shelf put up!
Monday my parents had planned to visit Houghton Hall, taking Grandad over to the big garden centre but he wasn't feeling well so we ended up getting lost and finding our way to Whitby with my friend Stewart along for the fun!
Never have I been to Whitby when it's been so beautiful - the weather was hot and sunny, the breeze was warm (not the biting force 9 gale it usually is) and there were loads of people paddling in the sea!!! I managed to snap this butterfly right next to where we parked the car and I must say I'm rather chuffed with it!