Sunday, 31 January 2010
She is totally adorable, I would love to know what she is thinking. Once again the DT have made some stunning cards using her.....go and have a look for yourself and see....xxxxxx
Saturday, 30 January 2010
I used an 8 x 8 pre embossed card blank, bits of BG, my ek success ash branch punch, retro daisy punches, prima hydrangea, some crystals and some dark brown ink. Oh yes and some scraps of lace and choccie brown braid..
We went for a walk at Raystede, which is a local animal welfare centre. They have a couple of large lakes, with hundreds of ducks and geese. They also have a lot of various breeds of chickens and a rather large and ugly turkey. lol. They also have a lot of dogs, cats, aviary birds, goats, ponies, rabbits and small rodents.
Its free to visit and there is a nice tea room and also a charity shop to have a look about in and maybe pick up a bargain.
I think it has done both the girls good getting some fresh air today. Lauren seems to be a lot better today and Chloe is definately on the way up too, thank goodness. She is however getting fed up already with her antibiotics....whoops, there is still another 5 and a half days of doses left....he!he!he!
Primrose ~ Flower Fairy . There are some more beautiful examples using her made by the DT, pop over and have a look.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
warmest wishes Anita..xxx
Friday, 29 January 2010
I thought this image was so cute, but I don't think I have done her justice on this card, I don't think the balance is right with the flowers/embellies. Having said that, she must be ok as my sister took a liking to her and has given her to a friend today lol.
I have 2 poorly little peeps at home today :(. Chloe has been poorly on and off since last friday( I was out for the day and got called home to collect her from school) she was ill still over the weekend and on monday but felt better and went back to school tues. As the week has gone on she has been up and down and then during the night she got a temp again and was grizzly with earache. I managed to get a docs appointment this morning and found she was right on the verge of an ear infection......BUT worse than that the doc found that her right lung is all congested and got a lot of infection in it, no wonder the poor little mite is feeling off colour. So she has antibiotics( and some choccie as that ALWAYS works lol) and has been snuggled under the duvet on the sofa for the day. Lauren has been feeling pretty rough for most of the week, coldy,cough,achey etc and this morning she could hardly move, so she has spent the day all wrapped up too....so hopefully the weekend will bring a big improvement all round.
Sue, if you read this Hun, it shows it was a good job we didn't make arrangements for today eh LOL..xxxxx
Have a great weekend everyone...
Well after seeing the unveiling of the 1st of the new delightful stamps, The Lily Bean Fairies, I cannot wait to see the rest of them. The work created by the DT is wonderful, all so different, but all beautiful. Why not pop over to Tales from Pollycraft and check them out for yourself, I am so glad I did.xxx
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
I have punched, layered, hammered, threaded and glued....stabbed my fingers on brads( being careful not to get any red on the page!) If it hasn't moved I have inked it LOL and then....
Just when I thought it was finished.....I spied my bag of lushious Ice Stickles that my best friend Sue gave me for Christmas( waves to Sue ..xxx) Soooooo I had a bit of a Stickle Fest and this page just sparkles with THE most beautiful tones now. Have you tried ICE STICKLES yet?
If not, do yourself a favour and pop over to Jill's at Cardinal Colours
where she has an absolute rainbow of them...they really are truly scrumptious.
Well, I have to say I am truly in love with this layout and I think I might even pop it into a box frame and hang it up instead of packing it away in an album.
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Monday, 25 January 2010
Well, I only own 2 single stamps( one swirl and one is the new personalised stamp I just got) and a set of sentiments that I bought just before Christmas,( crikey, I sound like a right saddo don't I? LOL) So I borrowed one from my Mum's crafting box( it says Judikins on the side of the stamp) and have made this card. I have used some Basic Grey 'Blush' on it, some Prima blooms and pearls, a strip of glittery lace and some lushy Ice Stickles. Anyway, i am quite pleased with it, but I know it won't be anywhere near as good as the other entries....but hey, we all have to start somewhere don't we :)
Have a smashing evening,
Sunday, 24 January 2010
I thought i would share this card too, I actually made her on thursday but haven't had chance to upload her.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
COME AND RELAX AT OUR SEASIDE RETREAT!
Cardinal Colours is absolutely delighted to invite you to our very first retreat on the south coast. We are having a crafty weekend with something for both scrapbookers and cardmakers alike. In fact anyone fancying a relaxing time away with like minded, crafty individuals will have a great, fun break.
We will have the run of The Chatsworth Hotel, right on the seafront at Eastbourne, from 2.00 pm Friday, 17th September through to 4.00 pm Sunday 19th September.
What an ideal time to recharge your batteries if you’ve exhausted yourself looking after children in the school holidays. All meals and refreshments are included - full English breakfasts, buffet lunch on Saturday and roast lunch on Sunday, two 3 course dinners and teas/coffees mid-morning and mid-afternoon. There will be a vegetarian option available too.
We have a full timetable of classes, with separate ones for scrapbooking and cardmaking, demonstrations and make & takes running from the Friday afternoon right through to Sunday.
The fabulous Karen Burniston will be designing a class especially for us and you can get a feel for her work on her blog here
You will have the choice of 3 classes with kits being provided and there will be raffles and games throughout the weekend too, with the Grand Raffle Prize being a Cricut Die Cutting Machine. It’s a free draw so any guest will have the chance to win this
The cost for all this is just £259 per person for a twin shared room and £289 for a single occupancy double room. We do have a limited number of small single rooms at £239 per person . We also have 3 twin rooms with an extra bed so 3 people could share at £245 per person You can reserve your place on payment of a £39 non-refundable deposit and payment terms are available. Some places have already been taken so to express an interest and find out more about the classes and teachers, please contact Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org We are really looking forward to seeing you.
Teachers will be confirmed soon but we are proud to say that Zoe Pierson and Shimelle Laine will be amongst our talented teachers
Thursday, 21 January 2010
My first layout is one I made 3 years ago and is all about how I tried and tried to teach our youngest Daughter to tie her laces but to no avail.....then my best friend Sue gave it a shot and Hey Presto, next thing you know she was tying them just like that! I just love the pure concentration on her face.xxx
Don't you just love this toothy grin? She has always been ( and I hope always will be) a proper little character, she is a little minx and I just love her for it...xxxxxxx
Those of you who really know me know I really don't *do* cardstock very much, infact I perish the thought of scrapping with it and much MUCH prefer to use patterned paper and LOTS of it lol. Well, this page tested my boundaries, its just a sheet of white bazzil and a small peice of Basic Grey....and thats it paperwise! The other bits are either printed onto acetate, rub ons or dry brushed acrylic paint ( oh yes and some flowers and I made the wings from feathers lol) I made the title by sticking down some alpha stickers and then painting over them with acrylic paint, then once it was dry I peeled the stickers up. This is about Lauren, our eldest( she went through a *Gothy* phase from the age of 10 to about 12)....and the title is just self explanitory and prefectly sums her up....xxxxxxx
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
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Tuesday, 12 January 2010
I made this big card a few days ago and blogged it then, but today I decorated a gift jar to match the card. Its for a very good friend of mine who I am spending the day with tomorrow. Its actually her birthday today, so we will be celebrating a day late....but whats a day between friends.
I filled the jar with chocolate truffles and an organza bag which contains a murano glass heart on a silver chain, which matches a pair of earrings that I made her for Christmas. Hope she likes it :).xxx
Monday, 11 January 2010
These following photos were taken yesterday. I took Chloe for a walk, well, it was a drag really as I towed her halfway round our town on her sled. Today I ache in places I didn;t know I had though. This was soon cured by taking her out across town yet again being towed on her sled. Hey, its good exercise....just call me Husky!
Anyway, this is the Common Pond, which was pretty much frozen over. thankfully there was still a nice open patch in the middle for all the feathered friends.
Chloe decided we hadn't got enough snow in our garden so she insisted on bringing some back from the pond!
The light had faded fast but just as we neared the top of our estate I snapped this piccy, sorry its not very good quality. If you look in the distance you can see the South Downs and the snow covering up there.
Once we had emptied out all the snow, rolled a biiiiig snowball and then Chloe had trampled it down we strolled down the road to where there is a short, but steep slope. Chloe came down it so fast this is all I had chance to catch lol!
Saturday, 9 January 2010
Well Dale couldn't find his to start with....but after a while I hear a ' Oh b---er, I have found them! Yep, this is the said wellies.....sitting on the patio......full of and covered in snow! Hmmm, wonder how long they have been there for?
We have had some real fun again today and although I really have had enough of the snow now( especially as it meant we had to postpone our crop today. I LOVE getting together with all the girls and spending time with them, really missed that today), it was however lovely playing outside all together. I have uploaded several pics, but they have come out in the wrong order, so bear with me.
Chloe and the "cool dude" she met in the garden.
Hmmmm, not a lot you can say about this one is there? I think our snowman has a little bit of an identity crisis, bless him/her.
Anyone fancy a snowball fight then?
Can you see the snowflake caught in the cobweb, they were amazing, I just wished my camera could do a lot more magnifying, they are just amazing, so tiny, pretty and delicate, but just look what they can do when they stick together, almost bring the country to a halt!
I don't think the little birdhouse can take much more of this weather, it looks like an icy thatch now!
Chloe trying to sneak some big snowballs away as stash for a snowball fight!
Daddy floored Chloe with a giant snowball!!!
Chloe was a pretty good shot with the snowballs herself!
Lauren could hardly do anything for laughing, she was a reluctant snow angel!
Chloe's snow angel, I thought she was going to sink when she first fell back in the snow as its fairly deep!
I just managed to snap this little fella before he flitted off.
Lauren, looking beautiful as always, such a shame about the stray hair across her face though!