Thursday, 24 December 2009
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your wonderful comments and support during the last year and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Love Michele xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
I have been busy lately making and sending out my Christmas cards and yesterday I posted this one and realised I hadn't uploaded it onto my blog or my DC gallery. It's the first (and only so far) Easel card I've made and I really enjoyed making it and will definitely be doing more of them
They are so easy to make and I think they look great.
Christine, Nicola (coops) Sue, Gina and Carol
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Have a great weekend all
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
I don't think I have mentioned it on here before, but a month after my lovely Dad passed away in August, hubby and I did a sponsored climb of Mount Snowdon to raise money for the cancer unit where my Dad was treated. It was very tough, especially as it rained on us the whole time and my legs wanted to give up more than once! but it was also a very emotional moment when we finally reached the top. This week, we received the last of our sponsorship money in and were amazed and over the moon to discover we had raised £630.00!! We are so chuffed and I know my Dad would be too as he knew we were planning to do the climb, so HUGE thanks to everyone who supported us, we couldn't have done it without you all. My biggest thanks go to my hubby Kevin, cos without his encouragement and massaging my legs to keep them going I don't think I would've made it up there!
I have managed to do some crafting this week, despite having conjunctivitis and a bad back, both of which are thankfully a lot better now and I have have entered this card in the Sketch Saturday Challenge.
I really love this image by Wendy at Digital Doodling, called 'Mrs Tilly Claus'. I have paper pieced her outfit and I'm not sure it works, but have given her white ear muffs instead of colouring in all her hair the same colour. (let me know what you think!)
Papers and ribbon are from stash and the sentiment is from Personal Impressions 'tis the season'.
take care all
Saturday, 21 November 2009
I'll see if I get time later to upload some cards I've made this week, but for now I have to get back to my cards and finish them before they are collected.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Saturday, 7 November 2009
The image I have used is 'hearts away'
Papers are Basic Grey Nook and Pantry
I die cut the musical notes on my quickutz and the flowers and charm are from my stash, oh and I used my Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch and Frond punch.
That's about it! Short and sweet.
Hope you like it and have a great weekend.
Friday, 6 November 2009
Hi, I'm sat here with the heating right up today! It is soooo cold out there, like to be nice and cosy in here. Have been making a few cards today, but thought I would show you this one first that I have made for the Colour Create Challenge this week. The theme is Blue, White and Silver which I really enjoyed, I think the colours go really well together.
The papers are from Papermania 'Christmas Blue' and the image, which I have mounted onto blue card, is one I have had for ages (since last year I think!) but unfortunately, I don't know the name of it, also I've hung a little jingle bell from the bow for my touch of silver.
Hope you like it,
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
I've made this card for the Forever Friends Challenge, which was a sketch this week. I haven't entered this challenge for ages, so thought it was about time i did. I have paper-pieced the entire image, including the bear, so no colouring this time, but I think it turned out ok.
Monday, 2 November 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
Well I don't suppose I'm the only one, but I have suffered the dreaded flu this week. I have been surrounded by piles of tissues and stinking of vic, sneezing and coughing for what feels like the whole week long! I dosed myself up on Day and Night Nurse to get through the worst of it, but even then I didn't sleep very well. Why is it though, that even if you think you are feeling better during the day, you always feel worse at night??
I found another couple of cards that I hadn't uploaded yet:
This first one is a birthday card for my neice, Ashling, who will be 5 next month. I have bought quite a few of the 'Anya' stamps recently and I used 'Birthday Anya' for Ashlings card. I really love these images and i'm sure they will get a lot of use.
This next card is one I made for a lady called Linda on the Docrafts site for National Cardmaking Day.
I really like the colours of the papers on this one, which came from 'The Big One' in the Claire Curd Signature Range.
I also paper pieced the dress on the image so that it all co-ordinated and cut the flowers from another sheet of the same paper.
Thank you for looking.
Monday, 19 October 2009
I have a couple more cards to show you, these are cards I have made for my Daughter's boyfriends family.
This first one is totally different from anything I've done before, and was for his Mum who loves anything floral and for this card I actually cut into my Anna Griffin papers (shock horror!) I really loved it when i had finished and more importantly so did his Mum.
I had never heard of 'Roary' when I was asked to do this card for little Mason, but I really enjoyed making it and once i'd seen the picture, the card came together really well.
Thursday, 15 October 2009
This first on was for my Daughter's boyfriend. His Mum saves all the cards I make for their family, which is lovely.
This one was for my cousin's daughter, Maddie.
Monday, 14 September 2009
As you may know, if you are a follower of my blog, I haven't posted on here for a few months now. This is because my lovely Dad was very ill and I was in Cornwall most of the time helping to care for him.
Sadly, Dad passed away on the 5th of August, the day after his birthday. I still find it incredibly hard to talk about, so will keep this short, but hopefully I'll be back blogging soon and will upload the card I made recently too.
Hope everyone is well, I will be blog-hopping later to check out all your lovely blogs and see what I have missed and the lovely new things I have to buy.
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Ribbon and flowers are from my stash. Sorry about the photo, a bit dark I know, but I'm using my son's camera at the moment.Thank you for looking.
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
This is the card I made for two challenges, Sketch Saturday and Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I used my new papers 'Bloom & Grow, by My Mind's Eye and the Penny Black stamp 'Spring Joy'
Ribbon and buttons from my stash.
Sorry the photo's not very good, hope to have my own camera soon.
Thank you for looking
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
I was walking around, putting things in my basket, waiting for Kevin to say 'stop' but as you can see I had to wait a while! I couldn't believe all the stuff he bought me. I was thoroughly spoilt!
I ended up with 20 Doodlebug papers, 5 Tildas, 3 Penny Blacks, 3 paper pads, fancy corners embossing folders for my cuttlebug and the distressed stripes embossing folder and some adhesive pearls. Didn't I do well!
Thursday, 26 March 2009
I'm so excited today as my new Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch arrived today and I can't wait to have a play! And, I ordered 3 of the Gorjuss Girls stamps (as a birthday treat to myself) so will be sitting on the doorstep waiting for postie everyday next week!
On Saturday Kevin is taking me to the Glitterpot for my birthday, but if I keep ordering at this rate I'm not going to have any money left to spend! lol I'm really looking forward to it though and have a wish list as long as my arm!
Also, I'm still trying to get a new camera after mine was stolen in the burglary. I really want the same one, but am having trouble finding one. It's so frustrating not being able to take photos of my cards and my scanner is broke, so I can't even use that, but hopefully I'll get a camera soon. My Son said I could use his, but it is still at his girlfriends! (Memory like a sieve that one!)
Off for a quick blog hop now before I go out.
Love Michele xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Thursday, 19 March 2009
I haven't had much time to blog recently, I have had so many cards to make and such little time to do them in that my poor blog has been neglected. And to top it all, on Tuesday we were burgled! They didn't take much thankfully because I disturbed them, but it's a horrible feeling to think someone has been in your home going thru all your things.
Anyway, I will hopefully get time to come and look at all your blogs later and catch up with all your lovely cards and maybe get a couple done myself!
Friday, 6 March 2009
I made my card using Basic Grey papers again as I really love the colours of these ones and the image is 'Tilda with Bird' which I always seem to colour in Green for some reason. I think this is the third time I have used her and coloured her the same colours, but I think she suits them. I have also substituted the bird for a butterfly.
Thursday, 5 March 2009
The rules are that I must pass it on to 10 people, but most of the blogs I follow already seem to have had this one, so I will pass it on to my followers who haven't had it yet. This is for you.
Thanks again Kay.
Sunday, 1 March 2009
Friday, 27 February 2009
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
I used DCWV papers and 3d'd the bear, although it doesn't show up very well in the photo.
Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Sunday, 22 February 2009
Sunday, 15 February 2009
I hope to get some cards made this week and enter some challenges and hopefully will get my SIL to photograph the card I made for her to give her friend for her 60th birthday so I can post it on here.
Thanks for stopping by
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Monday, 2 February 2009
The Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is to make a Circle card or anything circle, so I have made this tag using the Penny Black 'Hearts Away' stamp, which I have coloured using watercolour pencils. The DT creations are fab as usual and you can see them here.
Thank you for looking, Michele xx
Saturday, 31 January 2009
I really like the Eva papers from Basic Grey, so decided to use those on my card and I already had an image coloured in that matched the papers, so away I went and this is what I came up with.
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
But I needn't have worried as my photo is of my hubby Kevin and Demi, our God-daughter. Demi comes to visit us a couple of times a week and always gets a book out of her toy box for Kevin or myself to read and she sits there the whole time! Her fave books are anything to do with 'In The Night Garden' which is what Kevin is reading her in this picture.
Now I have to tag 6 other people and I have chosen: Erin, Gina, Debs, Mina, Alex and Wendy
I have also received some awards which I love to receive, so a big Thank you to Sarah who has given me this 'Nice Blog Award'. I have to pass this on to 6 other people and the 6 I have chosen are: Wendy, Joy, Mina, Joey, Alex and Georgia