Monday, 28 September 2009

How fab is my Hubby?!?!!?

I came home from work today and my Hubby was here to meet me... he said he had got me something today which I might like. I went in the living room and look at what he had for me.....

WOW! My very own card stand! Well, it isn't a real card stand, but Hubby has sorted it so it can be one, just for me!


He had been to an appointment and was walking along the street when he saw a skip... and this had been poking out of the top! It's big, its clear perspex, and it holds TONS of my cards!!! He stood it up (it is very sturdy) with the aid of a cooling rack at the back, and hey presto! Best of was free! A shop had been refitting and were throwing it out. He asked the guys putting stuff in the skip if he could have it and they said yes. (it was a magazine rack) So Hubby brought it home and cleaned it up for me. The pic below shows that it also deep enough for me to put layers of cards in it. How great is my Hubby?!?!?! xx

Saturday, 26 September 2009

My friends had baby number 2! I made them this card last night, after I heard the news. It's a boy...they called him Charlie and he was an eye-watering 9lb 11oz!!! Hope they like the card...made it similar to the "Joseph" card I did a few months ago, as it was so well received. xx

Hubby's Brother's birthday

I made this for Hubby's Brother's birthday...his birthday is today. I printed the letters on the pc in different fonts and cut them from different papers from the masculine dovecraft papers collection. I drew on the hand stitching and cut the bottom of the bottom border with my fiskars scissors. Quite a simple card, but men are always difficult to make for, aren't they? xx

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Last day of the summer hols... :(

Well, its the most depressing day of the year for me, I'm afraid...the last day of the long summer hols. By this time, I get so used to doing my own thing, in my own time... shopping when i want, having a shower in the middle of the day, being able to whip my washing in at dinnertime if it starts to rain (heheheh) and making a bag or card or two when I fancy. . But now it's all change again...back to routine, not enough time for doing the things I want to be crafting.

Oh well...

I thought I would make it count, by making some cards. I got some new papers from funky fairy and printed off a couple I liked. After having a play, I have come up with these....feel like they are inspired by my good friend, Meandlilg. I really liked the string she used on her latest card, so had a play with that, too. This first one, uses a new stamp which I bought at Haigh show (where I sold quite a few bags!). I just really liked the sentiment of the stamp. (it says..."Live your life, and forget your age") I added some jewel brads, a paper flower and some liquid pearls.

I made this second card specifically for my Aunty Janet. It is her birthday next week and she is turning the big 5 - 0. (she will be so embarrassed if she reads this!) Jan loves angels, so I came up with this for her this morning. I just really love the colour of these blue papers....perfect for with this angel! Hope she likes it...

And finally, I thought I should use some clip art I bought a little while back. (The angel from the card above is clipart I bought from the same site, too). My friend, Pam gave me this paper...I love the swirly pattern! I have used glossy accents on the bird and the bees, and a paper flower, with a jewel brad in the middle, and have faux drawn handstitching around the edge. No sentiment on here yet, as I'm not sure who I need to send this one too, yet. xx