Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Big One!

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Well, I’ve had a fairly (okay, very) difficult few weeks. In the midst of it all, I had a birthday. I really can’t believe that I. AM. FIFTY.  Most of the cards that I received are emblazoned with a 50, as is this wonderful ‘cake’. I am soooooo impressed with this. My friend Trish made it for me. I didn’t even know that she could knit, and then she produces this amazing creation. WOW! I admit that I for a fraction of a second I was a tiny bit disappointed that it wasn’t edible, but that feeling was soon surpassed as I thought of all the hours that it must have taken to make and how perfect it is. Gorgeous isn’t it. Thank you so much Trish.

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Diet Schmiet!

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Hello. Now, I am, I think, in shape. So…….. that shape may be round, but it is a shape. I am built for cuddles and warmth, no sharp edges (apart from my tongue sometimes!). On the whole I am happy with how I look. However, that changes somewhat when I have a full-length mirror in front of me, especially of I happen to be sideways on at the time…….aaarrrrrrggghhh!  Same goes for photos that show me from the neck down, breath, breath!  To improve body confidence and general demeanour it helps to avoid seeing those sights on a regular basis, or, if possible, ever. Therefor, todays equation is: ignorance+ ageing blurry eyesight= a blissful state of happiness.  Try it! 

The Other Side Of The World

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My (favourite!) daughter Lisa is currently many, many, miles away in New Zealand (gulp) and having a fantastic adventure, as you know. I love these pictures taken at Diamond Bay. The first one shows my lottery house, the cream one in the centre of the picture. Looks rather nice I thought, and not a bad view I think you’ll agree- ah, if only. I love the middle picture. The contrast of dark trees and the sun on the ground, and the colour of the water, just stunning. And the third pic, the lovely Lisa and Paul soaking up the scenery and the sun. Really wish I was there!  

WIP

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Hello. Yes, I’m still here. The lack of blogs recently has been caused by poorliness (again!), weariness and serious Mojo malfunction! Hey ho, life etc. The picture is of one of my current ‘Works In Progress’. My friends daughter is having a baby girl in the summer so I have started making a very pink baby afghan for her. I have sent for a piece of ultra-soft fleece to back the squares with, and am thinking of edging it with crocheted flowers (I recently bought the 100 knitted and Crocheted Flowers, so feel the need to try some out, as you do). we’ll see, I imagine it will evolve, with a bit of doing and undoing in the process! 

Baby Isaac’s Card

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Hello there. I love, love, love making new baby cards! There are a few reasons for this: babies are beautiful (goes without saying), it’s a good excuse for making an ultra-cute card, and because people keep the cards that they receive when their babies are born so it’s a keepsake, a bit special. I was asked to make this at the weekend by Jenny. Two of her friends have given birth to baby boys in the last few weeks, how lovely (and expensive!)! This card is a complete collage of goodies! Here goes…… birdie background, spotty blue half-circle (x2, for a 3D effect) paper by Papermania. I’ve punched out some blue lace using my Martha Stewart punch to add a bit of interest. The name label is made using a Nitwits stamp with a couple of buttons mounted with high sticky pads. A ‘Lilli of The Valley’ ‘A Special Day’ stamp, coloured with chalks and mounted on a die-cut tells the date of birth. The main characters are the gorgeous little owls,very cute. The finishing touches- sticky ribbon, wavy silver peel-off strip, silver numbers from the Tatty Teddy range tell you how heavy Isaac was, and tiny pastel butterflies dotted around just for the hell of it! Lets hope it goes down well with the new little family…..ahhhhhhh! 

Hair Raising!

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Hello folks! Hope you are all well and enjoyed the bit of sunshine we have had this week, even though it’s rainy here today. Once we get into March I tend to give a huge sigh of relief, January and February are such gloomy months. Anyway, time to show you the card that I am entering for Mo’s Digital Pencil Challenge this week. The image is called ‘Angelina’s balloons‘, and I am loving the static hair! I have coloured her in using my trusty Promarker pens, and all of the Background papers are by Docraft Papermania. I’ve added bakers twine for texture and a Lilli of the Valley greeting. I made the little flowers with my new (ish) punch, and have stuck some flat-backed pearls in the centres. I think this is a really cheerful card, I defy anyone who say’s it isnt! 🙂