Friday, 31 October 2008

I've been busy

I am doing a Xmas Craft Fayre on the 15th November, the day after I have been to the NEC, and today I have made 19 A5 cards in preparation. I have never made that many cards in one day, some are repeated. I am now exhausted so I am off to bed!!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Funky Fairy Blog Candy giveaway

I have entered the Funky Fairy Blog Candy giveaway this is my first so I hope I am sucessful

Friday, 24 October 2008

HSM3 and Netball

Have taken my daughter to see HSM3 tonight, thought the cinema would be packed but it wasn't.The film was good though, will probably have to get it when it comes on dvd as she has the others. Then we went to Hatfield to watch the Hertfordshire Netball team play (Mavericks) they won by a very narrow margin 30-24. Always a good game and completely different to how my school team play.
My eldest son has been to see 'Carmen' at Glyndebourne this evening, with his GCSE music, he enjoyed it although it was very long. A good experience for him as well.
Have a busy weekend taking my son to the farm so he can do his bit and then it is my turn on Sunday as I supervise the tearoom last Sunday of the month.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Just having 5 mins

Just got back from helping my sister, Beverly. She has a small farm on the A1 (Hertfordshire) which has a tea room, she has been very busy there today and I have been at a farmers market for her didn't do to badly she was happy with the takings anyway. She unfortunately is having to house our mother who is recovering from a hernia operation, which is very tiring for my sister. On top of that her mother-in-law(Nanny Sue) has returned home after being in hospital for 6 months, she has polio and has basically come home to die, there is nothing more they can do for her. It is really sad as Nanny Sue is a lovely lady, very talented despite her disabilities - writes poetry and paints. But to top all this my sister's marriage broke down at the end of the summer, her 'estranged' husband went off with another woman leaving Beverly to run the farm and look after her 2 children single-handed. But Beverly is a grafter and has the help of an Au Pair, my dad and a lovely couple - Julie & Trevor - who help her during the week.
She annouced that I was to 'do' Christmas this year so we are all up the farm to muck in with the turkey deliveries and 'do' dinner.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Challenge 37 Funky Fairy

Backing paper from the freebie Valentine set, ric-rac braid across the top, black mirri card punchies, black strip cuttlebug embossed 'swirl', strip of 'bling' across strip, and decoupage image from Fee J Designs.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Book Character Day

This is me dressed as 'The Snowman' We had a Book Character Day at school recently. I made the costume from white bath towels and added felt buttons to the front. I had white Dr Marten boots and white gloves to complete my outfit.

Diamond Wedding Anniversary
Used a JS Victorian Romance image decoupaged, matte and layered onto pearlised paper and PP paisley in gold.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Challenge 36 I have used 3 of the freebie papers from Funky Fairy and randomly cut them stuck a black feather between the papers then used a KerryJo stamped image and a greeting from the same set.

I have emailed it to Funky Fairy so I hope I am sucessful.

Image stamp and background from PP matched the boots to the background. glittered the sheeps body

stamped image from KerryJo designs, love these stamps so good for teenage cards. Background PP freebie and wrapping paper from Ikea.

This card was for my nephew to give to my sister. I used PP image stamp and background paper from Big Bloomers.

This another of my cards I made on Saturday, this one was for my niece I used Creative Fusion cd this time and decoupaged the girl once.

I had a card day on Saturday, it did happen to be my sister and nieces birthdays on Sunday. This card was for my sister from me, it is a pyramage from 'Oriental Beauties' cd from Hinny Bop Designs