Saturday, 7 March 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge 29 - Inspiration

This is for Cupcake Craft the challenge was to use an image which had been entitled 'Inspiration', I hope I have met that challenge with this card. The stamped tag is the same used for FF Blue Challenge

Thread Exchange Birthdays

I have been busy today having made a 40th birthday card this morning which had to go in the post urgently, then I made a Fat Page for the FF Blue Challenge, then I have made another card for Cupcake Craft Challenge.
These cards are for my birthday thread exchange which I have been involved in for quite a few years.

I have used DCWV for backing cut a large label Nestabilitie, cut a tag, and stamped using miniature floral stamps in the style of Rubber Stamp Tapestry, applied co-ordinating ribbon from stash. I have used turquoise, pink and purple(it looks blue in the photo)

FF Challenge Blue

Here is my entry for the Blue challenge.
I have chosen to do a Fat Page. I am involved in a number of swaps and this is one of them I have to swap a Fat Page once a month.
I have used - free blue xmas background in turquoise, stamped an inspirational tag using Versa Colour Royal Blue, used stickles on the hydrangea and put navy ric-rac and fibres through the tag hole.
the stamp reads:
'Kind hearts are the garden
Kind thoughts are the root
Kindwords are the blossoms
Kind deeds are the fruit'

John Ruskin
What is a Fat Page?
A fat page starts as a 4"x4" square of card, you leave a 0.5" margin down one side for the recipient to put their own holes in, you then decorate in a similar way to an ATC, on the reverse you can decorate and give details about your Fat Page. I have made an album to contain my own Fat Pages and ones that I recieve.
This Fat Page will go into my album.

Friday, 6 March 2009

My first Award

This is my very first award I am so proud, it was sent to me by Glenda who had it awarded to her from Nicola of Nicola's creations

Thursday, 5 March 2009

My kids

here a s picture of my children, taken in Clacton last year. Glen is on the left, Lillian is in the middle, Adam is on the right

Tuesday, 3 March 2009


Yesterday I had to wait to open an email for my daughter regarding her senior school allocation. I waited until she came home from school, which was delayed due to me having car problems, and on opening the email she had been allocated her 1st choice of school which is The John Henry Newman School in Stevenage, this school is the Roman Catholic senior school for the area and is extremely over-subscribed, in some cases siblings have not been allocated places. I feel very privileged to have been granted a place at the school.
My sons are at a local single sex school as JHN was not the right school for them.