Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year to All

The New Year is almost here..............where did the last one go?
I hope that you all had a Wonderful Christmas. Mine was very eventful to say the least. Christmas was dreadful....the spirit just wasnt there. Though it was great to see my Grand-Daughters face when she saw all her presents. I do miss that. Not the same when the children get older is it? My girls felt the same. Holly will be two on New Years Day.....but sadly it as all been cancelled as her Mother as swine flu. We will celebrate a few days later. Thankfully Holly will not won't hurt. Though I do feel guilty. But the last thing we need is others taking ill. Myself, Hubby and Holly had our jabs yesterday. I do hope poor Holly doesnt get side effects from it....she's so young. But of course we had to let her have it. She was so brave too. Didn't even cry. I was shaking holding her on my lap. Stocked up on calpol in case.
So this year as been awful for me, from one thing to another. So I am hoping that the new one will bring me some joy at least. Sick of struggling and picking up after everyone, always helping other's. Time now for me to sit back and let someone do something for me for a change. Though I really can't see that happening!

I haven't made a card for such a long time now.....just under a month actually, so must get myself back in to it. I have missed it greatly but there as never been some ME time to do one. Fairydoodler sent me a wonderful digi stamp to get me in the mood....and gosh, it most certainly worked. Isnt she so cute? I have coloured her with pro-markers. Mainly warm greys/sunkissed pink/putty and sandstone. So later on today, after I have been Sainburys....I will get some papers out and mount her on a card.
Well, best get myself motivated. I wish you all the best for the Coming Year.
Do take Care......have fun in your celebrations tonight....and see you all in 2011.
Loads of Love

Friday, 3 December 2010

Totally Papercrafts - Challenge # Christmas Punches

It's Friday again and time for another Challenge at Totally Papercrafts. The theme this week as been picked by the wonderful Heidi - So bloggers get your craft rooms warmed up, find all your Christmas Punches out and start crafting a master piece. We have had some brilliant creations for last weeks challenge, some truly amazing cards from you all. Gosh it was so difficult to go through them. So congratulations to the winners and runner ups. In my eyes your all winners, so well done to all.

What a week I have had this end. We are decorating for the Christmas Season - talk about stress. I wasn't going to be taking part in this challenge as I have furniture stored in my craft room, but as I have said before, I was getting terrible withdrawal symptoms. So I moved a few things round....squeezed myself in there......couldn't get to my ribbon box. Seems strange not being one on my card, so filled with lots of flowers instead.

I have used Fairydoodlers Snowman from her Digi Christmas Set. Isn't he just so adorable?
I fell in love with him straight away....just had to get him.....who could leave him out in the cold all on his own. If you want to keep him company, you can purchase over at Aimeeasher.
He's already coloured, so there's really no work for you. I just added a little glitter. I don't think he needed anything else. He looks quite happy the way he is.

Flowers are a mixture of Prima / Magnolia and Wildorchidcrafts.
The top picture shows my only Christmas Punch - A snow flake. Funny as I love making Christmas cards but have never really purchased punches. Still...... adding a few snowflakes with added gems, do finish the card off. Just wish I could get in to my ribbon box.
I had better shoot now - so much to do and very little time. My carpet gets delivered next week, so must rush on.
Happy Crafting Folks. Don't forget to leave the TPC Design Team comments. They put in a lot of work and always leave you comments.
Loads of Love

Thursday, 2 December 2010

LOTV - Wedding Carriage

Gosh - look at the time 1:35 am. Can't believe its so late this end. I was so carried away with making this card. Saying that, I lost most of the time moving my craft room around so that I could get in there. Stress!!

I am only going to make this a quick post, with it being so late.....can just feel my eyes getting heavy. I don't want to start making mistakes.... my spelling is bad enough as it is lol.
This is one of the stamps I got from The HobbyCraft at the NEC.
Wedding Carriage is so cute.....just wish it was a bit bigger....though the details are brilliant.

Flowers from Wildorchidcrafts - link on my side bar. Used my cri-cut again for the main back-ground....ideal for a wedding/anniversary soft.

I made this special card for my friends parents. I am so tired now folks, so will catch you all tomorrow. Take Care.