Thursday, 20 December 2012
Also I'm very excited to tell you I now have a Silhouette Cameo! I've only had time for one little play as there is lots to do when you move house but already I can see that my Cricut will take a back seat, might even sell it. However we are very happy here, so glad we took the plunge even though it was traumatic. I'm feeling much better as well, so much of it must have been a combination of being unhappy and stressed.
Friday, 23 November 2012
Hello ladies, at last we are in our new home since one week today! And my first day online after a month offline due to BT making lots of mistakes. We are of course still in a mess but we are getting there. It's all been so stressful but I don't want to think about all the problems we had to face by writing it down, it's best to try and put it behind me and try to move on. My health has certainly improved, hopefully it won't be long before I'm in full working order :-) We all love our new home even though it's half the size of where we were. We've already put more storage in as that's the one think we are seriously short of. I will take some before and after pictures of my future craft room which just now is a passage type thing. My stash is packed in boxes until my DH has fitted my room out, it's down the list right now and I don't have a time scale. Do you think grovelling might push it up the list? The main thing is we are all happy and settling very well so waiting a bit is not serious is it.
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Thanks so much for your good wishes and asking me how things are, I so value your support. We should have been moving this week but the solicitors have messed up so we can't and our solicitor can't even tell us when! It looks as if someone has been lying to us and their solicitor is covering up and going on a very slow speed on purpose would you believe. I'm trying so hard to cope with the stress and now I can't even try crafting as everything is in the packing boxes. The pains have got easier due to the medication but I'm very shaky and the medication gives me sweats. Pressure is really on us now as our new home is ready for us to sign for, we've lost a really good removal deal by having to cancel and the motel we'd booked for the overnight stay has charged us the full price even though it's not our fault we had to cancel. Hopefully once this is all over these bad symptoms will go away and I will be my old self again. Hugs and many thanks to all of you.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Hi everyone, some good news, my health has improved quite a bit though I'm not recovered fully, plus we've found a house we want to buy. Hopefully the solicitors will keep busy and nobody will back out causing this long awaited move to fail. As many of you will know it's a stressful time which doesn't really ease until it's all over and sorted which will be at the end of next month. As we've down sized by half I still won't have a craft room although there is an area that my DH says he can fit out to suit me and it might even work better than what I have now fingers crossed. I will have to look out for inexpensive wall storage I guess. I'm now having a huge de clutter to cut some expense from this long distance move, anything we don't need will go, well has to in order to fit into half the size place. De cluttering does clear the mind though and I do find it therapeutic so long as it's not craft stuff I'm parting with :-) I might manage a card before I have to start packing things, depends on how much other stuff I can work through. Thanks for all your good wishes, I enjoyed reading them, they helped me thinking in a positive way that I will get through this and find my mo jo again.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Hi my lovely followers, it's already been a week since I posted and it likely to be another few days. It now looks as if we've got a buyer for our house but at far less than we hoped. The stress/anxieties of this past year have really got to me, remember those chest pains and me going into hospital, all part of it. I've got medication to try help me cope better. My crafts have suffered as I've not been able to focus, buyers now days seem to treat you badly and there is nothing you can do about it but it makes it hard. We are going house hunting in a couple of days which will mean we will be away from home and computer for a few days as we are going to a new area. Hopefully this will soon get sorted, our house sale will be straightforward and then I can clear my mind and get crafting again. Hope you will bear with me and send me some happy vibes. Fingers crossed we will find something we can afford which will have space for a craft room.
Hugs to all of you. Pamela x
Hugs to all of you. Pamela x
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Friday, 31 August 2012
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Saturday, 25 August 2012
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.ca/2012/08/mim-103-with-meljens-designs.html anything goes
http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.ca/2012/08/challenge-no-rules.html no rules
http://avadareschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2012/08/challenge-2-anything-for-august.html anything for August
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Today's card is another Christmas card, I've had this Anita's stamp for many years and I use it a lot. I've coloured it with my Copics. I've not coloured snow before so I tried C0 which is a very pale grey, I think it works. I've added glitter (any excuse) to the snowballs, scarves and trilby. My die cut is a Spellbinders, the green layer is coloured with Copics and the red glittered card stock is hand cut. I've made the ribbon out of two ribbons and made the bow with just the narrow one. My backing paper is from the Silent Night stack from Papermania with a green paper underneath to show at the edge.
Monday, 20 August 2012
I'm entering this card into my first challenge at
Saturday, 18 August 2012
I made this card quite quickly, it's the kind of card to suit many occasions don't you think? The butterfly is cut from the Art Nouveau cartridge at 4". I've glittered some areas and added gems to pick out the body and highlight the wings. The embossed paper is from Create and Craft. I've added 2 layers beneath, one is the same card as the butterfly and the deeper pink is embossed and again from Create and Craft. The pattern paper I've had in my stash and forgotten about, I cut it with a Go Kreate die. I tend to make a number of die cuts to add to my collection when I've got my machine out as the Big Shot Pro is heavy and takes up space. This means I'm often able to make a card like this quite quickly as the shapes are already done. Likewise when I'm exploring a new cart I again keep what I've cut. It's so useful to work this way when like me you don't have a craft room large enough to work in.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
So here it is then. My digi stamp is by Lilyboo called My heart belongs to you. I've coloured it with my Copics and of course as you'd expect from me I've glittered the fairy's wings. I've touched the edges of the dragons back and horns with gold mica paint and also a little to the fairy's hair for a sheen. The gold coloured embossed paper layer is from Create and Craft, it rather reminds me of dragon skin. The frame is a cut from Ornamental Iron. My background paper is by Bazoo, I think the hearts go well with the image as does the glitter finish on it. The sentiment is mounted on the same papers as the image. Gems in the top left finish it off.
Monday, 13 August 2012
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Cuddly Buddly which I've coloured with my Copics. I've glittered her wings the moon and also the butterfly as it's so right for fairies. The oval die cut and the butterfly are Spellbinders. The lace ribbon is a cut from Ribbons and Rosettes layered on top of pink ribbon. I've used a background paper from a CD with two layers of pink toned paper beneath. The white leaves are a Martha Stewart punch and the pink roses are made from the Art Philosophy cart. I've stamped my sentiment and matted and layered it the same papers as on the card. Pearls inside the roses complete my card. Inside is a greeting on paper from a CD.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Friday, 27 July 2012
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
I've used a dark green card stock for my base card. This is a stamp I bought quite a while ago, it's from a set. I've coloured him with my Copics. I've mounted the picture onto pearlised green paper for a lift seeing as a male card can't have much more. The paw print paper is by Bazoo, the paw prints have a slight sparkle, don't you think it's just perfect for my boy? This I've again mounted on darker tone of green paper with a green border cut from Ribbons and Rosettes. The green stripe background is one I've had many years in my stash. I hope you like my bright and different male card.
Thursday, 5 July 2012
I've used a pearl purple card stock as my base card. This pretty stamp called Bunches from Mo's digital pencil which I've coloured with my Copics. It's mounted on a 4 1/4" lacy cut from Ornamental Iron. I've embossed a pearl paper for the background. The velum butterfly is cut from Ultimate Creative Sampler which I've glittered afterwards. The sentiment is from a free Wee stamp set also mounted on the same card that I used for the lace. I do hope you like it.
Monday, 2 July 2012
Sunday, 1 July 2012
Friday, 29 June 2012
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
I've not gone for matting and layering this time as I wanted to show off this textured paper which I've just bought from Create and Craft, I so love this pearly embossed one. I'm still exploring Damask Decor and as cup cakes are so popular I wanted to try this one out. It's quite fiddly and I had it put together a few times before I was happy with the look. The lilac card has a sheen to it which I think goes well with the fushia mirror card which I used for the cup cake base and candle, all cut at 4". I added a frosting of glitter dust to the cake topping. The border is cut from Ribbons and Rosettes and topped with pink satin ribbon. I cut the sentiment from Ultimate Creative Series Sampler and added the stars to finish off a card for a Princess. I hope you like it.
Friday, 22 June 2012
For the second card I just reversed the colours and used them on a very pale grey pearlised card which I'd previously cut with a Spellbinder die. I picked up the pink using a Copic marker to fill in the embossed edge. This second card was very quick to make up as the work had been done by cutting the design twice earlier. A very different look for two simple cards. I hope you like them.
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Monday, 18 June 2012
I knew I had to try it for myself. I don't use DS as often as I should and this project gave me a chance to use it again. The teapot is from Damask Decor which I welded in Design Studio. I decorated the tea pot with this pretty flower from Kate's ABC. I matched my insert to the green in the flower and added touches of gold to the tea pot spout, handle, lid and base with a gel pen. I will add a sentiment inside later when I decide who to send the card to.
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Monday, 11 June 2012
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Friday, 8 June 2012
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Friday, 1 June 2012
So as before it's the Damask Decor cart, the cut is at 4". The background is done with a Debbi Moore embossing sheet and I used a paper with a slight sparkle, oh I do love my bling! The top layer of the flower is on gold card which has a shine rather than sparkle. I buy that from a local paper mill. I hope you like my creation.
Thursday, 31 May 2012
I do enjoy reading your comments. Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Sunday, 27 May 2012
The actual shaped card I made in DS from Ornamental Iron and the background paper is a handmade one which I've had in my stash years. The lacy border is from Ribbons and Rosettes, yes still playing with that one! I've threaded gold ribbon through the border and added gems on the points. the gold heart is from Victorian Romance and the 50 from Plantin Schoolbook. The rose is from Art Philosophy and I've added glitter after making it up. The congratulations is a sizzlit die. Inside is a simple happy anniversary.