Thursday, 29 January 2009
Bev... has some gorgeous pink candy..and a WOJ stamp.
Steph ..has pink candy as well!....must be something in the air.
Right..off to bed now...hope to be able to manage some swimming tomorrow...haven't been since before Christmas!
The first one was for a customer who wanted a get well card for a lady who likes flowers on cards but she doesn't like fuss or frills. The image is from Pink Petticoat which I coloured with pearlescent chalks..added a narrow ribbon and 3 pearls. The sentiment is a rub-on.
The customer was pleased with it ..so she ordered another card. This time for a man who is a lifelong Sheffield United fan.....so I did it the teams colours. This card was a bit difficult to do....although I'm not a football fan...we are a Sheffield Wednesday household...sacrilege!!! She collected this yesterday and again was pleased ...(think I might have got a regular customer there). I coloured the stamped images using my ink pads with a damp brush. I'm not very good at water colouring ..but I'm quite pleased at the result.
The next card is for my middle grandson. He loves playing football and I thought this image fitted him to a T....scruffy! The image is a digi download, "Alfie" from grab-a-doodle-do. I chose to watercolour this one..but you do get a sheet of ready coloured images as well.
The last one is a card for my eldest's birthday.....which is today. It's a bit of a jokey one....he understands it. The words are the first verse of a Queen song....he's a big fan.
Hopefully I can get back to entering some challenges now...no family cards now until March.
Following on from my medication review that I had at the pharmacist, and the question of whether I should be taking calcium supplements....the surgery rang me up and said that they wanted me to book an appointment to see the GP. So it's booked for Monday at 5 pm. Will have to wait and see now what he has to say.
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Steph......4 sets of stamps....yes 4!
Mina........Loads of goodies!
Debby.... has candy coloured candy
Caryn..... has 2 lots of candy!
Paula ......from Pollycraft has some cute new not yet released stamps...9!!
Clare......is celebrating 3000 hits.
Jo...........is celebrating her blogoversary
Is that enough for you to be going on with?...
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Lim ....has a Hanglar stamp, images, ribbon and flowers......Ends 24th Jan
Lorraine... has some cute JS stamps and sakura pens up for grabs. Ends 29th Jan
Jak....of La Pashe fame...and may I say, a lady who's work I very much admire... is offering some amazing "Flippin' Men" candy...get yourselves over there to be in with a chance.
Ends 30th January.
Oops!!..nearly forgot Sarah's.....she has yummy papers, buttons, ribbons...and more....was too busy drooling over her chocolate cake. Ends 8th Feb
Dutch Dare #30...green, blue & brown.
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Friday, 16 January 2009
Julie has some SU goodies to be had....ends 22nd January.
Lulu is celebrating her birthday with some yummy candy......ends 28th January
Kim is celebrating lots of things with lots of paper, ribbons, buttons and more....ends 31st January.
...and my counter still isn't working....but it seems that I'm not the only one with this problem. The gremlins are having a good time.
Something good did happen today though. A cold weather payment of £25 was paid into my account by the DWP. That should help a little toward my heating bill this quarter.
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Well here is the card I mad for my youngest grandson....he will be 9....such an awkward age I think as far as boys go....well making or even buying a card for the male of the species is difficult at the best of times! The image is a free download from Pollycrafts Designs I've just discovered this online store and I love it....some lovey cute images and stamps.
Here are a couple of blog candies...
Sally has 2 humongous (sp?) lots of candy....Closes 13th January
Bev is offering some gorgeous candy.... Closes 17th January
Get yourselves over there...you won't be disappointed.
My hit counter isn't working...again! I will leave it a bit longer to see if it comes back of it's own accord ..if not I will have to get another new one....gggrrrrrr!!!
Monday, 5 January 2009
Pink Gem Designs have 2 stamps of your choice to give away to celebrate the release of new January designs....ends 11th Jan.
Michelle has 3 valentine stamps up for grabs...ends 15th Jan.
Emma has a mass of ribbons and paper to give away..ends 15th jan
The Christmas tree came down at the weekend, and as I've had the house to myself today....the boys are both back at work.....I kept warm by giving the downstairs a thorough vacuum and polish...took me a long time with frequent stops. I haven't done any crafting, but I have tidied away all the Christmas stuff. The tree which is artificial will have to go in the bin I'm afraid. Theo has had a rare old time with it and has managed to damage a few of the branches....well I think it's time we had a new one.....this one I've had for 19 years. Luckily he didn't break any of the ornaments....but it wasn't through a lack of trying...but there are a couple of small wooden ones missing. They are probably lurking under the wall unit somewhere....that's for another day.