Thursday, 27 November 2008

Blog Candy

Hi Guys

I have some blog candy on offer, as i feel it is about time i offered some,

you will receive

1. Papermaina Contemporary Christmas Paper Pack
2. Papermania Ornate Stamp
3. Papermaina seasons greeting Stamp
4. Xcut Snowflake Die Cut
5. Stocking Brass Stencil
6. Dovecraft Christmas Brass Stencil
7. Bits & Bobs

So what do you need to do to enter? Please just post me a message below to say hello, and add a post to your own blog to mention this candy. Anyone who becomes a Follower to my blog will get 2 entries

I'll use one of the random things online to choose a winner you have until - Saturday 13TH DECEMBER.

Any new posts will be underneath


Ive Been Tagged And Have Received An Award

Hi long time no see i hear you say,

well i have been blog hopping everyday since i last posted but haven't had much time to post or craft for that matter, mum has not been well this week so if its not my dad its my mum but never mind there both on the mend now,

any way i have been tagged so here goes:

Well, I have to give 5 answers to the following questions and tag 5 people, which will be hard as I don't want to tag people who already got this one...
For the questions, here goes:
Things I love:
1. My family
2. My friends
3. Crafting
4. A good night out
5. The children my mum childminds

Things I don't love:
1. Rude, inconsiderate and disrespectful People
2. Spiders and Snakes in fact any creepy crawlies
3. Having my allergies
4. Housework
5. Shopping (except for craft stuff)

Music on my iPod: mine is broke so will mention music in my car
1. Take That
2. Westlife
3. Celine Dion
4. Lionel Richie
5. Galaxy Radio

Food and Drink Favs: everything that's not good for you
1. Alcohol
2. Chicken
3. Pizza
4. Cheese
5. Sweets

A lot of people have already had this so if you haven't feel free to have a go!!

Now for my award which was given to me by the lovely Jackie

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Thank you again Jackie

Also a lot of people have had this already so again if you haven't take it from here!!


Sunday, 9 November 2008

Quick Update on my dad!!!


just a quick note to say my dad is feeling a lot better although he is still in pain, my dad visited the doc the other day who inform him its not a bug he has it could be a number of others things, but the doc thinks he has Gall Stones , the doc wasnt happy with the hospital as they didnt carry out a scan or any of the other tests they could of done, but dad thinks that was due to a+ e being very busy due to a couple of road traffic accidents one being a car which had collied with a bus so you can image the amount of people. Thank you to everyone who left me messages, hopefully i will be posting some cards i have made later on.

Sara x

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Can things get any worse!!!

Well what a week Ive had so far as i mentioned in my earlier post Ive been unwell, well on Monday i went to bed everything was fine until 3am when my dad collapsed and a ambulance was called he was rushed into hospital with severe stomach pains, i have never seen him like that before, well he spent yesterday in hospital on oxygen having monitors attached to him and blood tests to find he has severe gastroenteritis, his stomach and intestines are swollen and he is still in a lot of pain, my dad is now home but still sore but has now started being sick (his 1st time in 35yrs), so I'm hoping he will be OK soon, i didn't think stomach bugs could be so bad.

So there has been very little crafting being done although i have started on my 1st attempt of making a nappy cake for my friend who is having a girl so watch this space.

can i also be cheeky and ask people to express there opinions on the cards i recently posted, i just want to know how I'm doing as I'm still fairly new to card making!

Thanks Sara xx

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Christening Candle

OK last post for today, I promise

This is my 2nd attempt at candle decorating and I really like this technique I will definitely be making more of these, I forgot to take a pic of my 1st attempt(oops)

I have also forgot to take a pic of the christening card which matches the candle and the 1st birthday card but I have asked my friend to take a photo so hopefully I can update this post soon!!

So here it is:

I used the new forever friend image and printed on to tissue paper it took a few attempts to print it but i got there in the end, I than finished the candle off by placing it in a organza bag, my friend really like the candle and has now asked me to make one for the centre piece for her Christmas table.


Birthday Card

This is a birthday card my mums best friend asked me to make for her mother in law, mother's birthday from the children as she has struggled to find a card for great grandma in recent years. it is the first card I have made on order so I hope it's ok, let me know what you think.

flowers from poppicrafts
pearl brad from stash
bazzill card stock
forever friends image coloured in with whispers makers
ribbon from stash

tfl let me know what you think as always

Wedding Card!!!

Here is the wedding card I made and if I'm honest I am really impressed with the results it's one of my favorite cards that I have created. Let me know if you agree!!


CB ef Swiss dots and paisley
Ribbon from stash
Embellishment- bought from eBay ages ago
Mirror card (i like using this at the moment)


Mum's Birthday Cards

Well as I said in my earlier post today is my mum's birthday, it seems to have come round really quickly this year which now means the next immediate family birthday is mine oh no!!

So I have had to make two cards one from me, sister and dog (cant leave him out) and one from my dad he is so cheeky at times especially as he only asked me yesterday, yes the day before typical man useless!!!

Here are the cards:


Cb happy birthday ef
flowers from poppicrafts
pearl brad from stash
penny black image from swap coloured in using whispers
mirror card and bassill card stock.

Card made for dad is below:


cb embossing folder
bassill card stock
image from image swap
mirror card


Im Back with lots of cards!!!

Hi Guys

Sorry it's been a while since I last blogged I have had a lot on 1st of all Ive had the flu again 2nd time this month so have not had the energy to do anything. Last weekend I had my friends daughter's joint christening and 1st birthday party, This weekend I have had my friends wedding yesterday and my mums birthday today so have been very busy. On top of all that we are having the kitchen done so are living out of boxes you don't know what ya have until you cant use it but hopefully a couple more days and we will be back in order. Well I have had to make a card for all of the above occasions which has been very time consuming but I have got there now!!! I have taken photos for most of the cards, I have forgotten 1 or 2 but never mind!!

So here goes:

I will start with a Birthday card I made for a docrafts friend who is in the birthday club i have organised

it was made using basic grey and bassill card, scalloped circle, sentiment and Tilda image received from image swaps and ribbon from stash

I also used the same layout for the October image swap card over on docrafts which looks like it will be the last one as docrafts have stopped them which is a shame as i always enjoyed taking part.

same as above although i used a different sentiment and a penny black image also from a image swap.