23 November 2011


Just want to wish all my American readers a Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you all find lots to be thank full for.

This is a card I sent out last year. The backing paper is a freebie but I cannot remember from whom, if anyone knows, please let me know as I would like to give credit where credit is due.
The image is a download from Google.  I coloured it with my promarkers  and glittered it up with Glitz glitter glue. The little flower heads are from my stash, I have them so long, I am sure they are budding again. lol The sentiment is computer printed and die cut with Nestabilities Fancy Tags.

P.S. The sentiment is "Happy Thanksgiving".

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21 November 2011

It's Monday.

It's Monday. So? So it is the beginning of a new work week and I have made a decision regarding my work V craft time. As I pointed out yesterday, I am no where ready for the festive season that is fast approaching so I have decided to divide my day in 3, morning - house work, afternoon - crafting while helping Sonny with his homework and while he is playing, than evening - either crafting or catching up on here.
This is our 6th Christmas since we adopted Sonny and in that time, we have had only one Christmas day here. Other Christmases we have traveled to Limerick to family on Christmas day. It's great, no cooking but it is nice to spend the day here at home. Therefore, I have to do a big clean out of the house, and I detest house-work but it has to be done. :( Anybody care to help?

The following is a card I made.  The verse is one that hangs in my mother home and I seem to read it every time I visit her and I thought it would make a lovely sentiment for a card. I just googled it when I got home and printed it out from there. I had some "fun" trying to line it up so it would appear in the aperture windows created by Spellbinders labels 4. I used MME Wild Asparagus backing paper and embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The ribbon is a Martha Stewart ribbon.  The little flourishes are a Waltzing Mouse Stamp from the Very Vintage Labels No. 4 set. I stamped them first in pink than again with a clear embossing pad, sprinkled some clear embossing powder and heat embossed them to give them a little 3D effect. I used some clear gems just for some bling.

Designer Paper: My Minds Eye - Wild Asparagus
Aperture: Spellbinders Label 4 Die Cut
 Cuttlebug Folder: Victoria
Stamp: Waltzing Mouse - Very Vintage Labels No. 4
Ribbon: Martha Stewart
Bling: Clear Gems.

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20 November 2011

No Christmas cards ready yet......

Yeah! I had the whole day to myself. No hubby or Sonny to look after, checking to see that he (Sonny) was not swinging out of the light fittings or watching too much TV. I was going to make a start on my Christmas cards and maybe a gift or two. But instead of doing that, I got lost in blog land, why does this always happen to me? But I did come across a wonderfully written blog, not craft related at all, the blog is written by a Doctor, a GP, and he talks of the people he encounters in his day to day clinic.  He just describes the suffering some people go through and the strenght these people have. The love of those around them and how it helps the sufferer. It was just so beautifully written and from the heart, I could not stop reading.

This week I have to get down to business and get some Christmas stuff done. I should have time, as my part-time job is coming to an end for the season, that's the problem with working and living in a tourist area, the jobs dry up for the winter.

Since the Secret Pal swap has finished on PCP, I have received some other gifts and cards from both my Anonymous Friend and the person I was Special Friend too.
The first is from the person I was sending to as Special Friend, Anne, in fact I received it before the "big Reveal" she had guessed it was me.

The second photo is a "load" of goodies I received from Maria who was my Anonymous Friend for the year.

Thank you both, I love both the packages.

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