Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Had a busy afternoon, I love these images!

I have to say that I love these images from : http://www.liliofthevalley.co.uk/LILIOFTHEVALLEY.CO/index.html I have fallen in love with the fairy collection and thought that the added glitter on the wings of rose made her look pretty.
I had to make this card for tomorrow, but got carried away with the other images i found. I think they have a wonderful quality to them.

This is another of my favourite cards today, it worked out so much better than I thought it would.

Something a little different, which will do as a congratulations card or birthday.

This football card is the scond time I have used this image, its very good for boys or men that love football.
Plain and simple always seem to work well, plus of course lilac is my favourite colour.

I also had to make this card today.... this is for a school friend of my son's, he will be going to his party tonight.

This is also another picture I have used again, my nephew loved a card like this one.

This card is embossed in the corners with a flower design, I thought a singer had to have a flower tribute!

This one is cute as so many people use the computer these days. Just some versatile cards for different occasions.

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Been Beading and enjoying the sunny weather.

I can not believe that its been a few days since I last blogged, though I did think this may happen as life and family come first.
Anyway, I have been busy beading for a change, as A couple of friends had requested me to make them bracelets. I am really pleased with how they worked out.

This one is for a forum friend.... (Cardmaking and papercraft forum)
The next one is for my next door neighbour, she fell in love with one I was wearing and nearly fell over in shock when I told her that I made it for myself.
and the final one is for my next door neighbours girl, its a birthday gift for next wednesday, I only found out about her birthday on friday, so decided I had to get making them straight away. I also hate to keep people waiting.

I just hope they are liked by them all.

I have been enjoying the sun we have been having, its been so lovely and warm for a change. We need it so much after all the rain we have had to suffer. I love the sun, it makes me want to get busy either in the house, garden or crafting! I just hope the sun is here to stay.

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

My tatoo, plus I had a busy night!

After many years of thought I finally decided to have a tatoo while I was on holiday.

This butterfly is on my ankle, the leg where I suffered so much with the sciatic pain.

I think the butterfly is a symbol of me flying away from the pain and suffering I have gone through this year.

Here are my works of art from last night.

I had to make some new home cards, though hubby didn't like the pattern on the first two houses!

So it was a case of third time lucky. I think they all look ok really, but it was hubbys choice after all the card was for him to send.

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Its been on hell of a year, but now i see a smile again!

I thought I would fill you all in on what a year its been for me, I first had problems with Carpal tunnel syndrome in my left hand. I had to fight for surgery, even suggesting I would go private. In the end the operation was worth it and I was able to return to crafting once again.

Then I was hit by a terrible case of sciatica, which meant I spent a lot of time lying on one side, sleeping sitting up, or spending nights awake in pain. I even tried to get help by seeing an osteopath... he helped as much as he could. He told me to get to hospital for help!

To cut a very long story short I ended up having emergancy surgery to have a disc removed, I have numbness in my right foot, which will remain with me for life. My Scar caused trouble too taking over 11 weeks to heal after many doses of anti-biotics.

I can now say though that I can finally smile and begin enjoying my life again, I have just had a super holiday in Great Yarmouth UK with my family.

I am looking forward to getting my Son into full time school, getting some more one on one time with my daughter. And also getting some more ATC's made ready for future swaps.
Plus of course all the cards I will need for future birthdays, and maybe even starting to make some Christmas cards!

Monday, 20 August 2007

First Ever go at blogging!

Well here I go, this is my first ever go at doing a blog and I hope to be able to keep this up!
Being a busy mum of two I wonder if I will have time to do so, I love anything to do with paper crafts. I have also just started beading, making my own bracelets. I would love it if one day I could make money from my hobby but time will tell.

Please be kind to me and I hope you enjoy getting to know me and my different styles and talents. My family come first, along side of my crafting and my stash of course!!!