Friday, 21 December 2007

Back to work................

I spent an hour in work today with my fantastic colleagues and it was so nice to feel back to a little bit of normality, although I am absolutely shattered tonight. I don't know if I am ever going to feel okay again and it really is a depressing thought, but I guess there are peeps a lot worse of than me. At least I have my family. I have made a card tonight that could be used for a wedding or maybe a prom or girlie event which I will photograph and post tomorrow - It was really nice to actually make something other than a Christmas card!! I have got most of my present wrapping done today as well thanks to my eldest son, Elliot, who has helped enormously.

One of my projects for the new year (and probably the next few new years thinking of the state of my loft) is to declutter my house. A friend of mine over on Auntys forum has been giving me some advice on Feng Shui so I am hoping that if I try some of those tips it might help me to sort out some of the problem areas of my life.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Its nearly christmas....

I have been to see my little boy, Cameron in his nativity play today and he did so well - had a speaking part as well. A friend of mine has taken some piccies and is emailing them to me as I forgot my camera!!! I finished writing out all my family and friends crimbo cards this evening so I should get them in the post tomorrow if my hubby will take them to the post office for me - not that I am at the last minute or anything LOL!. This is what I have been up to craft wise over the last few days - Making embellishments using some stash I thought I would never use. Its been like a mini challenge for me but I am quite pleased with the results. I used some Bazzill chipboard and some adhesive diamantes and organza ribbon to add some dimension.(photos dont really do justice but they never do do they!!!)

Monday, 17 December 2007

I'm back...

I have neglected my blog over the weekend as I have been so ill with a stomach bug. I have been really wiped out what with all the other health problems I have been having but hey ho thats life!! This week is going to be mad with christmas preparations and school concerts etc. I am definately going to do my Christmas grocery shop online though as I just can't face all the hustle and bustle of doing it in person LOL.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Reluctant actress........

It was my little girl, Melissa's first day in the spotlight in her nursery nativity play and she was less than impressed LOL
I was actually quite surprised that she did not remove the tinsel from her hair. She kept touching it but that was all. I have also finished this weeks Arty Girlz challenge. I hand stamped a large anitas flower onto card and then cut it out. I used some left over papers and ribbons and a TLC rub on for the top right hand corner. The cut out flower was attached using a sticky pad to give the card more dimension. I added a small adhesive gem in the centre of the flower to finish off. I hope you like it!!

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Some of my cards

Here are some of the christmas cards I have made this year for family and friends:

The first is a basic card made using a pre prepared sticky tag :). The second one is a stamped image cut out and added to a die cut tag! The third one has been made using WRMK chipboard letters that I had left over from another project. The last has been made using various bits from the papermania christmas range.
I have made absolutely loads of Christmas cards this year. I think I might have got a bit carried away really. Oh well, I can always use some of them next year and I have a bit of a head start.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

I've taken the plunge...

I have finally taken the plunge and created a blog! Now I don't know what to write LOL. I have been quite ill recently and am still off work sick so I have been finding some extra time to craft. I will post some of my latest (Christmassy) creations tomorrow if I can rescue my camera from DH!! The kids and I have baked a couple of cakes tonight and I made some yummy chocolate frosting for them - When I checked them before bed there were some little finger marks in the icing - They just cant wait can they LOL..........