Saturday, 20 November 2010

First Christmas cards of 2010

I'm frantically trying to catch up with my to do list and my Christmas planning, feel way behind!! I made these Christmas cards a few weeks ago now when I went to my friend Gemma's for a craft day. Gemma had made us all a little gift, we had water bottles with our names on for our place settings and a lovely buffet with sandwiches, cakes etc. It was a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon and with such lovely ladies there for company I think I did more talking than crafting!! I didn't take any photo's unfortunately, I must remember to always take my camera! Thank you Gemma for arranging it and spoiling us, you're the best!!

Supplies: Stamp - Imaginations/DP - Websters pages/Buttons and twine - Papertrey Ink/Rick rack from stash/Other - Beaded oval nesties, Tim Holtz distress inks and tool, distress tool.

Supplies: Stamp - Whipper snapper designs, sentiment - Papertrey Ink/DP - Imaginesce/Butons - Papertrey Ink/Baker's twine - Stampeezee/Other - ribbon, oval and scallop oval punches - Stampin up, Tim Holtz distress inks and tool, distress tool.

I absolutely love Christmas and the build up to it, I love getting out my cherished Christmas decorations that I've collected over the years, they bring back such sweet memories. I also enjoy getting my Christmas crafting items out and using these to create handmade cards and gifts for loved ones.

I haven't had the best of weeks this week, had some news regarding my nan, she has been under investigation for mouth cancer and had her biospy results on Thursday, the good news is that it isn't a cancer that can spread to other parts of her body but the bad news is that it is a rare tumour of the jaw which had eated away at the jaw and she has got to undergo a major 10hr operation to remove it and reconstruct her jaw with bone and arteries from her leg. It is a risky operation but the risks of not having it are bad too as it will continue to grow and cause damage. The recovery involves a stay in ICU, breathing tubes, liquidised food, speech and language therapy, a long haul bacically. Not a nice prospect at any age but she is 77 and has had heart trouble in the past, we are very worried about her. So please say a little prayer that she comes through this OK. She is having more tests etc and will be having this surgery after Christmas. So we will try to make Christmas special for her to hopefully take her mind off what the new year is to bring.

Thank you so much for stopping by, please let me know that you did so I can visit you in return.


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

A snowflake is winter's butterfly

I'm back again! It's been such a hectic few weeks, I'm really feeling it now, but I've had a great time. First it was celebrating my sister's and Adrian's birthdays. Then I've had one of my best friends, Daniela's wedding, I was chief bridesmaid and it was such an honour.

Congratulations Daniela and James on becoming Mr and Mrs Taylor. Thanks for letting us share your special day, we had a fantastic time. Love you both lots.

So there was all that a wedding entails, I had hair
dressers appointments, spray tan appointment, bridal shower, we all met at the hotel the evening before and had a lovely meal. Then me and Daniela had a nice girly time getting ready the night before and on the morning of her wedding. Then the really fun part, the wedding itself.

I thought I'd share the invitations that I designed and we made for the wedding, Daniela loves winter and wanted snowflakes but also liked butterflies, thankfully we were able to tie these together with the beautiful sentiment a snow
flake is winter's butterfly. We made these a while ago now but I never got around to sharing them before. The photo unfortunately doesn't show up the shimmery cardstock etc. The colours were blue and silver.

Then here is the wedding card I made for the happy couple, again bringing in the colours of the wedding and the butterflies.

I also made a keepsake box for Daniela's lovely mum Yvette to give to Daniela at her bridal shower but I don't think I took a picture of it, doh!!

Anyway just a quick post to let you know what I've been up to and to share a few things I'd made, I've now got to get cracking with some Christmas cards etc, feel so behind with everything, so much to do so little time, Christmas is approaching fast!!!! I've got a few cards made which I'll post over the next few days.

Until then,


Friday, 5 November 2010

Bonfire Birthday's

Today is Adrian's and my sisters birthdays, they were both Guy Fawkes night babies!! So sending big birthday wishes their way. Hope you both have a great day and yes all the fireworks are just for you!! I love you both dearly.

Here are the cards I made for them.

I'm off to my friend Gemma's tomorrow for a craft day, so should have something to share with you over the weekend too. We did order lots of the new release from Papertrey Ink to make Christmas projects with, poor Gemma even got up at 5am on release day because of the time difference to make sure we ordered before they ran out of stock, as if they did it may be too late to order things to make cards etc before Christmas with us being in the UK, but alas that was over three weeks ago and still no parcel, no tracking number and now PTI email system crashed and no other way to contact them!!! The money has been taken and confirmation of order received, so we are worried as to the where abouts of it! Fingers crossed it arrives soon.

I'm off to celebrate Adrian's birthday with him, we both have the day off together, not much cooking today, yipee, we will be going for a lovely meal. My sis is in London seeing Blood Brother's with her boyfriend Carl, so I'll see her to celebrate tomorrow night/Sunday. Also my friend Daniela is having a bridal shower Sunday, as she gets married next week and I'm Bridesmaid. So a busy fun packed weekend!!!

Hope you have a safe and happy Bonfire night.