Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hello all

I MADE A CARD!!! Been sitting in my craft room all weekend, but have spent more time playing scrabble on Facebook than crafting! HAHA But I did make a card. I am a really crap blogger, I only ever remember to post about every tenth card. Of course, I have used the Magnolias again, in colours WAY out of my comfort zone. The sentiment is computer generated and says "Spring Greetings", and the green swirly paper is from Pink petticoat. It is a wallet card, and have included a packet of seeds inside.
Hugs to all, and enjoy the spring sunshine. We still have 10cms of snow!!!:(
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Saturday, March 21, 2009


Hallo all! What a productive day! I have had both the new spring club magnolias, and the easter magnolias arrive in the last week, and I FINALLY found the energy and inspiration to colour them today. Got a whole lot of images ready, so I am well chuffed!!! I love this image of Tilda, I have masked her onto the tulips. The paper is a new one for me, Basic Grey Sultry (welcome to the real world Jill) and the flowers are from my stash without a name, although I think they might be Prima. The little "made for you" charm got turned upsidedown on the scanner. The bling is from the Anitas wheel. I have coloured Tilda with watercolour pencils for a change.
Hope you are all having a good weekend and enjoying the spring weather! LONG MAY IT LAST!!!
TC and hugs from me
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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Magnolias spring set

Hi all. Well, I might have been M:I:A:, but I have made a few cards. I am finding it really difficult to concentrate, but everyone keeps telling me to keep busy. This is a Tilda stamp from the spring stamp club, that I have made for a friends birthday. Unfortunately, I am very bad of keeping track of what makes things are, as I have to open everything, and often get rid of the packinging before I realise. So here goes. I have distressed the edges of the paper with a Heidi Swapp distressing tool. Took me a while to get the hang of this, but this backing paper, 3ndypapir from Norway, is a lovely quality, and it seems to "bite" better on thicker paper. The edges are inked with distresses, vintage photo. The swirls were from a free set that came with one of the latest mags (?) the flower came from my box of nameless flowers, although I think the leaves are Prima. The little charm, I bought locally. Now my question do you all attach charms???????????????????????? Something I am struggling with. Oh, and the image is coloured with distress inks. The lettering is chipboard "Best creations".
I will save my other cards, for the long days between postings! That way people will THINK I am busy.
Just a quick thank you to all my friends who have been there for me this week. Every little message means the world to me. I have been overwhelmed with friendship! Thank you thank you thank you! Please accept my apologies if I have not answered personally, I will get around to it eventually!
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Sunday, March 8, 2009


Greetings one and all! Well I am afraid that I bring bad news. (well for me anyway) Yesterday, after 17 years, my dear husband walked out of our lives. So I am now offically a singlemother to four kids. To say that I am devestated, is the understatement of the year, and right now I do not know what tomorrow will bring. But we will have to wait and see. Unfortuntaely, I have four kids who need me right now, so I need to stay strong for them (and I mean unfortunately that they are suffering, fortunate to have them!) I am waffling, as I am at a loss for words. I will post again when and if I find the strength
Take care of your loved ones, and I guess we will speak soon

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Finally, I remembered to scan a card BEFORE I sealed the envelope! Soryy i am not very active at the mo, but OH is away, and I am trying to cope with four kids and two businesses - NOT easy.
This is a card that I made for my husbands aunt, with the usual Magnolia stamps. I will fill in more detail IF I get time!
HUGS to all
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