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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Quick update

Well I had my foot operation yesterday and I now have the pleasure of wearing a ridiculous moon boot for 3 weeks - what joy!!!! - but hey if it makes me better in the long run then it's all good :-)
After spending ages this morning looking for a free download for the perfect shade of blue gingham paper that I need to match my ribbon, I decided it might be a good idea to put links on my blog for free download sites, hope you find them useful and please let me know of any so that I can add them on to the list.
I will post again in a couple of days hopefully with some cards as I have a list of ones that I need to make.
Thanks for stopping by.
PS I never actually found the perfect shade of blue gingham paper so ended up changing my idea completely , how many times have we all done that I wonder lol!!!!

Friday, 26 June 2009

My new goodies :-)

I am sooo excited, I finally got to spend the vouchers (that I got for my birthday) in my local craft store, I was in there for at least 1 and a half hours while my poor patient Hubbie waited in the car outside and he never moaned a bit when I finally got back to the car, bless him.

I have spent these vouchers a thousand times in my head so couldn't wait to get them spent and thought I would share with you what I bought................

I think my favourite items f the day are the tiny buttons, I love them and they were only 50-80p per pack which I thought was great.

I can't wait to play with them but I'm going to have to wait until next week, my foot op is now on Monday and then I am not allowed to move for 2 weeks so what else would I do with my time but craft :-)

Now that I am over the initial fear of blogging I am actually quite enjoying it, hope I'm not boring you and thanks for dropping by.



Sunday, 21 June 2009

Flowers for the Pink Petticoat challenge

I have had great fun making flowers for the challenge on I think it's a great idea to make your own flowers from scraps of paper because I ( like all other crafters ) just find it impossible to throw any bits of patterned paper away.

These are my creations so far.......

I made these ones by using some flower templates I already had and the papers are from the Sweet Sundaes kit, pinned them altogether with brads and added a bit of glitter to make them extra girly, I thought I may have overdone the glitter then realised there is no such thing as too much glitter!!!

These ones were made using a petal template I found online, I used the Lola's Boudoir papers in Pretty Pink with a gromlet and gem in the middle. I had been looking at the Lola's Boudoir and Rainbow collection for ages then to my delight they were put into the retiring items section at a great price, it took me all of 2 seconds to convince myself I needed them and I am so pleased I did get them.

I will probably be adding more flowers as I am off work for 2 weeks due to an operation on my foot so I am going to have plenty time on my hands.
Hope you like my creations, please leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by. I am very new to blogging so any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Friday, 19 June 2009

First ever post with one of my cards

Well I hope this works, after setting up this blog ages ago I haven't yet had the courage to put anything on it, after seeing all of the amazing blogs that are out there I just found it a bit daunting coz I don't think I will ever get mine looking as good as any of them.

Anyway enough rambling and this is my latest card which I would like to share. It's made using the Big Fella kit from my very favourite website, Pink Petticoat.

I don't actually have a Dad to give it to but I'm sure I'm not the only crafter out there who makes a card just for makings sake. The plan is that I build up enough stock to take around local shops to see if they will sell them.

It would be great if you could leave a commentto let me know what you think.