Thursday, October 30, 2008

Special Cards

Every now and then I'm asked to make a card and I'd love to see the recipients face. That was the case with this one. It's a lovely story with a happy ending.
A baby girl was left on the steps of a church and found by the Saristan. 4 years later, her adoption has been finalised and her family are having a mass and party to celebrate. This card is from the man who found her.
I didn't get to see her when she opened it - pity. But I'm sure she'll add it to her collection of newspaper clippings and everything else she has about her story.

I've been Tilda'ed!

Over the last few weeks I've become addicted to Tilda and have been stamping like mad. So, far, I've just used pencils to colour but have just seen the amazing effects achieved with Promarkers by Elaine at Celtic Crafters. So, I'm going to give them a go. I ordered a set to start, then Elaine decided to have them as Blog Candy to celebrate her 40th birthday - so my name is in the hat!
Visit her fab blog and have a look

In the meantime, all my Tilda's have been given smiles - I prefer them with a mouth and as of this morning I have 8 new stamps!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

catching up

Can't believe I haven't updated since August!!!
Wedding invites and card orders are keeping me busy and I've done a few more LO's for Alisons scrapbook.
I love her eyes in this picture, but it really doesn't look like her - kind of spooky!

I got a huge Cosmo Cricket kit today and I had already started this " Love that smile" LO and changed everthing when the kit arrived. I love it - it is packed with so much goodies.

Card swap time on Celtic Crafters and this months theme was (my fav) chocolate.
Luckily I had a Jolees box of chocs sticker to hand and this was my card sent to Karina:

I went MAD buying stuff this month. Mainly from QVC, and Mad About Cards. I got a giant card kit from QVC. The kit comes with material to make 20 cards (but lots of stuff left over to make more) I just loved this kit. All the cards are 3D and I have just 4 more left to make. Just have to work out how much to sell them for.
They are HUGE. They start off at A3 and are half that when folded. Thankfully they come with envelopes - just have to find poly bags that big. This is one of them...the monkey is 3D and with adding a brad, he also swings.

Great news this month about Dad, his latest CT scans show that the cancer on his liver has lessened and his Docs are well pleased - as we all are. He got a welcomed break from chemo, but is now back on his treatment. So, fingers crossed, it will continue to bring the same great results.