Tuesday, 25 November 2008


Three posts in one day, you are spoiled for choice. Got a lot to say today to make up for days of silence! This is just a short one to let you see a couple of cards I made over the weekend.
One is for a recently new friend who was so kind to me while I was ill, she will be 60 years old in December. It is funny really as I have so many friends who celebrate either a birthday or anniversary that month, including myself! I do hope she likes the card. [Sorry about picture - not the greatest]

The next one is another Christmas card - I really like the cardstock on this one and the robin just finishes it off.

Proximity Award

A big thank you to Cazz who has presented my blog with the...
not sure that I deserve it...
This award states that this blog invests and believes in proximity- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.

I find this very hard to do as I have many friends from the Imag-e-nation Forum online and other friends out there who have been there when I have been ill and depressed these last few months and been there to listen and advise too. This is supposed to be passed on but too many to mention individually so...
I think I will have to hand this award over to all of you who visit my blog and those who inspire me, cajole me, and send me hugs when I need them most - you know who you are.

Learning a new skill

Tuesday already, had a quiet weekend and stayed in because of the horrible snow! Didn't do much yesterday either but ventured out this morning to one of the local churches to meet some crafting ladies and have lunch with them. They turned out a really nice friendly bunch and one lady called Sheila is in the process of learning me to crochet. My mum did try years ago but I could never get the hang of it. Found my hands got quite painful after a while so not sure how much I will be able to do with my arthritis but will persevere. Going back next week anyway and she is going to get me to follow a pattern so that will be fun!

Saturday, 22 November 2008


It was freezing yesterday and lots of towns and cities around us had snow but not us. Well woke up this morning to a Winter wonderland with everything white. Some parts are beginning to melt in the sun but we are still getting quite heavy snow showers. Think I will stay in today and keep warm and get on with making some more cards so watch this space......

Meantime found this wonderful picture of a beech tree covered in snow -

Friday, 21 November 2008

Friday already!

Haven't had much time to craft these last few days had the doctor on Wednesday and now on an extra pill [over and above all the rest that I take]for my blood pressure. The doctor is not happy with it lately as it has been higher on each visit to the surgery. Started taking them today so will see how I get on.
Yesterday OH was off work as he had to go through some tests too as they are concerned for his blood sugar count. I do hope he does not have to go onto pills like me for diabetes as he has enough to cope with. It doesn't sound to bad as his blood sugars were 6.2 and that is good to me as I never seem to get below 7. something but of course I am no expert!
Off out this afternoon to a craft event at the local community centre with a friend, so that should be interesting. Will have to wrap up warmly as it is soooo cold today. Where-ever you are wrap up to and take care. Have a good weekend folks!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

More Cards

A few more Christmas cards that I have been working on - hope you like them.

2 Gatefold Cards

Haste ye back........

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Introducing Tia

Well I promised you a picture of Tia as soon as I had one so here it is. Tia is about 2 and a half years old, is grey and white in colour and is quite shy until she gets to know you.
As I mentioned earlier my son and his wife got her from the Cat Protection League. Cannot wait now to see her and Poppy, and get some more pictures - hopefully real soon.

Monday, 17 November 2008

At Last, some cards

Forgot to post these on Thursday but had a very productive day and made five cards in all, four Christmas ones. Hope you like them.

Haste ye back.........

Introducing Poppy

Another week nearer the end of the month and it has gone by so quickly. I had my grand-daughters staying on Friday and Saturday so it was a lovely change for me. Unknown to them their folks had a surprise for them on Sunday - a lovely Jack Russel puppy which the girls have christened Poppy! On top of that my other son and his wife, got themselves a lovely cat from the Cat Protection League which they have called Tia, so our family has expanded by two - can't wait to see the new editions. Here is a photo of Poppy that my son send us and as soon as I have one of Tia I will let you see it.

Isn't she gorgeous!

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Birthday Card

Well I made a start with a simple card for my B.I.Law's birthday. Mens cards can be so difficult to do so I used an image from my Greetings Card CD and then decoupaged the picture 3 times and added ribbon and a few embellishments. Hope he likes it.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

It's Me!

Hello all from my very neglected blog! No excuses just not been in the right mood and have not been online blogging or crafting for a while. If truth be told I think I have been a bit depressed with what has been going on with my health. Fortunately, my good friend came down to visit and stayed the weekend so that has lifted my spirits a lot. I am hoping I will feel more like crafting soon and post some much needed Christmas cards. Bye for now.