Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Just a little more!

Well my last posting for a while as we are off to Canada via Glasgow on Sunday!
I have been getting the most out of my Greetings Card deluxe programme and have made some more cards. I decorated most with some ribbon, pearls and some glamour dust to finish them off. I have not had the time to sit and make up something from scratch as have so much to do before Sunday, so I hope you like what I have come up with.

Bye for now and see you all again in December...........

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Family cards

I finally got around to finishing off my cards for family birthdays before we go off on holiday in two weeks time. Here are a few and will post some more later.

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

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Steps Back in Amazement!

Amazing here I am after all these months of silence and posting! I feel really guilty and have no excuses for the absence - I just didn't feel like crafting or chatting.
Health wise the specialist finally put me onto insulin injections and although at first I was really disappointed and concerned about the weight problems it has turned out better than expected. My blood sugars are finally getting near normal, also my blood pressure and I have managed to keep the weight off that I lost so I am well pleased. Won't say it's been perfect as have had lots of problems with my arthritis and other things but I'm not complaining.
I have made a few cards in lieu of going of on holiday next month so I will be posting them over the next few weeks. Here are the first three so hope you like them as I have kept it simple with just a few embellishments.

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

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Weight Loss

Well it's been a while since I wrote about my diabetes. I had the clinic on Tuesday and I am glad to report that I lost another 2.3 kilos so all in all I have lost 2st 6lbs in weight which I am really pleased about. Unfortunately, my blood sugars are still not under control and am now taking the last step of upping my dosage of metaformin to 6 x 500mg a day on top of my injections and all the other pills I have to take. I really don't know what else to do as I have tried all the things the diabetic nurse has suggested and nothing seems to take the blood sugars down. This morning was one of the best readings at 13.2 which is still very high. If this doesn't work then when I see the specialist in June she might say I have to go onto insulin which is the very last thing I want. Anyway, will cross that bridge when it happens.

Meantime I have used one of my stash cards that I made last year added a few finishing touches and an insert for our cousins 87th birthday on Saturday. I hope it will cheer her up as she is now residing in a home down in Surrey.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

60th Birthday

I wanted to make this a special card for a friend's 60th but when it came down to it I just didn't have the time or mojo to do it. I used a lovely thick leather like card stock and printed the picture of the pansies onto it. I then highlighted the black of the pansies with glossy accents and added some glamour dust to the wings of the bee and jewels for the eyes. Finished off with some ribbon for effect. I do hope she will like it.

Thursday, 18 March 2010


Hello again folks. I made my first A4 card today for my daughter in law's birthday. I stamped on the background swirl in a pale Brilliant moonlight white also along the curved edges. I added a corresponding border with a Martha Stewart large punch and then added a sentiment from Joanna Sheen's new Word CD including the insert and background papers. Finished off with some jewels and a few stickers to make it pop.

Thursday, 11 March 2010


Hello folks sorry it has been so long since my last posting. What with my computer giving up the ghost and not feeling like making any cards with the horrible weather we have had, the weeks have flown by. I cannot believe that it is March already and a few brave crocus's are coming out to bud which is lovely to see in the last few sunny days we have had.
I have made some cards but forgot to take photo's as the computer was away getting fixed. Anyway today I finally sat down and made one for a forthcoming anniversary. Nothing too fancy so hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by and haste ye back.............

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Welcome 2010

Well here we are in 2010 and I hope all my followers and crafting friends had a lovely Christmas and New Year. Myself and hubby had a lovely Christmas with the family then unfortunately my lovely no 1 son decided to share his cold with us so we were laid up from Boxing day until after the New Year. It was very, very quiet with the horrendous weather we are having and so treacherous on the pavements and roads that I have been stuck in the house. Today is the first day I have ventured out via hubby and the car and only downtown to get my new spectacles and a few messages then home again.
We did get forms to renew our passports and got some passport photos [ugh] the second stage in organising our holiday this year. The first stage was booking the fights which is in September to Canada for three months, we are so looking forward to it.
Hubby retires then hence the long holiday to see family and friends over there.
No cards or crafting yet but hoping to get back to it soon. Take care and haste ye back...