Sunday, 30 September 2007
Riley is soooo miserable at the moment, he has a pretty good sleep after breakfast and after that forget it. He finally went to sleep at 11.30pm!! So I'm just having a 'late' moment to myself.
Friday, 28 September 2007
Products used are Sassafras - Serendipity papers, Elegant & Coconut Cream, Deluxe Designs chipboard base, Satin ribbon and bling from stash.
Sketch this cards are asking for more designers on their blog, so I thought I'd give it a go, I dare say wont get anywhere as there are sooo many talented peeps out there, but heres a sneak peek of two designs that I've sent in.
Was going to put these on yesterday but little un is still poorly and very miserable with it! x
Thursday, 27 September 2007
Secondly My Time - My Creations is a blog I found through another and she has weekly sketches on there which are also fantastic, so heres my take on this weeks
I love this stamp - cant remember for the life of me at the moment whos it is, but I will find out. Other products used were K&I suprise hoopla & surprise word art papers, green cardstock and ribbon from stash.
Thirdly CPS #32 sketch, a bit busy but hopefully I pulled it off, its perfect for a cat loving friend of mine and I cannot wait to send it to her, just to make her smile.Products used were My Minds Eye - Tres Jolie & Imagination Project - Sutton Place papers, rub ons, ribbon & cardstock from stash.
And finally for now, I did more baking, I must be turning into a home making queen - yeah right - you havent seen my house yet - lol.Yummy Scrummy in my Tummy (as Jack called them) Chocolate Chip Rock Cakes - Ummmm.
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
Monday, 24 September 2007
This is what I made with my papertake stash challenge! Hope it's okay!
Products used are, purple & black cardstock, black swirly background paper (from Pink Petticoat), black and white spotty ribbon (woodware), Purple organza ribbon & stamped witch images (a muse artstamps) Add on's were hand-drawn skull and bat.
I've always wanted to give making ATC's a go, so I've joined Crafty Clares Forum where they have a swap each month, this is my take on 'Fairytale' hope there okay too.
Products used are Flower Fairy decoupage and scraps from stash.
...and last but not least, some family photos. Jack not only got his praise card on Friday but also his superstar, which we are all very happy about
and Riley has something about this stool!
Phew, that was a long one - Logging off now x
Sunday, 23 September 2007
I keep saying how crap my camera is, as its only a KodakC330 but it at least works sometimes. This was took in Cornwall near to where we were staying!
I didnt participate in Self Portrait Saturday, as I have two poorly boys, but I'll try to upload something later. Jack is really suffering with his teeth and they are both full of a cold, with Riley constantly sneezing - bless um.
I'm busy putting the finishing touches to my papertake challenge, so hopefully a sneek peak later of that too. Till then x
Friday, 21 September 2007
I had to get Jack to see the emergency dentist at 9am, as his face was all swollen and I knew he needed antibiotics, then drop him off at school.
Then home, then course (which was distressing to say the least!) I wont go into it as its abit raw, but it was very hard today, opening up a can of worms as they say.
I had to leave the course early to go and see Jack receive his praise postcard and I got an extra surprise as he got his superstar award too (photos tomorrow)
Hence due to all the activities, Riley hasn't slept, bar 15mins. He cried throughout most of the creche time too - bless him.
Currently I'm doing a course on postnatal depression.
I don't really want to use my blog to post this type of stuff, but I've felt pretty crappy all week, very tearful, low and really lonely! Which is silly as I have two boys and a fella to keep me occupied but still, I've had that feeling of loneliness which is just horrible.
Storks Store, Infantville
Thursday, 20 September 2007
You know when your really worried they wont like them, well I've been like that for days to be honest but its what they wanted exactly, so I'm sure they'll be fine. Shouldnt worry but I do, especially when you put your heart and soul into making stuff for someone else and when theres 60 of them to do.
They look so simple to do, but the amount of cutting, inking, printing and sticking that goes into them is a nightmare. But they were a bespoke order so hopefully if I get more similar orders I'm make it so they are simpler to produce!
Also, lots of questions re cats head! Once I retrieve it from underneath the TV unit I'll superduperwuperglue it back on, and well out of babies reach! lol
Oh well, time to move everything UP now then x
Break, as in kids break adult stuff all the time, but never their own toys, whats that about! Not fair... the head went flying under the tv unit.
Jacks interpretation of it though was (I was in the kitchen)
'Mummy Mummy, Riley and the cats head arghhh the cats head'
I literally flew into the living room, thinking he had the real cat by the head!!!!
and then I saw my lovely trio... Naughty Riley.
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
My favourite film - ever ever - is The Crow. My honey bought me this when we first started dating. Its a nodding head, of Brandon Lee of course!!! Perculiar I hope!!! But I l o v e it.
Been mega busy today sorting out some sample orders, Lets hope more come of that.
Right I'm off, Riley is currently bouncing from one side of the room to the other!! and badly wants hold of the X-Box. He's already broke one of my puddys today! Will show tomorrow! boo hoo x
Tuesday, 18 September 2007
This isnt currently hanging in our garden as its not to how we want it at the moment and I dont want it to get ruined. The windchime itself is very long, but the photo shows the 'hanging' bird at the top!
Be back with more later.
Monday, 17 September 2007
Sunday, 16 September 2007
Also today was another fair, I had the help of my bestest buddy Cazz, and in all honesty the positive feedback was fantastic and has left me feeling great about my designs, website, costs and generally the fact that I must be doing something right! So thank you to all at Stoneleigh Wedding Fair today.
Me and Cazz also saw a fair few 'fall in love to die for' wedding dresses, I certainly know where I'll be getting mine from! Also at last weeks wedding fair, in the magazine was 'the' most beautiful colour, apparantly green is very in this season, check this beauty out!!!
Just want to say thank you again honey for your help today, means alot. Big Hug x
Saturday, 15 September 2007
Friday, 14 September 2007
Last summer, Jack decided to stick something up his nose! It was a casualty job, because as I said, blow, he sniffed and up the blighter went!!! We were then sent to another casualty as it was only 7am and there was no-one there available to remove it! so I had to drive for 40 mins to the next hospital! Got there, they had no idea who we were, even though it had been rang through!!! yeah right!
Thursday, 13 September 2007
Well in all honesty I dont have a photo, or one that I can see is curious, and smiley riley wasnt playing much either for the camera - typically.
So a big thank you to bumble bee for making me a child again for five mins (some may argue for longer, but its me you gotta listen too)
Night night x
Some Paper Tearing
The colour Purple
It has to have at least one hole somewhere in the design!
I used purple chrimbo paper from my stash, so really cant remember who its by, rub ons and a very large hole! and of course some torn paper!!! Snowflake embellishment is E-ZBig & Little We'd like you to use items in pairs of Big and Little - so you need to have both sizes on your card ie big & little
Again used papers from stash, Santa is an e-z embellishment also and hand stitched 'santa'. Very into stitching at the moment... One LARGE and one SMALL button...
Be back later with HS-MS hopefully...
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
A busy day today, Riley had his 7mth check up and he is doing really well, I cannot believe the little chunk meister weighs just over 17lbs and is now 68cms, he'll be taller than Aunty Cazz soon - lmao.
I generally find it emotional going to see the health visitor at the moment! My edingburgh score keeps been high but I'm starting a course on Friday that runs for approx 8 weeks, its aimed to help women deal with Post Natal Depression.
I'm not saying I have it, but I certainly had it before after having Jack, and I am very aware of it now and from time to time feel very very low! But I do have two beautiful boys to keep me going and nothing would stop me doing that. Hopefully this course will provide the help and understanding I need to get through this 'moment' in my life.
OOh sleep well after seeing that - lmao x
a) because I have my boys b) I've never really seen blue as a cold colour, I think its quite warming in the right place and c) because its for his room - lol.
I've been meaning to do a picture for his bedroom for awhile now, and this gave me the inspiration to do it.
The red stitching is to highlight the collar in his outfit and hopefully bring it altogether. Not too much I hope, but I'm kinda into that right now.
Products used are blue bazzil cardstock, Basic Grey romani papers, buttons and lots of hand stitching.
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
Jack and his friend Jake started beavers tonight, bless um.
My little un is such an emotional boy, he doesnt really like confrontation, sudden loudness etc, so he did get a bit tearful as I dropped him off and when Daddy picked him up. Hopefully this will help with his confidence, as he has got so much to offer but holds back alot of the time.
Anyways see you with a better update in the morning.
I did have the HS-MS for yesterday, but it was just too late and dark to photograph.
Some lovely homemade ginger cakes, I ran out of cake cases so had to use mini ones too, perfect size for a lunch box though!
My printer is loaded on top with all my cornwall goodies - really miss my holiday there and my funky little sunshine buddie...
And as for this little monster, you'd think butter wouldnt melt right! Your wrong, this boy can shout, he is so vocal, you can just really tell he wants to be up about doing stuff, he watches Jacks every move. I'm looking forward to his next development of crawling but with anticipation - lol.Right I have the general day to day stuff to go on with today and then I want to get started and finished on my LO for bad girls, once screamer is asleep that is - lol x
Monday, 10 September 2007
Will add more later.
Does anyone know where I can get a better looking template and blog header though, thats easy for me to use!!!!
It was quite dark in there to begin with, so apologise for the moody photos. ttfn
Saturday, 8 September 2007
I'm not really into one self at the moment - lol. Feeling pretty crappy today actually, very tearful and argumentative and just feeling that everything and everyone is against me, which is silly cause I know they arent, but I cant help that feeling.
So to continue with hs-ms, my photo is self shot! I do have my head down cause I just wanted to show how I feel, hopefully next weeks should be much better...
Can you see all the crafting going on in the background, nightmare, I have my very first wedding fair tomorrow and I'm bricking it. An order of cardstock and flowers hasnt arrived, so I am down on samples and new designs... but I will make do with what I have, hopefully, I'm sure I'll be able to talk my way round it. I have two more fairs after this, so any problems tomorrow I'll certainly be able to sort ready for the others.
Ttfn from a right ole grumpy cow! lol xxx
Friday, 7 September 2007
Also I bought this for Tel after Riley was born as I thought it was gorgeous and really showed a bond between daddy and son - its called New Dad.
A silent talk here I think. I just love it though.
Also Top Designer class started today over at Bad Girls, so I've signed in and told teacher I'm here, my assignment needs to be in by next Thursday - should just have enough time to come up with something...ummm thinking cap is on.
Night night for now. x