Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Opps for got this one !!

Hi everyone 2 posts in 1 day . sorry i forgot to add this in ....

My father in Law is 60 tomorrow so here is the card my hubby requested brief was "i dunno somthing with 60 on it " really helpful lol so i came up with this .....

Had great fun altering my chipboard 60 (it was a papermania set pink and flowers) so i painted it white and inked it blue using my stampin up inks (nearly navey) then i embossed it with holographic powder then UTEE and put a couple of silver stars first time i have tried that. layers are mirror card (pm) nearly navey (SU) white card , ribbon is anitas , star from stash ,sentiment is a rub on from stash.
hope he likes it ...they are in france for his birthday so wont see him till saturday
hugs to you all
Em xx

Poppy cards and potty training

Hi everyone well the poppy cards took me a lot longer than expected .... i made loads lol . so here are the ones that made the final cut (i just put the singles up as the rest are bagged to go).

I would like to thank Kate as with out her generosity this would not have been possible .... i am sorry the stamps are a little late back but i was so worried about the postal strikes i waited till they were over to send.

I used some of the designs by kate and Amie over at passion for papertrey blog as they were so brilliant you can also see some on - anyway i hope they raise some money for the cause x
This week i have also started the dreaded potty training and its been a challenge my little boy will be 3 on saturday ....halloween !! so i thought it would be nice to have him dry for his birthday or at least his first day at pre school lol .... well i think i have spent most of my time mopping and asking 'do you need a wee ' i feel like a parott we have had the odd success fingers crossed.
got slight cabin fever as not been out since sunday so all being well may venture out tomorrow .....dum dum dummmmmm lol
take care everyone .
Em xx

Monday, 19 October 2009

Amazing blog candy - crafters kitchen

Hi , Jak over at Crafters Kitchen is holding a big blog candy ..... a Quickutz Silhouette !! how amazing is that .... and generous to say the least. so leave a comment on there and link to your blog showing the candy to be won . good luck x -

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Hi y'all, well got my poppy set (PTI remember) care of the wonderful Kate from a passion for papertrey blog - so I can set about creating my poppy cards tonight, just wanted to say how lovely kate is I have never met her and i posted a message on in love with stamping asking if anyone had the remeber set (i could buy) and kate contacted me and said i could borrow hers and here it is kind is that!! a complete stranger lending me their only set I was really taken a back bless her.

Also had a bit of a naff day took my little one to the local soft play area and while i was there all the mums and their children from his playgroup showed up (together) I think it must have been a play date or party .... I just felt so lonely I was the only mum there on my own with thier child , they didn't even say hello ...think they were a little embarrased . everyone else was in twos or with a baby group, I wish i had been well enough when oliver was little to forge these friendships but unfortunatly i wasn't and i missed out now i'm like a oneman (or woman) band surviving alone lol just me and my boy bless him....

Monday, 12 October 2009

I'm just so excited today, lovely steph (i think of her like the fairy godmother of crafting lol) has had a genius idea to arrange a Christmas make and take day .....using ..wait for it .....paper trey ink ....whoopee!!!! and i have manged to book myself a place so I'm going on a mini craft adventure up to Essex to meet everyone and i just can't wait. to just show how much of a fairy godmother Steph is , she is supplying everything bless her.

Also i have decided to try a little fund raising a dear friend of mine was killed in Afghanistan in 2008 and in his letter to his parents he requested they set up a charity to help young people achieve their dreams, he was an amazing young man at 22 (just) he was an officer in the marines but had achieved so much for his young age take a look here to read about his amazing life - I really recommend taking a look this he was no average 22 yr old lol.

Anyway I am planning to make a whole load of poppy themed cards and sell them to raise funds for both poppy appeal and JTYAF , all of our family have managed sky dives ...runs ... climbs etc but that's just not me so i thought this would be best I know JT would be proud x I only wish he could be here to see all the people that have given so much he would be truly stunned and honored.

Anyway i have a busy time ahead poppy cards, Christmas too and my make and take day to follow x

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Congratulations to Steph - Anniversary Candy !

Just want to say congratulations to steph on her 7 yr wedding anniversary i hope you have many more happy years to come x
Steph is so kindly celebrating with a candy give away so pop over to stamping and sharing to get involved -

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Craft room clear out !!

Hi everyone just to let you all know i am having a little 'cough' clear out ...i didn't realise just how much stuff i had and i know i will never get round to using up so if you are intreasted i have popped it on ebay -
There will prob be more stuff as the day goes on lol ....
Take care
Em xxx