Friday, 30 April 2010
Thank you for your continued support, good wishes and prayers.
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Thanks for caring.
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Your continued good wishes and prayers are such a comfort to her and she now has cards from all over the globe. Thank you so much for your support.
Fiona has asked me to let you all know that Crafty Sentiments are releasing a new range of stamps today at 09:00hrs GMT. Why not visit the other members of teh DT to see what they have created with the new releases. They are:
Fiona obviously has not been able to join in.
The new realeases are all available on the Crafty Sentiments Shop Site
I hope I have managed to get all these links correct.
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Thank you all again for your good wishes.
Monday, 26 April 2010
Your continued encouraging comments, emails, cards and prayers are a great comfort to Fiona and we are both grateful for your interest.
I will hopefully have better news soon.
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Your continued messages of goodwill and support are much appreciated by both of us.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Thank you all again for your kind comments, emails and cards. They are so encouraging.
Friday, 23 April 2010
She is still in good spirits. Her room in hospital is beginning to look like a shop for handmade cards. The cards she has received already make a magnificent display and are the subject of much comment. You are obviously a very talented group of ladies.
Thank you so much for your support fro Fiona.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Thank you so much for caring.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Thank you all for your kind messages - they have cheered her a lot.
Monday, 19 April 2010
She is looking a lot better and is thrilled with all your comments and emails. You have cheered her up no end. I'm truly grateful for all your interest.
Sunday, 18 April 2010
We are both very humbled by the extent of your interest and the number of comments and emails that have been left for her. It has been a huge encouragement to her and I am indebted to you all for that.
By the way Fiona wanted me to remind you all that the new Crafty Sentiments challenge will be officially published at 09:00hrs today. She obviously has no DT card submitted this week but she would love it if you could find time to call in there and have a go at the challenge.
Thank you for your support and prayers.
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Before I went in to see her last night I looked at her blog and printed out all the comments and good wishes that had been left. I took them and copies of the emails that had been sent so that she could see them and she was overwhelmed with the amount of concern, good wishes and love that had been left for her. It cheered her up no end.
Thank you so much for caring.
Friday, 16 April 2010
This is not Fiona but her husband. I am afraid that Fiona has been admitted to hospital because the infection in her heel and ankle has become much worse. She has been put on intravenous antibiotics and the doctors are waiting to see how she responds before deciding what needs to be done.
She has appreciated all your good wishes and is a bit disappointed that Perth Royal Infirmary is not a new hospital with web access in the wards and she won't be able to surf your blogs.
I will post any significant news on her blog.
Thursday, 15 April 2010
I am posting yet another Stampaholics card. What would I have done without Siobhan and her classes and inspiration. Again the design is her's although I made the card. I hope you like it.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
I was at the doctors today and my heel and leg are still badly affected by cellulitis. The wound on my heel is looking a bit better but I have been ordered to take bed rest to take all the weight off my heel. The doctor wants me to go back on Wednesday. Cardmaking is out of the question for the next few days. I will still be able to surf your blogs of course and leave comments. So for the next few days I'm just going to post my Stampaholics cards and forget about challenges.
I must again stress that although I made the cards I will post the design and inspiration is all Siobhan's, the owner of Stampaholics. I visited her shop about a week after I decided to take up cardmaking and she was so supportive and willing to give advice and information to help me get started so she has been a great help over the months. This is another card very much in the Siobhan style - I hope you like it. If you do please leave a comment to let me know what you think (I've got plenty time to read them).
- My husband who is my best friend
- My family
- My friends
- My faith
- Good music
- A good book
- Gardening (when I'm fit)
- A good detective film
- Reading comments left by other bloggers
- and of course, Cardmaking
5 Trivia facts about me:-
- I love Cruise holidays
- I love the sun
- I love shopping (particularly for Crafts)
- I was an only child
- I love Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Since this award came from abroad I would like to pass this to 5 of my faithful followers from across the seas.
Linda at Payne Holler Cards
Chris at Twinkles glow with Stamps
Danielle at Paper Inspirations by Danielle
Cheryl at My Cardmaking Haven
Carolyn at Stamping, Scrapbooking and Card Hobbyist
I hope you like the award and apologise now for the workload I have just given you answering the questions.
Monday, 12 April 2010
Well this has been some day. As some of you know I haven't had the best of weeks healthwise. The pressure sore on my heel became infected and I was put on antibiotics. I go to the surgery twice a week to get it dressed and hubby dresses it in between. Well yesterday (Sunday) it did not look good at all . It was very sore and weeping horrid green stuff (sorry too much detail). The whole heel was a dark purple colour and my leg up to my knee was swollen and very red. Hubby was very worried and phoned NHS24. I ended up in hospital for a couple of hours to not much avail to be honest. They told me it was cellulitis and changed my antibiotic and told me to go back to my doctor tomorrow. We came home and hubby redressed it after cleaning it out but I am sore and knackered. Enough moaning on to happier things.
I haven't been able to craft at all so I'm posting another Stampaholics class creation and entering it into the Simon Says challenge where we were to make a card for a child. The image is an Inkadinkadoo stamp coloured using Polychromos pencils. I used Bazzil Bling with My Mind's Eye papers. the embellishments were provided by Siobhan at the class. Where would I have been without her classes these last few days.
I have been given another award from Therese in Norway which I will post tomorrow.
Please have a great day and stay safe.
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Saturday, 10 April 2010
I am afraid I am still struggling a bit. I don't have a lot of energy and have not made anything new for a few days. I have been posting cards I made at recent classes at Stampaholics in Perth just to keep my blog going. I have learned so much from Siobhan, the owner, who comes up with the most fantastic ideas for cards. She has a unique style and I love to copy it for a lot of family cards that do not get published on my blog, but I thought I would share this "Thank You" card with you. I am not entering it into any challenges.
I hope this appeals to you and that you will feel like leaving a comment to let me know what you think. I value your views and love reading what you have to say.
I trust that you will have a great start to the weekend and that you achieve everything you set out to do. Stay safe and healthy.
Friday, 9 April 2010
I am entering this card into the Secret Crafters "How does your Garden Grow" challenge. I made this card at a recent class at Stampaholics in Perth and once again the idea and layout are Siobhan's, the owner. She is a fabulous designer. Her creativity inspires me.
Please leave a comment letting me know what you think of this. I love reading your views. I will try to leave comments on your blogs but if I can't I will catch up in the next couple of days.
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
I made this card for the current Lili of the Valley challenge where the theme is "Blue and Silver". I have used LOTV's "Little girls swing time" which I have coloured using my Polychromos pencils and Sansador oil. The paper is S.E.I.'s "Winter Song - crystal Arabesque" and I used Silver Mirra Card on which to mount everything. The flowers are homemade and everything else is from my stash.
It would be great if having seen what's here you can find time to leave a comment telling me what you think of what you have found. I love reading what you have to say because I find a lot of encouragement and help in your opinions.
Thank you for calling in. I hope you achieve all you set out to do today and stay safe.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Anyway on to more pleasant stuff. This card was made with two challenges in mind. the ABC challenge was for a predominantly red card and at Crafty Creations it was a case of "Anything Goes". I inked up Magnolia's "Tilda with Ladybird" and coloured her up with my Copics. The papers are Karen-Marie Klip & Papir A/S. I cut the corners using a Cuttlebug die from plain paper. I also used this paper for matting and layering and making my homemade flowers. the gems and ribbon are from my stash. I glimmermisted the card on completion.
I really hope you like this card and I would love to know what you think of it. If you have time to leave a comment it would be greatly appreciated. I love reading them. They are so helpful and encouraging.
Just a quick reminder that today is the day that the new set of 4 AMY stamps will be available on the Crafty Sentiments Shop site. Whay not call over and see what goodies are lurking there.
Monday, 5 April 2010
I made this card for the current Papertake Weekly challenge where they gave us a wonderful sketch to follow. I took the opportunity to use Elizabeth Bell's "New Friends" image that my daughter-n-law, Sarah stamped for me before she came up on holiday. I think she is gorgeous (another one I'll just have to buy). I coloured her using my Copics. The paper is Daydream's "Rain Boots" and I have used plain card for matting and layering and for making my homemade flowers. The embellishments are from my stash. I have sprayed liberally with stickles and Glimmer Mist although it probably won't show on the photograph.
I hope you like this enough to leave me a comment. I do so love reading what you have to say. You give me a lot of help and encouragement.
Thank you for calling. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday and stay safe,
Sunday, 4 April 2010
I received this beautiful Blog Award from Barbara over at Hunnybunny Cards. I believe that the translation says "This blog is Enchanting" or something of that ilk. Thank you very much Barbara I'm really flattered that you thought of me. Now I have to send this to 12 bloggers including Barbara so here goes. The great thing about having to send it to such a large number is that I can spread it around. I am sending it to:
- Angela at Sparkly Cards
- Donna at Popsicle Toes
- Bernie at Trueblue
- Danielle at Paper Inspirations by Danielle
- Angie at Lilacanglia
- Julie at Julie's Cards
- Kim at Kims Card Corner
- Lisa at Stampin for Sanity
- Mandy at Crafty Fox Cards
- Pascale at My Crafty Heaven
- Vee at Veronica's Designs
- Barbara at Hunnybunnycards
Thank you to all of you for your support and encouragement over the months. I appreciate it. It would be great if you had time to join in at Crafty Sentiments some time.That's all for today. Thanks for calling and enjoy your weekend.
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Saturday again and another weekend is upon us, the special weekend when we remember the greatest sacrifice ever made. I hope that you enjoy this Easter weekend and have a momemt to grasp the significance of what we celebrate.
I made this card for the Sketch & Stash challenge where they gave us a great sketch to follow. I inked up Magnolia's "Tilda with Flowers" and coloured her using my Copics. The design paper I used is from the Graphic 45 Baby and Bride Collection and I used plain card to matt and layer. The ribbon is new from my stash and the flowers are homemade by me.
This card was fairly straightforward to make but I am not at all sure about it. I haven't put a sentiment on it and I think it might look a bit empty. I hope you like it though because I would love it if you left a comment for me - even if it's to tell me that there is something missing. I get so much help and encouragement from them.
I received these two awards from these two wonderful crafting buddies:-
Bev Parr at Bev's Crafty Bits
Lisa Jane at Mess 2 Magic
I already have the first one but I am delighted that they thought of me when they were considering who they should give them to. Please pop over and have a look at their wonderful blogs - there are lots of goodies to see.
I am going to pass these on to the following ladies:
- Jo at Kingslake's Crafts
- Linda at Payne Holler Cards
- Chris at Twinkles Glow With Stamps
- Teri at Teri's Cards and Toppers
- Gez at GezzyB's Crafty Bits
Friday, 2 April 2010
Sarah (Lil-paper-pixie) and I went to Stampaholics today to a class Siobhan was running on "Resist Techniques" and had a great time learning something neither of us had done before. We really enjoyed it. The men wandered about Perth for nearly 3 hours because they couldn't go swimming - Jonathan, our grandson, had forgotten to bring his trunks with him. I didn't have a lot of blogging time but I think I got round most of my regular pitstops. If I missed yours please bear with me I should catch up tomorrow.
I made this card for three challenges:-
Create 4 Fun where the Colour Combo was Brown, Cream & Pink
Penny Black who had a theme of "Butterflies & Bees", and
Secret Crafters where the requirement was "Pink, Green and Flowers".
I think this card might just squeeze into each challenge.
I used Penny Black's " Garden Friends" coloured using my Copics for my image (it has a butterfly). I used plain brown and pink paper for matting and layering and MME's Hip & Luxurious Basics "Lush - Pink Floral Paper" ans a Backing paper. I added a small Bee charm and added a butterfly cut using a Martha Stewart punch. The other embellies are all from my stash and the flowers are homemade. The card is liberally Stickled and sprayed with Glimmer Mist although it's not really seen in the photograph - it is there, I promise.
I really enjoyed making this card so I hope you like it enough to leave a comment letting me know what you think of it. I love reading what you have to say.
These new stamps of this really cute girl called Amy from Crafty Sentiments Shop will be available from 6th April so make sure you get across to the shop then and get your order in.
I have been given some Blog Awards but this post is long enough I think so I will show you them tomorrow, all being well.
Well that's it for today folks so I'll wish you a great day and stay safe.
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Well the family have arrived for a 10 day break and this place is buzzing. Sarah and I are going to Stampaholics to a class today. Siobhan is showing us Resist Techniques. The men are going swimming (that should raise the pool level significantly). I am sure we will be out and about (as far as crutches allow) over the time they are here so some of my blogging may be spasmodic but I will try to keep up each day. I have cards made for a good few days ahead so I will still be posting.
I made this card to enter the Just Magnolia challenge where we were given a great sketch to follow provided by Jane. I have inked up "Sweet Tilda" and coloured her using my Copics. I have paper pieced her dress using the reverse side of SEI's "Juliette" I have used Bazzil as a backing paper but put it through the Sissix in a "Script" Cuttlebug folder. I also used it to make the flowers. The embellishments are from my stash and I have used Stickles and Glimmer Mist liberally over the card although it may not look it from the photograph. The embellishments are from my stash.
I do hope you like this card enough to encourage you to leave me a comment telling me what you think of it. I love reading what you have to say and value your opinions so much.
Well whatever you are up to today I hope it goes well and that you have a great time. Take care and go safely.