Monday, 20 February 2012

Bit of cheating...

I enjoyed doing my sisters card so much, I decided to make a batch of them.. I did them in stages, choosing the card, the punching, added the inserts, putting the peel off on acetate, cutting them out etc. But I enjoyed doing them and they were all were done and dusted in less than a week.



Well I have so many cards to do each year, am hoping this will make a dent in them, then can get back to scrapbooking. Saying that I still have the wedding invites to finish as they have to be sent out in April. It's only the inserts that still have to be done, Sam and Matt can write them and the envelopes out, lol.

I've been doing the odd bit of latch hooking in the evenings too, while watching 'Masterchef' on V+, am also recording 'The Midwife'. So will start watching that when the series is finished, as get fed up having to wait a week for the next episode. I will be able to watch all of them over a couple of Sundays evenings while doing the ironing. I've been told it's good, so am looking forward to watching it, as don't normally do TV.

I've also got Steven's care covered so I can attend the make-it craft show in Farnborough this Friday with my mum and auntie, think it will be my 8th year. I originally ask Russets (his respite centre) to have him in for a sleepover, but it seemed, 5 months notice was not enough and said no. So I have Out of Town keeping him for an extra hour, then Sam will come here when she finishes work, and will look after him till hubby gets home from Bath. All that juggling, just so I can go out, I do sometime wonder if it's worth all the hassle, lol.

Talking of Bath, I was there for a few days last week, had a very relaxing few days, meeting up with my sister-in-law and having breakfast AND dinner with hubby. I also came home with some red roses, box of chocolate and a card, seeing it was Valentines Day while I was there, lol.

The only downside was after I got home, but won't bore you with all my moans and doom and gloom. As there is already too much in the world, without me adding to it...xx

11 comments:

craftattack said...

Nice cards! 5 months notice?? What happens in an emergency?? Hugs, Valerie

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks val...xx

and yrs, I know, let hope I never need them for an emergency, lol...xx

Carole said...

Cute cards Maria, well done for making a start on all the cards that you will need this year! I'm naughty and tend to only make mine the week before it is needed :/

When you told me that you were making Sam's wedding invitations, I remember thinking "rather you than me!" ... guess the laugh is on me now - my sister has asked me to make hers!!!

Hugs, Carole xxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks carole...xx

hahaha, look forward to seeing what you do for your sister..xx

jeanie g said...

Ahh Maria have a hug.xx Yes, it is worth it you need some me time and to follow your own hobbies. I can't imagine what you have to put up with and what the latest doom and gloom is but you need somewhere to let it out, why not here? Love your cards too. xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks jean...xx

it's just carer/respite issues with my son, :-(

SusieJ said...

Hugs Maria..it is worth the hassle for some me time (esp. craft related me time!lol). I'm with Val though..5 months notice???
Love the cards and well done you for getting a head start...I'm like Carole - make them the week before.
Hugs and sparkles. xx

Susan said...

Five months notice!? Wow! I better not say what I really think.

The cards are lovely Maria, well done on getting ahead. I need to have Graham's made today (for Saturday) but keep putting it off ha-ha, everything is last minute here.

Hope you have a great time on Friday, not that you need to buy more stash though....

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks ladies...xx

I'm usually the same the last minute, still have stevens and my mums to do for next month, lol...xx

jakamoo said...

Hi Maria, Looks like someone's been busy!!! That's not so good about the 5 months scenario but great you managed to get something else sorted out for your son. I've never been to any of these demos/exhibitions - they never seem to come up this way unless it's Glasgow which is a good hour and a half away on the train. Ah well - one day I'll get organised and find someone who won't mind tagging along...
Enjoy it when it comes round - it'll be here before you know it!

Hi I'm Maria... said...

LOL jak, it was, it was Friday just gone, lol.. and had a fab time and spent lots of money...xx