Sorry, but thought I would share it with you all as am just a bit excited, it's due on the 17th December so going to be an interesting Christmas, lol, but who cares as long as my daughter and the baby are OK, that is all that matters... I've know since she was just 4 weeks, but kept quiet till her scan which was a couple of weeks ago.
But couldn't come on here to say as with decorating round Sam and Matt's, but also had a wedding to attend in Cyprus lol. I know it's a hard life isn't it, we had a lovely time and Steven was excellent, which was good news, especially now he's going to be an uncle ;-).
Hopefully will catch up soon, but hope you are all well and crafting away nicely...
OK, maybe not the real project life as a little too expensive and seeing I already had a 'D' folder, I just needed some folders which I found through Carole, then I made my own cards using Colorbok Flavia peaches & pomegranates 12x12 pad and a corner rounder.
I really did love doing it this way, especially at the moment with not having much time with decorating round Sam's.
Through the month I jot down main points that I might want to include in the page and if I come across a photo I might want to use too, I placed them into a folder on my lappy ready for printing off. I did this via Tesco photo shop, as treated myself to a voucher which gave me 250 prints for just £12.50, instead of 15p each which I had been doing before. So I can buy them as and when I want, using the voucher.
I cannot believe I was celebrating my 50th this year, as it only seemed like yesterday we were celebrating my mums 50th, but she was actually celebrating her 70th a few days after mine and Steven's birthdays.
Oh look what I got in the post, Sue Bubbles found them at Colemans, (her fab craft shop) for under a tenner, so grabbed a couple (one each for me and Gina, as she already owned one)...
and it's PINK too, so pretty, lol..
Oh and Sue upset the other ladies at the craft club, as Sue grabbed the last two and to rubbed it in, she told them how FAB they were in cutting corners and that it was like putting a hot knife through butter, hehehe, what a tease...
OK, she is right, it is so easy to use and will be great for my project life folders :-) also for Steven's books as I usually take the corners off all the ones I make him.
To be honest I've not done much crafting in April as had been round my daughters house sealing, priming, undercoating, painting, glossing, waxing etc. etc. etc. :-(
So only got a couple of things to show you, the first one was from a challenge that Sue bubbles sent me and Gina in a shape of a plain pencil pot,
Which I'm sorry to say I forgot to photograph, so pitched a picture from paperchase (where she brought it from)
Anyway this is how mine tuned out, I covers it with washi tape
and then on the top, I did a little scribble and coloured each little space in with each of the coloured pencils and then Mod Podge the whole pot.
The cardi is now knitted, so it's just the sewing together and knitting the button bands, (so hopefully still in with a change it will still fit her, lol)
Oh nearly forgot I started my 'smash' book, by smashing my mother of the bride outfit and story to how I brought it
Here is what I looked like.
Shame auntie (who took the photo) didn't get my shoes in. As I was in a 3.5" heel, yet I usually only ware a 1.5" heel or flatties. But these were so comfy that I stayed in them till the end, which was gone midnight, it felt as if you were walking on air, fab
My March layout will be shown in a later post as forgot to take photo, sorry...
As you can see very simple layout, in fact February wasn't a very exciting month...
I was either form filling or filling a kettle for making cups of tea and coffee for my daughters builders :-(
I use arrows from a cuttlebug die to help follow the progress of the building site :-)
OK saying it wasn't exciting month, it has been fun watching the work progress round my daughter's house and I plan on including an up to date photo in my March page. That will be a slightly different type of layout, (even more simple, lol) so I should be able to post that soon.
Had a lovely day at Make-it craft show at Farnborough again this year with my mum and auntie but also my cousin came along too for the first time... Her face was a picture when she walked through the doors, she was like a child in a sweet shop and was so excited with all the rubber stamps that were there.
I was good and didn't go too mad, with just buying a few things that I needed.
As I actually left early, I KNOW shock and horror leaving before it was closing (that was a first for me, lol).... But hubby picked me up around 3pm as was taking me away for the weekend as a early birthday present, due to Steven being in respite and I was about to turn 'Half a Century' the following the week. It was to be our first proper break since our 25th Wedding Anniversary which was nearly 3 years ago, wow doesn't time fly, lol...
...who works part time from home and is a carer to her youngest.
I enjoy making cards and have done since my auntie introduced me to it back in 2004 by sending me and my son lovely home made cards for our Birthdays...
...Thank you Liz
I now enjoy scrap booking, especially when I realized I could not give some of my lovely stash away, lol
Oh yes and....
.....I'm a self confessed stash-aholic, lol