27 April 2009
22 April 2009
20 April 2009
Then take some very pretty paper (I used Pink Petticoat's 'Flourishes' in Pebble, both negative and positive) and a lot of glue, some ribbon, flowers, pearls, hinges and a nice sentiment.....
... and you get this:
I painted the whole thing a very pale white-with-a-hint-of-blue and left it to dry. Then I tore the papers up and then sort of papier-macheted it all over, set in the hinges (Poppicrafts, of course!), inked around the edges to get that 'distressed' look; then added ribbon and stuff. I quite like it.
I made it to keep some cards in at work. TFL xx
14 April 2009
It's called the Lumus Thorn Elves award and it's for making folks smile - which is always a good thing. I got it from a lovely lady called Mandi - check out her stuff, she's hugely talented - so THANK YOU very much xxx.
I have to give it to five other people (eek!), so I'll come back later when I've narrowed it down a bit!! xxx
11 April 2009
9 April 2009
On the way to drop her off this morning, she yells "Yay, it's Easter tomorrow!! Lots of chocolate!!"
Me: " It's not all about chocolate, you know"
Lil G: "Yes, Mum, I KNOW!!"
Me: "Go on then, what IS Easter all about?"
Lil G: "It's when they put Jesus up on the cross"
Me: "Yes. Then what happened?"
Lil G: "They put a tea-towel round his bum.." (I'm in bits, laughing)
..."And then he came back to life!! Amazing!! Maybe they didn't pin him up properly".......
(Now I'm crying and in a lot of pain around the ribs).
So there you have it. For thousands of years, we've all believed it was a miracle, when all the time it was down to dodgy nails.....
Happy Easter xxx
6 April 2009
5 April 2009
This one was for me... How fab is that??? And this one is for Lil G:
and it's full of brilliant images for her to colour. She's thrilled to bits, as am I. It was so good to finally meet her in person. She's had a really tough time just lately and I hope she knows that I'm always there for her and how much I value our friendship.
So, it's now the Easter hols, so off to get a load of stuff for Lil G to make/colour/paint, etc! x
SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE SITES...
- CANON SCRAPBOOK - for tons of free papers/project/ideas
- GLITTER POT - huge range and super fast delivery
- HANDY HIPPO - really nice folks and fast delivery
- MAD ABOUT CARDS - fab range and decent prices
- PINK PETTICOAT - well just have a look; you'll see!
- RIBBON OASIS - superb range, good prices and freebies!
- WILD ORCHID CRAFTS - excellent service, cheap ribbon and great flowers