Monday, 22 December 2008

Iwas given this award by Rita on the 17th December but I have only just had time to go into her blog and see it. Thank you Rita I am honoured and not sure if I deserve it as there are so many lovely blogs about.

I now have to forward on to 5 people which is hard but I am sending this award to jamie Lorraine Suzanne Nicola Jay . So now I have to follow the rules, which are:Link to whoever gave you the award and pass it on and link to 5 others.You also have to write down 5 things you are addicted to!

1. Joanna Sheen CDROM's

2. Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit Stamps.

3. Cute Companions Stamps.

4. My Cuttlebug Machine.

5. My Computer so I can view other peoples blogs and post on the Joanna Sheen forum.

Have a great Christmas everyone.

Cathy xxxxxxx

Two Cute Companions Stamp Cards

This is the first time I have used any of the stamps from this range. They are made by Crafters Companions and are designed by Jayne Nestorenko who is a lovely lady. The first one is from the Wonderful News stamp set and the other one is Especially for You. Both cards I have used my Cuttlebug machine and embossing folder and cutting dies to do the background. I have used a mixture of Lyra Aquacolor water colour crayons and Twinkling H20's to colour the images.

Four TeaBag Folding Cards.

I went to my Craft Club the other day and the subject came up about Teabag Folding. The girls in the club had heard of it but had never tried it so I proceeded to show them the little bit that I know, there is hundreds of different folds. It is very relaxing and you can forget all your troubles. It started off in Holland. Some people say it was with the Secretaries thinking it was a waste of the pretty little bags that the teabags were wrapped in so started folding them to make the patterns. Other people say it was bored housewives. But all agree it was Holland where it all started.

La Pashe Decoupage

Hi you haven't got rid of me today yet. Not posted for ages but my photographer has taken time out to do my photo's today so I have gone mad in uploading. These two cards are from The Remember When series and are made by La Pashe, they make them in sepia and coloured. They never cease to make me smile. I hope the brighten your day as well.

Messy Rabbit Is In Love

This Anniversary card was made using Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit Couple Stamps MR118. It was the first time of using this set of stamps. There is lots in the Messy Rabbit stamp series from Joanna Sheen. The flowers was also from Joanna Sheen as was the watercolour crayons. They are the Lyra Aquacolor. They come in a set of 12, 24 which I have and now in a set of 48 which of course I MUST HAVE!!!!!!.

Daughter's Crossstitch Card.

Our clever daughter sent this lovely Crossstitch card to us this Christmas. She has just started doing Crossstitch and this is her first Christmas card. She has become very interested in doing lots of different Arts and Crafts as well as cooking since moving to France where her and her husband have settled in very well. She was always interested in art and produced some lovely pictures but has extended her interests. I am very proud of her she has done well for herself.

Hubby and Daddy Christmas cards

Hi Folks, I am sorry not to have been around for so long. I have tried to keep abreast of other peoples blogs but haven't done much with my own. I think I am finally ready for Christmas. These two cards I have added to my blog were made for my husband from me and the other one from his baby(D'Arcy our cat). They couldn't be added before as one he is the photographer and two he is one of the few husbands that looks at his wife's blog. The one from me was made using the Pamela West collection CDROM from Joanna Sheen. The one from D'Arcy was made using the Enchanted Christmas CDROM from Joanna Sheen. I hope you all have a great Christmas and I wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

Friday, 5 December 2008

The Proximidade Award!!!!

On the 24th November I was honoured to be given a Proximidade award by Ann, unfortunately I have not been into the blogs lately due to being so busy and I have only just had time to catch up on all the lovely blogs that are about.

The award has such a great sentiment behind it and here is what it says:This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger’s aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger’s who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.The ladies I would like to pass this on to in my turn are (in no particluar order)


All of these lovely ladies richly deserve this award.