Sunday, 22 May 2011

Oh I Wish I Hadn't Done That...

Hello Everyone

I hope you've had a good weekend - mine has been the normal boring kind of a one which involved shopping, washing, ironing, cooking and housework! I did take a break to visit my Mum and Dad for a while though.

I've got around to making another card - this one is for my goddaughter who will be 12 tomorrow - Happy Birthday Cate! But, do you ever do something and then wish you hadn't? I wish I hadn't made such a bright blue and green background for the image - it doesn't really match the backing paper - I wish now I had used pink and orange or something!

I'm not sure, but I think the image is called Upside Down and I think I bought it from Funky Kits a couple of years ago - isn't this a fun image - I wish I could do cartwheels like that. I stamped the image inside too, at a different angle, to make it look like she was moving! The papers are Kay & Co. Not much more to say about it really.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - the sketch I followed. And I was so happy to have been chosen in their top 3 last week - woohoohoo!
Crafts 4 Eternity - recipe - flower, ribbon and bling

I hope you enjoy your week ahead!

We have a few family birthdays over the next few weeks, so I should be popping back a bit more often!

Love, Andrea xx

Friday, 13 May 2011


Hellooooo! I have not made any cards for a month - no reason except pure laziness I think, plus I have become addicted to the TV channel Make Your Own Jewellery! I really want to buy some real gems and make some jewellery, but I can't - we're trying to save money for our holiday - but I have been sooooo tempted on several occasions!

Anyway, it was my Mum's birthday yesterday, and I nearly bought her a card - but then I decided that I really must make an effort to make her a card. Not sure if I like it really! I used an indigo promarker on her tights and headband, but it bled really badly, and it has spoilt the image, but I just could not be bothered to re-print the digi image. That sounds really awful when it was for my Mum - how bad is that? - I am really sorry.

The image is a digi called Sweet Blossom from Wee Stamps at Cuddly Buddly, and the papers are Kay & Co. I had to add the single flower to the side of the image because I'd managed to get a blue inky thumb print on the card - ggrrr!! I'm entering this card in this week's challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday .

I took the card over to Mum and Dad's yesterday morning before going to work. Mum was at work and Dad was working in his shed so I went to tell him I'd left Mum's card on the table and he admitted that he'd forgotten to buy her a card, and he was disappointed that the present he'd bought her was the wrong thing. Do you know what he said to me? He said - "Your Mum doesn't like floppy things, she only likes stiff ones!", and then he gave such a belly laugh! I was thinking "Aaaaaggghhh! Dad! You can't say things like that in front of me!!", but I just had to laugh with him. Maybe I should explain what he had bought - My Mum plays bowls and, because she has been ill for a while now, she struggles to bend down to pick up the bowls, so she wanted a bowl picker upper thingy (or whatever they're called). Anyway, the one my Dad bought her cannot be leaned on, it is just for picking up the bowl and it is collapsible to fit in a bowling bag, whereas Mum has seen one that will actually take your weight if you lean on it when bending down (ie a stiff one!). Sorry, maybe I shouldn't have repeated that story but my hubby and my friend from work thought it was very funny! Maybe you needed to be there LOL!

Oh, another funny. Mum and Dad have said I can have an old bicycle of Mum's because Eleri can now ride a bike without stabilisers, and she enjoys cycling now. Anyway, Dad has checked the bike over for me and, last weekend, when I went to see them he suggested that I go to try the bike out down Lower Lane but he and Mum laughed when I said "Oh no Dad, I can't ride downhill, it's just for riding on the flat!" ha, ha, funny when you know we live in Wales!!! But I haven't ridden a bicycle for about 30 years, and I am slightly nervous.

Well, that's enough from me. Maybe I'll see you soon.

Love, Andrea xx