Thursday, 22 May 2008

Eloise's creations

Eloise has had a busy couple of days making cards, as we had two family birthdays yesterday.

I was really impressed with her creations. She knew what she wanted, where she wanted it and how she wanted it to look (I did help by drawing the lighthouse as we didn't have one).

I am so proud of her (I know I am biased), but I think she is really clever.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

I gotta Tilda stamp!

Now then, I don't post for a week, and I have done three today!

Anyway I am now the proud owner of a Magnolia Tilda with Basket stamp - I love these. I have seen so many blogs with examples on and just had to get one. I was very restrained and only bought 2 stamps - but it is my birthday soon - so guess what is on my wish list - MORE MAGNOLIA STAMPS!!! I am keeping my fingers crossed.

So here it is - my first card using my Tilda stamp, and the tulips. I still think this needs a little bit to finish it off - but I am beat now, just too tired and worried that I may ruin it. I am pretty sure that I will add some flowers and then leave it at that.

Right - off to bed now, night, night.

Georgie x

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Wedding Card

I have actually got around to making something and not just blog surfing!! This is for a wedding (as you may have guessed), where the bride will be wearing a red and gold sari (sorry if that is spelt incorrectly). My crafting buddy, Faye, is a supersleuth and had a chat with the bride to be to find out the colours. We really wanted to incorporate the red and gold - so this is what I have come up with.

You will probably hear me talk about Faye quite a bit. We work together, and over a chat at a work event (a few years ago now), found out that we both make cards - well that was it. We have been really good friends ever since - she is my bestest pal and is always there when I need her, and I love her loads. We have chatting on Messenger down to a fine art, but failing that we are in the same office, so able to chat in person, or by text!!

Anyway, enough of me babbling on - still have two more cards to do this evening. Brother-in-law birthday (hmmmm man card!), and female birthday (which I hope will be easy). Gonna have to tear myself away from the PC :-)

Wow - I've Been Tagged!!

I have been tagged with this 'Circle of Friends' from my Fiskars Buddy Kath - which was really lovely - thanks Kath. By the way Kath seems to be a bit of a Blog Queen, so you have to check it out! I now have to think of 4 blog friends to pass this onto - tricky as I am pretty new to blogging. Sure I will succeed :-)

Sunday, 11 May 2008

What a Beautiful Day

Wow - it was a scorcher down in Devon today, I really couldn't believe how hot it got. The sun shone all day, and we did the obligatory - sun's out, gotta bbq! Would love to hear if anyone else had a lovely day, whatever the weather was doing in your part of the country.

It was great, we spent most of the day in the garden. Eloise was on form, entertaining the family - there was 11 of us for lunch - and she just loves it when people come to visit. She also gave the trampoline a a pounding, so hopefully she will sleep well tonight. She was awake at 5.45 this morning! I really could do with a little more sleep.

Well off to clear up, got a mountain of dishes - luckily to put in the dishwasher (now that is one piece of kit I wouldn't be without), and then it won't be long before I'm off to bed (blimmin 5.45 I mean!).

Friday, 9 May 2008

Hi again

Nothing much really to talk about today, just day to day stuff, doing the school run, working, food shopping (boring), and thinking about the fact that I have to get on with the wedding invitations for my brother-in-laws wedding.

I promised that they would be done by this Sunday, so I really do need to get this sorted. They are having deep plum and gold for a colour scheme, which looks really lovely together - I will put a copy on the blog once they are finished. I suggested the invites should have a sleeve, which I am making out of Bazzil card - the texture really gives it a nice finish. I now have to cut out 50 of them (should have kept quiet about the sleeve!!). Nevermind, once they are done I will be very pleased with myself. Oh and I have to do half in Polish, as his wife to be is Polish and the wedding being held in Poznan, in Poland, in August - I can't wait. Eloise is being a bridesmaid and is so excited. Anyway, better stop chatting and get on with it!!!

Georgie x

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Some Cards

You will have to excuse my rather shoddy photography skills! I also need to figure out what size the images should be before I upload them, here goes anyway....

I regularly have to make cards for colleagues at work (you know the ones where everyone in the office has to sign them) - this was a leaving card, so has to be a fairly decent size. I used papermania vintage pink paper (the pink is on the other side!), together with some co-ordinating flowers, and I used my craft robo to cut out the text.

This one was using Francois Reed's Lazy Days stamp set.

And finally, I have a friends birthday coming up shortly, and she loves bold colours and designs. The papers are by Kate Knight dressed up with a little bit of glitter, the flowers from poppicrafts and I used my QuicKutz leaves.

Well, after all the excitement of actually getting my blog started, I think I am going to call it a day. I just have to make sure that I remember to keep it updated now! Somehow I don't think that will be much of a problem.

Georgie x

My First Post!

I've done it at last!

I have been blog surfing for a couple of weeks now - and keep thinking how great they all look, what a fantastic idea it is, and how kind all these people are to share all their hard work and inspiration.

It has taken me about half an hour to get the blog up and running, and about an hour and a half trying to decide what to write in the 'About Me' section!!! It's not as if I am short of anything to say - I can chat for England, as my poor husband would let you know. It is just hard to think what people would want to know.

Right - I am going to try and upload some piccies now, let's see how long that takes eh!