Monday, July 20, 2009

Sorry for not being here....

I don't have a card to post as I have been in so much pain the last couple of days that I don't even know where I am, I can barely move, I am doubled up in pain. Hopefully tomorrow there will be some help, as I have my physio appointment! Chris is away and my dear neighbour has been so helpful! Oh thank God for all the people he sends our way!

I love my stamping hobby and I also love it that my DH supports my hobby and I have a nice room I work in and feel very lucky to have an entire room dedicated to my hobby of rubber stamping and paper crafting. I have about 400 stamp sets from Stampin'Up and many other companies with all the accessories that go with it! With all this lovely things I have, I feel so sad - as I have always enjoyed stamping/crafting with others, it is the most important thing with rubber stamping, having fun and enjoying and mostly sharing what I love and do! I have had so many workshops, and hoped that some one will come over and just sit along and stamp, but it has never happened!

So if you are reading this, you may wonder what is it! I haven't a clue, may be you can leave me a comment or let me know what I should do? When I lived in the US and in Dubai, I use to hide and make excuses as I had too many ladies interested in stamping, but here in England it seems like there is a problem!! well, I am also in that mood where I feel so ill, hence I am moaning about it!

My wonderful friend Kathy, lives too far, I wish we could do some stamping! So please let me know, How to fix this if you know how! Being a Stampin'Up demo, the motto is Inspire - Create - Share and I love doing all that with Stamping! See you tomorrow in a better frame of mind! Bye for now!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

All the lovely RAK's I have received recently...

All the way from New Zealand, a place I would love to live, specially in the South Island - I fell in love with this country, and wish I can get back there some time soon... some how I feel connected there, may be in my past life I lived there... well, this card is from Denise Taylor - she and I have exchanged quite a few RAK cards, we met on Technique Junkies a group run by Pat Huntoon, you must check it out!
Denise Card

These cards are from Caroline, my new cyber friend - waves and Thank you for these lovely cards - love the butterfly, I love butterflies! when we lived in Houston, I would visit the butterfly museum often, simply sit there and watch these beauties, and have had some even fly on to me.... felt fantastic!!
Carolines Cards

This is another one from Doris, we too met via blogspot! love the colours in her card, and it says B-happy, she sensed how I am feeling lately, nothing is setting my mood right, waves and thank you Doris, for thinking of me and cheering me up! and also having the sixth sense!! I do, I can see Ghost! truly... it spooks my DH, well... talk to ya soon!
Doris's Card

This card was sent to me by Anna, my newest customer - Hello Anna and thank you, I hope you are enjoying all the Stampin'Up stuff you got, well I am looking forward to meeting you soon! I like her cards, and how did you know I love cats! when we meet I am sure we will have fun stamping/crafting!, I hope it will be soon!
Anna's Card

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stamping 411 - SSC 107

I will believe when someone says time flies, well I have been busy sorting out some family stuff and also my pain situation, so my stamping has taken a back seat, but not for long I hope! I worked on these cards on Sunday, but did not get the time to upload them, so here are the two I did for this sketch.

I saw this card on someone's blog I think, or it was not a card something to do with a cover, I simply cannot remember which blog, but I tried to keep it with the sketch, It uses the stamp set kind thoughts and heavenly days both retired. The card stock is always artichoke, bashful blue and whisper white. The flowers are paper flowers that I coloured with markers and water, and the ribbon is from my stash with accessories from the Hodge podge kit! Hope you'll like it!

This was one of the cards I had made for the Peterborough training swap, so it fit right in with the sketch, since I had all the paper ready, I quickly put it together! Here I have used Baroque motifs and oval all stamp sets, pretty in pink and whisper white card stock. It is a very simple card, and I hope you like it!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Christmas in July with a request.............

I don't have a card to share, but something that is important to me, so if you visit me here on my blog, I have a very special request. Please visit the Christmas in July post on the Cosmo Cricket Blog!!
Cosmo Cricket is giving $1 per comment posted, up to $1000, to a local food bank. So please hurry and place your comment, its for a worthy cause! Hugs always, and hope you have a Good Sunday morning! I am going to a French Market Fair in Cambridge, hope to enjoy it! See you later!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Some lovely blog candy....

Take a look here, stamp addicts is offering some lovely blog candy!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Stamping 411 - SSC106

The Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge comes out on Saturday, I did these card, but got so ill from a stomach bug, that I had a little bit of energy to upload them! I hope you like it, its not fun to do anything when you are feeling ill, specially when I have my back pain and then the the stomach bug! So I hope you like my two little cards I have made... leave me a comment if there is anything you would have liked to do different with them! See you later, have a nice day!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Stampin'Up Demo's - DUMDUMSS.....

Hey, I saw this post on this blog! SHe says she has a new disease! I got curious and hopped over to take a look and thought it is so hilarious! It sure sums up all the conversations I have had in my mind to the T! So thought I must share it here, as we all demo's have to inspire, create and share... and this is what this post is all about... I love all of the new sets in the Stampin'UP US catalogue, and hope at least some of them will be in our new catalogue in September... I for one simply cannot understand why we get treated as the poor cousins! with the internet and ebay you can pretty much get what you want now a days,if you pay the price!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Well another Sympathy Card....

I have not been in a good mood today, as its hot and I am in a lot of pain, and have so much to do and so little time.... and more bad news, so here is a card I made in 10 mins - like they say in the magazine "Take Ten" and am off to the post office to get it in the mail.... hope you like it, it is a fairly easy technique I did when I made a mistake while embossing a cuttlebug folder, I think it looks good...LOL Let me know if you like it too!

Stampin'Up Summer Design Challenge

Wow, after two years of no summer in England, it has finally arrived! although it is so hot, Summer means fun to me, and there is fun to be had with a great Stampin'Up Summer Design Challenge!

If you need any products to take part or need more info with the Summer Design Challenge look here! Please feel free to contact me to place your order.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Another TSSC-76

I feel totally exhausted, in every way the worst part of it is I wake up early hours of the morning and cannot go back to sleep and when it is actually time to wake up, I want to go to sleep.... I know there are a lot of things going on in my life at the moment, but they not as bad as so many people I know around me and well in the world too! mostly loosing their jobs and homes!! So I had to have a go at MJ's Sketch as it is a very straight forward and lovely easy sketch... so here is my take at the challenge,

I hope you like it, I surely do and will use it as a sympathy card!! as a close friend of mine lost her brother, and she seems to have taken it very bad, as they were very close. Well, the heat is killing too here in England, although my DH has had portable A/C's placed in the house... so life is bearable from the stifling heat! Have a nice day, I have to go shopping for worktops for my new studio this morning, so I shall be away all day, if I can manage my pain@#!** which is not that bad today! See ya later.....