Tuesday, March 22, 2011

And Baby Makes Three

Hello Everyone. Another week sped by and no posts!! I am sorry but things are a little bit crazy here at our place just now. We had a new lounge suite, which was ordered way back in January, delivered a few days ago and so we had to rearrange things to accommodate it. That has led to somewhat of an Autumn (as oppose to a Spring) clean. I have been taking bags of things to the Op Shop as well of bags of things to the rubbish skip. Spiders have fled in terror of my feather duster and wet cloth reaching into every nook and cranny. Hence not much time for crafting - only emergency(i.e needed in the IMMEDIATE future) cards being constructed at the moment. This one is for some young friends of ours who have just had their first baby AND moved into their own flat after living with parents. So this is a 'be happy in your new home' card for them. A very exciting, but a bit of a scary time for them as they are very young. Still they are VERY much in love and their wee baby boy is VERY cute and we wish them lots of sunshine and rainbows in the years ahead. In the meantime our hallway is like a commando course as the old lounge suite is parked in there. Our young friends are coming to see it on Friday to see if it will be suitable for them in their flat. Until then I will keep putting on my camoflage face paint and combat pants in order to get down to the bathroom!! Thanks for looking in today.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tilda . . . . . again!!!!

Sorry about that but I am a bit addicted at the moment. Another week flown by and no post. Sorry about that too. I have made a couple of cards in the last week but I was so late with them, and needed to get them in the mail quickly, that I forgot to photograph them!!! How dumb is that? Nearly happened with this one too but as I hand delivered it I as able to snap it after Susan had opened it. I have to warn you that MORE Tilda (and her friend Edwin) are in the offing as I am awaiting an overseas delivery of about 6 more!!! I am teaching the Distress Ink painting technique in April and will use Tilda for that class, so classes after that will be using her too to reinforce the technique learned in April. Right I'm off to tidy up my craft desk and unpack my crate from last weekend!! Thanks for looking today.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Where have I been?

Hi Everyone what a beautiful morning to make a comeback (lol). Where have I been? Well . . . . I've spent a lot of time looking fo my missing MOJO. Still haven't found all of it - just some small parts of it. I guess it happens to all of us but mine was aided and abetted in it's dissappearance by a few other factors. The Christchurch earthquake made me VERY sad. Those poor people, to have gone through the September quake and the ensuing months of tremors and clean up, all the time thinking that they were lucky not to have suffered any loss of life. Then WHAMMY hit again. Who says lightening doesn't strike twice? Every day and night since I have thanked my lucky stars for being able to shower, brush my teeth, jump into a warm, dry bed etc. Do we take things for granted or what??? This morning is a beautiful one but definitely a hint of autumn in the air so again my thoughts are with the Christshurch people as I wonder just how they'll cope with the oncoming winter? So that was one factor. The other has been resolved I'm very happy to say. I had placed 2 orders for stamps - 1 in the US and 1 in the UK and was looking forward to the Postie bringing my goodies. About a week later the package arrived from the US and inside was the Tilda image on today's card. I was needing the UK parcel so that I could complete today's card for a shop sample. I waited and waited but nothing. I think the Postie was getting a bit worried by me being at the mail box EVERY day. I was in danger of being reported as a stalker(lol). Several e-mails were exchanged and the supplier (who I have used before) wasn't concerned in the least. Mail always takes ages to NZ they said. Contact us again if it hasn't turned up after 4 weeks. 4 Weeks!!!!! I have NEVER had UK mail take that long. EVER!!! As each day went by I was more depressed and I was convinced that it was lost for all time. Then yesterday, 4 weeks to the day after I ordered my package, there it was in the mail box!!! (I had long since given up stalking the Postie). Oh joy!!! I did a little dance right there on the spot when I saw it. (It's OK the neighbours already know I'm a bit crazy!!) So needless to say my MOJO was given a huge boost and I finished my card. Mind you, on Sunday I decided that I couldn't wait any longer for my goodies - one of which was a cutting die for lace edging - so I borrowed the eyelet border punch you see in the picture and used that. Typical - I guess that is what made the package turn up. Anyway I am VERY happy to have ALL my goodies at last. The card is inspired by Debbie Dolphin who does THE most amazing things with the Tilda and Edwin stamps, so a big thank-you to Debbie who inspires me in many ways. The large rose is handmade but the other flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts in the UK. who have THE best selection of flowers and pretty cheap too. The sentiments are computer generated. The Nesties is Labels 10 (love it) and Tilda is painted with Distress Inks. This technique is VERY addictive but oh so relaxing to do. Well I have to go to the shops for a few bits so I'd better get moving. Thanks for looking and I hope it was a nice surprise to see me back in business.
PS Don't ya just love it that Tilda has her shoes on the wrong feet?  SOooooo cute!!!

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