Monday, 3 June 2013

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Bye for Now

Hi everyone, especially my loyal followers who have taken the trouble to pop into my blog and leave very lovely comments on my cards. I have really appreciated your support.

I have decided that blogging isn't for me. You have to work at it really hard to get it going properly and I really don't have the know how or the time to keep it up.

Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me and helped me along the way (albeit short). I shan't close the blog in case at some time I get my mojo back and I shall keep following your blogs as I love to look at your FABULOUS creations.

So its bye for now from me. Helen xx

Monday, 5 July 2010

A steamy weekend

Hi Everyone

Thought that title may make you sit up and read my blog! Now for the let down lol. Spent Sunday travelling on a steam train (King Edward 1st)from Bristol to Dartmouth. I went with 3 friends and we had a fab day, albeit very long. We had full breakfast on the train going down which was scrummy, every bit, explored Dartmouth and (those who had room ....not me!) lunch. Then a trip up the river Dart sadly in the rain but nevertheless interesting. As soon as we returned to dry land, so did the sun. We strolled back to the train and on the way back had a 3 course dinner, also extremely scrummy washed down with a bottle of merlot. Arrived back at my pad at around 11pm after a really lovely day.

My offering today is a birthday card for a very dear DC buddy. I used My Craft Studio to colour the coffee and cream background papers and the magenta paper is from Papermania. The roses are from my stash and the topper was from a sheet of vintage children from Crafts u Print which I also enlarged through the MCS graphics programme. The other bits and pieces were from my stash. The lace was originally white and as I didn't have any suitable cream lace I dunked it in you do lol.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I do hope you like my card and any comments you wish to leave will be gratefully received. Hells xx

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Busy Doing Nothing

Hi All

Its been a hugely busy week so far and yet I can't tell you what I have done. Of course, I have been busy watching Wimbledon in the afternoons. I remember my mother saying she only watched it now and again as she was busy keeping the home nice for my father and me and didn't have time for such frivolities. This was proved to be wrong by a most unusual source - our budgerigar, who said "new balls please" just at the wrong moment! lol.

My torn tendon continues to be a problem but my arch support has been built up even higher by the podiatrist this week and has made walking a little more comfortable, so I'm grateful for that.

My card today was a bit of a rush job. I had already made a card for my friend and suddenly realised that it is her 60th birthday this year so I hastily made the card you see here. I hope you like it. It is made mainly from bits and bobs from my stash. The ribbons are actually pink and grey but have come out darker in the photo.

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my previous cards and for your continued support. I so appreciate it.

I hope you are having a good week. Thanks for popping in. Come back soon. Helen xx

Friday, 18 June 2010

Life is full of little disappointments

Hi Everyone

I am gutted!! I have just found out that this year there will be no craft fair in Cardiff as it clashed with the Ryder cup. I mean...... get your priorities right! I shall have to find a fair somewhere nearish to go to or I might break out in boils.

Hope you are all having a great week and enjoying all this fab weather. I did a spot of weeding earlier on which is probably why it looks like rain at the moment. I hope to have a relaxing weekend this weekend. The cat is already honing her relaxing skills ready to join in.

The image on my card today is from the Pamela West CD2. I love the CD and I also love the idea of the digital images already coloured in as my colouring is rated somewhere below a four year old. The background paper is also from the CD with some plain card and peeloffs from my stash. I cut out the leaves from the backgound to embellish the image. I hope you like my offering and thanks so much for popping in to read my rantings. I do appreciate it and love receiving your comments. Hells xx

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Perpetual weekend

Evening all

As another weekend draws to a close, I count my blessings that I don't have to go to work in the morning. Sunday evenings no longer have that feeling of gloom and doom that they used to and I look forward to another week with anticipation. I have spent the weekend with a friend and had a very lazy time....lovely, good food and good wine and lots of laughter. Popped to the garden centre this morning for a couple of plants to finish off my patio tubs and bought some really healthy looking geraniums and miniature asters. I shall be gardening in the morning. Weather permitting.

My card today has been requested by a friend. I can't remember where I got the image from, I have had it such a long time but the papers are papermania rose garden (I love 'em all) and the peel offs are from my stash (such that it is). I hope you like the card and many thanks for popping into my blog and for any comments you leave. Enjoy what's left of the weekend. Hells xx