Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thinking of selling this

I am thinking of selling my setter, it's hardly been used as I have issues with my shoulder, I was wondering if anyone would be interested or if they could tell me roughly what it is worth.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Create a card for marie curie

I am going to scrabble some bits together for this amazing charity and thought maybe you guys would want to know about the event. Click on the image on the side bar for more details on how to help out.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Rescuing ink pads.

Hi to all you clever crafters. I have been puzzling over if I could rescue all of my ink pads as I had a lot given to me by a fellow crafter some time ago when she switched to machine embroidery instead of paper crafting. Right now I have far too many to even contemplate replacing but due to my mishap they have all dried out. Then a bright idea hit me...Why not ask you guys if you had any tips on how to revive them without having to buy reinkers. Even if I only rescue the basic colours I would be chuffed. So if you have any ideas please feel free to share them.
I also thought I would add a list to my blog of things I need to replace and or buy in the future and if you had any of them in your workshop/workrooms you could maybe leave a review so I would know if I am wating time and money trying to get them.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

More blog candy

Wow take a look at this great blog and blog candy ANY SHADE OF GREEN!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Blog Candy

I came across a great new blog today and the author has an amazing blog candy up for grabs, why not check her page out. STEPH

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It never rains but it pours.

Wow do the fates have it in for me right now, first my cottage and caft stuff being ruined now our 03 plate zafira is kaput. Long story but pertol was put in our diesel engine a year ago and luckily we had it sorted out immediately.We thought we had got away with it but...The car went to have plugs and filters when it was discovered some seals had to be replaced, we had all the work done but it wouldn't start. After some investigation it looks like something major has gone in the engine and is way beyond what we can afford to get fixed. We still have eighteen months to pay for the car so as you can imagine we are really upset. Normally I would say it was the mechanic milking the job for money but it happens to be the mechanics are my brother and nephew. We now have to look into ways of refinancing to get a car and hope the dealers will take our non moving one in a part exchange. If they won't we are stumped.
Then today our darling Nero,our white cat, had a massive stroke and has died. Everyone here is devastated especially my son. Nero was a peculiar boy, we had him as an adult cat and he was so nervous he wouldn't come to anyone but me and my son. He spent every night on his bed and if Ben wasn't in bed by his usual bed time Nero would come looking for him and meow to say it was time to settle down. I have given the care of Baily to him but as you may understand it is not comforting him very much right now. We have a new addition to the family who my son is now scared to get attached to as to use Ben's words it hurts too much when they die.
I haven't crafted for a while as replacing all I lost is going to be a slow process as we need to prioritise things and right now a car is number one due to the fact we rely so heavily on one, Ben has split days in school due to a reactive lymph node and he is sent home if his lessons are sports,pe, or over the other building on the grounds. I don't go out unless it is in the car so I am grounded plus we can't get to our local super store to get shopping.
I hope next time I post it will be brighter news but I just wanted to let you all know why I haven't been about a lot.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

One or two I made before Christmas

Here are one or two cards I made out of some rub ons and using Cute companions rubber stamps, The blue snowman and polar bear cards are the large rub on stickers, very basic but the kids liked them.
With the cute companions card I printed out the background from the cd, used a quickie glue pen and added crystal glitter here and there then out came my rocker block and I stamped the image using my very dry stazon pad, to finish it I used some very cheap water colour pencils to paint the snow people, mounted them on 3d pads and hey presto. I do have one here using the mice from the range as soon as I get a photo sorted I will add it.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Crafting chaos

What a start to my new crafting year, the heater in my workshop was not good enough and to top that we have had very bad weather the majority of my stuff is ruined. I am going to have to start from the beginning now and to be honest I don't know if I am going to ever get it replaced. I am currently lost for words so if I don't post much you will know why.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hey everyone, so sorry I haven't been around but ill health forced me offline. Good news though we finally figured it out and my HRT and thyroid levels had bottomed out so I am looking forward to the new meds kicking in and getting back to my old self. Another snag being I lost my log in details for my old blog and with out thinking deleted the email account the blog was registered to.....Only I could do a thing like that.
I hope you all had a great christmas and that you also have a wonderful new year.