Friday, 22 May 2009

As you may know, two friends and I meet up each week for an afternoon of crafting (and coffee and natter of course!), well this week we tried a new technique to us where we used inkpads, brayering, sponging and torn pieces of paper, plus the odd rubber stamp to make up a scene. I have to admit that the two Sues' were far better than mine but I decided to make my two efforts up into cards to see if they looked any better and I am pleased to say they do! (well I think they look OK, what do you think?).

Thursday, 21 May 2009

I can't believe it is almost the weekend again, we had a really fun weekend last weekend, Rob collected the Grandchildren and Spooky their Springer on Saturday and Adrian and Deb (their parents) came over on Sunday and they all stayed for dinner, it gets quite riotous when we are all together ... great fun.

Rachel (my granddaughter) had a very busy afternoon on Saturday, she wanted to make a thank you card and a Father's day card so I gave her the free run of my workroom and all my stash. She's only 12 but made the most wonderful cards, here they are.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Here I am!

Here I am! I have been told off for not updating my blog often enough!!! Sorry Sue and Rachel. I started off with the good intention of updating every week at least ... needless to say I have failed miserably

When I took early retirement a few years ago everyone said it wouldn't last, I would get bored and return to work within 6 months .... bored... what's bored? I just don't know where the time goes, there are never enough hours in a day to do all the things I want or need to do, in fact I have a theory that there are less hours in a day on weekends and Bank Holidays than ordinary days! So dear reader if you have any answers to the mystery of the missing hours please let me know.

Anyway what have I been up to? Gardening and card making mostly, I have lots of birthdays in May for which I have been making cards, I have also become a Great Aunt again (that sounds very old doesn't it? A bit Miss Marples) another card to make! And I have also been asked for new baby cards by one of my fellow Stitchers at the weekly Village Stitchers group that I attend.

Just so that you know that I have been busy here are a few of the above mentioned cards ...

A 94th birthday card for my Mother in Law, a proud grandparents card for my Brother and Sister in Law and 2 cards for friends birthdays, the rest I will show you later when I have taken photos of them.