Tuesday, December 7, 2010

We miss you

Between December 1 and January 1 brings mixed emotions.  A time of joy and a time of sadness that, even with time, never fades away.  It makes me want to cry to think of my two brothers who left us so suddenly, without a hint, I ask why, why.  But who are we to question the Almighty and yet we wonder.  I can laugh at the funny stories and treasured memories of them and also miss the shoulder they gave me when things were too heavy for me to carry alone.

I miss my Mum, who was my biggest strength, she was always there...I know she is still with me in spirit.
I miss her voice (although I do listen to her on a tape cassette).

And through the Holiday season, I miss them so very much.

Monday, November 22, 2010

For the cardmakers!

This is an article I read in The Gazette a few days ago, and thought it a good idea to post it on my blog so that we, as cardmakers, do relate to this question.  We do take a lot of special care and time to make the cards we send out (or sell) and a kind word or comment is greatly appreciated..
Dear Annie: I send out handmade cards to friends and family for their birthdays, anniversaries, etc. It hurts my feelings when I take the time to make an individualized card and the person does not mention anything to me about it, not even …"Hey, I got your card!"
If I receive a card, I like to contact the person to say thank you and let them know how thoughtful it was. This is how I was raised.  Is there etiquette for this type of thing? 
signed:Constant Card Sender
Dear Card Sender: The proper way to acknowledge a card is with a phone call or an e-mail. If you see someone to whom you have sent such a card, it is perfectly OK to ask whether it was received.
However, we believe the amount of time and effort that you put into your cards makes the lack of acknowledgement particularly hurtful. It might be worthwhile to scale back.
 I do not agree with the last answer given by 'Annie',  Would love to read your comments!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I am back!

My apologies for being away for some time, have been quite busy with trying to complete projects that have been put aside.
I had made some birthday cards in the past week and would love to share them with you.
This is a Mo Manning Digital Image and I just loved it.  It was a birthday card for my daughter's milestone birthday.  The image was coloured with Copic markers and a little bit of crystal sparkles, tiny pearls and clear stones on brown and red cardstock with velvet ribbon on the side.
This card has the vintage look made for my daughter's 25th birthday.  Blue and yellow cardstock which has an opening in front that shows the black vintage girl image on a round black and white cardstock.  Embellished with Stampin-Up floral image which has been stamped and cut out.  Each flower has a pearl in the centre and a touch of glitter...you may have noticed that I just love pearls!

This is such an elegant card I made for my friend  by using pink cardstock as the base, with a layer of white Cuttlebug Swiss Dots paper.  The frame (from pink paislee) is raised to highlight the painted image of  Stampin-Up florals which mimics a framed picture.  I also used a small piece of acrylic to act as a piece of glass.  The frame has been spritzed and tiny pearls added.  The satin ribbon is a darker shade of pink.

Hope you will return to check up on me!  Please leave a comment, I love reading them.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wedding Cards for some special friends

White cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug folder and layered with Fleur-de-Lys Spellbinders die in shades of white and yellow.  White satin ribbon attached and the tiniest pearls placed around the first frame.
White on white cardstock  embossed with Cuttlebug frame folder with gold filigree roses placed in centre with satin ribbon for a very elegant card..

Stamping Up's beautiful Rose image stamped and cut out and placed in the centre of a Fleur-de-Lys Spellbinders die.

This is a cute card using Stamping Bella's image of bride and groom on oval white cardstock, coloured with Copics, and the background is embossed with a Cuttlebug frame folder.  The little metal tag of a car has the words 'just married'.  A touch of yellow on the groom's shirt was painted as the bride's favourite colour was yellow for a personalized look.

I love your comments, they make me smile!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Who is that?

I had to wear my sunglasses in the house because I was suffering from a migraine and had to block out the glare,  but when I went on Skype-video my little grand-daughter kept looking cos she didn't recognize me!  Poor baby.  She looks around when I speak trying to figure out where the voice is coming from!

Its been quiet in the crafting dept, but I will be posting some new pictures this weekend.  So, come back to check!!  Have a lovely looooong weekend.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cards I made..take a look!

(not the best photo)
I made this card for my beautiful daughter, Anika and her husband for their 2nd wedding anniversary.

This is one of Mo Manning's digital images which I simply adore, I made the purple card for my friend, Lise and the other one was for my niece's birthday.

Thursday, August 12, 2010