'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Just done some ATCs for a KCUK swap. Made a ‘mickey’ with one of them so it became a card for Dot, who’s hosting the swap…

egypt1cath egypt2cath egypt3cath

egypt4 cath

egypt5 cath

egypt for dot

My scanner doesn’t do 3D very well (yes, the charms make them 3D – duh!) so they do look better IRL – as do the gold edges and additions. Haven’t done Egyptian for years and enjoyed it. I even dusted off (literally) my Twinklers for this one – haven’t used those for about 4 years but they’re perfect for this, as they shimmer like sand.

Thanks to Vix for a wonderful award – given a couple of weeks ago but I simply haven’t had chance to get on here to post about it. Sorry, Vix but thank you very much indeed.


Rules for this one are:-

1) Thank the person who nominated you for this award
2) Copy the logo and place it on your blog
3) Link the person who nominated you for this award
4) Name 7 things about yourself people might find interesting
5) Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers
6) Post links to the seven blogs you nominate
7) Leave comments on all 7 blogs letting them know you nominated them

Seven things you may find interesting? Oo-er – don’t think there ARE 7 interesting things about me, but here goes…

1) After 16 years of being brought up a Catholic, I became a Christian – the most important thing that ever happened to me.

2) I used to sing and play guitar.

3) I have two grown up sons, Tony – aged 33 and Phillip, aged 32.

4) The thesis I chose to do for my Degree was ‘The Character of Lancelot (as depicted in the books we’d read in the Arthurian Literature module of Medieval French)’.

5) I’m a big Fantasy and Historical Fantasy Literature fan.

6) In other lives… I was a civil servant, a trained optical assistant, a PA, a French teacher and an Instructor/Assessor of IT, Keyskills & Basic skills AND of course, for almost 10 years, I was the owner of Katy’s Corner, selling rubber stamps and stamping accessories.

7) I’m currently working towards a Maths GCSE – failed the mock when 15 and didn’t need it for French, so never did it. Now, I want to retrain to teach Modern Languages in Primary School, so I need it. I HATE it with a vengeance.

The seven people I nominate for this award are:-

1) Lottie who loves crafting and loves to try out new things. Her egg hatching activity is interesting, too!

2) Neet who is incredibly versatile and creative!

3) Anke whose use of colour is really inspiring!

4) Dot whose colouring is incredible and who has some fab ideas!

5) Sylvia whose work has always been so precise, so creative and so inspiring!

6) Chris who loves trying out new techniques and has a lovely style!

7) Wendy who is very creative and very versatile!

Hope you enjoy visiting these inspiring blogs and thanks again to Vix for honouring me with this award.

Not here – though I really should get some ready to go…

But Anne on Stargrovesblog has some great blog candy on offer.  I’m not a big CUTE lover but I do like the look of these,  have to admit :)


Wednesday, 9 September 2009

My KCUK Musical Moments ATCs contribution :)

cath musical moments

Finally finished my Musical Moments ATCs today (yes, they were due end of August, but thankfully, I’m still waiting for one more contribution before I swap them all out, lol.  Nothing too complicated, but I like the way they turned out – and I DID make 21 so that I could give one to every participant, so I think I deserve a treat :)

Just back from an evening with Mum and Dad – and brother Number 1.  Had a lovely time in Marbury Park in Cheshire, followed by a lovely pub meal and lots of silly childhood reminiscences. 

Out with Mum and Dad and all the family tomorrow, which will be bitter sweet because we’ll be saying goodbye to Mum and Dad yet again…  It’s a first for Neil (Brother No 1) because he was already in New Zealand when they left last year, but this time he’s back in the UK, theoretically for good, though sadly, I’m not sure he’ll settle here again.  He’s finding it hard to deal with, emotionally and is experiencing the emotional wrench I experienced last year.  It’s hard to say goodbye to family, no matter how little you may see them – especially because you can’t help but wonder if you’ll ever see them again.