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

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Ooh, that ‘s a hard decision – NOT!
Another itsy bitsy day, with no work done – <sigh> – fun, though and I did manage to sort out a few things with phone calls and other things.  Unfortunately, it gets me into trouble in the long run, so I may have to be good for a while.  Promise I’ll try to nip in now and again.
I just made the card I was intending making the day before yesterday!  It’s a pretty, pretty one and anyone who knows me well will know exactly who it’s for :D  Hope she likes it AND that it gets there in time!


Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Thank you to all who have left comments and especially for the New Year wishes!  Gosh, I really have missed you all :(
As promised.  This month’s ATC theme for KCUK is pink and brown and here are my offerings – very simple!  I used Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick inks (with a bit of Antique Linen and Versafine Vintage Sepia)  but neither camera nor scanner could find them.  I’ve tried to tweak a bit but can’t get the colours right, so you’ll just have to imagine, he, he!

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Monday, 10 January 2011

Sorry it’s been so long and especially so long before I wish you all a Happy 2011 :(    I hope life is treating you all well?

Today, I had an unexpected free day, so I ventured into my Craft room to make a special card for a special someone.  Of course, I didn’t make the card but I did make some ATCs for this month’s KCUK swap, so I’m going to shock Dot and get them in really early.

While downloading the images from the camera (taken this gloomy afternoon after having struggled with the crappy colours from the pain in the neck scanner for an hour) I found two cards I’d made some time last year.  Must’ve been December but I forgot to download them – oops!  So here they are…

It’s a pity you can’t see the detail on this first one because I used a lot of colour and lots of embossing underneath it, creating a resist effect.  It was really fun to make.

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My life has changed so much these past few months and it’s about to change again, becoming ever busier.  What little free time I’ve had has been spent on Christmas preps and then on family and friends.  Any other spare time I usually have my head in a book, writing notes on some psychobabble or another, writing up assignments or travelling on buses and trains.  I’ve really missed visiting all your blogs and seeing what you’ve been up to – blogging friends feel so much like family because we ‘see’ each other so often!  I’ve also missed having a bit of creative time and really thought I’d end up playing all the time during the Christmas holidays, but other things took over. 

I have made the blanks for Phil’s wedding invitations – not all of them, just the evening ones – but I’m not allowed to go any further with those until they finalise a few things.  Then I’ll be able to complete those, along with the Order of Service, Menus, Place settings, Table plans, cake boxes, etc, etc.  Let’s hope there’s time to do them!  It would have been nice to get them out the way over Christmas, but you know how it is.  The best laid plans of mice and men… especially when your son is really laid back!

I’ve tried to get around to a few of your blogs in the last couple of days and have left some comments where I could.  I can only visit those of you whose blogs don’t run super slow because of graphics, so please forgive me if yours is one of those which do – just don’t have the time or the hand strength at the moment – sorry. 

I’ll post the ATCs tomorrow – can’t do two posts in one, he, he – not that it’s ever stopped me before!  And I still need to make a card for that very special someone… shucks.  That means I’ll have to go into my craft room again, <evil grin’>.

Look forward to popping in again sooooooooonnn!