Sunday, 30 November 2008

Latest additions to our family

As promised, I am letting you all into our little secret. As you know our daughter lost her beloved Max a few weeks ago and has been inconsolable. However, I am now pleased to introduce you all to Alfie and Archie, the two latest editions to our family. Alfie is the black and tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Archie is the tri-colour. As you will see Alfie is half the size of Archie and he is definitely going to take after his very petite mother. Alfie is Victoria's dog and Archie is ours! We can collect them both on the 3rd January 2009 when they will be 8 weeks old.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Birthday cards

I seem to be bogged down with birthday cards just lately. Dec/Jan are the busiest times with my family ones. However, I have made these 2 for friends and am still not sure I am satisfied with the landscape one. I try to make them unique, hoping no one else will come up with the same ideas, but wonder if I have gone a bit ott with it. The second one is using my new Lavinia stamps which I bought at the NEC and I really love these cute images, so much so, that I have made another 3 cards in different stamped colours. Let me have your views please, good or bad, about the landscape card as, I have a feeling, this one will be shelved and another one made unless, of course,you call all persuade me otherwise. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Birthday card

My sister's work colleague has asked me to make most of her birthday cards etc this year. It's her sister's birthday on Xmas day so she asked me to personalise this one. Apart from stamps and peel-off, I do not have any machine for making alphabets so, my kind friend Wilma, used hers and did the name Velma for me. Most of the card was done with stamping and embossing and, infact, the name was also triple embossed to co-ordinate with the colours of the card. Finished it off with some pretty Prima flowers to which I added some stickles in crystal. I just hope she likes this one and doesn't send it back!! Thanks for taking a look.