Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Hi folks sorry I haven't posted anything this week. I did make my first pop up card with a diver on and a sea scene inside for my daughter to give to her boy friend. But silly me forgot to take a photo.
I've come on tonight with some bad news, some of you will know that in September 2011 I had breast cancer. After my chemo and radiotherapy I was left with pheriphral neurothapy. I had a few falls and went to the doctors. Recently I have had 4 scans, I had to go the hospital for the results. Unfortunately the news was not good, I now have bone cancer grade 1. They are trying to get me in for Radiotherapy next Thursday if possible. They also want me to have a full body scan to see if it as spread to my soft tissue. As you will appreciate I am still in shock, but didn't want to just not post anything and leave you wondering why I was now visiting your blogs or missing on here. Will try to keep coming on as much as I can. Happy crafting Love and hugs to you all xxChrisB

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Christmas puzzle

Hello everyone  I have been playing around with new stamps. My OH was watching Barbara Grey the other week on C&C and was very impressed by her. So in impressed in fact that he offered to buy me the stamps for my birthday next week. They came so he gave them me straight away. I've been card making for about 20 years and he's never bought me any stamps before. So thanks Barbara must remember to record her show next time she's on so he can watch again.

Beside Barbara's stamps I have also used Anna Marie's Christmas tree set and  Hobby art little deer from one of their scene it stamps. The background was made with the sentiment from Anna Marie's set.
Have a good week end if I don't get on tomorrow. Crafty love and hugs xChrisB

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Well I have finally got something to post at last. I have got a few cards to show you, a few I have been making to top up
 my present boxes.
This first card is my first attempt at some pricking and embossing. I  printed off a scalloped circle image and a butterfly then traced over them with a gold pen. I did the butterfly twice. I then pricked all around them using a one needle pricking tool then snipped them through the holes with mu decoupage snips. Embossed the swirls onto the scallop cicle then painted on the back of my butterflies with a whisper pen and embossed the wings. I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out seeing I don't have any proper tools or patterns.

These two cards were from a crafters companion, also the next from a Hunkadory kit.

This final card was printed from Joanna Sheens triple House mouse cd.  It's a card for my Hubby, it's our
37th Wedding Anniversary tomorrow. He likes my  house mouse cards when ever I make them so I hope he likes this one.

I am off for a quick browse around the blogs after this then off to bed. I'm rather tired I have had a busy day baking. I have made 10 individual meat pies and 4 individual quiches in my pie maker today. Also did some shopping. I was going to make some Blackberry and apple crumbles but ran out of steam, so going to make those in the morning hopefully. We  are having Maddison around after school tomorrow so hopefully going out for a nice dinner with her.
Will try to catch up again with you later in the week. Crafty love and hugs x ChrisB

Monday, 9 September 2013

Hi folks  sorry not been around, I had to go for some scans last week, then had loads of the dreaded ironing to do. Before I knew it Friday was upon me and Maddison was arriving for tea. Then it was a busy weekend of playing and then Sunday was a day of cleaning and tidying up and loads more washing again.
I have managed to get a few cards made but only just taken photo's of them.  Too late now to mess about with them so hopefully I will be back earlier tomorrow night when my son as gone to work so I can get to the computer.
Hugs x ChrisB