Friday, 24 September 2010

A winner!!!!!

Sorry again for leaving it too long blogging but we have been so busy again. Today it is my darling daughter's 14th birthday. I cant believe how quickly the years have gone, it only seems like yesterday when she was a babe in my arms. The day started off really well as Sophie was on Heart Breakfast Radio (London) speaking to Jamie Theakston and Harriet Scott. After playing a game with them she won tickets to see Flashdance the Musical which opens today in London. She was sooooo pleased and went to school with a massive smile on her face.
The birthday treat she chose was to go to Madame Tussauds in London which we did a couple of weeks ago. She thoroughly enjoyed it and had plenty of pics taken with the stars!!

After mingling with the stars we went to Regents Park and had a picnic as the weather was gorgeous then we had a wander along Oxford Street as Sophie had never been there before. We finished off having dinner in Cafe Rouge which is a favourite place of Sophie's at the moment.
I will post some pics of her birthday cards in the next couple of days. My card for her was more like a book and it was made as a keepsake with many pics of her and the stars at MT. She loved it and I must admit there was a tear in her eye when she read the verse!
A couple more treats in store for her later today so I hope it will be a birthday she will never forget.
Thanks for taking the time to read my update. Another one will follow over the weekend. xx

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Where does the time go????

I have been so busy with making cards lately and making the most of the last days of the school holidays that I've not had chance to catch up with my blog. We have had a lovely few weeks together doing lots of exciting things. My son went to London for the first time when he was 8yrs old last yr, this year we have been 3 times in the last month!!! They have experienced the London Eye and Royal Mews, inside Buckingham Palace and the London Aquarium and last wk we went to Covent Garden and finished off with a theatre trip to see 'Tap Dogs' with Adam Garcia. It was wonderful. Connor was very lucky to get 7 autographs at the stage door afterwards but unfortunately after waiting for 1hr we were told Adam Garcia wouldnt be coming out as he'd been busy and had to get ready for the next show. A little disappointing but he was still happy to have met the dancers and drummer that he did! We have also been to Minster beach, Ramsgate camp site with friends for the day, seaside penny arcades, Toy Story 3D, Shrek 3D, iceskating and Headcorn airfield (plus Connor went to Military Airshow there with his grandad).
Well getting back to cards, here are my recent additions. This first one was made for a baby's blessing. After having trouble deciding on a picture and what papers to use it suddenly all fell into place and this is the result. A box was made for it also.

This next card is for my 'tea buddy's' twin boys who started secondary school last wk. I think this is the freebie digi image from Kenny K for September. I mirrored one image and then coloured with Promarkers.

This fairy is from Crafts U Print. It was purchased as an A4 picture which I then made background paper from. I used my Cuttlebug Dots as usual and finished off with ribbon which I coloured with Promarkers and flowers and brads.

I needed to make a friend of mine a card which was pink, had bling and included a pic of Taylor Lautner (???) Apparently this is the said person and she was pleased with the outcome.

Another card needed to have Take That in their early days on the front. As Im a Take That fan also how could I not have done it!! I used lilac backing papers and again the side of the card had Cuttlebug Dots embossed. A few gems were added also.

This card was made for another work colleague on her wedding day. The digi image is from Mo's Digital Pencil, coloured with Promarkers. The bride and groom's names were added along with the date of the wedding. As they are Polish I managed to get another friend to help with wording for the insert!!!!

This is another card for them from another work colleague. The image is pyramage and a box was also made to make it special.

My friend's son passed his bike test and I just so happened to get a picture of him on his bike from his Facebook profile!!! I made backing paper to match and he loved it!!

Finally this card was for my friend's dad on his 70th birthday. It shows a man on a riverbank and I just had to use this pic as it looked so much like him!!! I also used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and card candy.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. Any comments will be gratefully received and I will return the favour, thank you. Happy crafting until next time xx