Well, I sat my first psychology exam towards my degree with the Open University a few weeks ago. It was a bit of a nasty paper, but I sweated out the 3 hours & 'waffled' about psychology so I just have to hope I answered the questions! All will be revealed at the beginning of August when I get my results.
A few days after that was Father's Day so I frantically made a card for my Dad ...
This uses the lovely Nature Walk stamp set from Stampin' Up! which I have fallen in love with.
In other news, I'm setting up another blog for my Stampin' Up! creations & will put up a link here when it's up & running.
I am now officially an independent Stampin'Up demonstrator!
I have seen their products used in magazine projects and through a friend I was introduced to a lovely lady called Marianne, a Stampin' Up demonstrator. I was hostess for a Stampin' Up party at my house in March where Marianne demonstrated & I've been in love with their products ever since. My wish list from the gorgeous catalogue just keeps growing so I decided to take the plunge & become a demonstrator myself :)
My starter kit arrived last week, so I treated myself to a night off from revision on Saturday to watch BGT & have a play with my new stash. I made a couple of very quick cards ...
This was stamped with marina mist ink using the stamp set Just believe. I was going to tear the white card too but got carried away sticking!
The 'friends' card was stamped with melon mambo & pretty in pink ink using the stamp set Greenhouse Garden. This uses the 2 step stamping method which gives a lovely effect. It's not quite aligned properly, but this will be fixed once I have the stamp-a-ma-jig.
The bird is from one of my favourite stamp sets in the mini catalogue, Nature Walk, stamped with early espresso ink. The greenery & sentiment are stamped with old olive & a real red Stampin' write marker.
I think my blog needs a bit of a makeover & some Stampin' Up links, so 'bare with' as my daughter keeps saying & it will be updated in a few weeks.
Now back to revision. And if you see me posting on here or conducting anything that resembles crafting before 14th June, gimme a slap :)
Just a quick post today. The birth of a baby brings so much joy & happiness. And what better way to celebrate than with a handmade card :) One of the mums from school gave birth to a gorgeous little girl recently, so I made 2 cards for her ... one from me and one requested by a friend. And in the same week, a plea for another baby girl card! So here are all three ...
The 2 cards above use products from Craftwork Cards, 'Warren' the rabbit is soooo cute!
This card is made from papers & a topper from the Do crafts goody bag last month, Tatty Teddy is just right for baby cards.
Finally, from the young to the old! My lovely Dad had his birthday the other day & here's the card I made for him ...
This card was stamped with the spot on roller from Stampin' Up. Other stamps used were, I think from Banana Frog & Clarity Stamps.
Right, a frantic 2 weeks for me now ... I sit my level 2 psychology exam with the Open University 2 weeks today. Aaaaaagh!! I haven't sat an exam for ... well, yes let's not even go there! So I'm off now to revise, revise, revise ...
April was a pretty mad month. The title of this post gives you a smidge of a clue why ... yes, I reached that milestone of a birthday, the big 40!! Now instead of sobbing into my grey hair I decided to embrace my coming of age with lots of treats & celebrations :) I had an 80s night out with my lovely friends, a meal out with my fab family & a visit to Blenheim palace in the gorgeous sunshine with hubby & my cherubs :) And I'm really gonna milk this ... a trip on the London eye had to be postponed, we decided visiting London the same weekend as a big footie match & the marathon was a bad idea so I still have this to look forward to. I've never been to ladies day at Ascott so that's booked up. Oh, & a girly day at a health spa is calling me later in the year. I mean, come on, what's not to like about turning 40??!! :)
Onto crafty things now, an old school friend of mine also turned 40 a few days after me so here's the card I made for her. I'm loving the lace & bakers twine that's so popular at the moment. Or butchers twine, as one of my lovely crafting friends keeps calling it :)
And just to get your taste buds watering, there's a pic of the birthday cake I made for myself. Yes, covered in maltesers & minstrels. Yummy ...