Wednesday, July 29, 2009

And so my journey begins..

Just another couple of days at work and I am off to start my new life in Farnborough, and boy am I scared.

I am leaving behind a lot of things that I have accumulated over the last 9 years but I am taking with me a lot of love that I have found over the last 9 years. I am very scared and feel very vulnerable right now, but hey Ive started all over before and I can do it again. I am at a good place in my life, neither too young or too old. I have a new found confidence which I had buried away because I put all my confidence in my marriage and my life in this place. My heart is heavy, yet excited, sad, but thankful that my marriage, while it lasted, was although not as happy as I thought, a good one. We had a great time, met some great people and saw some amazing things on our journey together, but now we have to part and move on, and I say to you Mark...I had the time of my life! I helped to raise 3 amazing children, and I hope they find a safe and happy path in their lives too, and I say to you 3...never forget where and who I am.

And so it begins, the first days of the rest of my life...who knows what Ill be writing tomorrow...:)

Watch this space!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Biggest Stash Sale Ever!!

Due to the breakdown of my marriage, I am having to sell all of my craft stuff so I can move on and make a new life for myself. Over the next couple of weeks everything I own will be going on ebay from pens to cricuts. Id you want a bargain, please go and look. My ebay seller id is reeve1206.

I have to sell it all and Im devastated. Please tell your friends also, some great bargains to be had!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Maria's Studio: 1 Year Blogoversary Candy

Maria's Studio: 1 Year Blogoversary Candy

Ends 23 March

Candy Store

As I find myself with more free time I have decided in an effort to help my fellow bloggers to set up a blog candy store! I will update with any blog candy I find with as much detail as I can. I would like to know if you think this is a good idea!!

Answers on a post

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Suzie has candy!!!

And what a lot she has too..LOOK!!
You can find all this deliciousness HERE


Well things happen in threes they say and three horrible things have happened, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday!! So that's it no more!!

Monday I found out I was being made redundant. Three years with the company and out on the scrap heap..but refuse to get down and want to make something positive out of it.  Firstly, economising, well we knew for ages we would have to do it anyway so this is the sharp short shock we need.  Mark is so very supportive and I know we will get through this together.  Secondly, improve my crafting.  OK A lot of my new found spare time will be devoted to job hunting, butrather than sit and wallow I will try and improve my craft work.  Thirdly, give up smoking and improve my overall health. So there you have it.  I wont go into the oether things because they concern other people, but no one is hurt and no one died, and will work themselves out, I just didnt need that on top!

So...keep your fingers and toes crossed for us that we make it through..Thanks for listening XX (Food parcels gratefully accepted!)

Monday, March 09, 2009

Funky fairy challenge

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Thought I would enter this for funky fairies challenge which this week is blue.  The blue swirl paper is from funky fairy as is the alpha spelling mum.  Image is coloured in copics.  Not very happy with the way it looks in the picture, the flowers look bluer in rl coloured them in with copics. Added a bit of bling...cos I can!!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

card for niece using copics

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Made this card for my niece whose birthday is on Thursday - used my copics - the few that I have at the moment!! the card is a lovely very small tartany purply colour with a matching vellum over the top finished of with a few embellies and an organza ribbon.

Im exhausted!

Just about finished the place names now just got some gems to stick on for that blingy effect! Ive still got loads of cards to make plus some images to stamp for folk plus I need to finish niece's scrapbook for her birthday on Thursday!!! Then, last night my lovely son rang to say can we feed him his GF and her 2 kiddies Sunday dinner today??? arrrrrggggghhhhhhhhh nothing like short but so happy he is coming.   Ive also been doing slideshows, leaving comments and trying to organise things and Shell's and my challenge blog   that in itself feels like a full time job but I love it and am meeting some very lovely people along the way. So now...brekkie, blinging, tidy up and organise dinner then I can concentrate on my cards and stuff Im afraid they might just be sticking things on a piece of card type cards..LOL  hey ho that'll teach me for procrastinating.  Hope your Sundays are special XX

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The book in me...

they say we all have a book inside us so I have decided to try and write one! I have the title sorted out.."Living with M.E.N. - what's your type"Quite catchy huh? For those of you who dont know me, I have an incurable disease (my doctors words...definately not mine) which is known as Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, I am type 1. So far I think I have been lucky, only had to have my parathyroid glands removed, although "multiple" tumours have been found on and in my pancreas so watching and waiting to see what, if anything happens. My son who has not been lucky has had half of his pancreas removed as a result (and boy do I feel guilty...most folk give their kids a car, I give mine a syndrome!)

Anyway, as its a very rare syndrome, bit like rocking horse poo, I decided that I would try and write an informative, yet slightly tongue in cheek about it. Im posting this here as I think Id like a bit of encouragement...and where else could I get it??

Ill keep you informed X

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Im forever blowing bubbles

My friend Jane is at last moving into her own home so I made this very quick card for her. Hope you likey!!
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Monday, February 16, 2009

Award time!!

I have received this lovely award from Zoe.  Thank you very much Zoe!  I pass this award on to all those who I call friend those of you who have inspired me,wowed me, helped me, listened to me, made me laugh, made me cry, those of you who got me through the worst of times and the best of times, I am proud to pass this on !  You have all made my blogging experience, experience whether in a big or small way I thank you!!  Please take with my love

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My first attempt with copics!

Im quite pleased with it although it does like shes been sweating heavily under the I guess I should have written down the colours I used for future reference. Now I just have to do something with it!

I definately NEED more colours so have my wish list ready. The image is from a download from charmed cards and craft Girls About Town. I love digi images can you can resize, flip and merge onto different backgrounds etc very versatile and so GREEN

I would really like your feedback on this good or bad. I need to boost my confidence levels A LOT

Thanks for looking!
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Valentine's Day Lovelies

Thought I would share this piccie of the roses my lovely hubby bought me for Valentine's Day. They smell GORGEOUS too!

I hope you all had a great day and had lots of love and treats. Mark ended up having to fix my car becasue it failed the MOT test - I feel a new car coming

Enjoy your Sunday XX
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Heart's Delight Cards: Happy Blog Candy

Heart's Delight Cards: Happy Blog Candy

Gorgeous candy up for grabs to celebrate Cindy's and her daughters birthdays this week...Great blog too!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Candy at the Craft Den!!

Lynne has got some gorgeous candy up for grabs on her blog...and it's all about the  Check it out here

If you want great customer service, a plethora of goodies AND Free UK P & P then you need to check out her store The Craft Den

Lynne also runs workshops at her studio in Sheffield, including copics and fimo.  Check her link for further details!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

A little birdie told me about 2 challenges!

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I decided to enter another couple of challenges including a sketch and this is what I came up with.

Also entered for the Funkyfairy challenge 

The theme this week is dots and ribbons so I have used a paper from their recent Love Train giveaway which I think is a bit dotty!! Also a ribbon attached to the card.  The image is watercoloured.  I really wish I could take better pictures!! LOL

Sparkle Cards: Blog Candy!!!

Sparkle Cards: Blog Candy!!!

Sarah, a very gifted cardmaker has some fab candy up for grabs...but be and check out her blog....stunning!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Playing again

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Was sent some bella images today so had a play with prismas and chalks. Something not right but cant put my finger on it so be grateful for any comments - good or bad...LOL.  I think the big problem is that I cut the image out and I was using Marks knife cos I cant find mine - i edged the image in blue 1. To hide the white paper and 2. to try and give it a bit of depth...Ive seen it done on loads of blogs but dont think Ive quite got the hang of it!!

Thanks for looking anyway X

Friday, February 06, 2009

My gorgeous godson Alfie!

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Word Book for Mum's Birthday

Made using the dl from Funky Hand which you can find here
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Also a few bits n bobs from my stash.

Blogger pic

Thought Id update my blog pic to show a pic of me and my lovely hubby!! My hair is now down my back but its the most recent pic I could find of us both!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Come on all you Copics Lovers!!

Brand new Copic Challenge blog just started up!! If you love using copics and love a challenge then take a looksee over here.

You will be more than welcome...the more the merrier!!!  Hope to see you over there!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thought Id do another card.

I thought (if its allowed of course) that I would enter another card into the Pollycraft Mondat Challenge.  It meets the criteria a) ribbon b) flowers (on backing paper) and c) backing paper from pollycraft.  Its a SU image stamped in white then brushed with chalks.  I wanted a really soft effect so hope I have achieved it  Unfortunately it didnt photo to clearly but home you get the general idea!

Another challenge, Im getting braver!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE The designs at pollycraft and have purchased a couple of digi downloads from them.  Paula (great name!) is very talented and does a gorgeous range of downloads and stamps!  Anyway, there is a fornightly Monday challenge and I decided to enter this week's.

The criteria is flowers and ribbons, you can see the flowers but the ribbon is wrapped around the "steps"  a lovely organza ribbon with a floral design which I found in my stash.  The backing paper is from the strawberry and lime collection of doodle dreams.  I have coloured some of the images on the background with prismas to bring in the colours of the cute couple, part of the promise collection Heartfelt.

Cute couple is coloured with prismas and cut out and attached with foam pads.  What else....oh yes the "you're special" is a rub on which was a freebie on a docraft magazine.  Thats it I think, hope it is ok...the rest of the entries and the DT samples are just GORGEOUS!!!  Sorry if the pics are a bit blurry, I took them really early this morning and thought it was just my eyes not awake yet, but no...its my photography!! LOL.  Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Paula's sweet sugar sherbert

Paula (not me!!) has some beautiful stamps up for grabs!! go check her blog, its a must see!!

I got an award!!

Im so chuffed thanks Zoe!

In time honoured tradition, I would like to pass this award to the following:

actually Id like to award this to a zillion more people but the "rule" is 5 so.....

Thanks again Zoe!

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