Things for Sale

I have put some stamps for sale on my 'Things for Sale' page. Feel free to go and have a look and if there is anything that takes your fancy drop me an email at: amanda.patterson@ntlworld.comxx


Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Where does the time go?

I can't believe that I haven't posted since the 17th June....where did the time go? I don't think I have done anything exciting either lol. My days are taken up with looking after Fever at the moment. The poor thing is going stir crazy having to stay in her stable all the time. What a nightmare it is.

Never mind the weather has improved so I have been out in the garden potting up my vertical herb garden. I shall try and take some photos later for you all to see. My clever hubby designed it and it is fab. Now I just have to keep them alive...I am reknowned for killing plants :( So I will try my very best!

This is a card I made at the weekend just to add to my collection of everyday cards. The stamp is a Stampavie one. I am afraid I am not sure of the name of it as it says Wedding squirrels on the back of the packet but this little image looks like a sleeping mouse to me lol! Maybe I need my specs on!

I am entering it into the follwoing challenge:
PollyCraft Monday Challenge - Make a Splash! Ends 3rd July

Friday, 17 June 2011

The dreaded men's cards!

Well things have settled down with Fever a little this week and I am getting back into the swing of mucking out twice a day again :-( Her wound is going in the right direction so we just plod on and hope for the best.

In between looking after her it's been a busy week as usual and today I took my MIL shopping for clothes which was nice. Of course we had to stop off at M&S for an obligatory peice of Lemon Drizzle cake :-P oh the hardships I have to endure lol.

Crafting wise, I have a number of men's birthdays coming up soon so this week has been spent doing those...not so bad when you get the first one out of the way but boy that first one is always a nightmare! So here it is...

I am entering it into the following challenges:

Splendiferous Creations - 'It's manly baby' ending Friday 24th June

Papertake Weekly Challenge - 'Dads & Lads' ending Tuesday 21st June

Simon says Stamp and Show - 'Distressed/Torn edges' ending Sunday 19th June

Thanks to those who leave is lovely to know that people do pop by occasionally :-) Thank you! x

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Windmills of your mind!

Recently I was looking through some of my mum's old magazines for inspiration and I came across some windmills in issue 56 of 'Papercraft Essentials'. I think it was an issue from last summer. So today after deciding to make a card for my neice's 7th birthday we looked the issue out again.

I perhaps got a little carried away with this card lol. It has cost a fortune in brads and flowers :-) and had my mum in stitches when she saw the back of the card and all the brads showing through!

So here it is...

I used Paper Cellar Easter/Spring collection papers. Flowers are some that I bought at Hobbeycraft but I am afraid I can't remember the name of them and then lots of brads!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Prairie Fairy Fridays 'Summer Fun' challenge finishes on Friday 17th June

A Spoon Full Of Sugar 'Here comes Summer' challenge finishes on Tues 14th June

Totally Papercrafts challenge 'Summer' finishes on Friday 17th June

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Time out!

Sorry for the week without posts but I have had a rather busy week with one thing and another. On Saturday I went to Bramham Horse trials. My friend and I go every year but to be honest this was my last as it is proving to be too traumatic!
I have only been six times and out of those, three times I have had to dash home for an emergency :-(
This time my horse was found 'bleeding profusely' from her foot in the field. The vet was called and I flew home to find she had sliced her heel off down to the bone, leaving a huge and very nasty wound. So she was at the vets for 5 days! She is home now but on 8 weeks box rest which means she is not allowed out of her stable in all that time. I am not sure who will crack first to be honest...her or me! That's horses for you though...never a dull moment!
On Sunday hubby and I drove over the the Lake District and enjoyed a day of kayaking and a day of shopping. It was nice just to chill together although Fever was never far from my thoughts.
This weekend the boys and their dad are all off for a boys adventure weekend so I think I shall be going to play with my watch this space lol!
I hope everyone else is managing some crafting and that life is being kind to you all xx

Thursday, 2 June 2011

New baby!

Sorry for the delay in showing you my latest card but I have been busy decorating three rooms! I am so tired I could sleep on a washing line lol. However we had some lovely news this week. My best friend from school has become a Grandma, so I really enjoyed making this card for her.

I bet you can't guess what her daughter had? ;-))

I absolutely adore this Princess Tilda stamp and she is so versatile. I coloured her with Promarkers and punched a lovely insert for the card using my Martha Stewart around the Page punch 'Loops heart'.

I am really looking forward to seeing my friend for lunch and taking her a little pressy to celebrate. It will be good to catch up with all her news and if she doesn't bring little 'Libby-rose' in person then I am sure she will bring some photos :-))

I am entering this card into the Crafts and Me challenges 'Punch it out'

also the Simon says stamp and show challenge 'favourite stamp'