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


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Two weeks running!

I am on a roll! I have made a card for the second week running for The Moving Along With The Times challenge!

How clever am I?

Well I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather. We have been out on our new motorbike a couple of times and poor Fever is wishing I had a job to go to lol. I can't believe it was this time last year that we were motorbiking across America! Where did the time go?

Anyway onto my card for this weeks 'Easter Wishes' challenge over at MAWTT

I coloured the digi image from Digistampboutique in Paint and after printing it I used Glossy Accents to make the flowers 3D. I printed and cut the sentiment on y new Silhouette Cameo and also designed and cut the little flowers on it too.

Unfortunately the photograph doesn't do the cards lovely bright colours justice. I never seem to take good photos even with a descent camera :-( Never mind you get the juist of it.

off to my bed now ready for another busy day out for a picnic ride on the bike :-)
Take care

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Busy day!

Evening peeps! What a busy day I have had poor back and legs are killing me!
Our eldest son has moved home today after his house sale fell through and he was left having handed his notice in at his apartment. So he has come home until he finds another house! Today was spent back and forth to a storage lockup with all his furniture and cleaning his apartment.

I have to say I was most impressed with how clean it was considering he is a young lad on his own. Nonetheless it was hard work, but he is home now and snuggled up in his bed! Strange having all the boys home again!

I am desperate to get my crafting things out though...seems ages since I got to play! :-( I haven't even taken my goodies from Harrogate out of the bag yet!! Sheeesh!

This is a card I made a couple of weeks ago though that I have yet to show you:

It was a Ruby anniversary card for the Yard owner where I keep my horse.

Well off to my bed as I am pooped and need my beauty sleep. Happy crafting to you all...I hope I get a chance to play tomorrow!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Moving house...Not!

I thought I had better be true to my word and blog today :-)
I have been so busy the past couple of days, creosoting the decking in the garden and painting our two huge sheds, then I decided the garage door needed a freshen up and under the kitchen window too. In amongst all that I have had my horse to sort out and I cleaned all my UPVC, washed the patio windows in and out, shopped, cooked and put a picture up. Then tonight I went dancing, talk about bushed lol. My poor craft things from Harrogate are still in the bag :-( Tomorrow I am going to have to iron as I have a three baskets full! Oh yuk! Anyone fancy popping by to do it for me? No.... thought not :-P

Never mind, as soon as I can get my jobs out of the way I will be hitting that bag of goodies and not coming up for air. Woe betide anyone that disturbs me to make tea or any other such mundane job!

I was rather annoyed and saddened yesterday when my eldest son came to say that his house sale had fallen through exactly one week to his moving in date! How can they do that? He has handed his notice in at his rented apartment, meaning he has to move out at the weekend and paid nearly £800 in fees, searches etc and they pull out one week to the day that they are suppoed to be moving out! Scandulous! So he is coming home for a while :-) Which will be lovely...although he had better not think I am moving any crafty items to make room for him! The gym yes but not the crafts! lol

So anyway here is my Mother's day card, made with lots of love for my wonderful mum. I have been hugely blessed to have her in my life.

Monday, 19 March 2012

What a disgrace!

I hardly dare show my face in here *blushes* after all this time! How do the months go by so fast? I have to say that I have still been crafting but life has been so busy and there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to keep up with blogging. I shall try my very best though to get back into it and not be so lapse in the future!

So what have I been up to in all that time! We have had a couple of winter holidays to Cyprus and Egypt! Both were absolutely lovely and of course there was Christmas.

Then on Saturday I went to Harrogate with my lovely parents (Mau and Den) to the GNPE craftfair. What a righteous day we had and I am so dying to use my new goodies.

Talking of my mum, she has made me very proud by being asked onto the DT for Moving Along With The Times ! So I decided to get back to this blogging lark and join in the challenge over there. It is a lovely blog and their new team have really done them proud this week with their cards I think. Why not pop over and have a look!

This is the project that I am entering into this weeks challenge. It is a 'box of scriptures' made it for my MIL's 71st Birthday because I knew she would love it as she really loves her scriptures. I had seen one on another blog and I apologise as I can't remember whose it was, so I decided to make my own. It took me ages to find the eighty or so scriptures but I have to say that they really lifted my spirits with their promises of God's love and forgiveness. She was overwhelmed when I gave it to her which was very moving.

The box lid

The inside of the box

I am entering this into the  MAWTT 'Special lady' challenge as that is certainly what my MIL is!