Yes today is the final day to pre-order the new Polka Doodles "Pen & Paper Circle" Issue 6 magazine. If you go over to the Polka Doodles shop it will tell you how to order the latest issue which is only available by pre-order. The magazine is packed with tutorials, tips & inspiration, an A6 stamp set and a CD with gorgeous papers & a co-ordinating alphabet all for an amazing price of just £12.99!!!!.
I would like to share the napkin fold card that I made for the Pen & Paper Circle Issue 5 to give you an example of the types of amazing tutorials the magazine has to offer.
The magazine includes detailed step by step tutorials which are easy to follow using the gorgeous stamp set and papers. If you follow the link HERE you will get a peek of the gorgeous stamp set and papers that you will be getting!!!!.
Hope everyone is having a good day and whatever festivities you have going on tonight stay safe and enjoy!!!.
Hello my darling's. Hope everyone is well this Sunday evening. I'm still getting over this rotten cold and sore throat, hopefully it will be gone soon though.
Once again our lovely DEBBY is hosting "My Favourite 5 Cards of 2012" where you need to whittle down the 5 best cards of the year that you have made. This is not always an easy task but mine are as follows;
Our lovely Debby is very generously offering some of her favourite candy when you post and link your post to her blog. This will be drawn on 7th January 2013. I am really loving seeing everyone's favourites. Thank you for running this again Debby.
The lovely Debby 4000 is hostessing "My Favourite 5 Christmas Cards of 2012" and is offering some amazing candy. To enter you need to pick your fave 5 Christmas cards, blog them and link back to Debby's gorgeous blog.
Here are my favourites for 2012
I would love to see your favourites. Go pop over to Debby's blog HERE and check out her gorgeous selection.
Thank you for stopping by and hope that you have had a wonderful Boxing Day.
Hello my lovelies. I hope that everyone is ready for Christmas and not stressing too much. Up until Thursday I had not got one present as the last couple of weeks have been a bit full on to say the least. It was a family affair with my Sister, Niece & Nephew and my lovely Dad who became my bag bitch for the day!!!. I managed to get everything unbelievably and got all of the wrapping up done last night. I still have not got my decorations and tree up but that is my job for tomorrow as I have all the family coming on Christmas day. Normally my tradition is to put the tree up on 17th December which is my beautiful Mum's anniversary (4 years this year she has been gone). Unfortunately there has been a few life drama's and I never got to sort them out. Tomorrow being Christmas Eve is another significant day which is when we saw Mum off so I would like to make something positive of the day and get the decorations & tree up then.
Ok what's been happening? I found a lump on Simone's back a couple of weeks ago. I got her to the vet's the following day and Mr.Dash examined my girl and he told me that she needed the lump removed as it was possibly a tumour. Within 2 days she was operated on and I had to wait a long hard week to get the results to find out if my baby had a malignant or benign tumour. In the meantime I checked Bert for lumps and hey ho I found a lump on his back. I really could not believe this was happening to my two furbabies. I took the pair of them in to the surgery on Friday and was told that Simone's tumour was an infection which had affected the fat and tissue causing the lump. So that was good news. Mr.Dash examined Bert's lump, which is on the opposite side to Simone's and he said that it feels very different to Simone's. He is giving him the benefit of the doubt for a week and treating him with antibiotics to see if there is a chance that it is the same problem. If the lump is still there this coming Friday he will be operated on there and then. The reason for these lumps is possibly from a couple of things. The pair of them had the flea programme which is by injection. It could be a flare up from that. We have also found out that they are both allergic to penicillin which they have both had in the last few weeks. The penicillin makes them break out in skin lesions. Bert was treated more recently for an abscess under his chin and I found a big lesion on his back. It is only just healing up and is just above the mystery lump. This is why we are trying the antibiotic route first as an operation for Bert is risky as he has epilepsy. I am praying that it is something simple and that by Friday it has improved as I know that if he is operated on there is going to be another long hard week of waiting for results. Also I am going to be worrying sick about him coping with the operation. Here is a pic of my beautiful girl. She has a large scar and her fur has been hacked to pieces but I know it will grow back.
It was beyond traumatic leaving my baby girl at the vets before her op. I went down to the kennels at the surgery to get her settled and it was one of the worst feelings I have ever had. Simone was hysterical and she wouldn't let go of me. I just cried and cried and my Dad literally had to drag me away from her. I pray that this is not going to be the same with Bert on Friday. I was so relieved to see her later that day and although Simone was drugged up to the eye balls she was her usual fussy self with lots of affection. I can only hope that our furbabies understand that what we do for them is for the best. I will keep you all posted on Bert.
Meanwhile the Polka Doodles boss has been keeping us all very busy behind the scenes. Nikky has released a brand new CD so I have been busy making samples. At last I am able to show you all my sample work as the CD was launched recently on Create & Craft. I will be doing some posts over the forthcoming days I promise. I am also in the middle of doing a couple of tutorials for the Polka Doodles Pen & Paper Circle 6 magazine. On top of that I have been busy making challenge cards & Christmas cards.
Healthwise hasn't been great but I put a lot of it down to stress and thinking the weather does not help. I am still in pain from my fall and seems to be affecting both sides of my ribs now. Again I do think a lot of it is probably down to my RA.
Right i'm sure that you have all had enough of my waffle now so I will leave you with big hugs and lots of love from me. I will be back to wish my lovely friends a happy Christmas.
Is the challenge over at Polka Doodles this week!!!!. Infact it's quite a varied challenge this week as we are letting you interpret the theme in your own way. You can make a Happy New Year card/project, you can use the numbers 2013 or maybe make some thing with 1 image, 2 papers or 3 embellishments. I decided to throw the whole theme into the mix and made this;
I really hope that all of my lovely friends can join in with the Polka Doodles Challenge this week which is the final challenge for 2012. Can't believe how fast this year has gone!!!.
I hope that you are all ready for Christmas. This morning I had not got one prezzie but I went on a family Christmas shopping spree and I can very gladly say that I have got everyone sorted now!!!.
I promise that I will do an update post over the weekend as I know that my blogging has been very scarce of late. I have had a few life dramas the last couple of weeks which has kept me away from my blog.
Well who's had snow this week????. Sunny Eastbourne had snow for most of the morning on Wednesday but by afternoon everything had melted (boo!!!!). Since then we have had sleet and heavy rain. I do hope that all my friends are keeping warm and wrapping up well.
Ok it's Friday and we have another awesome challenge over at Polka Doodles. The theme is to paper piece and add some newspaper to your make. Here is what I made.
Just wanted to let you know that there is so much going on in the Polka Doodles shop at the moment including a new Instant Download Store with new papers and digi's being added daily. Go check it out!!!!.
Another bit of excitement is that Nikky will be on our screens on December 14th for the launch of some new goodies!!!!.
Don't forget to go check out the Polka Doodles Challenge Blog. There are some amazing cards from the DT and we would love you to all come play along with us.
Hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend. Stay safe and keep warm!!!!.
Hello everyone, hope you are all well on this Sunday afternoon. Wow it certainly is cold. The frost is still outside even though it has been a beautiful sunny day.
Well another fortnight has passed and Margaret from the Christmas Card Club set the challenge this time and the theme was to make a creation with a snowman or snowmen on on it. This is my card;
CARD FROM CRAFT WORK CARDS
LOTV KRAFT PAPER'S
STAMP BY KODOMO INC
RIBBON, PEARL, SNOWFLAKE & PEEL OFF FROM STASH
ANTIQUE LINEN DISTRESS INK PAD
Can't believe there is only one more challenge to go for 2012 at the Christmas Card Club. This year seems to have flown by. If anyone is interested in joining the club for 2013 just let me know. We make one card a fortnight so we have a few made before December. We are a fun and friendly little group & welcome anyone who wishes to join. All the girls are listed on my side bar if you would like to go and visit everyone.
I am 41 years young & i live with my 2 gorgeous furbabies, Bert & Simone, my beautiful feral cat Blackie, my 2 tortoises Pike & Audrey & my rescued quail Mrs.Sloecombe. My other loves in life are anything involving animals, cardmaking & crafting.
I have always loved animals and am proud to be VEGETARIAN. I support a lot of animal charities & I have a back yard full of wildlife which i feed including birds, hedgehogs & foxes. I have weaned & looked after baby hedgies, squirrels & foxes for the local wildlife & rescue center which i absolutely loved.
I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis 8 years ago & i also have other health problems. I had to give up my job which was really hard but my Sister introduced me to the wonderful world of crafting & I became totally addicted!!!. My absolute favorite is stamping & card making but I love experimenting with different mediums & trying out new things.
I would like to dedicate my blog to my beautiful mum who I lost on 17th December 08. She was my best friend & it was Mum who asked my Sister to encourage me to start crafting. I love & miss her every day.
Thank you for visiting my blog xxx
If you would like to join us girls at the Christmas club just message any one of us!!!. It is just a group of us gals wanting to get ahead of our Christmas cards before December!!!. We set a challenge every fortnight, there are no prizes as we just want to make cards and make a few friends along the way!!!
PLEASE HELP ME TO SUPPORT ANIMAL CHARITIES
PLEASE RESCUE ANIMALS, DON'T BUY THEM & FILL BREEDERS POCKETS!!!
PLEASE CLICK DAILY YOU ARE HELPING ABANDONED & ABUSED ANIMALS. YOU CAN ALSO SET UP A DAILY REMINDER!
PROVIDES BOOKLETS FOR ANIMAL FRIENDLY COMPANIES AND BOYCOTTS THE BAD!!!
NO ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS!!!!
FUR LOOKS BETTER ON ANIMALS NOT HUMANS!!!!
NO TESTING ON ANIMALS WITH THE LEAPING BUNNY SIGN!!!