Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Mothers Day cards...

Although Mothers Day in Germany (where both my mother and m-i-l live) isn't until May I actually made 3 Mothers day cards. One was done in the Card Club I go to once a month which had a "Shaker card" theme last time and the other two are orders. They are quite simple cards reall, papers are scraps mainly, ribbons and gems from stash and I used a few punches for the lace effect (Martha Steward Doily Lace) and flowers (X-cut punches) and the Nestabilities Labels. Text is computer generated.
Sorry for the bad picture quality, I did them at night and had to fiddle with the camera/light. I am starting my photography course this weekend, so hopefully I'll improve soon!
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

More cool candy!

This fabulous candy is being given away on the 12th April - Easter! by Jennifer on Phoenix Crafts. Hop over for a chance!

Fabulous blog candy!

Don't you love Magnolia stamps? I know I do! And over at Rosaswelt - Pretty Pressings you can win this great set of stamps on the picture!! So head over and try your luck!

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

An award or two...

I have been fortunate enough to have been the receiver of 3 different awards recently.

Kathleen has given me this Hug award

Thank you, I really appreciate it. But as I already have it I will not pass it on again. HOpe that is ok.

Christine(Nanaseaside) and Tracey were kind enough to both give me this beauty:

Ladies, I am honoured! Thank you so much!
My fav 10 blogs are:

And last but not least I got this from Lesley:

I am to nominate at least 5 blogs, which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
So here are mine:

Tanmo tagged me... a while ago actually

I am really embarrassed to say I didn't see she tagged me - on the 22nd of February. Anyway, now I will fulfill my duty and answer :-)
I have to tell you 20 facts about myself, so here goes:

1) I was born in Germany and lived there until I was 26!
2) My husband is german as well, which makes both our kids german as well although they were born in the UK.
3) I love tidying my craft area and reorganizing it when I have some time spare (doesn't happen that often)
4) I spend too much on craft stuff...
5) I love cooking and baking and used to throw parties/dinner parties just so I could have an excuse to cook for lots of people.
6) I am afraid of spiders and snakes.
7) I would love to have a pet but fear I would not have enough time for it so so far didn't get one.
8) I hate driving if someone is watching me.
9) I have been married for 5 years this May.
10) I plan so many things that I want to do that I usually get into a muddle and don't get everything done. Need to really learn to say no...
11) I have a very good sense of smell/taste and when I was in Greece for a holiday I tasted that a wine we ordered was not the same as the one we had before (It was, but from a different cask!)
12) I have trouble understanding sometimes if people joke or not... makes me look a right thicko!
13) I don't like truffles or pralines.
14) If I had to choose between never having chocolate again or never having blackforest ham again, chocolate would always loose.
15) I used to have bright red spiky hair with platinum blonde highlights at the front..
16) I made my first card when I was 9 and sold them at christmas market!
17) I am a direct descendant of Charlemagne (not all on the male line though) and that makes me and my kids eligible for a grant/sponsorship if ever anyone of us wants to study law or religion...
18) I am a gadget girl and love shiny new tools, especially crafting or kitchen stuff...
19) I had my first job when I was 14 as a waitress in a cafe and worked pretty much ever since until I had my first baby, Paul nearly 5 years ago. Since then I am a slave *lol*
20) I used to be good at maths in school but now have trouble even doing simple calculations... I blame the braincell eating kids!!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

DT challenge for Whiff of Joy

Hello everyone,
I have been really busy (again) lately so didn't get round to much blogging, but I did do not one but two cards for the Whiff of Joy DT member challenge. I really liked the layout and so ended up with two cards instead of one.
I prefer the red one, but the little Oakley stamp is soooo cute, too!
So here goes, hope you like them: