Feels as though I haven't posted for ages, well I haven't I suppose because it has been over a week. Had planned to but unfortunately Lewis came down with chicken pox on Thursday so life has been a bit hectic to say the least! Poor wee soul, he has them everywhere! He had a mild dose of chicken pox at the age of 20 months or so I was told! Anyway, at least once they've gone this time he won't hopefully get them again as he has a major dose of them this time. I've been applying calomine cream and administering piriton and calpol like nobodys business in between scratching myself constantly and trying to reassure him when he's getting upset. Thankfully, he hasn't been scratching too much so hopefully he'll continue not to as he has loads on his face.
My birthday which was last Sunday seems like a distant memory now but I'd like to say huge thanks to Monica, Pam, Joana and Kelly (my SBS sisters) who sent me gorgeous cards. They are posted below. Thank you so much girls, they have been admired by many people this week. Kelly also sent me some gorgeous lime green and pink ribbon, some metal tokens, some clear shape templates and some images amongst which were some of my favourite High Hopes image, Froggy Gift. Our SBS group did an image swap away last year and Kelly sent this image way back then. I loved using it so I am really pleased to have some again. Thank you so much Kelly!
I made this card very quickly during the week for a friend's birthday. It was a really quick one due to lack of time. I used a Gorjuss Girl image for the first time. It was so easy to colour, I can't wait to use the others. I also decorated the inside as lots of people seem to be doing this now and they look so professional. I kept mines really simple as I didn't really have any time to experiment. I had planned on using my cuttlebug as I haven't had much of a chance to use it, however when I went to use it it wouldn't work. There is no tension in the handle at all and so the rollers will not turn the cutting mat. I'll need to contact the shop Steven bought it from to see what they say. Let's hope they replace it! Hopefully, I might get a wee bit of time today to get some cards done as I have a few birthdays coming up.
I have just splashed out on some copics this morning as I got some money for my birthday. I was planning on buying some promarkers (thanks for the advice Mar & Debbi) but after doing some reading yesterday, I thought why not just splash out when I have some money to spend. I have also bought some charms from ebay too as I have been admiring lots of cards with these recently too. Thanks to everyone who gave me tips on where to buy them.
Well, off now to get various jobs done including some crafting as well as a snooze hopefully later as I have been up a great deal of last night with Lewis. It's snowing here at the moment and very cold outside!
Have a great day whatever you are doing!