Well what can I say other than .. .. time certainly flies when you are having fun! I can't believe it is two weeks since I posted. It feels like two minutes!!
I got a great comment on my blog today from my very lovely blog buddy Eve. Her comment really made me smile and I have thought about it a few times whilst crafting away today.
Come out come out wherever you are - I have counted to 100 and I still can't find you!! LOL!!
I bet you are hiding in your craft pod under a mountain of ribbons and snippets!!
The only good thing about your hiding is that my bank balance has stayed the same as I haven't seen your amazing cards so have not been tempted to buy anything!
I hope all is well with you and you are happy - though I can't imagine a sad Jules!!
In answer to all the questions that were addressed in that comment and all the "House of Hearts" news .. .. well here goes:
Yes, I am under a mountain of ribbons and snippets .. .. and making more by the day!!
As you may remember we have a wedding fayre in a couple of weeks that I am meant to be preparing for but instead of creating new makes for that I am busy seeing, and making up samples for new brides who are getting in touch ahead of the fayre!
Lots of general orders done and dusted and lots more arriving too!! Eeekk!!!
Fabby new commissions from Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine where I am getting to work on new techniques. Really enjoying these as it makes me focus on new things and widen my horizons. I have been let loose on embossing pastes recently and really enjoyed using those .. .. a new passion there!!
Here was one of my favourite makes which is in this month's issue
So much to share.
The London Kids have got their mortgage approved and are now having their own Homebuyers Survey done before committing themselves. Very sensible! It never even crossed our minds to have that done when we bought our first home at the tender ages of 18 and 20. If all goes to plan they could be moving next month I would have thought. I have my image earmarked for their new home card!! (no Eve it isn't made yet). LOL!!!
Our youngest Son .. .. the musician .. .. has just created his own website that went live yesterday. If you fancy a peep you will find it here. Of course I am super biased and love everything he does but if you get chance to watch the clips associated with Alexia Sinclair (A Frozen Tale) and Fairyland Photography I feel sure you will enjoy the brilliant little films. I love them as much as Steve's music and have watched both so many times. He was actually sent one of Alexia's pictures as a gift and it graces the wall in his home. It is stunning with such gorgeous colours.
Now last, but certainly not least .. .. Mr Heart. He has finally finished the patio!!! Yay!!! He has been coming home from work every day for weeks and going out until it is dark lifting and leveling one night and then pointing up the next. He must feel like a lost soul now because he hasn't had to do any this week at all!! He is a bit of a perfectionist though and is really annoyed that some small puddles appear when it has rained. I think he sees each puddle as a failure. Silly man! I just think he has done a brilliant job. Definitely 100 team points I think! I wanted to stamp a heart into some of the wet cement but when I suggested it I didn't get a very positive response so I left that .. .. .. this time. Perhaps when he does the next area further down the garden, next summer, I will sneak a cheeky one in somewhere and then get him to find it months later LOL!!!
So back to Eve's comments. She was pleased that I wasn't posting in a way as I was saving her some pennies. Well beware!! Every time I have an invoice paid I treat myself to a crafty investment for future projects .. .. sometimes it is something daft like a new paintbrush, but other times it is a new stamp, download or die set!!! So because I have been so busy there have been a few crafty treats which are waiting to be used and shared!! Hopefully soon.
But there we have it. An explanation as to why I haven't been around .. .. I just haven't had time for any makes to share .. .. not even a teeny tiny Tuesday make :-(
I hope everyone is keeping well and finding some crafty time. Sorry for the absence and the long post .. .. nothing for two weeks and then War and Peace LOL!!
I am not keen on these dark nights!! Electric lights just aren't the same as bright daylight are they?
Catch you soon