Friday is here again .. .. yay!!! Bring on another weekend!!
A share today which uses a lovely set of stamps that I bought from the NEC in March of last year. The sentiments in the set get used but for some reason the main image never has .. .. so I decided to make amends today!!
It stamped beautifully using a black versafine ink pad and I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Lovely finish!! Just a few daps of ProMarker here and there and the job was a good one!!
Image and Sentiment: "Butterfly Kisses" Clear 2 Collage - Nautical Collage
Backing Papers: Aimee Asher
Josy Rose: Nail Heads
Charm was part of a prize from "An Oldie But a Goodie"
White Gel Pen
Next I really must get rid of my guilt and share the awards that have been very kindly bestowed upon me. It is always an honour to receive them .. .. especially as I make no secret of the fact that I never pass then on.
How can a girl possibly choose between all of the fantastic blogs out there .. .. and I would hate to offend anyone.
So first up is a cute one .. .. and it comes "WITH A HEART" YAY!!!
How cute is that? This came from a new follower to my blog Ni
. Thank you very much Ni for thinking of me.
Ni is a "newbie blogger" and has only been blogging for a few weeks. Please pop over and give her a lovely bloggy welcome and if you scroll down the posts a little you will find a fantastic tutorial for making a double easel card! Well done Ni .. .. it is fantastic. Must give it a try.
I also received the same award from my lovely "long standing" blog buddy Tracy
. I have known Tracy for a while now and recently she joined the Penny Black at Allsorts DT team. It is lovely to be working with her. You must pop over to her blog and see the lovely creations she makes .. .. and also for a glimpse of her gorgeous little boy Bobby. Don't get me wrong, Tracy's other children are lovely too .. .. but there is just something about Bobby that makes me smile every time I look at him. I think it may be because he reminds me of my lads when they were younger.
No secrets for me to share with this award .. ..LOL!!!
My next award has come from Elizabeth
(thank you Elizabeth) .. .. another lovely blog where you will find lots and lots of lovely creations and great inspiration. Please take a visit.
Along with this comes the revealing of another 7 random things about myself. Oh dear!!
I received this award a little while ago .. .. .. sorry it has taken me a while to respond to it Elizabeth only I thought folk might get a bit fed up with my random reveals if I posted it too soon after my last confession LOL!!!.
So my randon things .. ..
1. I have lived in the same town all my life and can never imagine living anywhere else ever.
2. I have only been a bridesmaid once (and a only a bride once too LOL!!).
3. I used to have a little seat fitted on the crossbar of my Dad's bike .. .. loved those special bike rides with him.
4. I got married on Easter Saturday
5. Our first house cost less than a new card would now (tee hee cards on the brain ... this should say "car" - thanks Annmaree .. .. can't believe you read this far!! LOL!!)
6. I used to have a Singer hand sewing machine when I was first married and made some lovely crimplene dresses (eekk). I wish I had kept that machine as I would love to use it now for my cardmaking. Much easier than keep setting up my electric one!!
7. I broke my foot when I was seven. My Dad used to keep the garden tidy for a local bank and I used to help by weeding and picking up the pears that fell from the tree. One week I was "investigating" (as you do) and there was what looked like a slab propped up against a wall. I pulled the slab forward to see what was behind it but it fell towards me and broke in half over my foot. It turned out it was the base of a safe.
Strangely my foot didn't hurt at all - but Dad insisted I went to hospital and I got a ride on my Dad's crossbar to the hospital. They must have seen us arrive and kept asking if I had got my foot trapped in my Dad's front wheel. I kept saying "no" but they still kept asking how I did it and saying "are you sure you didn't trap it in the wheel of the bike?".
I never got to ride on Dad's bike again after that :-(
If I peep through some huge old double gates in a local memorial ground I can still see into the bank's garden. I do this sometimes when I go to town and take a little trip down memory lane .. remembering happy times spent with my Dad .. .. but it never looks as tidy as it did when we looked after it.
OK then I think I have bored you enough for one night.
Catch you again tomorrow.