Monday, 20 December 2010

SCD weekly challenge

This week is the last of the TAG challenges over at SCD and the Theme is

"Happy Christmas"
I've gone digi again as hands still very poorly!

So I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas, thank you for all the lovely comments you've been kind enough to leave over the last year and see you on the other side LOL....

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Last prezzie made

Finally managed to finish the last Christmas prezzie phew!!!! another Tando frame, very similar to the last one which was supposed to be for DIL but I liked it so much I kept it oops LOl so have made another and DIl will get this one. Not as decorated as the first as my hands are useless but still very pleased with it.

I've painted it with dark purple, then stamped and embossed and then painted again with a mixture of silver and pearl white and then rubbed it off. The two corners have viva ferro added and then I stamped it to that and to finish a flower which I coloured with DI inks.

Have also made some quick digi cards as I have several birthdays in the family in January. I've used Dawn Inkskips free kit called Joy.

Presents are wrapped, cards delivered just the decorations to be done tomorrow hopefully.....

Sunday, 12 December 2010

SCD challenge and other stuff

The challenge this week is again tags with a theme of Christmas characters. Not sure my snowman really counts but seemed topical after all the snow.

Digi again this week as I have totally seized up and can barely move not LOL...

So due to being poorly I missed the Christmas crop but I hear my malteser cake was well received LOl and Dawn came back with this gorgeous birthday present for me  from Carol, a little pizza box she had made, decorated and filled with so many lovely crafty bits. I adore it.

Last Thursday was my birthday and my cousin Sandra made me this beautiful little wall hanging, it's in the dining room for now but if and when I ever get a craft room it will go in there for sure.

lucky went for more test yesterday, protein levels in urine are still way to high as is her blood pressure, so more pills and more tests lined up, having said that she seems much brighter and happier this week. Which is more than can be said for me, missing Grandsons first Nativity play and Christmas crop has not been good...

Sue x

Friday, 10 December 2010

Tando 3d tree

Thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes yesterday, most of my visitors came the day before so I had a lovely day playing and getting messy, perfect way to spend your birthday LOL.

Made this or rather I decorated it LOl, love Tando stuff it is so sturdy and takes much abuse from me. I've sprayed it with glimmer mist, then painted gold on the edges and glittered the star, added gems and ribbons to finish.

A few photo's of my visitors and dogs of course LOL...

Vikki with Lucky and Jim

Mum with Gangley and Alfie

Dad and Mojo

and Marc, Harvey and Alfie and Lucky.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

SCD challenge

This month the challenge is tags and the theme this week is trees.

Due to various reasons which I shan't bore you with, all I could do was digi. Not the same as getting messy with stamps and inks, hey ho such is life....

Friday, 3 December 2010

Bits and Bobs

One is well and truly fed up with the snow now BUT not being able to g out has meant I've managed to get some things done LOL.

Back in July I attended one of Carol's classes at Papermaze and made this gorgeous altered art frame.  So I decided to make another but making it into a photo frame this time, used all the techniques Carol taught me and came up with this. The butterflies were stamped onto grungeboard and coloured with DI's, the flower I stamped 3 times coloured with DI's then fiddled and faffed until it looked like a flower LOL.

I love using Tando products as they are so sturdy and take a lot of abuse from me changing my mind etc... Carol also kindly gave me this canvass project to do, I couldn't go to the class so had to improvise a bit, I am really pleased with how it turned out. The Merry Christmas is again from Tando as are the snowflakes.

And I finished the covers to the mini album again using techniques taught by Carol, that girl is so talented....

Had to get up at 5.30am today to get to the hospital for 8.30am, roads weren't as bad as expected and the consultant said he had not only removed a huge sack of fluid, protein and leaked silicon but had also taken away some more bone from my wrist which was hindering the tendons, so that explains why my hand is feeling good, the not so good news was the fluid is already coming back BUT we've decided to leave it and see how it goes as the next step is fussing the wrist and I would like to put that off for as long as possible.

Hounds are loving the snow, even Jim who struggles with icy stuff but loves the soft snow.

Not bad for an old fella with 3 legs...

Phew that was a long post..............

Sue x