Thursday, 24 November 2011

A clear out

I want to say Welcome and Thank you to Sandy, Pat and Izzwizz for adding your names to my blog - it really does mean a lot to me.  Now - today I have been trying to make  space in what used to be known as the spare room and I came across an embossing board.  It is a Helix board and is for use with their workstation.  It is called intricate shapes.  I bought this as they said on t.v. at the time that you really did not need the workstation in order to use this but in fact you really do need the workstation and I do not have one.  If any of my followers have a workstation by Helix and would like to have this board please e-mail me your name and address and I will post it to you - free - gratis and no charge - you are welcome to have it.  If more than one of you e-mail me I will send it to the first one I hear from.  My e-mail is   Hope some of you lovely ladies have a home for this.  Marie-Louise

Friday, 18 November 2011

Thank you

Just to say Thank You to Johanna, Elaine, Suemoone and Hazel for adding your names as followers.  I do appreciate this.

Breaking the mould.

 I've decided to try and move out of my comfort zone so having received a pad of lovely papers from Cuddly Buddly which I had ordered only a few days ago (their delivery time is excellent) I put together this little card as an experiment.  I am quite pleased with the way it turned out but I have a way to go yet.  The paper is from the Tilda Autumngarden pad and the stamp is Crafters Companion Rose from Flower Fairies Friends.  The flowers and pearl heart buckle are from Wild Orchid and the butterfly is from Wonderful Wings Grand Shapabilities from Spellbinders.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

So much paper

Hi everybody.  Let me say Thank You to both Karen and Woo for adding your names as followers.  It is such a surprise to me when I see another name added - you all have such wonderful blogs and cards to match.  Looking  at everyone elses cards I am constantly reminded that my paper stack just does not seem right.  Every time I take out papers to try to match 2 it never seems to work - so it seems like time to add more to the paper stack and purchase a few nice pads where the matching would be done for me and at this rate I am going to need a bigger house.  My son assures me that our spare room has actually got a bed in it - I'm not so sure - perhaps one of these days I will look under the mountain of paper and things which have been cut out.  Isn't it strange how whenever you buy a new set of dies or stamps you cut and stamp loads of pieces which just go into another box in case you might want them later and later rarely happens.  Anyway I tried using up some bits and pieces on these two cards - so I've made a start.
The train stamp is from Stamp Addicts with some backing papers from a pad of Male Craft Papers by Southfield.  The little girl was a freebie stamp with a magazine and the blue backing card was from a set of  no name designed cards bought at a craft show.  She is stamped onto Nesties and coloured with Promarkers.

Thank you for taking a look.