Stampin 4 Sanity

well it beats basket weaving…..

Bling February 22, 2009

Filed under: Cuttlebug,Misc ramblings — limarie @ 21:53

Have been so busy lately, half term so no respite from the kids but has been good to spend time with them too. Have managed to do a couple of cards for some of the challenges, so have finally found a few minutes to upload them. This one was sooo much fun to make. The keyword for this was bling, not something I usually do so it was a great opportunity for a change. Check out the blog http://thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/2009/02/challenge-18-bring-on-bling.html I really cant remember having so much fun for a while. Unfortunately most of it doesn’t show on the photo but I think I went a little OTT. Her toenails, sandals,belt, hair bobbles and spots on the t shirt are all either shiny or glittery or both, then we have the shiny matting and the pearlescent card and last but not least the gems in the flowers. BLING OVERLOADcimg1382

 

My head hurts February 15, 2009

Filed under: Misc ramblings — limarie @ 12:55

Well today started far too early for a Sunday. Had to collect my parents after getting the kids groomed and polished for the family photograph at 09.30. I hate having my picture taken at the best of times.  Unfortunately had been out with the girls last night, we decided to take Valentine’s day back from all the smooching couples and strike a blow for all us independant (read single) women. I think we behaved rather disgracefully, more like a hen night than a civilised meal out. We probably won’t be asked back to the restaurant again, and we got more than our fair share of dirty looks. I think we  may have spoiled many a romantic meal – oops, but us singles have fight to fight back sometimes.

Anyway, am feeling rather fragile this morning (god only knows what I’m going to look like on the portrait – thank heaven for cosmetics lol  – but have a couple of weeks to try and prepare myself for that), luckily the children are out for the day so can sit and play without interruption. Although being creative is probably a tad optimistic of me. I definitely need a gallon of caffeine before I start. If that fails I shall get some pictures of the cats to add to the profile page – lol.

If I don’t look like elephant man I may even post the portrait when I collect it.

 

New Home February 12, 2009

Filed under: Misc ramblings — limarie @ 23:25

Well have finally finished trying to sort random posts into categories – not sure it’s all gone according to plan so will have to be more careful with future posts.

It’s nice to have a new home for my blog but am still learning how it works and what it can do but am sure will get there in the end. May even get round to adding a profile – lol

 

head up my bum again January 19, 2009

Filed under: Misc ramblings — limarie @ 10:26

I can see this title making a regular appearance lol

Have been so slack again, not remembering to take photos of the stuff I’ve made – shall blame it on the fact of having issues with an online purchase. Making 5 calls a day to get a refund is not my idea of fun – especially when every time they put you on hold they cut you off AARRGGH. Anyway all sorted now so can stop spitting blood and swearing at the phone and try and get my head in gear and enter those challenges, remembering to take pics of the damn things before giving them away to everyone who turns up asking if I have a card for so-and-so.

On the plus side, Ebay are giving me a £20 voucher to offset a negative experience I had earlier ( I spend sooo much money on there it’s really within their interests to keep me happy – lol) so will have a little broswe through the craft section.
I think my hobby is turning into buying card making stuff rather than card making now. My little green monster rears it’s ugly head every time I hear of people having a dedicated craft room. I so want one – might have to sell one of the kids and nick their room………

Hello Debra, wow a follower I feel all proper now and rendered almost speechless, which doesnt happen too often lol. It’s really nice of you to join me and I hope i wont disappoint you too much hun

 

January 9, 2009

Filed under: Misc ramblings — limarie @ 12:02

I had the day from hell yesterday so promised myself I would do something different today, whilst staying away from any social contact at all – which was my downfall yesterday. So the plan was to visit some cardy type blogs and do one of their challenges. Nice and calming, just what I needed. Well, one thing led to another and here I am trying to set up a blog of my own. Mainly I’m afraid to store the images of the cards I make as up till now haven’t bothered, and because I didn’t know how else to leave a link to something for another blog. I am so new at this and probably wont visit very often when the novelty wears off, but a girl has to try…..

Any way if you have managed to find your way here by mistake, please leave me a comment and maybe we can share crafty challenges and ideas or just see where it takes us.

Lisa x