Thursday, November 13, 2014

Christmas Cards

Just a few Christmas cards to post today.

A few cards

I haven't been making a lot of cards lately but have made some, here are a few.
Madison's 6th birthday

Molly & Thomas' wedding card

Karen's birthday card

Jill's birthday card

Flowers for Evelyn

Here's another flower card box. It's for my granddaughter Madison's other Grandma who lives further away than I and doesn't get to see Madison as often as I do. So when she needs to see our little Madison's smile all she has to do is look at her 'flower box' and there she is!

Charlotte's Card Box

Baby Charlotte is my new great neice born a year ago last July and is just adorable. I made this box of 'flowers' for her mom. One of my friends in the states takes the photos I send her and uses a program called Kaleidscope and makes the flowers for me. It's really very neat.

charlotte's flower box

a quick update

So it's been a few months once again since I last posted. This summer was not a great one for either myself or my hubby. In the middle of July I had a migraine for days, after that I got a very nasty sinus infection. I found the heat unbearable this year as well and kept saying to my hubby "I'm having a hard time breathing". Well, little did I know that I had pneumonia! I eventually went to the doctors and got on some really good antibiotics and a puffer, both did the job at kicking the pneumonia out the door but I don't think I've ever been so unwell in all my life. The upside to all of this is it started my weight loss. When I was in the midst of being sick I wasn't eating much and losing weight so have carried on with that process. Now while I'm in the middle of this my darling hubby is also not well. He was in and out of the hospital with a fissure, then he ended up getting pneumonia too which led to a lung infection! He's been doing quite well the last month since he's been home and I think things are going to be ok now. The best news from this summer is that my hubby is cancer free! So we thank the good Lord for our blessings.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thinking of You

One of the ladies in my card crafting group has a friend who is not doing very well, so has asked us if we could send her some cheery cards to lift her spirits….here’s the one I made. It's the first time I've tried making a zig zag card as well.

Happy Birthday Danny

In this card group I’ve joined there's a post about a little 5 year old boy that has a brain tumor and he's got an up and coming birthday and what he wants is to collect birthday cards, so a number of the ladies in the group will be sending this brave little guy birthday cards. This is the link

handmade roses

I've learned a new way to make handmade roses from Katzartcrafts, they were easy and fun to make.

a few birthday cards

I've been making a few birthday cards
handmade white rose

for Linda D

for Rene

for Beatrice

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A New Home

My Aunt has sold her family home and bought a townhouse. I made this card for her to celebrate her move.

"Re-Vamped" Cards

Here are some cards that I have re vamped. I received some really nice cards for my last birthday and have taken the 'toppers' of some of them and put them onto new cards.
bug car, I added the flowers, some gems and the lid for the gift

pretty shoe card placed on Happy Birthday background, added ribbon & a butterfly

black & white butterfly card, added a ribbon & some pearls

autum card, redid the sentiment & added the pearls

girlfriends birthday, added the butterfly

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Thank You Card

This is the Thank You card I made for my secret sister who has been remembering me over the past year.

A Handmade Teacup

So tomorrow night is our revealing night and I'm so excited because this year I've actually come up with some great hint gifts for my secret sister! I have 5 gifts for her to open. Hint#1 will be some cheese because I'm on scrapbook, Hint#2 will be a stamp again because I'm on scrapbook, Hint#3 will be a fashion ring because I wear them, Hint#4 will be this handmade teacup and Hint#5 will be the exploding Friendship box that I posted in an earlier post.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A Card for Aidan

In this card group I belong to on Facebook there's a lady whose son is have brain surgery today. He's only 16 years old! That's just so sad. I am such a lucky lady in that I've never had to experience anything like what she must be going through. Both my sons are healthy as are my grandchildren .... "there for the Grace of God goes I".
In our group we have the wonderful opportunity to be able to send a card if we wish, all we need to do is ask for her address. So of course I wanted to send him one. I also wanted to make and send her a Thinking of You card because she must just be beside herself with worry.
I think the young man will get a lot of Get Well wishes, here is mine.

he enjoys fishing

this is for his mom

flower card boxes

Here are a couple more flower card boxes. This time they're personalized. One is filled with pictures of baby Charlotte and the other one is filled with pictures of Madison.

Charlotte's flower card box

Madison's flower card box

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Charlotte's Exploding Birthday Cake Box

My great niece, Charlotte is celebrating her 1st birthday this July so thought I'd make her (& her mom) an exploding cake box. This time I made some pockets and tucked a few pictures of her at different stages over the past year starting when she was born to just a couple of weeks ago when she's standing (with help).

this is the end product

you can see some of the pics here

open box with lid

close up on the cake

closed box

close up on balloons

Saturday, June 7, 2014

secret sister hint gift

So it's the end of our Sorority year and time for our girls dinner and revealing night. That's where we go out for dinner (Chinese this year), then back to one of our sister's home for dessert. We'll also give hint gifts to see if our secret sister can figure out. We also receive our new secret sister, yeah!
Below is an exploding box with a smaller box inside.

Friday, June 6, 2014

a birthday card for Noel

We have a little fellow that lives across the street from us named Noel who is turning 4 on Sunday.
He is a very smart little guy, chatty and pleasant so thought I'd make him a birthday card

 I tucked Happy Birthday inside the envelope

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Madison's Goodies

I adore my little 5 1/2 year old granddaughter, Madison and love making things for her as well.
So of course when I find things that I think she'll like I make them for her. First here's a picture of my Madison
Madison at Easter
 now here's her goodies
an exploding card box

an exploding cake box

an exploding purse