Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Quick update!

Ages since I last posted anything, I know, but things have been moving pretty quickly here! The house hunting was very successful, I'm glad to say! We found just the sort of place we wanted, with wonderful views across the countryside (pics to follow!), and couldn't believe our luck when we found we could actually afford it! We hope to be able to move in by the middle of October. In the meantime, I start my new job up in Scotland next week! So I'm now staying with my daughter and family, but will be travelling backwards and forwards for a while until we have got our things packed up ready for the move. Blogging will have to take a back seat for the time being, I'm afraid, but I will try to keep in touch as often as I can. I managed to bring enough stash with me to keep me going (I hope!!), not that I will have much spare time to craft, but should be able to cope with cards for family & friends and my DT work.

I had a couple of cards to make before I came up north, a wedding anniversary card for my daughter and son-in-law, and a birthday card for my niece, so here's a quick share of those.

For the anniversary card I used my new cameo stamps from Waltzing Mouse, cut out with Nesties. The papers are some I've had in my stash for years, not sure now who made them. I used a Martha Stewart border punch to trim them, and then inked around the edges. It wasn't until I looked at the photo that it occurred to me that the two cameos and the greeting made a face!

For my niece's card, the dog stamp and patterned papers were all freebies from magazines. I coloured the dog with Promarkers, and framed it with Nestie diecuts. The ticket stamp and die are by Whimsy Stamps. Now, I know this is cute, and I don't do cute, but my niece likes cute, and dogs, and pink, so I gritted my teeth and did it!


Sally H said...

Beautiful cards, Lynne! I love those cameos! Great to hear you are settled at your daughters and Good luck for next week!

craftimamma said...

These are both lovely Lynne. I had to chuckle at you gritting your teeth for the cute card, lol! I don't mind the cute especially as it's a little dog but I really don't do pink either, ha! ha!, so can imagine how that grated. The cameo stamps are gorgeous.

So glad things seem to be falling into place so well for the move. Don't wear yourself out!

I've been 'up North' (but only as far as Harrogate) last week and am there again next week for childminding duties until nursery starts. It's lovely but boy am I shattered. Spending the Bank Holiday catching up on my own housework :(

Lesley Xx

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