Hi there lovliest of peeps and I hope that you are all OK.
It feels like it’s been ages since I last posted so I’ll get the card bit out of the way and then we can have a good old gossip!!! But firstly, thank you for all your lovely e-mails wondering where I got to and checking that I was okay – how sweet and kind you are, bless ya little cotton socks, mmmwaaahhhh xxx
It’s a wet and windy Tuesday here today (nothing to do with me!!) but nothing like it was yesterday when we had a hailstorm with mahoosive hail stones, lightening and the loudest thunder I think I’ve ever heard. Our house literally shook and so did I!!! But wet and windy aside, it’s time to nip over and check out what’s been happening over at Papertake Weekly and this week we are
In The Garden
Well not literally of course – it is far too wet and windy of course :( - but we want to see anything floral or to do with the garden included in your work.
We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and there is a fab prize up for grabs so if you get a sec, nip and check it all out peeps.
So this is me card and I’ll run through all the stuff I used really quickly so I can get to the goss :)
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R20
Hair – E43, E50, E81
The rest – E43, E50, E81, R85, RV0000, RV000, RV00, YG0000, YG00, YG03
Ohh I am LOVING these new LOTV sentiments – they are from Set 24.
You can use them to make up your own sentiments and there are 36 different ones in the set which makes them pretty darn good value in my book.
… and this little arrangement was made using various bloomage which was also from Wild Orchid Crafts.
So that's the old card done.
It's been a mad couple of weeks putting it mildly. Basically I had a few problems with my router and therefore had trouble connecting to the Internet, but eventually it got sorted.
Then there was a real crisis here.
You may or may not know but we breed birds of prey here and this time of year is our busiest as we have eggs and chicks coming out of our ears - not literally of course!!! But there are eggs hatching all the time and chicks that need feeding. Then there’s equipment that needs sterilising, food that needs preparing etc etc and on it goes. Amongst all this last week, we had two very poorly chicks and to be honest, we really thought they were going to die. We were up for two nights solid with them and of course we were both pretty knackered by the end of it. I really didn't have any energy left to craft to be fair.
But the good news is that they survived. How they pulled through I honestly do not know, but they did and they are both healthy and strong, so a happy ending there – phew!!!!. But as we have new chicks being hatched all the time, it gets a bit like Groundhog Day!!
So with all this going on, I didn't get chance to post anything on here really last week. But of course the weekend before, we had the open weekend at Lili of the Valley and what a fabulous two days it was. I got to meet lots of lovely crafters, including some of my lovely blog buddies and I hope they will forgive me for not mentioning each of them by name, but they know who they are and it was fabulous to meet up with them all.
But the was one special crafter who I just have to mention because he just about stole my heart!!!
And here he is ……
… meet my little friend Bobby.
He is the son of the sweetness that is Tracy over at the Country Mouse blog and Tracy, I hope you don't mind me nicking this pic of him chick xxx This kid is amazing, he really is. We chatted for ages about crafting and how he loves his Pro Markers (I think they are Mum’s really lol !!) and by the end of it I just wanted to take him home. I mean, how could you resist that little face!!! He is going to be a real charmer when he grows up for sure, and hugs to him from Aunty Piggy xxx.
And then last weekend we had the craft fair at Port Sunlight. As always, the show was really busy and again it was wonderful to see all the lovely crafters, even if we didn't really get chance to have a proper chat as we were sooo busy. I have to say that this is one of my favourite craft fairs, and it has a special atmosphere all of it’s own :) It’s nice to see familiar faces there and of course, working with Richard from LOTV (Laila’s brother) is guaranteed to be a good laugh cos he is soooo funny. And he is Liverpool supporter as well, yayyyy :)
In between the open weekend and Port Sunlight, I met up with Rosemary Merry. You’ll know Rosemary from Create & Craft and she has a gorgeous craft shop ( Crab Apple Crafts) in Frodsham which isn’t too far from here.
Well I have some FAB news to share cos I'm going to be doing classes at the shop, starting in July and I am soo excited. I’ll let you know more details soon as soon :)
Right well I think I’ve probably waffled enough but before I go, I have to say the biggest
to everyone who has sent me jumpers for the babies.
I cannot tell you how thrilled I have been with the response. I expected a few but I think we are over 100 now. I will get around to sending out thank you emails but as per the above, the last few weeks have been crazy. I have lots of pics of them and I’m working out where to put them on here because I want to share them all. I didn't dream that so many of you would send them to me so I am a bit behind with me emails etc. But I will sort it and get them on here. Maybe I could put them in the sidebar (she says as a light has just come on in the pea brain – it is a shame sometimes!!!).
I’ll be back tomoz and thanks for bearing with me through this looooooooon post peeps. I’ll get off now and leave you with a sneakie peekie …….
… and all will be revealed in the morrow.
Huggiest of hugs to all and it is so nice to be back xxxxx