Monday, November 23, 2009

Granny round # 2

Wow... its been a busy few days... my daughter unexpectedly went into labour 10 days earlier than her planned C section... and on Wednesday morning at 01h25 my grandson "Aqeel" was born.  He came in at a bouncing 3.225kg's. With mummy having another 20 month old to be looked after... it was up to Granny to take the 3 trips a day to hospital for visiting hours.... just so "azrah" could see her mum and her brother.... Phew.. thank goodness the hospital trips are a thing of the past... they are both doing well and back home ..... needless to say... my crafting time has been severely limited.... not helpful when I have an up coming swap due.. LOL.... will post pictures of both the angels in my life soon.....

Have a simply marvellous day!!

hugz
shamela ;p)

Monday, November 16, 2009

I've been published!!


My friend Michelle hosted this swap and she was kind enough to provide me with a picture... yeah.. comes from doing things at the last minute... I quite forgot to scan or photograph my design... well the good news is that my card was published in our local "craftwise" magazine... I have been on a roll... been published in each publication of Craftwise for this year... LOL... my husband seems to think I have a hand in getting my designs in... he couldn't be more wrong.. I don't even submit them... i participate in our stamp group swaps and the hostess usually requests an additional copy for publication... whilst I know there is a possibility that it will be published.. the onus remains on the editor to decide which cards. ATC or Moo he is going to use...

The stamps used all come from Paper Inspirations http://www.paperinspirations.com/ its a similar idea to something I saw somewhere... except that I used my cuttle bug to emboss the gold layer.. on completion of the card I found that something was missing.. and finally made my own little wreath with pipe cleaners and a little bell. btw... the bow was a nightmare to make.. I think its the smallest bow i've ever made with my bow maker....Joys of the season was stamped onto some beige coloured vellum..and voila... all done...

Monday, November 9, 2009

It's Calendar time !


My mum asked me to make her some calendars as gifts for her clients... I am sure you all have been in a situation when people come to you and say... can you do something "quickly" thinking that it takes 5 minutes to "create".... well these literally took in that region... lets say... 7 minutes... LOL.... kaleidacolors are great... so.. this is just basic stamping and sticking... but I was happy with the outcome to say the least... as it was a "freebie" ... >vbg<; both the daisy and the circle stamp as well as the wording are all from Penny Black (http://www.pennyblackinc.com/)  I stamped the daisy and re stamped it 3 times without re inking... hence the nice softer shades below the orginal stamped image....

My Ethnic lady comes from a local company I just love her face..she is simply gorgeous.... these calendars are for overseas gifts... with a bit of self adhesive magnets... stuck on the fridge.....they are ideal as a useful all year round gift.....