Friday, 31 December 2010
Thursday, 30 December 2010
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Saturday, 27 November 2010
I can make them any size or any colour (the price does depend on the size) just ask.
Thanks for your interest
Monday, 1 November 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Thursday, 12 August 2010
Sunday, 8 August 2010
I have even ordered some of the stamps and can't wait for them to arrive.
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Friday, 25 June 2010
Monday, 21 June 2010
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Saturday, 27 March 2010
Last week I went to a workshop in Coventry and whilst there I saw a paper circles necklace it was amazing. I emailed the lady who made it for instructions but whilst waiting for a reply a thought I would give it a go and try to make it myself, so on Friday night at Ilkeston Dabblers the lovely Alyson and wonderful Jaqui punched hundreds of paper circles out for me using 3 SU circle punches sizes 1-1/4", 1" and 3/4" and 3 different SU A4 card colours Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Mellow Moss, the ribbon is also SU 1/4" Grosgrain in Elegant Eggplant. Then I spent the next few days trying to find the time to punch a hole in the middle of each one. When they were all finally done I threaded them onto Tiger Tail and made this necklace.
I'm not sure how many circles it took I'd have to count them but I love it and it is so light weight, just don't wear it whilst it's raining which is every day at the moment!!
I was just so proud of it I thought I would share it with you all.
Bye for now
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Well I haven't gone to Tansley, carbooting this morning, even though I was up at 5:45am the weather was just too wet and at Tansley if it is wet it is very muddy and no fun at all. There is always next weekend.
I have put a few more things on ebay again and there will be some more things going on in the next couple of days. I am even going to put some of my jewellery on just to see how it goes. I hope you'll pop over and have a look for me. Here is a couple of pictures of one set that I have put on there.
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Well I am still here just about, Time really does fly by, I had another birthday, I feel old now but I'm sure that will pass. I still don't have a job and have had to go to a Back to Work interview in the week and I was the only woman in a room of blokes, felt a bit out of place there.
Oscar is getting so big now it is hard to even picture him as small as he was when we brought him home and he is still growing but he is so well behaved I love him to bits.
One piece of exciting news I have is that I have got a few pieces of my jewellery in a shop. The shop is Maz's who is Karen's MIL and it is called Love,Heart,Home it is definately worth having a look. She does have some beautiful things.
I have also discovered the powers of Ebay, I have put alot of my craft things on there, to try and make some room for more and am adding more things daily. I have also put some things on there for my Mum., she is moving to Gibraltor in September, I wish her lots of luck and will try to help where I can, even if that means getting up at 5.30am on a Sunday morning to go carbooting.
Bye for now
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Hello again people, I'm sorry I've not posted in ages, again!!
I'm not very good at this as time is just flying by. I suppose that for some people that is good cos it means the weekend comes around quicker but that also means it goes quicker too!
Anyway nothing interesting to tell you, Oscar is getting bigger by the day but is just as cute
He is so well behaved (at the moment!) it is a joy to have him around. Part of me hopes he'll never grow up! I'm still without a job but I'm glad of that this week as the kids are off. I have put a couple of things on Etsy it is a big learning curve as I have had to learn to take the photos and crop them etc.. It is so hard taking it all in, it feels like my head is going to explode but I can only get better at it (i hope!) If you can have a quick look and then let me know what you think any suggestions will be noted.
Bye for now
Friday, 29 January 2010
Has it been a week already, I can't believe it.
I'm still looking for work but I've decided that while I'm at home I would put some of the things I have made on Etsy as I have lots of jewellery and other crafty things, so I thought I would try and make some money or maybe some room for more crafty things!!!
As I type this, I haven't put anything on there yet but I have registered as a seller now so I have just got to list some items, I will do that in the next couple of days, I promise.
My Etsy shop name is annemadeit please go and visit it and tell me what you think.
Here is a sneaky peek at a couple of the things that are on there hope you like them.
Friday, 22 January 2010
You thought I'd forgotten to post didn't you! Well truth is I have had such a rubbish start to the year I nearly didn't but I'm here now to tell you the tale. You all know about what happened to Jake, well on the same day the car had to go to the garage to be fixed (luckily it turned out to be nothing major but still got me worried and it was £118!) and the Tuesday before that I was made redundant, it feels like I have lived a year already I am feeling so down that I didn't think I would be able to pick myself up yet again (why does it always seem to happen to me) but I think I may just have managed it again. What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger, well at this rate I'm going to look like the Hulk soon but not green, maybe purple!
So anyway I am job hunting yet again there are jobs out there but I am not qualified for the majority of them and the others are either night shifts or too far away! Think positive, think positive, something will turn up just at the right time ( a lottery win wouldn't go amiss to tide us over, hint, hint!) I know there are people much worse off than me but I sometimes feel so alone even though I have a lovely Hubby and kids and of course Oscar to keep me busy, I'm sure you understand.
I've got to go now and get tea ready before the kids kill each other
See you soon
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
The sad news is we lost our dearly beloved Jake last week, it happened so quickly we went for a walk in the morning and when we got home I noticed his eyes were a touch yellow so I phoned the vets and got an appointment that morning at 10.20am. When we got there she said he was very ill and she would take some blood tests and do a scan of his belly, so I had to leave him there while she did those things. She rung about 1pm to tell me it was his Liver, the scan showed it was very swollen and the tests showed the enzymes in his blood were so high that she couldn`t get a proper indication how bad it was but the prognosis was bad, very bad and should consider what to do next. Anyway by 5.30pm I was beside myself what to do so I went to see the vet for advice, She said it was Cholangiohepititas and there was nothing they could do, they could keep him on his drip for a few days to see if he would improve and try and treat the condition but he was so ill she didn`t advise that and being at the surgery would have stressed him more than he should of been, she also said they could do a biopsy of his liver but he may not survive the anesthetic so I made the choice to let him go where he wouldn`t suffer any longer, it was so hard to do but I know it was for the best. R.I.P Jake we love you x
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
I thought we would make the most of the snow today and my DS asked if he could have a sleigh so I thought why not make the most of it and it was so worth it. We went to a football field nearby and joined the rest of the kids sledging and parents standing around moaning about the cold, luckily there was more than one hill so there was no fighting about whose turn it was.
This is one of my New Years ''promises'' to myself, to take my camera out of the bag more often and use it! plus make some scrapbook pages this will be my first page of 2010. I`ll post it when I have done it.
Judging by his face I would say it was a shut my eyes and hope for the best ride! especially when he was aiming for between the goalposts!!!! but he kept on smiling.
I even braved a go, I knew you wouldn`t believe it so I got DS to take a piccie and I quite like it, one of the few I do! It was fun, like being a kid again. Just goes to show you never truly grow up one of my favourite sayings is: You don`t stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing!
I even got DS to make a snow angel, his first one of 2010. May not even be his last if this weather continues.
I couldn`t resist taking one last piccie as we were leaving and it turned out OK.
Hope you all enjoy these piccies as much as we enjoyed doing them
See you soon
Sunday, 3 January 2010
Well Hello everyone and a Happy New Year to you all.
I am going to give it one last try this blogging and see what happens, New year, new start and all that, you never know it might just not be for me! I want to thank my followers for sticking by my even though I hardly ever posted.
Anyway enough talking what I wanted to share with you is a challenge that Tracey told me about yesterday over on In Love With Stamping. We had 4 different challenges to do, so here are the pictures of what I did. Hope you like them.
CHALLENGE 1: a sketch
I think this stamp is gorgeous but have not used it before now.
CHALLENGE 2: I want you to choose JUST ONE stamp set, ink and card stock and NO EMBELLIES.By that I mean no brads, no eyelets, no flowers, no ribbon, no buttons.You can use PunchesPiercing tools
This one was right up my street.
CHALLENGE 3: Is a COLOUR COMBO next and I am afraid you might not like me after this but I promise you is not that bad.
So I would like you to make a card/project using whatever embellishments/ stamp sets you wish as long as you stick to the following colours.
PRETTY IN PINK
You can add any NEUTRAL to this ie white, black, kraft, etc. plus YOU HAVE to use all those colours together
This one was hard as I only had 3 of the colours you had to use but they said I could use colours that were close to the required colours and that was a challenge in itself. I wasn`t sure what to do but they didn`t say I had to use alot of the colour itself!
CHALLENGE 4: This challenge is a bit of a combination challenge really.
The first part is masking, so make something that has some kind of masking element to it. And to give you an extra bit of a kick - try to "recycle" a regular household item into it somehow.
This can be clothes peg, safety pin, band-aid plaster, yoghurt cup, pringles container lid, fabric...... you get the idea
I just thought of the recycling bit and forgot the cardmaking! The hubby suggested a tin can and all I could think about was a pen holder.
Bye for now