Sunday, 28 September 2008

I'm heartbroken tonight

My little Dottie died just after giving birth to her baby boy this evening. I've cried buckets over her. Martin is really upset too, and the vet (who was here helping with the birth) couldn't believe it. After the vet got the little boy out, Dottie started bleeding big time, and there was nothing the vet could do. I know it's natural on a farm, but I hate it when anything dies, it's horrible when cattle is taken to the marts to sell, but this is horrible.
Anyway, this is a picture of Dottie taken two days ago, when I was telling her what a lovely mammy she is going to be.

Friday, 26 September 2008

At long last

a card. I don't know where this month has gone, it's just flying by. Anyway, I made a card the other day (and yes I forgot to post a piccy on here). I love the new stamps from Whiff of Joy Stamps, they are just gorgeous. As I've had a few stamps for a little while without letting them anywhere near the ink, I thought it was about time I put one of them to work. So this is the end result. Paper: Daisy D's Attic Heirlooms collection Stamp: Whiff of Joy Stamps Melinda blowing kisses and SU simply said sentiment stamp Accessories: H2os, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Prima quick picks and got flowers, Stampendous fine glitter Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Ismaki challenge #29

I haven't played along with the Ismaki challenge blog for a while, so I decided to have a go this week. The added option was to add an envelope, but I thought that might be too much for my card, so I left it off. Paper: Chatterbox Cottage collection Stamp: Magnolia Shabby Chic Tilda, Willow Design make a wish Ink: StazOn jet black, Distress ink tattered rose, Versacolor baby blue Accessories: Chipboard swirls, buttons, ribbon bows, dovecraft brad, watercolour pencils, Adirondack willow paint dabber, Stampendous multi ultra fine glitter.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Sketch Saturday #14

This week over on Sketch Saturday there's a great sketch, plus the wonderful creations from the DT, you've got to check them out.
Paper: BasicGrey Euphoria
Stamp: Sarah Kay precious moments
Ink: Stazon jet black, Distress ink tattered rose
Accessories: Watercolour pencils, Nestabilities, ribbon, various Prima 'got flowers' Sakura pen, Dovecraft brads.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Sassy Crafts weekly challenges

This weeks challenge over at Sassy Crafts is 'Thinking of you'. My card this week was very quick and simple to make. Cardstock: Bazzill leapfrog Stamp: BasicGrey Insignia, Inkadinkado noteworthy thinking of you Ink: Bazzinks leapfrog and Ivy, Dauber duos cardinal Accessories: Ribbon.

Penny Black wedding card

Last friday we went to a wonderful wedding of two friends of ours, Siobhán and Seamús - and it's about time they got married! The weather was ok, I'm just thankful that it stayed dry. Afterwards we went to the reception. The Cromleach Lodge is in the middle of nowhere up a mountain, but the views took my breath away! Me and Martin are going back there when (if) the weather improves. Paper: BasicGrey Blush Stamp: Penny Black - Long Kiss! Inks: Stazon jet black, Distress ink tattered rose Accessories: H2os, Nestabilities, lace, peel off, various flowers and a button.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Another award

I've been given an award from Lea, a very talented lady (go check out her blog!). Lea gave me this award a little while back, and because I've been having big problems getting into blogger I haven't been able to display my award - and thank Lea.
So thank you Lea from the bottom of my heart *kisses*
The rules are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.
- I will be back in the morning to add the blogs - Martin is shouting at me to put Bear out *rolleyes*
Right, I'm back. Here is my list (in no particular order)
Lea - right back at ya! 'cause I love your blog too!

ATC swap

As I've been unable to get into blogger recently, I'm just catching up with all my going ons. Over at Auntys forum the last ATC swap was 'cute'. So here is a selection of my cute ATCs. Just hope the ladies like them!!!! I can't wait for the collection to be sent out.
I'm banging my head on my desk AARRRRRGGGGG this dial up is really effecting my peace of mind!!!!
I'll be back later, as I've more to update on here.