I have a few of the cards that I received for my birthday to show you.
The first is from my Mam, if you have been coming to my blog for a while you will know that my Mam did think of giving up card making at one point, I'm so glad that she didn't, her decoupage work is second to none.
This one is from my AMGF Marge all the way from USA such a special lady who helps to keep me sane, believe it or not but Marge doesn't recognise that she is very very talented.
This one is from Toni on my DT she got it spot on with my favourite flower and not only that but she included some vintage postcards for me too, mwoa xx
This one gave me a giggle as when I opened the envelop the bottom owl fell out I new instantly that it was from my friend Pam who is owl crazy, cute.
This one is from Debs my friend who always makes a wonderful card with very good colour choices.
This one is from my Mother-in-law, she has only been crafting for around a year or two.
This one was from a lovely lady, Ursula Tarn, all carefully and skillfully hand stitched.
Val said... Happy Birthday Jak! Hope you are having a lovely day.What do I love about Easter - the promise of spring and all that it brings with it - the buds breaking out on the trees bring new life to them with all the different greens, yellows, etc, the colours of the spring bulbs - always so cheeery - enough to brighten anyone's heart, birds building nests, birdsong, and time for contemplation.Last but not least that yummy chocolate, but it must be dark!
Toni said... I love Easter as its an excuse to eat chocolate ( not that I need an excuse lol) although I find it always rains at Easter so we usially have a soggy easter egg hunt.This Easter though is goingto be tied up with moving allout from the Kitchen as the new floor goes down Id rather be eating chocolate lol
Pamela said... Happy Birthday Jak, hope you are having a great day. I like Easter as to me it is the start of the best time of the year and hopefully some better weather.Pam x
Marge said... Happy, Happy Birthday, my sweet friend!!! I hope you're rested, relaxed and enjoying every sweet moment!!!Wow, what a cute bucket! I love Easter because my Hubby was born on Easter Sunday and I'm a spring baby too. It means gorgeous sun-shiny weather & beautiful flowers, so just a joyous time of year!
Hi Jak a very Happy Birthday Easter to me means the promise of warmer weather the end of Winter..& lots of colour coming into the garden love to see the spring flowers/bulbs..Hugs Christine xx
If all you lovely Ladies can contact me with your full postal address I will get your prizes to you.
Isn't it strange that when you feel you've failed you do the best?
This week I lost 2lb so in total so far that is 11lb I've lost(woop,woop)
I still havent noticed feeling any less in weight but my Mam says she can see it now in my face. I Just need to lose it off my tummy next please.
I'f I could get to the stage where my tummy no longer sits on my lap when I sit on the loo I'd be a happy bunny.
My Mam is doing marvelous and has lost 13lb, she goes to a sit and get fit club and she loves it and she also goes to the hydrotherapy pool too, my Mam is in a wheelchair so isn't as active as most but she doesn't let this stop her (so proud of my Mam)
How have you done this week?
Well I'm 1 week down on my 6 weeks wait for treatment of my psoriasis, I really don't know how I am going to wait another 5 weeks, I'm sore and uncomfortable, I scratch so hard during the night and I am terrified that I loose my hair as it is so thick on my head at the moment.
I remember when I first got psoriasis, I was 21 and just had Lauren, I remember going to the hospital for my first appoinment and seeing lots of people with alopecia many caused through psoriasis, oh lord let me skip this please.
I love shades of green and as soon as I found this backing paper in my stash I set to work making a card. Lots of layering with this card but keeping the design flat.
Attention to detail...
The backing paper was cut into 3 strips them mounted onto matching card to contrast with the base card, the brown backing card for the Spellbinders Pendant Die was cut into a square then the corners were snipped using the Deep Edger Martha Stewart Punch.
You can see in this picture how I edges the pendant in a gold pen, the centre of the pendant is a Prima flower centre.
As today is my Birthday and I've had lots of treats I thought that I would give 5 of my wonderful followers the chance of a treat too.
I love Easter and decided that this Easter Bucket from Dot Com Gift Shop would be perfect for adding little chocolate eggs inside for visitors to my house and afterwards I could use it to pop my pens and pencils in while crafting.
Are you on the lookout for stylish Easter baskets? How about an Easter bucket instead?
I have 5 of these gorgeous Easter buckets to give away, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what you like best about Easter. You have until 27th of March to leave me your comment.
A couple of cards I made on Create and Craft this afternoon.
The first card below was made from the extra embellishment stamps from the Flippin' Scales stamp sets, coloured with Promarkers then the icing was glittered with Stickles glitter glue and the Cherries has Glossy Accents added to them to give them the shine.
This one is the Flippin' Bathtime Stamp it was shaded with the ink it was stamped with and a water brush.
Dont forget to pop over to the other girls Blogs on the Design Team.
This week I lost 1LB I know in an ideal world I would like to loose it all tomorrow but how come people loose 2 & 3 lb's each week? how do they do it?
Green I tell you! I'm totally envious.
My other news is I was back to hospital seeing the specialist on my psoriasis and they are putting together a plan for me to start with injections, I will have to learn how to inject myself to administer a drug that should give me some quality of life and help with the Psoriatic Arthritis too.
The singing detective holds nothing to me at the moment.
Hopefully in 6 weeks time I will be starting my treatment.
We will hold this every third Thursday of the month , we aim to give you a little inspiration and hopefully a few Oooo's and Awe's along the way, The Dream Team is made up with some of the most talented ladies so be sure to give them all a visit.
The Hop is starting with me this month as I choose the theme of Stitches
I work as a Designer in the craft industry and designed Remember When... and Flippin'Men decoupage for La Pashe.
I live in the North East of England and I'm married to a wonderful Husband, Chris, together we have two beautiful Daughters and a cheeky faced Grandson who make us so very proud in so many ways.