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    • savvy
    • By savvy 29th Sep 10, 11:17 PM
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    savvy
    Making cards - Ideas (part 5)
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    • 29th Sep 10, 11:17 PM
    Making cards - Ideas (part 5) 29th Sep 10 at 11:17 PM
    Welcome to the Card Craft thread where there are many members who are new to card making as well as the more experienced members who love helping others out on their path to making cards. If you are new to this craft please do post and somebody will be along with some advice for you

    Please note this thread is now a continuation of an original thread on making cards - Part 1, the second thread - Part 2 , the third thread - Part 3, and the fourth thread here - Part 4, it may be a good idea to look these first for advice or ideas.
    Last edited by savvy; 29-09-2010 at 11:20 PM.
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  • melissa75
    Craftygranny - lucky you getting a new craftroom!!! I really think though that you do need loads and loads of workspace!!!! I basically bought a load of munchies from Home Bargains - spent £30 on sweets and crisps (well and a few other things)!!!! Now that I'm pregnant I've given up the diet so I can stuff my face again!!! I can't believe you coped with 5 kids!!! Mind you my OH's Dad is one of about 8!!!
    • flourgirl
    • By flourgirl 30th Sep 10, 7:19 PM
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    Well Flourgirl - funny you should say that but I do have another bit of news! Yes - I am pregnant again!!!! I'm only 13weeks at the minute so I've got a long way to go - I'm due on April 3rd. I'm getting a bit panicky - I hope I'm going to be able to cope with 4 of the little bugge** running around!!! Oh and seeing as though you seem to have a crystal ball - can I have this weeks' lottery numbers lol???????
    Originally posted by melissa75

    Whoooo Hoooo!!!! Thats brilliant news Melissa, awe a spring baby, how lovely. Sorry I'm keeping the winning lottery numbers a secret If I win lots of money we will all go on a crafting holiday!!
  • dragonllew
    Well Flourgirl - funny you should say that but I do have another bit of news! Yes - I am pregnant again!!!! I'm only 13weeks at the minute so I've got a long way to go - I'm due on April 3rd. I'm getting a bit panicky - I hope I'm going to be able to cope with 4 of the little bugge** running around!!! Oh and seeing as though you seem to have a crystal ball - can I have this weeks' lottery numbers lol???????
    Originally posted by melissa75
    Thats fantastic news Melissa congratulations.
  • ScattyJan
    wooohoooo Melissa congratulations
    I have just been reading back with the idea to do a long post saw your news and forgot everything else!
    Happy Birthday Npsmama
    I just blo*ged a couple of makes including my first ATC card, I quite enjoyed it and found it quite challenging.
    Am feeling a tad worn out with all the building work and dust, but trying to keep focused on the end result.
    I hope your okay Rusty
    Lots of Love to you all
    xx
  • paddingtondoo
    Congratulations Melissa - and I thought you needed a bigger house to fit more craft stash in Blimey Craftygran they must have kept you busy - saying that my aunt had 5 under 5 and no twins or anything

    Glad that's all over and done with for me and am far too young to be a granny One of neighbours is in labour at the mo so might have a new resident in the lane shortly
    Officially a non-smoker but still rounder than recommended

  • craftygranny
    Craftygranny - lucky you getting a new craftroom!!! I really think though that you do need loads and loads of workspace!!!! I basically bought a load of munchies from Home Bargains - spent £30 on sweets and crisps (well and a few other things)!!!! Now that I'm pregnant I've given up the diet so I can stuff my face again!!! I can't believe you coped with 5 kids!!! Mind you my OH's Dad is one of about 8!!!
    Originally posted by melissa75

    That was the problem lots of storage but not enough workspace . So i'm going to try far less storage and more workspace and hope for the best.

    A few years after i had the twins i had 7 children in total as my brother passed away and his two children lived with me until one went to live with her boyfriend and the other joined the army. That was only about 3 years ago they left.
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    • TomsMom
    • By TomsMom 30th Sep 10, 7:48 PM
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    Awwww Melissa, a new baby. Many congratulations .

    NPSMama - Happy Birthday

    ScattyJan Don't envy you all the dust and mess. We were lucky, when our renos were done we were still living in our old place, sold it and rented it back for a few months as the new owners weren't in a hurry to move.

    craftygranny How exciting to have your craft room re-done. I'm sure you'll enjoy planning it!

    jazabelle I was really interested to read about your reiki session. I've not had it but wondered what it was like. I hope you feel some benefit from it.

    flourgirl
    Glad you enjoyed your day in York. Sorry Papermill was carp. I've never been to one, the places I can get to don't have one but perhaps I'm not missing anything .

    elysia Commiserations to your daughter, hope she's not too downhearted as it sounds as if she did quite well. I passed on my second attempt but that was over 30 years ago.

    No cardmaking for me today. Got the washing dry, had my hair cut, took Poppy to the beach and she ran herself silly! She's stopped walking on her lead now. Silly so and so keeps sitting down and wont budge. I don't want to drag her and put her off walking altogether. Any dog owners come across this and found anything that helps? Can't understand it as she's been walking on her lead for a few weeks. She's always needed coaxing and short walks take a long time but we've never had the sitting down and firmly refusing to move before. It's since she had her haircut yesterday, I wonder if that's got anything to do with it? She's got less fur on her botty now so I'm surprised she actually wants to sit on the cold pavement .
  • pointofnoreturn
    Hiya everyone - a shiny new thread Woo Hoo! Thanks Savvy.

    It's a lovely day here, the sun is shining! It was pouring yesterday and I got soaked to the skin more than once. Emily (DD1) was so nervous about it raining today as she's currently taking her driving test, so the sun is shining especially for her! Fingers crossed she passes first time! It'll be so much better for her, It takes her two hours by bus to Uni (and two back), yet it takes half an hour by car.

    Enough of my rambling, sorry - I'm nervous for her! PONR - the mat has come, I'll try it later, and see if I can blog my results.

    I'm off to check anything I missed on the old thread, and check the grabbit board, before I go out and do some bits and peices, have a good afternoon everyone.
    Originally posted by elysia2003
    That was excellent service then - look forward to hearing how you got on with it!!

    Sorry your DD failed her driving test - hope she doesn't get put off like I did when I failed at 17 yrs old, I regret not learning to drive and I am hoping to try again soon 26 yrs later!!!

    Well Flourgirl - funny you should say that but I do have another bit of news! Yes - I am pregnant again!!!! I'm only 13weeks at the minute so I've got a long way to go - I'm due on April 3rd. I'm getting a bit panicky - I hope I'm going to be able to cope with 4 of the little bugge** running around!!! Oh and seeing as though you seem to have a crystal ball - can I have this weeks' lottery numbers lol???????
    Originally posted by melissa75
    Ooh Congratulations Melissa - what lovely news.

    That was the problem lots of storage but not enough workspace . So i'm going to try far less storage and more workspace and hope for the best.

    A few years after i had the twins i had 7 children in total as my brother passed away and his two children lived with me until one went to live with her boyfriend and the other joined the army. That was only about 3 years ago they left.
    Originally posted by craftygranny
    Wow - that was certainly a housefull. You must have been kept very busy!!!!

    TomsMom - re bringing things back - I just hope for the best! I do take things out of the packaging and I have used a few things!

    Hope everyone is ok today - I am having a day in as I don't want to spend anymore in craft shops!!!!
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    • mooomin
    • By mooomin 30th Sep 10, 8:02 PM
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    Congrats Melissa

    Is anyone else having trouble uploading pics to their blog tonight? My last card is taking ages!
    Comping again


    Wins this year: - two night trip to Belgium, £100 Gett taxi credit, tickets to Newcastle game, FIFA 2016 for PS4, stitch markers, Cumberstitching book
    • jazabelle
    • By jazabelle 30th Sep 10, 8:03 PM
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    jazabelle so glad you enjoyed your reiki session, I love them, though at first I had a really bad reaction and kept bursting into tears when she was over my abdomen, and the pretty coloured lights turned to blood red. When she told me she could see a baby at my head I had to tell her I had a miscarriage 30years previously. After that they were lovely and sooo relaxing, the feeling of well being stays with you for a while afterwards. Think I could do with a few sessions again.
    Originally posted by flourgirl
    I'm very sorry to hear that. It's really interesting what they pick up on. I hope you get a chance to have more sessions again as they helped you.

    jazabelle I was really interested to read about your reiki session. I've not had it but wondered what it was like. I hope you feel some benefit from it.
    Originally posted by TomsMom
    Thank you. She spent a lot of time 'healing' so didn't tell me a lot. She said I wasn't enjoying my job at the moment, and said my grandfather came to visit me, although I never met him. She also said a lady came to see me who wouldn't introduce herself, as she wanted the lady to concentrate on healing me, who I hope was my Nanna.

    She kept getting visions of being in a car accident - although I never have, and suggested I may have had one in a past life. When all my pain problems started, the doctors kept suggesting my symptoms and joints were acting as if I'd had severe whiplash or something, although I never have. She said I may have carried it over from another life, and suggested doing some past life regression to get 'rid' of it.

    Congratulations Melissa!
    Last edited by jazabelle; 30-09-2010 at 8:06 PM.
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  • ali.b.123
    Melissa - oh congratulations - what lovely news xx
    craftygranny - ooh lucky you with a new craft room - I desperately need more space - its a nightmare working of a tiny desk - if oh got shot of his gym stuff that he never uses - there would be room then

    Also, I dont know if my thanks are registering - I am pressing it and then if I go to a link they clear so going back and doing it again - and it is really starting to annoy me - so if I havent thanked a post please dont think I am being rude - its just me being lazy !!

    Off for a little blog hop - if I dont get back on have a nice night folks - oh and a long shift tomorrow so might be Saturday before I get back - so dont talk toooooo much - lol xx
    • PepPop
    • By PepPop 30th Sep 10, 8:41 PM
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    PepPop
    Well Flourgirl - funny you should say that but I do have another bit of news! Yes - I am pregnant again!!!! I'm only 13weeks at the minute so I've got a long way to go - I'm due on April 3rd. I'm getting a bit panicky - I hope I'm going to be able to cope with 4 of the little bugge** running around!!! Oh and seeing as though you seem to have a crystal ball - can I have this weeks' lottery numbers lol???????
    Originally posted by melissa75
    • mooomin
    • By mooomin 30th Sep 10, 8:44 PM
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    I finally got Blogger to play with me, so have uploaded a few cards if anyone wants a wee look.

    I have another 5 challenges I have found to enter but I'm going to try and get them all into one card to save some time
    Comping again


    Wins this year: - two night trip to Belgium, £100 Gett taxi credit, tickets to Newcastle game, FIFA 2016 for PS4, stitch markers, Cumberstitching book
    • PepPop
    • By PepPop 30th Sep 10, 9:10 PM
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    PepPop
    Flyin_fresian Have a look at this 2nd kit down - thought you'd like the owls
  • elysia2003
    Wow. Congratulations Melissa, what wonderful news. I made sure I spread my two out - 12 year gap - What was I thinking.

    PONR - You must take lessons soon. You'll regret it if you don't. I passed second time, mind you it was 20 years ago. Did you know the test changes as of the 1st? Where the examiner used to say, take the second left, then first junction on the roundabout etc, they now say follow the signs to so and so place. It's a good change but more pressure.

    Thanks for all the wishes for Emily. Her re-test is booked (another £100) and I'm not saying when this time. She can't blame me cursing her then. LOL.

    Flying Fresian - I've been having trouble uploading photos the past couple of days too. You're not on your own. It's been driving me crazy.

    Jazabelle/Flourgirl - How weird the healer saying those things about years ago, and past lives to you both. I just thought Reiki was like laying their hands on you and healing you through touch. It facinates me, but I think I'd be frightened to hear things like that.
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    • lizalloareds
    • By lizalloareds 30th Sep 10, 10:19 PM
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    Hi Everyone, wow i just had to catch up on 4 pages
    Elylisa hugs for your daughter, i didn't pass til my 7th attempt i was always a nervous wreck on the day
    Last edited by lizalloareds; 01-10-2010 at 8:09 AM.
  • jellybaby21
    It took me 7 times to pass my driving test, I just got so nervous it was like I had never had a lesson. One exam I said the car wasn't working, and the examiner reminded me that I hadn't swtiched the engine on yet! Ohhhhhhhhhhh only a little while until I get to draw the winner of the challenge, I am all excited! x Congratulations Melissa!!!!! xxxxxx
    Hmmm will add up debt and stick on on later!
    • Marg
    • By Marg 1st Oct 10, 1:10 AM
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    Huge Congratulations Melissa - I'm so pleased for you - that's me jumping up & down - don't you try it! My mum had 4 of us under 7 & just had to be very organised - I'm sure you'll be fine.

    Flourgirl & Jazabelle - interesting to hear your reiki experiences - reminded of when I had it (only on my feet) I was sure I 'felt' something flowing out of my toes & she'd never touched me. Might have another try. Can we call you Mystic flourgirl now with your Melissa predictions? I'm well impressed.

    Rainmac - hope your Mum's op & friends birth went OK. x

    PONR - Go for it! (Driving)

    I've heard from Tired Mum - she says 'Hello' & she's been very busy with lots of stuff for the childrens school hope to be back soon but is living up to her name 'Tired'

    TomsMom - my neighbour at our other house had this problem with her dachshound (sp?) she took serious advice, I'll see if I can find out how they resolved it.

    ScattyJan - When we moved here & things were being done it was almost like camping apart from our bedroom & went on for ages (long story) I hated it but almost got used it. Shut your eyes to as much as you can you will get there in the end. ((Hugs))
  • jowri
    Morning,

    Melissa huge congratulations to you that is lovely news,

    Jezabelle, I'm glad you enjoyed the rieki I used to have cranial therapy on the children when they were younger and I tried it and it was strange I had tingling all down my legs, ( I have bad hips) the sensation was bizarre but so relaxing,

    Flying Fresian sorry I have not had time to enter the challenbut ge this time good luck to you all,

    Ali B
    i'm terrible at pressing the thanks button, I just forget it's there just wanted to say thanks to you all for your lovely posts

    Elisa I passed on my 5th attempt I used to make myself ill with worry, and on the first one the examiner had to take action

    Hello to everyone else I'm still rushing around like a headless chicken, time is just not on my side at the moment, Westpoint was ok I managed to spend £85.00 but they did not have the nesties I wanted, I may get the go - kreate dies they look quite good, We are going to make the loft into a useable space for me, so sometime in the near future I am going to have a sort of craft room, I'm excited

    Happy Birthday to everyone over the next few days your cards may be a tadge late

    Best get a shifty on I have to go work in a mo
    Take care Jo x
  • Addams
    Melissa - congratulations!

    Craftygranny - new workspace! That sounds great. Hope OH gets it done quickly! Make plenty of room for all those stamps!

    Tomsmom - have you tried a little treat. Its amazing how quickly they move when they think you might give them more treats!

    Hope everyone has a slower day today. There seems to be so much going on! Hugs to everyone. xx
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