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    • savvy
    • By savvy 24th Feb 10, 1:25 PM
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    savvy
    Making cards - Ideas for beginners (part 4)
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    • 24th Feb 10, 1:25 PM
    Making cards - Ideas for beginners (part 4) 24th Feb 10 at 1:25 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 , and the third thread - Part 3 it may be a good idea to look these first for advice
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    • flourgirl
    • By flourgirl 24th Feb 10, 8:00 PM
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    flourgirl
    Rusty Just seen your email (((((XXXX)))))

    Gemm No Paper Mill Shop at the NEC it Payperbox .. different company.

    Gemm ~CT & MrsBsBlog Postie on its way
  • THE-WIFE
    Ooooh shiny new thread - you lot can't half gas tho' - already on page 2 .

    You lot are better than therapy - had a carp day, came on here to have a moan and have laughed so much that I don't need to moan and might not need my second piece half of lemon drizzle cake from M&S

    Lol at you lot with your trolleys and freight trucks to get you back from the NEC.

    Peppop I get my smilies from here I just luv 'em.

    Off to feed the troops - Sweet & Sour Cicken for tea.

    to all, Thriftyxxx
    Originally posted by thriftyscotslass
    Scotslass I'm a Hystersister! Fab website when you're going through (in a whisper, like me mum used to) those womens problems.
    Last edited by THE-WIFE; 24-02-2010 at 8:13 PM.
    Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning the devil says, "OH CARP, SHE'S UP"!


  • THE-WIFE
    Hops onto shiney new thread .

    Wifey - alas Funky Fairys is no more and the shop has closed - think Shaz wanted to spend more time actually making stuff . She still posts some freebies on her own blog here.

    Funky fairies challenges are now called fab n funky challenges.

    I love those MME papers but am (struggling with) being good plus I don't think I would ever use them all I need to use up what I have first - or at least a little bit of it
    Originally posted by paddingtondoo
    Thanks, padster!

    There a piccie on my blog of my grandaughters card using my new Promarkers. I am loving them but have other stuff to do.

    Gemm, that gorgeous ATC of yours was hiding under a magazine and i didn't see it until this morning, still trying to get inspiration which is hard for me to come to terms with, Cripes! you oughta see the Bling I have, I drip in fake sparkles.

    Saucy did you order from Joanna Sheens site after all, I got me gift box set and one of the lids had come off and the pen had dried up, I wrote to them and they are sending me a replacement, very good customer service as it wasn't JS's fault, the box was all sealed up.
    Last edited by THE-WIFE; 24-02-2010 at 8:28 PM.
    Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning the devil says, "OH CARP, SHE'S UP"!


  • melissa75
    Sunrise - sorry I forgot to say that your creations are fabulous as always!!!!
    • TomsMom
    • By TomsMom 24th Feb 10, 8:33 PM
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    Thanks all for your hugs and lovely words. Funny how things take you isn't it, there's me all down in the dumps when I should be really happy 'cos OH has just had the news that he's currently in remission from the lymphoma he's been treated for these last two years. He had a stem cell (bone marrow) transplant in October as a last ditch attempt as his previous chemo didn't help. He's still got a long way to go with his recovery but seems like he's on the right track.

    My mom, who wasn't expected to last the day a month ago, is a lot better, back in the temporary care home and expected to be allowed home possibly later this week.

    So goodness knows why I'm so down. Maybe a reaction after all that's been going on. I suppose when you've had to feel positive for so long in a negative situation then in time something gives.

    Anyway, I'll try and get back on track.

    If the weather doesn't get any worse I'm going out on Sunday (can't remember the last shopping trip I had) but only to get a new iron as mine packed up at the weekend. There's a Home Bargains near to where I'm going so I can have a moochy in there. Sadly no craft shops but I bought the 80 reel ribbon pack from QVC last week and they're lovely.

    I'll do a blog hop tomorrow and see what you've all been up to.

    Can anyone tell me how you put blog candy links on your side bar please? I put the Pink Piggy one in the main part of my blog as I couldn't find out how to do it on the side bar.
    • thriftyscotslass
    • By thriftyscotslass 24th Feb 10, 8:45 PM
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    Scotslass I'm a Hystersister! Fab website when you're going through (in a whisper, like me mum used to) those womens problems.
    Originally posted by THE-WIFE
    Hiya Wifey

    I am not a hystersister but a friend of mine who suffered with endometriosis was and sent me the smilies link. They managed to treat the endometriosis without an op and she ended up a first-time Mum at 39

    Isn't it great that we can talk openly nowadays and share information and support - my Mum who is a VERY OLD 72 drives me round the twist with her uptight, inhibited, bigoted attitudes.
    • thriftyscotslass
    • By thriftyscotslass 24th Feb 10, 8:52 PM
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    TomsMum I think you are right. Sometimes we have to be so strong for everyone else that it is only when the pressure lessens that we can "let ourselves go". I am always like that, "Mrs I'm Coping Fine" during a crisis and a jibbering wreck afterwards.

    Hugs to you - I am really pleased about your OH's remission news and that your Mum is so much improved.

    Sending you my last piece of lemon drizzle cake because you deserve it
    • rainmac
    • By rainmac 24th Feb 10, 8:59 PM
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    Thanks all for your hugs and lovely words. Funny how things take you isn't it, there's me all down in the dumps when I should be really happy 'cos OH has just had the news that he's currently in remission from the lymphoma he's been treated for these last two years. He had a stem cell (bone marrow) transplant in October as a last ditch attempt as his previous chemo didn't help. He's still got a long way to go with his recovery but seems like he's on the right track.

    My mom, who wasn't expected to last the day a month ago, is a lot better, back in the temporary care home and expected to be allowed home possibly later this week.

    So goodness knows why I'm so down. Maybe a reaction after all that's been going on. I suppose when you've had to feel positive for so long in a negative situation then in time something gives.

    Anyway, I'll try and get back on track.

    If the weather doesn't get any worse I'm going out on Sunday (can't remember the last shopping trip I had) but only to get a new iron as mine packed up at the weekend. There's a Home Bargains near to where I'm going so I can have a moochy in there. Sadly no craft shops but I bought the 80 reel ribbon pack from QVC last week and they're lovely.

    I'll do a blog hop tomorrow and see what you've all been up to.

    Can anyone tell me how you put blog candy links on your side bar please? I put the Pink Piggy one in the main part of my blog as I couldn't find out how to do it on the side bar.
    Originally posted by TomsMom
    TomsMom, I think you should never get cross at yourself for feeling down when it happens, sometimes just go with it but try and do some things for you that make you happy - bake, make a card, shop, go for a walk, whatever you think may help you 'escape' for a bit and help plant some happiness in your head. That's fab news about your OH and also your mum

    For adding blog candy to your sidebar - I am carp with technology so hope this makes sense:
    Click on Customise at the top of your blog homepage
    Click on Add a Gadget on the side
    Scroll down to Picture and select by clicking the + button
    Go to the blog candy you want to add to your blog, hover over the picture of the candy and right click on your mouse, copy all the text in the Properties section and paste into the section that says Image From The Web, this should show the candy pic (hopefully!)
    Then enter a post title, caption if you want (this text is shown under the pic)
    Copy the URL of the candy post into the box titled Link
    Save
    The candy should now show on your blog
    If you have more than one listed you can change the order by dragging and dropping but you will need to save these changes before reverting back to your blog homepage.
    Hope this makes sense, please shout if it doesn't.

    Padster, welcome home lady, we missed you, I made another easel card box thingie in your absence

    Saucy, I reckon your Promarkers will come tomorrow x Hope you can come to the NEC, would love to meet you

    CT, so sorry you aren't able to come to the NEC, I so wanted to meet you xxx

    LittleVics, have you tried ebay???
    If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain
    • rainmac
    • By rainmac 24th Feb 10, 9:02 PM
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    rainmac
    Link to Crafty Place... http://craftyplace.yuku.com/directory
    If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain
    • SaucySecrets
    • By SaucySecrets 24th Feb 10, 9:07 PM
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    SaucySecrets
    Thank you
    I hope they come tomorrow, with my ribbon mad stuff. I'm so excited to get them, I've already printed lots of digi stamps to colour!
    Are they hard to use?
    Signature down for maintenance
    • TomsMom
    • By TomsMom 24th Feb 10, 9:07 PM
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    TomsMom
    TSL - thanks for the cake - lemon, yummy!

    Rainmac - thanks for instructions, will give it a try next time I have a go at blog candy.
  • Gemm85
    Rusty Just seen your email (((((XXXX)))))

    Gemm No Paper Mill Shop at the NEC it Payperbox .. different company.

    Gemm ~CT & MrsBsBlog Postie on its way
    Originally posted by flourgirl
    thanks flourgirl

    yeah I've bought from payperbox before but wasn't as impressed as I was with papermill...saying that I will prob still get a box from them lol
  • craftygranny
    Promarkers have now been taken thank you

    I had a great day in bradford with carly . I took her out to lunch with kaitlyn and her brother kobie. The deaf teacher came to us on monday and she was thrilled with carlys progress so they tweaked them today to allow her to hear a bit more . She has them tweaked again in about 6 weeks . We had to play games for them to judge how much she can hear. we played noisy bag lol, and a game with stacking cups then a bean bag game and a posting game. She did really well and already shows signs of hearing more sounds than last week.
    Rusty wanna borrow my zoomer for the nec i can see you now careering round the aisles. Mind you tony still needs to buy that trailer for the back lol
    Last edited by craftygranny; 24-02-2010 at 9:39 PM.
  • craftygranny
    Rusty forgot to tell you postie is on his way with the mice yeuck . Have fun with em.
    • SaucySecrets
    • By SaucySecrets 24th Feb 10, 9:27 PM
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    SaucySecrets
    Craftygranny I'm PMing you
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  • wam73
    Hi all,
    Quick catch up from me and I spy pro markers!!
    Only have skin colours so would love more if anyone else wants to sell any spare they have.
    Well all lovely makes again. I am sorry I dont get to post on here often but I do read most nights.
    Haven't had time to update my blog but have made a few orders so will try soon.
    Hope everyone is well and looking forward to the NEC.
    Wont be going myself but am very jealous of you all.
    Take care. xxx
    • lei_armstrong
    • By lei_armstrong 24th Feb 10, 9:33 PM
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    lei_armstrong
    Lei - your poinsetta candles are fantastic - I love how you've displayed them!!! Are they hard to do??? I'm not sure where to get tissue paper from!!!
    by melissa75
    Lol thank you! :-D I managed to over melt the candles in places but the excess rubbed off quite easily, other than that it wasn't to hard to do - have to just make sure not to burn your fingers! I got 10 sheets of tissue paper for about £1.15 from Paperchase

    Craftygranny - great news about Carly

    x
    • rainmac
    • By rainmac 24th Feb 10, 9:35 PM
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    rainmac
    Link to my promarker post on crafty place .

    I had a great day in bradford with carly . I took her out to lunch with kaitlyn and her brother kobie. The deaf teacher came to us on monday and she was thrilled with carlys progress so they tweaked them today to allow her to hear a bit more . She has them tweaked again in about 6 weeks . We had to play games for them to judge how much she can hear. we played noisy bag lol, and a game with stacking cups then a bean bag game and a posting game. She did really well and already shows signs of hearing more sounds than last week.
    Rusty wanna borrow my zoomer for the nec i can see you now careering round the aisles. Mind you tony still needs to buy that trailer for the back lol
    Originally posted by craftygranny
    Fantastic news about Carly!!!
    If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain
    • SaucySecrets
    • By SaucySecrets 24th Feb 10, 9:36 PM
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    Yeah that's brilliant news Craftgranny. I've PMed you, by the way!
    Signature down for maintenance
    • dawnteabag
    • By dawnteabag 24th Feb 10, 9:42 PM
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    Great news re Carly CraftyGranny.

    I've sent you a little pm too

    I have some good news too - my sis is on her way home from Afghanistan! She's got one more leg of her journey to go (via a short stopover in Cyprus) and should be back lunchtime ish Friday.
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