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    • savvy
    • By savvy 24th Feb 10, 1:25 PM
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    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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    • TomsMom
    • By TomsMom 24th Feb 10, 9:46 PM
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    TomsMom
    Craftygranny - great news about Carly . I expect she's fascinated by all the new sounds she's hearing.

    I've just succumbed to two pancakes with lemon and sugar, cheated and bought some ready mades from the Co-op, not bad if done in the frying pan. I think I'll put the leccy blanket on, get an early night and hope to sleep well tonight.
  • THE-WIFE
    Sweet dreams, Tomsmom and sweet dreams tonight for me too! None of that 4.30 in the morning malarky tonight.

    Smashing news about Carly, craftygranny and DTB for your sister coming home.

    My good news is that at long last my SIL in moving out here in the backwaters of Essex. Oh! I feel a dance around a handbag coming on
    Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning the devil says, "OH CARP, SHE'S UP"!


    • dawnteabag
    • By dawnteabag 24th Feb 10, 10:07 PM
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    dawnteabag
    Just spoken to my BIL - the bunting is up and he now has a mad dash to get the house ready for her. He's also got to find a bottle of Sancerre as that is what she has requested for her first night home - poor girl - loves her wine - being on a 'dry' base has been a bit of a trial I fear.
    He says none in Sainsbury's or tesco's. I suggested waitrose but there is not one near. Does anyone know if they sell it in m&s. Don't want him panicking about that on top of everything else!
  • craftygranny
    The Wife That sounds like really good news. Just don't fall over you haven't recovered properly from your last fall yet.
  • dragonllew
    Craftygranny great news about Carly.

    Toms mum glad you have some good news about dh and your mum.

    DTB glad your sister is almost home.

    Choccy thankyou the stamped images arrived today.

    CT thanks your stash arrived today its fab glad you liked yours.

    Have added a couple of cards to my blog tonight.
    • Lyndach
    • By Lyndach 24th Feb 10, 10:40 PM
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    Lyndach
    I am not tired tonight! I normally go to bed when little one goes down at 8, but she's upstairs snoring her head and I'm bored! So does anyone have the linky to that notelet (post it note) holder/cover thing! sorry I can't fully remember but I have the picture in my head if that helps! lol
    GC August: £70.99/£80 for 2 adults and a 4 year old
  • JailhouseBabe
    Craftygranny - glad to hear Carly is coming along so well I hope the good news spreads to Alicia as well xx
    DTB - it must be a relief to hear that your sister is on her way home. Will you get to see her any time soon?

    I think I'm up-to-date with blogs now. I'm keeping a list of all the challenge entries - I'll post a list on here a day or two before the challenge ends (next week on Friday) in case I've missed anyone out so they can let me know.
    My challenge entry is on my blog now (on my homepage, lol); I've also entered it for a couple of other challenges (thanks for the links rainmac ), although I think I may actually have been to late for the secret crafter one. Just remembered, I have to blog my first box as well, will do it now.

    I hope everyone manages a good night's sleep tonight! I've got a busy day with work tomorrow so I'm sure I'll have lots of catching up to do again tomorrow night.
    some people grin and bear it, others smile and do it
  • Tired Mom
    Does anyone know if they sell it in m&s. Don't want him panicking about that on top of everything else!
    Originally posted by dawnteabag
    According to the website you can order it by the crate so I imagine they would sell it in the stores.

    Nice to hear of someone safely on their way home to loved ones.
  • Hassy
    Hello everybody
    Hope you don't mind me joining in.
    I have been following the site for a long time and have just plucked up the courage to put fingers to key board... I have seen a post by The Wife asking about Hunkydory, they actually have a shop newly opened in Preston, their wbsite is cardcraftplus.co.uk I am afraid I am not computer literate enough to have a blog site or able to post links etc.. :-( . I have been making cards for about a year now, just for interest as a hobby to give them to friends and family. I have had a good reaction to them, hope people aren't just being polite??? and I love all the creations you do, you are all very talented and have been a great help for my inspiration and answering questions that others have put on the thread, thank you all :-D
    I do hope that there is no restriction on this post because I know that as a newby some info isn't allowed, so whether this will be edited or not I don't know, but hopefully not as I am hoping to help The Wife with her query.
    Sorry to waffle on.....
  • melissa75
    The_Wife - great football card - I'm sure your grandaughter will love it - love the tied ribbon!!!

    TomsMum - everything is probably catching up with you at the minute - you've been through a lot - hope you feel better soon.

    Lei -thanks for the info - I've been wanting to try and make some for ages now - yours look so gorgeous - what did you use to colour the images in with - I don't think tissue paper would like my promarkers!!!!

    Dawnteabag - great news about your sister - bet you can't wait to see her!!!!

    Craftygranny - great news too about Carly.

    Dragonflew - thank you so much for my ATC it arrived today - I love the "bling" around the bunny's neck!!! I'll post a pic tomorrow on my blog, I posted yours today so hopefully you'll get it tomorrow. I love your Liverpool card - my OH and son are Liverpool mad - they're going to see them on Sunday. Your 80 card is stunning - love the pretty flowers.

    Rusty - ignore my previous post - I don't know what on earth I was going on about. I found a pic of your paper pad and it looks gorgeous - by the sounds of it that and the bella pad have only just come out, I might have to get one myself.
    • dawnteabag
    • By dawnteabag 24th Feb 10, 11:00 PM
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    dawnteabag
    According to the website you can order it by the crate so I imagine they would sell it in the stores.

    Nice to hear of someone safely on their way home to loved ones.
    Originally posted by Tired Mom
    I've told him to ring their customer services in the morning and see if they can help out. The prob is that there isn't actually an m&s near the house but he has a 90 min drive to pick her up from the plane so is now thinking he could stop off somewhere on the way. I'm hoping he gets someone nice at customer services who will find him somewhere en-route that has it in stock as he'll have my nephews in the car with him (aged 3 and 4) so he won't want to keep stopping and getting them out of the car etc.
  • melissa75
    Hassy - hi and welcome to the thread. As far as I know you aren't allowed to post links or pictures until you have submitted a certain amount of posts - I don't think its too many. Don't be scared about setting up a blog - I am useless on computers - they don't like me - but I managed to set one up!!!
  • RustyFlange
    Lyndach - looks like you got a bargain there - I am a big fan of MME papers.

    Rusty - was it all the penny lane papers that you got in the stack - I think a few ranges fall under the heading - I'm not sure I get confused!!! I know QVC sell a few of the MME stacks but I think they're about £20.
    Originally posted by melissa75
    Mel - the penny lane papers are the full pad of 54 papers in 12x12 stack, on the front page it shows a bit of each paper, they are really pretty pic here

    Rusty forgot to tell you postie is on his way with the mice yeuck . Have fun with em.
    Originally posted by craftygranny
    Awwww thankyou so much, I can't wait ... and yes please can I borrow your scooter

    Tomsmum - sending hugs to you got your pm thanks xx
    Raising kids is like being held hostage by midget terrorists
  • RustyFlange
    Doh!! would help if I put in the picture!! Sorry!!



    Need to catch up on blogs but desperate for sleep so will do that tomorrow! xx
    Raising kids is like being held hostage by midget terrorists
    • dawnteabag
    • By dawnteabag 24th Feb 10, 11:04 PM
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    DTB - it must be a relief to hear that your sister is on her way home. Will you get to see her any time soon?
    Originally posted by JailhouseBabe
    My sisters and I are all going to the spa at Center Parcs with my Mum in a couple of weeks - will be nice to have us all back together - my other sister is travelling over for the weekend from Germany. We also have an 18th birthday party to go to in the evening so will spend the daytime detoxing and the evening retoxing before spending a night in the campervan on my uncles drive. Classy!
  • RustyFlange
    Melissa I love the bella pad aswell ..... I didn't look at the price on that one but tempted to go back and buy one of them aswell!! The penny lane one was £6 cheaper locally than online, so hoping the bella one will be cheaper aswell.

    I could always pick a couple of pads up if anyone wants me to, not sure how many they have in stock as they dont always have them all out on the shelf. only thing is postage would be quite a bit as they are heavy!! unless people are going to the nec!
    Raising kids is like being held hostage by midget terrorists
  • Hassy
    Melissa Thank you for your welcome and your encouragement in setting up a blog... watch this space, you never know... :-D
  • melissa75
    Hassy - there's loads of people on here that can advise you on anything technical if you need help - I'm afraid I'm not much use.

    Rusty - I prefer the penny lane papers to the bella ones - but both are lovely. I did have a search for them online but didn't come up with much. I'm hoping places like quixotic paperie might stock them as she sells the big xmas pad - fingers crossed. I'm still trying to decide which of the new collections to buy - its my birthday in April so I might treat myself to a load then along with the cosmo pads. but then again I haven't spent anything for ages so maybe I deserve a treat!!!!
    • lei_armstrong
    • By lei_armstrong 25th Feb 10, 12:04 AM
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    lei_armstrong
    Choccy thankyou the stamped images arrived today.
    Originally posted by dragonllew
    I've stamped some images for you so will pop them in the post tomorrow! I've still got to sort my stash swap out for furrypig soon too as i've been a bit disorganised...

    On the plus side i'm going to the Make It craft show in Farnborough on Sunday. I wasn't going to bother because of the NEC but Martin is getting is car repaired so i'm taking his Mum (she's after a Craft Robo) x
    Lei -thanks for the info - I've been wanting to try and make some for ages now - yours look so gorgeous - what did you use to colour the images in with - I don't think tissue paper would like my promarkers!!!!
    Originally posted by melissa75
    I actually used colouring pencils but can't remember why now! I think it's because I wanted the finer tip... On the tutorial on the Whiff of Joy blog they've used Copic markers just fine (make sure you put card underneath as I imagine they'd bleed a bit) x
    Last edited by lei_armstrong; 25-02-2010 at 12:12 AM.
    • SaucySecrets
    • By SaucySecrets 25th Feb 10, 12:17 AM
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    Rusty - You know those cards you sent me a while ago? Do you mind telling me where they were from? I'm almost out and I love them...I've been pacing myself and not using the last one, but I'm gonna have to do it, lol!

    I love that pad...I hadn't seen it, but I'm so tempted by it now I have....
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