Sunday, 8 February 2015

Everything Happens at Once !

Firstly the batteries died in my camera, yes they were rechargeable but think they have been recharged to death.  As I have had my camera 9yrs and this is only the 2nd set I have bought, it's not too bad I suppose but when I looked at the cost of the rechargeables and a recharger I couldn't believe how much they had gone up, so for a change I invested in some normal batteries - but suitable for my camera of course and just in case I bought 2 sets.

Secondly 3 of the coloured inks ran out in my printer and now it doesn't want to work without them!! got over that one but not sure how long for.  Have ordered the 3 said inks and hope they do as they are not the branded ones.
Thirdly, the virus protection is up for renewal on my lappy.  Well they say these things happen in 3's LOL

Back to crafting - here are my last cards.  Included is a Sympathy card I sadly had to make for a friend of mine who suddenly lost her brother at the age of only 49.  I remember him well from my single days and he was a lovely fella, full of fun.  I am sure he will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.  RIP Jimmy.
On a lighter note, the first card is for an Aunt of mine and believe it or not, the poor woman has so much on her mind lately, that she actually forgot it was her birthday !!!  She only remembered when we turned up with the card & some flowers for her :)



Next two cards are for the same man - it is his 70th Birthday but also his 40th Wedding Anniversary.  He is a mad Dublin GAA man and I was asked to do the card in the Dublin colours - think I managed to get it right and was so lucky to find a piece of ribbon in my stash to match the colours too ! Image is coloured using Copics.



All but the GAA card are decoupage and all we bought from my one & only go to place for all my stash etc - Cardz n Scrapz .

I know it's cold but my poor Robbie needed a hair cut, he was beginning to look like a little yeti but thanks to K9 Dog Grooming he is back to his handsome self again .

Before

 
After


I didn't think it was possible of him but since we lost our lovely Lulu at Christmas, he has become even more affectionate and alert. He is such a gorgeous little dog and I love him to bits !!!
We will get him a little lady playmate during the summer, so hopefully he will like that too.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Sure is Cold out There !!!

OMG it is bitter cold out there.  I live in Killenaule, Co.Tipperary which is in the wonderful province of Munster.  We have had gale force winds, torrential rain and loads of snow which has come & gone and don't forget the ice either but according to our "wonderful" (tongue in cheek you understand) News station, all the bad weather has only affected the other 3 provinces !!!  Another words us down here in the beautiful south & south east of the country don't exist !!!! and of course the only pictures they showed on the news were Dublin, because if it doesn't happen in Dublin it doesn't happen anywhere !

OK Rant over and back to crafting.

I was recently asked to make a celebration Christening Candle - hadn't down on in ages and it was a pleasure to do :)

 

Had a few cards to make too, not many but I enjoyed doing them & that is the main thing :-





Have to do a batch of  birthday cards soon, so watch this space.

Hope you like my creations, if you do please leave a comment & let me know.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Welcome 2015

And so it begins, and what a chilly one it is so far too and pretty wild with it - weatherwise that is LOL

Once I got my Craft Room sorted and believe me it wasn't easy - it was such a mess after Christmas.  But it's done now, not sure for how long though LOL. The crafting has starting once again and below are the first cards for 2015.  Only 4 but it's a start until I get back into the swing of things properly.





I also managed to break one of my new year resolutions - I promised not to back for the first 6 months of the year, but I got so fed up when the snow washed away, I baked a chocolate sponge caked sandwiched with almond flavoured buttercream icing just like the one below.


In between all the gale force winds and torrential rain we had a load of snow - it was pretty whilst it lasted but the wind & rain got the better of it and a few hours later it had all disappeared .


When my lovely little Robbie saw it, he sniffed it and then promptly lay flat down in it and when I laughed at him he looked up as if to say, "what's wrong I'm cooling my belly down"


 Happy New Year to my readers and hope it is a happy healthy one for you all.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

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There seems to be a problem with commenting on my blog since I switched to Google + I have now tried to disconnect from this service but not sure if you can post on the blogs made during the time it was associated. 

Please leave a comment below if you wish to comment on any of the previous pages.  Fingers crossed it will work now.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year



The following have all been lost by us during 2014 - RIP by lovely fur babies and dear friend

Lulu (16yrs)

Tiger (15yrs)

Sootie (11yrs)

Bob
 
 

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

It's Christmas !!!!!!

Well it's been an eventful couple of weeks since my last post.  But never mind that, here are my latest (& possibly last for 2014) creations ..............







And another one of our Christmas lights ..........................

 
And two Christmas cakes that I made & decorated, 1st one for 2 of my Aunts and the other for myself & my hubby



Finally........................
 
Merry Christmas & Happy 2015 to you all


Sunday, 7 December 2014

It's Beginning to look like Christmas !!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially in my house as you will see from the pictures below.

Haven't been able to do much crafting lately as I have been laid up for the last 2 weeks with an extremely bad arthritis flare up in my right foot.  I haven't even been able to walk or do anything without the aid if crutches and my wonderful husband has been doing almost everything for me, making all my drinks and food.  And then he put up all the Christmas decorations too - love him lots !!

Below are a few cards that I managed to get finished before my flare up.  All papers, embellishments and card etc purchased from Cardz n Scrapz

Firstly is a birthday card for a lady who loves her 4 dogs, all of which I have pictured on her card.


This birthday card was for a man who loves gardening and his Massey Tractor.

 
Next is a New Home card for a very good friend of our in the UK.  Her new home, with her daughter, is hopefully the start of a much brighter future for her.

 
This card was for my Mum who has been very ill lately and still is.  She has had a very serious operation and has to have more treatment soon followed by another serious operation.  This card was the least I could do and the most I could do at the moment .

 
This is a card I made for a swap, the criteria was to include a die cut and ribbon.  The die cut is made from a Sizzix Die. 

 
Last but by no means least is a card made for someone who loves running to give to her best friend & running mate.
 
 

As mentioned at the beginning of this post, here are pictures of some of our decorations.




On a very sad note I only recently found out that a very old friend of mine, Bob, passed away in September.  I was so shocked and upset at the news as he was a lovely old man and such a gentleman.  On the rare occasion that I was left to get home on my own after a night out, he would always make sure I got to my door and if I was ever feeling down, he would buy me a drink and make me laugh.  May you rest in peace Bob, it was a pleasure to know you and call you my friend.