4 in 1

Been so busy with hospitals, tests and then recovering that I haven’t had time to update my blog with all the other activities, so here are four posts in one blog. Warning:  It’s rather a large blog posting so sit down with a cup or glass of something to drink.

How exciting – another new catalogue
– Stampin’ Up! 2011/2012


Just check out our latest catalogue full of wonderful new surprises.  Just click on the cover picture to open your eyes to some wonderful creative ideas.

I can’t wait to get started when my first order arrives.


Mother of Pearl cards
I was unable to attend Debbie’s class using this technique so a couple of weeks ago Karen showed Joan and I how to do these lovely cards.  The photos don’t really do them justice as it is hard to capture the pearl effect.

Stampin’ Up’s Fun Day Out
Last Saturday demonstrators and their guests had a fantastic day playing with some of the new products and watching demonstrations by some of our talented ladies.IMG_1948

I made a few swaps using a monochromatic theme: 


And look what I got back – aren’t they all fantastic!

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We also received some make ‘n take kits.  I have made two up so far as below.  The third one which is a small scrapbooking layout hasn’t been finished yet because I haven’t been able to find a photo I want to use.
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Cute aren’t they.  These were made using the new stamp set Under the Big Top. Check it out in the new 2011-2012 catalogue above.

Health Update
Have been kind of busy lately with all my scans and biopsy – see previous post.  Thought I was going to have an easy time of it last week but no such luck.  Results from all the other tests were inconclusive as to the type of cancer so had to have a spinal biopsy on Thursday.  Quite a performance was at the hospital from 7:30 am to about 2:45 and have had to rest up at home the last couple of days.  They should have some results next week so am keeping my fingers crossed that there are some positive results identifying the cancer and that whatever it is can be treated though know from what they have said that it will not be curable.

A big, big thank you to everyone who has sent messages of support or rung me.  This is what helps me to keep going and staying positive.  I am so lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful friends and family.  xx Love you all.


Thanks for popping in to catch up on what is happening in my life. I enjoy sharing my love of stamping and cardmaking and invite you to have a look at the projects I have made. You are welcome to take my ideas and use them in your own creations.
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