Friday, November 16, 2007

Good news/bad news

The good news...
Lucky is still settling in with us. We are all on a learning curve of setting routines and feeding patterns which lead to the odd "accident" and bad night. But really she has done very well considering most of her life has been spent in a kennel. She has discovered that she likes Roses chocolates... She is now adopted into the family so Lucky will stay her name. For some reasons my choices of "fafalou" (means Zany in French) and Doris were overruled. I then made a bid for her to be called "Lucky Banana" but that was vetoed too (curse our democracy). A last ditch suggestion of Annie or Clarabel got Carys all upset becasue she would be the only one without a middle name from Thomas the tank engine.
When she does wake up frisky and ready to play in the middle of the night she gets called something different altogether...
But she is sweet and lovely and we all enjoy having her around!

The bad news is I have been a bit poorly. Not at death's door but every now and then I just get wiped out and can't do anything - I suspect it is a bit of a virus in the system somewhere. I could have done without it this week as I had loads of cards to make for the Church Fair tomorrow. I am now longing to do a scrap book page again!
I have managed to make a few more cards, won't bore you with them all but here are two that I made using Basic Grey 6x6 paper pads (just love 'em)
This was using Mellow, with ribbon and cardstock from Self Addressed (large scale Mellow was the paper this month) and little flowers from Poundland. The sentiment is from All Boxed Up 2 font available from 2 Peas
And this is Infuse. QK hearts embossed with Cuttlebug folder. Lots of copper Krylon pen and soe lovely jumbo ricrac from my ribbon stash. The squares are punches.

Other good news...
It is Daring Cardmakers day today!
Keryn chose the dare - and what a scrummy one it was too.
Golden Highlights
this week I'd like you to make a card for any season or occasion but must include gold somewhere.
My only problem - a lack of golden papers. So I improvised.
The hearts are a zipemate die cut from cream glitter card and gold foil card (I think it is from Craft Creations. Really lovely and I only have a teeny bit left). The other gold card was a freebie from a crop goodie bag. The other papers are all We R Memory Keepers Silver Lining papers. Yup, silver. SO I got out my fine gold pen and did some doodling, turning silver to gold
The greeting is safmat on glitter card.
I'll take it tomorrow but I'm not sure it will sell. I have a feeling Glynis ' cards will be more popular than mine - still it means I won't have to make any birthday cards for a while!

must get on with some work and then sort out my fancy dress for the church fair. I am going to be a lion tamer. I am hoping to pop to Imagine That for their 1st birthday celebrations. I would love to see Jane Dean at work. But I am not sure I want to be seen in my lion tamer costume. I'll be in on Sunday afternoon though. I can't beleive Emma's shop has been open a year. It is just so fantastic to have such a wonderful place on my doorstep!
If you are anywhere near Upminster this weekend there are all sorts of things going on at the shop - do pop in and celebrate!

16 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

They are absolutely stunning. Wonderful Card Mix.

Rhi said...

Gorgeous cards Lythan, all three of them are delicious! So glad Lucky is settling it well, I laughed at the naming thing but I think its fab you have a democratic system in your family. Fafalou is a fab name!

Hazel said...

Sorry to hear you've been poorly - hope you're feeling better soon, but make sure you pace yourself. Great cards, as usual - love the one for the DCM dare. Sending you hugs.

Andrea, said...

Great cards, I love the colour combo on the DCM one. Glad the dog is starting to settle. Hope you'll be feeling better soon.

Jackie said...

The cards are lovely especially your dare card.

I love reading your blog............you never fail to bring a smile to my face :) Glad to hear pooch is settling with you.

My Paper World said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them all!

Glitter Monkey said...

Some beautiful cards. Hope you are feeling better soon. Lol x

Terrie B x said...

lovely cards:)

Deb said...

Your cards are fabulous. Love the BG papers and you did a great job changing the silver to gold for the dare!

Louly said...

Lythan you are super talented, I love them all. Those BG papers are lush aren't they.

Susan (Sue H) said...

Sorry to here you've been feeling low again Lythan. I hope it doesn't come to anything more serious and you're well enough to come over and 'play' on Monday.

I had forgotten it was the shops birthday celebration this weekend. I will try and pop over tomorrow afternoon, so may see you there.

Susan (Sue H) said...

Forgot to say how great your cards are....sorry!

Leni said...

nice cards

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeous cards ,glad you raised so much money on your stall ,hope you feel better soon Dawn ,x

Samm said...

Very pretty Lythan. Please to see that Lucky is settling in nicely.

Samm
x

Kathy said...

Fantastic cards, all of them.
Clever you on the improvisation!