Thursday, 9 April 2009

no more cards till later now

well that is all you are getting for now card wise, as i need to go out. and i also need to take some pics of the other cards that i have made - i really need to get myself motivated today!!! then again i have been busy cutting my Jolly Nation decoupage images out - oh my how much time it can take up, especially when you are trying to do 3 things at once!!

hopefully i will get the pictures taken as soon as i get back, and then i can post them all A.S.A.P for you

i hope that everyone out in blog land is ok today

take care, and big hugs

Jodie xx


here is a tag that i made with some of the leftovers from another card that i made. as soon as i can i will post the card that i made to match this tag.

i will hopefully use this tag on one of the presents for my eldest

all the items used are from the LMC kit

and as u can clearly see, no beads on this one!! so i'm not going too mad on them lol


here is an easter card that i have made using the LMC kit

this card will be for one of my daughters, either from me and OH, or from their brothers

again all the items apart from the addition of beads are from the LMC kit. i think that i am going through a bead frenzy at the moment!! i wanted to jazz the eggs, and the hatched egg up, and thought beads would do a nice job!!

hopefully i didn't go too over the top with the beads!! please let me know if i dd


well first up is a birthday card that i made from the latest issue of LETS MAKE CARDS MAGAZINE (LMC).

i think this is a great card, and would make a lovely birthday card for my eldest daughter who will be 6 in may - god how time flies!! i haven't completely decide on whether this will be her birthday card or not, as it depends on what else i come up with - but then again there are her brothers and sisters to make cards from, so i suppose it could be used there if i choose a different one from me!

all the items used to make this card, are from the LMC kit, all except the beads.

i though that i would try and put my own take on the card, and use up some of my beads that i had in my stash, and the ones that i received from COPSE aka Karen over on the CB forum. i wasn't quite sure wether putting beads on the bunny, would ruin the card, but i think the outcome is ok - but then again i would say that wouldn't i?!?!

finally i have managed to make some cards!!!

well i have finally knuckled down to making some cards again! i don't think i have been doing much else really lol, but it's about time that i got back in the saddle so to speak!!!

i have managed to make a fair few cards over the past few days, but that is down to the fact that some of them are decoupage cards - and some of the images were die cut!!! so obviously saved some time!!

i think i have fallen in love with Jolly Nation! i will definitely be buying more of their products, i think next on my list is their girls set of decoupage!

well i will end this post here, so that i can post my makes!!

take care all, and big hugs

Jodie xx

Saturday, 4 April 2009


well the blog candy that i won on Sally's blog has arrived, and i'm ever so excited!! it is WAY better than what i expected it be!! i knew that there was some stamps from STAMPIN UP'S sale-abration range, but didn't realise that were 7 stamps in total!!!

i can't wait to start using everything in what i make, i'm not sure what i'm going to do yet, but i think i may use some of the ribbons on the decoupage card that i am currently making. i will go and take some pics later so you can all see what i got!! i'm not trying to make you jealous, honestly i'm NOT!!!!

i hope everyone out in blog land is having a great day today

hugs to all

Jodie xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

ribbon swap

well yesterday i recieved the ribbon swap parcel from Barbara on the CB forum! i wasn't expecting it, as i hadn't been online, so recieved before i had seen her message saying she was sending to me lol

it really made my day, as it's normally bills that come in the post! iwas doing the housework when the postie knocked on the dooe with the goodies, i couldn't believe how many different ribbons were in there! i so wanted to stop doing what i was doing, and have a rummage there and then! but i managed to resist the urge to look til i had finished doing what i was doing.

i have now finished having a rummage, and found loads of gorgeous ribbons in there that i wanted! i had to be strict with myself as if i had my own way, i wouldhave had the lot!!! i am now going to have look through my own stash of ribbons and see what i want to part with in return. i'm hoping they will be useful to someone else, and they get some use out of them seen as i'm not using them all!

this is the first swap that i have taken part in, and i can't wait to part in more in the future - it's a really great way of acquiring different kinds of ribbons, fibers, lace e.t.c without having to go out and buy any.

i'm just hoping that there will be another embillishment swap, as there was one all ready up and running when i joined up with the CB forum - so i wasn't able to sign up to that one!! i never thought that a swap could be so exciting, and people that aren't into papercrafts wouldn't understand - put it such a great feeling!!

well i better end this post, as i need to make a start on sorting through my own ribbons, so that i can send the parcel of too Isabelle - as i'm hoping to re-send it tomorrow!! and the longer i leave it, the later it will get, and i will end up going to bed and not doing it - and having a mad dash tomorrow!

i hnope everyone out in blog land is fine, and having a great day

take care alll, and hugs to all too

Jodie xx


well i couldn't believe my luck today! i went onto he CB FORUM as someone had posted in my topic, and i wasn't expecting what i got - I HAVE WON THE BLOG CANDY OVER AT SALLY'S DAZE!!

i had completely forgotten that i had entered what with everything that has happened, and when i entered i never imangined winning!!! so maybe things are starting to look up sooner than expected!

i have definitely got no excuse now to get back making cards! and i can't wait for my candy to arrive!! i'm so excited at the min that i think i could burst any minute!! this is just what i could do with - it's a shame i can't win blog candy every day!!!

well fellow blogger i will end this post here, and wiill psot again soon hopefully with a new make too

take care, and hugs to all

Jodie xx

not been around

i thought that i would let everyone out in blogland know that i haven't been on since the begining of the month - due to being in hospital

it has been really horrible time for me, as not only have i not been able to make any cards while i was in hospoital, i was going through an awful time of gloom - and nearlly died!!

i'm so glad to be back at home now, so that i can catch up on the CB forum, and do some more card making, as well as do some some blog hopping to see what has been happening in blogland while i have been away

i will not go too much innto detail about what i was going through as it is painful, and i'm sure you are not that interested in getting an essay onn my life lol.

well it started out ok, as me and the OH were trying for another baby, god's why we must be mad as i have got 4 children!! i eventually fell pregnant after a few months of trying, and we were both over the moon!! but i excitement was to be short lived! quite soon into the pregnancy, i was really ill and suffering from servere pain, so we trawled off the hospital thinking it would just be like normal and get told that it was a bad kidney infection or something - i have had kidney troubel since i was about 2, so that is what we were both expecting to here.

but we were oh so wrong!! after some tests, they found out i was having an EPTOPIC PREGNANCY, this is something that we were not expecting. we then later found out that i was having twins again, which just rubbed salt into the wounds!!! if not having an eptopic pregnany wasn't bad enough, i had lost the chance to have 2 children - i know thay technically they wern't fully formed, but they were still babies to me!

to top all that off, and to make things worse, i nearlly died! so bang went the theory of just having to saty in for a couple of nights, be given antibiotics, and then go home again until the next time!

i'm now back home, and healthy thanks to the amazing staff at DERRIFORD HOSPITAL, but they don't have a magic wand to cure the blue mood that i am due to everythig that has happened. it doesn't help that evry time i try to go out, so that i'm not cooped up all day, all i see are new mothers!! i know that i will get over it at some point, but the pain is so RAW!!!

i am tying to think positive, and hopefully it won't take too long until i am feeling a bit better mood wise

well sorry for the essay guys, i beeter end it there, and if i need to i will make further posts regarding this matter

take care everyone

Jodie xx