Friday, 9 April 2010

To be sick or not to be sick....

...that is the question. Well, not really the question, more like the big gloomy cloud I've got hanging over my head. To explain- my sister had this awful vomiting virus over the Bank Holiday when she was staying at my Mum's. She then passed it on to her partner. Now I was supposed to be seeing my sis and my Mum the day my sis got sick so we cancelled and me, thinking I was being careful, "quarantined" my Mum and said, I won't see you for a few days in case you get it. So Mum came to stay with me on Wednesday instead, us thinking there's no way she's going to get it after that amount of time. What happens? Thursday morning she's being violently sick!!! So history tells us I'm about to get it too!!! I've been getting tummy twinges but I'm not sure whether they might be psychosomatic!! I hate being sick so the thought of getting this thing is making me very uneasy!!! Keep your fingers crossed for me!!

So onto an update on my craft room! I've finished painting it and have nearly sorted all my stash out now. I was going to leave taking photos until I'd done some crafty creations to put on my walls but I think I'll show you how it looks next week with any luck and can do photos of what I've made at a later date.

Here are some more of my Craft for Life cards that I made before we moved just to keep you interested (hopefully!!)

I love this little Penny Black transparent stamp, it's so cute. I coloured the mice with watercolour pencils and added some highlights with brush markers. The paper was just an old freebie scrap from a magazine. The embossed strip is a Cuttlebug Spots and Dots folder. I added a sticker sentiment.

A close up of the little mice!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Penny Black); Watercolour pencils; Brush markers; Nesties; Cuttlebug folder; Paper (freebie); Assorted cardstock; Flower (Ebay); Brad (Woodware); Sticker sentiment (Papermania)

Yes, another Penny Black transparent stamp! Again, coloured with watercolour pencils. The paper is another freebie.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Penny Black); Watercolour pencils; Paper (freebie); Assorted cardstock; Punches (Woodware); Rub on (Papermania); Gem (Lakeland)

I love this stamp so much! It always makes me laugh when I see it! I definately agree with this sentiment! This stamp is by Stampendous and coloured with copics. The sentiment comes with it. The paper is from a set by Papermania.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Stampendous); Copics; Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Nesties

And my last card of the day is this birthday card featuring stamps from a Hero Arts cupcake set. I've coloured with copics and added hundreds and thousands using Liquid Pearls to give it a 3D effect. I outlined the sentiment with Stickles. This paper is also from a birthday Papermania set.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Hero Arts); Copics; Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Stickles; Liquid Pearls

So I hope you've enjoyed your visit. It's taken me ages to do this post as BT cocked up the transfer of our phone line so we don't have Broadband at the moment- this is also the reason I haven't visited any of your lovely blogs plus the move has taken up most of my time. We are hoping to have Broadband next week so I really hope to show you the photos of my new craft room and maybe the week after actually have the time to do some crafting!!!!

Take care for now x


Holly said...

oh what a fun group of cards you have here Stephanie! Love them all, but I think the cupcake one may be my favorite - it might be because I'm hungry! Hope you avoid catching the virus!

Sue said...

Hi Steph
wow what a gorgeous collection of cards, stunning hun. Oh i hope everyone is feeling better, its a nasty bug going round, my sue has been off with it, she was spose to be comming to Ally Pally with me 2moro, but to poorly, sue,x

mckinkle said...

Hello Steph! So lovely to see you back even if you havent had much chance to craft just yet!

I do hope you dont get the tummy bug and I hope your Mum has fully recovered.

Look forward to seeing your new craft room, I am sure it will be amazing!

Keryn x

Liz, said...

Hiya, fabby set of cards, love those little PB mice. Lucky you getting a craft room organised. I trail from a hall cupboard to the dining table!

Hope you don't get the bug.

Liz x