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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

The Sun has got his hat on.........

hip hip hip hooray!!!!

The second day of sunshine and boy does it lift one's spirits!! Let's hope that Spring is really just around the corner, it has seemed like a long cold winter - and I live in London where it really isn't anywhere as bad as the rest of the country (I know everyhting grounds to a halt here but the only thing I can say is there are a LOT of people here to move about when the weather gets bad.

Anyway I digress from the main point of my post which is to show you what I've been up to. It does seem that all I have done since Christmas is cards and birthday stuff - I've got a few biggies this year. Sadly, although my Tim Holtz book arrived I didn't get messy in time to join in with the Tuesday Taggers theme last week, but I see that this week's theme is 'Swirls and Curls' and I have just finished a card for my sister's 50th next Sunday (the weekend away (more of that later) was an early celebration). I think it has the sufficient amount of chipboard and paper swirls, the hearts are embossed with them as well and even the flowers have been curled (a bit tenuous but.....) so this will be my entry for this week. Don't you just love it when things come together? This week is sponsored by CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS one of my favourite stamp suppliers so there is a chance of a prize as well!!



It was also my friend Georgina's 60th birthday and I made her a little exploding box a few weeks ago when trying this project out with my mum. My mum described something she had seen on telly and I think the original came idea came from Linda Mason, but I also had advice from my friend Joan who made a beautiful example last year, which was a help as otherwise I probably wouldn't have know what mum was on about (bless, she is 76). When I made it I didn't realise it was a really special birthday for Georgina so there are no numbers on it - but hey, who wants to be reminded?





I made this picture frame for another friend of mine who is a card maker and who comes over every week or so for a couple of hours crafting and a chat (She usually crafts I chat lol, no wonder nothing ever gets done). I made a large mirror in this style last year and have it hanging in my hall (about the only bit of artwork of mine I do have on display!!) and she admired it so I made a smaller version for her, supposedly for Christmas. Well she got two presents this year as I've only just finished it. I have used stampboard as I love the deep colours you can get with inks and the etching effect that can be achieved. The picture in the middle is just for decoration as it will take a photograph, unfortunately I don't have one of the two of us which would be nice.



Of course what has really made me happy this week is the delivery of my shiny new car - it's been a long wait but it's here at last and although public transport has been excellent it will make life a bit easier to have wheels again. One of the reasons we didn't get away in the end this weekend was because the car hadn't arrived. However we had a great girly day out instead at the Westfield shopping centre - we even visited the champagne bar (hic!).



Right, back to crafting!!!

17 comments:

Maureen said...

Love all those pieces Cindy and of course the car ( I must have a go at an easel card, they look good - drive safely - maureen x

PatR said...

Love your fabulous creations and your shiny new car. Thanks so much for joining TT this week and good luck.
Pat xx

Yvonne said...

Beautiful card. One day I will do an easel card. One day , lol

Avril Ann said...

WOW Cindy, 1st in for our Challenge this week, well done, your projects are awesome, as is the car, lucky girl, thank you so much for playing with us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

xxNikkixx said...

your projects are gorgeous....thanks for joining us at Tuesday taggers this week...hugs Nikki xx

georgina said...

well i have to tell everyone the exploding box from Cindy was a wonderful surprise and i love it,and Cindy the new car is fab,be safe, luv Georginaxx

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful work thrilling to 'discover' you! and if you cannot get curly and swirly at 50 when can you! Thank you for joining in with us at TT this week, good luck.

Sally H said...

Hi Cindy
You have been busy. Your card for TT is stunning! I love the colours. I also love your box, but your gorgeous frame is breathtaking! I too have a new car. managed to find a craft shop to drive it to at the weekend! Well, I needed to see what it could do on the A1 and it would've been a waste of fuel otherwise!!!

Jill said...

Really love your card Cindy! Oooh great new car as well. Thanks for joining in TT this week. Jill

Emma - Independent SU! Demonstrator said...

Love them all Cindy. Thanks for joining us on TT's Emma xx

Teri said...

What a lot of lovely swirly-curliness!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Taggers this week hun.
Hugs,
Teri x

whatspeaks2myheart said...

Great stuff, Cindy! Thanks for getting swirly and curly with us at TT this week! Paula

Clarky J said...

Brilliant Cindy - love them all but as I love Georgina so much I think the exploding box is fab xx Janet TT

VBR said...

I enjoyed visitng your blog and checking out all of your lovely work!

Sheng said...

Oh golly, what gorgeous work. I love the opened box with the flowers. So lovely. Thanks for playing with us at TT this week.

WendyK said...

Some fabulous work Cindy

DF - Heidi said...

lovin that box and frame

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