Friday, 27 September 2013

Where has the time gone?

Hello to all my fellow bloggers. I am so sorry to have been absent for what seems like an age but life takes over now and then and it takes a bit to get back into the swing.  Hopefully for me this is the start of getting into posting once more.

 I made a card yesterday for a lady who attends the "Good Companions Club" my mother goes to on a Thursday.  It was for a 95 year old but what did I do, sent it down with my mum and forgot to photograph it.  Really annoyed with myself as I had not made a card for a while.  I have made a few gift bags but not a card.  Anyway she was delighted with it and I have another two commissions for next week so better get the finger out and get them started.

Today I was rummaging through my last year's Christmas box and found a few toppers I had not used so today's offering is a simple card to get me into the swing.

It is an 8 x 8 Anna Marie Designs Gold Card, red spot card and Kanban topper and sentiment.  I added a few gold gems and there you are a simple Christmas card for the lazy person.  Sorry about the shine on the foil, bit difficult to get the right light to take a snap as it has been cloudy here all day.
My next attempts will be a bit more detailed as I love to use my dies and the cards are for a 90 year old and someone in their 70's and they tend to like that style.
I have been asked to demo a card next Thursday at the "Good Companions Club" so I will make up 10-12 kits so the ladies can join in.  I took some cards and gift bags down last week so they could choose what to make and this is the card they wanted to try to do.  I am pleased because it is relatively easy.
I will prepare a kit for each lady with all the die cutting and embossing pre-done and all they will have to do is assemble the card along with me.  I will take card, dies, embossing folders, eBosser, etc down just to demonstrate the card from start to finish.  If they enjoy the demo I will be asked to do a monthly visit trying different crafty bits, making boxes, gift bags, felt flower brooches and anything else I think up, but that's in the future I may not be asked back.
I have been browsing your posts but not commenting all the time but intend to remedy that starting tomorrow.  I am making some Me time an hour or so in the morning or at night.  I seem to have been at everyone's beck and call for weeks now so I am making time for myself.  Last Monday I my niece asked if I would take her and her boyfriend to the airport for a flight to Benidorm and guess what it was for 0630 flight and she wanted to leave at 0315.  My next door neighbour also asked if I could take her, her daughter and son to the airport on the same day and her flight to Benidorm was 0830, we left home at 0545 so it was a double trip.  It was only 20 minutes to Edinburgh Airport but at that time of the morning!!!!  Next time anyone asks I am doing something, well not for my niece she is special.
That is it for tonight, hope you are all well and crafting for Christmas or whatever. Oh by the way I wonder if anyone knows what happened to Heather's Happenings. she seems to have disappeared quite suddenly and I really enjoyed her blog.
Take care out there.
Wilma x x x


  1. Wilma so lovely to see your post of a gorgeous card it's such a cute image. I know what you mean about where has time gone, it's Friday again and another week gone.
    As for Heather what I can understand she closed her blog down, she posted a card and was talking about blog candy when she got a certain amount of followers half an hour later her blog was closed. She might restart it sometime soon we will just have to wait and see.
    You are so right to make me time for yourself, and when someone asks you to do airport runs you will have to be hard and say no.
    Look forward to see more gorgeous makes from you.

    Hazel xxx

  2. Great card Wilma, love the image of the dogs. I also love the card using all your lovely Dies, great colour combo.
    Know exactly what you mean about people needing your time. I don't mind sharing my time BUT latterly too many people are needing too much of mine.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia xx

  3. Hello Wilma, lovely to see you back and yes I guess you have to learn to say no!. it's not easy to do but I think you have to, you need time to do your thing.

    Love the card with the puppies it's so cute, and the gorgeously designed die card with the fabulous colours I also like. Take care of yourself, hugs Kate x

  4. This is lovely Wilma the puppies are so cute, glad to see you back :) Have a great weekend huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. lovely card Wilma, you always need me time.
    glad I do not drive.

  6. Adorable card Wilma such a sweet image ....nice to see you back


  7. Hi Wilma, so nice to see you back and crafting. I just love your cards, they are both so lovely. You are right about time flying by and before you know it you are Christmas crafting!! It doesn't seem that long ago since I was Christmas crafting and now I am doing it again. lol. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  8. Hi Wilma,
    this is a very lovely card. It really catches the eye its' very striking. Love the colours and the topper used.
    My you are such a busy lady, the trouble with you is your what my hubby says to me a girl that just can't say When people ask me at the drop of a hat to make a card I say yes, and then get flustered because I have too much on my work load.
    Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Hi Wilma,
    Love both of your cards, its nice to see you back. You must really learn to say no, you need time for yourself.

  10. Both cards are gorgeous, the puppies are so cute. Second card is very classy. xxx

  11. Hi Wilma
    Nice to have you back. Very cute card, lovely image.
    I don't mind helping folk who are equally helpful. With some of my family, its a one way street so Im not so obliging anymore.
    Good luck with your demo!
    Ang x

  12. Hi Wilma, nice to see you back. Love both your cards. Your ladies are going to love making this. Love from Christine xx

  13. Hi Wilma

    Two gorgeous Christmas cards. Love the pups snuggled in the chair on the first one!

    Hope you are having a good week - those airport trips sound very early in the day!! Hope you got some sleep at some point.

    Love Jules xx

  14. Hi Wilma, these cards are gorgeous! I love the pups, such a sweet image, Carole Z X

  15. Great cards Wilma, I'm sure your demo and kit will go down very well, love the use of dies and colour combo. The Christmas card is cute too.
    As for getting up so early for airport trips, yikes! I don't do mornings! It kills me getting up at 5 sometimes for work, mind you on the upside the traffic in Edinburgh would be light!
    Hugs Erika.