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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Chips and butterflies

Hi all,

After being MIA for a little while, I went away for a few days to stay with some friends of ours- people that are very special and dear to me, and I had a great time.  We played poker, (I was the winner!) ate out for breakfast and took time over a Costa coffee, went to see 21 Jump Street at the cinema, and had a brilliant catch up.

I always leave feeling a little tired, but so so happy that I have such great friends. 

As you can see ... I am getting snap happy with Instagram!! It has just been released on Android, and I am having a lot of fun!  I am really thinking of investing in a decent camera, but for now, this is scratching the proverbial photographic itch so to speak!!

I now have one full time week left at the cafe, and so am feeling back to the task of card making :)  Finally!!  I am really looking forward to having my time back to focus on paper and glue!   Project #1:   I am about to start making some wedding signs for a campsite wedding at the end of the month, so watch this space .......

I purchased the butterflies via Belle Beau- they are a great company who make decorative frames ... and although there are a huge amount of butterfly dies on the market- I knew that Belle Beau offered them in the paper design I wanted.  I think they will be just right for the project.  Right, best get to it ... time is a flying ....

Catch you all soon X


  1. Hello my dear Shelly,
    Well done on your poker win! I've only ever won at poker once - my VERY first game, when I didn't have a clue what I was doing, was more than a little 'tiddly', and just made it up as I went along! ;-)
    Excited to see what the butterflies will turn in to!
    Have a great last week!

  2. So am I!! That's half the fun of a new project!! I have made a start on the wood (old floor boards) and some paint, and so far, so good!

    I even managed to not paint either my clothes, or the office floor! So that was a result!

    Hope you enjoy your week too X

  3. Hi, thank you for the lovely comment on my knitted mitts :) You have a lovely blog here, gorgeous makes... those butterflies are so pretty, can't wait to see what you do with them!

    Happy crafting,

    Louise xx


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