Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Tuesday Taggers - Anything Goes

Hi all

Gonna be short and sweet this week cos I'm struggling a bit.  You know I told you about Liams wedding a while ago, what I didn't tell was that my husband Alan had a heart attack 6 days before the wedding and since the wedding my eldest son has been very ill and Alan had another two heart attacks last thursday.  I hate coming on here moaning but could do with a little of that TLC that you crafting bloggers are so wonderful at giving. So if you've time send me a few positive vibes this week x

On with the business in hand

The challenge for this week at TT is Anything Goes and as I have had such a tough time recently I indulged myself this week and only made things for me, no design work or challenges, just me doing what I wanted to do with the new stamps I bought at the show. Didnt buy much but did treat myself to some lavinia stamps and then just used them the way their designer uses them but with a brushed background instead of brayering.

I so love these stamps but am going to have to work on using them in some of my own designs, cant just copy the designs no matter how wonderful they are.

My lovely friend Janet ran the stamping club at the Stampman as well this week, showing us her version of a masterboard which I enjoyed tremendously and had another go when I got home using some stamping up stamps

I thoroughly enjoyed doing my own thing - ish.  Hope you do too!
Hope you have a week of peaceful days
x Michelle


Fiona said...

So sorry to hear about your husband Michelle. I know how worried you must be, my dad went through the same thing. Wishing you both all the best and hope Alan is being well cared for (Have heard nothing but praise for ITU wards) and is soon on the mend.

Fiona said...

Ooops, forgot to say, fantastic cards-absolutely beautiful.

Netty said...

Your new stamps and all your cards are wonderful. Your crafting is always a joy to see.
Am so sorry about your news and am sending you zillions of hugs. You and your family will be in my prayers. Annette x

Clarky J said...

sending you those positive vibes my friend and wow loving those cards the Lavinia ones -wow and I do not think they are the same as Traceys at all! Loving those masterboard cards too I get a buzz when I can inspire you as its far more often the other way around xx

Happy Days said...

Sorry to hear that life has been less than fair to you lately. I hope things pick up soon.

I love your little indulgence this week, beautiful creations. x

themessycraftroom said...

Sorry to hear your having troubles. Hope things pick up soon, Love your cards as usual. I adore the fairy ones. Hugs x ChrisB

debby4000 said...

Sending huge hugs to you Michelle and hope the coming weeks improve for you and your family.
Love the wonderful creations.

Paula said...

Beautiful creations.
hope life improves for you all soon.

She said...

Oh Michelle, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he is on the mend, do look after yourself also. Sending positive vibes and big hugs to you. I can only echo the comment on how good the ITU units are........we wouldn't have my dad now if it wasn't for them. Love, love your cards........especially the Fairy. Take care. S xx

Teri said...

Sending you HUGE vibes hun! Life really sucks sometimes when it throws all that horrible stuff at you. Hope everyone pulls through! Take care of yourself too hun, oh and fab projects by the way. Loving those fairy silhouettes.
BIG hugs,
Teri x

Meggymay said...

Sending you love and hugs and hope every day will be better than the one before.
The cards are gorgeous.
Yvonne xx

Carol said...

Hugs and positive vibes on their way x

Gorgrous cards and hope the men in your life recover soon

anne bebbington said...

Sending you all (((((Hugs))))) - you know where I am if you need me xxxxx

lisa said...

Sending you lots of hugs and some of that fairy magic, Michelle. You know I'm thinking about you all.
You've definitely being having the right therapy by crafting just for yourself and these are stunning. The Lavinia cards are gorgeous and you have made them your own.
The orange and blue flowers have blown me away. What a fantastic colour combo.
Take care of yourselves and hope to see you soon.
Hugs Lisax

Cazro said...

I love your cards, you inspire me! I am so sorry to read of your son and your husband's illnesses, I am sending warm wishes sprinkled with lots of healing fairy dust.
Big hugs all improves soon in your life.

Netty said...

Hi its me again Michelle, I know this isn't a great time for you but want you to know I have left an award for you on my blog, so when you are more up to it I do so hope you will accept it.
Hugs Annette x

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Michelle,

Am so sorry to hear about your husband and son. Sending you huge hugs and very positive vibes and hope that you are looking after yourself too. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous and good for you, indulging yourself and only making items for you. Take care and try to keep smiling.

Denise xxxxxx

georgina said...

well my dear,VIBES are always sent to you word of honour!!!!! and the cards are so wonderful, luv them, luv Georginaxx

PatR said...

Love all your fabulous creations Michelle, they are wonderful as always.
My dear friend I am so sorry to hear what a rough time you and your family have been having lately. Sending you loads of good vibes and plenty of big hugs too.

Maria Matter said...

oh Michelle, you been having an awful time of things...I'm so so sorry to hear about your husband & son! Sending hugs & prayers for health, healing and peace over your family!!!

Gorgeous cards!! This craft of ours certainly can be good therapy, glad you took some time to craft just for you!
Take care hun!
hugs & blessings!

IsaNorris said...

sending lots of hugs and love and wishes your way xxxxoooxoxoxoxoxox
your card is amazing by the way
isa xx

Artyjen said...

Biggest of hugs and plenty of vibes are winging your way :)
xoxo Sioux

melody said...

i've so missed seeing your creations! wow...........those fairy cards are gorgeous...simply GORGEOUS!
and the last one..is..so elegant ~ beautiful work chickie

craftimamma said...

Firstly Michelle, all your cards are beautiful. I love the Lavinia stamps and have quite a few but sadly almost unused as yet. Good for you taking some 'me' time.

Now the really important stuff! I am so sorry to hear of all the stress and worry you have been going through. I have been having terrible trouble with Blogger over the past few weeks and it has been taking me so long to perform the simplest function and sometimes not allowing me to comment at all so I've only just managed to get here. I do hope there is some improvement by the time you get to read this and I'm sending a huge cyber hug along with lots of love and positive thoughts.

Take care lovely lady.

Lesley Xx

Ildiko said...

I love the whole set, Lavina stamps are brill I only got few of them but love 'em

PS:I hope Alan and your son is much better by now, I was here(on your blog)so long ago I missed out on the news.