Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Your favourite Scoreboard poll

I have got most of these but will be undertaking a really big move and need to reduce my craft tool by quite a bit, but can not decide what needs to stay and what needs to go. It will also help me know what you prefer and base the Step-by-Step demo's I hope to publish soon on.

There will be many more of these polls to follow on all sorts of craft tools, so if you are thinking of buying something soon and would like to know what the rest of us think is the best product out there let me know and we can vote on it.

Welcome Card from Debby at Hit

Thank you for this beautiful card Debby, I love the way you created a frame around the focal point using a die cut.

Special message

The message below was sent to my by a very special friend, Amanda.
It made my cry and feel good at the same time.

A very special message


This is great, take a moment to read it, it will make your day!

The ending will surprise you.

Take my Son

A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art.

When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while rescuing another soldier. The father was notified and grieved deeply for his only son.

About a month later, just before Christmas, there was a knock at the door. A young man stood at the door with a large package in his hands.

He said, 'Sir, you don't know me, but I am the soldier for whom your son gave his life. He saved many lives that day, and he was carrying me to safety when a bullet struck him in the heart and he died instantly. He often talked about you, and your love for art.' The young man held out this package. 'I know this isn't much. I'm not really a great artist, but I think your son would have wanted you to have this.'

The father opened the package. It was a portrait of his son, painted by the young man. He stared in awe at the way the soldier had captured the personality of his son in the painting. The father was so drawn to the eyes that his own eyes welled up with tears. He thanked the young man and offered to pay him for the picture. 'Oh, no sir, I could never repay what your son did for me. It's a gift.'

The father hung the portrait over his mantle. Every time visitors came to his home he took them to see the portrait of his son before he showed them any of the other great works he had collected.

The man died a few months later. There was to be a great auction of his paintings. Many influential people gathered, excited over seeing the great paintings and having an opportunity to purchase one for their collection.

On the platform sat the painting of the son. The auctioneer pounded his gavel. 'We will start the bidding with this picture of the son. Who will bid for this picture?'

There was silence.

Then a voice in the back of the room shouted, 'We want to see the famous paintings. Skip this one.'

But the auctioneer persisted. 'Will somebody bid for this painting. Who will start the bidding? $100, $200?'

Another voice angrily. 'We didn't come to see this painting. We came to see the Van Goghs, the Rembrandts. Get on with the real bids!'

But still the auctioneer continued. 'The son! The son! Who'll take the son?'

Finally, a voice came from the very back of the room. It was the longtime gardener of the man and his son. 'I'll give $10 for the painting.' Being a poor man, it was all he could afford.

'We have $10, who will bid $20?'

'Give it to him for $10. Let's see the masters.'

'$10 is the bid, won't someone bid $20?'

The crowd was becoming angry. They didn't want the picture of the son.

They wanted the more worthy investments for their collections.

The auctioneer pounded the gavel. 'Going once, twice, SOLD for $10!'

A man sitting on the second row shouted, 'Now let's get on with the collection!'

The auctioneer laid down his gavel. 'I'm sorry, the auction is over.'

'What about the paintings?'

'I am sorry. When I was called to conduct this auction, I was told of a secret stipulation in the will. I was not allowed to reveal that stipulation until this time. Only the painting of the son would be auctioned. Whoever bought that painting would inherit the entire estate, including the paintings.

The man who took the son gets everything!'

God gave His son 2,000 years ago to die on the cross. Much like the auctioneer, His message today is: 'The son, the son, who'll take the son?'

Because, you see, whoever takes the Son gets everything.


Please, forward this, and send it back to the one who sent it to you.

Do whatever you like, but remember that maybe 'one' of the people you might have taken the time to send this to, may be just the person who needs to hear this message. You have a choice to make.'

God Bless.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Another Welcome Card

Thank you Janet for this lovely card.

Welcome Card from Jackie B at Hit

I belong to a yahoo group called HeartintouchRubberstamps and I have received this lovely welcome card today.

Thank you Jackie.

Special Dedication to all Moms

A little tired today, feel as if you are not appreciated make them watch this a few time and mayby, just maybe then men and children in our lives will know what we feel like.
And also what most Dad say a day:

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Stampin Up Color Combo's


Try this link to help you decide what colors to use together.

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Friday, 24 October 2008

Must Have stamp for all Cardmakers

This is my favourite stamp to add to the back of all my cards at the moment. I got it from I brake for Stamps (http://www.ibrakeforstamps.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=3108&Category_Code=PHARHP) and Della the site owner is a really lovely and helpful lady.

It came all the way from America and I received it within 2 days of placing my order (better then from a lot of local online craft shops) with a lovely freeby and excellent aftersales services.

Thanks to Della and her team.

Go have a look at the rest of the stamps, they are the best stamps I have bought recently.

My Photobucket

Here is a link to my photobucket site were you can have a look at hoe my cardmaking progressed through the years.
Feel free to go into the folders and have a good look around.

Card I made Today

Here is a card I made Today the papers came from http://www.papercraftinspirationsmagazine.co.uk/page/papercraft?catname=/FREE%20papers. Do go and have a look at some of the other papers and template.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Welcome to my blog

Wow, never thought I would blog but hey here I am telling you all about me, my day and what I have been up to.