Couple of cards and Woohoo! My brother’s back in the UK

I’ve been too busy to stamp the last few weeks and especially so this week cos my big brother (elder of two younger, really) has come home from New Zealand. Since he’s no landline until he sorts out his phone/broadband/TV package, he’s been asking me to do a lot of research for him, which has meant lots of phone calls and surfing. Fun, but very time consuming and somewhat mind boggling. Good to have him home, though! It’s nice to have family here again…

I forgot to photograph the last couple of items I made, in my haste to get them out to the people concerned, one of which was my very belated Fun Swap, which turned out to be fun in the end. I’ve also sent out lots of Birthday cards and RAKs, though I really can’t remember which I did and didn’t upload.

I photographed a couple before I sent them – simple ones – so here they are.

This is a Twinklers background – not used them for years so this was one I had in my background stash – they were painted over mulberry paper, so give a marbled, glittery effect which is really nice. I wouldn’t recommend the stamp company, as this and the other one I bought from them are almost impossible to get a good impression from – I am tempted to name them, but I won’t! Words are from Stamp Camp – an A6 plate of them and I love them.

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Simple colouring of an About Art Accents Oriental image but it works.

oriental pink and black There’s a lot of text and background detail on this one but you can hardly see it. No matter how hard I tried to get a close up, it blurred. You’ll just have to take my word for it, he, he!

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What’s in your Garden…..?

I’m hosting an ATC swap and just did mine (they were due by the end of the month, so only one day late, lol – early for me!) so here they are. I’m not over impressed and really didn’t colour them well, at all. This was the second batch, too – I binned the first lot. WAY too lot and a long time since I stamped – amazing how you lose that ability to know what to put where when, if you don’t keep it up.

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U2 by phone…

Had a great evening.  My son – the little one (family joke cos he’s the tall one, really but younger) was in Barcelona to see U2 and he was so excited, he kept sending me texts while waiting outside the stadium, then when inside.  Just before Snow Patrol came on stage he sent me a last text to say be ready to get the phone because he wouldn’t say anything.  Then at 10.00, he rang and left his phone on, so I could hear the first four songs!  Wonderful – sadly, he cut me off because he was afraid of dropping his phone but I’ll forgive him.  Just hope he got back to the hotel safely cos he rang me later and the police shut the Tube station while he was speaking to me, leaving them a few miles from their hotel and not sure where they were!  Have to remember he’s a big boy, now….  Not long till August and the  Sheffield Concert!