Monday, 25 May 2009

R.I.P 'Marmite' the hamster!!

Hi all!
I've not been blogging lately as I've been manically busy with commissions. I've just done some work for Leann Chivers, who will be on Ideal World tonight from 9pm using some of my samples. I've also been doing lots of projects & samples for Crafter's Companion and I had a C.C stand at last week's Great South Stamp show in Worthing. Hi to all of you who stopped by & said hello- we were very warmly recieved and I had a lovely day!!
Anyway, who, you may ask, is Marmite the (ex) hamster?? Well, a very close friend of mine has been having a bit of a hard time lately and ont op of everything else, the family's ageing hamster was on it's last legs. My friend said that she didn't know what to do when it died (She looked pretty horrified when I suggested a burial at sea, via the toilet) so before I'd really thought about what I was saying, I offered to make a coffin!!! My friend was thrilled with this, so I had no choice!! I had intended to make said coffin with time to spare but of course, forgot, so when I got the fateful call to say that Marmite had joined the giant hamster wheel in the sky, I had to get to work PDQ!
Here is the finished coffin- a fitting tribute to a well loved pet!!! (I'm pretty sure that when Sara Davies invented the Top Score & box maker, I don't think hamster coffins would have been on the list of possible projects!!!)

Saturday, 2 May 2009

A 40th Birthday card

Hi everyone!
I just wanted to share a card I have just finished. It was commissioned by my friend who's going to a party tonight. Nothing like doing everything last minute!! I have used a Bella stamp, my oval Nestabilities and a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background. I stapled the ribbon along the bottom edge and personalised it by printing the words out using the computer and matting onto some silver card.
I hope she likes it!