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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Wednesday 1 January 2014

WOYWW....Happy New Year!

Morning all and a very Happy New Year.

I'm finally back from my travels and while I was away I found this little cupboard for sale in a Euro shop for the extravagant price of 1 whole Euro!!!!  Well, I couldn't leave it there at that price now could I!

And so that's what's on my desk at the moment while I try to decide what to do with it!

I got back to find a package with new stamps from Sam Poole at Creative Studios waiting for me.  A lovely surprise to come home to.  Here's my first play with them.

The set is called "Doodle Butterflies" and I've posted a step by step on the Creative Studios DT Blog.

I've also chosen a winner of the blog candy, the name is on the previous post so do check and get in touch with me if you've won.

Sad news if anyone has been following the story of Dr. Gonzo, the kitten.  In spite of my daughter's best efforts to keep the little chap alive, his back end became paralysed and so I'm afraid, that he had to be put to sleep.  They would have tried anything but his digestive tract was also affected so there was no hope.  On a brighter note, she and her partner got engaged last month and have another kitten to care for.

Well, that's about it for this week.  Until next time, have a fab week and thanks for your visit.


Belinda Basson said...

That card is really stunning. Sorry to hear about the kitten, but so pleased to hear of the upcoming wedding (I know they only just got engaged...but the wedding is next!)Congratulations! #11

Darnell said...

Absolutely stunning card, Pam! I love the intricate details! And that little cupboard, no, you certainly could not pass it up!! Well done!! Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell #8

Jackie said...

Happy New Year Pam
Like your purchase..... Look forward to seeing what you do with it!!!!
Congratulations on your daughters engagement !!!!
Hope the new kitten gets on ok
Jackie 13

Karin said...

Beautiful card and love the colour of ep you've chosen.
Happy New Year
Karin #30

shazsilverwolf said...

Happy New Year Sam. Gorgeous card, love how you've curled the butterflies wings. The colour is stunning. So sad about the kitten, but we do have to accept sometimes that letting them go is the only way to save them from suffering. Congrats to them on their engagement, and the new kitty. Have a great Wednesday, Hugs, Shaz #32 xx

Anne said...

Happy New Year. Look forward to seeing what you do with the cupboard. I didn't know the story re the kitten but sad that it had to be put to sleep. Anne x #36

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What lovely news to hear that your daughter got engaged, great way to start 2014! Poor little kitten, but some things are just not meant to be......
Loving your new arty stuff, bet you're going to have a fun time with that little lot!!
Happy New Year :-)
Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

glitterandglue said...

Happy New Year, Pam. That card is lovely - well done. What ever are you going to produce after lots of practice if that is your first try with the set??! Great little cupboard - have fun deciding its future look.
Margaret #12

Tertia said...

Love the card! So sorry to hear about the kitten, at least you know that you did everything within your power to try and save it.
Happy New Year and happy WOYWW!
Tertia #22

Lea.H said...

you got lucky with that little cupboard - its very cute! cant wait to see what you do with it! happy new year Lx

Monica said...

And life goes on.
Great card and start for a new year or continuation of the last!
Monica 15

Julia Dunnit said...

Grear news on the engagement, how thrilling! Poor little dr g, but no doubt at all that he couldn't have had better care. Get you doing DT work while some of is are still contemplating tidying up! Happy New Year!

Art Joy of Sharing with Peg and Shel said...

Sorry about your little friend. Love the card and great find. Happy 2014 Peg R #25

Claire Grantham said...

Happy New Year Pam. Love the box, too right bringing it home. Sad to hear about Gonzo the kitten, but happy news about the engagement and a new kitten to love. Cx #67

Cazzy said...

Happy New Year Pam and Happy WOYWW.

I see you have over 300 followers, did I miss the draw for the candy?
I have a growing collection of things I bought to alter and I should get on and do it, I have a cupboard too, and a music box among other things! Congrats on the wedding.

Cazzy x #41

Christine B. said...

Happy New Year Pam. Sorry to hear
about the kitten.
Love your little cupboard and your gorgeous card. Hugs x ChrisB