Thursday, 18 June 2009

Back from hols

Been back from Turkey a couple of days now and i find myself struggling with quite a few things... the weather for one!
We didn't have a good holiday, far too stressful and i've got a sore throat and cold sores!!!! never had one before, ever!
My car has gone back, so i'm stuck at home... gggrrrr! daren't ask when i might get another one as we are spending far too much at the moment on the wedding.... have i mentioned before that we are getting married in september? and that leads to my next problem......
i've totally lost my mojo again and i've got to finish the invites yet! mojo is probably hiding in my craft room which i haven't been into since we got back!
right, got to stop feeling sorry for myself and get into gear and get things organised. hopefully the girls at craft club will help lift me back up tonight.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Thank You

Just wanted to show you all this lovely book made for me by my big sis Marion. Its my birthday soon and she wasn't sure if she will see me on the day so gave me this last night at craft club. The girls have been on at me to get the pics of Bonny scrapbooked, well now i don't have to, Marions done it for me. Hope you like as much as I do, I'll treasure it forever. Thanks sis.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Decided i will send this card to Dad for his birthday instead, no flowers so not so feminine, That shield was a bugger to cut out, don't think i will be doing that again in a hurry.
Will somebody please take my credit card off me...... I can't stop spending at the moment!
I will be back to tell you where i got the sketch from cos yet again I've forgotten! Found it. It was from truly scrumptious designed by Michele. I did alter it slightly but only a little.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Lovely weather

Hope everyone is enjoying this lovely weather we are having. I've been making the most of it, gardening or playing with the horses or both, and just too tired to craft at night!
I finally got round to using some of my new WOJ stamps, this is for my Dads birthday which is coming up in May. What do you think, is it too feminine?

stamps - all WOJ
coloured with distress inks and tombow pens
patterned paper - DCWV Old World stack
flowers - Prima
tea roses - Crafters Dream

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Started this card last Thursday at craft club, but i've only just got round to taking a picture because the flowers kept falling off. I've dumped my roll of Zots glue dots cos they just don't keep things stuck down!!! I much prefer silicon for sticking flowers anyway. I not totally happy with the swirl stamps on this i think they should have been inked in brown instead of black!
I did manage to get in the garden over the last two days... not that you can tell! I also found about 6 rabbit holes! flippin rabbits.... got to get them under control some how.
stamp - WOJ
paper - Basic Grey, Two Scoops
swirl stamp - can't remember!!!
coloured with distress inks
flowers from stash

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Happy Easter

I hope the rain manages to stay away today cos i want to get out in the garden, get some weeding done and some seeds to plant.
Have a lovely Easter, what ever you're doing.

The sketch for todays card came from Tiets blog again, i just love her work.
stamp - Whiff of joy
sentiment - Stampin' up
papers - K & Co
flowers - Crafters Dream
coloured with distress inks and sakura stardust pen on her wings.

Thanks for the lovely comments everyone has left, it really means a lot :o)
Check out Jodi's fab blog candy, theres a link on my sidebar. take a while to look at her great blog too.

Friday, 10 April 2009


Just had to post this, Marion took it a couple of weeks ago. who looks more proud...her or me????

Thank you

Thought i would post this lovely thank you card i received from Marlene last week. Hope you're feeling better after your trip to the dentist!!!!!!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Just a little card i made last week at home, because craft club was'nt on. Marion and I played with our new Stampin' up goodies instead. The colours look a little washed out on Daisy, they really do match the papers in real life. The sketch is from Lim on spoonful of sugar challenge blog last week. Love it and will definately use this one again.

Stamp - Daisy, Sugar Nellie
Papers - Dovecraft
Pearls and brads - Stampin' up
Circles - Nestabilities

I got some really good news this week, we (Bonny and I) passed level 1 in Parelli. We've got a long way to go to get level 2, but i'm really enjoying this journey.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Stamp with us challenge

Stamp with us goes live, they set their first challenge today. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone does with the sketch. This is the first challenge that I've entered, I'm not sure if I've over done it, but hey ho, it's done now. really enjoyed playing with the sketch, thanks ladies.

Stamps- stampin' up, garden whimsey
ink - stampin' up stampin pad, lavender lace
circles and oval - nestabilities
flourish - borderabilities from spellbinder (somebody correct me if i'm wrong)
patterned paper - from stash
flowers - flora doodles, prima, tea roses from Crafters Dream

Finally got to take another picture of this card. Amy has taken Omer to York today and as taken my camera with her! so i had to find out how to get pictures off my mobile... what do you think?? mobile or camera, which pics are best?
stamp is windswept from sugar nellie
coloured with distress inks and watercolours
paper is making memories
flowers from flora doodles and prima

Friday, 27 March 2009

Yay, i managed to get 2 cards finished today. I can't remember where i got the sketch from... if anyone recognises it please let me know so i can give credit where it's due. My camera has started acting up, for some reason it is only downloading half the photos i take, so i can't show the other one yet. i will try another memory card later. Got to go now and walk the dog, feed the horses etc.

Thursday, 26 March 2009


sorry i haven't posted since monday, just not had time to do anything crafty due to work, life etc. This morning my demo kit from stampin' up came, yay! and my new whiff of joy stamps.... so now i have so much new stuff i don't know where to start. so i thought i would post some pics of cards i made a little while ago with the Joanna Sheen cds. the bottom one was for a challege we did at club, we all had to design and teach a class.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Monday, Monday...

Got the monday morning blues today! mainly because we were supposed to be going to Scotland for a few days today, but that got cancelled due to Denis not being able to arrange his appointment with a certain person! Maybe next week.

Did manage to get some colouring in done today with my new stamps, but i haven't put anything together yet! won't be tomorrow either cos i will be at anni's helping with a workshop. If anyone from club wants me to pick anything up from anni's, let me know.
Thought i would post this picture of my other love....

Friday, 20 March 2009

At club yesterday i got this card finished for my mum for mothers day, had a laugh there as usual, we've not been for a couple of weeks so it was good to catch up with everyone. The sketch was provided by sketch saturday, i know i will be using this one again! I apologise for my skewed picture, must improve my photography skills.

My new sugar nellies arrived today, with a little freebie stamp as well, so i hope to be showing them off soon.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

well i finally got around to adding a picture! this is the only one that turned out well, the others were a little blurred in places. i did 4 designs with the free papers from making cards mag. all for alison to send to the soldiers.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Sorry i didn't get back and post a pic yesterday, i will try to get it done today. Donna came up last night and is walking a lot better, she went back to work yesterday, so thats a good sign.
catch you later

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Happy St Patricks Day

Got a few cards made yesterday, i'll post a pic later as i'm off for acupuncture soon

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Not a good day!

well I was having a good day till Donna my niece fell off Rocky..... i'm waiting now to find out if theres any damage done.
Today started off so well, oakley walked and fed, horses fed and 2 lots of washing pegged out all before 9am. Paula our riding instructor got our level 1 auditions put on youtube, so now i can send the paperwork to Parelli. It was such a lovely day, so i was hoping for a ride this afternoon. I did manage to have about 5 minutes before donna fell off. Also managed to get some colouring in done that i'm actually happy with so i will try to get some cards finished tomorrow. Must get my mothers day card done as well!!!

Saturday, 14 March 2009

First day

well this is my first post, i hope it's not going to be my last!

This is oakley, one of my babies. I never thought i would be the owner of a rotty, but after a break in at home he was the second thing we got, the first was obviously a new tv. love him to bits!
I'll be posting some pictures of my crafting as soon as possible