Friday, 25 April 2008

Good luck chick...

Good luck on Tues Danielle..3rd driving test, this time you will reverse round the corner like a professional. Then you will be on a roll ...offered a place at northumbria uni...I am really proud of you . xxxxx


 not been anywhere tropical, just time off from work. Chasing up numerous letters...writing letters, updating bank stuff, you know the usual. Spent all tuesday digging the garden, its lovely soil, the sort alan titchmarsh would envy.. but all the same i could hardly walk the next day !! Any whoooo, made some more cards for my mil, and she texts me sometimes to slot a few extras in... here they are.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

...and some post-it keyrings

I got the inspiration for these from Stampin academy ... angie is one clever lady check her blog out here...

Harry's card...

More cards for my MIL

These are some of the cards i have made for my mil to give . One for Sean my bil , one for Harry her grandson (my nephew) on his first birthday

Katharina's Blog Candy

Hi Guys before i list my recent cards I must just mention the fantastic blog candy that katharina is giving away. just check her out here I need to add her to my blog roll but i am stiill not great at creating links, but i will give it a whirl !!

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Baby Girl Card

thought it was about time i used this yummy and oh so cute magnolia stamp...

My Sketch Book

I thought it would be a good idea to make a little note book to keep all these lovely sketches i find when i am blog hopping because i can never remember them when i

get down into my den..


HELLO...just posted my entry to cute card thursday.... if keep having a go i never know...Well , at last the siberian temps seems to have lost there grip, but a lovely start to the morning ended in a blustery rainy afternoon. So, off down the garden i meandered to my little summerhouse..its warm and cosy and i had chance to make a few things. So many birthdays this month..9 dads just gone ..25th march ) dd2 on 6th april, fil on 4th and michelle who is good friend and god-mother to my two on the 5th. But , dd2's friend sam shares the same day, and dd2 is off to laser quest with her on sun. so, i made a little something for her, which came in handy for ccthurs too ! I have also created a little note book to go with, hope sam likes it.


Hello...this is my entry to cute card thursday #3 people...i missed last weeks but there sure seems to be some really purdy candy on offer on this blog. great stuff girls..keep it up !

Wednesday, 19 March 2008


I have spend seemingly hours mooching on various blogs to try and decide what is the best way of colouring in your images ...copics look lush but are expensive... prisma i cannot seem to be able to purchase in uk , so from where?..and the need sansador ,dont they and stumps..?? some one sugested koh-i-noor woodless, on the same principle or do i go for watercolour crayons like the lovely liz uses in pink petticoat and buy some inkjet fixative?? aaarggghhhhh! the more you look the more confused u get ! I would be curious to know what yoy folks would recommend !? Lis :)

anniversary card

just a quick always...i just wanted to show this pearl anniversary card i made for some good friends of ours Trev & Kath....30 years ... well done !

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Cute Card Thursday

This is my entry for this lovely new blog. I will enjoy following it as cute is just my taste. There is some v. v. talented people and it lovely to spend time blog hopping and gain a little inspiration. I am still quite a novice and havent totally got the ang of adding links and stuff but.. i will, and i can list lots of yummy blogs i have found while i have been mooching. Thanks girls.

DD1'S note pad

I made a cheap and cheerful notepad into a little giftie for DD1 as she needs to keep a record of her ours at her weekend job , she hasnt been there long, but i am sure the new management would fiddle his granny! its really heart breaking when a hard working 17 ( nearly 18 yr old )just wants to work and cant get the hours! Hopefully she will pass her test third time lucky ( what do you do when you cant reverse round a corner? ) she has saved her hard earned and bought a little run around, so world will open up to her, and she could find real employment a little futher afield.

Dads Birthday

well .. what can i say.. where have i been..? lots of extra hours at work, and all the ever increasing mundane housework and errands as usual . tbh i didnt think it was that long. One trick is to get on pc between everyone else. DH has bought DD2 her own world of warcraft account for her birthday on 6th April. so with DD1 doing her myspace organising her social life.. and DD2 , i cant get beeping on most of the time. Of course there is our pc but DH has wow permanently onthere ... living breathing the game . those of you out there who have the same problem having a wow gamer in the family feel my pain. lol!

Any how Dads birthday on 25th of march so heres his card , i am safe ,they dont blog, well not yet... trying to get Mum started for the bengal cats they own, show and breed .

Thursday, 13 March 2008



Friday, 15 February 2008

My first challenge !!

These I have made for Katharina's Blog Challenge...I have never entered before just admired from afar , but the blog candy tempted me to have a go. I am not sure how to add links and that yet, so forgive me if I get it wrong...... I have done two cards for this following the sketch. I hope you like them. :)

Charlottes 18th card

This one I made for Danielle's friend Charlotte, who is 18 tomorrow. Happy Birthday Charlotte !

Where does time go ?

I can't believe its two weeks since i last blogged !! I have been doing extra shifts to cover holidays of the lady I job share with, and I am often v. tired at the day. Anyway I have used some down time to make a few cards.....This is one for Caroline's friend Claire.

Thursday, 31 January 2008

And finally...

I made these from my qvc tsv. Paper nation, really quite cute

Busy, busy, busy

These are made with my new cuttlebug and my ellison bargains i got off their web site sale, especially the monkey tales alphabet set. Made in the stylie of one I made for my Mum-in-law for ryan (my step-son her grandson .confused?)


Only two posts in and I am already slacking, vowing to keep my blog up to date... Where does time go? However have managed to make some cards when not at work. This one was for my daughters friends 16th birthday. Made with pinkpetticoat papers (which i luuurve!)and lola rose images

Monday, 21 January 2008

New Year in Scotland

As promised a jazzy header ... not very craft orientated but its a start. hey, i must be getting the hang of things.. a header, a counter, and some tunes. My girls do laugh at me, but although i am not a technophobe i became the owner of a p.c .only 6 years ago.I try telling my two that i.t. studies didn't exist when I went to school. Hey-ho, at least it entertains the little darlins, LOL !Anyway the point of my title was its a pic yours truly took in Scotland over the New Year. DH and I love to go there , and the snow was so beautiful. I am not an expert photographer , I just point and click, but if I do say so myself they aren't bad . I have promised myself to try and take more pics this year, as I have stumbled on the blogs of some talented ladies who have what it takes with the old camera... one lady in particular is Kirsty Wiseman, who's blog is a great read, so along with some very talented card-making gals out there, they finally gave me the inspiration to do a blog myself. So hopefully i will get down to putting some of my card creations on here, and joining in a few dares....and if you are still awake after that ...well done !

Friday, 18 January 2008


Well, here it is . after weeks of deliberation...a blog of my own. Where to start...Mmmmmm. The best place to start is at the beginning. I am a 39 year old mum of two teenage girls, married to John(for two and a half sweet years)...and i am passionate about cardmaking!! Anyways.. plan is to join in with all this technojumble and hope i get the hang of it! I guess with a little guidance from my girls on which button does what i will get there and things will take shape. LOL! There is so many talented people out there, with breathtaking creations, I haved mooched for many an hour . Maybe one day i will pluck up the courage to join in . So, heres to my first instalment, I willbe back, as they say, with more about me ... and maybe a little bling for my header. Tooodles !

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