Saturday, 3 October 2009

Ian's Home

Good Evening bloggers, just to let you all know that Ian is now home, things went well but he's in a lot of pain with the procedure he had and he's not a happy chappy because he's got to go back into hospital in a fortnights time to have a stent hopefully when things settle and my mind is my own again, I'll be back adding my cards.

I would also like to thank everyone for all your support over the last two years.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Not been on in a while

Good Morning bloggers, once again I'm sorry for neglecting you all I will do my best to catch up on all your blogs.

For those who know about my husbands condition he is about to go back into hospital on Tuesday 29th to see if this other procedure please keep every thing crossed that it does work this time.

Here are a few parchment cards I've managed to do hope you like them.

Made this Dragon Parchment for my Brother ....he loved it

this parchment one was made for the forum challenge and I couldn't believe I won....

The eagle parchment was for my other Brother who's a tatooist but I don't think I coloured the eagles body very's more of a colouring parchment using my Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils in the same way you would use your parchment tools.
but he loved it......xx

I was just playing and thought I'd try to do more patterns to get some practice in so made these two, as you can see I added butterflies to the red one mistakes do happen lol.

Thank you for viewing my cards and blog

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Oh My what have I been missing the last few weeks........ Bev at All the things I love has got a fabulous blog candy which is a big "un" check out her blog not just for the blog candy but she is such and inspiration to all crafters.

Must do my catch up..........sorry for neglecting you all lately.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Orders as well as Playing .....

Evening everyone......hope you are all well.........things here are just the same so can't really give you anything exciting....apart from our New Asda's floor moves.....what a fright I got. I felt so sea sick I can tell you.

I've managed to get some orders done at last.........and yes it's the bookatrix and Car once again they are so popular .......I even got a freebie from Phil at Arty Farty.........he sent me the new Dashboard for the car....he said its not on the website yet but will be soon for those of you who have Colin Car...I've also manged to have a play too with my new stamps Whiff of Joy and the Tilda from the Sea that I won on Bev's Saturday candy.

I just have to put a verse on then it's finished. I used my Memories Slice Machine to do the flourish and heart.

I love making these Car's but they do seem to take forever

This is the Dashboard I got as a free sample from Phil at Arty comes in Brown and Black and I think it really finishes it off nicely.

Now for my water colouring .....I love doing these I find it so relaxing and I hope I've done them justice
I bought this cutie stamp from my local Arts and Craft shop

I just love this Whiff of Joy stamp. I think she's so elegant yet cute. I made it for my good friend Shirley from Sunderland as the other one I made her got all squished and damaged in the post.

This is my lovely Tilda in the Sea stamp that I won from Bev's Saturday Candy. She is soooo adorable (Thank you Bev and Heidi from Simon say's Stamps)
The papers I used are the Glitter Sweet Stack which I bought from the Papermill shop.

Thank you for taking the time to pop by

Monday, 6 July 2009

Update on Ian's procedure

Hi everyone not been on for a while, I've had loads of things going on so hopefully I'll catch up with my blog hopping when I come in from work tonight....

I would like to thank everyone for their emails and pm's regarding Ian's second procedure, I had to ring the Hospital this morning because Ian has gone over his fortnight and they told me that they have provisionally booked him into Hospital for 26th July, and will have his procedure on the 28th...just have to wait for confirmation if there's going to be a bed for him..
Hopefully all going well It will work this time.

Thank you for your kindness and support.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Whiff Of Joy cards ..... Finally

Hi Everyone,

Well hope you have all had a fabulous Saturday and weather has been good for's been warm but very dull here today......I finally used my Whiff of Joy Stamps that I bought a couple of weeks I thought I'd post my end result cards that I've managed to do.........Hope they are ok cos I'm still learning my waterclouring....really enjoyed doing these two.

Papers and flora doodles are from my local arts and craft shop but you can also get the flora doodles here with free delivery
Stamps used are Whiff of Joy from the Spring and Summer collection's - Whiff of Joy Stamps
Ticket Stamps used - Autumn collection - Hobby House

Thank you for viewing and enjoy the rest of your weekend

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

I Won Bev's Saturday candy.......

Ive not posted any cards for a while hopefully I'll get some done soon.

I've just popped on to share my lovely news that I won Bev's Saturday Candy.
Tilda in the sea stamp

Thank You Bev for all your inspiration, and thank you for letting us all have the opportunity to win your fabulous candy.

If you haven't seen Bev's Blog please hop over she is one talented lady, with so much inspiration to give.

Thank you again Bev, Heidi, and Simon Say's Stamps

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Water Colour Cards

Good Evening everyone hope your having a lovely Saturday

Well I thought I'd give my hand to some water colouring...I bought some stamps the other day from C&C the fairy doodles and wow they are lovely.......and a good size...when I became a member of C&C I got a £10 gift voucher so when I purchased the Fairy Doodle stamps I went for the multi buy and used my voucher so saved a few pennies.

I've also bought some stamps from the Whiff of Joy Stamps these are fabulous, but I think I need to practice my water colouring and buy some pretty papers before I attempt them.
(Sorry Bev not done them yet.)

So I've been having a little bit of a play today, to take my mind off Ian going into hospital tomorrow, (didnt' work)

Here are a couple from my Fairy Doodle cute are these.

These ones are a digi image from Sarah Kay..
I just love these they are sooo cute

Thank you for popping by
All comments are greatly appreciated

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Hospital and Card

Good Afternoon everyone.

Well we've finally been notified this morning that Ian has his admission date to go into Freeman for his hospital procedure........he's not pleased because it's this Sunday he goes in......he'll have tests done first with him being on Warfarin to get his RNI down to the right level...then he'll have his procedure. He thinks he'll only be in a couple of days but I think it will be more like two weeks.....bless he's waited since August last year to have this hopefully they'll sort it and make his life a little easier, since he had his intestines removed in 2007 you know he never complains ....he's my hero.

I've only got one card today that I finished last week another wedding bookatrix..Chocolate Brown this time .......I love doing these but when they are all the time I get a bit bored with them........I just want to play at times, I've got two wedding cars to do (Arty Farty Colin Car) well can't really grumble after all I'm making some pennies to put back into my craft kitty..

Thank you for taking the time to visit my Blog

Friday, 5 June 2009

What a lovely surprise.....

Good Evening everyone...........sorry not posted the last couple of days

Today when I came in from work I had a lovely surprise in the was a card from my very special friend Janeygrey from the forum.....a Thinking of You card how lovely was that....I thought I'd post it for you to see as she is a very talented crafter.......

Thank You Janey I'll treasure it

I also had another surprise.......well I was waiting for them Whiff of Joy and Ticket Stamps
After seeing so many beautiful cards made with these stamps and I must admit Bev inspired me I just had to have some.
so I'll be having a play with them (if I ever get the time)
I'm not going to say the finished cards will be any good when I've made them ......but hey I'll give it a try.

I went to Hobbie Craft Tuesday and was really disappointed....didn't think much of it. But I did manage to get a new guillotine

Thank you for dropping by have a lovely weekend.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Wow another award The Gift Of Love from the Lovely Louise The Lou-natic-Asylum if you haven't been over to see Louise's blog yet, pop over its full of fabulous things and inspiration
Thank You Louise for this award.....I have posted it with pride....

Most of you will already have these awards and maybe I'm breaking the rules but
I would like to share these two awards with everyone

who visits my blog after all it's a Gift of Love and I have a load of love to give, and the other one is for Best Blog Comment and you all leave such lovely comments on my work.. I also I think you all deserve them for your comments of encouragement and inspiration you give to others
So please accept them both with my love.

I almost forgot about this one Best Blog Comment Award It was given to me by Myra at myscardcorner a while ago and I totally forgot about it so Thank You Myra xx

All the blogs I've mentioned above are fabulous and it's well worth taking a look so pop over.

I was also nominated for Lemonade Stand Award from Shell at Shells Cards & Things
another fabulous blog so pop over and have a neb. I would like to thank Shell for thinking of me for this award, as I only received it the other day from Chris at A Wellnifty Place

So I'd like to say a Big Thank You Shell and Chris for great attitude and gratitude.

Hope you've had a lovely day and thank you for visiting my blog.


Good Morning Everyone, hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather

Just had to post this one before I went to work...........made a couple of mistakes so added a butterfly......hope you like's for my line manager at work.

Can any of you lovely parchment crafters give me any tips please to help stop my parchment from curling it would be so appreciated thank you.

Got to try to get my orders out of the way soon, I've another wedding book to do and two wedding cars..

so tomorrow if Ian is feeling well, I'm off to Hobby Craft for some retail therapy

Have a great day no matter what you do

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Good Afternoon Bloggers, what fabulous weather we're having hope you are enjoying it...

I would like to thank Chris for this lovely
Lemonade Stand Award

its an award for great attitude and gratitude and Chris has it all, if you haven't been to over to
A Wellnifty Place
please pop over and visit Chris....she has a fabulous blog, full of inspiration.

Thank you so much Chris for thinking of me it's really appreciated

I would like to pass this lovely award onto

Marjie - Marjie's Muses
Myra - myscardcorner
Anne - Solent Annie
Val - Valscraftroom
Pam - Peejay's Crafty Bits
Louise Emma - The Lou-natic Asylum

Who all have great attitude as well as gratitude.

The rules are for this award are

  • Save the image of the logo and use it on your blog
  • To post about it
  • Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude
  • Link to your nominees
  • Comment on their blogs to let them know they have recieved the award
  • Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

Have a Lovely weekend

Friday, 29 May 2009

Wedding - Christening - Get Well

Good Morning everyone......hope your enjoying the sunshine ....I have to miss the sunshine today..(booohooo) Off to work soon.

Thought I'd post a couple of card orders I've managed to do before I go to work.

Haven't made the box or put the sentiment on this one yet.......will finish it tonight...

I really didn't think I'd like the colours but it's what the customer wants

Made with the Glitter Girls Board

In Cream and Gold made with the Glitter Girls Board

Pink Baby Crib
Template is from Paper Lace but the box is adapted from an Arty Farty Template

And a quick Get Well card...from GCF

Thank You for dropping by
All comments welcome good or bad.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Finally ....

Good Morning everyone, I've not posted in a while, as I've had my Sister staying and my Brother is in Hospital with his heart.

Here are a couple of cards I managed to get done before my sister came to visit....Hope you like them. Also added a couple at the bottom that I made a while ago and just wanted to show you them.

Made this one from an image i had, printed it out a couple of times and decoupaged it ....added glitter to the steam

This one is for my dear friend made from a Parchment Pattern I have by (Pauline Loweth) I used my special patterned mirry board as the main card.

Made this one for my Son, its from the kit I had tucked away by Michele Marsden, I was going to use Peejay's fab blue car she posted on her blog, until I realised I had this kit...(sorry peejay will make it up for you to see when i have the next man card to do)

Made these Parchment Cards a while ago but just wanted to show them too the none forum members
Some of them are from the Parchment Magazine and some are patterns from Pauline Loweth

Thank you for dropping by