Sunday, May 31

Step it up

OK I know I said I didnt want to put too much on, but I just added the ribbon and sentiment and its brought the card to a new level.

Much better now ;)

BTW I coloured it in with my Stampin' Up! watercolour crayons, they are fab, and I dont use them enough. If you love pencils you will love these and they come in 4 sets of 12 and one neutral set of 6. I must use the more, and now I have I am sure I will get the colouring bug with those.

Hedgehog Madness

I love the Penny Black Hedgehogs, they have to be my fav designs from all the critters. He is an image from one of the great clear sets that Penny Black have brought out. Most are older, larger designs which have been re made into smaller designs.

I love this hedgehog running with the flowers. A simple design as the paper is quiet busy I didnt want to overload anything, also couldnt be bothered to get nesties ect out so gone with a plain square. I might add some ribbon on this card before I send it on its merry way.

Tomorrow is a big day in SU USA... retirement list, in colors Oh how I wish I was a USA demo!! Also excited to see the MTV movie awards for the first showing of New Moon, the second film in the Twilight saga ;) we will be able to see it tomorrow online.
Today leads the end of my husbands holiday, we have had a lovely week off with holiday and then a beautiful weekend, topped off with far too much food on our barbecue today! Chicken with Cajun spice (Yum) Lamb with mint and Chinese Pork (I only eat the chicken) Sausages in rolls, salad, coleslaw, doritos, garlic bread, tuna pasta, jacket potatos and more more more!! They all had Strawberries and cream for afters, I dont like fruit so I had a naughty but nice cream jam donut! DROOL DROOL then they had a donut too.
Tomorrow is inset day so Harvey isnt at school. Then Tuesday I start my job at the school, its not a paid job, just a volenteer thing, but hoping it may lead to me hearing about jobs that do come up in the school. I am helping year 1 with their library books and possibly helping with the reading but not sure about that part. As all mums know its hard to think about work when you have kids at school as you cant get jobs to suit the hours and holidays so this would be a good way of getting my "foot in the door" so to speak. It will be much easier to take up in September too as Caiden will be at school 5 mornings a week.
Anyway, I have waffled enough, speak soon,


Got back friday but with washing ect havent had a chance to get on here to blog. We had a lovely time. Boys especially.

Here are a few photos that I have made into a montage. CLick link below

Here is something I made yesterday using the lovely Anya stamps all from Dies to Die for. Wont my pencils look lovely in this??


Sunday, May 24

One before I leave

We are going to Isle of Wight tomorrow for 4 nights. Should be fun. Lots of frantic packing with enough clothes for 3 weeks!! LOL

So I have been quiet again this week getting a magazine thing done and sent and sorting out all loose ends. I had to make this card for Adam, one of Harveys friends. Its been a busy day with Harvey going to Adams bowling party, shopping for dog food (BIL is thankfully here to look after all the animals) . Lots of washing too, with quilt and quilt cover included as Caiden has a cold and was coughing so much last night he was sick all over the bed! its been 2 weeks of sick kids, I hoped we were past it. Now I have a sore throat, so guess I have got what they have.

I used the pirate from the pirate Anya set - a woodware punch for the jungle leaves, Magnolia Palm tree island from and coloured with Promarkers.

I hope you all have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and school holiday. I dont expect to be online until Friday as we havent got a computer with us.


Friday, May 22

A long time ago....

I made a card.. Well it feels like a long time since I made a card, so today I made another.

Here is an adorable image from The Greetings Farm via
its called "Hope and Grace" and the direct link is

I have used the sketch that The Greetings Farm have on their blog. I am not sure if I am in time to enter but I wanted to use the card as a CASE as it was such a lovely one.

Sunday, May 17

A little scrapling

Here is a little scrapling for a challenge over on Stamp With us which actually finishes today I believe. The ladies on there did some lovely projects which one day when I have time I will like to make. They did a little challenge last night for making scrapling which your latest set. Very very simple, I just fancied colouring this morning so thats all I did.

Now this is a little contraband set that I got from USA and I am hoping and praying it will come to us in the new catalogue.

Sundays drivvle

Just found this photo on the camera that Darren must have taken yesterday, thought it was tooo cute! Poor Harvey you can see in his eyes he is suffering from cold. :(

Sunday again, didn't know what day it was when I woke up but I am pleased to say I didnt have any extra getting up trips in the night to tend sick kids so that was great. Its been in and out of bed all night since Tuesday and I was shattered AND I actually got up 7 something instead of 5 something that it has been of late too!! WHOO HOOO!!!

Here is the card we made at the make and take yesterday. I used Stampin' Up! Crazy for cupcakes, Circle of friendship, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red and lots of punches.

More washing, cooking, shopping and cardmaking again. I hope this time the magazine will want the cards I made for them. The BIG comission I had the other week was rejected due to them expecting something different from what I sent them. I am waiting to see what they send back so I can publish them on here. These things unfortunately do happen its not always plain sailing with the magazines and you have to take that with the good stuff too.
Thats all for now, might post again later.

Saturday, May 16

Saturday again

How times flies soooo quickly. Today I am in Nutfield for Chicken Shack meeting, there will be a fair few missing from normal as Worthing show is on and I know a few people are going there but we will still have lots of fun I am sure. I have designed my make and take for this and hope they enjoy it.

Here is a card I made with a wonderful new Anya that will be coming really really soon to a wonderful store called Dies to Die for... there are lots of goodies coming soon there so keep stalking the website! Tracy the owner offers the most fabulous service and you always get your goodies as quickly as humanly possible. I love this stamp, moreso as it was a gift!! xxxx

I used the nesties labels and some jewelled brads.
Speak later

Wednesday, May 13

Cards part two

This first card was a quick card I made yesterday for neighbours little boy who
was one yesterday, this was between looking after poorly Caiden so its not a fantastic card
but those Moodles downloads from Pollycraft are fab!! I love them.... BTW I need to clear up somehting about my last post re the new Pollycraft girls. I DID NOT make the card on the picture, it was no doubt one of the very talented design team, I simply used their advert as a way of telling you about these fab new designs. BTW did you know if you join the Polly Craft newsletter you will get news on all their items AND we got a FREE taster image with these adorable girls on too!!

This card is from Emma one of my lovely stampers ten ladies. I Love it Emma, Thank you! xxx
Penny Black image and SU papers. Love it!

This lovely card was from Joanne who is one of my fantastic SU downline
I love this set.. its a card kit that was in the last catalogue (retired) but currently still
available to order. Its great as you get everything in the kit to start you off in stamping.
Thanks Joanne for your lovely card xxx

Bombtastic card!! there is a reason behind the name.... This is the card from the lovely
Tracy at Dies to Die for... along with a delish smelling Bath bomb and soap from lush. I love
taking a bath so I cant wait to throw this bomb in too!! Thank you Tracy xxx

Lastly but not least I got this beautiful SU only card from Aurora Dawn
I love the colours and layout. Thank you!! xxx

So this is why my birthday was the best as I got so many lovely cards it made up for the fact that my hubby and kids didnt bother... I cant blame the kids as they are too young to know, my hubby well, he hasnt changed in 20 years and I dont think he will so I wasnt really surprised. Next year Nanny will be given the job of making sure the kids make me a card!! OK Mum!!

Mwah! to all my lovely cardmaking friends xxx

Cards, cards, cards

This cute kitty cat bella card is from my friend Tamsin, I sent
her this stamp for her birthday and she looks like she loves it ;)
Thanks Tamsin xxxx call me soon hun

Another adorable Penny Black - I havent got this stamp but its firmly
on my wish list is from Geoff and Paula and the lovely girls at Crafts U Love
I LOVE this card, simple but sooo beautiful. Thank you all at CUL xxx

AMAZING! I remember loving this card when I saw it on
KIM FEES blog and I was so pleased to have got this one ;)
Thanks Kim and for the papers too xxx

This card was the MOST SPECIAL and beautiful card and from the MOST
special person too.. My Mum. As you know mum hasnt been making cards
too long but she is making some really lovely cards and always
show her latest creations to me. She had to hide this one away from me.
Thanks Mum and I love you xxx

I LOVE this magnola image and I love this card. BOY this card is
heavy! it has sooo manby layers. I got some lovely images, ribbon
and embellishments too from Katy, so Thank you Katy xxx

This sweet card is from Natalie (crafting Fun) I love the Washington Apple
SU paper she has used and the colours. THANK YOU NATALIE xxx

This adorable Penny Black card is is SALLY B, again another favourite colour
combo of mine ;) THANK YOU SALLY B xxx

This lovely blue and yellow card is from JULIE HICKEY, lots of lovely
SU goodies used on this ;) Thanks JULIE xxx

This fun and bright card came all the way from sunny Spain and my MIL
and FIL. Its lovely to see Ginny use the stuff I have sent her (papers, CWC messages)
and I also printed out some of the Polly Craft Images last time and she has used them a lot.
Thanks Ginny and John xxx

This pretty in pink card came from Michelle (card grotto) I love this image and
I havent got any of the gorguss girls, this just makes my wish list longer now! Thanks Michelle xxx

I have more to come.. will do some after school run.

Tuesday, May 12

Thanks Dad!!

I think my Dad was looking after me today... I had 248 people comment on my candy and I wasnt relishing the thought of counting to the winner... anyway random org picked (or my Dad picked)

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:8
Timestamp: 2009-05-12 11:56:06 UTC

Wooo Hooo number 8!!! You are the winner.. I think I can cope with counting to 8.

Here is number 8 drum roll please!!

Gi Gi said...
Happy birthday (well early)! Best wishes and congrats on 200K hits! I love looking at your creations. They're always so adorable =) Keep up the great work and good luck!!!!
05 April 2009 19:32

Gi Gi please email me your address details!! Congrats!!

I have some beautiful beautiful stunning and lovely cards to upload later. I can say that as they arent mine!! LOL but I have been spoilt with many wonderful handmade cards. I dont think I have ever got so many cards in the post on a birthdya and we're only talking 7 cards but seriously, I get one or two normally. SO I have been sooooo blessed with wonderful friends!!

My little boy isnt well, he was not well all night and sick at 5am!! I had a terrible nights sleep so I am just chillin here today. I will take the photos of the cards later and upload later.

Thank you ALL for joining the blog candy and your wonderful comments over the time I have had my blog.



Blog Candy time!


OK its been a while for candy and I thought there are two reasons to share... one its not really that far from 200000 hits!! OMG thats a lot and also its only just over a month til my birthday (12th May)

So for each 20 comments I get I will add another piece of candy... to start with we have a retired saleabration set called "polka Dot punches" (you may of heard of it?) and a baggie of Craftwork Cards Card Candy

Rules are :

Post about the candy on your blog and then leave a message on THIS posting linking me to your post.


BLOG CANDY CLOSED will draw today

Monday, May 11

Cherry Kisses out now

check these out! I love them. at Polly craft ---- > link on right
I have no link to Pollycraft other than I love her stuff, so wanted to send you over there.

Cross birdy

Aww this birdy is soooo cute but why I did that to his eye it makes him look soooo cross. This is made with the nestie birds and a little bit of free hand cutting for the legs. I really love these birds and I am going to make lots of them for the shed windows. Funny this morning Harvey looked at this one and said he looked cross, I thought it was just me and my imagination that thought he did look that way but he obviously does!
For this large bird I cut the smaller bird and chopped the beak off for the wing. I have all sorts of ideas buzzing about my head for different things I can do with this bird. Infact I might make something with this birdy this weekend for my make and take at Chicken Shack. We can use some of the beautiful patterned papers from Stampin' Up! as they are on special offer this month it will be a good chance to show these off.
I got these templates from a friend and I am not sure of a UK stockist as yet, when I find one I will edit the post.

Saturday, May 9

Four for you

Here are the four cards we made today on the classes. I think all the ladies enjoyed the classes. There was lots of colouring and cutting. All stamps are either Magnolia or Alota stamps.

Friday, May 8

Awww toooo cute

Here is one of the lovely downloads from Pollycraft. I couldn't resist. I cant wait to make more with these little cuties.

Two classes at Crafts U Love tomorrow, so lots of colouring and stamping fun there. The punch on this card is one I got from CUL, lovely isnt it?

Till tomorrow then.

Thursday, May 7

Where did I see it?

I brought the nestie birds as I was inspired by someone and now I cant find what inspired me!! Can you help?


More Penny Black bears.

Here are two more cards.. One is a birthday card for a crafting friend... one is for my nextdoor neighbour who is about to give birth to a little girl (I hope) LOL so I have this on standby.

I have several more crafty friend cards to make... The Dies to Die for design team have all shared birthdays and it seems that there are 4 of us in May!! So I need to make more quickly!!!
Caiden at preschool, Harvey at school... Bliss... love em of course but love my 2 hours on a Thursday and Friday. ;) I am sure most Mums can relate to this.
I have 2 classes on Saturday at Crafts U Love using Magnolias and Alota stamps... waiting for the stuff to prep for that.. post from CUL never gets here quickly even though they are closer than any other place that sends to me.... grrrr at the postman! Well not him personally but RM for the delay!
Right had better get on.

Tuesday, May 5


Whirlwind weekend with two fun days of demoing, getting the cards and words finalised for the magazine and then shopping and washing ect to do all in one day!

Here are some things I wanted to share. More cards from my weekend of cardmaking.... too cute eh? These are all Penny Black stamps from

BLOG CANDY... have you entered?? lots of you have so I have been digging about and found all this to add to the candy... remember I said for each 20 comments I would add another thing, we here are some goodies to cover that.

Here are some cards I made with the lovely Magnolia stamps from the latest collection. Go to for these beauties. These cards are being posted for them tomorrow to go along to their show with them.

Cool glossy boots eh? and her mac too ;)

I have added flower soft to these flowers.
Thats if for show and tell today. Got a new addiction... Farm Land on facebook!! anyone else?? want to make me a neighbour or buddy?
Bye for now


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