Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Card swop pen pals

I have a few pen pals that I swop cards with in America. This is great as I get to have great friends and share ideas. As July 4th is almost here last night I set about my 4th July cards. I finished them today and here they are.
Well I have to shoot off now as I am off to another Stampin up class tonight, will show our makes soon. x
Hope you all have a great evening x

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Armed Forces weekend

Well today we decided on a trip to Brighton for a picnic on the beach. After a long search for a car park space, we had to eventually park in the shopping centre. Shopping was not the plan but as we were leaving the car park I saw Cath Kidston carrier bags. These where all the more pleasing to the eye as they had the word SALE on them. So that was it, shopping had to come 1st, Picnic 2nd.
I was a little sad to see that the purse that I have only had a few months is now in the sale so along with a few sale bits I also treated myself to the picnic rug I have had on my wish list for a while now.
I took a few pics on the beach and although it look overcast it was very warm and there where folk swimming in the sea.
On the way back to the car we passed Choccywoccydoodah and I could not pass by without a good nose round and a few pictures of the most fabulous chocolate creations.
I am a chocoholic and have already eaten 2 bars whilst writing this blog, but how anyone could destroy these by eating them is beond me. They are fantastic.

Sat 27th June 2009 Armed Forces Day
This was the 1st ever Armed forces day and with our connections to the forces we went along to Battersea Park London to show our support. It was not what we expected to say the least, however the boys enjoyed it and loved running around the park. Harley also was asked to be in a photo for the Wandsworth Guardian, so if any one gets it, save me a copy. x
I hope a good weekend was had by all and that you are ready for the heatwave that is to join us tomorrow.
Please leave a comment even if it is just a quick 'hello'. It makes me smile to know I have had visitors.

Great blogs with fantastic Blog Candy

I am just doing a quick post to draw your attention to 2 great blogs offering fantastic Blog Candy. The 1st blog is Enfys over at Going Buggy http://goingbuggy.blogspot.com/ please pay her a visit and take a look at her great blog. The 2nd is Leslie at Leslies lof http://lesliesloft-leslie.blogspot.com/ This is also a great place to visit. I hope you enjoy both.
I hope to be back later to tell you about yesterday Armed Forces Day, and post some more pictures. Enjoy the sun and have a lovely day. x

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Link to pin cushions

I have been asked how to make the little pin cushion, here is the link. Hope you like and dont forget to share your creations. http://craftstylish.com/item/945/how-to-make-pretty-pincushions/ x

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Loving the sunshine today.

I finished another page.

I finished another scrapaholix page, hope you like it. I have so so many unfinished pages I find it a real lift when I get one finished.
Trying something new.
Today I decided to have a go at something new. I found a link to this through another blog (If it was yours thank you). I have done so much blog hopping that I can't remember who's blog it was, Sorry.
Anyway I made this cute little pin cushion all based around the lid of a fizzy drinks bottle. I think I will be making a few more of these with more detail.

Trying to make a rented house feel like Home.
We live in a rented house and not being able to decorate as we would like makes it hard to feel at home. I find that because of this I love the little things all the more. Here are some of the things I love having around.
Oh yes there is so much. I just love cute pretty little things. I cant get enough of them, and I am sure there will be more to follow.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Stampin Boutique

Last night I went to see shaz at http://www.stampinboutique.blogspot.com/ .

I met her at a stampin up open house day she had at hers, it was great fun. I have since been to a stamping day at hers but last night was for a Fathers day class. I loved it.

This is what we made, thank Shaz. x

Tuesday, 16 June 2009


As I dont get much time to scrap at home I really enjoy the time I spend at Scrapaholix. I like that I get to try new things and that the kits are not always what I would buy and that no matter how much I dislike the papers I always like what we do with them.

The best thing has to be the people. Before I took the plunge and went on my own to the West Kingsdown group, I knew no one who scrapped. I have to say what a great group of people they are and thanks Gen for running a fab group.

I love it so much that waiting a whole month till our next meeting was just to long so I also joined the Sidcup group and that is where I made this LO. Louise had done it as an example and I loved it. She got the sketch but cant remember where, so if it was your idea let us know we loved it.

This is the 1st title done with my slice.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Thank You

Huge thanks to all those that have taken the time to visit my blog and hugs and kisses to those that have left comments. This is fab I am loving it!!!!!

Jo over at http://www.craftyallotments.blogspot.com/ has reached her 100th blog and to celebrate she is having a give away. I am loving your support and I am sure she will too, pop and visit her. x x x


I have yet to make any one thing. I did cut a title to finish one of my many un-finished pages. Other than that I have just been cutting, tons of shapes in diff sizes. I LOVE IT.

Thanks to you all again.
Make someone smile today, Leave a comment on their Blog. x

Saturday, 13 June 2009


Today has been a great day, I went craft shopping!!!!!!!!!
I have been thinking about this for a while. Then last weekend I saw Paula Pascual demo it at The Craft Barn and really fell in love with it. They had them but I resisted, and I am glad I did I got one today £20 cheeper. I am a Happy Bunny. x
I also got some other bits I will try to post later. x

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

School Visit

Well Today was a BIG day for my eldest son Harley. We visited his soon to be primary school. We went for 2 hours this morning to meet his soon to be teacher and head of school. Then back this afternoon for a half hour story time, with two more visits to come before the end of term.

I am pleased to say he was very excited about the visit, a little clingy when there but on the whole it went very well.

A big thank you to Anita Christensen who has a blog called Stamping mama of 2. She some how found my blog ( the day I created it) and left my first recieved comment. As for as I know she is my one and only visiter so far. If you come back Anita many thanks and I hope I am not boring you. x

If you have not been to her blog please pay her a visit as she is just 6 hits away from 10,000. To celebrate there is some blog candy up for grabs.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Thought I should post some of my creations. These are some that I made back last year.
This little maze book was a gift I made for each of the Grandma's . I added a hard cover and spine to make it a bit stronger.
Wish I had made myself one now.

Having two boys it is a joy to work wit PINK.

This card was made for a family friend whos Daughter had just got engaged.
I now have a big order of table stationary to make for the wedding. How exciting!

We just came back after a week in the New Forest. We had the best time and the weather could not have been better.

We spent a lot of time by the sea in Mudeford and lymington also visiting Christchurch and Lyndhurst. The boys had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the crabbing.

This holiday was a treat from the in-laws and so we stayed in a cottage this time. very nice it was too. When we go back at the end of July it will be a camping holiday. Done only once before and not really my thing. However the boys loved it, so we are going back.

If you have never been (why not) you really must. The new forest and surrounding areas are simply stunning. A place to relax and take life easy or fill your days visiting the many attractions in the area.

My Blog!!!!!!!!!

Well this is it, I have got a BLOG.
I dont expect many folks will be interested but it will give me something to do with my hands whilst watching TV.
I plan to post ( as my Blog name says) about my life and my creations.
I am however not that great on the computer so we will just have to see how it goes. Fingers crossed. x