Friday, 21 May 2010

Blog Candy alert!!!!!!!

To be in with the chance to win some SU candy pop on over to sues.
Or better still don't and I will have more chance of winning LOL.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


Whilst the table is clear of all my crafting goodness I thought I should take a few photos. If only to prove that there really is a table under all the paper that is usually housed there.
It wont stay like this for long thats for sure. x

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Knitting on cocktail sticks

I thought I would have a go at knitting on cocktail sticks late last night.
I remembered how to cast on and knit but thats as far as it goes for me. So I made my efforts into this.
I am so in love with easel cards. It will be such a surprise when they open the card.
Think I will make a few more of these to store away ready. x

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

My sons 1st great loss

Today Harley lost his first tooth. Oh and what a drama it was.
He has had a wobbly one for a few weeks now and oddly enough went to the dentist today. After arriving home the boys where having a kick about and Harley got a ball in the face. He was so worried about his tooth bless him. About 30 mins latter he was 'just checking'  it and out it came. If it was not for the blood I think he would have been fine. Oh the tears, boy did they flow.

Once I told him he would be able to drink with a straw in the gap that his tooth had left behind and that the tooth fairy may even leave him some money tonight he was fine.
Just had to record this moment here until I get time to scrap it. x

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Retreat LO's

I hope you have all been enjoying the wonderful weather we have been having over the last few days. I know I have, I even have an ever so slightly pink nose to prove it.

Well I thought it about time to share a few more LO's from the retreat. So here goes....

My little man used to hate Ice cream but developed a sudden  liking for it last summer. That was as long as it was Chocolate.

Why does it do that? sorry you need to lay on your left side to see this one. x
I love these pics and I am sure I will scrap them over and over. They where taken in a flower meadow at The New Forest show last summer. It was on one of the two afternoons that we saw the sun that week.

This LO was a kit challenge. We had to use a bit of every paper and embellishments in the kit. This photo was taken in St James park London. Oakley was one, and oh so cute. x

Why do they always pull such funny faces when asked to smile?

Ok it did it again. So this time you need to lay on your right side. lol
This is an old one. My self and my brother taken at Hastings about 29 years ago. Notice the cute little monkey. x

Well lets hope this weather lasts. Enjoy it x

Monday, 12 April 2010

Great weekend

I have had a fantastic weekend. I have been away on a retreat, scrapbooking day and night.
I arrived there just before 10am on Friday and scrapped away until 4:30pm on Sunday. It was fantastic, I scrapped until midnight on Friday and until 3am on Saturday.
I had lots of scrapping to do as I have not done any since the last retreat in October. Bad girl!
I took one class, 2 sketch challenges and 3 kit challenges on top of what I took with me. But enjoyed every bit.
This page won me a sketch challenge.

This one got joint first in the second sketch challenge.
It must have been a lucky photo lol.

This was the page that I did in the lovely Jo's class.

I had a wonderful time as I am sure I have already told you. Made all the better by being with great people.

I hope to share a few more of the LO's done whilst away over the next few days. So please do pop back. x

Monday, 5 April 2010

Easter weekend

I have had a very busy weekend. I have been busy creating bits and bobs for my wedding order, a little extra Easter gift for the proud new grandma and a little Easter egg hunt for the boys. Amongst other things.
It all looked a bit like this.

Place name cards done.

This cute little Pink bird house is a treat for my mother in-law. With a new granddaughter pink is the in colour right now.x
This was designed by Nichole Heady for papertrey ink.

The boys had a great time at Grandmas today hunting for eggs, then hiding them again and again for Grandad to find.

Hope you all had a great Easter. x

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

New Family Member

How exciting, My brother-in-law and his partner had there 3rd child yesterday. Both mother and baby are doing well.
Having a new baby girl in the family is a great excuse to head to the shops and look at all things PINK. I love PINK.
With so much cute stuff out there for girls I found it to hard to pick a gift. So I settled on some cute little socks and decided to set about making them look exciting.

Baby sock Cupcakes.  x

As my husband is now based in Germany he is off to Holland this weekend to welcome little Poppy into the family.
My gift will travel out with my In-laws tomorrow. As for me I am waiting for a photo, my cuddle will have to wait.  : (
Please feel sorry for me LOL x

Monday, 29 March 2010

Cards from over the pond

Today I would like to share some of the cards I have received from another pen pal Judy B from America.
I love all her cards. She teaches small classes different techniques and I am always happy to receive a card from her class. Thanks Judy x

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Oh how I love this little bird.

Just a quick post tonight.

Here is another card featuring that little bird.

I love this stamp it is so sweet. I feel like I could just keep stamping this image until the cows come home.

Notice the fantastic top notes die!!!! Lucky me x x x

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Cards from pen pals

As promised here are some of the cards I have received from my pen pals.
The first set of cards are by the very talented Diane C in Australia. Her dream is to have her work published sadly she sees her work through different eyes to me.
Every card I have ever received from her is fantastically stunning. All so beautiful and perfectly presented. Far better than many I have seen published. I wish she would enter some for publishing. I am sure her dream would come true.
See for yourself.
I keep telling her she is fantastic at making cards.
Please leave her a comment I shall pass them all on.

I shall post some cards received from America  next.
Until then thanks for looking x x

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

I am still here

Hello bloggers.
Thought I best post some cards in fear you thought I had vanished off the face of the earth.
I have been busy but other than wedding stuff that I will post at a later date not much crafting has been done.

I had a wonderful surprise the other day when  I came home to a parcel from a pen pal in America.
She sent me the most wonderful gift completely out of the blue. I am Such a lucky girl and totally thrilled.

This being the 6th letter still unanswered  from  pen pals  in America, Canada and Australia it was about time I wrote my reply's and set about making some cards to send them, before more arrive.
These are the cards I made. I shall try and share some of the many cards I have recieved from them over the past couple of years,.
It is a great way to share ideas with crafters around the world via snail mail.
I love snail mail.x