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Friday, 27 December 2013

Crafty Christmas Presents

Well I was very spoilt with all my lovely crafty christmas presents, my daughter brought me some lovely paper, inks, twine, stamps flowers and washi tape and my hubby got me the big shot pro just have to now work out how to use the different plates and dies together. Had a lovely time with my family. Have to take my Mum back to Devon tomorrow and then home on the train Sunday hopefully get some crafting in before I go back to work. Hope you had a good Christmas x

Saturday, 21 December 2013

A bad week

Just a short post to let you all know I haven't been at all well this week been to hospital I apparently I have Gall Stones, not sure what's going to happen now have to go back to Drs. So no crafting for me this week, but hopefully might get some done this week end as want to make place labels for Christmas table, bye for now x

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Bright Sunny Morning

 Hi its a lovely bright sunny morning here in Hertfordshire. Me and Hubby are off to have a Michelin meal which I won, at The Paris House Woburn.
Here are couple more birthday cards I made during the week. I am hoping to find some time today to do some more Christmas cards but not sure thats going to happen, well better get off and do the Ironing, have a good Sunday x

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Official Graduation Piccy



Hi, here is the official Graduation photo arrived today, very proud of my girl and I am sure her dad will be watching down on her feeling proud too.


I also have done a bit of evening crafting as I needed some family cards this week, I used Lavinia Stamps on this one.


This one is a male card, I made using CBS stamps and dies love her stamps such good quality and delivery times with quality wrapping. Added a bit of washi tape too. Will back soon with some hopefully.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

So Annoyed





I spent last night making this card for my lovely sister in law who is starting a new job. This morning,  I find it ruiend, i had placed it in my bag under the microwave and had spilt hot chocolate on it :( so annoyed, oh well i have wrote a little story in it explaining as i don't have time to make another as off up to Sherwood to meet her tomorrow.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Graduation




Good evening, last night we had my daughters graduation in St Albans Abbey, it was a lovely setting.
She was very lucky and got her first Job teaching at a local village school which she is loving. She is very dedicated and works extremely hard and very late nights I might add, so don't ever knock teachers and there holidays.















A picture of the roof in the Abbey. We were quite far back, but they all walked down the centre after receiving the certificates or whatever you call them!
We had a lovely meal afterwards to celebrate.


Just Have to say I Love My Special Girl x








Very proud of her as she got a First which she worked very hard for.

Enough bragging, off rallying in Sherwood Forrest tomorrow with hubby and boys. So no crafting this weekend. x

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

OOOO a Tuesday Post too


A quick make last night for my nephew's birthday using CBS stamps again. Better get on with my work. Bye for now x

Monday, 18 November 2013

Wow a Tuesday Post



Well heres a couple more I managed to do on Sunday. Inspiration for the first one was from my favourite blogger Always With a Heart the lovely Jules. Just love all her cards,


This one was inspired by Pink Petticoat, its also using her lovely images and idea. So pleased I managed to make some this weekend as well as going to London. I won't get much done next weekend as we will be in Sherwood Pines Forrest rallying again with hubby and boys. Hope it doesn't  snow. Bye for now x

Sunday, 17 November 2013

CBS card make

Well I did manage to do some crafting today. Got up early done the dreaded ironing then made my christmas puddings and a casserole for tea, while the boys were in Birmingham at the classic car show. So this afternoon I made this card using CBS stamp I just purchased. Quite pleased with result, some washi tape and bling to finish off.

We seem to have a fox visiting our garden past couple of nights, my poor cat is petrified she even piddle her self yesterday watching it out the window and today she wouldn't go out :( . I am a bit worried as to whether it would attack her as it seems to be smelling all around the patio area.

Well I am off to do some more cards before dishing up tea bye for now x

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Day Trip to London



Had a lovely day in London today with my daughter, we went to the ideal home christmas show and then went shopping after.



My daughter was well chuffed as we managed to meet Peter Andre so she got a cuddle and I got a kiss!



Her are some pictures of the windows at Selfridges. We also both got new dresses for her graduation which is this coming Thursday so hopefully will have some more photos to show then.

Graduation day is going to be quite emotional as I know how proud her Dad would have been if he had been here to see her, its always these occasions which are are hard to do without him here to see her.



Monday, 4 November 2013

Quick Monday Morning Post




Just a quick morning post today, I made a couple of sympathy cards last night always a sad reflecting time, thinking of friends who have lost loved ones. I used CBS stamps although this set is currently out of stock. Well better go get ready for work, have a good day everyone x

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Pink Heart Jumper




Its Saturday and it was my friends granddaughters 1st birthday yesterday, here is the card I made for her, not my first idea as I was having trouble cutting out some letters with sizzix which I gave up on as it was annoying me.
And here is the Jumper I knitted for her, hope she likes it. It has taken me a while to finish this one as made a couple of mistakes but got there in the end. Now my daughter wants me to knit her some fingerless mittens with hoods so think I will go and start them. Although feeling tired have a bit of a cold. Going to champagne brunch at the Landmark in London tomorrow so looking forward to that. Winds getting up here again tonight, hope you are all having a nice saturday evening. Back soon x

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Sunday Night

Just a quick add tonight been an industrious day cooking made some soup and bread and some more apple crumbles so as not to waste all the lovely apples in the garden we have had loads this year. Made this card for a friend of my daughters.

This afternoon have started to make a bag with the material my daughter bought in the USA when we were on holiday in July, so if it looks good when finished we will post a picture so fingers crossed its ok.

Hope the weather doesn't get too bad, back soon x

Friday, 25 October 2013

Yay its Friday






I am so pleased its Friday and that I am actually home all weekend. Here are some more cards i made at the week end again using CBS stamps and dies.



 This card I made using some bits that came free in a magazine.


Some more tree ones I made. Well hopefully as I am home all weekend I might get to do some more crafting. I have to finish a jumper I am knitting as its the birthday next weekend for my friends granddaughter.

Next weekend I am off to champagne brunch at the Landmark Hotel again, lush :)
Back soon xx

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Thursday Already

 Just a quick catch up, here is another couple of cards I made at the weekend.
This one uses CBS stamp of the tree which i love. They have some really nice stamps.  I am very much looking forward to this weekend as i will be home :)

Sorry the photo quality isn't brilliant my lovely daughter took then for me. Back soon x

Monday, 21 October 2013

Trip to Isle of Mull

This BLOG is driving me mad today it wont do what i want, so if it looks a mess don't blame me!!
I have just returned from our annual trip  to The Isle of Mull, we go up every year  for the Mull Car Rally. I was lucky this time and was able to on a photography tour with Islandscape Photography, Sam the tutor was great. The weather was too perfect not a cloud in the sky which is wonderful but not so good from a photo point of view. 

Craft Weekend away with the Girls


I have had a lovely weekend away on our Second annual date, we have been doing this now for a number of years and we all have a great laugh and do a bit of crafting too. Here are some cards I made quite simple as my daughter has punched a million and one butterflies out using all my scrap pieces of paper an I used some wash tape as well in the centre. I am going to use them for thank you cards.



Here are the lovely ladies, as you can see we all had to wear these T shirts this time, on the back are all our nick names which have come from incidents on our weekends away. I hope to post some of my other makes throughout the week if I can find the time, so hopefully will be back tomorrow

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Beautiful day Scrapping



Its been a glorious day here down South, had a lovely day scraping with the CM group we even had lunch sitting in the garden.

Here are some of my pages I done today, still working on my florida photos.


We saw lots of wild life in Florida even the bus in Kennedy Space Centre had to stop to let a snake cross the road!


I like this photo of my two eldest with their Minnie bows on ha ha.

Well I have just packed my bags again as off up to the Isle of Mull on Tuesday till Sunday. Hopefully I will be doing a photography session with Islandscape photography all being well and if the weather allows. So maybe back soon with some fab photos. Have a good week x

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Busy Busy Bee




 I have had three busy weekends, the first at my husbands cousins wedding in Leyland which was lovely, the whole day was perfect, and it was nice to catch up with all the family.
This weekend we have spent at Pickering, my husband rallying in his new car in the forests which was good fun, think I even done some off roading in my Evoque chasing after him in the different stages! Stayed in lovely cottage call Gable House in Thorton Le Dale. Quite please with this shot.

The weekend in between these two was spent in Barcelona with my friend Louise and her friend Sue, we had a great time. This photo was taken up Montserrat.

So no crafting :( but i have had some fun :)
Think I might be squeezing a scrap day in next Sunday then away again off on our annual trip to the Isle of Mull. The the weekend after that is away with the girls scrapping its all go here. Will actually be glad to have some time at home.....

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Second Sunday Post


Well I did go and make the new home card I needed to do. I used a Little Claire stamp and pinched the title idea from google images, quite pleased with the end result. Hope they like it x

12 Mile Sponsored Walk



Spotted this moth on my patio door so was able to get a shot of the front and back of it, quite contrasting colouring.

I have just made an apple cake to go in the freezer ready for mcmillan coffee morning, i have to get on top of my baking as supporting a special friend who has breast cancer. I am going away every weekend now until end of October so think I shall be shattered.


Today seems to have flown by, but I did have a lie as i didn't get to bed until 2am as i done a 12mile walk last night for a local hospice, medal below to prove it. Now i have a very sore ankle so probably no Zumba for me tomorrow night.

Well I am feeling tired again now but I do want to make a new home card so might try and drag myself away and go make it.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone x