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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Driving Lessons

Some times I struggle to do what I want on my blog it has a mind of its own, I obviously need blogging lessons.

Anyway Above is the start of my latest project using Hearts and Crafts lovely christmas stocking material this one is the nordic style but they also do the traditional style as well.


Today both my twin boys had there driving lessons. One was very confident and one was slightly nervous…the instructor said they both did well. So now for theory test and see how they go...

Finally a card made using my newly arrived Uniko stamps Gerbera I stamped the image then embossed. I coloured them with watercolour pencils and cut them out (I have now ordered the die cuts to match). Mounted the flowers on stitched die cut panel and die cut a banner for the sentiment. Added some ribbon and bling and a little wink of stellar and of course a little heart just for you June x

This card is for my lovely Mum whose birthday is the end of the week, But I will be jetting off to Spain with friends on Thursday can't wait for a bit of time with hubby. Photos to follow.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Late Sunday Post



Hi everyone hope you have all enjoyed a lovely sunny Autumn weekend. Mines been busy as always shopping for new bed for son yesterday and then a lovely catch up with my friend in the evening. Today I went to a baby shower and done some jobs here at home along with some baking I am holding a Macmillan Coffee afternoon next week so my daughter and I have been busy baking and freezing cakes ready.


Late on tonight I made these two cards as my twin boys will be 17 on 9th October, they both cant wait to be driving coming from a car mad family! it will be interesting to see which one passes first...watch this space.

Hope to be back soon as I have done some scrapbooking so will have to post some pages, thanks for stopping by xxxx

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Sorry for absence


Apologies for the long absence, I guess I have just been busy with holidays and boys doing exams and results and of course some crafting in between. I have been going to a quilting club every thursday at Hearts and Crafts in Walkern near my home a really lovely shop run by a lovely lady Bev. I made this baby quilt for a new arrival to our extended family. I have sewn around the castles and some clouds, been a long job so I hope they like it when we get round to delivering it.




A male card, always hard to get ideas for male cards I made this one taking accents from different ideas on google images, quite pleased with the results.

I also made a wooden tag for the beautiful new arrival Jessica, to put with the quilt.
 More castles, well I have a busy few months a head. We are planning to put our house on the market so will be busy with decorators and packing up so may be absent again for a while.  Will try and pop in now and again enjoy your bank holiday Monday. xxx

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Absence makes the heart grow fonder?




 Sorry for the absence, been busy as usual. I have been doing a patchwork course with Hearts and Crafts which has now finished, but looking forward to signing up to another soon.
Here is a small square we practised some random stitching. I have also done some dresden, some quilt as you go and pin wheels i will post some more pieces soon.


Well I was lucky enough to win two tickets to Arsenal, club level match game so I took my friend Louise we had a nice evening, although they did loose!


I recently bought some dies from dies to die for and in my package was some cut out pieces, which of course I have now had to buy the dies for. This card I made using one of the die cut pieces I added a bit of bling, simple but effective I thought. Hope to be back soon as I have got lots of bits to show just finding the time to do the posts. So hopefully back soon x

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Devon Catch Up.


 Busy Busy, quick post as have to get in the office. Had an eventful trip to Devon visiting Mum and Sister as my car had problems with a cracked wheel and ended up coming back on a recovery truck!

But found time to take Mum out to Teignmouth and also out on the moors to Princetown. Sneaked a couple cream teas in, but happy to say the diet is still going well lost 17lbs so far.


Mum with Christian, Sam and Ben. Sam had the honours of pushing the wheelchair typical boys got off lightly. At least the weather was good.


A selfie in Paignton. The boys had a game of crazy golf lots of Male competitiveness going on as usual.



And lastly a bit of quick crafting on Sunday needed a card for a friends daughter. The scrap page (at top of post) I done on my weekend with the girls using a Scrapbags Kit.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Devon Bound




Just a quick post, after returned from a fab weekend with the girls scrapping, all 14 of us stayed in a lovely converted barn in Needham Market arranged by June from Scrapbags. I created a few pages and cards.

This card I made using CBS stamps and dies for my sister who has had an operation on both her feet. I am off to Devon tomorrow to visit her and mum for a few days.







Here are the Scrapbag girls a couple missing, they went home early as Dotty Di lived up to her name by leaving her suit case back home!!
Back soon xx

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

PatchWork Finished



Morning, back again as I have finally finished my beginners patchwork piece. I didn't get to choose the material on this one as it was a class, but I do like the bright colours. This Thursday I am starting another six classes following on techniques so will hopefully post some more finished products in materials I like. The classes are held at Hearts and Crafts a lovely small local shop.

Heres another page I completed on my week away. But I did get told off as I have put the wrong age on the page of my daughter so need to change that bit. I used another kit from Craftz Boutique love their stuff. Off to work now bye x

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Birthday Girl

Today is Karen's my office managers birthday. I made this card yesterday I wanted to try a folded card with the words going across the whole card. Not perfect, but first attempt. Right better go do some work have a great day x

Monday, 6 April 2015

Trip to London



Happy Easter, hope you are all enjoying your break.

I have had a very busy few days with are Northern relatives visiting. It was a lovely catching up with family. On friday the girls had a Spa day at Center Parcs while the boys went Go-Karting.

Saturday we all went into London and walked miles!

On sunday I along with help from Janet my sis-in-law cooked dinner for 11. So today is a me day I think just made a card for someones birthday tomorrow, Karen. Hoping to go out for a walk later as its a beautiful day.




Family photo in London. A couple of other shots I took too.

And Lastly……






Some crafting of course this page I completed using a kit from craftz boutique when I was away for the week with the girls. It was a photo of afternoon tea at Hanbury Manor taken a few years ago.


This weekend coming up I am away with some more Scrapbags girls in Suffolk so another crafty session. Enjoy the rest of your break. Back soon xx

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Busy Bees


More cards from my week away, I used embossing paste and stencil for the back ground on this one.Mounted it on some brown paper added a piece from a craft sheet, some candy and twine to finish off.


This one again I used a stencil with some ink. Stamped and die cut the butterfly. Added sentiment and some stickles.

Heres one of my girls busy crafting and having there photo taken reluctantly of course!! Sally trying to hide, Carol busy cutting, Carol on the phone tut tut and Anita on her wonderful hand sewing machine so quiet. What a great week. x

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Craft week away with girls


 Last week I went away with a group of girls for whole week of crafting, we all had an amazing time. Here is a picture of some of my stash ready to load in the car. I cant ever go back to my Mini! I even went on some nice walks so kept my step count up as well. Diet was going well, will see how much damage the week has caused on weigh in Monday.


I made some cards as well as scrapbooking and sewing. Here are a couple of cards I made for this weeks coming birthdays. The Butterflies were stamped and die cut using clearly besotted stamps. I used my sewing machine as well.


This one I made by printing the image from images and then I added some die cut cogs. I will post some of my pages soon. x

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Rome Trip



Not much crafting been going on here, had a lovely weekend in Rome for my Birthday. The weather was perfect done lots of walking and of course we done Segway too.


A few shots I took of Colosseum and the one below was a view from a park near our hotel.

Well next friday I am off for a week crafting with some lovely ladies so should have some stuff to show soon. Well need to get on with my packing have about 15 boxes ready to go in car and haven't finished, I definitely better not buy a Mini next time.
Have a great week x

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Think i'm a weekend blogger

 Hi, fresh frozen morning here today. I am off out for lunch with my Brother and some friends so not good for the diet but I am up to 11lb sadly don't thin k I will now make the Stone by my birthday a week tomorrow as off to Rome on Friday. Oh well not doing bad.

Need a male card this week so put this one together using some papers I bought from Costco years ago have a huge bag of it but it is quite dark colours. Added a bit of washi tape and some twine, and stamped the sentiment.

Now a scrap page made at the Scrapbags crop yesterday, this was the class kit. I changed the orientation of the photo. Me and my Bro on his second 50th party as he was ill for the first one.
Had a lovely day catching up with all the ladies.

Well better go get ready for my lunch date. Have a great week everyone hopefully i'll be back with some great pictures of Rome if I can fit my camera in my hand luggage! xx

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Lampshade Making


Hi All, this week I went on a lampshade making course and here is my result. The Tutor was Detola and Geek, and the workshop was held at Heartsandcrafts in Walkern. I had a lovely evening, I chose my material from Bev's stock and she has some love choices. Pleased with my result, now I need to go buy a lamp to put it on as I have no where in my house that takes a shade.


Valentines surprise, my husband and the boys went off to Goodwood Friday night for some motor rallying a friend was taking part in. I went into the bedroom and the ensuite door was shut…unusual so opened the door to a lovely surprise awaiting me. Then Saturday morning I am making my bed picked up my top pillow and in-between was my valentine card so I had slept on it all night without noticing how funny I am obviously not a princess!


and finally some Sunday crafting I made this card using my new stamps from sarntangle blinged it up with stickles and liquid pearls I might enter this  in CAS Challenge as they have an orange challenge game 33 here goes. Well now I need to go organise for a day of scrapping next Saturday with the lovely ladies at Scrapbags.
This is the Inspiration.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Merly Impression Win



Hi everyone, had  a good week especially as I was a winner and my lovely goodies arrived today from Merly Impressions so excited can't wait to use them. I am going to save them for my week away with the girls in March which is fast approaching.



Diet update still going well 9lb loss so far, so on target to loose a stone by my birthday. Below is a picture of the fab sky last night out on my walk, the photo doesn't do it justice it was an amazing colour of reds and pinks.


Finally my fabulous new Stamps arrived this week and couldn't wait to have a play with them this morning, had this idea in my head, so set about doing it and quite pleased with the result. Thanks to Sarn at stamping for pleasure for the amazing stamps. Off to play some more now hopefully be back with some more creations xx

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Heat it up!


Today has been spent making wedding invitations for Karens daughter. Three of us worked a production line, would have been four but Karen went home being sick with a very bad headache.
I have to say Jules you don't have to worry it won't be-becoming my full time job!
My heat gun done very well I quite expected it to give up and maybe suffer over exhaustion, but it lasted the whole day rather amazing. Not great photos but I was exhausted too.

Well thats me done going to sit down and probably fall asleep. Have a great week x

Friday, 30 January 2015

Snowy Start



 Woke up today to a layer of snow (photo Below) but the sun came out and it started to thaw, just a bit left now.

Here are some of my makes a birthday card for a friend and another for my nephews wife all posted and delivered by now hopefully.



I use Inky Doodle stamps country check for this card first stamped the background then added the hearts. Added some ribbon and bling. Cut the sentiment with my letter dies and glossy accented them.

This one I have made for hubby for Valentines day using clearly besotted stamps and few others mixed in. I was going to enter this one into a challenge at Time Out but couldn't workout how to do it! Oh well maybe next time.

Coffee tomorrow morning with the girls, diet update 7lb now lost being really good and exercising loads.

Weekend in Rome booked for my birthday so very happy girl. Hopefully it will be a bit warmer then here today. Have a great weekend xx