Thursday 29 May 2008

Thanks so much!

Just wanted to pop on an say thanks to a few people who have given me awards over the last couple of days.
I have not been blogging as my sister gets married in 2 days, things are hectic to say the least but I promise I will do the tagging thing when I get back from the wedding
So thanks to Jools for the blogging with a purpose award and Zoe for the Creativ Blogging award, thanks it means alot.
Also Anna and Natalie for tagging me. I answer the questions after this weekend revelries!!!!!!!!!
Will be bck with piccies in a few days

Tuesday 27 May 2008

A few cards

Well its 4 days until my sisters wedding, still got the table plan to finish then I think thats it, better sort out myself then!!!! Not even got any jewellery to wear I have been so busy with stationery etc...
Here are a few cards I made last night ( I needed a break from the wedding stuff)
The card below is for my sister to give to her friends Dad who is driving them in his posh car to the wedding and then to the reception, he is doing it as a pressie to them but Claire wanted to thank him and pop a few quid in for a drink to say thanks!
Photos are a bit naff as I had to use the flash as it is a very dark day here today

  • Card blank is DL from CWC
  • Paper is new Papermania Mens papers
  • Stamp from Cheers to You set from Stampin Up
  • Lettering with Dovecraft 99p stamp sets

The next card is for my sister to give to some friends of theirs who got married a few weeks ago in Las Vegas

  • Card blank in Gelato from CWC
  • Background is Cuttlebugged with hearts
  • Stamp is my favourite from Funstamps (which Natty bought me for Xmas)
  • Ribbon by Bazzill from CWC
  • Gems from Papermania

Finally here are a few really quick and simple Fathers Day cards, all are using the new Papermania papers and the Cheers to You stamp and card blanks from CWC as before. I have added Liquid Pearls to the beer so it looks more realistic. Sorry about the photos they are quite shocking as you cannot even read the sentiments, they do say Happy Fathers Day!!

Forgot to say before the Beer mug is coloured in using my new Stampin Up marker pens in Apricot Appeal and Barely Banana, I have gone round the edge with Bashful Blue to highlight the image (a little tip I got from the crazy Monica!!!)

Right thats it for now, please pray for Sunshine on Saturday, the weather forecast says 60% chance of rain at the moment
Oh no!!

Thursday 22 May 2008

Lilac and Lime Tilda!!!!

I made this card a week ago (well I made 2 as I loved making it so much!!) but I coudnt post it as it was for Tara's birthday and I knew she might see!!!!!

When I was making it I decided to use Lilac & Lime green, by pure chance that was the challenge on the Papertake Weekly Challenge last week but as I didnt want to upload it in case it was spotted, I missed out!!!!

  • Card blank - Softies CWC
  • Embossed frame - CWC
  • Tilda with Balloons stamp
  • Sentiment by Stampin Up
  • Flowers from Rebeccas Scrapbooking Stash monthly kit

Thats it for now, I will try and post a bit more over the next few days but it is my sisters wedding on the 31st of this month so I am a little preoccupied with place cards and table plans!!!! Arggghhhhh



Tuesday 13 May 2008

Two posts in one day!

Just had to add this card tonight.
I made it in about 15 minutes in a rush before going out to the theatre tonight as I knew I would be seeing a friend there who has recently announced she is pregnant with their first baby!!
Its the first time I have used this stamp

As you can se I stamped the image again and cut out the tummy and decoupaged it so it sticks out!!!!!!
  • Card blank - CWC
  • Background paper DCWV Pocketful of Posies
  • Stamp - Stampingbella
  • Coloured in with SU markers
  • Sentiment CWC
    Ribbon and flowers from Rebeccas Scrapbooking Stash

She loved the card and said it was the only one she had received and knew she could rely on me to send one!!! Ha Ha

Night Night



Happy Birthday Sonya

It is the lovely Sonya at Craftwork Cards birthday today!!! Happy Birthday Tinkerbell!!!! lol

Here is the card I made for her, very simple but I wanted to use my new SU stuff and make sure it was all colour co-ordinated!!

Most items are Stampin Up
  • Cardstock is Pixie Pink
  • Stamp is from the Hostess Set "Heartfelt", stamped in Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery and Close to Cocoa
  • Wording is from "Sincere Salutations"stamped with Close to Cocoa
  • Ribbon is by Bazzill
  • Flat backed pearls added to centres of flowers
Inside the card I have stamped SONYA using the 99p Dovecraft alphabets and used my retron flower punch to punch them out.

Hope you had a great day Sonya

Saturday 10 May 2008


I have treated myself to a new camera.

Its a Digital SLR. More technical than I have used before but I am going to try and learn how to use it properly.

Just got it today and charged it up and downloaded software to my laptop so thought I would take a picture of a couple of cards.

Also had a trip to the park with my youngest so I took my camera with us and made him do lots of poses!!!!

Not had much chance to study how to use it, but happy with my first efforts!!



Thursday 8 May 2008

Not blogged for a while!!

Not really blogged properly this last week!!!

Had my Stampin Up party last Thursday which was fabbo!! Want to say a huge thank you to the fab Monica who was our demonstrator and to all my guests who spent to generously so I could get some fabby goodies!!!!!

Monica made me this lovely tin with lots on ribbon and flowers in and also a decorated inkpad as a thank you for having the workshop. I have to say it did come wrapped beautifully but I was too eager to open if before I had chance to take a photo

All the goodies were delivered today so will be posting piccies of new cards soon.

Monday 5 May 2008

Such a proud Mum!!

Yesterday was one of the proudest moments in my life!!!! Now please excuse this soppy and emotional post but I cannot help myself!!

My son Ross (who is nearly 9) played his first real cricket match yesterday for the team that my Dad, myself and my husband have all played for.

Cricket has been a big part of my life, nearly all my childhood was spent accompanying my Dad to various cricket matches, I LOVED it, I also played and was quite a tom boy, was like the son he never had!!!!!

Well yesterday was the moment I am sure my Dad has been looking forward to ever since Ross was born. My Mum and Dad put a birth announcement in the local paper on the week he was born and that even had a little cricketer on it!!!!

So my boy was up with the birds yesterday morning, he had his cricket whites on by 8.30 and did not need to be there until 9.30!!!!

He took it all in his stride, I was so nervous for him!!! Anyway his team won and he had a fab time, he bowled quite well but best of all he batted really well and even whacked two 4's!!!!!!
Can't wait for next week my cricket star!!!

Love Mum