Monday, 29 December 2008

New Year Wishes.....

Just to wish everyone a very

Sorry I've not been about much in the last few weeks,
crazy busy time of year!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I promise
to get round and visit everyone's blog ASAP.


Friday, 5 December 2008

Christmas Cards and Tonsils!

Pretty in pink Christmas Cards:
Above: 5" white card
Paper: DCWV - Rose-tinted Christmas
Background: Cuttlebug - swiss dots
Stamp: Art Impressions inked with Marvy Le Plume pen (brown)
Glue pen and glamour dust
Wire: stash

This was my card for Cathy's daughter Ellie, who has been in hospital
having her tonsils removed. Get better for Christmas Ellie. x

Card and fabric heart: stash
Image: Magnolia Tilda
Sentiment: Cuddly Buddly

Have a great weekend everyone, happy Christmas shopping.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Mega hits blog candy...

The very talented Claire has had 36,000 hits on her blog in just 1 year and to celebrate she is offering yummy blog candy.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Jo's "Blogoversary" Candy

The very talented Jo is celebrating 1 year of blogging with some fab candy, check it out here!

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Forever Friends Christmas

Paper - 6x6" Forever Friends Christmas pack
Ribbon - Stash
Base card - Stash
Sentiment- Cuddly Buddly

Well .... I must admit, I have almost finished my Christmas shopping! and it' not even December, I was going to wrap it all up - but maybe that's a bit much in November??!!

I'm off work this week (yippee), so I'm taking the chance to make my Christmas cards! Although I had Sam's company yesterday, he had his fixed braces fitted.

Hope you are all well. x

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Hugs for Pauline

Pauline is a lovely lady, who has been having a fairly tough time
in the last few weeks. I wish her all the best for a speedy recovery
and hope this card will help her on her way.

Card: 5" white square
Paper: Forever Friends (Christmas pack)
Ribbon: stash
Image: Art Impressions stamps
Watercoloured with: Marvy Le Plume
Flowers: Prima
Brad: Making Memories
Letter Stamps: Doodlebug (love these!!)

Thanks for looking! Take care....

Friday, 14 November 2008

Welcome Baby Olivia

Congratulations Mark and Bev on the safe arrival of baby Olivia!

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Rose-tinted Christmas........

Pink is my colour theme for Christmas this year, I know - me and pink -
it's always gonna happen!!

Card: 5" white
Papers: DCWV Rose-tinted Christmas
Stamp: Forever friends
Glitter: Stickles

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Happy 75th Kate

This is the card I made for a close friend of our's - Kate, we went to her surprise birthday meal on Saturday, which was gorgeous! (ate far too much!)

Stamps: Art Impressions
Colours: Marvy Le Plume
Sentiment: printed from the computer
Ribbon: stash
Card A5 cream.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Colourful blog candy

Elaine is offering some fabby '40th birthday' blog candy, any promarker addict should pay a visit!

My card for Daniel......

My card for Daniel, this is the request from Claire (Daniels Mum)
"Daniel has Aspbergers Syndrome (which was diagnosed only 2 yrs ago). Aspergers is mild Autism where they are unable to socialise and interact socially, making everyday life quite difficult for them.Because of his condition he doesn't have birthday parties as he hasn't a great circle of friends so last year some were kind enough to send Daniel a birthday card. I saved them all and then wrapped up in a box for him to open and he absolutely loved it. I am asking if any of you would like to send Daniel a card." (check out Claire's blog for full details.)
Happy 11th birthday for the 7th November Daniel.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Window box...

Something a little different. I saw these stamps being demonstrated on TV the other day, and just had to try them. They are from the Art Impressions Watercolour range.
I purchased them from Sir Stamp A Lot.

Card: 5" white Square
Stamps: Art Impressions clear Watercolour (project 1-3)
Colour: Whispers and Tom Bow pens
Paper: Papermania'Sweet Nothings'
Sentiment: Mini Messages
Gems: Papercellar

This is my first attempt with these stamps, I think there will be lots more to follow!!

Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 17 October 2008

Forever Friends.....

Card: 5" Square - white
Stamp: do crafts (Forever Friends)
Papers: Parcels - do crafts (Forever Friends) 'Party Time'
and Papermania 'Sweet Nothings'
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly
Flowers: Prima
Brad: Making Memories.
Coloured with Pro Markers.
Doodles: Whispers Pens

Oooooo, I just love these new stamps and papers, soooo Cute!!!
I also stamped the envelope for added interest.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Magnolia Fall stamps.

Has anyone had any experience with this company, when deliveries don't arrive?? I ordered the Fall set ages ago, my credit card has been charged, but the stamps have never arrived. I have emailed them twice and received no responce?? Any suggestions???

22.10.08 UPDATE
I finally received an email, to say the stamps were dispatched 9/9/08. Have requested replacements and - no surprise - no further replies!! So I have given up!! I have been in contact with my credit card company - who were fantastically helpful and are arranging for a full refund. I will not order direct again!
Thanks for all your help and comments - I see I'm not the only one!

Coggledford Mill

We're off to Cogglesford Mill for Sunday lunch today, the weather is gorgeous and all seems right with the world.

Can you believe X Factor live shows have started - thats means it's count down to Christmas...and yes I've already started my Christmas shopping, which will come as no surprise to those who know me!!!

Hope you are all having a great weekend. {{{hugs to all}}}}

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Pick up a penguin.....

I picked up this little fellow from Alison's blog.
As many of us know that October is Breast cancer Awareness Month

So Go On


Pick him up and pass him on!!!!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Hubby's been on TV (Look North)

Click on or cut and paste the following link to view:

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Look out Jamie Oliver......

Deeee-lish!! Sam made pizza at school and enjoyed it so much, he wanted to do it again at home. I can confirm it
was de-lish!!!

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Let's chat...

Cards: 5" square white
Papers: Pink Petticoat - love this paper!!
Images: Pink Petticoat
Coloured: Pro Markers
Images: on 3d foam.

Hope you all had a great weekend! x

My Little Card Blog: Blog Candy!!

My Little Card Blog: Blog Candy!!

Blog Candy Galore......

Lovely Alison is offering some fab blog candy, check it out here!
Han is also celebrating 20,000 hits, with some lovely blog candy!
And it's 10,075 hits for Louise, with some more fabby Candy!

Friday, 26 September 2008

Pimp My Blog

Do you like the new background - the wonderful Jo at The Siggi Shop designed it!!
If you want to 'Pimp Your Blog' hop over to The Siggi Shop.
Thanks Jo - I love it!!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Cool award!

I just love this award from my lovely SBS17 sister Tracie.
Thank you - made my day.

Sunday, 21 September 2008


Sunday and all is well with the world, finished work at 2 o'clock. Been to Sissy-in-law's for tea, bless she does look after us!! Think she is taking pity on me .... I'm not used to all these flamin' hours at work!!
Anyway, I am now preparing for week two! I am kinda hoping things may settle down a bit after that! We'll see.......
Hope you all had a great weekend.

PS Sam won his football game, through to the next round of the cup! Well done team! x

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Two wonderful blog awards

Many thanks to Becky for these two great blog awards.
After a tough week at work, with no crafting time, you have put a
smile back on my face. Cheers chick!!
I know this is cheating, but due to time restrictions! I pass these
on to all my lovely SBS17 sisters. x

Friday, 19 September 2008

Shopping and roast....

Well this is the only day I'll get off in 10! So I thought I would make the most of we spent the morning in Lincoln shopping (that made a hole in the few extra pennies I'll be getting), then took the dogs for a long walk this afternoon (fed the greedy ducks) and then came home and had roast beef, all the trimmings and a bottle of red wine......everything seems great now!!
Then back with a bump tomorrow - through to Thursday. Then I get 3 wonderful days OFF! Perfect!!
Have a fabulous weekend everybody, sorry not done much blog hopping...give me another week and I'll be back!!
Take care.

Sunday, 14 September 2008


Karting at Ancaster:
Sam and Chris in there element Karting during the summer holidays.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend, I'm off this weekend- whooha!
But I will be working my little socks off
for the next 10 days! Think of me!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

SBS17 announcement

Hi ladies.
I just wanted to let you all know that I am still around, but for the next few weeks I will be virtually working full time and I will not be posting any crafting items. I will be keeping my blog updated with life in general and would appreciate you still dropping by! Please feel free to still leave me a comment - you may just make my day! I am attempting to take on a new and quite challenging role at work - and I may well need you guys to keep me sain!!
I will still visit you all as much as I can.
Thanks for understanding!

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Happy 50th KUNO!

This is just to wish my lovely Brother-in-Law Kuno
a very happy 50th birthday for Monday 8th Sept!

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Love that hippo....

My favourite image from: Pink Petticoat
Sentiment: Cuddly Buddly
Pale Lemon 5" square card
Pattern paper: scraps from pile!
Satin ribbon
Sticky back gem added to 'love'
Doodles: Whispers pen
Glitter glue.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Saturday, 30 August 2008

It's finished!!!!

Just needs a few more finishing touches and we are finished!
The plumber finished at 11.00pm last night, so tonight 'I' soak!!

Friday, 29 August 2008

Bathroom update

Well the plumber was due sometime after 5pm today......he turned up at 9.30pm! and is still here at 10.20 pm.
I am so fed up, I really hope he gets it finished and this is the last visit - because I am really FED UP!!
On the plus side - I have been shopping today for new towels etc and I bought the most gorgeous picture for the 'new' bathroom. Oh and yes it's up on the wall - at least that bit is finished!
OK I have ranted on enough now....will update you tomorrow!
(I just want to go to bed - I'm at work in the morning)

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Sally's blog candy..

Sally is celebrating 11,000 hits with some lovely blog candy here.

Fingers crossed....

After 3/4 hour on the phone to BT the wireless seems to be fixed, however, in true BT fashion - if they actually listened to what I said in the first place, it would have taken 5 mins and I could have done it myself!!!! but hey it's working! So I will be visiting everyone over the next few days!

Anyway, today we took Sam karting at Ancaster! What a fab day, Chris and Sam drove the karts, while I played at being chief photographer - I will post pics tomorrow!

Yesterday, we spent the day at Ingoldmells. We took the dog, went for a very long walk on the beach, then played on the amusements and the boys went on a few rides, while I 'people watched' over a cup of tea with the dog!

Tomorrow, I hardly dare say it - (whisper) the bathroom should be finished! (pleeeease!!)

I am taking Sam into town tomorrow, to get the last few bits before going back at school on Wednesday, I can't believe how quick the holidays have gone!

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

More apologies....

Sorry for the lack of blogging and visiting! We are having the bathroom replaced and everything is upside down. What should have taken 4 days, seems to have extended to nearly 3 weeks and my wireless network is still up the spout!

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Blog Award

I have been given this fabby award by the lovely Jo,
check her blog out, it's fantastic and full of great ideas!
I need to pass this on now, I will give this some thought over the next few days.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Pro Markers

I spotted these Pro Markers on Jo's blog and had to have some!
They are fab and so quick and easy to use.
I purchased mine from Silly Monkey Crafts.
These are a few of my first attempts. I will add some
glitter before using them - I think!
Images: Pink Petticoat

Do any users out there have any advice for using these??
I would love to hear your comments! x