Monday, 31 March 2008

Magnolia Stamp Club

I've done it! Just placed my order for the Spring '08 Magnolia Stamp Club collection. Due for dispatch mid April. Can't wait - more lovely stamps to play with. Last day for ordering is today.

Sunday, 30 March 2008

Simple but effective cards............

Quick and easy...that's what we like!
4 simple card designs, stamped using black StazOn
and Anita's stamps
(purchased ages ago in a sale for 99p each)
Painted with Whispers pens and thin black lines
added around each, just to finish them off.
(I've made 20 of these this morning)

Friday, 28 March 2008

Stamped Teds.

I have the card making bug at the moment, making the most of my 'me' time!

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Hooked on Tilda...

Busy morning, playing with my 'Tilda' stamps!

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Tilda Comfy Card

Isn't she lovely!
I cannot take all the credit though, yes I made her but
I was totally inspired by

Stamp: Magnolia 'Tilda Comfy'
Papers: Basic Grey Two Scoops
Pens: Whispers and Tombow
Ink Pad: StazOn and Tim Holtz Distress ink (tattered rose)
Brad: Papermania

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

White Easter

Snow at Easter - strange - but great!
Forget the Easter eggs - lets have snowball fights!!
Pictures: Sam with massive snowball and the view from my lounge.

Saturday, 22 March 2008

New Blog Banner....

I just wanted to say a BIG 'thank you' to Jo who has designed and made my lovely new blog banner, I LOVE IT!! If anyone would like one you can contact her at

Friday, 21 March 2008

Scooby Doo....

Look who we met in Florida....Scooby Doo!

Thursday, 20 March 2008

New look!

Stop, yes you are in the right place, I am making a few changes, to colours etc. Also, I am in the process of having a blog header made. Watch this space.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Blog birthday!

My BLOG is 1 year old!!
I can't believe I have been sharing my life with you guys for a year!

All shopped out! (well nearly)

Well I've been to the craft show and you guessed it - all shopped out!
Ooooo and just what I wanted, a wheeled storage tote (brown/pink) - and it was FREE - even better!! I subscribed to a Cardmaking/Papercraft magazine and this was the subscription gift! Made my day!

I also purchased some great, large plastic uppercase letter templates (about 4" high) I am currently working on a 70th birthday card/mini scrapbook for my Mother-in-Law (it spells out the word MUM). I will post pic's when I have finished it. I am using some lovely 'URBAN' cardstock, that I also bought at the show.

I nearly bought the new Sizzix Black/Pink BIG SHOT (show special £60)- but as I already have the original sizzix machine - I had to control myself. But I have dropped hints at home - I can always sell the sizzix!

Monday, 10 March 2008

Craft shopping at the NEC.

Oooo it's that time of year, Hobbycrafts exhibition at the NEC Birmingham.
Myself and Debs are going this Friday to shop 'til you drop!!
Although, I have to say, the past few years it has been more card making than scrapbooking, but I usually manage to make a hole in the bank account!
It's a couple of hours drive from here, so we are leaving at about 6.30-7.00am :-] that's commitment - or should we just be committed!

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Dirty Dancing....

WOW...what can I say....FANTASTIC!
On Friday, I went with Lorraine to London's West End to see the stage show of Dirty Dancing, just brilliant and we would both recommend everyone to see it! (well you girlies anyway!)
We left about 8am, arrived in London at 12. We spent a couple of hours wondering around Covent Garden, watched the street performers and had a lovely lunch, while doing some people watching! We then started to make our way to the theatre, as the performance was due to start at 3, and yes you guessed it, we got lost! Two women in central London with no sense of direction between us - great! But after lots of giggles - we found it with plenty of time to spare!
We both really enjoyed the show, which finished just before 6 and then it was coach journey home, we arrived home around 10 - long day but worth it!