Friday, 30 May 2008
Thursday, 29 May 2008
I've been tagged by Tracie and Cathy - thanks girlies.....
The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
Getting divorced! (not a good time in my life)
but I am now in a very happy relationship!!
2. 5 things on today's 'to do' list?
Take Sam for a haircut - urgently needed!
Drop into Mum's for coffee.
Go to Lincoln with Sam, he wants to start collecting War Hammer
figures (could be expensive)
Walk dogs!! x 4!!
Watch Britain's Got Talent!!!
3. Snacks I enjoy?
None at the moment - I'm on a challenge with Anne next door -
first one to shift a stone!! We are on week 3!! (lost 5 lb)
4. Things I would do if I was a Millionaire?
Buy a big house in the country
Pay off our families mortgages
Buy a super sporty car or three!
Buy every craft item available
Go on a long holiday...round the world
5. Places I have lived?
I was born in London
I lived in Basingstoke for 16 years
I now live in Lincolnshire and have done for 21 years!
I now have to pass this on to 5 others, difficult as many of you have already been tagged, so if you are reading this and have not been tagged - consider yourself tagged!!
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
This is a 'thank you card' using Cuttlebug embossing folders, I have 'buffed' (with a nail file) the top layer of paper over the embossing to make it appear white. The background is stamped using versamark ink.
and hey - NO pink!
I'm now going to put the kettle on and sit and read Scrapbook Inspirations, which arrived in the post today (didn't finish work until 6 pm today - doing holiday cover!)
Sunday, 25 May 2008
Friday, 23 May 2008
If friends were flowers I'd pick you!
I love this quote and I'm really pleased with this card, I think it is one of my favourites.
Stamp: from the Tilda Spring range
Papers: K&Co Classic K Bailey
Sentiment Stamp: Funstamps
BUG your envelopes!!
Idea: run the bottom 2" and the flap of the envelope through the Cuttlebug, what do you think?
Have great bank holiday weekend everyone!! x
Thursday, 22 May 2008
I've been awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award by Tracy (Ella Bella)
Thank you so much, I am thrilled to bits to receive it!!
I now have to pass it on to 3 other very talented people, this is very difficult because there are so many blogs which I love. But here goes, please check them out because they are full of inspiration:
Becky - Becky's Happy Crafting Place
Claire - CraftyC's Crafting Library
Jo - Only Joking
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Monday, 19 May 2008
Sunday, 18 May 2008
Saturday, 17 May 2008
Heidi is offering great blog candy and she has a great blog for inspiration!
This is what she had to say:
"Since I love the stamps from Hanglar & Stanglar so much you now have the chance to win some in this Blog candy. You will get a little gift bag, one stamp of my favorite Hanglar girl with the little cat, and about 30 stamped images. The only thing you have to do is to put a link to this Blog candy in your blog. If you do that I will put your name in the box and my little girl Martine will find the winner 31 may. She thought it was so funny last time"
Sorry about the quality of some of the photo's - no flash photography was allowed.
What a show - just brilliant! We were only 4 rows away from the ice. First half of the show is just like the TV show and you get to vote for your favourite. Suzanne won last night. Chris Fountain's partner Frankie was injured on Thursday, so he wasn't in the competition - but did dance with a different partner in the second half and was superb. The second half of the show is the celeb's again, but also the professionals show off their real talents - absolutely brilliant!!!!!
We stopped for tea on the way and the show started at 7.30. All was going well until it was time to leave the carpark - our friends managed to get out really quick, before we even got to the carpark, so yeah..... you guessed it we were still in the carpark nearly an hour later. They got home at 11.15 and we finally arrived home at Midnight!! Shattered at work today!!
But worth it - highly recommended show!
Friday, 16 May 2008
For Sam's scrapbook. I thought it would be fun to record the 'view from his window' throughout the seasons. So this is a record of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, I have tried to take the photo from the same position each time.
Off to see DANCING ON ICE tonight - will report back tomorrow!
Have a great weekend everyone (think of me I'm at work!)
Thursday, 15 May 2008
stamp and paint the image (as normal), then re-stamp the cake case onto patterned paper, cut out and add to the original image. Looks like they've been baked in pretty cupcake cases.
Painted with: Whispers
Papers: Papermainia - Retro floral
Doodles: by hand
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
I have used A6 cards, not my favourite size, but the embossing folders fit perfectly.
Pink Petticoat images and flower/brad embellishments.
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Sunday, 11 May 2008
the main reason was the compact size and I have decided to keep my Red Sizzix! (for now)
So far - I am thrilled with my purchase and hope to post some cards made with it very soon.
Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful hot weekend!
Friday, 9 May 2008
My birthday pressie from my lovely hubby.
I have been nagging (asking nicely) for a Pandora for ages!
I am so pleased with it. I also got the extra 'angel' charm from
my lovely sissy-in-law and a very pretty flower charm from the
guys at work. Thank you everyone.
Thursday, 8 May 2008
at card making and I think it's a great job and it's PINK!
I had some lovely pressies (which I opened last night) My lovely hubby has bought me a Pandora bracelet (which I have wanted for ages) I will post pics later.
Also thanks to Mum-in-Law and Sissy-in-law, who bought me charms to add to the bracelet. (and sissy-in-law who put a lot of thought and effort into some weird and wonderful gifts -
Thanks to my Mum for lots of crafting goodies and to Sam who got me the St Trinians DVD!
Thank you everyone!!
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
and embellishments that were with it!
You may have noticed I have opened it a day early...well I am having to make some slight alterations to my birthday this year! I am celebrating it a day early, as we are at Chris' Uncles funeral tomorrow and Chris is working for a few hours tomorrow morning, starting at 5 am and finishing at 9am in time for the funeral. So unless I want to open my pressies in the middle of the night (NO!) I am opening them tonight!
So I am just waiting for everyone to get home.
My friend Ros came round earlier and we spent a lovely couple of hours chillin' in the garden, having a good natter (remembered the sun block today! got a little fried on Monday)
Monday, 5 May 2008
Sunday, 4 May 2008
Saturday, 3 May 2008
Oooooo.....so excited, I'm off with the girls at work to see Dancing on Ice LIVE at Nottingham Arena on Friday 16th May!! We are 4 rows from the front!! There's 3 car loads of us going, we'll be stopping for a meal on the way and the show starts at 7.30. The girls are being allowed to leave work early - leaving the boys in charge!!
Friday, 2 May 2008
Sam was awarded MANAGER'S PLAYER for the season 2005/06.
So proud, they also won the league that season!!
I used the official team photo and also
use scanned newspaper reports.
Making memories large alpha stamps.
and various football themed embellishments.
Sakura pens and a TLC chipboard star.