Monday, 30 June 2008

To answer Emma's question & her Blog Candy

The stamps I used on my most recent card, were Craft Xtensions, little mini stamps which clip together for easy storage (I picked them up from my local craft shop). I have posted a photo for you:

However, I have since discovered The Glitter Pot do a lovely range of Rubber Stamp Tapestry, which are also cheaper!! So take a look.

Emma is also celebrating 10,000 hits with a lovely £10.00 Blog Candy voucher donated by Poppicrafts, head on over and check it out!!

Wow - what a day....

Wow, what a day, I've been given this fantastic award by Becky , Han and Jo:

"The rules for this award:1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.2. Link the person you received your award from.3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.4. Put links of those blogs on yours.5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated."
I will give this some thought!

And I won some lovely Blog Candy from Cathy. (My first Blog Candy - yippee!!

Thank you all very much.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Quick Merlin update...

He is still on the tablets, but we are reducing the dose to see if he really is any better. We can cheerfully report he is still holding his own!! You can still tell he is an old man with dodgy hips, but he is happy in fingers crossed he will be with us a little longer!
Thanks for asking Cathy and thank you everyone for your kind words.

Confess to Cathy.....

and win blog candy!!

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Flower power...

Rose stamp: Rubbadubbadoo
Flowers: Prima
Ink: StazOn and Whispers pens
Card: 5" white square
Mini college stamps for the edge.
Brad: Making Memories.
Sentiment: Funstamps

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Merlin update....

We have got some tablets from the vets, which he only normally has over the winter months, when he is really bad (£1.50 each and 1 a day!!!)
So, I can confirm that he is a lot better at the moment, he is still very slow and obviously still having some difficulty, but he is not in pain! He has also started eating again and having tummy tickles!! so fingers crossed he will be with us for a little longer.
Thank you everyone for your concern and I will keep you posted.

Friday, 20 June 2008


Our gorgeous dog Merlin is not very good at the moment, he has been having difficulty with his back legs for the last month. When I arrived home yesterday he was particularly bad and had partly collasped. We will be keeping a close eye on him for the next few days, but things are not looking good for him. He is 10 years old and has had a great life, I just hope this is not the end.

Share an achievement......

Share an achievement with Emma and you will be entered to win her great blog candy, hop over to find out more.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

My SBS17 sisters Tracy and Tracie have set up a
new Penny Black Saturday challenge, here is my entry.
Rules: you must use the first Penny Black Stamp
that you purchased, I only have 2 and I bought
them at the same time! (I need more...!)

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Becky's Blog Candy...

Becky has some lovely 'just because' blog candy on offer. Hop over for a look, as her blog is pure inspiration!!

Friday, 13 June 2008

Bath time....

Card base: 5" peach.
Orange cardstock mat.
Pattern paper - cuttlebugged!
Image: Pink Petticoat.
Whispers pens and glitter.
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat.
Flowers: Prima.
Brad: papermania.

Hope you like her!

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Orthodontist visit .

Sam had his first brace fitted today, it is a removable one for 6 months and then he has the fixed one in for a year after that. Bless.... he'd got himself worked up over nothing today (as he realised when we came out). I wouldn't mind but he's having two teeth out tomorrow and he's not bothered about that at all - go figure!??!

I am keeping photo's of the before and after for his scrapbook album (hubby thinks I've lost the plot!)

Anyway I'm off to recovered with a bottle of wine at a friends house now and we are off out for a meal with friends on Saturday - but it's over an hours drive away!

Will post some crafty bits soon...promise!!

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Manager's Player 2007-2008!

Ooooo..... proud Mum moment!!!

Above Sam with Jon Machin (Mach)

It was Sleaford Town's Junior Football presentation evening
last night and I am so proud,
Sam was awarded Managers Player 07-08
by his U12's Manager Kevin Scrupps.
The award was presented to him by Sleaford Town's first team
player, Jon Machin (Mach).

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Ella Bella Birthday Blog Candy

If you have never visited Ella Bella's blog - do yourself a favour and hop over, not only is she offering scrummy blog candy but she is also a very talented crafter, her blog is full of inspiration!!
Thanks for offering such lovely candy Tracy!!

Jo's birthday blog candy...

Just in time!! Sorry it's right at the last minute Jo!
Jo is giving away lovely blog candy to celebrate her birthday and
her hubby coming home from Oz - for good!

And this was the gorgeous card that Jo sent me for my birthday:
(the photo does not do it justice!)

Thank you Jo!

Monday, 2 June 2008

Good clean fun....

This is a 12x12 page from Sam's 'life' book, aged 8.
The photo was taken in the bath, he was getting
cleaned up, after a muddy footie match!

Rub on letters: Making memories 'heidi'
Metal charm: Making memories
Ribbons and staples.
Photo: converted into black and white.