Wednesday, 30 April 2008

You passed...

Pink Petticoat design. Prima Flowers.

I've been playing for a couple of hours today
(not as long as I wanted to!)
Have loads to do today, getting ready for Sam's birthday,
housework etc
So I will post a few more bits over the next couple of days.

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Me time tomorrow...

Chris is at work and Sam is at school...and I can play 'crafting' all day!! Hope to post some cards tomorrow. Monday and Tuesdays are always bad days for me (for posting) as I'm at work! Hope to see you tomorrow.

PS EZ foam arrived today, so Magnolia stamps are now all attached and ready to use!

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Magnolia Cupcake

Stamp: Magnolia
Papers K&Co Classic K McKenna
Green cardstock
Colours: Whispers Pens
Font: Roddy

Hope everyone is having a good weekend, we've been to Lincoln today to get a few more bits for Sam's birthday and then met Dominique for a nice leisurely lunch (where we bored Chris with craft talk!)

Saturday, 26 April 2008


Oooo I'm so excited my Spring 08 Tilda stamps arrived this morning...Yippee! But they have arrived as just rubber :-( Can someone/anyone, please tell me, do I just need to buy 'EZ cling mounting foam' to attach them to?????? (or is it something else) I NEED to play, they are gorgeous! :-)

Thank you!

Happy birthday Mum and Alfie


He doesn't look very happy, considering he's just opened his new 'oinking' pig!

Friday, 25 April 2008

Pink Petticoat Downloads

Look what I've just downloaded from Pink Petticoat arn't they gorgeous!
Hope to play over the weekend, as it's my weekend off!!
But it is Mum's birthday tomorrow and we are off to Lincoln on Sunday to get Sam's birthday pressies - it's all go!!
(Sorry about the image - I took it a bit late in the day)

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Penny Black 'Hedge Delivery' Card.

Had time to play.................

Close up:

Supplies from from The Glitter Pot
Papers: K&Co Classic K McKenna
Penny Black Hedgehog Stamp - 'Hedge Delivery'
Flowers: Prima Esprit Green

Stamp coloured with Whispers Pens.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Moving day...

Just to let you know all went well, very smooth. Apart from Mum getting herself locked in a cupboard for 1/2 an hour an no-one knew where she was!!! (don't ask!)......

Anyway, she seems very happy and relatively straight really.

Hope to get time to play with new crafty bits tom - so watch this space and I will try and post some cards this week!!

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Charity Netball Match

Meet the guys and girls I work with, last night we held a Charity Netball Match. It was a 'girls v boys' match - with the boys wearing pink fluffy tutu's!! We had a great night, but it was freezing cold. Only Earl (our Company mascot) was warm!
It was all in aid of LIVES and we raised £150.

It's moving day for Mum tomorrow, please don't rain!!

Ohhh and my Glitter Pot delivery arrived today - can't wait to play - just need to find time!

My son is currently running around the room screaming and shouting, his beloved Chelsea have just scored a 95th minute 'away' goal in the Champions League!! with only seconds to go......Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Pink Angel Birthday Blog Candy

If you have time pop over to Pink Angel's blog, not only is she giving away fabulous free Blog Candy. But it is a gorgeous blog with lots of inspiration and her work is stunning. Happy birthday for the 28th!

Sisterhood 17 of the Blogging Stampers

Hi all, I am delighted to be a member of the Sisterhood 17 of Blogging Stampers!

I am Sue, very nearly 42, married with 1 son Sam who will be 12 next week! I have been crafting for about 4 years, I love scrapbooking, but have recently started card making again. After some recent blog hopping, I kept coming across Tilda stamps ....... which by the way I am now addicted to!! (I am just waiting for an order to arrive)

I hope to visit all 'my sisters' blogs over the next few days to say 'Hi'.

Birthday Mania ........

It's manic (and expensive!) at this time of year for birthday's:

April 11th Mother-in-Law (it was her 70th)
April 26th My Mum (who is moving house on Wed 23rd)
May 1st Sam will be 12!! (nearly a teenager)
MAY 8th MINE - yippeeeeee (I'll be 42 - but don't tell anyone!!)
May 19th Chris' (who I don't have a clue what to get)

Oooo it's just all go....and yes... we have 3 'Taurus' birthday's all living under one roof - and yes it's true we are stubborn (very) and hot headed (at times!)

But I promise I will post some crafting.....during all this mania!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend....think of me ...I'm at work!

Friday, 18 April 2008

Penny Black Stamps

How cute are these??!!
Just ordered from The Glitter Pot along with 2 new Tildas
(back in stock)
Can't wait for them to arrive.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Big Shot or Cuttlebug????


I am very tempted to update my trusted old red Sizzix machine for a shiny new model. But heres the question - will it be a Cuttlebug or the new black/pink Big Shot???
I am swaying towards the Big Shot, both are similar in price but I think the Big Shot will do more?!? Anyone have any advice?? What do you use?? Feel free to vote in the poll.

Does anyone know if the Cuttlebug embossing folders work well in the Big Shot?? because I love the effect they give.

18th April - so far I'm swaying towards the Big Shot!
20th April - 99% certain it will be the Big Shot!
Thanks for all your help - very much appreciated.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Baby card..

Had time to play with my new stamps, see slide show below for more. I stamped directly onto the card and used my whispers pens to add colour.

Still keeping it simple....

Friday, 11 April 2008

Happy 70th birthday!

This is to wish my Mother-in-Law
a very happy
70th birthday today!!

It would also have been my Dad's 70th birthday today!
- but sadly he passed away 3 years ago.
So this is to say we are thinking of you today,
as we do every day!

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Bargain stamps....

Been shopping.....only 99p each! Just need time to play now!!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Mum-in-Laws 70th

How cute!

Alfie - photo taken by hubby - with Canon IXUS 750.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Tripod treat!

I have wanted a new tripod to go with my Canon 400 for months, but couldn't decide what to go for. In a recent issue of 'photoplus' magazine, this Manfrotto 190XB with 390RC2 head was rated I've done it. I have ordered it from Jessops, for collection tomorrow.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

I need more Tilda stamps.

Sorry I know these are repetitive, but I just love this stamp - new
ones are on order!!

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Trendy Tilda

More Tilda (comfy Tilda stamp)
Dovecraft Paper
Crystals added in the bottom corner.
Brad: Making Memories.