Friday, 30 May 2008

Swinging Tilda...

Stamps: Magnolia
Flowers: Prima
Brad: Papermania
Background: chalked
Tilda is on foam pads.

Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, 29 May 2008

I've been tagged.........

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?
Um...boring but...
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

Bugged thank you..

Hi all, hope everyone had a fab bank holiday weekend!

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

Lovely Awards...

I have received two more lovely awards this week, thank you girls I feel very honoured.
This one from the lovely Becky:
And this from the gorgeous Jo and Tracy:
I pass both of these awards to the following very talented people, with very inspirational blog's!!

Friday, 23 May 2008

If friends were flowers......

I have entered this card into the Stamp Something Challenge!

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
Embossing: Cuttlebug!
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

Kreativ Blogger Award

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


This is a page from my wedding scrapbook album.
We got married 4 years ago in Cyprus and this was taken at the party back in the UK.

Monday, 19 May 2008


Emma, Tracy, Laura and Hayley (left to right)
who ran the RACE FOR LIFE yesterday at Waddington.
Well done girls for raising £260!!

Happy Birthday Chris

Just a quick post to wish my lovely hubby

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Cathy's Birthday Blog Candy

My lovely SBS 17 sister Cathy is offering birthday blog candy, all selected by her daughter and what a good job she has done. Blog hop over for great blog candy and take a look at her wonderful work and get inspired!

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Heidi is offering Blog Candy

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"


Dancing on Ice - FANTASTIC!!
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

Wizard Dies - Question?????

Does anyone know if you can use Wizard (Spellbinder) Dies with the Cuttlebug??

Four seasons

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

Cupcake heaven...

Idea for cupcake stamp:
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.

Stamp: Magnolia cupcake
Painted with: Whispers
Papers: Papermainia - Retro floral
Doodles: by hand

Stamp: Magnolia cupcake
Painted with: Whispers
Papers: Basic Grey Two Scoops
Doodles: by hand

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Blog Candy

Emma is offering some lovely summer blog candy to celebrate her birthday and 5000 hits - blog hop over and take a look!

Bug fun..... they are my first Cuttlebugs!

I have used A6 cards, not my favourite size, but the embossing folders fit perfectly.
Pink Petticoat images and flower/brad embellishments.
(the last one is on two tone card - it's not my photo skills!!)

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Purr-fect in PINK

Image: Pink Petticoat
Coloured with Whispers Pens
Liquid Pearls for the middle of the flowers
Pale pink card, layered with darker card and patterned paper
Finished with hand drawn 'doodles'

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Big Shot or Cuttlebug - DECISION

Well I gave it a lot of thought and took on board all your advice and help, I was 90% convinced I was going to buy the Big Shot........but all things considered I ended up getting the:


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

It's my Birthday!

Thanks to Dominique for my lovely card, she is now a Pink Petticoat addict:
(I love these images)

and many thanks to Debs (at work) this is her first attempt
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 -
she's great!)
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

Thank you Ella Bella

Look at the lovely card I received from Tracy (Ella Bella) today.
I love it and thank you Tracy for the lovely stamped images
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

Bank holiday dog walk

Such a beautiful day today we decided to go on our favourite dog walk, at Culverthorpe Lakes (about 6 miles from where we live)

Sunday, 4 May 2008

A challenge to myself - NO PINK!

Well nearly no pink!! I did try!
Pink Petticoat Image
Star Template - Fiskars
Colours: Whispers

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Dancing on Ice LIVE 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

Managers Player 06

Sam was awarded MANAGER'S PLAYER for the season 2005/06.
So proud, they also won the league that season!!

Paper scrapbooking:
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.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Birthday boy....

One very happy 12 year old - new mobile and a cream cake
(at 7.30am! He got up at 6.30am!!)
What more could you want!