Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Going back to simple

That has been the theme recently for my cardmaking - simple. And to be honest I have enjoyed making my cards.

Here is another one from yesterday again using a Lily Of The Valley image which are very cute and great for a simple, quick but effective card.
I can really recommend them and will be certainly using them again - infact i think i may have some hidden LOL!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I can honestly say hand on heart today i have been really chilled and happy.
Besides all of the usual boring housework I went to my weekly craft club and it was a blast.
Traci very kindly this week bought along some of her own stash for us to play with and I managed 4 (yes 4!!!) cards.
Two I can't show as they are for Mother's Day but here is one of the others. Its very simple but i really like it's brightness and cheeriness - such a contrast to the time of year.
Anyway must dash!!!!! xxxx

Monday, January 26, 2009

Getting sorted.....

Been having a sort out of my stash and decided yesterday (post hangover) to use up some 'odds and sods'.

Made a few cards as a result and also did hubs' Valentines Card which I am really chuffed with as it was using colours I don't often use and using a technique I have never done but will do again :)

So I am happy bunny :) and one of the cards is shown opposite.

Both of my chaps have come down with stinking colds and I am trying to avoid them (in a nice way) at all costs. As I am just about getting over my poorly ear I don't need that too!

Really getting back into the swing of crafting at the mo...I am enjoying it again which is how it should be.
Think I may try some layouts later this week..... crikey I had better steady on LOL!


Sunday, January 25, 2009

The morning after the night before..

Last night was a girlie get together. Last night I got a wee bit tipsy.
This morning I had a hangover from hell!!!!
Its not often that I drink that much but for some reason last night I did and boy do I remember why i don't drink alot.

Still I have slowly been recovering throughout the day and even managed a bit of crafting tonight :)
As the light wasn't great I will take pics tomorrow.

Anyway before Christmas I was looking at one of my fav blogs and came across instructions to make a post it note holder.
It's fairly easy to make but you end up with an item which would be excellent for pressies.
For the instructions check out Tracie's blog here

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Feeling a little more human.

Thank goodness I am starting to feel better - blooming ear!

Anyway have not crafted this week as have just felt so bad but am hoping to get a little bit done today so will try and get some pics done later.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Feeling ick :(

Woke up yesterday morning and felt ick.

Can't put my finger on what exactly is wrong but boy I am not feeling right this morning either :(

Infact feeling so off colour that I am not going to craft club.....not good......I am always up for a craft and coffee and cake.

*****Added 1.30pm*****
Question answered!! Walking to school this morning started to get really really bad pains in my ear. Following a trip to the docs, which was interesting to say the least, I have an ear infection.
Now feeling really sorry for myself :(

Saturday, January 17, 2009

It's the Weekend.......yipeeeee!

Thank goodness its Saturday night!!!!
I have been at work today and boy it was busy this afternoon!
Made my mind up that I am going to craft tomorrow.... I need to!
Here is another rocket card I made earlier in the week....I quite like them!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Just a quick card

At the moment I have been making quick and easy cards and trying to use existing stash in an effort to save some money.
Here is a card I made over the weekend - not my most fav but it does the job :)
Not had a brill day today but its done with and I am now chilling out with my hubs which makes me happy :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Blogger is behaving itself tonight and allowing me to upload this piccie. :)
I hate having my pic taken - I really do. I am realistic enough to admit I am not a photogenic person but I love this pic....I really do.
Steve took it while we were on the Santa Express just before Christmas and given that he does not use the camera often I think he did a good job.
No crafting has been today as I have been to work and as I am at work most of tomorrow I doubt anything will be done then either.
Still I have high hopes for Thursday LOL!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

No crafting today...

Blooming blogger! I have a decent pic of my boy and me and it decides that I can't up load it at the mo. Pants!!!!

Anyway busy day...went to IKEA and bought stuff but nothing exciting (although the wrapping paper I got is abit lush). managed to get to Nottingham and back by 1.45pm which is blooming good going and it was thanks to my friend Claire otherwise known as The Stig!!! LOL!

Needless to say I have done no playing today -not good. But will sort it out tomorrow

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Playing Catch up

I am going to finish this Christmas Journal....I am I am I am.
That has been my mantra for today and although it's not finished yet I have completed four pages this afternoon which I think is pretty good going.

Inbetween sorting children out and playing the Ben 10 game this afternoon I have been spending most of my time messing with paper and oh it's been lovely.
I am trying to have a little bit more me time this year and so far so good!
I have made cards up to the end of April, apart from one of Harry's so am feeling pretty organised I can tell you.

Here is a birthday card for my godson - think you can tell his name and how old he will be? LOL!!!

Tomorrow once George is dropped off at school My friend and I are off to that shopping haven otherwise known as Ikea. All I want are scissors, plasters, lightbulbs and batteries. Will that be all that I buy???? Tune in tomorrow for an update xxxx

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Promises, promises

I know. One of my resolutions was to blog or try to each day and it hasn't happened.....ah well better late than never.

Well first week back to normality is done and dusted and it has been a little hectic.......again!

We have had SATS meetings at school (both boys have them this year - oh joy) and then Wednesday was Harry's dental appt at the hospital.
My boy does have to have a brace (which we were expecting) and no op (thank god!). Infact he will have to have two braces over a period of about two years. There is a little more work to be done than we thought originally but it will be all good and worth it in the end.

I have crafted and taken piccies of my work......yeah!!!!!!!

Here is a card for my nephews birthday - I am quite liking this :)

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Happy Anniversary......

to my Mum and dad!!!!!!

36 years..... oh my word!

Well I am desperately trying to get back into the swing of things after the Christmas hols.
The boys are back at school and Steve is back at work and I am doing more hours again at my little job.
I think we are getting back to it again.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Well it seemed a good idea at the time!

Why oh why oh why did I decide to try and tidy my little room??!!!!

I cannot believe that I have this much stuff in here.

Oh my.................

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well we made it through Christmas and New Year!

We had a fantastic time with family and friends over the holiday period and the boys were spoilt rotten by Santa!

Christmas Eve was spent at our home with my Ma and Pa along with our neighbours who popped in for a drink (or three).

Christmas Day we all went over to my in laws for the day and the ten of us had a lovely time - good company and good food what more do you want?

Since then we have spent quality time together and done family things as well as a little bit of socialising with friends.
Last night we had my friend and her two children over for a bite to eat and a drink to see in the New Year.It really has been lovely.

Talking of lovely this is a pic my dad sent to me this morning if the view from their garden - it is really beautiful :)

Resolutions for this year?
  • Eat more healthily - once choc is eaten from Christmas
  • Try to exercise a bit more (any excuse to use my Wii Fit)
  • Craft alot more (mainly for sanity)
  • Blog every day - my Ma likes reading my blog apparently ha ha ha!

Right am going to chill out a bit more and spend a little time with hubs as he has to go to work tomorrow :(