Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I've been tagged...

1 - If you could have £100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose? I would choose paper because I love 12x12 papers, and then I'd add some ribbons, some buttons and some coloured sticky gems!!

2 -If you had to choose between using only stamps or ribbons, which would you choose? I'd definitely choose stamps, although I love ribbons, I can't live without my stamps!!!

3 - If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year…which would you do? I like making scrapbooks because they are personal and perfect for journalling everything the children have done since they could walk so that I can get my own back when they're older but I love seeing people open the cards I make for them too, so I guess it would have to be being able to make fab cards!!!

4 - Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home? I'd be happy with just a room of my own (I'm not greedy... I'd be happy with an attic or a cupboard under the stairs) I am currently working in the KITCHEN which drives my poor insane husband nuts as he can't stand the mess!!

5 - What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style? STAMP it...FOLD it...STICK it...SEND it. Is there any other way??? Answers on a postcard please...

Here are the rules
Answer the questions on your blog and tag 5 more people to answer the same questions Make sure you list on your blog who you are tagging. I am tagging: Sarn at Chocolate is not just for Breakfast as she's already tagged Caz and I don't know any other bloggers as I've only been around a short time! Bless... boo hoo!

Well... I've been tagged!

Thanks go to my bezzie mate Sarn for tagging me! Although I'm not really quite sure what I have to do...just answer a few simple questions I guess. Well here goes!

1 - If you could have £100 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
As with Sarn, it would have to be assorted embellishments, although I love scrapbooking, I love card making more and get so much more out of seeing my friends and families faces when they see what I have personally created for them. Scrapbooking is more of a personal thing in my opinion. I would have some ribbons, buttons, fabric flowers and assorted coloured gems.

2 -If you had to choose between using only stamps or ribbons, which would you choose?

STAMPS...definitely stamps. Penny Black, Whipper Snapper and lots of 'em.

3 - If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year…which would you do?

No competition. . . cards (always cards)!

4 - Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home?

I would love to have my own shop, full to the brim of lovely crafting things. All those lovely papers and ribbons and embellishments....mmmmmmmm [drool!]

5 - What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style?

STAMP it! FOLD it! STICK it! SEND it!

Ok, here are the rules…………
Answer the questions on your blog and tag 5 more people to answer the same questions. Make sure you list on your blog who you are tagging. I ain't go no friends... so I am tagging: Sarn as she's already TAGGED Caz!!!

By the way...

Just in case anyone was interested... Abi-Normal is fine and back to her usual bubbly self. She had the operation for her Pimetra and she's back on her feet and doing very well. No secondary infections. She's so lovely and we're so grateful that she pulled through. She's the sort of dog that wouldn't harm a hair on anyone's head. She adores everyone.

Well... that's that!

We have completed all the forms for Lianne's top three secondary school's and got them sent off by the deadline. Bless her, the Saturday before last, she had to endure a 3 hours sports, physical test (as one of her choices of school specialises in Sport) and then the Saturday just gone this weekend, she had to complete a 3 hour academic test with Verbal Reasoning (don't ask) and Maths.

I'm really glad that it's all over now, but now we have the waiting game until March when she will (hopefully) be given a place at ONE of her chosen schools. If, IF, she is UNLUCKY and doesn't get any of her chosen three, we then have to go to an appeal process and wait on 'Continued Interest' lists. HELP!!! Please, Please, Please let her get one of her choices, else I know she'll just be heartbroken. More to the point, I think I MIGHT BE TOO! I cried like a baby when I dropped her off at Queens' School to do her academic test. Where has the time gone? It was only yesterday that she was my little fairy, running around the garden in her fairy wings singing like she hadn't a care in the world!!! Boo Hoo!

Caz's Blog

Just been looking at Sarn and Caz's blog... there's some fab cards so if you haven't had a look yet and there's anyone out there who's interested, click on my links to their Blog's and see for yourself, they're fab!

Belly Dancing...

Just been Belly Dancing and my hips and waist are KILLING me!!! Who'd've thought such an old fashioned dance technique could be such a killer! Still I feel as though I've had the workout from hell so it must be all good. And even better for me if it helps me to shed a few inches off my waist and hips (and hopefully thighs) before I pile it all back on at Christmas xxx

28 days to Christmas...

...and I still haven't finished making all of my Christmas Cards.... HELP!!! Although I have just posted my bezzie mate Sarn's card so hopefully she'll get it in the post tomorrow (and hopefully I will have been the first to send her one!) We'll see...

Busy day at work today and when I collected the children from school there was a nasty accident in town so the usual 20 minute journey took us an hour and a half in traffic so haven't been able to make a single card this afternoon (more's the pity!) so I'll have to get cracking this evening. Watch this space!

Monday, November 26, 2007

I'm Back...

I cut up an old 2006 calender (no I don't throw anything away, I'm a hoarder!!!) and couldn't resist getting rid of this picture. I added it to some brown card to compliment the background and added some sheer brown organza ribbon... et voila! I think it's lovely and I'm not sure I want to give it to anyone now, so I might just frame it and stick it on the wall in Lewis' room or something as he loves it.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

and a few more...

Well...I did say I was feeling much better now. I'm on a roll. YIPPPPPPPEEEEEE!!!!!

And here's a few more...

Poor me...

Hi Guys, I'm back! I have been really poorly this past week and a half. I've had a chest infection and a stinking cough, that feels like sandpaper being rubbed up and down the inside of my throat everytime I cough (which is often). Anyway, I haven't been making many cards while I've been laid up, been watching too many DVD's and daytime telly and eating too much chicken soup and chocolate (although not at the same time...ugh!)

Anyway, here's a few sampkles of what I've been up to this weekend... Hope you like???

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

24 hour recovery...

Well just thought I would let you all know that Abi seems to be recovering well. She's back at my parents' home and although quiet and resting, she seems to be on the road to recovery and was well happy to see us when we visited her with her card. Bless!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


The children were very upset about Abi when they got in from school and they were really impressed with my 'magic' card so they asked me to make one for Abi as a Get Well Soon card. Here it is. They were pleased with it. I added a ribbon on the 'pully' bit of this card, to make it easier for my mum to pull.

Rainbow Bridge...

With worrying about Abi and everything today, it has made me remember by beloved Doberman, Digger-the-Dog (Diggy to his friends). This is a poem that can be found quite easily on the internet, my dad gave it to me when we lost Diggy. This is not for Abi as she is still with us, but as I say, I have been remembering Diggy quite a bit today. This is Rainbow Bridge and applies to anyone that has lost a pet... get the hankies ready!

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Poor Abi-Normal

Just been told by mum that Abi, her Airedale, has been taken to the vet as she has a Piemetra and she has had to have all of her womb removed. Poot thing! The vet seems confident that despite the fact that she is 10 years old (same age as Lee-Lee) that she should pull through ok. Let's hope that's the case. We're all thinking of you Abi baby. Love you.

Will give you a big (but gentle) cuggle tomorrow baby. Love youuuuuu xxx

Whipper Snapper

Love this Whipper Snapper stamp. Add a few gemstones and some ribbon. How cute is this???

Choccie Biccies...

Sarn... I've just made a cup of tea and now I'm eating choccie biscuits. Jealous???

Birthday Kittie

I love this cat so much. I got the suede 'ribbon' off a candle that we bought for hallowe'en and wanted to use it on a card. Still not sure that I used it on the 'right' card, but Lianne seems to think it goes well enough???? Personally, I think there's too much 'white'. Oh well...

Anniversary Ducks

This stamp is by 'Funstamps' and I love it as I can use it for anything. in this case I thought it would be nice for a friend's anniversary. I love this card as it is bright and colourful. Hopefully it put a smile on their faces???

Clip Clop... Clip Clop...

Over the half term, my friend Carina and her daughter Hollie, kindly offered to take Lianne riding on their horses. She had a fab time but unfortunately, WANTS ME TO BUY HER A HORSE! Anyway, that's out of the question. But as a 'thank you' we made Carina and Hollie this rather lovely Penny Black flap-over card.

Something Else...

Love this card. Stamped the House Mouse 'Birthday Cupcake' stamp onto white then mounted onto pink then white card again to create a frame, then mounted onto pink card again and added 'Zoomz' and pink spotted ribbon - et voila!!

Something Special...

I shouldn't be showing you this yet but I couldn't resist it...
Sarn recently sent me a link to and I love the 'Magic Slider Card'. I've seen these before but have never found anywhere where I could get really clear instructions of how to make it. This is so easy to follow and really is a truly special card. The look on Steve's and the children's faces were PRICELESS! They all wanted to know how I did it, but I've kept the secret to myself and told them that information was only available on a need-to-know basis and they DID NOT NEED TO KNOW! Hee hee hee xxx

Anyway, it's winging it's way to you as we speak Sarn and looks much better 'in real life'. Hope you like it???

Thursday, November 01, 2007


I've been really busy making cards the past couple of days and another two friends got in touch with me today to ask me to make some special cards for them as they have special birthday's coming up. Fortunately, it's for the same family so I just have to remember to not make them look too 'samey'. Still, at least it'll keep me busy (for a while at least).

Poor Steve has become a crafting widow - not that he wasn't already but seems to be even more so now. Lianne has been keeping me company in my craft room by helping me colour in and stick. She loves it and she's really clever at colouring in and shading etc. Hasn't quite mastered the watercolouring yet but we're working on it. She cuts all the tape for me etc and gets the little backing papers off of the little sticky pads for me. Us crafters can't be doing with such trivial things when we're creating dahling!!! Anyway, she's been a really big help the past couple of days. Think I'll treat her tomorrow or over the weekend by taking her to see "Stardust" as we both really want to see it. Popcorn and nachos here we come!!!! Yippeee!

Kute Kittie...

Here's another offering from the world of Penny Black. Stamped with Stayzon and then watercoloured. Mounted onto patterned paper and a splash of polkadot ribbon. Stickers are by Anita's I believe (apologies if not, my brain hurts!)

...and here's Lianne

I missed Hallowe'en but...

Here's what we got up to last night...