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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Where have they gone?

Tuesday & Wednesday, that is, I have been so busy over the last couple of days. Feels like I've blinked and missed 'em.
Not had any time to craft (till this afternoon) or blog. :o(

Hope you are all well and enjoying this gorgeous weather, it certainly is as promised, very hot.

I've made a lil' tag to enter into Pollycraft Challenge tags & bookmarks.

I just adore Pollycraft images, they are sooooo cute. Bought a few more at the weekend, I must get them printed off and coloured in.

I used : Spectrum Noirs & Derwent pencils
Just Rite sentiment
Woodware punch
Scrim, ribbon &gems from stash.

Hope you all enjoy this evening, will be back later to catch up.

Monday, 26 September 2011

BnW GDT card

Good afternoon everyone, well another new week already, where have the months gone? at least we have been promised some nice weather for the next few days.

I won a GDT spot a couple of weeks ago over at BnW and I was absolutely thrilled to bits. Here's the card I made for the challenge, which is to use your fave colour or colours. So I chose pink & kraft (is kraft a colour?) I really love putting pastels onto kraft card, it really stands out.

I used: BnW Little Friend
Spectrum Noirs & Derwent pencils
Dienamics & Marrianne D dies
Whimsey stamp & die
BG papers
Gingham ribbon

I'm entering it into: Die Cut Dreams pink, brown & cream
Marianne Design Divas bloom & grow

Remember me telling you about the yo-yo yesterday, well Bradley was'nt that impressed using it as a yo-yo and dragged it behind him as his doggy. We even had to wait whilst 'he' ( the yo-yo ) had a wee before he got in the car. Kids eh?

Hope you all have a good afternoon, will catch you later.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #74 Christy's Sketch

Good afternoon folks, hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Well it's soon come around to Sunday again and that means it's time for another challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp. This week's sketch has been designed by our Christy and it's a really lovely one.

Here's my card....

We have a great prize for the lucky winner from our very lovely sponsors.


2 fab chipboard albums and 5 packets of chipboard shapes.

Hope you will join us, I'm looking forward to checking out your gorgeous creations.

I'm really looking forward to catching up with all your lovely blogs this evening, so I'm going to get all the jobs done that just can't wait, cook tea, hooovering, ironing ( only joking lol! that can definately wait ) and inbetween try and show Bradley how to yo-yo, we've bought him a proper old fashioned wooden one. I reckon we'll all have more fun with it than him.

Have a really lovely evening and I will catch you later. :o)

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Candy Winner & HUGE thanks

Good afternoon to all you lovely blog folk. Hope you are all well. It's time to tell you who has won my birthday candy but before I do I would like to say a HUGE Thank You for all the lovely messages about my daughter Sam. You are all so thoughtful and all of your messages really touched my heart. It did turn out to be Bells Paulsy and she has to take steroids for the next 3 months. She still is'nt herself, bless her but she is so much better than the begining of the week. Remember when the kids were little and a Mummy kiss & cuddle would make the boo boo's better. If only I could still do that, I felt helpless.

I had a really lovely birthday, I got some scrummy crafty goodies and lots of other gorgeous things. I felt so lucky. My very lovely and talented SS&S teamie Claire sent me the most gorgeous card, Thank You Hun I love it and it will take pride of place on my craftroom window.

Any hoo! back to my birthday candy...

The winner is...............


Congratulations Mel, could you email me so I can get your candy in the post for you. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

My Little Claire's tutorial & some news

Hi folks, hope you are all well, just a quickie from me, as we've had a right couple of days.

Our daughter Sam is in hospital, her mouth and eye have drooped( for want of a better word) she frightened the life out of me & her Dad as she looks like she's had a stroke. She went to the doc's who sent her to hospital. They think it might be Bells Paulsy ( probably  not spelled correctly) but they're waiting for some results before they know what's what. She's had an MRI scan & a lumber punture. So we have Bradley, stopping with us, bless him, he thinks his Mummy has earache. So HUGE apologies from me if I'm not around much.

Before I go I have a little treat bag to show you. It's my turn over at Little Claires to do the weekly tutorial. We are all really enjoying doing the tutorials, hope you are enjoying them too.

There is a step by step and measurements over at Little Claire's so I hope you will have a look.
Also there's another fab Tuesday bargain over there, containing lots of goodies, including a really gorgeous stamp.


Sunday, 18 September 2011


Good evening folks, hope you are all ok. It's turned quite chilly here, we've got our heating on. Brrr!

It's mine and Hubby's anniversary today,we've been married 19 years. It's gone by so quick, only seems like yesterday since we got married. Although we both look very different, especially round the middle, lol!

Anyhoo! here's the card I made for him.

I love this very cute image and bought it especially to make this card.

I used: SWALK stamp
Spectrum Noirs
MS punch
Spellbinders die's
Papers, ribbon and pins from stash

We're having a cosy up in front of the telly tonight, Downton Abbey's on soon, so I will catch up with you all tomorrow. Hope you all have a really fab evening. :o)  

Friday, 16 September 2011


Hi folks, how are you all? hope you've had a good week and have a great weekend ahead of you. I've had a really busy week this week and time has escaped me even quicker than it usually does, so not much blogging from me.

So I have sat in my craftroom and made a card, even though there is loads of housework to do. Oh! well, I'm sure it will be waiting for me tomorrow.

Here it is, using another Saturated Canary Digi. She's called Poppy, she's a lil' sweetie and a pleasure to colour in.

I followed a fab sketch over at Sketch and Stash challenge and here it is.

Sketch 7 

I used: WeR Memory Keepers papers (old stash )
Spellbinders die ( new stash )
Whimsey ticket stamp & die
Spectrum Noirs & Derwent pencils
Ribbon & flower from stash

I'm also entering it into: Creatalicious Challenge anything goes

I'm going out tonight with some lovely folk from work, have'nt a clue what to wear, so I'd better go and get a wriggle on. I'm looking forward to spending a couple of hours in the morning, having a good old mooch around blogland ( in my PJ's of course ) so I will catch up with you then, have a lovely evening.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011


Good evening folks, hope you're all happy and well. Weather's been much better today, can't get over the wind yesterday, it blew over our garden furniture and broke our lovely wooden umbrella's. :o(  I know, it's nothing compared to the damage that some have had, but I was really fed up when I saw them.

Enough moaning from me, here's my card made using one of the new stunning digi's from Saturated Canary OMG! how gorgeous are they. I think I have found me a new addiction.

I used: Nevaeh digi image
First Edition papers
Whimsey postage stamp & die
Spellbinder's,  Cottage Cutz & Marriane Designs dies
Spectrum Noir's & Derwent pencils
McGill punch
Ribbon, flowers and pearls from stash

I'm entering this into : Bunny Zoe's Crafts Debbie's sketch 
Die Cut Dreams use at least 5 flowers

Rightyho! I'm off to have a nosey around blog land. Have a lovely evening.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Wonderful weekend

Good afternoon folks, how are you all ? hope you have'nt been blown about too much by the wind.

I had the most amazing weekend at GNPE Harrogate show. The breakfast workshop's were amazing and the ladies who attended were all so lovely. We had loads of fun. :o) I then spent the rest of the time doing what I love the most, crafting!  Here are a few things I made :

I also met up with two of my teamies, Gaynor & Helen who are both so lovely.  Steve & Gill from Little Claire's are a wonderful couple who really looked after me all weekend, Thanks Steve & Gill, I had the best time! All in all I feel soooooo lucky to be a part of LC design team, working with some great folks and amazing stamps designed by the super talented Gill.

I'm babysitting for Bradley this evening, he's coming for his tea, so I better make a move.

Before I go, I would like to say a HUGE hello and thank you to my new followers. If I have'nt already done so I will be coming for a visit.

Oh! one more thing. I made top 3 GDT at BnW. Thank You again Ladies, I am chuffed to bits. :o)

Right, I  really must go and start the tea. Will be back later for a catch up.


Sunday, 11 September 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #72 My Sketch

Hi everyone, another scheduled post from me.

Well, it's Sunday and that means we have a sketch for you all to play with at Sunday Sketch and Stamp. It's my turn to design a sketch this week and as I have'nt a clue how to do one on the computer, I have designed one the old fashioned way lol! Hope you like it.

Here's my card too.

I would absolutely love it if you had a play with my little sketch and joined us over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.
My lovely teamies have made some gorgeous creations, so have a pop over and have a little look.

Hope you all have a fab Sunday.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Little Claire's black & white challenge

Hi folks, hope you are all well and enjoying the start of the weekend.

This is a schedule post (hope it works) as I'm at Harrogate, demo-ing for Little Claire's

Talking of which, we have a really fab challenge for you over at Little Claire's Blog. We want to see your black & white creations.

I used: Spikey Flowers set & the sentiment is from Gerbera set, both available from Little Claire's

We have a lovely prize up for grabs for the lucky winner.

It consists of:

(all 6 x 6)

4 x c’mas baubles paper

4 x jingle bells paper

4 x crimson bazzilll

4 x pine bazzill

1 x sheet handmade stickers

1 x sheet Red Gingham die-cut C’mas sentiments

1 x Little Claire Poinsettia Corner stamp

Hope will join us for this one and if you're in need of some inspiration,  pop over to Little Claire's and check out my lovely teamies gorgeous creations.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Ski Jump

Hi folks.... hope you're all well.

I've been really enjoying making xmas cards lately and also one's for boys. I always used to struggle with these but I love doing them now, think it maybe a case of, the more you do the easier it gets.

Here's one I made this afternoon.

I followed Pop's fab sketch over at LOTV and ooh! it's a lovely one. :o)
I'm also entering it into: Samuel Taylors ( Christmas Stamp)
Marianne's Design Divas (anything goes)

I used: free HOTP papers from a mag
LOTV Ski Jump
Marianne D corner and snowflakes
Spectrum Noirs & Derwent pencils
Daisy & Dandelion sentiment
Pearls & Glamour dust

Hope you all have a lovely evening. Catch ya' later. :o)

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Snow Buddies

Good afternoon folks, hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend. Not sure where it's gone though, as usual it's gone far too quick.

I've been meaning to tell you about the abandoned cat near my Daughter Sam's house. Well the RSPCA seemed to have gotten fed up of trying to catch her and left the cage for Sam to have a go. The cat was not having any of it, so Sam and her elderly neighbour Colin have been feeding her. Sam made her a bed in her bin area and she has been ok. Well, as Colin has a bit more time, as Sam works, he has been making friends with the cat and he eventually managed to pick her up and take her to the PDSA, (well done Colin!)  so hopefully she is now being well looked after and hopefully re-homed. Both me and Sam would have loved to adopt her but we both have two cats, who would not have been happy about a newbie coming in. I'm really chuffed that she won't be spending the upcoming cold days outdoors, bless her.

Anyhoo! here's my card I've been making today.

I used: freebie Humphrey stamp from a mag
BG papers
Whimsey, Spellbinders & Marrianne D dies
Whimsey postage stamp
Spectrum Noirs & Derwent pencils
Bakers twine pearls & dewdrops from stash.

I'm going to enter it into: Sketch Saturday fab sketch
Crafters Companion Christmas Wishes

Right I must dash as I'm cooking a Sunday roast for tea & lemon meringue for pud. Yummy!

Will catch you all later.

Birthday Candy

Hi folks......

I have a birthday coming up soon and my family know that I'm not really fussed about flowers, I much prefer them in the garden and of course the pretty paper ones to stick on cards.

So..... I thought I would have a little birthday candy with some flowers and a couple of other things. Some scrim, ribbon and a couple of pots of glitter.

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post, you don't need to be a follower or put a piccie on your blog, although if you would like to, that would be fab. :o)

The candy will close at midnight on the 23rd September ( my Bday) and I will get Bradley to choose a name out of the 'hat' (probably his Fireman Sam helmet) the day after and I will post the winner then.

Good Luck.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Driving home for Christmas

Good evening folks, hope you are all ok. My first day back at work today and I feel a bit tired, I'd got used to being a bit lazy over the hols, busy doing nothing. :o)  We did some training today, which I really enjoyed and tomorrow the kitchen is getting a good old blitzing ready for cooking the dinners next week when the kids start back.

As it's the first of the month it's time for the Little Claire club stamp set, 'Delivering Christmas Wishes' and I must say I LOVE IT!

Included in the set are a gorgeous Morris Minor, a proper postbox, some cute little robins and 2 sentiments.

All the deets are Here and whilst your over there have a little peek in the gallery, my lovely teamies have made some gorgeous cards with it.

My lovely blog buddy Kerryn has given me a lovely award. Thank you hun, it really means a lot. :o)

I made top 3 over at Crafters Companion today too, Thank You ladies, I'm really chuffed to bits.

So it's been a lovely day today over here at My Happy Place.

Hope you all have a fab evening, I'm off for a lil' nosey round blogtown and watch Torchwood. :o)

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