Thursday, 28 October 2010

Carol's Stampin Up workshop

We had such a wonderful evening with Carol. I have been a bloggy friend of Carol's for ages and last night we finally got to meet, we had a wonderful evening and I think the evening was a success all the ladies said what an enjoyable time they had. We got to make a wonderful Christmas card, and learn a few new technique, but I think my bow needs a little practice.
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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Let it Snow- Waltzingmouse challenge 20

Wow this is the 2nd challenge I have managed to do this week, and its another Christmas Card. This one is for the Waltzingmouse challenge sketch blog. I used Holidays labels no14 and Compliments of the Season. I turned the sketch.
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Monday, 25 October 2010

Big Blooms Poinsettia-Card patterns 87

At last I found the time to make a challenge card for Card Patterns using the new stamps from Walzingmouse Stamps, I used the small and medium flowers, stamped and embossed with silver pearl embossing powder.
Still making stuff for Grace's School Christmas Bazzarr, I,ve also been making calendars today and I promise to show you photos of everything when I have finished them all.
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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

All I want for Cristmas is .... Notebooks

Just a few notepads I made for a Cancer research  Evening my daughter Nicola is attending, she had some Jamie At Home notepads and when I saw them I knew just what to do with them. Nicola has just become a consultant for Jamie At Home which has the most amazing Homeware and all Jamie Oliver, just hoping he come to a party here soon.
I was inspired by Michelle at Mish Mash, hop on over she has the most blog and so much inspiration.
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Saturday, 16 October 2010

Joyeux Noel

What a bad blogger I am, just realized I haven't blogged for a week so sorry anyway here's another Christmas Card, I love this one, I subscribe to the US mag Papercrafts, and when I saw this I know I just had to make it, as I already had the Stamp which is by Pink Paislee, I changed the punched border using the Martha Stewart snowflakes one instead and the flower is sheet music which I sprayed with glimmer mist and then crunched up and dried with my heat gun all held together with a mother of pearl button and twine.

Hope you all have a great weekend, I'm being trawled out this evening for a dinner at the golf club, as Brian is vice captain, they only want you there when it suits. anyway it has cost him a new dress.
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Saturday, 9 October 2010

Jet'aime - Mojo Monday 159

Bet this will surprise the bloggers who visit my blog on a regular basis, it's not a Xmas card.  Well I had just received this stamp which is from the KOTM form The Unity stamp Co, and couldn't resist this Eiffel Tower stamp. I love Paris having been a few times, it is just magical. Brian and I celebrated our Silver wedding anniversary there and I can hardly believe that we have just celebrated our Ruby anniversary, where have the years gone. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday most weeks there isn't a prize except on the first Monday of the month, so just had to play along and anyway they are such inspirational sketches. and who knows I might just get lucky this time.

Anyway back to Xmas, but not a card, I have made my Xmas cake this morning and it is in the oven as I write this, filling the house with all the lovely smell of Xmas. I love Jamie Oliver and I buy all his cookbooks and he also has a monthly mag and this month there is one for Xmas cake. I always used to make my own cake at Xmas but as there is only the 2 of us now and we are eating it well into the New Year, I stopped making one, and bought a small one, but this year after seeing his recipe decided to make one, so off to Tesco I went yesterday and bought all the ingredients, soaked the fruit over night in brandy and mixed it this morning and it was in the oven by 8.30am. actually it made two as my cake tin wasn't big enough so I will have one to give away.

Hope you alll have a good weekend.

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Thursday, 7 October 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 87

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I've not had a lot of time to play this week but managed a little challenge at Sweet Sunday Challenge Blog and quess what it's another Xmas card.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Happy 60th Birthday

As promised here is the card that I made for my hubby's birthday which was on Saturday. We had a super weekend visitors started arriving Saturday Lunch time and from then on it was super hectic but so much fun, it was great to see all the family and friends, we are scattered across the UK and it is great when we can all get together, and although on Thursday last week it didn't seem right to be celebrating and having a good time, but life goes on, and thank goodness it does else where would we all be.

The party was brilliant and I'm sure everyone had a good time, I know we did. Our friend Jon Kendall sang for us, the future is looking very bright for Jon he is a great singer and songwriter and I think he will go far in the music business. If we have him for my 60th in 3yrs time I don't think we will be able to afford him. One of our best friends Letty and her fiance Tim also played for us Letty has the most amazing voice, and if you read this Letty I love you.
...and not forgetting Brian, the Birthday Boy, I'm so pleased that everything went well and he had a brilliant weekend. He doesn't look 60 and I think he look 10years younger not a wrinkle or grey hair in sight, the hair bits a joke. He just wishes the rest of him was holding so well too.

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