Thursday, 25 November 2010

Birthday Card

Yes that's right a Birthday Card, this is made using a sketch by Julee at Vive la Verve, papers by Melissa Frances.
after weeks of making Christmas cards and stuff for the Christmas Bazzar I had enough, anyway I have family Birthdays in December.
Last night while the footie was on I went up to my craft room and sorted and put away all my christmas crafting stuff, so no more and after 100 cards and about 100 tags and all the rest, enough is enough.

I just wanted to wish all of you across the Pond a Happy Thanksgiving Day, enjoy your special day.
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Friday, 19 November 2010

Christmas is love...Sweet Sunday sketch challenge 93

Another day and another Xmas card and another challenge and this one is for Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge and I used my new papers from Stampin Up and the Xmas tree stamp from contempo xmas set and the poinsettia stamp from Waltzingmouse.

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Thursday, 18 November 2010

Waltzingmouse sketch challenge 23

Great sketch this week at Waltzingmouse sketch Challenge and I just love there Stamps, I used stamps from Big Blooms Poinsettia and The compliments of Christmas. I Stamped the flower 3 times and embossed with clear embossing powder and cut and layered them.

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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

WOYWW: Waiting for the glitter to dry.

I am really enjoying the WOYWW at Julia's blog, so thought I would give it another go this week, it is a good excuse to have a nosey at other crafters workspace's.
Although it was only 4.30pm it was already dark when these photo's were taken on Tuesday evening.
Do people still send Thank You card's for their prezzies at Christmas? I know my daughter Nicola always makes sure Grace sends them out.
Don't you just hate it when the glitter glue takes ages to dry, nearly as bad as waiting for your nail varnish to dry, I always smudge it.
I made these to sell at the Christmas bazaar on the 27th. I used Contempo Christmas Stamp by Stampin Up.
Also on my desk is the bauble punch which is just made for the bauble stamp, and those fabbie Timmee scissors which were a gift from the lovely and so talented Kath
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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Let it Snow! SSS82

I had to wait in yesterday for a parcel, not that I was going anywhere, but I thought with the weather being so foggy and cold, it a perfect day for staying in my craftroom, it is one of the warmest rooms in the house, it being at the top, and also the radiator is under my desk.

 I managed a few challenges one of which is the The Sweet Stop.

I used papers from that very yummy paperpack MME O! Christmas Tree, Image by Stampin Up and sentiment stamp by Waltzingmouse.
It is freezing fog here again today so maybe another day holed up in my craftroom, unless the cold sends my mojo fleeing,  I will have some more challenges to post later.

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Friday, 12 November 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #92

Been busy making more snowflaes and another calendar for the bazzarr which is only a couple of weeks away now, I've worked so hard making things I only hope its all been worthwhile.
Anyway I did manage a challenge this for Sweet Sunday Sketch , I had a few papers left from the christmas paper from Stampin Up from last year, so thought I would use some of those up and I used the MS pucnches, Stamp is from LOTV. 
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010


I so enjoyed the WOYWW last week I thought I would have another play this week. Hope over to Julia's blog and play too. I'm afraid I didn't get around to visit everyone Wednesday is a bit busy for me. But the Footie is on tonight so might be able to some blog hopping then.
I have been making calenders for Grace's Christmas Bazzarr and on my desk pad is the start of another one, using Teeny Trees from Waltzingmouse, I started to make it yesterday and didn't finish it, yesterday was one of those days when I did nothing and didn't want to anything, what a waste of a day, and at my age I can't afford to waste days, but today another day, and I'm not wasting this one.
Weigh in day at  Weightwatchers, and a new diet plan called Pro Points, so all my books on WW and scales etc are now obsolete, which a bit annoying but then maybe this new plan maybe just what I need to give my diet a boost and lose the last few pounds. 
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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

From a friend

The weather here is very chilly and windy, winter is definately here. November also brings Birthday's it was Kath's on the 7th and mine on the 8th, and this is what came in the post today a beautiful card from the lovely Kath and a pair of Timmie scissors and can't wait to play with them, according to Kath they are amazing, we need these scissors when we go to play along at the Tim Holtz workshop and I know Kath is as excited as I am, only 107 more sleeps.
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Monday, 8 November 2010

Birthday Girl

It is my birthday today, and although I decided years ago I didn't want to get any older the inevitable happens. We went for lunch yesterday with my daughter and her family and little Grace bought the angel for my Pandora bracelet, which is just perfect and then Brian took me to Milton Keynes and bought me the pink opal drop the heart mother of pearl and the safety chain, he bought me the bracelet for Our 40th Wedding Anniversary in June and it is now filling up nicely.
He has taken the day off work today and he is taking me out for lunch again to day and then we are having afternoon tea with my favourite little girl Grace.
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Friday, 5 November 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch 91

Can't stop playing with these fabulous papers and these super stamps from Waltzingmouse another Xmas card I'm afraid, can't have too many. I need to have a sort out and see which ones I am willing to give up for the Christmas Bazzar later this month, I have made about 70 so far. Isn't it a shame you cant't send them to yourself, I love them all and don't think I can bear to part with them.
The sketch challenge today is for
  Sweet Sketch Sunday

Thursday, 4 November 2010

The Compliments of the Season-SSS80

Another Sketch Challenge this time for The Sweet Stop, and another Xmas Card, well I couldn't wait to use some of that new pad of Papers,from MME called O Christmas Tree, they are the sort of papers that you buy just to stroke, but I got over that and just cut, and the colours just Compliment, (pun intended) the cardstock from Stampin Up, and the stamps are from Waltzing mouse
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Wednesday, 3 November 2010


Every morning I check out Kath's blog and every Wednesday she has a picture of her desk which I must day is very very tidy, I thought I can't match that but looking over the WOYWW blog at Julia's blog I thought why not have a go so this is the first picture of my desk for WOYWW.. My craft room is on the 3rd floor of my house and you can see it's not very tidy. I bought some fabulous papers at hobbycraft on Saturday, MME O Christmas Tree, did I need these NO did I want them YES, you will see some of these papers later this week. And the snowflakes ornaments I made for Grace's Christmas Bazzarr.lots of glitter.

Edited to Add: Sorry! Here is the link for the tutorial for the snowflakes. HERE
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Clean and Simple

The sketch this week is from Clean and Simple challenge blog, it's certainly simple but I don't know about clean, there is a blob of ink on the bottom of the card. But I love the colour of this ink, it is such a fabulous shade of red from Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler. The stamp is from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Big Blooms Poinsettia.
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Tuesday, 2 November 2010


Whilst Brian was in Devon golfing I spent the weekend at my daughter Nicola's house and what a lovely weekend I had with Grace, we made Halloween cookies on Saturday and on Sunday Grace got so excited and couldn't wait to for it to go darker so she could go trick or treating, most of the houses on Nicola's street really get into the Spirit of Halloween, we had so much fun and some really spooky moments. Even he build a bear Curly had her own outfit and collection bucket, Grace gave her all the sweets she didn't like, she is a bit of a chocoholic.
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