Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Last Chance List is Here!!

Here it is, the last chance list.

Some products have up to 40% discount, but once they are gone they are gone!!

Don't miss out on your favourite colours or stamp sets, email me and I will place your order.

Thanks for stopping by

August Special

Hi there

Hands up who likes a freebie??? Yep, me included! Look what Stampin Up have on offer for August.

Anyone wishing to take advantage of this fabulous offer email me on or even if you would just like some more details about these wonderful products then do not hesitate to get in touch.


Monday, 29 August 2011

Strength and Hope

Hi there, hope you are enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend.

Do you ever start with a blank card not sure where you are going with it? This is how today's card started. I was playing around with the butterfly from Strength and Hope, stamping it several times in differing colours onto Whisper White card stock. Quite liked the background it made but didn't want it to be crisp white on the edges, so out came an ink duster and sahara sand then lightly dusted it all over. Each element of the card was like this until hey presto, I had an A5 card. I found the whole process quite therapeutic.

Card stock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Concord Crush
Ink: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bridge, Concord Crush
Stamp Set: Strength & Hope
Die: Top Note
Basic Pearls
Punch: Scallop Square
Vellum from my own stash

While I'm blogging Leanne is crafting away. We bought 2 packs of blank gift bags and she's making a friend a birthday bag. Now the bags are not very big so I have been informed to buy the birthday girl a small gift..... you know like a DS game!!!
I'm sure she thinks money just magics itself into my purse :-)

I shall post you a pic of leanne's creation tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 27 August 2011


Hi there, sorry I haven't posted for a while but we have been on an emotional rollercoaster these last few weeks.

Sadly we lost our beautiful grandson Joshua James. He was so small and wasn't strong enough to make it past 27 weeks. Mel and Steve have been so brave and strong and I can only begin to imagine what they are going through. My heart goes out to them. We have also got John's mum in hospital. She has been quite poorly with a chest infection that is taking it's time to lift. Each day she is getting a little better and stronger.

The good news amongst the sadness is that Christopher got his A Level results last week and got the grades he needs to get his first choice place at University. I am so proud of him. We are now in the process of getting him kitted out with all the things he will need. I have no idea how I will cope when he goes, I think I shall be very tearful !

I got to meet an SU demonstrator from New Zealand last week. Sadie was visiting the UK and located me via the SU website. It is always great to meet new crafters and SU addicts :-)

I had a rare bit of spare time this afternoon so finally got to my craft corner. I have had such tremendous support these last few weeks so wanted to make a thank you card. In my recent SU order I got the Confetti set which I have had my eye on for a while. I also got the amazing August freebie - I just love this little set. There are only a few days left if you too want to get your hands on this. Email me for more details.

I think this card is simple but effective.

Card Stock: Rose Red and Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red and Chocolate Chip
Stamp Sets: Confetti and Oval All
Punches: Large Oval and Scallop Oval

I hope to be back soon with some more crafts.
In the meantime keep well and thanks for stopping by.


Monday, 15 August 2011

Fast & Fabulous Anniversary Card

Hi there, well it has been a while, but happy to report this is due to our summer holidays.

Just got back from Spain. We don't usually do an August holiday abroad due to the heat - I was always wary with the kids being small. Seeing as they are not so small now we went - boy was it hot!! 37 degrees on the first day and didn't go below 30 thereafter. Thank goodness for air conditioning and a lovely pool to cool off in. Forget about hair straighteners, my hair had a mind of it's own - lets say all the photos are of the kids and scenery :-)

I did get in some crafting before I went away. An A5 anniversary card using the Fast & Fabulous Hostess Level 2 stamp set and the butterfly from Strength & Hope.

Only a quick post as I am trying to catch up on all my emails, ironing (does anyone know where the ironing fairy lives) and generally tidying up.

Hope you are all having a lovely summer.

thanks for stopping by

Monday, 1 August 2011

Mum's Birthday

Sorry it has been a while since I blogged. Hope everyone is ok out there in the land of blogging? I had a really busy work week last week as I am now off work for two whole glorious weeks. So why did I wake up at 6:30am? I am hoping to be able to have a bit of lie in one day!

Today is my Mum's birthday, yesterday was my husband's and next week I have more birthdays and an anniversary. So lots to keep me crafting - I think the housework may take second place.

I have already shown the cards I made for Mum from me and one from the children. Here's a card that Dad asked me to do for her. It's another large card - A5 in size. The sentiment is from my own stamp stash, everything else is SU

Embossing Folder: Vintage Wallpaper
Stamp Set: Just Believe
Card Stock: Whisper White, Old Olive and Rose Red
Stampin Write Markers: Old Olive and Rose Red
Ribbon: Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon
Basic Pearls

Thanks for stopping by and I will try and post more often.