Monday, 30 June 2008

Jon Bon Jovi

Well what can I say... My friend Wendy who also went to the concert on Friday and Saturday, took some photos and passed them onto me so I can share with you or bore you with some lovely photos of Bon Jovi & Jon himself strutting his stuff!

Cass I hope you enjoy...

The first picture just shows how many were there and apparently there was more at this show Friday night then there was at Hyde Park. Wow!!!!

For those of you who are not interested in photos of Jon I have posted a card on here that was made for me by my friend dddeeebbbzzz
I love it, it's fantastic and she has used her favourite lilac and lemons flavia papers, is that right debz?
So thank you debz for the beautiful card I do love it, and will have to look out for those flavia papers myself...

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Bon Jovi Concert

Well all I can say is Jon did his bit and boy did he! The concert was fantastic, only thing is I brought my camera and not my memory stick inside so no photos were taken by me. I am awaiting instead for my brrother in law to send some to me so I can share what I saw with you. I will look at my hubbys phone and see if the photos on there will do, but not holding out much hope as BIL's camera was so much better.

All I can say Caz is I hope you had as good a time as I did. I sung myself horse and jumped up and down and now I am really tired and achey but still smiling!!!!!! Jon is very yummy he encouraged the participation of the crowd 150%!
Anyhow have left you with a card that says absolutely fabulous and that is exactly how I feel, now going to sleep for a bit though. Am dreaming of my newly ordered July kit from Cleocrafts

Thursday, 26 June 2008


Am now a qualified First Aider at work for the next 3 years. Am much more awake and full of energy unlike yesterday...
Made this card with one of my stamps the 'peeking over' range from woodware and papers used from funky hand. Hope eveeryone is having a lovely day with all the sunshine we are having. Have also changed some widgets or got rid of one too....Will go and catch up with you all!

Wednesday, 25 June 2008


I am revising for First Aid course tonight so no chance of blogging or crafting. So tired anyhow! Now know how to deal with shock, burns, asphyxia etc etc. Just in case you need first aid whilst typing away on the computer to me????
Doing all of the resuss annie and recovery position tomorrow and the test, as it is an update on my 4 day course 6 years ago, did a 3 year ago update too in between.
Now off to find my First aid book which will be in a box somewhere in the house....
Does anyone know what first aid to administer for brain having to work too hard? Has been interesting though and have a really goos teacher.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008


I don't know if this is me or not but yes i can have a temper on me. Now what are you like????

What Your Taste in Chocolate Says About You

You are sophisticated, modern, and high class.

Your taste is refined, but you are not picky.

You are often the first to try something new.

You are passionate and full of life.

You fall in love easily, and you tend to have whirlwind relationships.

Your passion sometimes does get the better of you. You have a crazy temper!

You love being around people. Friendships are important to you.

You feel lost when you're by yourself... so you tend to avoid being alone.


I made a card for my husbands friend for a baptism. I came across the idea on another site somewhere and decided to see how it would look. I think and hope it's quite an elegant, simple card.
It was so easy to do, I needed to cut out the cross within a square using the craft robo placed mirri card behind and I printed out the baptism message as the backing paper.

Monday, 23 June 2008


This is the fruit I came out as, what fruit are you?????? I thought this was interesting....

You Are an Orange

You have a zest for life, especially for anything colorful, wild, or dramatic.

You have a unique take on the world, and you're not afraid to be a little funky.

You are a bit reserved toward people who don't know you well.

You have a thick skin, which can protect you from anything that goes wrong in your life.

Once someone does get to know you, they totally get and appreciate you.

Your friends see you as a bright person with a refreshing take on life.

Craft Central

Well I think I was quite good since it was my first visit to Craft Central. Fortunately there was one quite near to the hotel we stayed in for the wedding over the weekend. Mum and I were quite restrained, I think it helped with knowing that our husbands were waiting for us.

Hoping to make some nice stuff with all the goodies I have picked up!

Sunday, 22 June 2008


I had a great time at the wedding and unusually the weather was fantastic even though everyone except my Nan expected it to rain.

Here are some of the photos...

The lovely couple, my cousin and her new husband

Their two children all dressed up to the nines and ready to blow bubbles after the confetti photo shoot.

My Aunty the brides mother made all of the flower decorations on the table and outside in the ceremony. All of the family on my mum's side
are crafting one way or another.

Here we are ready to be fed...

It was a lovely day and the children were brilliant, they had a bouncy castle later on which they kept visiting to see when it would be ready to go on. Adults didn't get a go though :(

The wedding took place at a very old agricultural college which will no longer be around for much longer and my cousin had the last wedding to be performed there. It's a shame as the college has been the main part of the village and was beautiful both inside and out. Also the wedding was an official 'Kentish wedding'.

Friday, 20 June 2008


Well have decided to give the last card to my friends/neighbours who are looking after Charlie and Lola. Very grateful.

I am off to Ashford, Kent to my cousin's wedding so am v busy packing but got bored after firat few things so am procrastinating and having a chat with you all.

My Blog won't be updated until I am back so don't panic, not that you would I am sure! I have camera packed ready for some photos of us all dolled up!

So much for my Garden Party cards which have not been able to get to the people selling them. They weren't relying on them as they knew I had lots on anyhow so they are ok with it. However I feel a bit of a failure. Never mind.

Here's a card I made with the images I created

earlier in the week. Penny black image and Dovecraft Amethyst paper. love this image!

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Thank you

I have been making some more
cards for the garden party but have also been ill yesterday. Am really busy today and am hoping to be back at work as sooo much to do. Will be getting hair cut and helping with ICT training.
So posted this in advance. I used DCWV pocket full of posies paper and my favourite Pink petticoat image. I have since joined the pink petticoat group on UKscrappers too. Such funky and modern images and papers.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Card Inserts

My Nan loves making cards using pressed flowers (a family of card makers!!!). I bought her a microwave flower press for her birthday a few years ago and she hasn’t looked back since.
She does have problems with making the card inserts as she has no computer and mum has made some card inserts for her before.
So she asked again if we could make some more. Mum asked if I could help her to make some too.
I decided as I have recently made card inserts using faded pictures as the background I would do this for her.
This is the out come and I am quite pleased on how they turned out.

We are giving them to her on my cousins wedding day as Nan lives in Kent and to send it is quite expensive, so will let you know what she thinks.

Another late night...

Well up late again, however got lots done. Have finished my Cousin's wedding card using Pink petticoat and the papers from DCWV luxury, really beautiful papers.

Also made my Nan her card inserts all 40 pages! which I will put them on tomorrow with some new cards that I have made too.

Monday, 16 June 2008


I got back the box of cards I gave dddeeebbbzzz for the stall on Saturday and found only 10 left, which is great. Sha said we raised quite a bit so really pleased. Also finished a commisioned card for a friend and gave it today, here it is.
Had difficulty taking a photo as the mirri card kept reflecting back!
Anyhow off to make more for Saturday.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Catching up

Sorry I have been not around...

Well on Wednesday I looked after 2 children or 1 eight year old and a teenager (who I wasn't looking after).
They have really grown up since I last saw them it was a bit of a shock. I did not get home till 12.45 very very tired!

So Thursday I caught up on sleep!
Friday became Father's day as dad was busy doing sound for a play, so we went out for a meal. Here is his card...

Then on Saturday I was sick. I was supposed to go out for the day to London with family but couldn't. So rested and was taken to Garson's farm later to 'get out of the house'.

Still chilling but now able to play with all my goodies. Thought you might be interested but I find stamping hit and miss but no longer as the crafter's companion 'rock a blocks' really do work. LOOK...

I have never ever got 3 crisp images in a row. So it really does work I must admit I was dubious and thought it gimicky but it's fab.
So now i am off to paint these up for anniversary cards to sell for our 60th garden party, which I can't be at as I am at a wedding, which I am also making a card for. So now to get myself into gear.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

My stash!!!!!

I have been very busy after being at school til 6 Andrew and I decided to go to eat and chill out at the pub. He has been studying for his ACCA exams and he had to take his exam today. Well have been sooo busy getting lots and lots of parcels as you can see....All I need now is some time to go and play!

First I got some items from crafters companion. I thought I might see if the rock a blocks work and if it is easier to get a crisp stamped image without faded areas etc.

I also visited poppicrafts and bought all this for not much money and finally found black flowers so I can make some black and white cards/scrap pages with them, I also got some cat brads which I can use with my cat scrap pages. They have a cat image, purr... and cat nap on them.

I finally bought some cd's from funky hand which are fantastic and can't wait to use them. I also got some penny black stamps and woodware stamps from whichcrafts. Well what more can I ask for. I won't be able to use them til at least thursday so watch this space......

Monday, 9 June 2008

Back now!

Well I have not blogged for a while but I made a card for a friends birthday and then forgot to take a photo!
I have been doing my dad's card but can't publish it as he looks at my blog!!!!! I have had a new reception parents evening tonight as well as trying to help a poor 'Espresso'(website) lady to train our teachers. Unfortunately everything that could go wrong did! I don't think our teachers have been encouraged to use it as a result.

I have also been creating a minibeast garden role play area and have done the lettering ready to put up. I will take a piccie when I have finished but already the children are desperate to go in...

Thursday, 5 June 2008

'miss shoe' card

Have recently found out that someone I know will be moving away so decided to make her a 'miss shoe' card to say goodbye. She will be moving to another country and so it will be a bit difficult to visit but hopefully contact will be kept through email and sending cards.
Used my favourite the pink petticoat and dovecraft amethyst papers. Love the amethyst as you don't need too much otherwise it gets too busy so I do nice and simple!

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Charlie and Lola is my favourite and my best!

It was fantastic. It was my bestest ever play I have seen. The children also absolutely loved it! There were stories from the books incorporated and the characters were 2D puppets. A few of the children fell asleep on the coach back and I know how they feel as I am shattered already!

To add to my excitement I recieved one of my orders, an artylicious cd 'fantasy flowers' as I am going to make some inserts for my Nan when I visit her.

I also made the double pocket card as shown on enfys blog. I don't know how to use it and what to put in it so if anybody has any ideas please post them I'd be really really grateful!!!!!

Anyhow I am off to go to bed to catch up on sleep.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

thank you dddeeebbbzzz

As you can see on Monday I recieved a lovely handcrafted card from debz to say thank you for helping out with the 'Isle of Wight'. Thank you debz it's fab. I just hope she didn't break the camera trying to get the photos of me off the camera! I also got a book voucher from my Head teacher as did the rest of the staff to say thank you too. It was such a shock, especially as we do this every year for the last 6 - 7 years and I never expected anything! So can't wait to pop to Kingston to chose a book.

Funny enough before this card arrived I also made a thank you card using the HOTP papers etc.

Oh I am really ever so very excited by the way, as going to the theatre with the children to see Charlie and Lola (not my cats) one of the books we are seeing is based on 'whoops but it wasn't me' and a few others! I think I am about as excited as the children and many of the staff are starting to say I look like Lola as I wear the hair clips in my hair I have the wide eyes and similiar hair too. What do you think????

Monday, 2 June 2008

and now for something completely different!

I tried out my new HOTP papers and embellishments and used it to make one of the suggested layouts. I didn't like a lot of them as I felt they were a bit busy but liked this as it was simple.
I also got a thank you card which I will post tomorrow which was fab, although there are photos of me so be warned...

Sunday, 1 June 2008


I have been sooo busy as usual and have been trying to remeber what is like to be a teenager, so I can make this card for a friend of mine! I tell you my teenage years were scary!

I have been busy practicing for my piano lesson on monday and making this card. Sorting out projector and laptop and sound for a PA system. This evening at least I get to relax and go to my inlaws for a meal.
Anyhow on with getting ready for school!!!!!