Tuesday, 29 July 2008

For all those cat loving scrappers

Well this post has been created for a member of my team in UKscrappers (big kids @ heart) So for Aliscrapper here is my scrapbook I am looking forward to filling and the papers and embellishments I am going to use too. I found it in QVC and it is a cloud 9 product 586130 Aliscrapper has done some beautiful cat scrap pages and I can only hope to make them half as good as hers, fab inspiration Aliscrapper.

Monday, 28 July 2008

Happy Birthday Wend!

Have a friend who is off to New York and will be trying to meet her hero. I wonder if you can guess who from the card I made for her friend to give to her.

Yes she adores Bon Jovi as do I. I hope you have a fab time there and Happy Birthday!

Friday, 25 July 2008


Here is a commisioned card I was asked to make for a friend at work for her husband on their anniversary. They both support Everton, hence the badge. I used the craft robo to cut the champagne bottle shape card and then printed and cut the badge and label. Hope they both like it...

Thursday, 24 July 2008

good byes...

We have a child in Reception, who will not be going onto year 1 but will be leaving for New Zealand. She loves her football hence the element in the card. She has a few friends in the class who will miss her lots and I know she is a but wobbly about going, but we will keep in touch with the family.
I am pleased with the way this card has turned out and, all I can say is 'what did I do before I had a craft robo'???

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

children's cards

The children are receiving their cards today to say 'have fun' and inside it says 'in year 1' We always miss our old class and hope the next class of children are going to be as lovely and memorable.
They are also getting a pressie of a hairy mclary book to read over the summer! Anyhow better go. Have fun too!

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

My fourth

I should really explain this card... The person is leaving for cambridgeshire to become a deputy head, he created two characters to help teach the curriculum, little leonard and bad bernard. So they appear in this card. Also the teacher supports norwich city so this also appears on his card.
I created the paper digitally to tie in the colours of his football team. The teacher is very very tall hence we only see part of him in the card...
By tomorrow they should have recieved their cards and pressies.
Sorry I forgot to add and mention a BIG thank you to Debz for helping me with the design of this one. I did have a craft block and needed serious inspiration. Thanks Debz :)

Monday, 21 July 2008

ello ello ello!

I made this card for a friend who needed to say congrats on a police promotion. So I had a go at this one. I used mirri card and a craft robo as well as a peel off for the sentiment.
I have quite a few cards to catch up on and thought I would share the fourth card tomorrow.
My craft room looks like a card explosion has happened so can't wait for the holidays to be able to tidy up. Only two more days...

Sunday, 20 July 2008

My third

Well my third and fourth would have been sooner but i have either been sleeping or not able to speak. I had a viral throat infection which has made my throat feel like a gobstopper has got lodged in my throat permanently and still is there now. But enough of that am back and making cards manically to catch up with all I have to do before Wednesday end of term. Still working though for week and a half after that at holiday club.
It's not the best picture but its for someone who is going to be a drama teacher, who loves nature and bugs, who also will become a part time nanny, hence her new job.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

My second

Yes me again I have made my second car and Australian themed so am hoping she will like it. She also loves diving and had divers on her wedding cake so important to add them. Most of today has been very quiet as I have no voice at all. Andrew joked about getting a bell or even communicating through the computer. I think it's a cold thing as a lot of the day was spent sleeping or on the computer.
Hope you all had a nice weekend.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

My first

Well here is my first of four leaving cards and I hope that none of them are having a look on here. I am almost sure they are not. Anyhow the first is the person leaving for New Zealand and I tried to make sure it wasn't too busy but found this one and the Australia one easiest ones to start with. Inside I have written goodbye and good luck in New Zealand...
Couldn't think of anything else apart from can I come to visit! lol
Anyhow making a start and tidying my craft room helped enormously. However now suffering from a cold and really bad sore throat so beachams and throat spray are out and ready.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

How long????

I can't believe I have not blogged since Saturday! Been very tired at school and still feel I am catching up from the weekend.

I made some stained glass butterflies with the robo so the children can add tissue paper to make the stained glass effect.

My cat has also been playing with my magazines as you can see!!!! Naughty Charlie...

I recieved my pink cropadile this week and also my cat scrapbook by cloud 9 with papers and stickers etc. So have lots to play with, all I need now is the weekend to play. One question fro all you cat lovers, how do you stop your cat from loosening their collar as we have tightened Lola's 3 times now and every evening we notice it is loose again.
I better go as have an early morning tomorrow and already v sleepy.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Scrap my 21st

I have spent the day trying desperately to find ideas for some leaving cards I am going to make, I have made a start but thought I'd share with you a scrap page I made using the fancy pants paper. I craft robo'd the text and found some little chip board words to add to the page.

I had lots of fun playing with this and just to let you know I had an 'era party' in case you are wondering why we are wearing very interesting clothes. My hubby and dad dressed as the blues brothers.I didn't feel too bad today after last night and did get some things done too.


Am blogging late! Have been out at my hubby's friend's work leaving do. Started with cocktails and then moved to another place with wine, and then onto a beach party. So ever so slightly squiffy I am writing this and hoping my spelling isn't too bad. Have had a whirlwind week at work and I think ending it very relaxed is the right way to go. I have realised though that I am getting older!
I hope everybody had a nice relaxing evening and a fab weekend.

What is everyone up to?
I am hoping to sleep in and then make a start on some cards I have been asked to make!

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Wow, Thanks to Debz (dddeeebbbzzz) & Toni
(misteejay) for awarding me this lovely award, I am really pleased that I can share and catch up with soooo many lovely people on here!

There are some rules linked with this award:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the boys/girls you've nominated.

I have done the first two on here and will have a look and think as to who to award it to, so many fantastic blogs out there!
At the moment I have to do the tag as promised....
10 years ago (sorry not very exciting)

  • I was 22 and had worked my first year as a Nursery Nurse in a Nursery
  • Was living at home with Mum and Dad
  • Had been going out with my boyfriend (hubby) for 5 years! We celebrated by going on holiday (like you do)
  • This time 10 yrs ago was probably getting ready to go off to a music/art festival called 'Greenbelt'
  • Got engaged at Center Parcs in July
5 things in today's 'to do list'

  1. Chill and drink a glass of wine after exploding at work (not professional I know!)
  2. Cut out 4 butterflies using the craft robo for a display and children to decorate with tissue paper to make stained glass effect!
  3. Try to send KS1 and Foundation stage results through to LEA, using a really awkward system (didn't work so it's shifting to tomorrows list too.
  4. If not too drunk from no 1 go back to school to help with ICT training for our school staff
  5. Feed Charlie his antibiotics some how as he is poorly :(

5 snacks I enjoy:

  1. Chocolate
  2. Cheese
  3. Milk Chocolate
  4. Plain chocoalte
  5. All Chocolate

Do you think I might like chocolate? Except can't find any in the house at the mo.

5 things I would do if I was a millionaire:

  1. Give to charity
  2. Pay off mortgage
  3. Make sure mum and dad and brother were ok too
  4. Buy a few crafty things (would be rude not to)
  5. Stop working and buy a craft shop
5 places I have lived:

  1. Canterbury
  2. Surbiton
  3. Chessington
  4. New Malden for 2 weeks whilst house in Chessington being sorted
  5. Would like to live back in Kent somewhere

I would pass this on but everyone has had a go, however if you haven't let me know and I will pass this onto you officially!

Thanks dddeeebbbzzz

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Help Me!!!!!!!!!!

Right I began thinking about what I was going to make using cleo crafts paper and then thought I would relax and catch up on the tips and techniques of craft on QVC. As I felt shattered after looking after the other Reception Class for the day. They were very very good but it is tiring being a teacher for the day! Then straight after school going into after school club and keeping lots of children entertained for 3 hours. So collapsed on sofa to do the above!

Well I then found myself opening the laptop and ordering the big bite pink cropadile, it just found it's way into my basket.
Then the next thing to land in the basket was a cloud 9 cat album and stickers etc. I had especailly after worrying all day about Charlie who had decided not to eat like he normally does (excessively) and to go to the litter tray obsessively but not go, if you know what I mean. So he is now sitting next to me after visiting the V.E.T. and getting 2 injections and lots of antibiotics for cystitis. I did not know they could get that! There are lots of reasons he could have got it too.
Anyhow I needed to stop so have come to confess all and get ready to confess to hubby when he gets home. Although should be fine just got paid so need to ease off until Sunday when I go shopping with my friend Sharon! OH NO close your wallets and purses quick!!!!
Still realised after this I have to do my tag so will do it now for tomorrows post.......That's if I can keep away from spending...

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Soooooo excited

No I am not going to another Bon Jovi concert, no I am not going to New York, however I have recieved in the post a parcel which I found in my porch when I got home.
Yes I got a parcel from Cleocrafts a monthly kit which was fantastic. Lovely fancy pants papers, suede paper and plain colour papers, brads, flowers, twirly wirly things which I had to text debz and ask how I used them, i.e. paper clippy/attachment to brads. So exciting, especially as I don't want to use them up! I also made a card the other day too which I had not
blogged so here it is! piccie is from 2 peas in a bucket font. Having fun with those too. Sorry haven't done the tag yet but had to share my excitement at getting posh papers which are double sided!