Monday, 19 October 2009

Isle of Wight trip

Well I have had a really fun and crafty weekend... I went to a craft retreat in Totland on the Isle of Wight

We stayed in this youth hostel from Friday to Sunday and spent most of the time as you can see crafting cards and scrap pages.

Debs was a much neater crafter than me, I got glittery embossing powder all over me and most probably the floor too!

We met a really nice bunch of people and also got to shop for more craft stuff so I bought some Elmer paper, if you don't know who Elmer is 'shame on you' ;) look here

We decided to visit the beach on Saturday, it was beautiful and amazing photos were taken (unfortunately not by me!)
I had a fantastic time and am already counting down the days till the next one!
Thanks to all who arranged it and made it a fantastic getaway!

Monday, 31 August 2009

Advice taken...

Well I chose the first one and hope to get the second one as a birthday pressie maybe, but have def taken advice on board as have more scope with the first set.

Have ordered 3 stamp sets and now v excitedly waiting for the parcel(s) to arrive.

Have also been busy crafting and made Mother in laws birthday card for Tuesday. Made the backing paper after showing my mum how to make it for one of her cards. It says happy birthday annette across the paper. So very individual...
Have decided to keep it very simple too.

Sunday, 30 August 2009


Oh my goodness didn't realise it had been soooooo long since I blogged what a bad blogger I am! 6 months later and I don't feel any wiser, however I am here to seek your advice in the crafting community! I want to chose a stamp set that will last and can be used for any kind of cards. I don't want it too specific and since I have no floral stamps that can be multi purpose i.e. used for waterfalls, aperture cards, gatefold etc I decided between these two.

First one is by Kay Carley 'Aspects of design' and is the funky flowers set. The second is by Woodware 'Daisy squares set'.

One is £19.90 and one around £11.30. I have wanted one of these sets for ages and it has been on my birthday and christmas lists... I did discover the other set quite recently but also fell in love with it.

I would love to have both but can't justify it and am also purchasing 2 other calligraphy sentiment stamp sets (one christmas and one occasions) Please advise and help and I will try to be a good blogger. Thanks


Sunday, 22 February 2009

Lazy Sunday - I wish!

Well its not a yucky busy day, as you can see new furniture arrived on friday and then we put it together on Saturday and I have been filling it ever since and suddenly realising how much stuff I have...
Confession time I am a craftaholic and I need help.

This is SOME of my stuff requiring a home in my new cupboard and then I kept finding more. I must admit it gave me a good chance to throw out or donate to school items I no longer would use, however it did not stop me going onto wild rose studio and placing several things into the online basket at which point Andrew walked in and I came to my senses saying what am I doing???
I am going to invite friends round to play and explore some of my crafty stuff so I can use up some of it. Actually at this moment I am making my head teacher a birthday card and a commisioned one that has to be funny???
The headtecher one is looking good i have used huge funky love making a 'four O' card and some blooms from poppicrafts, will have to post a piccie on here!

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Here is the rest of the valentine book I made for Andrew. There is the one of the honeymoon then youth club holiday... Yes I started going out with him when I was 17 years old!!! 16 years ago wow nearly half my life. The one of us at youth club holiday is Andrew's favourite photo so had to go in the book. Below is us going round my Aunts in Sandwich in kent, our wedding day, engagement day
and visiting New York.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Valentines book

I decided to try out my new bind it all on a valentines book - I know very soppy I can hear you going YUCK!!! But it was a bit of an eye opener just seeing how much I have changed and seeing the old photos again. At the moment they are stored in photo albums in a cardboard box. I think using them in scrapping makes them fresher somehow???

Well what can I say but we (hubby and I) have had interesting times together

especially when I look back at some of these photos. Mind you my photography is not that great. Will need some hints and tips Debbie!

Here is my 21st 'era' party and above is the Chessington world Adventures ball photo
This was a friends birthday fancy dress and it was being held in the pub opposite Hampton Court so it seemed resonable to go like this! However Andrew needed LOTS of stuffing...

Monday, 9 February 2009

Chuff Chuff

Hi, me again... As promised here he is, good old Thomas. The little boy who has opened this by now asked for a few Thomas like things for Christmas and so I had to make a Thomas card.
I used a colouring page and decoupaged the image both his face and his buffers. I also used 3d gloss for the eyes.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Marie curie cards...

Well have taken photos of two and will bore you with more later. The boys card that I have made I have set up to show you tomorrow as he and his mum might get sneeky peeks before they get them this evening!!! All I can say is he is a big fan of a certain well known character... Can't say any more, you need to wait!

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Change is good!!!

Well have just about got my voice and I have decided to craft like I mean it!!!!
So have made some cards for the family which I can't start charing with you til tomorrow. The reason being I haven't taken photos yet (as usual) and also the first person recieves their card tomorrow too so don't want to spoil the surprise.
I also decided to change my blog too it felt more spring like.
I have already made 2 - 3 cards for marie curie charity (one still in progress).
My green room (no longer pink room) is just about there we are looking for furniture and storage for my ever increasing craft stuff! Hopefully with all this cardmaking and book making I might see a dent in it eventually!!!

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Feel a bit sad!

Have been off sick for the last two days of work with a sicky bug, isn't it great to work with children?

However my mum had sad news on Friday that her neighbour, a lady I have known since I was 15 had died from cancer. It was very sudden and quick as she had been diagnosed at the start of January with lung and liver cancer. She was very poorly and couldn't move around much as she would pass out. She was into her crafting and had hoped prior to all this to go to Sandown park craft show.
Mum and I have decided to make some cards for the Marie Curie trust and hope that the money raised will help. Please if you are thinking about making some cards for this charity, just go for it.
I know I will miss her especially all the times she has had to let me in to mum's when I forgot my key and I know mum will miss her chats, but I think this is a good kind of therapy. So I hope you will like my (and mum's if she is ok with sharing) efforts.

Monday, 19 January 2009


Welllllll I have finished the paediatrics course and have passed! Yipppeee! Debz will be pleased as I can now help her take away the year six's as the first aider. Have come down with a cold and unfortunately can't use my first aiding to make me better :( Never mind the beechams is helping and lots of rest so better go to bed soon.
Fairytale land is coming along slowly but piano practice is going great. I would post a piccie but the batteries in my camera keep dying and I think it's because they have given up on me so something to sort at the weekend.
Better also get back to my book that I might give to Andrew as a valentine pressie although should be making his brother and my brothers birthday but so distracted! Don't really know what card to make my brother can't remember if he knows who Ivor the engine is as I got a kit from QVC as well as the bagpuss one and the clangers too. He's 28 and I know he was into A team, ninja turtles and He-man but not sure what to do, any ideas anyone??????

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Busy busy busy!!!!

Well I am back to work with a bump!
I have been making fairytale land within role play area. I am making thank you cards for Christmas presents as you can see.
I have also begun a book using my newly acquired bind it all (another Christmas present) So keep your eyes peeled.
I also have a new item 'a digital piano' (which sounds like a proper piano) so I can practice for my piano lessons, It makes such a difference.
I will be doing the last session of my paediatrics first aid course tomorrow and test to see if I remember it all.
In addition, I am recovering from another (of many) colds. So hopefully after Sandown Park craft show next weekend I am going to seriously chill out.
Hope everyone is ok out there in blogland...