Thursday, 24 March 2011

Mothers Day coming and I hate it since we lost my mum.  However I have been asked to do some cards and I can't say no.  Here is the first I have done for 4 years.

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So much to do.....

and so little time. 

We are going away tomorrow morning for the weekend on our much awaited trip to Budapest.  We get back late Sunday and I start my new job on Monday. So I am packing for the weekend, ironing clothes for next week, inbetween my appointment with Debbie, hair cut, shopping and trying to keep up with a list of cards I have promised to make.   I really think I am going to meet myself coming back (as my Mum used to say).

Well here is one card I have managed to do, and I have fitted it into a couple of challenges too. The image is by Penny Johnson at Stampavie, the pp is MME Stella and Rose Hattie papers and the brads from my collection.
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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

not just cards.....

I also do scrapbooking. 

This is a photo of my darling daughter Christine, when we went on a family holiday to Crete to celebrate my 50th.  No end to my talents  - in a week you've caught me baking, gardening, card making and now scrapbooking.
Do I really want to go back to work????????????

I have entered this into The Scrapbook Sisters Scrapbook Challenge.

Right... the pototo's are planted, so are the strawberries in a hanging basket.  The tomato seeds are now little plants along with the peas and carrots - these need to be transplanted, into bigger pots before going into their final resting place when the last of the frost has gone.  I know the weather is absolutely gorjuss at the mo, but it is still blimming cold at night. I can't beleive how organised I am becoming.  It won't last for long, it never does  hahahah. xx

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Easter Bunny

The first of many Easter cards I need to make to go with the mounds of chocolate I need to buy.....apart from Billy, my 13 year old grandson who doesn't do chocolate.  The kid must be mad.........

The digi stamp is a freebie from Spyders Corner called "I picked these 4 U bunny", and the papers and flowers from my stash.

6 more days.....

till I start my new job and I was just starting to enjoy my time off, blog hopping, entering challenges and crafting.

This new card i have made with a digi called Summer Milly from Pink Gem Designs and my second hand stash (see post earlier).  I really enjoyed doing this one.
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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Chocolate Fudge Cake Anyone

It's Kev's birthday so I decided to make a cake with help from the delicious James Martin........... (his Deserts Recipe book, but a girl can dream can't she)  Kev loves chocolate so a chocolate fudge cake sounded great.

All baked and fudge icing made- all about to be put together and oooooooooooops -I've gone and broken the top layer......£$$%$£"!^^

Its a good job that there is fudge icing to stick it all together. 

It looks awful but the icing does taste lovely............

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Me Gardening?

and we haven't even got a garden! 
I've decided to try to grow some veggies in pots.  I've just planted some carrots, onions, beetroot, peas, french beans, lettuce and tomato seeds in seed tray thingies (shows how much I know).  I've just got to get potato sets and strawberry plants now.

I've put them in the front window as that is where we get the sun all day.  I wonder if when I transplant them into pots, I can put them in the front garden (on the gravel), or if they will get stolen.  Not that the neighbourhood is bad or anything - but one never knows does one.  lol xx

My First Ever Pixie

I didn't think I would ever do a Pixie -don't like the faces - too cutsie - etc, but I have given in.  Mainly because of the cupcakes...........but sometimes a girl needs to do cute.  xx

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Friday, 18 March 2011

Second Hand Stash

Over a year ago, a colleague gave me a pile of stash.  It had belonged to her Grandma, who had recently passed away.  After a cursory glance I put it into the bottom of a cupboard and didn't look at it again  ---until today.  Wow - the papers are ideal for card making.  Sadly I cannot credit the manufacturers as I haven't a clue who made/designed them - there are no labels on them. But I feel a wealth of cards coming on.......

.....starting with

Stamp is designed by Mo Manning/Stampavie
Boy Texting

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Thursday, 17 March 2011

A while ago I bought some cute squares from Lily of the Valley, cos I had completely gone off stamping - nothing I did ever turned out right - I have now discovered pro-markers and got the stamping bug again, however I need to use up these squares so I have made a batch of cards all similar to this.  I will probably give them to the grandkids to pass out to their friends.

PP is from the PM For Him collection.
This is a lift from Leanns Crafty Ramblings...  I am not sure what the stamp is - the image was sent to me a long time ago in a swap -- the top paper is an old one from my stash and the bottom one is from the new divine MME Stella and Rose, Mabel collection.  Thank you Leann - I just love your cards.

One more week

Just musing as one does, and realised I only have one more week off work until I start my new job.  It will be a great shock to my system as I haven't worked since last December.......I suppose I need to do something to keep me in crafty stash.

Here's another wedding card - it was a card lift, but I cannot remember where from (note to me - be more organised).  So I am very sorry to the creator of this design - but I love it.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


and the site is not even finished.  I did feel the need to share this card though.

Black and white seems a funny colour combination for a wedding, especially as the couple are getting married in sunnier climes (I am NOT jealous), but this gorgeous stamp  (Dot flourishes from Inkadinkadoo) didn't need anything apart from a couple of crystal gems.