Wednesday, 28 April 2010


I've remembered to join in, Yeah!! I can never believe how fast Wednesdays come around.

So, this is my second time of playing along with WOYWW, and what can i share with you all today, a messy desk for starters, lol.

Last time i joined in, which i think was 2 weeks ago i got alot of messages saying my desk was just far to tidy, so i am hoping my desk today is somewhat more pleasing, unfortunately not to my DH eye, but he clearly doesn't understand a crafters mind, lol!!.

I am in the middle of making Birthday Invitations for my Daughter who's birthday is on Monday. I have been asking her for the last 5 months literally what she wanted to do, she will be 7. She has never had a set idea or theme until Sunday of this week!! Yes, can you feel my panic??

She has decided she would like a slumber party with 6 girl friends next week, so i am rushing like mad to get these invitations done, nothing quite leaving it until the last minute!!
They are very plain and simple, but hopefully unique. Have just 2 more to go, but it's also American Idol TV time now too, think this could be a late night!!!

So this coming week i have lots to do, and now in the form of crafting too. Need to look for idea's for the girls at the sleep over, might even get them to make a frame they can keep as they are all going to different schools come September, so might be nice as a keepsake - any idea's on what i could do would be greatly appreciated!!

Hope you've enjoyed a little insight into my room, might even show you the other side next week!!
Thank you for stopping by and take care

Monday, 26 April 2010

I know it's not Halloween.........

but this cute stamp was itching to be inked up.

I am still trawling through my new stamp collection which is why you are seeing Halloween in the Spring/ Summer, lol.

I used a Cleo Craft kit for this card which consisted of My Minds Eye, Boo to you papers. They are such fun papers, and am glad i still have plenty more to use.

I made this as a gate fold card, learning new designs and techniques as i go along.

Today, as i had some "me" time i wanted to create a LO, about something very heart felt that my Daughter wrote me last week. I haven't achieved any scrapping in the last 3 months, which is why i have turned to card making, but i couldn't let this moment disappear.

I used the April kit from Cleo Crafts which consisted of American Crafts, Letterbox collection. Now i don't normally like American craft papers but i think they have excelled their self's with this collection, just seriously yummy.

Photo is of Hannah and i a few years back now. Hannah wrote this beautiful little letter last week and when she read it to me, it literally made me cry, i was so upset, with happiness of course.

She wrote:

My Mum is fantastic,
She plays with me,
She cuddles me and she reads stories with me,
My Mum is amazing.
She smiles at me,
She kisses me and puts me to bed,
She is a super Mum

She just melted my heart, and this is why i wanted to capture this now.
I am really pleased with the final outcome and not only that but i have also got her own handwriting included in the LO too, and will always have this beautiful memory.

Am now hoping i can start doing a few more LO's in the weeks to come along with the card making i am still very much enjoying.

Thank you so much for stopping my and leaving lovely messages, am of now to play with some sand, my next mission!! All will be revealed.
Take care

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

A quick Update

Unfortunately not much crafting going on the last few days, i have a horrid virus, but hopefully i am over the worst and life is on the up again. I do look like Rudolph the red nose reindeer mind you, nothing a bit of make up won't hide, hopefully, lol.
As it's WOYWW, (have i got that right?) over on UKS, i thought i would play along this week and show where i scrap, messy as ever.

Hopefully have some cards to show you all soon.
Take care

Monday, 12 April 2010

A Productive Morning

Today has been a mellow day, pajama day as the kids like to call it.

I'm full of cold thanks to my little one, so pajama day has been the best medicine, although i am looking forward to the kids bed time, kinda been a long day.

It has enabled me however to sit down and get another card made, and i personally think this is my best one to date. I thoroughly enjoyed making this card, new stamp, lovely papers and a new card template that i hadn't tried before.

The papers are American Craft, Letterbox which i recieved as a kit from Cleo Crafts.

Hope you've all had a marvellous Monday.

Take care

Sunday, 11 April 2010

My first Sketch card Challange........

So, this new found hobby of mine has well, taken over my life.

Its been a little over a month since i bought my pro-markers and the journey of card making began.

I was never interested in cards, but since having a serious mojo lost for scrapping a while back it has helped me find my creative path once more and i am actually loving every minute of it. I have had a lot of encouragement from close friends too, which makes all the difference.

Now that i am exploring new sites and shops for new stash i came across this web site MojoMonday and really liked the sketch

My take on the challenge.....

Another C.C Design, just love these cute stamps, lol.

Have learnt today that i can download these as digi stamps, time to save for a new printer me thinks. I definitely learnt a lot making this card, but that's the beauty of learning and exploring in anything that you do.

Am now colouring a new design for another card with the scrumptious Cleo kit i received the other day, so be sure to check back.

This morning, as the sun was shining we took the opportunity to have a browse at the local boot fair, kills a Sunday morning. I always go to look for scrapping related goodies, albeit, lace, buttons, well anything really.

Today i was lucky in finding a glass jar, as DH kindly said, "not another glass jar".

I paid 50p for this and had a purpose for it already. It is to house my forever growing bloom collection which has expanded some what since the card making bug started.

Think it was worth every penny. Now it sits on my desk with the rest of the growing glass jar collection, soon enough i won't have any room to craft, just be full of jars filled with beautiful stash.
Anyway i best get going, time to cook the kiddies dinner.
Hope your all having a lovely Sunday - will be back soon
Take care

Saturday, 10 April 2010

I may not..........

Be at Alexander Palace for the Big Stamp and Scrap booking fair today, like originally planned, but i have treated myself to a few stash related purchases this week.

Its been hard trying to decide what to buy, papers, pens, stamps the list goes on and on and on, but i think i choose wisely - little bit of everything :0).

My first purchase was this kit from Cleo Crafts.

Can't wait to get tucked into this. Have a few idea's already.

So that was new paper and embellishments sorted. What could come next?? Yes that's right, more stamps.

I managed to pick up these 2 little cuties from Bunny Zoe's, believe they are new stock. I absolutely the C.C.Design stamps, such fun to colour.

My last and final purchase of the week was yesterday whilst out shopping in town. I happened to go into Claire's Accessories and Accessorize and looked what i walked into..........

I've no idea what i will use them for, but just 'had' to have them. I particularly like the little bird ones, so darn cute.

So that is my little expenditure this week, far more less than had i gone to Alexander Palace, but I'm happy.

My Daughter had a party to go to this morning so asked if i would make a card. I used my new Kiki La Rue stamp i got yesterday. Had total fun making this and think it turned out OK. She loved it, her Mum too.

I hope your enjoying our latest weather - been so nice to wake up to sunshine.

Will hopefully be back tomorrow with another card, so be sure to pop back.

Thank you for all the lovely comments lately, very much appreciated,

Take care



Friday, 2 April 2010

Wedding card and weekend away

Easter has been and gone, i can't quite believe it to be honest, went by in a flash.
Unfortunately ours was cut short as my youngest Son and Mum became poorly. I think they both have the same and as i have just returned from the Dr's i can say it's just a nasty virus doing the rounds, but Sam had us worried for a few days, especially on Sunday when he was covered in a rash.
Lots of Calpol, Nurofen and cuddles been given at present and now just hoping for a speedy recovery.

On Saturday Mum and i booked to go see this

It was a good show, although i never realised it was entirely performed with singing, i found it a bit much. The leading lady was absolutely brilliant though, what an amazing voice. The costumes and set were so authentic, i have never heard such a quiet audience, we were all very much captivated. Think the next show on the agenda is "The Full Monty", should be a good laugh.

Whilst down at my Mum's in Kent i did find an opportunity to spare a few seconds in the local Paperchase, as one does. Managed to pick up some cute little stickers, was hoping for more, but wasn't to keen on the new lines. Am hoping to use these in a few LO's should my scrapping mojo return.

To help me find my mojo i have ordered a lovely kit from Cleo Crafts, it's winging it's way to me as i type, so might have a lovely box of pizza goodies tomorrow. I was hoping to get to Alexander Palace this weekend, but unfortunately it won't be happening now, so treated myself to a little stash, might purchase a couple more stamps also, although i haven't used the ones i already have. Actually fancy a Magnolia or 2!!!

Before the kids finished school last week, i made DS2 teacher a wedding card that i have not shared with you yet. This was a last minute dash to get finished for one reason or another. I used a C.C Design stamp, Sugar Plum Bride Emma, love these little images such fun to colour. I kept the image very simple, just highlighting parts of the dress and colouring the flowers to the expected colour scheme of the wedding. Added some sparkle to the head dress and bouquet.

I hope she liked it.

I am hoping to get some cards/scrapping done within the next few days, have seen a card sketch i would like to have a go at, and think i have the perfect stamp and paper.

Never know you may also get to see a LO, if my mojo resurfaces when the pizza box arrives, now that will be a miracle in the making.

Hope you all had a lovely Easter, and got many lovely chocolate eggs.

Take care