Monday, 31 December 2012

Here's to the new year

new dreams,
hopes and fears 
 to overcome 

see you all  in 2013 

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Whimsy DT call

 oh  yes  I'm  still  here ........ ( so sorry for being  major awol ) 
 I'm  full of cold and  working  my  butt off  at the moment  with my new roles in the school I'm working in.
 I have dabbled again in crafting but nothing to shout about at all my mojo is still on permanent vacation it seems. I  think its gone on a world tour  
However I am still  eager to get back to it  my shed is organised now and  family life is steadily settling down I'm so proud of them all in their own individual way.

 Any way  
 Whimsy are having a design team call
and I must say its a fabby team to be on
 here's the details and link 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The sun is out the sky is blue ...........

there are loads of things for me to do and yes now it is raining (again)....................making a post seemed the right thing to do today.
I've been asked where am I and what have I been doing as there has not been a post since let me see (scroll down a bit   ...... June  wow  its  August now.  
  It's well over a month since my last entry ....Well I've been up to ........ errrr well  not much since the end of term really I watched my friend get hitched and have a fantastic wedding day .Saw the fabulous edition of the whimsy ezine, I've  relaxed ,I've tried to stay on the right eating regime.I'm still going to zumba and trying not to  kill myself with exercise
 We have had some fab days out as a family a visit to drayton manor was eventful to say the least but  loads of fun  with thrill rides and the zoo.   
I've decorated the stairs with hubby (still need to paint them ) I'm  half way through wallpapering the living room (just waiting for the polyfilla to dry before I hang the next lot of wallpaper in there ) 

My craft shed well  that's been sorted and stripped of naff and down right yukky stuff and I'm rearranging some of the storage methods at the moment and  I'm going to brighten up the space next week once my stairs are painted (will be using the left over white paint ) my mojo is still  in the atmosphere somewhere and refusing to return  but  I know it will as I'm  getting  itching fingers and hubby has moved into my shed  painting little men again so I think he will need to be removed  sooner rather than later.
I could say Ive not done much but reading back Ive done a bit  
  Oh and I have read the famous trashy trilogy twice over and thrown in a bit of baking too

 I'm off to visit  friends soon so  my mojo  may make an appearance sooner rather than  later(I hope) 
and  you will be the first to see I promise.
 Hope the rain stops for you to see the rainbow


Saturday, 9 June 2012

A bit of house cleaning and.....

feel fresh again  .
  ahhh  well the holiday bit and relax went a bit to pot with this orrible  weather ,wet, drippy and yuk, but I have got loads of things done and  had a good clear out of old  for new and  I'm  set for the summer.When it  appears lol  
New  fitness regime ( future son in laws gym instruction and some zumba should  get those wobbly  bits  into shape if not  it will kill me lol) , new foody schedule or rather back to eating fresh stuff and not junk food. is  on course and  my craft space has been cleared of all the crappy stuff  I had collected over the years and my what a lot of junk I had got but its sorted and I have  a box full of stuff to sell  and  a bin bag of rubbish  
I'm ready to begin a new
 reminds me I need felt as the craft shed will need a new roof soon.  

 I've just finished another load of  wedding invites,order of service to do next and some confetti  cones.
and  work starts  Monday  whoop !!!!
 make the most of the weekend 
 I think : /  
      roll on summer  !!!!!
   Have a fabulous weekend  everyone  will  show you  my creations next week 

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Summer is coming

 Oooh  got a minute while the washing machine is going. I so forgot to post this last week, der- brain on other things at the moment I'm afraid. I made this card along with another using Whimsy's fab images for the latest issue of Complete card making .
  You can see how I made the cards  in the magazine,but I must say using Whimsy's dies are just fabulous I  just love them. and of course I used my copics I just keep going back to these as a colouring medium every time. In the other card I  used  monochromatic colours, copics again and Whimsy's papers by the wonderful  designer Michelle.

  Complete Cardmaking 37
Check out the magazine in  shops  now  for  fabulous inspirations and  a free dvd of all the images used.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Hello peeps

 just a quick note 
 I'm on hol's at the moment 
  so taking a bit of time out but don't forget to  pop by soon 
 for some fab things happening 
Check the side bars for things occurring :)

Saturday, 26 May 2012


  Oh my its hot hot hot.I'm enjoying a lovely BBQ  outside with  family as I write this and I have a bulmers cider chilling with some ice,close on a perfect and wonderful Saturday night.Bliss ........
Ive used dick van duck party for my card tonight  he  looks in such a fab mood lol.
 Well peeps I'm off to enjoy the evening sun  again  
catch you soon  

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Helllo again

 its a quicky  from me today  as Im  now under a pile of  ironing and there is  no escape til its done 
another busy week for me but  it will soon be half term so time to relax then  I hope.
 Ive used some fab  dotty ribbon and dotty paper on this card. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Roooooar well a purrr maybe

This is a fabulous image from Mo Manning 
the lion from the wizard of OZ 
I found this card while having a sort out and realised I hadn't taken any pictures so out came my camera and voila ( that's such a strange word  VOILA mmmnn )  I've used the fantastic new papers from Whimsy   with this card I just love the papers Michelle s  making at the moment they are sooooo cute.  
  I'm  back in the shed today still sorting but I have found some gems out and Id best get a wriggle on as its almost ready for tea
 I'm  back with  slimming world recipes this week as I feel and look like a hippo and want to be a svelt gazelle (cant see that happening but  a thin hippo would be a nice compromise) So  its  chicken and  spinach  curry for tea tonight  mmmnnnn  

Goodies Used:Mo Manning image,copics,Whimsy  sentiment ticket and paper Pearls and twine from stash, Distressed edges vintage photo distress ink. 

Saturday, 12 May 2012

two little cutie birds

 one  looks  startled  I wonder what was said lol  
well its a lovely Saturday and no rain in sight ,I've relaxed a bit today and spent a lovely day with family,
 hope for more Saturdays like this.
 Here's a fabulous image from justinklined its the second card 
Ive made in at least a month and I have missed it  I'm have been making head way with  my shed and  sorting through a lot of  items I no longer use or need so I can see a craft sale coming up soon 

 image used is from THE NEXT BIG THING CD 
for more images check out the Justinklined Website 

Goodies Used: Justinklined image, copics,  PTI papers, SU sentiment,button and ribbon from stash. 

Monday, 7 May 2012

Justinklined to HOP

with the Justinklined Design team in this month of  MAY
The  host for this month is MEEEEEEE  and I've made everyone hold  back this month with the 
 theme of  making a single layer card.

 Did you see what Tammy made isn't it gorgeous if you didn't then remember to hop back and leave her a note as you could be in with a chance of winning a digi image yourself 

Now I've decided to use the Justinklined Man at work image for my card.I coloured him in with distress inks instead of copics only because I couldn't reach my pens as they are still under a lot of stuff we are clearing out (hope to make headway with that over the next few days).
I added some bakers twine and a fish charm to finish the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and go on and have a go at a single layer card 
 its more difficult to hold yourself back when in the creative zone 

Now you need to go and see Lori's creation and don't forget to leave a comment for the DT 
there are prizes out there  
Goodies Used:white card stock,justinklined image, distress inks, computer sentiment.  bakers twine, fish charm.