Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year

2010 is coming to an end. It's been a dire year with Stu out of work but there is light on the horizon. I've had a lot of fun this year too despite lack of cash.

I wanted to blog my new years resolutions in an attempt to name and shame!!!

Primarily I intend to get off my butt and exercise...........a lot more.
Secondly I want to craft more so I will try to make at least one card a week and blog it!
And thirdly I will try to take more photo's, not a photo a day as I know I'll get bored and give up but plenty through the month and do a monthly review at the end of each month.

I think that's enough without making it too difficult, I don't want to fall at the first hurdle!

I have chosen one little word for the first time ever. I have chosen "achieve" 

I hope you all have a very happy and healthy new year for 2011


Monday, 6 December 2010

UKS Cybercrop

Oh heck!!! I didn't realise it was so long since I've blogged. I've not done a lot of crafting apart from a few Christmassy bits which I will post when they go up.

This weekend was the cybercrop over at UKS. I signed up at the very last moment having completely forgotten about it but still manged to get a few LO's done.

The first was a digi class by Karen which was right up my street.

The rest were all for challenges

                                          Santa Claus is Coming to Town
                                          Frosty the Snowman
                                          Christmas Wish

Not so keen on the last one. It was done very quickly to fulfil the challenge. I'm quite pleased with the others though.


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Not a Scrap of Craft!

I'm back home from a wonderful week in Cornwall. After hearing all sorts of severe weather warning for the South West we were pleased that as usual they had it all wrong and after one dulish day and a morning of rain, we had the most gorgeous week plus of wall to wall sunshine. Who could as for more?

I did a little craft (and found 2 scrapbook shops) but nothing finished to show, so I'll post a few photos from Cornwall instead.

This was our first (dull) day. We revisited old haunts along the North West coast.

Next day the lovely Mullion Cove

and The Lizard

My absolute favourite place - the Minack Theatre

and Porthcurno Bay

and just to prove I was there

and finally a couple from the fantastic Eden Project

Great memories of a fabulous week.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Two More for the Show

I've done 2 more challenges on My Sketch World

I for inky ( the flowers were white and I glimmer misted them)

And F is for Four Pictures

Digi layout with Jessica Sprague template and various  kits from Creativity by Crystal.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

H is for Hot Hot Hot!

Another few for My Sketch World ABC challenge.

H is for Hot Hot Hot using primarily red, orange and yellow.

And D for Dots

And O for Owl another card this time.

Hopefully more to come.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

On a Roll

Well I didn't get very far with Shimelles cybercrop, I guess I wasn't in a scrapping mood. On the other hand I was in a cardmaking mood. There is an ABC challenge over at My Sketch World. Each day alternates between Scrapping and Cardmaking, so being in a cardmaking mood I've caught up a little and done

A for Adornment

C is For Clouds

E is for Event

G is for Girly Green

and lastly K is for Kiss

Thats all for now folks!

Saturday, 14 August 2010


I am trying to take part in Shimelle's Cybercrop this weekend. How much do is anyone's guess.

One of the challenges was to journal around the page/photo. Here is my digi effort.

Used Songbird Avenue Port au Prince kit and Miss Mints Grunge alpha.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

A Couple of Cards

A couple of anniversary cards I made this week. First for Dee's first anniversary
The next one I was stumped for a colour scheme until I received a Stampin' Up parcel from Monica which contained a card made by her with a gorgeous colour combo. 

 Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Jake is 2

On Saturday my gorgeous Jake was 2 years old.  He had a wonderful day. At home he got a kitchen for his birthday which he loved.

First on a craft note, this is the card I made him. He loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the Disney Channel and bounces along to the Hot Dog dance. 

We all met in London and went to the Science Museum. They have an under 5's section in the basement which I would recommend highly to anyone with children that age (beware though, buggies are NOT allowed so if you have a baby, take it in a sling.) Jake loved this area and we stayed for a couple of hours.

Later after lunch we took him to Coram's Field, near Russell Square which is amazing. No adults allowed unless accompanied by a child, which they reinforce with a gatekeeper. There are a variety of playgrounds for different age groups. Jakes play area was all sand and water (note for next time take bucket and spade!!!). The climbing areas were safe enough not to have to follow him too closely and all told he had a great time.
Isn't he having a good time?

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Peppermint Creative PMP challenge

The first Pimp my Page challenge I've managed to complete.

Jake at Pennywell Farm

We had a wonderful holiday in Devon, the weather was fab but not too hot. Jake had a fantastic time. I'm sure more layouts will follow.

Friday, 2 July 2010

2 in 1 day!

While I've got a useable internet, here is a layout I made of our day out at Old Macdonalds farm. Jake had a ball!!!

that was soooooo not funny!!!!
Sorry I'm such a bad blogger. Blame it on my t-mobile internet. It really doesn't like me uploading pictures and you so don't want to just read my rambles!!!

Here is a card I made for a friends birthday. I used Stampin up DSP and my favourite birthday present my Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Birthday Card

Yesterday was my mothers 91st birthday and I made her this card.

I used the current Mojo Monday sketch 134. This is the first time I've taken part in any sketch challenge os be gentle with me lol.

I used Stampin' up Tea and Crumpets, Happy Everything stamp set, Pretty in Pink and Always Artichoke cardstock and white satin ribbon.

Hope you like xx 

Thursday, 1 April 2010

And now the card to match the gift

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Origami Box and Book

I wanted to start a blog where I could put the rare things I create and was easy for anyone should they ever wish to see my masterpieces!!! I'm the worlds worst blogger so time will tell!

My first is an origami mini book and gift box I made as a Valentine present using Stampin' Up paper and ribbon.

Here is the box first.

Next the book

Now I've just got to get the hang of posting things in order!!!