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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Now don't all faint..........lol

But this is my first card in two weeks!!! but there is light at the end of the kitchen tunnel and as i type this the lino is being laid which is my last thing to be done in the kitchen,hurray
Ingredients used
papermania 'happy days' paperpack
papermania ' happy days ruler' embossing folder
freebie nitwit stamp and sentiment from magazine
Coloured with promarkers
circle nesties
joy 'sewing' dies
core card from stash
dovecraft 'teaparty' twine
gems from stash

think i would have been happier with the sewing machine at the bottom but stuck down now,this is for my mum to let her know i am thinking of her as her partner is in hospital and he's quite poorly :(
and this is the last of the stuff to sort out and go downstairs (except for the cat.....lol) once all the furniture back in the kitchen so hopefully will be able to post pictures tomorrow of my kitchen refit. Luckily i have been able to visit your blogs during this time so thats kept me sane,x

Friday, 27 July 2012

Some crafting goodies,bargains & kitchen update

Hi all,well its been another lovely day here in Devon but pleased that its cooling as hope to get a better sleep tonight! Anyway as hubby been off i have had the chance to escape my kitchen refit and go for a stroll around Sidmouth this morning with the sister in law and when the workmen had gone home me and hubby went to Otter Nurseries to have a look around the gardens and plants and lucky me they have a craft area :)
ticket stamps,fab papers and ruler embossing folder

docrafts happy days bag

bargain pictures from £9 down to £1.24 each

the poppy pictures to go in the new kitchen (my fave flower)

and my kitchen left like this til monday :(

Unfortunately painter needed to coat the back walls and unable to finish the painting so will be back on monday,along with the lino man and fingers crossed the electrician. So still living in the front room though have managed to unpack some boxes into the cupboards. Tomorrow i shall be shopping for the new bits for kitchen and then am determined to get in the craft room and move some boxes so i can  make a card. Off to watch the Olympics now,have a great evening and weekend,x

Will it be finished in time?

Well today is friday and should be my last day of the kitchen refit but not quite!! The workmen forgot to come back to finish filling in the holes ready for the painter who is coming this morning :(
So not sure whats going to happen today and no sign of my flooring!
But the good news is the tiling is all finished and looking lovely and new,so here's photos i took last night



So its getting there,hope i am not boring you too much but this has been my world since 7.30am Monday!
Going to escape today as hubby is off so i can finally get out in the sun before it disappears (unless its too late) and hopefully tomorrow go shopping for some new accessories and maybe can then unpack and get my craft room back which will be having a make over next.x

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Hanging on by a thread!

Well today is thursday and day 4 of refit and kitchen looking good,though cant say the same for me as these early starts are doing my head in and not good with strangers in my house!
These pictures were taken last night, so kickboards in,doors aligned,washing machine and cooker working now and plywood ready for the flooring so progress is good.
The colour is beech not pink as in one comment i had.......lol

can you see my red bowl :)

So the tiler is now making a mess in my cleaned up kitchen,getting the old grout off the walls before he starts but have to say he is not as nice as Colin the electrician....lol
Going to be brave today and dive into bomb site oops craft room and find some images and promarkers to do some colouring. I would have sat in the garden but havent found my suncream yet!
Have a great day all,and my mantra is "It will be nice when its finished", "It will be nice when its finished.............

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

WOYWW...........nothing...boo hoo :(

Well seeing as i cant craft at the moment (craft room full of boxes etc) decided i would get my crafty fix this way by joining in Julia's weekly blog hop otherwise known as WOYWW and show you the latest pics of my kitchen refit. If this is not your thing i totally understand and will hopefully see you next week :)
So the cupboards have gone in now,doors to be adjusted last apparently!

Worktop is all shiny and new

but the cupboards are smaller!

So this is why i am not crafting at moment and hopefully all done by friday,you can see more pictures on my earlier post here. Still lots to do and as i type this Colin the electrician is fitting a new extractor fan and light. Didnt have electricity for long yesterday so no wifi and know hes going to be switching off again for a while so i will get to you asap if you pay me a visit, my iphone is charged ready....lol
Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine,see you soon,x
UPDATE- all electrics done for now,need a new part (dont we all....lol) so of i go to visit your desks,x

Monday, 23 July 2012

Beware non crafting post..........................Kitchen refit!!

Hi all,well this last week has been very hectic with the end of term activities,trip to Slough to see a member of family who has been taken into hospital and packing up my kitchen for a complete over haul!
So as no crafting on the agenda thought you might like to see what i am living with at the moment
My Full craft room
 Kitchen all emptied
dining area all bare
front room converted
makeshift prep area complete with sleeping dog
ready for action
after cupboards ripped out
my poor kitchen

So as i type this the electrician is rewiring all the electrics and having fun with his tools,so hopefully all will be done by the end of the week and life will be back to normal, off to look at your blogs now,x




Wednesday, 18 July 2012

WOYWW and a completed card

Hi all, well shall try and make this quick but i know i have a tendancy to ramble on....oops sorry :)
Anyway here is my desk shot this week for WOYWW where we are foolish brave enough to reveal all. Well regular viewers know i am a tidy and organised crafter so am sure my desk is rather boring ....lol
But anyway here it is, and this picture i took at the start of making the card below last night so not too bad at all,paper piecing on this card so you can see 'Boho Chic' papers,mo manning stamp 'Veronica',my portable holder for baby wipes,inkpads,sentiments for card (stamped several times and still not happy!),iphone,and the makings of a project i started on a sunday (itching to finish it now paint is dry), paint holder and my green bin and scissors and you can get my distress ink caddy from here. Honest my desk did get a bit messier....lol


And this is the end card which i needed for today (like to leave til last minute!!) Right off to link up over at the Stamping Ground and catch some blogs before work,see you all later,x

Monday, 16 July 2012

Where's that hammer?

Well what kind of card do you make a man who doesnt really like cards and will glance at them and then leave on the side? I suppose i could have given him a folded piece of card and written happy birthday on it......lol. But as its for my brother in law i decided to make this one instead.
Receipe list
Flipping stamp and greeting (back view)
coloured with promarkers
labels 8 nesties
card from stash
tools from stash


Sorry its a bit blurry and the card is in the envelope now so no going back, right off to do some more on a project i started yesterday,x

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

WOYWW, atc and a move around!

Well its Wednesday again and WOYWW again and boy did I miss joining in last week but was getting over a fluey bug and then a very hectic week at work meant no time for crafting apart from one card which you can see here which I sent to my good buddy Sandra who has also been poorly. Anyway managed to make two cards last night and you can see one of them here (well almost....lol).

 I have discovered my stampin up punches make good weights to hold fine dies down on a card whilst they are drying! Anyone this was a quick get well card for a work colleague. So on my desk which i know is not messy (it never is.....lol) are nesties,card, punch,quickie glue pen,my beloved iphone,card,scissors and a digi image to right which then became this card. And the more observant of you will notice that suddenly a bed has appeared to the left of my desk, this is because i have had to move the room around as we are having a kitchen refit in two weeks and i need to move my worktop from downstairs (in my old craft area) to upstairs soon once i get it fitted by my lovely next door neighbour as hubby doesnt do DIY.....lol
So now my craft room is slowly filling up with packed boxes from my kitchen and i am still packing,me thinks its going to take a while and i am not good with mess or disorder!!
I also received this gorgeous ATC from Queen Lightwell aka Deeyll, isnt it lovely, fab colours and she also included this timmie mask,arent I a lucky girl :)

Anyway time to sign out and catch some blogs before work and i aim to spend the evening browsing some more,so have a super day all and if you want to join in the fun just hop over to Julias blog for the full info.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Its a boy!

Made this card for a parent at the preschool I manage and I have to say Tobey is the cutest baby I have seen in a while.
Recipe List

sugar nellie digi 'Bambino'
Coloured with promarkers
circle nesties
card from stash
Printed greeting on the pc
Forever Friends ' just for him' paperpack
bears from stash


Enjoyed making this card and forgot how easy the sugar nellies images were to colour in so i shall be printing some more of these when i get some more free time.Need to clear up now and go and pack another box from the kitchen, have a great evening,x

Sunday, 8 July 2012

For someone special :)

Hi all,its me that stranger from Devon.....lol. Thought i had better a make a card and add to my blog before you all forget me! Anyway this is for a lovely buddy who has a special birthday coming up.
Recipe List

'Veronica' stamp and greeting by Mo Manning
Coloured with promarkers
First Edition 'Love Letters' papers
Stampin up banner punch
Labels 8 nestie die
Memory box 'fluttering vine' die
pearls and flowers from stash
'spun sugar' distress ink
magnolia tag diecut


Feeling lots better from my fluey bug and been busy packing up my kitchen ready for a refit in two weeks and end of term stuff at work so busy,busy, busy but off to catch up on your blogs now,x

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Kick starting my mojo

Hi all,well having a rotten fluey thing this week has knocked my umph for crafting so knowing that i need to make some cards i used a sketch from here to get the old mojo going and also tweaked my blog a bit.
Card ingredients

saturated canary digi
coloured with promarkers
first edition - boho chic papers
core card
stamped greeting - scrappy cat sentiments
bow & buttons from papermania capsule collection