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Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy Birthday to me :)

Hi all,thanks for all the birthday messages for little old me who is the grand age of 44 today! My birthday has been a most unforgetable one and not for all the right reasons as the preschool i run got broken into so spent last night and all this morning dealing with police,insurance etc. The gits also broke into the school pool and trashed that but the police have fingerprints and dna so fingers crossed they catch them.
But thought i would show you some pics of my fabby presents i got today which has helped to cheer me up and i will be seeing in the new year with family later.


From my hubby and sons

From Tanmo

From Sandra

From Kelly

From Jane

From Ginny

So my day has turned out lovely in the end. If you want to see all the gorgeous handmade cards i got have a look here in my docrafts gallery
I would like to wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year and thanks for all your comments over this last year,x

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Pressies, craft shoppping,some stamping and Sam

Hi all.hope you all had a wonderful christmas, i know i have. Been unwinding down and living in my pjs which is my idea of heaven. Getting excited also as tomorrow is my birthday :)
Anyway thought you would like to see what Santa and friends got me for Christmas. First of all this is my secret santa pressie from Tracy ( i figured it out.....lol)
It was all lovingly packed in tissue paper with ribbon and contains lots of fab goodies such as brads, ribbon, flowers, spiders (yep plastic spiders...lol),embellishments and more and i turned the decorated front of the box into a wall hanging as too nice to throw out


Then i opened another pressie from my good friend Sandra to reveal this gorgeous decorated letter which i adore so thanks Sandra.


and look what was in the next pressie which i got from Tanmo,arent they so cute and my fave colour too :)
feltie birds from Tanmo,arent i lucky :) 

And this lot of crafting goodies were from my hubby and son peter

and then i treated myself to a die in the countryviewcrafts advent sale
gorjuss lunchbox to hold pens which i am getting tomorrow :)

pad and brads from the new chronology range
and last of all unless you are asleep now after all these photos this is my beloved Sam opening one of his presents on christmas day

and finally,honest,this is a little project which took me two days to do,stamping all my sentiments onto oval diecuts to make a reference. Couldnt believe how many sentiments i had!

phew,sorry for so many pictures,off to do some blog hopping now,x

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Only 3 sleeps left to go!

Hi everyone,are you all ready for christmas? we spend so long getting ready for it and then its gone in a blink of a eye.......lol. Anyway here are two cards that have hopefully arrived at their destinations though with the post so slow at the moment i doubt it!
Digi coloured with promarkers
1st Edition ' loveletters' design papers
die-namics photo corners die
kort & gotz pearls
stamped greeting


Saturated canary digi coloured with promarkers
card from stash
X-Cut corner rounder
buttons & twine -stash
urban stamps - portobello greeting

Well i want to say to all my followers thanks for all your lovely comments over the year and i hope you have a Merry Christmas and a fab New Year,x

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

So how many uses can you think of?

Hi all, well our challenge over at StampnCraft this week is to use card candi but not in the traditonal way and me being the generous person that i am took a different route and saved the easy ones for the other ladies......lol. Oh and yes before you ask i am early with my DT post but have family here next weekend so Angiebabe has kindly swopped days with me.
So i ask,how many ways can you think of using card candi? would love to hear your ideas on this but only polite versions.....lol
Anyway enough of my waffle (can you tell i am feeling better....lol) ,heres my card using card candi and i decided to use it as a stamping surface to make letter embellishments. Just used white card candi and stamped onto them using a mini abc stamp set.
Digi coloured with promarkers
labels 8 & decorative labels 8 nesties
mirri card/paper from stash
white card candi
studio g abc mini stamps

This card is also for my son Peter who will be 20 on Chrismas Eve and has told me he will be offically old then hence the image for him as he will be out celebrating with his mates. x

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Happy Birthday Mau

hi all,hope you are having a good weekend, am feeling better today but no appetite still and tired but at the moment thats not a bad thing lol. So this is a card i made for Mau whose birthday was yesterday


Tilda coloured with promarkers
Ist Edition 'Hideaway' papers
Decorative labels 8
cuddly buddly stamped greeting
stampin up punches
flowers - stash
gems -stash

Well i have been busy making birthday cards today so i am caught up to the middle of january so feeling quite pleased with myself as usually a last minute rush....lol.x





Saturday, 15 December 2012

A bit of nostalgia for my DT post

Hi all,well been a bit under the weather this week ending in having a actual day off on friday as felt so rough and not feeling much better today :(
Though i did spend the day on the sofa with the dog dozing in between phonecalls and the postman! not sure i am going to able today as we have a visitor for the weekend.
But anyway luckily i had finished my project and just needed the last touches.
So our theme this week over at StampnCraft is to use wool/yarn on our projects and this is my effort
It's a coaster

I had dug out my nan's french knitting tool which i had inherited along with her button tin (spent ages as a child playing with them) and spent the week when i had a few mins spare practising this skill which i hadnt done for ages!

loads of tutorials around if you google french knitting and even ones on how to make your own knitting tool but this was my finished length of knitting which i then stitched together.
I used a cardboard circle which i adhered to bottom of knitting which also covered up the stitches and then diecut a piece of felt using scalloped nestie which then went on the bottom of the card and there you have it a hand made wool coaster. Do pop over to StampnCraft to see the other projects that the ladies have made this week. I shall be back to catch up on your blogs later when i feel a bit better,x

Monday, 10 December 2012

Happy Birthday Karen

Hello everyone,hope you are all keeping warm,its definately getting colder and i am getting ready to hibernate over the christmas holidays. This card is for my sister in law Karen who like me has a december birthday and we both find it a right pain!!
Tilda coloured with promarkers
1st Edition 'Daydream' papers
labels one small and decorative labels one nesties
flowers- The Works
card from scrap box
ribbon -stash
fancy labels 2 framelits for greeting (stampin up)
gems - michaels



Hope you are all being good as only 15 sleeps til the man in the red suit comes down your chimney,x

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Happy Saturday all

Hi all,well where is the time going? its just zooming by! Got lots to do today so i can go and play tomorrow at the Bristol Craft meet and catch up with my buddies :)
Anyway have added my project for this weeks DT over at StampnCraft if you want a peek. Its not one of my better items but the old brain is well and truly fried this week. Enjoy your day all,x

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Pressie for Tanmo

Hi all,just sneaking in quickly with a present i made for my buddy Tanmo who had a birthday the other day. Sadly she lost her beloved Nodmo recently so thought i would make something for her to keep to remind her of him. So this is how it started out before i attacked it!
basic wooden frame

Finished frame


So i sanded frame down,added acrylic paint for the base coat and then gesso and glitter for added sparkle. Used multi-medium and a old music book which i aged the papers using distress inks and applied to the individual frames and then edged with distress ink. Used photos of Nodmo and then coloured cardboard letters to match. I also made a box for it to be contained in so Tanmo couldn't peep.......lol
box for frame


Anyway thats all for now, as need to get tea organised.Have a good evening all,x

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Birthday card for two!

Hi all,well now the two lovely ladies have had their birthday i can reveal their birthday card. Don't normally do two the same unless its a christmas card but so enjoyed making the first one i got carried away and made two.........lol
Greetings farm 'Bree' stamp
coloured with promarkers
oval and scallop nesties
Dovecraft 'back to basics' dp
flowers - the works
leaves - woodware punch
ribbon,charm,greeting
 and kraft card from stash
corners - sizzex flourish #2

Can you see why i enjoyed making them,have done so many flat and basic christmas cards that it was nice to go a little mad.The ladies recieving thess identical cards were Tanmo and Kelly.x

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Happy Birthday Sue

Hi all,well where does the time go at the moment? Was going to post this yesterday but spent far too long helping youngest son do his christmas shopping and then out for a retirement meal last night (shame it wasnt mine...lol) and today wrapping presents. So am now doing something for me and that means escaping to the craft room shortly!
Anyway this is my card for Sue aka playingwithpaper over at docrafts.
Have to confess to seeing the idea for the card layout at the Exeter craft show but the images and design are mine. Used a inkylicious jigsaw blank and stamped my fave flower which is a poppy using the inkylicious 'fleur de pavot' set and then masked of the image and using distress inks creating my background.coloured poppy in with my promarkers,then used stamps from papermania urban ' botanical print' stamp set for some more detail and added a greeting from stash. Hopefully she liked it and if not i want it back.....lol

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Penny Black DT card

Hi all,just a quick one as its so cold here,really need to go and turn the heating up. Have added my DT card for StampnCraft now so if you want a peek you can find it here.
Will be back later to do some blogging and add a card i made for Sue aka playingwithpaper as its her birthday today,x