Monday, 27 December 2010

a double page

This is a double page spread from Sara and James's book they loved it and at one point there was even a tear in the eye, hay ho happy memories of a brilliant day and entertaining speeches too Sara's dad was quite funny actually as you can tell from Sara's face.
I hope everyone has had a great Christmas we have and we all have eaten far too much of course and I shall look like a quality street. Ill work on that later lol
Delilah has grown still a maniac at the side of my little grumpy old man(that's the dog) he is not impressed, they went back this morning sob, sob, miss Sara terribly, well, miss them all but the other two are in Sheffield so that is not so bad so to cheer myself up I started to tidy up the craft room after the marathon scrapbookathon I don't know about anyone else I am sick of Chrimbo cards I thought I may start next years but just couldn't face it lol.I have taken some more pics of other pages and will show them later bye for now xx

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

C is for "crumbs will I get it done!!!!"Anything goes challenge

C is for crumbs as in will I get the book for Sara and James done in time, actually yes I will, no probs (bravado there). I got six pages done on Sun and Mon so three more to go and I know what I'm doing for them I have enjoyed doing it and I hope they like it
Everything I have used is from the It has racked my brain to think of different things for each page or pair of pages as some are double pages more pics to follow after Christmas when they have seen it.
merry Christmas and a happy new year to all and thanks for all your comments xx

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Two I forgot

Two magnolia cards I forgot the first is done with prismas and the second is copics they were the last when I was marooned needless to say Ive not done any since lol I HAVE GOT TO DO SARA'S SCRAPBOOK no more cards just the scrapbook.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

anything goes challenge 28..all the colours of the rainbow

Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain or in this case Barn door, Spiced marmalade, Mustard seed, Peeled paint, Faded jeans, Chipped sapphire and last but not least Dusty concord. Then Tim's Christmas stamps stamped with archival ink and loads of rainbow ribbons everything available at I have to say this has really challenged me but actually I like them and enjoyed doing them change is as good as a rest as they say.
Work went well, knew it would really. Took Link out when I got back we were only out 5 mins and he got freezy cramp (as I call it) in his paws and you cant stand on two paws not even my linky as clever as he is so I had to carry him home Good job hes only small felt a right prawn carrying him and slipping and sliding home lolx

Monday, 6 December 2010

getting to the last ones

Another couple of cards this one I started at Lynne's class a couple of weeks ago, I was supposed to be going last Saturday but guess why it was cancelled...SNOW argggg
This one is an easel card made with the gcd papers I love these so rich and christmasy I think I am just about finished and carded out done a couple more today but I'm afraid Ive got to get back to work tomorrow feel a bit nervous actually not sure why probs got a bit of agoraphobia just want to keep warm.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

"Next please "

Oh the sun is shining the snow is melting (I hope) what a beautiful day amazing how different it feels today.
A magnolia card, BO bunny pink card cut the name off and I never looked what it was sorry but its available along with everything else except the sentiment from mounted on plain purple card copic pens used organza ribbon and white flowers cosmic shimmered, the tree and Tilda's coat has been stickled to death and the sentiment is lotv just love these so versatile x

Saturday, 4 December 2010

I am free wayhay

I am free! I got the car out and got to Tescos mind you I didn't know there was a war on or it was Christmas eve or the end of civilization had come or even Tescos was closing down I need a brandy crikey it was mad, cars abandoned car park full and I mean full, sooo many people and then when I got back the men on the road had cleared it all completely all the snow gone. Then Dianne from next door and I cleared the drive and the car is on there now. People on here are so lovely I have never known such community spirit ohhh such an exciting day!!!!!!!!
Here is my first magnolia card for a while not a good pic but the light is rubbish but you get the gist going to have a brandy now not used to this excitement lolxx

Friday, 3 December 2010

next and final one today!!

The picture is atrocious but this is last one today showing magnolias tomorrow.
On a serious note sending love and get well messages to Ann aka who is not well at all again take care and keep warm.
If that snow comes from the west tonight I think it will tip me over the edge I will start mumbling and dribbling not a good look when you get to my dodgy age and on that note Im off to colour a magnolia xx

2 in one day

Twice in one day never been known infact it could be 3 in one day. Been up the road hmm interesting we will leave it at that x

lotv card

Very apt for now. yesterday was a Lilly of the valley day, today is going to be a magnolia day still snowed in getting a bit panicky actually got a headache like nothing on earth so after lunch going to see how the car is faring up on the top road not seen it since Monday night and also see if I can get off the estate and go shopping coz if I see or have to have another tin of tomato soup I shall be orange, bright tango orange, I NEED chocolate mmmmmmmmmm O,O, just thought maybe thats why my head hurts doh x

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Hollys birthday card( with inside added)

Its Holly's birthday on the 9Th of DEC so as I am incarcerated in a what feels like prison a very warm and comfy prison but a prison all the same I thought I would get ahead of myself so here is Holly's card a beautiful lotv image and sentiment, bo bunny papers and flowers from which I glimmer misted with starfish a couple of times to get the red that matches the hearts on the paper, I think the bow maybe a bit large I just need to mount it on a card and seeing as I have SOOOO much time at the mo I may decorate the inside.
Its snowing again here in Norton Lees I am so glad my building can't start till Feb ho ho can you imagine if it had started now as I wanted, ohhh doesn't bare thinking about lol
This morning I dug a path for his majesty down to the garden for him to do his business he's very particular where he does it looks as though I may need to do it again later lol
I'm getting back to finish the card for Holls now and make some quick cards for work, when I can get back there of course. Lissy set out walking again to work but has had to turn back as its treacherous and she fell its not worth breaking a limb for!!! x

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

todays snow update lol

Link went out this morning and spent several mins "swimming"Can you just see the snow sloping behind the rail you should see the telephone wires

This is the decking, I'm not going out. Joe cleared a bit for link but he wasn't having it, he followed Joe to the front of the house and did a poo in lovely deep clean snow then Joe had to get it up before link jumped in it, it was funny but maybe you had to be there lol

The red cross parcel arrived before this happened earlier courtesy of Joe and Lissy thanks for the bread you guys

this is the road outside. "where?" that's what I thought and I'm not getting any crafting done I'm spending all my time looking at the blooming snow its becoming an obsession.Ooh its coming down again.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010


This weeks challenge is congratulations so Ive done a wedding card terrible pictures I'm afraid just couldn't get it right its the light I think. the paper is a papermania one, with a string of butterflies in an embossed gold card the heart is layered up in decreasing size in gold and cream card an organza ribbon tied round the bottom I promise it looks better in the flesh. Everything is available from
Well what about the weather then Ive been marooned all day not been to work and neither has Helen we just hope our old ladies didn't make an effort to come out we feel soooo guilty but its about 8 inches or even more now and I dare not look out of the window I thought I would craft but all I do is keep going to the window
Where I have moved to is high I didn't realize how much difference it would make sorry Sandra and Ann thought you were exaggerating its the first time in 30 odd years of work that its beaten me and I cant quite believe it.In fact old Harry Graition from look north is at the Norton and its horrendous poor chap mind you all the local nutters in tee shirts were dancing about behind him WHY, WHY, do people do that it just makes them look deranged lol
Sara and James got home okay a bit dicey at the bottom of Woodseats road and never want to do it again but no snow in Berkshire lucky them. Alicia walked in to work through meersbrook park deserted this morning at 7am, tonight as she walked home it was full of kids sledging in the dark lol. Right I'm shutting up now at long last no one to talk to sad eh lol x

same old same old yuk

" where are my legs"
outside the kitchen door
what more can I say cheesed off thats what about 8ins and counting this was early morn and now its snowing again yuk

Saturday, 27 November 2010


I got stuck in the middle of the road so I am going nowhere cant believe it never got stuck before. so I'll just have to craft all day oops that's a shame isn't it lol xx

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

week 26 animals at anything goes

Here we are on week 26 and this week its animals over at, hmm what to do I decided to do a scrapbook page with my "baby" Link or Linky as we call him stupid name but he came with it, as the subject looks just like his mummy doesn't he lol. He looks just as though he is kissing his piggy toy cute or what?The papers are Bo bunny I just love these papers the quality is fantastic I have punched round the edge with an ek success punch "paw prints" then added TWO not ONE, TWO crochet flowers these are my precious, precious stash they were made for me under blackmail conditions by one of my lovely ladies at the hairdressers Hazel who I have known all my life I turned on the sad face and said I needed (coz wanted gets nothing) some but they were soooooooo expensive sniff sniff so she made me half a dozen in white and then I glimmer misted them, I am soo evil and basically stingy.The letters are from two sets I'd not got enough of one set so I had to mix them up in fact I wanted it to say give us a kiss but I had completely run out of Ss so it reads ME
Then I just piled on the flowers with gems and pearls all clashing colours and all sizes and added two heart pins. Everything except my crochet bits are available from Lynne at . Look forward to seeing what everyone does this week at I'm off for a cuppa now see you later xx

Sunday, 21 November 2010

a LOTV for a change

A quick card tonight its a Lilly of the valley and I love it to bits it is for my niece who is actually 18 I have just got to fill in the sentiment hope I don't make a mess of it lol

Friday, 19 November 2010

oh what a brilliant day!!

This is one of the four cards we made at last weekend we actually made four. Lynne really cracked on and sometimes we had to laugh you cant chat and listen at the same time sorry Lynne but it was a good day and she (who's she cats mother) sorry Lynne is running another on 4Th Dec so taken another day off work and am looking forward to it.
Back to the card a fabulous magnolia image coloured with copics I'm enjoying the change having got my copics back, yes you know who you are Lissy and WHO now says she loves colouring but find making the cards difficult don't we all thinking up stuff, whew its hard work lol oh yes the card sorry, the background is another magnolia stamped and covered in glamour dust the sky is distress ink stormy sky the flower is a Martha Stewart poinsettia and finally a layered Martha Stewart snowflake all layered on to navy blue dotted Swiss x

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

week 25 let it snow..

Wow week 25 already I cant believe it that's almost 6 months of challenges. Now on Saturday I went to Craftden for some R&R and did I need it you know how you just have one of those weeks anyway I digress I had a really good day made four cards just need to add the finishing touches,but back to this weeks challenge "LET IT SNOW"
This is my card,It is Tilda and Edwin dancing round the lamppost in the snow that's twinklets on the bottom of the card I hope you can see them. I have copic coloured the image for a change the colours are B00 and B02 and B95 B97 B39 the hair is E37 E47 I think that's right I forgot to write them down, Dohh no surprise there then lol

The paper is Bo Bunny and it has embossed snowflakes on it then its mounted on some pearl dark blue card and there are a couple of pieces of each of them on the card and snowflakes in the same card layered up and finished with a gem The sentiment is one from that I bought ages ago but I have also used it a lot.
I hope you like it I'm not sure, I seem to have lost my way again,everything seems boring and all the same, thank heavens for Lynne's Christmas card Saturdays for some new input, next one at the beginning of December, have a look on the Craftden website its well worth it

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

anything goes challenge, Embossing

This is this weeks challenge post and this week it is embossing so I have gone a little mad.The pictures actually are not that good bit of a light issue at this time of year. I have used GCD peace and joy I love these papers they are foiled and EMBOSSED w-hay first one then I turned it over because they are double sided (don't you love that more for your dosh) and DRY EMBOSSED it on the bigshot I'm telling you that is coming with me when I am buried I love that machine, next I cut the Santa sentiment and TRIPLE EMBOSSED that and lastly versamarked and clear EMBOSSED the edges of the nestability that Tilda is mounted on. That's embossing covered.
The edges of the paper were distressed with Tim Holtz distressing tool. Tilda is distress inked with Victorian velvet. The little green bow is a papermania one and under that is a tiny little gold safety pin with two tiny bells attached. The poinsettia has been twinkled to death it is a Marianne die and the gold bits in the poinsettia are from my Christmas stash.
Everything is from . Thanks for stopping by and taking a look xx

Friday, 5 November 2010

Another Wedding Scrapbook Page

Here's another page is this getting boring now? This is the order of service and the menu. Sara and James printed and decorated the order of service but had the menus printed elsewhere.
This time the backing paper is brown bazzil and another Paris nights paper. The flowers and butterflies are spritzed with gold shimmer and edged in old faithful frayed burlap and that's all there is to it.
At this moment Ive got Bugsy Malone on film 4 hopefully drowning out the fireworks so Link wont hear them oops its obviously not loud enough there he goes barking and racing all over like something demented. I love this film so many famous faces Jodie Foster as Tallulah and Scott Biao as Bugsy priceless, great memories of the late 70s of a long gone teenager lol mind you the girls loved it too when it was on telly so much they bought the DVD and CD so maybe I'm not so weird. Anyway I better see if I can keep link calm!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great weekend x

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

week 23 B, at Anything goes challenge

I think you could say this is a B. its week 23 on I have done another page for Sara's book the paper is from the Paris nights collection from Lynne at mounted on cream bazzil then I stamped on the page which I used to do a lot. the stamps are also from craftden one is a Kelly Panacci but I have had it a long time its from the love collection the other is a little ivy stamp and I don't know what that one is sorry but it was from Lynne's. I cut the massive B on the cricut( yes I've got it back for a limited time before Lissy from comes and pinches it again)and cut some of the flourishes from the spare patterned paper and added a couple of pearls from my stash.I love this picture of Sara she looks so regal great memories of a great day xx

Saturday, 30 October 2010

second page done only 998 to go!!!!

This is the second page of Sara's and James wedding scrapbook I wanted it to look architectural so used a sizzix die which actually is a hello kitty one and cut it half but to soften the page I added a gold gem and frayed burlapped the edges then added a die cut flower from the K and co elegance collection
I am going to have to get a wiggle on because there are quite a few photos to use I don't usually do 2 pics on a page but Ive got to get them all in and I have lots of other thing i.e. order of service sample fabric, place cards, etc crikey I better get a move on oh well no rest for the wicked and we all know the answer to that don't be wicked but then life would be boring ha ha xx

Thursday, 28 October 2010

anything goes challenge and a happy birthday

This weeks was Halloween now this was hard I don't do Halloween terribly mardy I know but my girls will tell you I have always been mardy about it, anyway I decided to combine it with Chanelles birthday. Happy birthday Chanelle and have a super holiday. We will get them to you.
I didn't have any of my big equipment this week no big shot no copics and no cricut the thing I was lost without was the big shot but I have survived just!!! the die cuts are from my stash from heaven only knows where and the magnolia is years old but cute, everything else is available from craft den cant wait for Lynne's new magnolias to come in, a girl can never have enough Tildas and Edwins or rather I cant.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

if you want a laugh

If you want or need a laugh take yourself over to it just shows not every one thinks as we do I hope you find it as funny as I did but then Ive lived with them and thats them allover,read it right to the end its worth it,If you likeit leave a comment on Lissy's blog she would love it xx

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

week 21 and a black and white challenge.

Black and white is this weeks theme on and this week I thought I would have a change and so I have started Sara and James's wedding album its going to be in black white and cream with gold and brown accents,I am going to have to get a wiggle on if its going to be done by Christmas.
This has a black bazzil background with an off white sheet on top and I punched the edge. The torn paper under the picture is a K&Co paper that Lynne at got me, its from the elegance collection, the flowers are layered Tim's tattered floral die and white flower coloured with a black copic pen and a pearl or sparkly brad in the middle the swirls are also a sizzix die and then I followed the shape with a string of sticky pearls then the letters were copic penned with black again and then dusted over with glamour dust. I have started to colour my flowers, gems, pearls and anything else I need co-ordinating because you never have the right colour.I have enjoyed the change and the challenge so why don't you come and join us xx

Monday, 18 October 2010

scrap class at craft den

just finished last weeks scrap class layout, Bo bunny paper on cream bazzil,Magnolia doo hickey flowers in the coral and leaves in a contrast paper, but I needed more and remembered I had a Marianne flower die which is similar so used that and put heart pearls in the centre. The alphas are k and co all mixed because as ALWAYS I didn't have enough of one type but they do go together so it doesn't matter and just put the date at the bottom and a pearl swirl at the side

Friday, 15 October 2010

way hay at last

I'm so excited we have planning permission at last its been nearly 3 months but its worth the wait, just have to sort out party wall thingy whatever, cant remember it name but it must all be done correctly. So that's the up date here hmm shall I look at appliances or is that premature oh I could rip out the units, no, no, no, slow down lol watch this space things are going to move now xx

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

week 20 ribbon anything goes challenge

Sorry about the picture its bad may try to change it later This weeks challenge was ribbon this was difficult as I tried to be clever and that never works. So back to a simple bow its ribbon that actually came off a blouse I had ages ago, the image is distress inked and mounted on BO bunny "sweetie pie sigh" paper which in turn is mounted on black bazzil the flowers from craft den Lynne has a fabby selection, the sentiment is a craftwork cards one but I punched it out with a stamp edge punch coz it was a bit big and finished it off with a couple of decorative pins everything except the ribbon from but I'm sure Lynne could get some of it. come on join us on have fun x

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Christmas comes early at Anything goes challenge

A Christmas card already I cant believe it It is my first finished one its for this weeks anything goes challenge. The back image is straight its just my photography. Recipe: magnolia images get them at coloured with copics, Bo Bunny papers and twinkles(?) on the hood, headband and snowflake, spotty red ribbon tied round bottom.The sparkles don't really show up, the holly berries have glossy accents on them to make them shine.The snowflake is a sizzix die.
I am loathed to admit it BUT I LOVED this weeks challenge, don't tell anyone because I'm supposed to be scrooge. x