This week has been great even though I was dreading it and I mean DREADING it. I was 50 on Friday ugh I'm still 18 in me head untill I see that fat old bird looking back at me in the mirror!!! I had a fabulous weekend with my family and was taken to Whitley Hall for lunch on Sat by my three wonderful girls, OOH lovely food mmmmmmmmm
At work there was cake and drinks and my lovely ladies gave me cards and pressies which was so touching
I thought that was it BUT when I got to Lynne's at the http://www.craftden.co.uk last night another party with all the crafty girlie's crafty in two ways 1: crafting buddies 2: crafty surprise party
I had NO idea it was all cooked up by Lynne and Lissy and everyone else they all brought cards and food and also gave me some money for my Mulberry messenger bag which Im going to buy myself coz I WANT ONE lol These are pics of my hand made cards I will keep them forever along with all this weeks special memories THANKS TO YOU ALL YOU HAVE MADE AN OLD GIRL VERY HAPPY xxxxx
Blogger will not keep me signed in WHY? WHY? this is drivin me nuts I'm trying to leave comments and it just keeps going round and round and round!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Any way here's another magnolia card again no flowers now I just cannot do it again, next time there will be flowers and loads of them lol There are actually three of these coloured images all slightly different they were for the girls for Easter but I never got round to it (no change there then)they were going on the side of those old fashioned cardboard Easter eggs which were to be filled with mini eggs but somehow the mini eggs kept going missing (NO NEVER that's shocking) so I'm using the Tilda's on cards hee hee.
I just love this image so unbelievably cute that hat Awww I want one mind you Id look a right prawn in that lol Hope you have all had a good bank hol even though the weather has been bad.
Have a good week and hopefully blogger will start to behave xx
A Tilda card made a couple of weeks ago I cant remember much about doing it lol, me brains going faster than I realized. It is prisma penciled and has a cheery-lyn die behind and a few gems, that I do know but cant remember the paper oops.
Thanks to all who have asked after my health, I'm bouncing back now must have DESENSITISED to all the dust and I have decided I am not asthmatic NO, NO, NO I'm not having it, actually I haven't got it coz as I say its improving all the time and the dust is worse now than ever lol. Plaster dust allover but the units should start going in at the end of next week and then SHOCK HORROR I can clean up and get to the dust off the telly so everyone will be clear and not blurry. I have loads of pics as it changes so I will have to scrap them. xx
PS BLOGGER IS DRIVING ME MAD I CANNOT STAY SIGNED IN TO LEAVE COMMENTS IS ANYONE ELSE HAVING THIS PROBLEM AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGG xx
A way too cute fizzy moon I love these stamps so useful, a large die cut heart and Lynne's yellow flowered, checked and spotted card available from http://www.craftden.co.uk LOVE IT!!!
A couple of flowers with brad middles and a bit of punched card less is more at the moment. The image is prisma penciled as usual colour looks a bit naff on this computer but in real life its really summery lol xx
Bo Bunny cambridge paper, American crafts earthtones red, yellow, and navy blue, martha stewart border punch, hAnglar image copic coloured (forgotten how to do this lol) sentiment unknown. NO FLOWERS (shock horror) xx
Oh how the girls hated these VERY expensive M&S dresses I on the other hand loved them
They were a lovely soft material, lovely small flower pattern, beautiful vintage lace collar and buttons oh how I loved to see them in them all spruced up shiny shoes and woolly tights,BUT they hated them detested them never wanted to wear them especially for a school photo lol. I thought I would scrap these photos (school ones you would never guess would you) as a constant reminder to them of the BEAUTIFUL dresses I used to make them wear. This L/O is another one I never finished so I am feeling very righteous at the moment The papers are K&co Madelaine which are so vintage looking just like those dresses ha ha. xx
I'm trying to finish things off and this is a prime example I started this at the craft den ages ago and I mean ages,
I have a few to finish and I'm going to do another tonight
This is a photo of Lissy and Holly at a May Day celebration at Hunters Bar School it must be 20 years ago (that's frightening) just look at Lissy's little face whilst holding the carton for Holls she has always been a carer, mind you Holls doesn't always appreciate it lol.
The paper is a Bo Bunny double sided one one side is the base the other side is cut up. Lots of layers of flowers and some stuck on the photo coz there was a mans stomach in the background DOH!!!! there is always something in the background good camouflage job though I think
Each flower either has a pearl or a spot of pearl stickles thingy. The double heart has been crackled glazed and everything is edged with good old frayed burlap. The letters are alcohol inked to make them red and the first letters are cosmo cricket bare chipboard covered in the same paper with red ribbon through and there are two Martha Stewart punched strips across the page. xx
A quick card for Lissy to give someone at work the only instruction was got to have brown hair so a "vision" in pink and orange lol.
I coloured the image weeks ago with prismas and then thought orange ORANGE what was I thinking I found the papers in my stash the only orange ones I have I think and they have pink in them on the little flowers so pink and orange it is. I used the cheery-Lyn tea party doily die they are really strong and cut out really well will be using this baby again and you have to have the lotv sentiment and a bit of ribbon and that's all there is to it xx
What do you have as decoration and furniture in your lounge and dining room? I have boxes and boxes and all my kitchen stuff lol
I have a settee that you can squeeze onto as long as you don't want to stretch your legs
I cleared the dinning kitchen on Monday and today every surface is covered with boxes The old kitchen is coming out on Saturday so that's exciting but Ive got to clear it again and not sure where its all going I may have to sleep on it lol and knocking through should start in a week or two these bank hols are a pain!! the roof tiles have been delayed AAARRRGGG but I'm chilled really the builders are great and I'm thrilled with progress so far.
Another of my crafty stash kits and another Stephanie Garbett designs with a couple of changes coz I never can do those rosette flowers and so I had to improvise The page is called hold on as Alicia and Holly were holding Sara up because the floor was wet
I have emptied the kitchen today and its all stacked in the front room very stylish not!! but the new one is due tomorrow whoop whoop photos have been taken for the before and after shots and hopefully it will all stack in the space Ive made for it So we will see. xx
A scrapbook page for a change. It is a http://craftystash.co.uk kit from a couple of years ago now and it is a Stephanie Garbett designed page using Websters pages I love these. The new prima collection that has just come out are similar I think, the prima ones are available at http://craftden.co.uk/ . This is a picture of Holly she is about 18 months old and still has those wrists that look like they have a bracelet on where the chubby arms meet the chubby hands lol I think she will kill me if she sees this :) I had such a job fining a photo a decent one, I mean we have hundreds but in the 1980's picture quality was rubbish even pics of me in the 60's are better than these they all grainy.People taking pictures of their children now are so lucky with digital cameras Its all so disappointing and frustrating sad life eh if that's all I have to moan about think I better shut up and get another kit done.Be back tomorrow with another coz its bad I haven't done them all yet so I'm off to search for a decent photo of Alicia and one of Sara amongst the zillions of rubbish ones...............xx
I have bought the sailor kit from hAnglar stanglar it is so cute and so easy to colour I just love em bit of a toss up between them and Tilda not sure whose winning at the mo. The papers are from Lynne at http://www.craftden.co.uk/ she has got loads of them in, gingham, spots, flowers, fab-ul-ous all of them and Ill tell you now they will be croppin up again. This little cutie is polychromo pencil coloured this time again from Lynne's with some glamour dust on her socks, the usual flowers and a few buttons with twine ties (love that look) to fill in a blank space "less is more" what is that lol. A couple of sizzix corners a scrap of gingham ribbon and a craftwork card sentiment to finish. Its very pink isnt it is it too much??Too late now!! Its my sisters birthday next week so I am ORGANISED shock horror lol just love these tues off work I hope she likes it xx
Even though I love my Tildas I think actually going shopping with Tilda would be a bit too strange even for me lol A card for a friend, Tilda is masked in front of the boutique window both from the http://www.craftden.co.uk and coloured with prismas and polychromos the polychromos are also from Lynne at craftden and I love them they are just like prismas only don't break so easily and come in lovely colours. I also used my deep punch which I have had for an age but not used and any crafter knows what that is like................ Lots and lots of roses as always I love em. I hope everyone had a good weekend and here is looking forward to this one I'm on holiday next week "WHOOP WHOOP" (calm down take a deep breath)I am going to craft, craft, craft, Oh NO I forgot gotta take out the kitchen so just craft then ha ha xx
Alicia asked me to do a boys card EEEK I always find them hard Boys and Men so difficult (in every way really lol) anyway I digress so I inked up one of my LOTV boys stamp and prisma coloured it then grunge stamped it round the edge which I am doing more now, I like to fill in large expanses of white. The backing papers are a K&CO pad and green bazzil.
Then I added a few buttons tied with twine and added a sentiment in the corner and bish bash bosh done, NOT A GOOD PIC the colours look a bit wishy washy I think richer in real life xx
The weather here in Sheffield has been slightly varied, where I live its been fabulous all day till about 3.30 then it rained hard for 5 mins, in Hillsbourgh where Holly lives its pelted it down and hailed like "the day after tomorrow" its come through her bay window and flooded the cellar and fused the fridge freezer, poor babes and to add insult to injury she is trying to get to Crystal Peaks to pick up her boy friend and is being diverted coz Penistone Road is flooded up to the windscreens on some cars I don't know if it floods in Sheffield Holls is always there!!! she had to be plucked of a building on the wicker in '07 when it was really bad we will have to call her Noah lol xx
I just hope the rest of the weekend is sunny and warm. A lovely easter to eveyone and I shall be sooo glad when mini eggs are off sale !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol xx
Here I have uploaded a load of photos of the extension (Kathryn and Tamara lol) The weather has been excellent and the builders have been great the first 10 days seemed to drag as there was nothing to see coz they had to re site a drain but once that was done they really seemed to crack on I hope you can sort of see whats going on week 2 this will be the kitchen (looking from the back door) and on the left side is a cloakroom
week 3 Oh things are moving now we have bricks this is the kitchen but from the garden now
week 3 (end of week) wow cookin on gas now, double door gap and a large picture window at side
week 2 down the side where the laundry room and cloakroom will be
the laundry room but not knocked through yet
and end of week 3 on the side no roof struts yet here but a slopping roof too going on BUT the piece d'resistance most people have a porch or even a front door I have a PORTALOO very tasteful very decorous.
Hope you have enjoyed the little trip round my build next time I'll include the patio area and the drive
The first week in May the old kitchen comes out so I will really be roughing it then lol, no sink no hob not had an oven since July so no change there. When its finished I shall never use a microwave again. Happy easter to everyone xx
Here is mums mothers day card I had to do it on an 8x8 card as the finished image was quite large so then had to do some filling in lol
Tilda was masked onto the open window and coloured with prismas and paper piecing on her clothes and ribbon, the papers are my minds eye a lovely vintagey look I think.As always lots of roses I just love these and also coz it looked a bare in the corner I used one of my VERY precious crochet flowers it was for mum after all so it is keeping in the family! lol The sentiment is one of LOTVs there is one for every occasion they are sooo useful. A few pins and gems and done xx
A card I made for Lissy just to say thanks for the help she is giving me with Linky Loo ( my dog) whilst the building is going on. It should be diamonds not pearls actually coz that's what she is a true diamond, ha ha.The recipe is: A distress inked magnolia image edged with stempleglede grunge collection stamp
My minds eye papers wild asparagus
Lots of pearls and lots of roses
A Lilly of the valley sentiment and stamped ribbon