Thursday, 30 June 2011


Well at last I have had a bit of good luck - I have won last weeks Lili of the Valley Challenge. Thank you - I know it was the random thingy but it is still nice to win something and I am looking forward to choosing some of their new stamps.

Just to update you on my car - it was found the same day but it has damage to the ignition and a bump on the boot. Given the fact that it is 20 year old I do not think I will get it back - the insurance company keep talking like it will be a write off. Thank you to everyone who left me a comment about the car - it was really uplifting.

The other week I talked about my husband's relative, Rene, who is in a home with dementia. Today when the local evening paper arrived there was a picture of the home on the front and bit headlines about it - "Scandal of Care Home"

Here is the sketch for the Sketch N Stash Challenge

and here is my card.

I have used my new First Edition papers which are absolutely gorgeous.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Can it get worse??

Well I had a good wake up call this morning. My husband was just ready for work and was dozing back off to sleep. He opened the front door to go to his car and there was an empty space where my car should be.

I just cannot believe that someone has nicked my car - which was just under our bedroom window and we had the window wide open. I cannot believe that I never heard them. I usually jump out of bed at every little noise. The one thing that I think is strange is that the night before I heard a car pull up in the early hours of the morning and I jumped out of bed and there was a taxi parked across the road but I never saw anyone get out of it. I wonder if he was "casing the joint"

I am so disappointed because I don't want to have to buy a new car. Mine is a 20year old Vauxhall Calibra with about 50,000 miles on the clock. I would just love to get my hands on the "person" who took it.

Then I have been for my hair cutting (we have a Presentation Night on Friday and a Christening on Saturday) and when she showed me the back I thought "Oh no I look like a boy!"

I walked home wondering what is going to happen next. I got home and washed it and dried it myself and now it looks ok - more like my profile photo.

I have made a man's card using the LOTV Challenge sketch.

I hate making men's cards but I thought this wasn't too bad and I have kept it fairly simple because it will have to go through the post.

It looks like he has a pint of Guiness in his hand (that is what my husband used to drink but now he has gone on to the Real Ales)

The papers are from Pink Petticoat. Thank you for looking and have a good evening.

I think I might have a glass of port and a lay down!!! Only jesting!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Cupcake Challenge

First of all I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all you lovely ladies who have left comments for me recently. I am very sorry that I have been soooo busy that I just haven't had time to blog hop - but I promise I will get round to it soon.

I'm afraid it is another quick post today

Here is the card I have made to the Cupcake Challenge Sketch which is below.

I think on the photo the colouring of Tilda doesn't just look to match the card but it does actually match the Dark Green Bazzil that I have used.

The DP Papers are from the First Edition Spring Feast Paper Pad which I got from the Range.

Had a lovely meal last night but now I feel like 3 courses was far too much!!

Enjoy the weekend - hope the weather improves.

Friday, 24 June 2011

A bit of a different card


Just a very quick card as we are going out for a meal soon to celebrate my husband's nephew's 21st Birthday.

I just wanted to enter this card in the Basic Grey Challenge tomorrow. The challenge is Colour Combo - Hot Pink, Lime Green and Brown/Kraft.

I think the papers I have used are from the Sultry range but I am not too sure.

Here is the card

and it opens up like this.

I haven't put any writing on yet until I decide who I am going to send it to.

I really enjoyed making this card and it is something a bit different.

Thank you for looking and hope you all have a lovely weekend

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Good News, Good News

Hi bloggers!
It seems ages since I did any blogging - the main reason being that it was my son's 40th birthday on the 15th June and I had been making a special surprise for him.

I gathered together loads of photos and got comments from some of his friends and school friends etc and I made a "This is your life" book. It took an awful lot of work but I was very pleased with it.

The "Good News" I refer to in the title is that I have been for my 6 month check up and everything was fine - thank goodness. I don't go again until December and then it is to Gynaecology Outpatients instead of the Macmillan Unit - so that is quite heartening.

Anyway I have at long last managed to make a card and I have used the sketch from the Pear Tree Designs Challenge.

and here is my card

I am also entering it in

Totally Papercrafts - which is to use Punches or Die Cuts

Stamp Something - which is to use Pretty Papers
and Just Magnolia - which is Paper Piecing.

I think I will be very busy this month making cards for July - I have so many birthday.
It is my Grand-daughter's on the 1st, then she is getting Christened on the 2nd.

I have a 60th on the 3rd and a birthday on the 5th, 6th, 15th and 21st.

I think perhaps I had better crack on now!!!

Enjoy your evening

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Something Fruity

Hi there

I hope you have all had a good weekend.

I have not had much time for cardmaking because I am making something special for my Son's 40th Birthday - I can't tell you what yet in case he happens to look at my blog (although I doubt if he will!!)

It is taking up so much of my time because I have had to spend a lot of time looking for photos and scanning them etc.

Anyway I did manage to get round to making a card for the Totally Paper Crafts Challenge - which is "Get Fruity". Now I actually have some cherries in the garden which won't be long before they are ready for picking. But I haven't chosen cherries - I have used my new Magnolia stamp which has strawberries on it - my little Florence loves strawberries.

The paper is Nitwits and the flowers Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thank you for looking

Friday, 3 June 2011

Warren Bunny

What a beautiful day it has been today both weatherwise and because I have seen my eldestgrand-daughter today as well.

We had a lovely day and we went to see my niece and her two boys, who are so adorable.My sister and her husband were there too.

I have made a card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge but I have been so busy on Wednesday and Thursday blitzing my craft room that I just never got round to posting it until today - late as ever!!

Here is the sketch

and here is my card.

Unfortunately I can't say that it is one of my favourites.

The papers are from my new First Edition pad which I got from The Range.

The bunny is from Craftwork Cards and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

We are going to have a very busy time this month with one thing and another.

We have our rugby presentation night, THE DOME, a weekend at Scarborough for my son's 40th birthday and a meal out for my husband's nephew's 21st birthday - among other bits of things.

Hope you all have a brilliant weekend with lots more sunshine.

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