Saturday, 28 April 2012

Glad Grad

Love this Mo Manning image - you can get the girl one as well.
Decided to use it for two challenges
totallygorjuss - congratulations
sketchsaturday - a sketch

Been shopping today - had a text from a friend in Florida - its boiling hot -woop woop!!!
Only 6 more sleeps!!!!!!
Enjoy the rest of today

Thursday, 26 April 2012


As I said I have the cupcake bug - tho I think it will be more of a case of making cards with them and eating them - never actually getting round to making them. Off to Florida soon - Can't wait to hit the craft shops. John said something stupid - mentioning bring golf balls back - as if there is enough room in his case for them!!!
This is a card for Kathleen from the cupcake workshop.
 Will also enter it in the www.milkcoffeechallenge. - lots of layers.
I love this Stampin Up paper as you can really layer with it effectively.
This time next week - i will be on the way to the hotel - the countdown has begun!!!!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Had a really lovely morning doing something else crafty. I went to a cupcake workshop run by Kathleen. We just made it in time no thanks to the roadworks and the worst weather this year. It was great fun and would love to do it again. The cakes were pre-made so I can't take the glory for them but all the decorating was done by me after we had a demonstration - I felt safer with the fondant rather than be let loose with the icing bag. Once it was cleared away we had tea in proper china cups and pieces of Kathleens fab home-made cakes. Really great day - Then drove into Solihull to look at what cupcakey stuff Lakeland has, I think the cards I make tonight will have a cupcake theme!!!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Boys Toys

I love Hanglar images - so lucky that Alexs girlfriend is Swedish!!
This card is for the totallygorjuss challenge of BOYS TOYS

I will be on my hols in two weeks - joined Slimming World to lose a few pounds - off in a bit to see how I have done. I have lost 10lbs in 5 weeks - but is far easier to put 10lbs on in 5 days!!! I am doing this to indulge in funnel cake - just look  !!!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

still the week-end

Just finished watching the London Marathon. The first woman winner has crossed the line in 2:19:38. I feel I would have a slightly longer time of 2:27:09 [however that would be 2months/27days/9hours!!!]
Obviously as well as my love of long distance running[to Greggs] I love card making - here is one I made earlier this morning whilst I was cheering on the runners from the comfort of my armchair - I was with them in spirit.
This card will be entered in the following challenge
 trulyscrumptious a sketch

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Space Boy

Why have they changed Blogger - do they know how long it has taken me to work the original out!!!

 Oh well, hopefully you will see this card. Its for the sketchsaturday.challenge.   The triangle has not come out quite as I imagined...Used a lovely LOTV image

. Hope your weekend is not too wet!!!

Friday, 20 April 2012


I know that I am truly blessed to have the friends I have - I still keep in touch with friends from school, my Army days and all the jobs I have done. I have wonderful friends abroad that I write to .I have met some fabulous women who were on the breast cancer road with me and I have friends through the church and crafting that I have wonderful times with.....and that's not even counting my cyber friends who I may not have met but still consider a special part of my life.

This card is on its way to someone special in my life -
 i will enter it into the joannasheen challenge [someone special]

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
- Helen Keller

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Saturday Sketch

I love sketches best of all - here is my entry for the
saturday sketch challenge

The Apprentice is on tonight so will probably sit in front of the telly

Tomorrow I am for my annual MOT at the oncologists - really hoping that he is going to cut my visits down - it all seems so long ago but I know they are being careful but whilst i am there whoever had the idea of putting Greggs slap bang in the middle of the hospital - you have to do something to while away the long waits 

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Young Love

Nobody mentioned about charging up cameras hence the delay - just grabbed Robert on the way to work and he has finished showing me how to insert memory - another file for my idiots guide to photography

This card is for the hotshotcrafts challenge - Young Love

Did not really like these stamps at first but they are growing on me - love the font though

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Bling It On

Had a relaxing night  and managed to make a few cards - obviously I will be spending the rest of the day clearing up - how can making just a few cards generate such mess...John says he has forgotten what the top of the coffee table looks like and it seems such a long time that he has not found a sticky gem attached to his toast.
This card is from ..guess what another Mo Manning Image its for the
totally gorjuss challenge of Bling It On and the
sweetstampinchallenge girly but no pink

Have a great Sunday xxxxx

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Grand National Winners

I had two random bets on the national that cost me £2. each - just went for daft names they were Neptunes Collange and Sunnyhill Boy....usually my horses fall at the first fence or seem more suited to being a donkey on Blackpool beach...but they came first...and second!!!!! Think I have won £50........wonder what craftiness I can spend that on!!!

Here is a card showing the type of horse that I usually end up picking in a sweepstake.

I will enter it in the following challenges
 wags and whiskers - anything goes
creative corner - boys and their toys

Thursday, 12 April 2012

We want the Osmonds!!!!

 Direct from Caesars Palace, Las Vegas appearing at Wolverhampton Civic Centre!!! Never have so many HRT patches and screaming middle aged women been in one place.Admittedly there were only 3 Osmonds with a combined age of 240 but they were jolly fine and I may have reverted back to a 14 year old last night.

Enough frivolity -here is an engagement card I made - using a wonderful Mo Manning image and even some dreaded peel-offs.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter - I didn't make this one

Thought I had better admit to that straight away before I take all the glory. My lovely lovely friend Diane made it for me - its a traditional Easter Card and really special.
 Just came back from the Easter Service at church - we all tied messages to bright yellow balloons and released them- very spectacular however the main Cannock Road is not necessarily the best spot - have visionsof motorists swerving to avoid them - they were a bit top heavy so did not quite make it to heaven!!!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

finally mastered the camera

or is that famous last words!!!

 hopefully you should see my card that i am going to enter into the hot shots challenge which is RED

I will be able to put my own cards on now and won't have to put up with the exasperated faces of my three as they look pityingly at their technophobic mom!!!

its a mans world

I am entering this card into 2 challenges

joanna sheen  - its a mans world  and
totallygorjuss- sketch challenge

I have used a Mo Manning image and  I eventually  found the twine that I had put in a safe place.

Can't believe how awful the weather is - this time last week I was sitting in glorious sunshine feeding the ducks in St James Park by Buckingham Palace.
Phillip is home for a few weeks ans is patiently showing me how to use the camera so hopefully the next uploaded piccie will have been done completely by myself - don't hold your breath tho!!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

wedding card

Thought I had loads of time left to do this wedding card  - but like everything i left it til the last minute - even missed the challenge i was going to put it in - oh well i can still enter it in the totallygorjuss challenge which is for swirly whirly [the paper has faint swirls on it that you can't quite see but you can see the swirls on the box lid]
I have used my favourite lily of the valley stamp, lots of flowers and stickles.
Its an 8x8 card - i really need to write the measurements down for the box - i go through the same pantomime every time I try to make one.!!

Monday, 2 April 2012

my lovely weekend

been to london for the weekend to meet my turkish friend deniz - we met when we were 12 and have kept in touch ever since. She was in UK for a conference so we had sunday together - really lovely day