Tuesday, 30 December 2008

christmas cards........

Here is a selection of some of the christmas cards that I made this year.

Sunday, 28 December 2008


Its been ages since I've updated my blog I'm so sorry to all that have popped on to find nothing new............well lots has happened since the middle of August.

We had our family vaccation to Bulgaria, were we really did chill out on the beach, with a bit of site seeing. My best part was the "Donkey Safari" where we saw a traditonal Bulgarian village, had a BBQ and then spent the rest of the day in the water park. Frank surprised me the most by going on ALL the water rides!!

In October Frank and I went to Ireland, without the girls to see our Godchildren, although we only had a couple of days it was great to see them. Hoping to see them again in the new year.

Crafting wise I've really got into scrapping in a big way. I'm half way through scrapping our holiday photo's along with loads of others and will add them to my blog as soon as possible.

My favourite page at the moment uses the photo's of our schools carnival which I have been asked to teach at a crop in October 2009.

With hand on my heart I can honestly say that I made every single christmas card that I sent this year which is a first and hope that next year, I'll be able to make some gifts for friends and family using the toys I got for christmas.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

new penny black stamps

I went craft shopping for my friend who lives in Canada and whilst I was there my hubby treated me to some penny black stamps of his favourite flowers. So I just had to play with them as soon as I got back home.

practising my photography skills

" My Patio"

I thought that I'd share some of the pictures I've taken of my patio area, I really do miss not having a garden of my own anymore but I like to keep my hand in with my potted plants!

I think they've done really well this year, even managed to keep my tomato plants alive and the fuchsia's are so pretty I even treated my self to a new one which is a climber.

I keep my hand in at work though with the children as we have made our own sensory garden using a variety of plants, they love the smell of the lavender and various mints we've planted along with the curry plants. And they like the way fennel tickles their legs as the walk past.

Thursday, 3 July 2008


Every 3 years our school holds a carnival this year our theme was Earth. The whole school learnt "Love can build a bridge" it had some of the parents in tears and even bought a lump to my throat when I heard them all together.

more carnival piccies............

Didn't they do well!!! I've worked with our nursery children over the last 3 weeks to make thier costumes. We have been tie dying, sewing and painting. we were really lucky today as the weather held out for us showers in the morning and thunderstorms early evening...

Sunday, 22 June 2008

An Udder Birthday??

This again was made using my stamps from The Angel Company and I love the sentiments that go with this set.

Monday, 16 June 2008

One of my new stamps

This is a card that I've made for a colour challenge with one of my new stamp sets that I got from The Angel Company. I think she's fab!

I've used Sakuara and Whisper pens to colour the image and highlighted the flower centre's with cotton candy stickles, which I have also put around the edge of the card before matting it on the orange cardstock. I used an Anita's sentiment stamped in orange.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

3 of the pages I finished at my crop today.

Wow was really pleased with my 1st crop today, I managed to complete 3 whole pages and have 2 left to embellish!

These first 2 pages were from our visit in May up to see Angy and Gwen (Minimaker/Mum). We had a fabulous time although the weather wasn't all that great.
The day we went to Bridgenorth it was very windy. Here you can see Frank my darling hubby, playing the joker and pretending his got muscles....LOL

the cable car ride we went on.

Heidi and Philly

This picture of Heidi was taken last year when she went to stay with her Godmother Philly in Ireland.
I thought is was a gorgeous photo and managed to find some papers that complemented it. I even used my cricut to cut out some flowers... and my latest toy the BIG BITE to set the eyelets.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Scrapping on Canvas

Here I've used an adriondack dabber to colour the canvas and double mounted a lovely picture of my daughters (Lucy, Heidi and Amy) on a piece of bazzil bling and patterned paper. Then at the bottom I've added some ribbon over a strip of the patterned paper.

Alchol Inks

Here I've used one of my favourite stamps at the moment with my Alcohol inks..these are really to use.

You apply your chosen colours to the applicator, adding the blending solution if you want the colours less subtle.. and then stamp away!

I like it as you never now how the colours will turn out..every time you stamp you get a different effect.

Monday, 5 May 2008

This is the latest stamp that i have purchased...

I think he's so cute, i've used him here as a tag for a swap that i'm taking part in.

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