Wednesday, 26 December 2012

"Name Those Stamps" Christmas Quiz

I am going to enter Jules Competition i am so excited i have found all the names except for one :(  i have found the image but cant find the name or number. Oh Jules please help me with this one??? as i cant see the details of this particular one....

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Nearly there, this time next week it will all be over! I made this tag last night i used the sentiments from which i first spotted on Jules blog who i might add i love, Well must get on, out for christmas lunch today with my two employees going to local pub The Bull in Cottered must say they do a fab christmas dinner always a good place if you want a nice meal. Back soon hopefully, as looking forward to getting some scrapping done over christmas holidays. Have a good day one and all xxx

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Here is a selection of Christmas Cards I made when I was away with the girls for the weekend Scrapping and Crafting. Looking forward to the next one at the end of January. Well they have all been posted now. Just some last minute shopping to do in Cambridge on Saturday and hopefully be all finished apart from cooking the big dinner on the day. No 1 son home from university tomorrow so better hurry up and finish painting his bedroom. Back soon hopefully with some Scrap pages, maybe ill find some time over the christmas holidays. 

Monday, 3 December 2012

Monday evening, just back from Zumba, but remembered I must get on and make my special niece a card for her big day this weekend. Hope she likes it. I know I won't have time if i don't get on and do it tonight as I am out tomorrow night with my special friend and her twin sister for their birthdays and this weekend out for our first Christmas party in London and staying over, meeting up with my brother and Ali on sunday in london for lunch so a busy weekend ahead. But looking forward to some quality time just me and hubby no kids :)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Well what an awful day it hasn't stopped raining, after a lovely sunny day yesterday. Well i have been having a clear out in the loft took some bits to the Isabel Hospice charity shop and the rest to the tip. Finally found a bit of time to make this card for my close friend Helens daughter who had a baby girl on Thursday....hope she likes it. I better get knitting and finish my other gift for her. Roast dinner calling so better go dish it up. Back soon.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

At last I have had some crafting time, although my mission today was to sort out my stuff ready for my scrap weekend away in two weeks time, which I haven't achieved because I just have too much stuff!! I have decided i am not going to buy anymore ha ha. Well I made this car for my nieces birthday in November hopefully shell like it. Well i off to try and sort some more stuff........

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Well its been a while since i have blogged, due to lots going on sadly my poor Dad finally lost his battle with cancer and passed away, i was with him in Devon when this happened so was pleased to spend his last few days with him.  The picture above is of my four children with their nan on the day of the funeral, they all looked very smart and i am sure he would of been very proud of them. My Mum is going to miss him so much.

I have also been doing a photography course with a special friend at Ware college which i must say i am enjoying, finally learning the settings on my camera, here are some pictures of my home work. Hopefully i will find some time to get back to crafting and making my xmas cards. I have a Scrapbook Weekend booked in November so i am looking forward to that break with the girls.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Before and after the new patio another reason we've been busy

Its been a long time.........
I made a card today so thought i'd write a blog as its been so long, been a hectic few months. My Dad has cancer so i am trying to visit him as much as i can but he lives in Devon so its not easy running a business, family and dealing with all the emotion of everything. My poor sister is doing her best to look after him and make life a bit easier as my mum struggles to cope and is very upset by it all.  Hopefully it wont be too long before i do some more cards or scrapbooking. I am going to see Matilda on Wednesday with my daughter its her late birthday treat so looking forward to a day in London and maybe posting some photos of our day.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

 Had a lovely afternoon walk around Anglesey Abbey with my friend and families, as you can see she is trying out her new camera so thought i'd take a shot of her :)
And of course i was trying to be artistic as well so here's a shot of some fungi on a tree, I liked the colours. The weather held off a bit of drizzle, and i have got the Ugg boots back out as it has turned so cold lets hope the sunshine comes out soon.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Here's two layouts i completed today at my scrapbook workshop with the girls. Had a lovely day, Bills lovely cooked lunch and Pats home baked cakes what a treat. The layouts are from photos taken in USA last year seems so long ago now. Well i have had great weekend brought a new car yesterday so spoilt myself but cant have it for two months so ill keep you guessing as to what it is you'll have to wait for the photos.

Also on friday collected the van after having graphics fitted, well pleased with it. Now need to get it on the road selling selling pay for my new car lol
Well the weather is just perfect....if your a duck! So i am off for a day Scrapping with the girls so maybe ill have some layouts to post later. It was an early start today as had to drop eldest son to Air Cadets for a sports event, so done some house work as well better go get ready now, back later maybe. Happy Sundays.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Had a nice day today with my Daughter Sam, went to Craft Show at Ali Pali in London. Brought some papers, some bits to make my sister a 40th anniversary card which i will post when complete and some stamps from Little Claire. Then we went for afternoon tea at the local farm shop yummy. Managed to just fit in a bit of crafting to make this card for my friends daughter whose 5 this week. Well boys back to school tomorrow so peace and quiet again :)

Friday, 6 April 2012


Good Friday, well we have been on a family walk today and coffee at local coffee shop. Cleaned oven this morning, so time for a bit of afternoon crafting just made this card for Karen who works for me in office, her birthday tomorrow hope she likes it. Planning some shopping tomorrow with Sam my daughter although haven't decided where we are going thinking about trying the new Westfield centre at Stratford. Boys going motor racing Sunday so might try and do some more crafting then. Back soon x

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Busy Week

Well it's been a very busy week, a flying visit to Devon for Mum and Dads 60th anniversary dinner. Was lovely to catch up with all the family. Back Sunday afternoon get packed up again for Trips away. Twins went off to France and Pete and I flew off to Prague. Well the weather was fantastic in france and Prague so we all had a great time. Boys returned sunburnt and tired along with us tired too. Unpacked washing on. Packing again for flying visit this weekend to Lancashire for Daniel to visit Lancashire University and Pete to catch up with family and friends before he starts he new job next week after easter.....soo looking forward to a long LAZY easter weekend. Well thats it for now a couple of photos attached of our busy week.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Special Anniversary

Next week is my Mum and Dads 60th wedding anniversary I am so proud of my special parents. My Dads health hasn't been the best over the last couple of years with him having cancer and this week the news that more has developed on his lungs, but he is a fighter and lives life to the full. We are going to see them next weekend for a anniversary dinner. So looking forward to catching up with all the family. Well of course i made them a card......

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Birthday Week

Well it was my birthday this week and i can say it wasn't one of the best i have had due to a thoughtless husband who sent me flowers which i suspect were a last minute thought and i think flowers are a waste of money would have preferred a handbag, sorry if i sound ungrateful but i do like to be spoilt and you would of thought he'd know that by now!!, and no presents from my four children, except my daughter who gave me some x Thankfully i have some good friends who treated me to some lovely gifts. He has since apologised for upsetting me, MEN!! Today we went for lunch to Jamie Oliver's Italian in Cambridge with all the family.....another mistake as they just whined that they didn't like anything on the menu, next year just going out the two of us. Well fingers crossed we will go away just the two of us while the boys are away with school in France later this month.
Below are a couple of cards i made this evening for Auntie who's 70 later this month and a wedding card for the friendly man in the post office who is getting married in Indian next weekend.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

I was inspired to do a sketch challenge from i liked the sketch so thought id have a go. I used Bakers Twine to stitch round edge of template. The top photo is me as a baby and the lower photo is Sam when she won her Boots baby competition. I not sure if i have been successful in uploading it for the challenge as i found it a bit difficult to understand the website, oh well another layout done even if i didn't succeed!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

 Well had a busy evening last night, as remembered i have four birthdays tomorrow so a last minute panic to make cards and get them in the post.

The one below is for a leap year birthday for my sisters husband who gets a real birthday this year.

Had a lovely day today spent with my fab daughter at the cinema and then visited her dads and my late husbands grave and cleared off the christmas flowers and freshened up with some spring flowers. Hopefully going for a family walk tomorrow with some friends and maybe my lazy sons, get them away from their computers for a couple of hours.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Here are some layouts from Saturday Crop at Scrapbags in Hertford. The first layout was the class kit which i always enjoy as i need a bit of inspiration to get me going as i am not a big planner i just go and do on the day. The pictures are of my daughter Sam after getting soaked on the water rides in Florida she had a bad hair moment!!

The other two pages are at Boggy Creak where we all had a hold of an Alligator except Sam who was too scared to hold it. Well i am thinking of doing my first sketch challenge for docrafts Creativity, i like the look of the sketch so i think i might give it a hopefully ill post the final results shortly.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Friday again, where does time go it will be Monday before we know it. Just thought i'd post one of my favourite pictures, luckily its not that cold this weekend. Looking forward to a day scrapbooking with my friend Sue at Scrapbags Hertford. Hopefully post some of my finished pages over the weekend.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Well here is my evenings creation, Hubbys valentine card. Hope he appreciates it.
Well its been a cold week after a heavy snowfall last Saturday night, we went down the lane to Throcking to do some sledging I took this photo which I like of hubby and son.
Then later we went for a walk across back fields to Aspenden, Buntingford, Throcking and back home again. Peter took this photo of Sam, Christian and me. It was hard work in the deep snow. Now after a week of trying to stay on my feet and not break a leg in the icy conditions i think its time it warmed up a bit, but oh no it was -11 last night. Well had a nice coffee with my friend Louise this morning. Now I am off to try and make a valentine card/tag for hubby as I have bought him a book for valentine rather then waste money on card he probably wouldn't be bothered about. Hopefully post the finished card later, if i think its good enough for you to view!!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Well here it is the card I made for my friend whose birthday is today. Wishing her a lovely day, well the suns certainly shining although a bit fresh out there. Well better get on with my work.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sunday Crafting

Some cards I made today ready for dates in February. Used my new heart stamp designed by Sarah Lawrence who passed away recently, the stamp came free with the latest issue of CraftStamper magazine. The third card was made using Lavinia Stamps ( I love her stamps but I haven't tried brayering yet, she makes some fantastic cards have a look at her website. Well off to do some more creating. Have a good weekend everyone x

Friday, 27 January 2012

A page layout completed on my weekend scrap. Can you spot the sewing. Ben was so chuffed when he found his Ken Block shoes in America. Will post a card on Wednesday which I have made for my friend whose birthday it is on that day. Cant post before in case she peeks.
Looking forward to a unplanned weekend, apart from dropping No.1 son at RAF Henlow tonight for a weekend of training. Maybe a shop tomorrow with my xmas vouchers I still have to spend.

Friday, 20 January 2012

It's Friday!

Looking forward to a Scrappy weekend. Going to try and sort my stuff tomorrow for a Sunday Scrap Day with my CM consultant. Hope all you girls have a great weekend. x

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Creative Memories Finishing

Well quite shocked to hear CM is no longer going to trade in the UK after April this year. I really like thier Albums, some of my collection above. So a another group of lovely ladies going to loose their jobs. Good luck to all the CM consultants and a special thank you to mine who has always hosted a fab workshop cooking us lunch and cakes.

First Post

New to this so you'll have to bare with me. Hoping to post some of my favourite photos and scrap pages.