Monday, 29 December 2014

New Year Birthdays

Well hope you are all enjoying your Christmas Holidays. I am enjoying the relaxing break in between a bit of working and today some crafting.

I made these two cards just using some scraps of paper and cutting them up adding a bit of bling, stickles and liquid pearls. I might be brave and enter them in snippets playground.
Well I am off to play some more have a great Monday, back soon x

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Sending Christmas Wishes

Well another year nearly over so time to clear up my craft table as you can see I am a very messy crafter. Below the last of my Christmas makes.

I have to make my friends daughters wedding invites in the new year so will need to have a proper clean up and sort out.

Some quick makes using pink petticoat ewes as I needed to get a swifty on as didn't have enough cards and these are quick to print, colour and mount.

Wishing everyone a Very Happy Christmas xxx

Monday, 22 December 2014

Late Evening Makes

 Well as usual been a busy time with me up till midnight making last minute cards. Was in London at the weekend for Hubby's christmas party at the Tower of London very nice. Then done some shopping Sunday and I was spoilt as hubby got me a Mulberry handbag :)

Here are few of my last Christmas makes will post the last of them soon. Now I am going to make some last minute Tags for presents and think I will copy Jules ideas. Will maybe show my copies soon. Well better get busy so back soon x

Sunday, 14 December 2014

More Christmas

Well another weekend nearly over and still trying to get my cards made, maybe if I didn't keep going out i'd achieve something! Well here is a couple more of my makes and I am still doing them. Well just a quick stop by as need to dish up roast dinner. Enjoy your sunday evening xx

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Mum and Mother

Here I have made my Mum's and Mother-in-Law's Christmas cards.
My mums, I stamped then added some liquid pearls. Also I used my bow maker to tie the ribbon.

This one I stamped using clearly besotted stamps. Made yet another bow, as you can see I like my new toy! I then added some miniature buttons bought from hearts and crafts at Walkern.
My poor Mother has dementia, it's very sad to to see her she doesn't even open her eyes now, but she has a wonderful family who support and visit her regularly. In some ways I am glad my late husband doesn't have to see her like it as it would of upset him so much.

I will be back with some more posts soon x

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas cards at last

Well I am finally getting into the swing of making some christmas cards, about time I might add.
I have to say I do love these snowflakes dies from clearly besotted .

I also used my new stencil from Hearts and Crafts and some embossing paste on these two. Fairly plain and simple really. Thats my taste. I have just made a card for my Mum so i'll post that one soon. So off to do some more cards bye for now x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Only One, more to follow..

I have had a nice weekend mostly at home and catching up with some friends over coffee and cake of course. I also made quite a few cards yesterday this one for my brother in law and some birthday and christmas cards which I will post some piccys of soon. The boys have been Karting today so i went and done some more xmas shopping on my own as my daughter was at her boyfriends, so it was coffee on my lonesome today. But I managed to get most of shopping finished.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Son's New Car

 I had another busy weekend, took my son to pick up his new car, he has started an apprenticeship in paint and bodywork and now has to travel further so wanted something more economical. We picked it up Saturday morning. Then back home to pack for a weekend in London with friends.

Hubby and I stayed at the Landmark Hotel which was very nice. We had a little wander and a coffee at Gail's Artisan Bakery. Then went out for a meal at The Guinea Grill superb food although quite a small ancient inn so tables were quite close together but very nice. Then some christmas shopping on Sunday with my daughter who came and joined me while the boys went off to a car auction at Sotherbys.

Last night had a little time for some makes so thought I better get busy on some christmas cards so here is my makes using Clearly Besotted Dies, very please with the results. The Merry & Bright wood accent I got from Hearts and Crafts lovely local shop. Hoping to do some more crafting this weekend so maybe be back soon. xx

Friday, 21 November 2014

Friday Post

A card I made using Clearly besotted Stamps and Die cuts. Simple design of feathers tied with twine and a bit of bling added. Hoping to make some more christmas cards this weekend think I should of taken on Jules Idea of a card a week! So many supplies and no time to make.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Beyond Grey Challenge

I am going to have another go at a Beyondgrey challenge this is only my second ever entry I know it won't win anything as there are so many very talented bloggers out there but don't enter don't win! here goes...

NEC Girly weekend

Well as you can see I had a very successful shop at Hobbycrafts last weekend. I purchased a bow maker so now I can make perfect bows. I got some lovely stamps and some die cutters. So I better go and have a play, back soon with some of my makes. x

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Family Weekend

I used Pink Petticoat paper designs on this card I printed it onto a shimmery silver card. Then printed the text over the top in a purple although this photo makes it look like silver. Added a bit of sewing, bling and some ribbon. This is for my niece whose birthday is at the weekend. I am really hoping to do some christmas cards this weekend. Although my son is racing in his gokart so ill have to go and support him on Sunday.

I had a lovely weekend last week, spent it with my Mum, Brother and Sister in Devon. My Brother was going for a visit so I hitched a lift and stayed with Mum. We went out for a meal with my Brothers Partner and my Sisters husband which was very nice and my lovely Brother treated us all. I will be meeting up with him again next weekend in London for Champagne buffet at The Landmark hotel to celebrate my husbands Brother-in-laws big birthday so more family celebrations can't wait.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Return from Trip to Isle of Mull

Just returned from our annual trip to the Isle of Mull, one of my most favourite places. It is very beautiful, wonderful friends and lucky for us fab weather too. This year my hubby raced in the Mull Rally he started at position 79, had a few issues first night but managed to finish in position 29, his first finish of the rally after 7 attempts so very proud of him. We stayed with some very special friends and the photos below are the views from there new home so exciting and so jealous.
I made this thank you card for Mairi our wonderful host she spoilt us.

View of Tobermory

View out to sea

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Xmas Pud Workshop

Firstly a cushion I have knitted for my daughters bedroom, its was nice to knit some cable for a change. Think I might do some more as I got 3 for 2 deal on the chunky wool.

 Here we are at the xmas pud workshop at The Landmark Hotel in London. We had a lovely day we was greeted with a glass of champagne. There was 8 of us in total doing the class with a French chef and Italian Cocktail bar man so all rather yummy including the cocktail! We mixed our puds and got to bring them home ready for christmas along with a lovely christmas apron and Chefs hat. We then made our own egg nog cocktail followed by a lovely lunch and pudding tasting.

It was lovely day spent with friends and family.
A bit retail therapy in there too although crafting supplies.
Well I need to get packing now as off to mull for a week hoping that hubby keeps the rally car in one piece. Bye for now x

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Happy 21st Laura

Off to London today to a christmas pudding work shop at The Landmark Hotel and champagne lunch with friends.

But today is also the day I lost my very special Dad two years ago, miss him so much.
Its also my nieces 21st Birthday so time for celebrations and thoughts of those who would love to be celebrating with us. Love you loads Dad xx

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Power Cut

Last night we had a power cut for 6hrs from 3.15pm oh how we all rely on electric especially as it turns dark! So whilst deciding what to do I remembered I needed to make a card for Mums birthday fast approaching as I am away next week. So by torch light I produced this card. Mum likes owls so I used my new ribbon from Hearts and Crafts, where I also bought the tag as well. Quite pleased with the result. Happy Wednesday everyone downward slope now to the weekend and already October so might start on some xmas cards soon.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Patch Work Class

Christmas Material

Christmas Materials

Christmas Material

Christmas Ribbons

Last night I went to my first Patch Work Session at Hearts and Crafts a lovely local craft shop. Bev our wonderful host provided the coffee and biscuits and Nicola was our teacher for the evening, and it was nice to meet Julie my class mate.

Well here is my first attempt, as you can see it isn't finished so i will be back as it progress's with some updates. Hope you are all having a great week. Back soon xx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Catch Up

Had a nice day Saturday cropping with the girls, when I got home I slept all night must have been the week catching up with me. Sunday was a bit of a lazy day apart from the mile high pile of ironing and roast dinner for the family. I did manage to have a play and made this card using my scraps of paper and my punch I purchased from Hearts and Crafts  I made a few different versions as i had lots of red scrap paper. I know my blog friend Jules will approve.  I should be back soon to show you my page from the cropping on Saturday. xx

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Trip to London

 Went to London today, yes you guessed it with the boys. It was a buss mans holiday day out for hubby as these cars are all at his work showrooms in London and my boys love to go and visit. I was hoping to see some Tall Ships but that didn't happen either. But had a lovely day and lunch out so that was a bonus.

 Now for a very busy week at work as I have an exhibition in Telford will be glad when next Saturday is here as having a day Scrapping hopefully. Have a good week x

Thursday, 4 September 2014


Heres some more pictures from my hold in Palma.
The Cathedral was very beautiful we didn't go inside as you had to be covered up!

My daughter Sam and me enjoying cocktails at Porta Naus another very nice place to visit we ate in Wellies and Ritzi here both very nice.

Lastly a simple anniversary card I made at the weekend hopefully my niece and her husband will receive it tomorrow. I die cut the heart stamped it with script. Stamped the arrow background and then mounted the heart and finished off with a bit of bling. Busy weekend ahead son karting on Saturday and London on Sunday. Hope you all have a great weekend x

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Home from Hols

Returned from a week in Palma, which turned out not quite as planned as my Brother ended up in hospital on his birthday so missed his planned party sadly. After 24hrs in hospital he was released diagnosed with blood poisoning. But the next evening he proposed to his girl friend Ali so all lovely in the end.

I even had some time yesterday for some crafting made a couple of cards this one for a friend, as you probably guessed….

These Pictures were taken the evening before the party at a dinner which luckily did take place and my brother sat on our table which was great .

The Family, Pete, Christian, Me, Ben and Sam.
Daniel was busy back home working.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Holidays again

Beautiful day here in Hertfordshire the suns shining and I am all packed ready to fly off to Palma….my brother is celebrating his 50th birthday and is having his party in Palma so we are going out tonight to join him so looking forward to sitting by the pool and relaxing after a hectic two weeks at work. Hope it stays nice for when I get back. Have a great week will be back soon with some photos I am sure, although not tanking me big camera this time as don't have enough room. x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Doily Days

 Morning all, I used my Martha Stewart Circle edge punch on this card which is very effective. Makes a nice doily. Also the fishtail makes another appearance.

Hubby and Me lunch stop about half way ish I think. Amazing views.

This was me as we set off on our climb up Benmore as you can see the coats still on, but it soon came off as we made our accent.

The rest of our party making their way, next time I go climbing I will definitely be taking sticks, as Alexander did, the youngest in our party. The ground was very uneven and boggy in places.