Monday, 27 April 2009


I went out in my car for the first time in about a year. I was shaking like a leaf but got to The Range and Back with no problems!!!

I decided today that I need to get out and drive more as its stopping me from doing things. As a reward for getting to The Range I treated myself to a few little goodies; 2 smirk stamps, a paper mania stamp set of a fairy and tiara, more gluey things, some ribbon and the last goody bag in store, that contains the daisy and dandelion goodies. I did ask about the next goody bag but apparently they are waiting for Trim craft to do a demo day there at the beginning of May before they put them out *sighs*, but I am happy with what I have, I know I will use all of it.

Tomorrow I am hoping to get back in my car again and go for another little jaunt, hopefully it wont be as costly as todays adventure lol, I dont think hubby is going to be too impressed if I visit all the craft shops in the area hehehe

Above is just a quick card for a good friend, just to let her know I am thinking of her at the mo. I used the backing papers from Tinker&Co because I love them sooo much!

Happy crafting everyone!

Friday, 24 April 2009

Do Crafts, Creativity Mag.

I placed my order with Cutting Edge Crafts yesterday as a lovely member of the Do Crafts Forum said they were selling creativity magazine a wee bit earlier than a few other places (whoop Whoop). Well It has arrived this morning, so was super quick, as I ordered it at 2:30ish so it was dispatched very quickly!!!

I love the freebie this time, its some Papermania stamps apparently worth 3.99! I cant wait to get using them.

I hope everyone has a great weekend, I also hope it stays sunny for all!

Happy crafting!

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Finally A card

I have finally made a card! I wanted to use my picture of Bernie one of my guinea pigs. He is a darling little fella and his smile on this pic always makes me smile and I am sure it will make whom ever receives this little card smile too.

I have used the very, very lovely Spring Fresh papers from Tinker&CO this is one of my favourite blogs, go check it out, whilst you are there check out the scrummy yummy candy that is on offer too! The Flowers are Prima Flowers and the Button is from my stash as well as the little gems (both I recieved from lovely people in the blogging world)

Have a lovely day & Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 22 April 2009


This week has really started well, NOT!! Firstly I have started a Diet, the wii fit and I are not agreeing on my weight so I have decided to take drastic action and no more chocolate or rubbish!

Monday wasn't too bad spent the day with my daughter and after school we went off to the new park which was great. In the evening I tried to make some cards, couldn't get anything to work.

Tuesday got up bright and early kids off to school, had a look at my craft table and thought will attempt some thing later. Went to mow the lawn and busted the mower. Hubby cannot understand how I have managed to seize the engine and bend the plate, might have some thing to do with Pinky's rubber chicken that I shredded... Shhhhhh.... So I didnt get much of the lawn mowed. Collected my son from school to be told he had, had a bad day. Tried again to create some cards or even a ATC and nothing would work.

Today being Wednesday, I have come to the conclusion that little mojo has gone on a spring break and will be back when it pleases. I need to make a new baby card and I just have no inspiration at all. I hope it will be back soon because I need some thing to take my mind off of all the yummy chocolate sat in the cuboard!!

And to top it all off the car has broken down again so that will be another huge job for hubby and expense for us!

Hopefully I will be back with another more positive post soon with a card or some thing!!!
I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely weather!

Saturday, 18 April 2009

A card

Its been a little while since I made a new card and with my pro markers arriving in the week I had a play and coloured a Edwin image. I know I still need more practise but I do think he looks rather sweet. I decided to use some of the goodies I was sent by craftycrafter Denise to make a card with Edwin taking Pride of place in the middle. I am not sure if its a little too fussy but I kind of like it.

The buttons are from the pastel range at silly monkey crafts, the flower and Ribbon are from my stash and the sentiment is a freebie from a craft magazine.

I hope you like it!

Some Lovely Goodies...

I won a little competition a couple of weeks ago over at Nikki's Card Creations Blog and my lovely goodies arrived today. As you can see from the picture above there are some scrummy items to add to my stash! Thank you Nikki! Please nip over to Nikki's blog if you havent already, she makes some beautiful things!

Friday, 17 April 2009

My Parcel Arrived .....

from sillymonkeycrafts and I am so pleased with what I bought. I should have remembered to take a picture but I forgot, silly me. The order included some lovely backing papers, pastel buttons which are beautiful, other bits and bobs and some Pro Markers whoop whoop!!!

I have had a play with all my new things including my Promarkers, I still need a little more practise but they are brilliant, I can see why people love them, I can also see my collection is going to grow! I will get around to posting some of my cards when I have got the time.

I need to get blog hopping and see what everyone has been up to, I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Oh yes and only a few more days and the kids will be back in school HOORRAHH!!!

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Yummy Scrummy Blog Candy

Over on the Tinker and Co there is some very yummy candy waiting to be snapped up by some one. Nip over and take a look, follow the details of what you have to do and you could win yourself some lovely goodies. Just look at the above piccy!!!

Also whilst you are there you must check out the wonderful freebies Jo has created, they are really beautiful!

Monday, 13 April 2009

oorchallenge Blog magazine/paper holder

Today I have had some time to work on my oorchallengeblog challenge magazine/paper holder. At first it wasn't going to well, but I did manage to complete it in the end as you can see.

I have used Papermania flowers (I think, took the labels off so can't remember) backing papers and little card at front from my stash. I haven't written anything on the front as yet as I am not sure what I want to put in it books or paper.

I hope you like it. Please check out the oorchallengeblog to see other lovely magazine/paper holders and maybe join in the fun!

This weekend

Its been a busy weekend with it being the Easter Break. So not much crafting. We have had some fabulous weather so have been making the most of it.

Friday we went out to the garden centre where Carole's Crafts are, I bought a couple of sale items but as I have just placed a order with Sillymonkey crafts I was under strict instructions not to spend too much. We then went off to the park. We went to slimbridge on Saturday which was great, the birds were all gorgeous and the kids had a great time See the pics above. Sunday we spent the day chilling out in the garden. Today being Monday we headed off down to our local park for a Easter Egg Hunt, there were lots of people and dogs lol the kids had a great time.

I have had a email to say that my SillyMonkeycrafts order has been completed and dispatched, whoo hooo, so at some point this week it should arrive! Must learn to have some patience!!!

I managed to get my entry for the oorchallenge done, just waiting for the picks to upload will then make a post.

Friday, 10 April 2009

More Goodies From oorchallenge

Yesterday I received another package from one of the Judges and Owner of the Blog oorchallenge CraftycrafterDenise. It was filled with lots of fabulous goodies as you can see in the pic. Thank you Denise! So if you would like the chance to win some goodies then get on over to the oorchallenge blog and take part in the second challenge, you still have time!

Have a lovely Easter and I hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots of yummy things chocolate or crafty!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Just placed Order with......

Silly Monkey Crafts I am quite nervous as its a big order for me and a company I have never used before. My lovely hubby said I could buy some pro markers (whoop whoop) and to get free postage I needed to spend over 25 so I added a few more items and pressed the checkout button and hey presto all paid, now I shall have a long wait it being the Easter weekend until my goodies arrive. Silly Monkey crafts also has a blog check it out here Silly Monkey Crafts Blog


As its the holidays I have been doing lots of blog hopping and there are some fab creations and also a lot of blog Candy! Here is just some;

Sassydesigns by Sussie at Die cut dreams has now opened her shop woo hoo so you have to pop by and have a browse! If you havent entered her fab blog candy then take the oppertunity to so so as it really is fab candy! You will have to be quick with this one as it closes saturday night!!!

Check out Donnas Blog she is giving away blog candy everyday until the 17th of April pop over read her blog and find out exactly what you need to do, I promise its very simple!

CraftyCrafter Denise also has some Yummy Candy on offer, check out her blog for more details, this candy finishes on the 17th of April and there is winner and runner up candy!

lolodesigns has yummy candy (see my side bar for a quick peek) check out the blog asap as this one finishes on the 13th April.

*post box clatters* Another parcel arrived and its from the lovely Denise more fabulous goodies for winning last weeks oorchallenge off to take pics and will pop them up asap!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

I Won!!!!

I have had a fab start to the week, on Sunday I was informed that I had won the Oorchallenge on the oorchallenge blog. If you look at my older posts you will see what I created out of a sweetcorn tin. I am so pleased people liked it and the comments were lovely!

So what did I win? Well as you can see from the picture a lot of lovely goodies! I cant wait to get creating with them! Thank you to Denise, Kay and Dianne.

Aswell as that my friend Anne (who needs to get blogging!) sent me some lovely flowery embellisments and bits and bobs. Thank you Anne!!!

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Sassy Designs

Sassy Designs By Susie at Die cut dreams, is opening a new shop woop woop!!! All this week she has been doing fabulous 'give aways' in celebration of her new shop which opens this Monday 6th April, take a look here And book mark it in your favs!!!

Please whizz over to the sassy designs blog for more information on what exactly she is giving away today, it involves 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes! Good luck to all those that enter and have a lovely crafty weekend!