Thursday, 20 November 2008


....I forgot to upload the cards I did with Sarah's October kit!!
Here they .........

Hope you like them?
See you soon!


I did it again didn't I?

............ left it ages before updating!! Sorry!
Anyway, I thought I'd come on & show you what I did for Sarah with her gorgeous card & scrapbooking kits for November!

Olivia in the bath, does every baby love to suck at their flannel? I know all of my 3 did & now the grandkids are doing it too!

This layout started off as a card idea!! I liked it so thought I'd turn it into a page instead! LOL Olivia again showing off her 2 new teeth.

I just had to do a page of these 2 photo's of them both laughing, it's a shame they weren't together at the time!:( maybe over Christmas I can get some 'together' shots?

This is my favourite layout EVER!! I just loved this kit so much & have been saving these photo's of Henry for that 'something special' ........... am I the only scrapper who does that with photo's?

and a couple of cards too!

Well I recieved my December kit from Sarah today & again it's absoluetly gorgeous, can't wait to get stuck in over the weekend!
Please come back for some sneak peeks, I just know you're gonna love this kit as much as I do!

See you all soon & thanx again for visiting my little blog :)


Monday, 10 November 2008

Just popping in..........

.......... to say Hi!
Not really much to post at the moment other than I've not been very well :( been quite lethargic, sickly & tired!
not sure if it was a bug/virus of some sort but I had flu like symptoms & feelings of what I thought to be a chest infection!! I've been checked out by the doc who says I'm really run down & it will take a few more days to get back to normal!
I've been ploding along with a mini book for Olivia's first birthday, just a few more bits to add - I'm not gonna upload any pics tho til' I've given it to her cos' her mummy Rachel visits here sometimes & I want it to be a surprise! ;)

Anyway, I'm off to bed early tonight, so I'll see you soon, thanx for coming to my little place in cyberland!


Friday, 7 November 2008

November already!!!!

I Can't believe just how quick 2008 has gone so far!?
I haven't even thought about Christmas yet & I know it's gonna be upon us so quick!........maybe I should start thinking about it over the weekend & try & get a head start on my cards!

Anyway, I've been busy doing my DT stuff for Sarah I just loved every bit of the November kit, here's a couple of sneak peeks for you to have a peep at!

I've also been to the Warrington crop last weekend, I wasn't feeling very well so what I did I didn't like so I'm not uploading that Layout!! I am gonna show you what the lovely Cal did with some photo's of Henry ..............

How fabulous is that then?
I just love what she did & so did Natalie & everyone else I showed it to, that girl is sooooo talented!

I need to go finish off a mini album I'm doing for Olivia for her first birthday at the end of this month, I know if I don't do it now it will be a mad rush at the last minuite! LOL

Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to, promise it won't be too long before I'm back to update again!


Saturday, 25 October 2008

It's good news time!!!

The lovely Sarah of Sarahs Cards has asked me to become one of her team members!! And of course I said YES!! I felt so honoured to be asked & will enjoy every minuite of it!
I recieved my first kit a couple of days ago & it's fabulous - some of my fav papers at the mo & gorgeous stamps & embellies! I can't give too much away right now but keep an eye open for some sneek peeks!

We've been to 2 babies parties today & I'm exhausted! The first was at a farm, although it was great the weather definately wasn't! it never stopped raining for the whole time we were there! The second was in a house so at least it was dry but, the one year old who's birthday it was, wasn't very well :( it was sad to see him just about smile when he saw his birthday cake!

Well I'm off now to watch the results of the Xfactor, not quite sure who was my favorite this week - will be interesting to see who goes!?

Thanx for stopping by my place, see you all soon.


Thursday, 23 October 2008

I Know - I Know .......

............I promised I'd be back the next day & guess what I just didn't have the time or was busy doing more important things like crafting!!
Anyway, I'm here & uploading a fabulous LO which was done by the fabulous Cal at the Pink Boobie crop a few weeks ago! The reason I didn't upload before was because I couldn't get a very good photo of it - I still haven't but it'll have to do cos' I wanted to show you all! I love what Cal did & wish I could scrap as quick & as good as she can ..........maybe one day when I get over my 'perfection'

I've been to yet another crop since I last posted, it was in Burnley &
organised by the lovey Jayne Although we all enjoyed the meet up, there wasn't enough staff in the shop to look after us as we had expected, I think if it had been on a Saturday it would've been a bit more organised, now Jayne is going to try & get hold of another venue so we can still have the crop twice a month!

Here's a couple of pages I've been working on, I did Olivia's at the crop & set Henry's out which I then finished on Monday, I hope you like them?

I used Basic Grey papers for this one, Olivia has 6 teeth @ 8 months & is happy to show you too! LOL

I also used BG here, it's the new Offbeat collention & I'm sure you'll see me using it a bit more for Henry's pages!
I must sign off now cos' I'm shattered & have an early hospital appointment tomorrow!

See you soon & thanks for visiting me - I MUST try & update this blog a bit more often! .............Oooops! nearly forgot - you may see me quicker than you think cos'I have some good news to share with you!!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

A lovely weekend was had by ..............

.......Nanny Cathy & Granddad Mick :) we had Henry stay overnight & he was as good as gold!
He's growing so fast & learning all the time, we saw a real difference in him & it's only been a weeks - we're gonna be so shocked when we see Olivia next month after 3.5months!! we'll sure see a huge difference in her! ..... I can't wait!

I'm just gonna test something here now - be back in a minute!

Yes, it worked!! I was just trying a new signature out to see if it would work, it did but I don't like the box around it so I'm off again to see what I can do!

Yeah!!! I did it!
I think I prefer the red one now to the original grey one - no doubt I'll change it again before too long! LOL!!!

See you all tomorrow with some new photo's of Henry - well I had the opportunity, so I grabbed it! hehe!

Friday, 10 October 2008

Where has the time gone!!???

...... Gosh it's going soooo fast lately!
Sorry I haven't updated for a while but I've been in quite a bit of pain :(

I've been playing at scrapping! I went to the Pink Boobie crop last weekend, it's a crop to raise funds for breast cancer awareness - ironically one of my fellow Stampin Up demo's over at ILWS has this week been diagonsed with the said disease! I was so shocked to hear her sad news but, I know she WILL fight this & WIN!! You go Sam!
Anyway back to the crop - I did 3 pages, one of Henry one of Olivia & another of one of another scrappers boobies! Yes, we had a boobie photo swap & someone else scrapped Micks boobies!! (no way was I having anyone scrap mine! LOL) ..........I forgot to pick that page up so I'll have to wait til' next month to get it!

Sorry about the VERY bad photo's of these pages, they have transparencies over them & I couldn't get them any better!!
I used the new Fancy Pants collenctions on both, they're gorgeous papers etc & are so much better in real life!

I've also done a few SU cards over the past couple of weeks, I hope you like them?

These first 2 I used the 'Pick A Petal' set.

This one I used
'Seeing Spots'
'Oh So Lovely' (retired hostess set) & the scallop circle punch!

And finally, for this one I used
'Simply Said' & the scallop circle punch again! ...... maybe I won't use this as often when my scallop edge one arrives!!

OK, that's it from me for now, I have a special LO that I need to upload but I haven't had the chance to take a good enough photo of it yet - maybe tomorrow?

Thanks for taking the time to visit my place on the WWW, see you all soon!

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

New Stampin'Up Catalogue..................

..........went live today!! yipeeeee!

If you would like a hard copy then please give me a shout & I'll get it to you straight away! OR if you would be happy to browse online then you can do so by clicking on the photo on the right hand side.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Great news!!!

Yeahhhh! I've only been asked by the lovely Sarah of Sarahs Cards to be her guest designer for her October cardmaking kit!! I do know what collection I'll be working with but, I'm not gonna let the cat out the bag, you'll have to wait & see! ..... I'm so excited - I can't wait!

See you all soon!!

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Ooooer! ...........

......2 posts in one day! can you believe that of me? Only cos' I just visited a pals blog & they'd done the name thing! - go on, try it - I know you want to!!

What My Name Means

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

See you all soon!

I've been Scrapping!!

......... for the first time in 2 whole months!!
I did this at a crop today (I know I should have done more than this but, hey, I had a lot of catching up to do - chatting wise!!! LOL)

I used the new Fancy Pants collection & my subject was the gorgeous Henry - of course!!

I need to rush off now & book my place for the next crop - see you all very soon!

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Gosh, another week over!!

.....I can't believe it's gonna be October in a couple of days! Today the weather has been gorgeous & I thought it weired that it went dark so early!!?

Anyway, I've done a few more SU cards & thought you might want to see them?

This one is done with the 'Simply Said' set & the scallop circle punch.

This is my favorite one, I used 'Seeing Spots' set & the scallop circle punch - I think I like this punch!!LOL

And for this I used 'Seeing spots' & the tiny flower from 'Simply said' set ........... & yes you can see I used 'that' punch again!! & the corner punch to make my scalloped edge!

Well I have to get things ready for my crop tomorrow, so see you all soon!

Thanks for visiting me, it means so much!

Thursday, 25 September 2008

I'm soooo excited..........

......... about the new Stampin'Up Catalogue!! It's available through me, so give me a shout if you want one! I know you're gonna love all the new goodies in it which I will be able to order from 1st October! Get your order in quick & be one of the first to get your mitts on the new stuff!

Well I've been busy making a few cards etc with some SU stamps & accesories, I hope you like what I've done?

I used the 'Bundle of Joy' set for the above, I just love it, it's so cute & looks great in any colour combo!

This one is the hostess set 'Oh So Lovely' which I'm afraid has been retired, there's some gorgeous sets to take it's place though.

'Seeing Spots' set for this one, oh & the 'Scallop Circle Punch' - I know I'm going to use this set over & over again, it's so versatile & has been carried over to the new catalogue which I'm pleased about.
And here's some Christmas stuff I've created:

This tree image is from the 'Old Fashioned Christams' set & looks as lovely in 'close to cocoa' ink as the 'old olive' I used previously - I'm gonna try colouring the images in next time I use this set.

This little gift card/envelope & card I made for my first workshop, it went down a treat! I won this stamp set on a fellow SU demo's blog & I love it!

My latest creation! I just loved doing this, I was inspired by another Stampin'Up demo in the US. I used the 'Perfect Presents' again on this along with the scallop circle punch & my corner rounder to make the scalloped edge - no need to do that for much longer though, not now there's a Scallop Boarder Punch in the new catalogue!!

Gosh, that was a long post!!

Oooops! nearly forgot..............

Here's a couple of pics of Henry & Olivia,(I know I've been promising them for so long!! - sorry!)

Olivia, taken just before they went back to Germany 5 weeks ago, she's such a doll!

And Henry, taken about 4 weeks ago, he just loves the camera, I'm so lucky to have such a sweet subject!

Henry is growing like a weed lately, he's gonna be a big boy! Olivia has started crawling & is walking around the furniture driving here mummy & daddy up the wall - bless her!

Anyway, I must be off now, I'm not gonna promise when I'll be back cos' I know I won't be able to keep it! LOL

See you soon & thank you for visiting me & taking the time to read my blog!