Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Hanging hearts

I thought these fabrics which I use to make my bags, would make lovely hanging hearts. I have embellished them with brads, buttons and beads.

Different Shapes

...I have been experimenting with different shapes and fabrics. I like the birds, I think. Hubby has popped them on the christmas tree and they look kinda cute ;)

My new "thing" .....

Well, I have started sewing again. I keep seeing all these lovely padded hearts in the shops...and they are so expensive, and thought I would have a go at making my own! Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think....

The bottom two are made from felt. The others I made from cream fabric and red gingham fabric I already had in my sewing box. There are more to come.....

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Christmas cards

I have finally got round to making my christmas cards! As it is so late in the year to be making them, I have had to make fairly quick cards, so here is a selection. I used my cuttlebug embossing folders a lot and also christmas papers from this years collection and older christmas collections from Pink Petticoat.

I just love these easy to work with and effective, I think.

Christmas snowmen....

I love these images, and as regular crafters may spot, I have used Pink Petticoat papers in this card selection. I coloured the small images in with glittery twinklette pens to give a bit of sparkle.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Another tagging....

Shelley just tagged me again... thanks!! :) I have to give 7 wierd or random facts about myself. I have done something similar to this before, so I shall have to try and think of some different stuff to tell you! :)
1. My friends think I am like Monica ( from "FRIENDS") as I am a bit of a clean freak.
2. I met my wonderful hubby when he replied to my ad (for my soulmate) in the local paper, in the personal coloumns!
3. When eating a meal, I always save "the best bit" til last.:)
4. I could eat a whole jar of nutella straight from the jar - if I got the chance! :)
5. I don't like to drive anywhere I don't know... and I don't trust sat nav.
6. I once went to watch sing-a-long-a-sound-of-music at the theatre..we all had to dress up as something from the show...I went as a mountain!
7. I have finished my christmas shopping!!!! (I did start it in April though.)
I 'm not going to pass this on, as I have done a round of tagging recently, but would love it if anyone reading this wanted to take it from me and put it on their own blog. I love to read these types of things about people! (thanks for reading!!)

Monday, 24 November 2008

An Award again!

Thankyou so much to Deb for sending this award to me., really touched me as i read the reason for this award...

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!"
(How lovely!!)

Then I need to... "deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
I probably can't pass this back to Deb, as she sent it to me :) So I will send to...

Tuesday, 11 November 2008


Go to... My good friend Deb - who has sent me a beautiful thing... go to her blog and see the thing she sent me... she takes a much better pic of it than I could! Thank Deb - Iam thrilled with it!!!
Also.... Michele who has tagged me....
I had to answer sets of 5 questions, so here goes:
1. Hubby and family
2. My very special little kittens - well they are cats i guess as they are almost 6 yrs old!
3. Sitting down to watch a film while eating choc and drinking wine - or a hot cuppa!
4. Crafting.
5. Chatting on the phone with friends.
1. Injections / Blood tests.
2. Being too close to a dog.
3. Bad drivers.
4. Ironing
5. Milk.
(I'm so embarrassd here...I don't have one, and I wouldn't know how it worked if I did have one!)
1. Chocolate.
2. Hubbys homemade sweet and sour chicken.
3. Ben and Jerrys icecream.
4. A dacquiri... best served in Swiss Chalet in Canada!!!!
5. My own homemade hotpo and dumplings.

AARRRGGHH... I have to pass this to 5 ppl....will have to have a trawl round and see who needs a tagging :) will get back to you..

AND FINALLY... I want to say thankyou to Erin who sent me the "I LOVE YOUR BLOG" award. Thankyou!!!! I do already have this award but feel very honoured to get it again - and esp from someone I have only just seen in this "blogging world" thanks Erin!


Sunday, 26 October 2008

My Grandmas Birthday card

I used HOTP papers from a TSV from QVC last year. The happy birthday and corner stamps came in the same set too. I used liquid pearls in the centre of each flower, and along the bottom. Not sure if I need the word "Grandma" on it, but I don't know how to get the word in the same style to fit the card, or where it would look best.

Monday, 20 October 2008


I used these images ober the weekend as I thought they would look lovely on a very simple card for an anniversary, engagement or love card. On the anniversary card, I decoupaged the heart inbetween the birds, and added glossy accents. I hand-wrote each of the sentiments and added a little liquid pearls. xx

First Birthday

My friends little girl has had her first birthday today - and we went round for a little party on the weekend. This is the card I made for her. She is a real "little girl" and i wanted it to have pink on and a teddy. They loved this card. I used glossy sccents on the flowers in the corners, and the heart and the bees. (you can't really tell in the piccie though) xx

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Morning..I have been tagged... my lovely friend Deb (who I need to say a HUGE CONRATS too, for becoming a design team member at go girl!!!!! x ) and a new friend... Michele. HI michele! I havent seen Micheles blog before, but she must have seen mine as has tageed me, so I will keep a watch on her blog, now I know its there :)

Anyway... The rules are:
1. Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some wierd.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names and links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. Ionce came runner up in a McDonalds colouring competetion (I was about 7) and won loads of Maccas goodies.
2. I still remember (from primary school) the correct order in which all the books of the old testament (from the bible) come in. (!!!)
3. Whenever Hubby and I are in a lift or on an escalator, we always have a quick kiss. (just a peck!)
4. I used to paint childrens murals in my spare time - summer hols etc, and would love to start up again.
5. I am totally completely and utterly phobic of needles.
6. I have bought half of my christmas presies already - but not made one single christmas card! ;( (yet)
7. I love to get up early on a weekend and go car booting with Hubby.

Well, thats me! I now have to pass this onto 7 others....seems a lot of ppl have done this tag though so I dont think I shall quite reach 7. Let me see....
My friend Michelle and her Mum who are brand new to blogging aka the Krafty Kows . Also, Cass , Sarah and Kerry . Hope you don't mind, girls! xx

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Remember this.... the name of the decoupage sheets I have used to make this card. I haven't really done much decoupage before, but I really like this range of sheets - especially for men and for older ppl that can remember those times! (no offence to anyone who can remember!!) :)

I made this for hubbys dad who is 70 in a couple of weeks (he was also a miner in his younger days). I always find mens card difficult to make, esp dads. :) If you like decoupage or like something a bit different, I would thoroughly recommend these sheets... straightforward to do and effective, I think!?! Thanks for looking. xx

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Not made a card for ages, so....

thought I would make a nice one for my m.i.l birthday this weekend. Wow.... it was difficult! I spent wed night, thurs night , a little of fri night and sat morning making this card. I just had no inspiration and din't know what to do! I ended up using lilac Pink Petticoat paper and also their buttermilk spotty paper, a penny black sticker (never used any of these images before, but I love the hedgehogs!) a flower I bought for 4p (ok, i bought quite a few of them at that price!!) while on hols in cornwall this summer, and the letters and numbers are cut from the cuttlebug hippiechick alphabet which I cut on my big shot. Hope she likes it when she opens the card!

Friday, 12 September 2008

I think it's an obsession!!

...See what I mean? I really love those american style ones at the top. The pink one which has chocolates and cakes all over it, is for my neice. She is 5 soon and loves all the bags I create...she picks a differnt one each week, to sling over her arm, to take (with Nana) to the library to carry her books back. She is such a CUTIE!!! xx