Thursday, 30 October 2008

Introducing Reece

This is Reece at 2 days old......he is my step-sons new baby boy. He came into the world on 24th October and is such a little cutie!!

Can't wait

My orders from Funky Kits and Whiff of Joy have both been despatched over the last couple of days - I'm off work until Monday so hopefully they'll arrive either Thursday or Friday so I can have a play over the weekend :) Got a fab freebie from our local Craft Central too - they closed down on 26th Oct and I got a 30 slot wire paper storage tower for nothing - and I've been trying to find one for sale in the UK for months!!!!! Just need to buy more paper now to fill it up!

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Another award - yay!!!

What a lovely surprise when I checked my messages tonight - June over at Junes Crafts had very kindly nominated me for this award :)
The rules are:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you’ve nominated to try and pick just 7 of the blogs I love to visit.....
Kerry over at A Load of Old Pickle
Ana at My Designs
Barbara at Hunnybunnycards
Wow - that took some doing!!! Now off to leave messages for everyone :)

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

HELP - Christmas cards

Oh nooooo......I got an order from a work colleague for 12 Christmas cards......don't know where to start as I haven't even given Christmas cards a second thought yet!!

I wan't - no - I NEED links to everyones blogs with Christmas cards for some inspiration....pretty please :) with sugar on top......and a cherry :) :) :)

New Award

The lovely Val over on The Crafting Pad gave me this award so now it's my job to pass it on to 6 more bloggers so, without further ado, my nominees for the I Love Your Blog award are (feels like I'm at the Oscars!!)....
Donna over on Luvocardz
Debs on Me-and-Lil G
and last but not least Juliet over on Juliet's Paper Palace

Friday, 3 October 2008

Drumroll please...........and the winner, picked by Lulu....

Val aka 'Happy Crafter'. Please email me your snail mail address so I can get your goodies off to you. And yes, our dog picked your name!!!!! She stuck her tongue in the jar - probably thought they were sweeties - and you stuck to her tongue!!!!!! By the way....they're not my grubby fingers, they're my OHs as he was supposed to be picking the name out :)

Not quite a hat!

Didn't have a suitable hat so here's all the names in a jar waiting for 9.30!!!

Back from Alton Towers....

We've just got back from a fun filled day at Alton Towers - did the Spinball Whizzer, then hit Burger King, then went on the Corkscrew (it's being dismantled this year and as I went on it the year it opened I felt it was only right that I went on it the year it was closing - I can't believe the Corkscrew has been there for 25 years!!), Nemesis, Oblivion, Rita Queen of Speed - 0 - 60 mph in 2.5 seconds is HIGHLY recommended!! Also did Hex and Air - and went to the Mexican Cantina for fajitas before we came home :)

Anyway - now for the important bit......I'll be drawing for the candy in about half an hour and will announce the winner at 21.30 GMT.

Good luck guys!!!


Got some shelving up - just got another little unit to put up now - like the one with the little jars on - and then decide what is going to go on the long shelf - or I could just leave it totally unorganised like it is now :)

And proof that my desk isn't always tidy!!

A few more cards.

Just a few cards made today - not sure what was going on but I just couldn't seem to get my card head on!!!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Tomorrow nights draw....

Weather depending, I'm off to Alton Towers tomorrow :) The draw for the blog candy will still be done tomorrow night but probably a bit later than planned - so that gives you a few more hours to get your entries in!!!!!

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Why is it???

Making a card this afternoon I went through my various ink pads - single colour pads, three colour pads, multi colour pads, full size ones, mini ones, cats eyes, pigment, dye....everything - looking for a particular shade of blue and out of over 150 colours of ink did I have the one colour I wanted???? NO!!!!!
I had the right colour in an embossing powder and a marker pen but not in a flipping ink pad! I'm off to buy a Versacolor seafoam coloured ink pad this weekend and, once I've got it, what's the betting that I'll never use it?!?!

One and a half cards!

Made this one the other night - love these stamps from Funky Kits, they're so cute.

I'm in the middle of making this one but can't seem to make up my mind what to do with it so haven't stuck anything down yet apart from the little girl!!! Any ideas anyone???

A little bit more sorted....

.... my paper trays came today so I managed to get most of my 12x12 papers sorted - and stuck my pile of nearly A4 sized Bazzill Bling card there too - I must use it. I must I must I must!!!
I seem to have amassed a fair bit of 12x12 for a non-scrapbooker.