Monday, December 28

Quick Catch Up

I can't believe Christmas is over for another year, here's a picture of Jasmine on Christmas morning....


Thank you so much for all my cards & gifts, and also the Christmas emails, I am so sorry I haven't had a chance to reply yet.

I am cutting back on my crafting in 2010 & am in the process of clearing a lot of my stash, this means I won't be blogging as much but I will still be doing the rounds in Blogland!  Wishing you a very happy & healthy year ahead x

Friday, December 11

Christmas Chocolate Treats

More Christmas projects to share with you, I've used the same sketch for all my cards this year....

Recipe: Images - Stampin' Up / Paper - Stampin' Up / Tools - Spellbinder Nesties; Stampin Up Punch

Christmas shopping is all done, I just need to get everything wrapped now!  Hubby's back from work shortly so we're off to the Mulberry Tree for a late lunch - have a fantastic weekend x

Tuesday, December 8

Teachers Christmas Treats

My Christmas list of things to do is slowly but surely getting shorter....

The matching cards....
The combo....
And a different colour scheme....
Recipe: Images, Sentiments & Designer Paper - Papertertrey Ink / Template - Lauren Meader for Papertrey Ink / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities; Stampin' Up! Punches; Marvey Uchida Punches


I'm a bit overwhelmed by how much Christmas preparation I still have left to do, but can't complain - this is my favourite time of the year x

Monday, November 30

Fun With Friends

I have had such a wonderful weekend, here are a few photo's....

Aimes, Caryn & Kate up until 1am - fun times....

Almost ready to go....
Light Buffet Lunch courtesy of Marks & Spencer....
Group photo....
Getting in the Christmas spirit haha....The loveable Shaz & Sue....
....Jo & Kim
....Katrina & Gemma....
....Amanda, Myself & Fiona....
The girls & I enjoying a well deserved £100 bottle of Vintage Dom Perignon later that evening....

 I can't thank Kate, Caryn & Aimes enough for all their hard work & for being the most amazingly fun girls to be with - it was an absolute joy from start to end.  As a thank you, I treated them to a showing of New Moon in the Gallery at Bluewater on Sunday.

I couldn't have asked for a better bunch of people to share a crafty afternoon with - thank you all for making the day so enjoyable for me & also for the many (many) unexpected gifts & cards x

Friday, November 27

Papertrey Ink Christmas Make & Take

Here is one of the projects we'll be making tomorrow....



Kate, Aimes & Caryn are arriving later today & I'm so excited - we're going to have so much fun x

Tuesday, November 24

Fairy Friends

I've lost count the number of times I have used this Mojo Monday Sketch - it's one of my absolute favourites....


Supplies: Stamps - Stamping Bella; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Pebbles Inc / Tools - Martha Stewart Edge Punch / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


Has anyone seen New Moon yet? (more like has anyone not seen it yet lol) I'm hoping to catch it this weekend with my best buddies Kate, Aimes & Caryn :) x

Sunday, November 22

Small Christmas Giveaway

I didn't spend much time on these but I still enjoyed putting them together....


With a simple matching card....



They are filled with Christmas crafting goodies & the first 4 people to comment can have one, please double check you are one of the first 4 & then email your address to me :) x

Saturday, November 21

More Sweetness

As you can see, I'm still playing catch up with my summer images, I'm guessing I'll be starting my Christmas cards around Easter time!....

Supplies: Stamps - Magnolia; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Basic Grey / Other - Copic Sketch Markers



Have a fantastic weekend & keep an eye out for my quick Christmas giveaway :) x

Friday, November 20

Have A Sweet Day

I have a very sweet tooth & ice-cream is one of my major weaknesses (along with chocolates & cake & cookies lol)....

Supplies: Stamps - CC Designs; Unity Stamp Company / Designer Paper - My Minds Eye / Tools - Martha Stewart Edge Punch / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Can you believe the weekend is upon us already?  Dean's back tonight & I can't wait - the children & I have really missed him! x

Thursday, November 19

Just Because

I enjoyed making this card because I absolutely adore the papers & the image was a pleasure to colour....

Supplies: Stamps - Sugar Nellie; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Cosmo Cricket / Tools - Martha Stewart Edge Punch; Spellbinder Nestabilities / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Hubby wants to visit New York between Christmas & New Year but the thought of being so far away from the children makes me very anxious & I genuinely don't think I'm capable of going....quite bizzare because I don't particularly like them most of the time ;) x

Tuesday, November 17

You're So Sweet

I'm really into layering buttons on flowers on ribbon at the moment....

Supplies: Stamps - CC Designs; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Basic Grey / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


Dean's off to a 'Directors Strategic Thinking Workshop' *rolls eyes* today & won't be returning until Friday, I hate being home alone so will be having my Mother stay with me :) x

Friday, November 13

Inky Impressions Challenge

I've made this card for my friends daughter Molly....

Supplies: Stamps - Inky Impressions; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Imagininisce / Tools - Martha Stewart Edge Punch; SU Punches / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

See you soon :) x

Saturday, November 7

Christmas Wishes

I've been having a little play with the Whiff Of Joy Winter Set....


Supplies: Stamps - Whiff Of Joy; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Stampin' Up! / Tools - EK Success Edge Punch / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


We're driving into London today & will be taking a boat trip on the River Thames, the children love riding on buses, trains & black cabs so we'll be indulging them  (ordinarily I don't do public transport lol), have a great weekend x

Friday, November 6

Kraftin Kimmie Kristmas

I was in the mood to alliterate so please excuse my deliberate spelling error lol....


Supplies: Stamps - Kraftin Kimmie; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Stampin' Up! / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


I'm so jealous of those of you attending the NEC Craft Show in Birmingham & (begrudgingly lol) hope you all have a fantastic time :) x

Tuesday, November 3

Countdown to Christmas

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas to me & I'm getting giddy at the thought!


Supplies: Stamps - Sugar Nellie; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Stampin' Up! / Tools - Martha Stewart Edge Punch / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


I can't cook (& Dean won't), last year we took the extended family to a restaurant for Christmas lunch & this year we're investigating caterers who deliver Christmas lunch on the day, has anyone tried this? x

Monday, November 2

Happy First Birthday

My friends daughter turns one this week so I made a card to go with this pretty pink dress....


Supplies: Stamps - Whipper Snapper; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Pebbles Inc / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


Thanks for stopping x

Friday, October 30

Beautiful Bella

A very quick & simple card....


Supplies: Stamps - Stamping Bella; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - DCWV / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities; Martha Stewart Edge Punch; Stampin' Up Edge Punch / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


Take care & have a great weekend, Thomas the Tank Engine is in town so we're off to see him! x

Thursday, October 29

Feeling Fruity

What a sweet little image this is....


Supplies: Stamps - CC Designs; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Stampin' Up! / Tools - Martha Stewart Edge Punch / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


Thanks again for stopping by, I really do appreciate it :) xxx

Tuesday, October 27

Foxy Witch

I'm sure this foxy little lady could cast a spell upon any man lol....


Supplies: Stamps - CC Designs; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Doodlebug / Tools - Stampin' Up! Circle Punch; Martha Stewart Edge Punch / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


I have many Christmas projects on the go at the moment which means a lot of late nights - no playing for me until the children are asleep, I always forget how manic a period this is for a crafter! x

Friday, October 23

What A Mess

Usually my tiny work station is immaculate so I thought I would share a picture of it in a real mess....


Thanks a million for popping by & have a wonderful weekend x

Friday, October 16

Friday Sketchers Challenge

I haven't done a challenge in a while but could not resist this fabulous sketch over on Friday Sketchers....


Supplies: Stamps - Sugar Nellie / Designer Paper - October Afternoon / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


Have a great weekend x

Wednesday, October 14

Spooky Treats

I've made some spooky treats for Halloween....


Scary stuff!....


I made quite a few....


Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities; Sizzix Bigz Box Die

Thanks so much for looking :) x

Monday, October 12

Happy Birthday Marlene

It was Marlene's birthday on Saturday (what a popular lady she is!) & here's the card I made for her....


Supplies: Stamps - Stamping Bella; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - DCWV / Other- Copic Sketch Markers


I would like to apologise in advance for not doing the rounds in Blogland, like everyone else, this period leading up to Christmas is a very busy time for me x

Thursday, October 8

Papertrey Ink Christmas Make & Take

*NO MORE SPACES AVAILABLE*

I'm pleased to confirm that my Christmas Make & Take will go ahead, here are the details for anyone interested in coming along:

Date: Saturday 28 November 2009
Time: 12:00 - 16:00
Venue: Felsted, Essex

There will be a free prize draw & (very) small goody bags to take away with you.  A buffet lunch & refreshments will be provided.  This is a free event which is purely just for fun, unfortunately there will not be any products for sale on the day & I am not affiliated with Papertrey Ink in any way.

CONFIRMED ATTENDEES
1. Stephanie (Me)
2. Kate Lewis
3. Amy Wanford
4. Amanda Boldy
5. Fiona Gibson
6. Ally Ayres
7. Sharon Samuels
8. Sue McDonald
9. Claire Ellen
10. Linda Wright
11. Carole
12. Jacky Scales
13. Joanne Woollacott
14.Jennie Baily
15. Mel
16. Jeannette Eames
17. Magda
18. Alex Hau
19.  Jacky Scales
20.Katrina
21. Gemma
22. Taheerah
23. Linda Lloyd
24. Emma Lynne Anderson
25. Emma Hyslop
26. Judith Haig
27. Louise Squires
28. Gina Burman
29. Caryn Davies
30. Dawn Wicks

Tuesday, October 6

Calling All Essex Girls

I'm contemplating hiring a hall & organising a (free of charge) Papertrey Ink Make & Take in a bid to bring together local crafters & meet new people - is anyone interested in this? x

Keeping It Simple

Just swinging by with a quick card....


Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Martha Stewart Punches; Spellbinder Nesties


I'm feeling a little bit giddy today, not sure why but I'm not complaining lol x

Friday, October 2

Bewitched

I really enjoyed colouring this image....


Supplies: Stamps - Belles n' Whistles; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Basic Grey / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities; Martha Stewart Edge Punch / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


Have a fabulous weekend my lovely friends x

Monday, September 21

Happy Anniversary My Darling Husband

7 years ago today this happened....


21/09/02 - Our Wedding Day

....& 7 years later, here we are, still smiling (just! lol)


June 2009 - Disneyworld Florida

Happy Anniversary Dean - I think we're good for at least another couple of years ;) xxx

Thursday, September 17

Papertrey Ink ATC Swap Box

I recently hosted an ATC Swap over on A Passion for Papertrey & here's the little box I made to send them out in....


Supplies: All Papertrey Ink


I really enjoyed hosting the swap & hope to do another one soon x

Bikini Babe

I know it's not Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie or even Yellow Polka Dot but I so wanted to use this sentiment lol....

Supplies: Stamps - CC Designs; Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Doodlebug / Tools - Martha Stewart Edge Punch / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


I'll be leaving the children with my parent's after pre-school today & heading for (my home from home) Bluewater Shopping Center for some retail therapy, I am in dire need of clothes that are neither pajamas or tracksuit bottoms lol x

Wednesday, September 16

Gorguss Birthday Girl

I think this pattern paper is a bit 'too much' for my liking....


Supplies: Stamps - Sugar Nellie; Penny Black / Papers - Doodlebug / Tools - Martha Stewart Edge Punches / Other - Copic Sketch Markers


Have a great day x

Saturday, September 12

Halloween Goodies

I have to be quick, Dean's just popped out to drop off his dry cleaning & ironing (& fetch  me a hot chocolate - anything to buy more time lol), here are some Halloween gift boxes....


Supplies: All Papertrey Ink

I've filled them with crafting goodies & if the first 4 commenter's would like one then just mail your address to me :)

We're off to Drayton Manor today, have a fantastic weekend x

Friday, September 4

Anniversary Card

It's mine & Dean's 7 year Anniversary this month (7 year itch? lol)....


Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities; Marvey Heart Punches


Happy Friday & thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, September 2

Papertrey Ink Heaven!!

I'm a huge Papertrey Ink fan & recently arranged a group order, this is what £2000 worth of PTI goodies looks like (the white boxes are stamp sets)....

OMG yummy right?!!  I have a huge task  ahead of me now lol x

Monday, August 31

Thank You Blog Candy

*GIVEAWAY CLOSED*
Randomly generated winner: Ewelina - Iceland

I'm so overwhelmed by the warm welcome I've had since I returned to Blogging this month I wanted to do a little thank you blog candy....


For a chance to win please leave a comment & link this candy to your blog (not a necessity but would be really appreciated). Open to everyone worldwide & a winner will be drawn randomly on Tue 01 September 2009, thanks for taking part & good luck :) x

Friday, August 28

One For The Ladies!!!!

*WARNING - UNPLEASANT IMAGE TO FOLLOW*

If you are prone to a nervous disposition or even if you have just eaten, advert your eyes now (better still, run for the hills), this will not be pleasant....I present to you....my Husband....

This picture has been doing the rounds at Hubby's workplace (for Comic Relief, he's being sponsored to put his clothes back on lol), he's one of the Directors so I think he's such a good sport LOL

Hope you're not too traumatised after this & can still enjoy your weekend :D