Monday, December 28

Christmas 2009

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

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

I am cutting back on my crafting in 2010, starting with a big purge of craft stash, which is surprisingly satisfying.  I wish you a very happy and healthy year ahead :) x

Tuesday, December 8

Christmas Teacher's Gifts

My Christmas list of things to do is slowly but surely getting shorter, here are my completed Teacher's gift...

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

Monday, November 30

Papertrey Ink Christmas Make And Take

I have had such a wonderful weekend and wanted to share a few pictures with you...

Shaz and Sue...
Jo and Kim...
Katrina and Gemma...
Amanda, me and Fiona....
The girls and I enjoying a well deserved £100 bottle of Vintage Dom Perignon later that evening...

I can't thank Kate, Caryn and Aimes enough for all their hard work, it was an absolute joy from start to end and I treated them to a well earned 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 and also for the many completely unexpected gifts and cards *mwah*

Friday, November 27

Peace Love Joy

Here is one of the cards we'll be making at my Papertrey Ink Christmas Make and Take tomorrow....

Kate, Aimes and Caryn are arriving later today and I'm very excited, it's going to be a lot of fun! :) x

Sunday, November 22

Christmas Gifts Just For You

I enjoyed putting these together, very quick and easy....

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

Saturday, November 21

A Little Sweet Surprise

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 ;)

I hope you have a fantastic weekend and do keep an eye out for my quick Christmas giveaway :) x

Friday, November 20

Have A Sweet Day

I have a very sweet tooth and ice-cream is one of my major weaknesses, along with chocolate and cake and of course cookies ;)

Can you believe the weekend is upon us already?  Dean's back tonight and I can't wait to see him, the children and I  have really missed him...he doesn't need to know that though haha! x

Thursday, November 19

Just Because

This sweet image was an absolute delight to colour and I adore these Cosmo Cricket papers...

Dean wants us to visit New York between Christmas and New Year but the thought of being so far away from the children makes me anxious.  I genuinely don't think I'm capable of going without them and they are still too young to appreciate such a wonderful city...maybe next year :) x

Tuesday, November 17

You're So Sweet

I can't stop layering buttons on top of flowers and then onto ribbon, I think it makes such a pretty embellishment...

Dean's attending a 'Directors Strategic Thinking Workshop' today *eye roll* and won't be returning until Friday.  I hate being home alone so my wonderful Mother is coming to say, it will be nice having someone wait on me hand and foot haha :) x

Friday, November 13

Happy Birthday To You

I made this card for my friend's daughter Molly...

Hope you have a great day and thank you for looking in on me :) x

Saturday, November 7

Wishing You Peace Love & Joy

I've been having a little play with the Whiff of Joy Winter Set, I love colouring these wonderful images...

We're driving into London today and will be taking a boat trip on the River Thames.  The children love public transport so we'll be indulging them by riding the bus, going on the underground train and even taking a black taxi, not my idea of fun at all haha!  Hope you have a great weekend :) x

Friday, November 6

Holiday Wishes To You And Yours

It's a Kraftin Kimmie Kristmas!  I was in the mood to alliterate so please excuse my deliberate spelling error haha

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

Tuesday, November 3

Merry Christmas And Happy New Year

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

I can't cook and Dean won't so last year we took the extended family to a restaurant for Christmas dinner which wasn't great :(  This year we're investigating caterers who deliver Christmas dinner on the day, fingers crossed it's good! x

Friday, October 30

Just For You

A very quick and simple card to share today, I let the beautiful pattern paper do all the work ;)...

Take care and I hope you all have a great weekend :)  Thomas the Tank Engine is in town so that's who we will be going to see! x

Tuesday, October 27

Trick or Treat?

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

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 16

A Forever Friend

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

Happy Friday, I hope you have a great weekend! :) x

Monday, October 12

Happy Birthday Marlene

Here's a little birthday card I recently made for a lovely friend...

I would like to apologise in advance for going AWOL soon, like everyone else, this period leading up to Christmas is very busy so there won't be much time for blogging :) x

Friday, October 2

Happy Halloween

I really enjoyed colouring this spooky Belles 'n' Whistles image....

I hope you have a truly fabulous weekend, my lovely friends :) x

Monday, September 21

Seven Year Anniversary

Seven years ago today, this happened....

...and seven years later we are still smiling, just! haha...

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

Thursday, September 17

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie

I know it's not itsy bitsy teenie weenie, or even a yellow polka dot bikini, but I so wanted to use this sentiment haha...
I'll be leaving the children with my parent's after pre-school today and heading to, my home from home, Bluewater Shopping Mall for some retail therapy :)  I am in dire need of clothes that are neither pyjamas or tracksuit bottoms!

Saturday, September 12

Halloween Gift Boxes

I have to be quick, Dean has imposed a no blogging at the weekends rule but he has popped out to drop off his dry cleaning and ironing (and pick me up a hot chocolate, anything to buy more time! haha) so here are some Halloween gift boxes I recently made....

They contain crafty embellishments so if you're one of the first four to leave a comment and you would like one of these boxes, please mail me your address :)

We're off to Drayton Manor today which should be fun, I hope you have a fantastic weekend! x

Thursday, August 27

Christmas Gift Boxes

I pulled an all nighter and had the best time making these little Christmas gift boxes....

They are filled with an assortment of Christmas craft goodies and I will send one to each of the first five lovely people who are kind enough to leave a comment :) x

Saturday, August 1

My Craft Space

I can't believe how quickly my craft stash has grown, some reorganisation was long overdue...

Slideshow showing what's inside the drawers ;)

I think it's safe to say I'm more of a collector than a crafter haha! x

Thursday, January 22

Hello, Anyone There?

After much pondering I have decided to start blogging, my main motivation being it's incentive for me to actually do some crafting ;)

I love seeing craft spaces so thought I would share my small craft corner....

It's not much but it serves it's purpose, although staring at the wall is not much fun haha!  Thank you very much for visiting me at this early stage of my blog, I really appreciate it :)