Wednesday, 31 December 2008


I'm round my parents and have just popped on the t'internet quickly and I just wanted to wish everyone a very happy, safe and prosperous 2009.

We'll be staying up to see the New Year in - well that's if I can persuade the "oldies" to stop playing cards LOL

See you all next year --- eek!

Monday, 29 December 2008

Post It note holder

Wow 3 posts in 1 day!

My UKS team had a Secret Santa. We had to make something or buy something for less than £5. Well because I can never keep to a budget, I decided to buy some stamps - which I'd knew she'd love - and make something as well.

The problem was I didn't have a clue what to make - thank gawd I organised a crafty get together at the beginning of December and the fab Kerrie bought along the instructions to make a Post It note holder. Yep she saved my life LOL and it was really easy to make :o)

Anyway, here it is

The paper is Bo Bunny (love) and the stamps are Stampin' Up (also love).

Stampin' Up crafty post

Thought I'd better do a crafty post as well as my chat one :o)

Here's a few of the cards that I've made over the past month. Mum may have not been well but she's still been asking me to make cards and I have to say that it was a relief to not make Christmas cards!

As you've probably worked out, I used Stampin Up stash on all 3 of these cards - yep I still love Stampin' Up LOL

Where has this month gone?

Firstly, I hope everyone had a very good Christmas. We did - which was unexpected as mum wasn't at all well just before Christmas. That's the main reason I haven't been blogging - she's not 100% yet but thankfully she's better than she was! Everything else seemed to take a back seat - although I did manage to get to White Hart Lane twice with my dad :o) and they didn't lose ;o)

We got absolutely soaked when we was waiting on WHL platform after the Man Utd match and surprise surprise I didn't catch a cold. Here's a piccie of me after the UEFA cup match - my Spurs santa hat came in very handy as it was blooming freezing!

We're going on Friday for the FA Cup match so I hope (1) they don't blooming lose and (2) it warms up a bit - well a girl can hope!!!

Monday, 8 December 2008

Family Christmas cards

I've finally finished my Christmas cards for this year - yippeee!!!

The last ones made are for immediate family - mum/dad, sister/BIL, 2 nephews and my niece. I really am going to do these first next year as I'm all Christmassed out by the time I get round to doing them.

Now I just need to finish buying and wrapping the presents and I'll be all ready :o)

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Christmas cat

I love this stamp - especially as I got him from the discount bucket at a craft show.

I'm loving scallops at the mo. I think I have an addiction LOL This scallop was done using the Fiskars Threading water punch.

It makes a change for me not to make a square card. The idea for this card came from some red DL envelopes that I was determined to use up this Christmas. Ummm I think I may have got sidelined with this card. Oh well, have to use them up next year or for one of my nephew's birthday cards (thank gawd they support Liverpool!!!)

I made 9 of this card for my aunts and uncles. The papers are Pebbles and the stamps (image and sentiment) are Penny Black (of course!!!)

Christmas (with hands and feet)

Weird title for a post but that was the theme for a competition. Well the main theme was Christmas but we got extra "points" depending on how many hands and feet were on the card.
This one came 2nd :o)

I'd already made these 2 cards so that was handy. This is for the guys at work so I've made quite a few of them.

And I made this one for my mum to send to her close family and friends. Had to make 12 of them !!! but this little owl is soooo cute and easy to colour.

Almost everything on these cards is Doodlebug papers and Penny Black stamps but the sentiments are Stampin Up, Stamps Away and one from a clear set from Stamp Addicts

Friday, 5 December 2008

Yippeee I've won

Wow 2 posts in one day. Anybody would think that I blog LOL

I totally forgot to say in my other post that I've won. My Stampin' Up lady did a Christmas raffle draw and my number was selected. I can't believe it as I never win anything - I'm not even sure that my lottery numbers are in the Saturday machine!!!

Anyway, if you go over to Linda's blog you will see the fabulous creations that she's done - 12 days of Christmas. She is very talented and also is very good at encouraging me to buy even more yummy Stampin' Up stash - not that I need much encouragement ;o)

December already!

Is it me or is this year flying by??? Despite all my best efforts, this year has been the same as every other one - panicking about Christmas cards. Next year I WILL make special family cards first as, as per normal, I'm all Christmassed out and I've still got them to do.

I did make 2 cards last Saturday at a crafty get together with some great friends. I even made another 2 cards on the Sunday which is a miracle when I get together with a certain friend :o) Saying that we did stay up till 1.30ish on Saturday and Sunday mornings just catching up on stuff LOL

I took the Monday off work to supposedly do more crafting but ended up putting up the decorations. Well I thought I was allowed to as the car was in for its service and they cleaned it for me so that saved me that job :o)

I will take some piccies of the cards this weekend of the cards that I've made and pop them on here. Then when all the cards are done, I can get cracking on my sister's scrapbook. I've now only got 1 month left before her 40th birthday. Why oh why have I only done 6 pages in the 2 years since I decided to do it - Panic!!!!