Sunday 31 October 2010

My Halloween Kids - Run For The Hills!!!!!!

Have just taken the kids out for their annual "scare the **** outta the neighbours" night.
Left Neil at home to scare the little kids who dared to knock at our hovel!!
Happy Halloweeeeeeen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday 29 October 2010


After yesterdays trip to the London Dungeons you will be glad to know I have fresh underwear!!!
Having queued for just over 3 HOURS to get in, I have to say it was quite a disappointment. OK, so I pooped a bit on the boat ride & squealed like a girl on the scarey drop-ride but both lasted less than 2 mins. We were rushed from room to room, had no time to read any of the stories on the walls & so much of it was just dark rooms with a voice & some water-spray or a blast of air. So glad we had Tesco vouchers otherwise the £80 entry fee sure would have made me cry!!
The kids & Neils loved the London Eye whilst I sat on a post watching them spin round. It was quite dark by the time we arrived but it was all so beautifully lit up. This was worth the money!
My card today is for a young man that you wouldn't want to cross as he's a purple & white belt in karate (apparently that's v. good, I thought it just kept your gown from coming undone!)
I must say a big THANKYOU to Yolanda Derstine for giving this free digi.
Coloured with PM's and the DP & gems are from Papermania.

Entering it at -
Fab n' Funky - CAS
Digi Doodle Shops Best- Anything Goes
Moving Along With the Times - Card for a Child

Thursday 28 October 2010

Testing! Testing! 123!

Hope this has worked...keep trying to schedule posts to appear but they never do, so I'm trying again.
Day 3 of the kids half-term holiday was mainly spent shoving things in the washing machine & letting it work its magic. Sophie was a slave to her school assessments and Oliver made cakes. Think he's got quite a talent in the ol' kitchen that's why we named him Oliver James! Tomorrow (or is it I am confused!!) we're hopefully off to London (thankfully NOT shopping!!) but to visit the London Eye...although not me coz I can't stand heights and The London Dungeons which will probably scare the B-Jeepers out of me (note to self...take fresh knickers!!!)
My card is a House Mouse decoupage for my SILs Xmas Gift Set.
Have a great day everyone xxx

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Ooh! Dainty...

You'll be glad to know that I made good use of Day 2 of the kids Half Term holiday yesterday! Not wanting them to be bored & restless I armed them with a collection of new toys, namely a Vacuum Cleaner, Duster, Polish & a Fluffy Thing on a Stick! Oh! What fun they had!
I took this opportunity to relax on my chaise longue & eat grapes whilst being fanned with a palm leaf!
Day 3 is just beginning...hmm...what to do?
My wee cardlet today was made with a stamp called Modesty from Penny Black. The flowers & leaves have been decoupaged & coloured with PM's & Stickles, the glittery butterflies are table confetti & the sentiment is a rub-on from Kaisercreaft.

Entering it at -
Creative Craft - Anniversary (Blogaversary Too!)
One Stop Craft Challenge - Photo Inspiration
Papertake - Sparkly & Bright

Tuesday 26 October 2010

It's Happened To Us All!!

I'm back - YAY!!!
So yesterdays "Day Trip" was a success...we left the Dentists with a "thumbs up" from the "nice lady"...but I think it was more to do with the fact I had saved her bacon.
The kids were seen first for their check-ups & came out with glowing reports, a sticker & a balloon each. This made me laugh as Sof's now 13 years old & Oliver's 10 going on 17!!! Whilst they sat in the waiting-room blowing up their new toys making rude - farty noises, I layed back on "the" chair and awaited my fate.

My hearing's rubbish & I was convinced the "nice lady" was asking me questions & I kept trying to answer with my mouth full of her hand!! So each time I came up for air, I had to ask her to repeat herself only to find out she was talking "dentist-speak" to her assistant. Then the dreaded words "you need an X-Ray" hit my deaf ears!
Off I trundled to what resembled a store-room next door, HUGE bits of plastic were wedged in my cheeks & my dentist made a quick exit before she was zapped with radiation. As she left I noticed her skirt was caught up in her knickers, I tried desperately to get her attention but it's almost impossible to breath let alone yell with yer gob full of dentistry equipment!!! So the door closed, I was alone & she was in the corridor of pateints!!! Upon her return I gave her the bad news (poor woman) and she then gave me good news (think that was pay-back) that my teeth were ok! PHEW!!
Are you still awake...?
Onto my card, this is another one to add to my SILs Xmas Gift Set. This is Melody in Love from Pollycraft coloured with ProMarkers & Stickles, the gorgeous autumnal paper is from my fav Basic Grey collection, Indian Summer, punched out mini-flowers with red gem centres.

Entering it at -
Little Red Wagon - Hearts
Stamp Something - Digi Challenge
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle (2nd Entry)

Monday 25 October 2010

NO Card Today

It's Day 1 of the kids Half Term holidays and I'm trying to fill it with ALL the activities that kids just LURVE!!! Dentist, Opticians, Clothes shopping for ME (Tee! Hee!) and a mega-hike round Asda's!!!
So no card today, I'm busy making my kids' lives hell!!! MWHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Back tomozza xxx

Sunday 24 October 2010

Winter Wabbits!

BRRR!!! It's cold out today...but at least the sun's shining!
These Wabbits have got the right idea...snuggled down into a giant sock...I may have to get one of those single, giant boots that they try & sell to the elderly to pop their toesies into to keep warm whilst siiting in their armchairs. I nearly bought one for my MIl a couple of years ago but I had visions of her "hopping" in to the kitchen to make a cuppa still wearing "the" boot & wondering why I was too tight to buy one for "the other foot". It may have been worth it for comedy value...only joking!!!!
So these cosy Wabbits are from LOTV coloured with PM's, with 3d Glitter-paint sock fluff & punched holographic red snowflakes. mounted on to a Nellie Snellen oval framed backdrop.

Entering it at -
Frosted Designs - Die Cuts
Fussy and Fancy - Winter Wonderland
LOTV - Winter Fun
The Crafty Pad - Christmas Theme
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle

Friday 22 October 2010

ProMarkers Fans...Look Away!

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that my Vanilla ProMarker has faded away! The ending was just ran out! But it had lead a long & happy life and was well loved. I will, of course, leave it a few days before buying a new one!
*** RIP Vanilla ProMarker ***

Slugs n' Snails, Puppy Dog Tails

Thank you all for your lovely B.Day wishes yesterday...I had the bestest day ever...making cards - Yay!
This is another of the Gift Set cards that I'm making for my SIL this Xmas. Tiz Bronte & Louis from Mo's Digital Pencil coloured with PM's & Stickles, backing paper is from Papermania with glitter peel-off edging & card candy blobs!

Entering it at -
Mo's Dream Team  - 1yr Blog Hop
Cards For Men - Birthday

Thursday 21 October 2010

Life's Little Treasures

It's my Birthday today - Woo! Hoo!
I've got my teeth in, a fresh blue-rinse, my zimmer's propped safetly next to my commode & I'm raring to go!
No card from me today...I did send one to myself but it's late, maybe I should have hand-delivered!!
These little treasures are from my fab offspring. I love The Owl series of kids cartoons so Sophie made me a brilliant card using my stash of crafty-goodness & an owl digi from Pollycraft.
Oliver's card, knowing I'm cat-mad (NOT mad as a cat!!) was made using a digi from Motivet & coloured with ProMarkers.
Making cards all day today...heaven! Have a good one all!! xxxx

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Simple but NOT easy!

This was a simple card but not easy to make as we had a call last night to say my MILs elderly neighbour had passed away. She was a lovely lady who had given our Sophie lots of girly bits n' bobs over the years as she'd never had a grandaughter to share her trinkets with.
A stamped tree (sorry can't find out where I got it from - if anyone recognises it please let me know so I can give credit) with green gems, then mounted onto an embossed background with a peel-off sentiment. 
RIP Gwynne xx

Monday 18 October 2010

How long til' Xmas?

Hey everyone!
The kids break up for half term at the end of this week which means Xmas is fast approaching...YIKES!!!
This is Gift Bearing Snowman from Sassy Cheryls, decoupaged his prezzies, scarf, nose & boots (lovin' his BIG feet!!) & mounted onto DP from Doodlebug with pearly snowballs from Hobbycraft.

Entering it at -
Sassy Cheryls - Dimension
Pear Tree Designs - Free for All

Friday 15 October 2010

3 For a Girl!

Morning! Morning! Morning!
It's my Fav' day of the week...FRIDAY!!!
And thank goodness yesterday is over...following my meeting with the Magpie of Sorrow I then went onto ruin tea by evaporating away all the liquid in a shepherds-pie! Mind you...those who know me well will know that there's nothing really new in that as I am Officially "The Worlds Worst Cook...EVER!!!"
So on my journey home from the station this morning I was confronted by 3 Magpies (3 For a Girl!), again playing "dare" as I drove at them...they survived & hopefully for me, today will be a better day (Fingers crossed, ladders put away & black cats sprayed pink I should be ok!!!)
I've had an order for a lady celebrating her birthday on Halloween, so I've used Bella & Bronte from Mo's Digital Pencil, decoupaged & coloured with my faithful ProMarkers & Stickles. The stars are Xmas confetti.

Entering it at -
Bee-Crafty - Halloween
Craftalicious - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Halloween
Crazy 4 Challenges - Birthday
Creative Cottage - Halloween
Creative Craft - Trick or Treat
Fussy and Fancy - Halloween
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Halloween / Fall
Stampin' For the Weekend - Halloween / Fall

Thursday 14 October 2010

Flamin' Magpie!!!

On my way home from dropping my OH at the station this morning a magpie (singular, therefore MAGPIE OF SORROW!!!) decided to play "dare" in the middle of the road, leaving it until the last milli-second to fly out of harms way & me being the superstitious-type I knew my day would be doomed!
I got home to find someone had knocked over a pot of cream in the fridge which was on the top shelf & had leaked like icing on everything below. Then I flooded the worktops when I knocked the running tap whilst trying to clean the creamy shelf bits. AHH!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank goodness I made this card a few days's another one of my "accidental" purchases from LOTV on a scalloped nestie circle with Stickled punched snowflakes.

Entering it at -
Allsorts - Song Title (Angels - Robbie Williams)

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Pastel Christmas

"Tiz the season to be jolly...tralalalala...lalalala" - Now you'll have that song in your head all day! HA!HA!
Morning tout!
Keeping my post short today as I want to watch the amazing rescue of those brave miners out in Chile - wishing you all a safe day xx
I love that Four Squared Snowmen digi from Sassy Cheryls so much I've used it again but this time coloured with pastel ProMarkers, with glitter Stickle stars  and a strip of silver rick-rack ribbon.

Entering it at -
Squigglefly - Celebrate
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Winter Wonderland
Ellephantastic - Anything Goes

Tuesday 12 October 2010

More Festive Cheer!

My card today is made using another one of those gorgeous stamps from LOTV, I kept going back to their shop and just drooling over their gorgeousness and suddenly one day several fell into my basket and before I knew it they were popping thru' the letterbox and it was too late! Does that happen to you? This is Winter Bunnies, coloured with PM's & stickles. The DP is from Dovecraft & I've cut out some more of the trees, stuck them to card & then mounted them around the image.

Entering it at -
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Winter Wonderland
Craftalicious  - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Something for a Friend
Tuesday Taggers - More Than Two Legs!!

Monday 11 October 2010

Just Skating By....

Morning Everyone! What a weekend...Saturday was spent trapsing up & down Oxford & Regents Street as Sophie wanted to experience shopping in London...NEVER AGAIN!!! What a disappointment...obviously unless you're a Gazzilionaire most of the shops are way out of reach & if you do go in you get "The" look.

Then there's the department stores where the first bit you walk through is the "Beautiful People" section of Perfume & Make-up. You need an inhaler to fight thru' the fog of scents and a tissue to dry your eyes from the hurt that you feel from that other "look" that says " don't bother stopping end of foundation or lipstick can help you girlfriend!" I'm wondering if I'm getting old much BANG!BANG!BANG! music, mad lighting & clothing that resembles something you'd keep your clothes-pegs or wash your smalls in...SIGH!

Sunday was a happier day, despite my back & feet ache, when Oliver played footie & scored an amazing goal from about a mile away by chipping the ball over everyone's heads!! (I know it's a "slight" exageration but that's a Mother's perogative!!).

So I've rambled too much about my weekend...onto my card which is a decoupaged Bella & Bronte Skating digi  from Mo's Digital Pencil coloured with ProMarkers & stickles with coloured peel-off trees. 

Entering it at -
Simple Doodles - Winter Warmers
Making it with Meslyn - Glitzy Glittered Christmas
Digi Doodle Shop's Best -Orange Me Glad

Friday 8 October 2010

Yay! Tiz the Weekend!!!

I've given you a break from Xmas festive cards as there's something else to celebrate today...The WEEKEND - Woo! Hoo!
This is Lola Rose from Pink Petticoat this time sporting a spotty little number. And NO Marlene (you know I'm watching you!!) she hasn't swallowed a watermelon - strewth!! The DP is from Making Memories Meg collection, flowers are Flora Doodles from Petaloo, a swirl of gems, a smattering of stickles & a dodgily-tied bow et-Voila!

Entering it at -
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Sparkle & Shine
Creative Cottage - Bling It On!
Creative Inspirations - Birthdays
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Ribbons, Buttons, Bling
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkly Glitter
One Stop Craft Challenge - Congratulations
Papertake Weekly (May - Say it with Flowers)

Thursday 7 October 2010

"Snow" Much Fun!

Tiz Thursday..Woo! Hoo! Nearly there...the Weekend that is!
My Xmas mojo is in full swing...hope it lasts. The challenge over at Sassy Cheryls this week is Paper Piecing which I just love doing & was the perfect opportunity to use my latest purchase from Ms Cheryls fab Digi Store - Four Squared Snowmen. The whole image has been cut out & mounted with foam pads, their scarves & gloves Paper Pieced, with grey PM highlights, stickle stars & a peel-off sentiment .

Entering it at -
Sassy Cheryls - Paper Piecing
Fab n' Funky - Use a Digi

Wednesday 6 October 2010


Oh Boy! Is it the weekend yet???!!!
Todays Festive card is another one of those cheeky penquins from Pink Petticoat. The embossed background is from DCWV & the snowflake a punched X-Cut with a gem centre. Thank goodness for ProMarkers & Stickles to fill in the gaps! Have a fab day all...apparently we're due some crazy weather this weekend - 24 degrees - off to dig out my bikini.

Entering it at -
Charisma Cardz - Christmas

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Tuesday Tuesday! Trala...Tralalala!

Ahoy & Ahoola Me Hearties!
Feeling slightly less GRRRRRRRRRRR today but I fear it will you get people that pass thru' your life that frustrate you so much that you start to think you're the one who's mad & doubt your own sanity?
Last night I dived from the highest point available into my pile of yummy crafty stash to escape the madness and managed to make 3 cards ( I could have stayed up all night...coz once you stop, you start thinking Grrrrrr thoughts again...then you can't sleep!)
So here's card numero 1...yay! on an Xmas card roll (prepared to be bored witless over the next few weeks!!)
This cutie is from the "Have an Ice Christmas" Penquin set from Pink Petticoat ,given the ol' PM  & Stickles treatment, the backing card is from DCWV, a few punched snowflakes here & and a bit of embossing there.

Entering it at -
Winter Wonderland - Male Xmas Card
Pollycraft - Anything Goes

Monday 4 October 2010

Monday Monday...bada..badadada!

Seasonal Greetings Peeps!
In a GRRRRRRRR mood today...may have to dig out the Festive "spirit"!
To chillax I thought I better get started on my Xmas many to make. Had a rummage thru' my stash & found these DP's from Papermania that I must have bought about 4 years ago...forgot how gorgeous they were. The stamp is my fav' from LOTV  coloured with pastel PM's with Stickle highlights, snowflakes punched from glittery gift-tags & gems from Docrafts Hawthorn & Bramble collection.

Entering it at -
Charisma Cardz - Christmas Crafting
Creative Inspirations - Christmas (80)
Daring Cardmakers - Christmas
Just Inspirational - Christmas
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Celebrate
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Punch it Out

Friday 1 October 2010


It's hard to imagine I used to have BIG hair like this & masses of curls. Unfortunately this is where the similarities between me & this card end!! OH! I do have a HAIRDRYER!!!
The digi is from the Holly & Madison collection over at Charmed Cards and Crafts, dottily coloured with pink ProMarkers & pink Stickles. The gorgeous DP is Sweet Berry Pink from DCWV & I've cut more flowers from the same sheet to make embellies. Pastel pink pearls from Prima.

Entering it at -

Creative Craft  - Glamour Puss
Crafty Calendar - Birthdays
Crafts and Me - Teenager

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