Monday, 31 October 2011

Introducing our new family member ~Jacobie

 We picked him up yesterday lunchtime and he is simply adorable!!  10weeks old and a little bundle of fun, that is when he's awake!!!

posing in his lovely new jacket!!  Very smart don't you think?
bringing me his new toy!
and this was my pair of sleeping beauties last night!!!!
he sleeps anywhere at the moment bless him!  His fave place is at or on my feet, he is asleep on my feet now, and gets disturbed every time I have to answer the door to the trick or treaters!!
first jab was this afternoon and he was an absolute star!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Charisma Cardz ~Anything Goes

Soooooo....... late with this post, but here we go!
This weeks Charisma Cardz challenge is 'Anything Goes' so yes you can make and enter absolutely anything you like!!
We were lucky enough to use Saturated Canary images (which you can get here)if we wished to choose and use one, and omg for me it was a must, these images are gorgeous!
I chose Nevaeh, she's so pretty and innocent looking!  I don't know why I chose green for her dress but love how it's turned out.
Fabby sponsors and prizes so please check them out on the blog.

Monday, 24 October 2011

A good day doing nothing!

Well it's been a lovely birthday day, I've been thoroughly spoilt, love all of my pressies and have money to treat myself with to.  We haven't really done anything, except eat and watch a dvd, but it's been nice being all together!
Thought I would share a piccie or more!
Here is one of the 2 handbags that I received, this one is for fun days, the other is more grown up lol!!!!
My youngest and I spotted a lady in Morrisons with the exact same bag and we just loved it.  Not being one for going up to strangers and asking them where they got things I managed to track them down on the internet, they are part of a range called Crazy Gang Guinnea Pigs and they are so much fun,  may have to have a few more bits yet!!!
We just love our guinnea pigs, here are our 5 girlies!
Left to right : Denise, Tasha (Natasha), Boots, Fluffball and Baby Stripes!  ~We also have 2 boys and 2 bunnies!
My birthday cake here was made by me, but decorated by hubby, it has choccie icing, mini rolos, white choccie chips and marshmallow pieces, very calorific and very yummy!!!!
so with eating the cake I will definately be needing to use my new toy!  My vibration plate!  I used one of these at our local beauty place several times before we went to Disneyland, and after finding out they weren't that expensive decided to have one of my own.  Oooo... it shakes and wobbles every single part of you, fingers crossed it will reduce my wobblyness if only by a little bit!  It does say 10mins is the equivilant to 1hr at the gym but I'm not so sure!

40th Birthday

No not mine lol!!!!  Although it is my birthday today, the big one comes next year for me!!
I actually share my birthday with my brother-in-law, but he arrived one year earlier than me!
So here is the quick easel card that I made for him.  It's only very basic but gets the point accross!!!
Hubby and I went on our usual 'yearly' trip to Norwich, we normally go on my birthday but this year I got us tickets for the theatre and the show finished on Saturday.  We went to see 'All the Fun of the Fair' starring David Essex aka Eddie Moon in Eastenders!  I liked the show, but didn't get tingles like you do when a show is really fantastic.  Although I must admit to welling up at one point when Levi (David)'s son was accidently killed by his friend (in the show of course!) and then they sung 'Silver Dream Machine' which I remember from my childhood and had everyone cheering!  We were told that David would be signing programmes etc at the stage door afterwards, so yep you guessed it we had to wait.  I mean when the chance is there you'd be daft not to heh!?!  To me he didn't come accross particularly friendly, myself and another lady asked if we could have a quick piccie, but he wouldn't look at the camera's not even for a split second, saying he couldn't do all this multi tasking!  I know there were several people there and he wanted to get as many signings done as possible, and they did have another show less than 3 hours later, but still he could've looked up!!  But managed to get a few ok=ish piccies!
 attempt at a picture with him lol!!
So with birthday shopping done, some more christmas presents purchased, we rounded off our day with a meal at our favourite restaurant Pedro's a mexican I have loved for many years and introduced Matthew to exactly 10 years ago.  They never fail to deliver the most scrumptious food set in a fab atmosphere, such a shame it's not closer, but then maybe that's a good thing!!    
 a sneaky sangria!!!!!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Charisma Cardz -Embossing

Good afternoon all, I'm a bit late with my posting today but you know what they say!?  Better late than never lol!!!
Our new Charisma Cardz challenge is 'Embossing' this can be either dry or heat!
I don't do a lot of embossing, never gotten on with dry embossing with a tool, could never stick to the grooves!!  Heat embossing is hit and miss and I find my cuttlebug involves faffing around!  Saying that I am desperate for a set of 'labels' dies for my birthday lol!!!  Best be ordering them as my birthday is on Monday, I'll charge them to my hubby lol!!!!
So luckily I had a few pre embossed sheets done from a previous project, and with inspiration from Jane Millards cards in the latest Quick Cards Made Easy mag, I made the following card which I just love!
The little couple are so cute, and what makes it even better is they were part of a 4 packs for £1 deal from The Range (think they are docrafts).  I really loved making this card, and will be using this style for many more!

We have 2 wonderful sponsors offering great prizes for our winners and we have the special Facebook prize to.  So please nip over to the blog, take a look at the other dt examples and get embossing!!  Look forward to seeing your entries!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Charisma Cardz -Black and Orange

Good morning, hope it's nice where you are, we have blue skies with white fluffy clouds but lots of wind to accompany it.  Still at least the first school run of the day was dry, fingers crossed the next one will be too!!
Right, onto this weeks Charisma Cardz challenge and this week we have a colour combo of 'Black and Orange'.
For my card I've used a Meljen image, the paper was a freebie from one of my mags and as I thought the orange layer was a bit plain, I tried to replica the little swirls etc from the image!!
We have 2 great sponsors this week : Simon Says Stamp and Pink Cat Studio and don't forget there is a special prize for Facebook entries to!!  Please check out the blog for DT examples I think most of us had the same idea with the halloween theme lol funny how a colour combo and that time of year can do!