Monday, 31 March 2008
So I have just made her this card using the fab 'My Paper World' sketch (again!) to take to her along with some flowers that I hope to get tomorrow. I think the little girls look so sweet, oh and I loved the idea of the paperclip and ribbon that Nicola has used on a couple of her cards, so I may be using that a lot! I am also going to enter this as my card for the latest 'Papertake weekly' challenge to use waves or zig-zags, the waves being the strip accross the middle of the card cut with my decorative scissors that rarely see the light of day! I am also going to take the oportunity to submit this as my entry to the 'Cute Cards thursdays' this weeks challenge is to use a 'people' image, this being 2 little cute people!! (All links can be found on the right)
The little girls are decoupaged using foam pads.I have made the following card for my cousin who's birthday it is next month, he is (still I hope!) a Norwich City fan so I have used a backing paper a friend did for me a long while ago and coloured the image as best I can with the 'Canaries' colours!! I'm pretty pleased with the way it's turned out!
Sunday, 30 March 2008
No cards but a cake!! and pigs!!
I have made this particular cake before so it didn't take me long at all! My auntie and uncle were impressed who knows what David will think! I saw him this morning he was a little bit on the delicate side as he had been out on the town yesterday, they started at lunch time!!
I've had the guinnea pigs posing this afternoon, this first picture is of Treacle's 5 little piggies who are 3 weeks old The little one on the left is still tiny (he was the runt) him and the black one are my faves and are going know where! The following picture is of Candy's 5 little piggies who are 2 weeks old, baby Stripes 2nd left is my fave of this group again he is going know where!
Matthew nearly caused me to have a heart attack on Thursday night when he took the boys (more pigs) teas out he came banging on the kitchen window, to which I knew something was up. When I went out he said Potter (dad to the 3 and first set of 5 piggies oh and the 2 my nephews have!) was missing, his cage door was open and he wasn't there, thoughts of horror went through my mind he had either died falling from 3 cages up, or had landed ok but been beaten to a mush by the 3 boys who have the main part of the shed. Once we had gotten a light rigged up to our amazement he seemed to be fine and was with the 3 boys in the bottom run, Matthew said he was ok and could stay with them but I said no, he may not have been with them for long enough for them to get angry with him, and we may have found something nasty the next day. He is now happily in his own home again!!
Pets heh who'd have them!?! ..........................................me!
Oh and before I go Nikki/Tink has a lovely lot of blog candy on offer on her blog (link on the right) to celebrate her 15,000 hits, so pop on over and take a look.
Friday, 28 March 2008
You make my day Award!
The 3 people I would like to nominate for this award are : Mel, Kay and Kerry
I enjoy visiting their blogs on a regular basis seeing what they've been up to and checking out their latest makes.
Kay's hubby came and collected the footy card, they loved it, so that's was good news. She is always after footy cards for Tom's mates so guess my stamp will get good use! I have only made the one card today and it was the first outing for 'fishing Luca' I used the My Paper World (link on the left) sketch again for this one!
and I made this atc for a swap I have done on the CM&PC forum entitiled Beauty but no Beast, you can't see it too well because of the light but the background paper has smaller images on it the same as the main picture.
Matthew went back to work today, he could've gone back several days ago but has been enjoying being home!! He's only there next week then off for a couple of weeks with the builders!! We dropped the girls off at mum and dad's yesterday midday and went into town to get ideas for the en-suite, then headed off to the chinese for lunch, the waitress looked a bit stunned when we walked in, it was 1.50pm we didn't realise the closed at 2pm, how so ever they kept re-stocking the food cabinet, it's a buffet eat as much as you like place, and our lunch was absolutely scrummy!!
Finally I took this photo a while ago and it is my entry for Suzanne's (http://slumbercards.blogspot.com/) spring photo' blog candy draw, this is 'spring' for me,lambs and daffodils!! I absolutely adore baby lambs hence our trip to Park Farm on Mother's Day where we got to bottle feed one aaaahhh.......!!
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
The scaffolders have been today, OMG I can only describe it as feeling like being in prison (not that I would know) you literally walk out of our back door under the scaffolding you certainly need to look where you are walking!! We didn't realise how much or how far round the house they would go, I need to be careful when getting changed in our bedroom as they can now look straight in (not a pretty site!!). So we are all set for the building work to start on the 7th I don't know whether I am excited or worried about it!
We didn't do much at all yesterday, Matthew went to put a fence up for my auntie, whilst I was pulling my hair out at home with the girls, they drove me nuts! Hollie our youngest is getting such a madam, she will NOT do as she is asked or told, she is answering back just so naughty yet she can be the cutest cuddliest little girl other times. So to get out of the house for a while we took Matthew some lunch and stayed for about an hour. After tea my ear started to hurt badly, it was effecting the side of my neck and felt like I had tooth ache that side too, so I dosed myself up on pills and had to swap sides of the bed as I couldn't lie on it. This morning it was a lot better but all round my eye socket that side hurted, it's ok now and although my ear is not right (funny it is actually the left one that hurts!) it's a heck of a lot better than it was.
Well I have been tagged by Mel http://melscreativecorner.blogspot.com/ thank you!
The rules 1.put a link to the person who tagged you 2 . mention the rules to this 3. mention 6 things about you 4. tag 6 other people with linking 5. leave comments on these peoples links that they got tagged
6 things about me 1. I hate coffee 2. I got married at Gretna Green 3. I love shopping! 4. I hate housework 5. I am a horder and can't throw things away! 6. I passed my driving test 1st time.
I am going to tag: Deb's / Fran / Mandy / Kim / Isa / Leonie
Monday, 24 March 2008
That brings our total to 22, it's going to be hard to let them go but we can't really keep all of them we'd need a seperate shopping trolley for their veg!!! I've picked out my favourites!!!
Well the girls got the usual far too many easter eggs plus clothes, books, games. We woke up yesterday (easter sunday) and everywhere was white! I love it when it looks like that, but boy did it melt and disappear quick! Matthew did manage to get a quick snowman built on the front lawn, he has just about crumbled now and looking a bit sorry for himself! We went to mum and dad's for a lovely turkey roast with prawn cocktail starter and I had made a fresh cream, strawberry and rapberry pavalova for dessert, it was the size of my largest tin and it didn't last long with the girls each having 2 helpings!! The boys weren't there for long as Jordan had a party at 1pm so they had to leave for that, but we did fit in a few games before they left, we had made a pass the parcel up, and then hid a few eggs then they played a game with those. We didn't leave until about 8pm as we watched the Wizard of Oz then Ice Age, we timed it just right though as they had just pulled a lorry out of the ditch which was there when we went in the morning, they must've shut the road off to do it, the policeman looked a bit puzzled when we drove past!!!
Saturday morning I couldn't lie in bed any longer so I had a look through my most recent craft mags and saw a couple of ideas for cards that the girls could make, they so love to get the craft stash out, just like me!! I saw the easter bunny in the basket idea in the Papercraft inspirations mag it was actually an advert for another mag! so I cut out all of the many components so that Lillie (5) could make some, then on the facing page was an egg shaped card so I cut some of those out for Hollie (3) to decorate with some freebie paper from a recent issue of Quick cards made Easy. With a little help these are the cards they made, I think they did a brilliant job, especially Lillie who only had help with the first card (pink 1) then did the other 2 herself! I have just emailed a couple of piccies of them to QCME so fingers crossed they will like them as much as we do and my letter and their piccies will appear on the letters page in a future issue, 'star letter' would be brilliant £35 of goodies, but we are not that lucky!!
Matthew has cut the blocks for my new nellie stamps and they are stuck and ready to go, so there will be some new cards soon. But I really need to make several baby cards so I can put them in the shop with my other cards as she has requested childrens cards up to about 5, thought I would maybe do some christening ones to. Oh and my friend sent a text today asking for me to make her a card for her son and also said that some of our big items we took to the shop have already sold, the exciting bit now is wondering how much she got for them!!
Friday, 21 March 2008
Can you believe it NO stamping!!!!! Need to give hubby a swift reminder that I am still waiting for blocks for my new stamps!
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
aren't they fab, I can now make boy cards which I find a real challenge. I can't wait to use nellie with the foal but again I am waiting for Matthew to cut me some blocks to mount them onto, then I'll be ready to rock and roll!! Here is the first card I have made using these stamps and it's also my entry for the 'Teen Spirit' challenge over at the Daring card Makers blog (see link on the left).Hollie enjoyed her easter egg hunt at playgroup this morning, they hid egg shapes with the children's names around the hall and when the children found theirs they could go and collect their eggs! Poor Mandy had been for her 2nd scan and turned up crying bless her the scan showed she is having another boy, she so so wanted a little girl so she is a bit upset but has a while to get used to it.
Well as promised yesterday here are a couple of pictures of the fab PIF candy that I have recently received from Jilli (1st pic. and Tara 2nd pic.). I will be contacting those lucky enough to win mine for addresses in the next day or so.
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Then I made 3 others, this is me done now for easter, I think!! These work in very well for the Daring Card Makers mid week challenge, all you had to do was make something with the easter theme, so ta..da.. 3 cards!!!
So what have we missed, Sunday we said bye bye to 2 of our baby piggies, these 2 little cuties are now living with our nephews (boy do I feel sorry for them) bless them we took them over to mum and dad's on Sunday as sis and the boys were coming over, and they would leave them alone, no sooner had they put them back in the cage than they had got them out again, and of course the girls wanted to hold them to!! We had a fab surprise when we got home though, as I peeked through the glass in the door to check on our 2 pregnant piggies I spotted something white in Candy's cage and yes she had given birth to these 5 dear little piggies
They are are all a decent size and full of life. Treacle's little 5 little one's which were born just over a week ago are doing great and the teeny tiny runt is doing brill (after all of the upset with losing so many of our last piggies we were sure it wouldn't survive, but it has pushed his way in for milk from the start and she really looks after it well). So we just have Poppie left to deliver now, she's not as big as she has been before so we are only expecting a small litter this time but only time will tell.
With Matthew still off work (been to the doctors for an MOT tonight and has been given another certificate for 10days!) we decided to take Hollie to the farm to see the lambs as it's going to be busy at the weekend, but that plan didn't materialize as when Matthew called the builder he said they will start our extension in 3 weeks time!!! So we went round getting a few prices for things like windows, scaffolding etc, We had also reserved things at Fakenham argos so had to go and collect them, there is a kinnerton chocolate factory in the town and they have a shop so we popped in their and bought a few bits for the easter egg hunt that the children have at mum and dad's at the weekend, we can only hope for a dry day otherwise who knows where we will hide everything indoors!
Today apart from making the above cards, and a quick trip into town (mainly to take part in a competition in the local store, you picked up a blank cheque and could write 1 item up to the value of £1000 on it and it goes into the draw which takes place on local radio on Thursday) we chose a high sleeper bed with table and futon underneath worth £899 (we would never ever dream of spending that sort of money!!) it would go lovely in the girls room!! But heh we'll never be that lucky.
Right, I have been lucky enough to receive 2 lovely PIF's (pass/play it forward) recently, thank you Jilli and Tara (I will show pictures tomorrow) so this means the first 6 lucky readers to leave a comment will receive a PIF package from myself. To take part you have to have a blog of your own as you will then pass on PIF candy to the first 3 to comment on your blog! Make sense mmmm.......?! good luck!
Saturday, 15 March 2008
Last card for the day is for Kimmie's challenge (link on the left) all you had to do was use Kimmie's sketch for inspiration, well I had a bit of a mishap!!!! You see I had attached my backing papers and image and when I went to pick it up I had stuck them on upside down Lol...!!! But I kinda like it and if you turn it upside down it is the same layout as the sketch!! I'm quite pleased with it really, I hope Kimmie feels the same, as there is a cutie little Magnolia stamp on offer!!!Oh and back to the Sugar Nellie stamps I am soooo........ pleased to have been able to bag myself 5 of the new Nellie and Luca's, I couldn't believe it when I popped onto the internet at my auntie's yesterday and saw that Funky Kits (http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/) had the new stamps in, omg I thought they were going on sale next week, so how pleased was I to see them in stock and wasted no time in treating myself to a few, now all I have to do is wait for the postie!!!
That's it craft wise, we still have Matthew at home with back problems and bad heads, but the physio sessions and antibiotics are working well, I think he could go back to work on Monday but he says his certificate runs til Wednesday so he will go back then. I don't mind having him here, at least the house gets tidied Lol.....!!! It was also handy as Lillie had to be at the school at 8.25am on Friday as the town were celebrating St. Winnold's day (an historic event?) and they wanted the children to be a part of it. I did read about it, over 1000 years ago the town used hold horse fairs it was one of the 2 largest in Europe and over 10,000 horsers were sold/bought. The children had all made hobby horses at school and the 10 favourites (1 from each year) were chosen for the mayor to judge. Lillie's wasn't in the top 10 but the little boy in her class came 3rd. She enjoyed seeing the shire horse and the civic procession, with everyone dressed up with their bling on Lol..!!
Well that's about me done for today, thanks for dropping by!
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
That's about it for today really, we had to go out to the doctors again this morning, Matthew's back isn't so bad but he is now getting really bad sinus head aches, so he spoke to the doctor first thing and had to pick up yet another prescription. This time the doctor said that if it happens again they might put him in the hands of the eye, nose, eyes department at the hospital, at last, that's what we've been saying for ages. Whilst we were out we popped into a little shop in town that sells 2nd hand childrens items (clothes, toys, furniture etc) we have 3 pieces of nursery furniture that is taking up space which we don't want anymore as we bought new bigger ones, we offered it to a couple of friends who are expecting but they only have room for a cot! so the lady jumped at the chance of having them in the shop (she sells them 50/50) and says they will sell well, we also mentioned a few others bits and she said yes take them to the shop, she is moving to bigger premises next week so we'll take them then and fingers crossed we'll get a few pennies/pounds. We also had a builder round he is going to price up the extension for us (4th bedroom, en-suite with walk in wardrobe) he says it should take about 3/4 days to put it up to roof height and within 2weeks up with the roof on, he also said he thinks he can start it in about 6 weeks, yikes we thought nearer July/August but it doesn't really matter.
Monday, 10 March 2008
Couple of challenge cards
We started the day with great excitement, Treacle our very pregnant guinnea pig had had her babies, she has 5 of the little beauties, they are soooo....... sweet!!! We have black again ? It fascinates me as our piggies are brown and white, Treacle is a gingery brown with a white tuft on her head. 3 of the babies are like her although 2 of them have a white stripe aswell as the tuft, 1 is black and brown, and the little runt oh it's tiny (I so hope it survives it's beautiful!) it is 2 tone brown like a dalmation!! Here they are with mumYesterday with the in-laws went well, we over filled them with lunch LOL...! They wanted to nod off in the afternoon but the girls wouldn't let them! Adam, Joy and the children arrived late afternoon, Rebecca was fascinated with the guinnea pigs and kept going in and out of the hall to see them. The girls enjoyed having them here, and this morning Lillie told us that she enjoyed her day yesterday!!!
Saturday, 8 March 2008
Been having a catch up with the CM&PC forum news and various blogs and came accross Han (http://hanscraftycreations.blogspot.com/) offering some fab blog candy, she is celebrating 3 months of blogging, her cards are fab so do pop over and have a look.
Made 1 very quick card (just now in fact) this is for Julie a friend from the CM&PC forum, Kerry passed on the sad news that Julie's mum had passed away earlier this week, I wanted to send a card just to let her know that she is in our thoughts.
Not sure if I'll get on tomorrow or not as we are going to be busy entertaining, but I may be able to sneak a few minutes in the afternoon who knows!!
Friday, 7 March 2008
Black, white and pink
That's it just the one card for today, the time seems to have just flown by. Matthew phoned the doctors re the pain he is still getting with his back, so we had to pick up his prescription, so decided to get the shopping out of the way whilst we were out. Lillie is having one of her much loved and longed for sleep overs at nannie and grandads, so we took her over when she came out of school, ended up getting engrossed in Rosemary and Thyme on the tele so didn't get home too early, then tea and now catching up on here!!! Won't get much made again this weekend as I have my cake order to do tomorrow as the in-laws are coming for the day on Sunday, it's FIL's 70th birthday on Monday, as we won't see them on the day we thought we'd invite them for lunch and then have a little tea party for tea, Adam, Joy and the children are coming to (BIL and family) to.
Thursday, 6 March 2008
Paper World Sketch
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
I must admit to helping her a teeny tiny bit with the picture but the book was all her own work!! She is 3 bless her, I think she did great!
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
Monday, 3 March 2008
Wow another award x3
I have today made my first card for the Tilda Magnolia challenge blog but I will post that on here tomorrow.