Sunday, 28 April 2013

Happy Sunday

Hello everyone.
Hope today finds you happy and well. All ok at ours, Stevie's holiday almost over,  so will have the house back when he goes back to London for a few days. Is it wrong to want him away for a few days (bear in mind he's worked away 2-4 days a week for 11 years) ?
I have lots of my tv shows to watch on Sky+ !!
Mum is doing grand though starting to get restless as she's a real one for going out and about. Will take her out on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Dad is being himself which means he's causing trouble!  LOL
Anyway enough waffle from me, you're here for the crafting not the gassing!
I made this card using LOTV It's My Party. We've all seen this tantrum haven't we. It's such a cute image. I love it. 
I used Bo Bunny Sophie papers, Craftwork Cards blank, Scallop Circle Nestie and Persian Accents die cut in half and arranged behind the scallop circle. 
I coloured her using Promarkers and Copics as always. 

That's all from me,  as no babysitting tomorrow we're in the pub! Woo hoo.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Happy Sunday

A quick post from me.
Dad is grand, Mum is back to her usual self! Determined not to be helped, Ellie's very like her. Both want to do everything by themselves and when they decide to go, they are out the door in a flash!
I made this card using Papermania Vintage notes papers, Spellbinders Labels 20 and Lili of the Valley Dainty Dancing.
Hope today finds you well and enjoying nice weather.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013


Hello everyone, all present and correct for the weekly snoopathon that is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. 
Here is my desk from last night. I've not cleared up! No time.
We have had an eventful week so far.
Sone of you may know my Dad's been a bit poorly with chest infections etc. He had a bronchoscopy last month and the results are back- the blockage is scar tissue from the infections and is to be left. Nothing sinister in the sample taken. HOORAY. You can imagine the relief all round.
An hour after he is taken home and news relayed to Mum, she goes to her friend's house, falls over and breaks her right wrist!
If it's not one it's the other!
Cue comedy time as I try to get her ready for bed!!!! She's got a lump like an egg above her eye, skint knee too.
Mind you Ellie will have great fun today with her wee doctor case and a real patient!
Not much crafting from me this week as I'll be on double housework duty, I will do my best to get round anyone who visits me and as many others as possible.
I made a wall hanging earlier this week inspired by Lisa. I loved what she made and this is my 'homage'. Hope you like it Lisa! (*blush*)
Hope the sun shines where you are and happy crafting.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Wall hanging

Hello all, hope your Sunday is a good one with proper spring in the air.
I have spent the afternoon catching up with some housework after Ellie stayed last night. Then since the footie was on I made this. I was inspired by this lovely hanging by Lisa here,  I love Lisa's work and any viewers of Sheena Douglass shows will know her work well as she is on her design team. Pop over and see her, she's awfully friendly.

I used a chipboard heart purchased at the SECC this March from the Every Crafts a Pound stand.
I coloured it first using some Artiste white acrylic paint to blank out the grey, just rubbed over with my finger.
I then added some Distress Inks in various shades. I think I used Mustard Seed, Wild Honey,  Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade. 
I used an old Swirl Template from ages ago with Wild Honey to form the swirl, then stamped the sentiment and Dandelions with Archival Ink in Black.  I double stamped the dandelions to try for some depth. I then over stamped with some Vesamark and gold embossing powder.
The stamps were Make a Wish and Scatter Seeds by Inkylicious. 
I also went round the outside of the heart with Versamark and gold embossing powder.
I always find my Distress Inks go 'muddy', is it just me? Or am I doing something wrong?  I use a separate bit of Cut'n'Dry for each colour? 
Hope you like it and thanks for looking.
Hope next week stays fine for us all.

I have hospital tomorrow for Dad's results so fingers crossed! 

Thursday, 11 April 2013


Here is a card I made for my brother's birthday this week. I used an Inkadinkadoo stamp and papers from Dovecraft I think.
Sorry I have been away from the blog for a while, been busy around the house (spring cleaning urrrgghh)
Will try my best to keep up blogging but for next two weeks hubby is off work and I'll have to deal with him being here and keep him amused!!
My daughter has also started a new job and I am trying to get into a routine with babysitting Ellie and keeping up my other responsibilities. 
Hope you have a good weekend and will 'see' you all soon.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Ellie and the pizza

All the females in the family went to see Mamma Mia when Ellie was 11 months old.  We all went for lunch first and she showed how good her appetite was.
She had a bit from everyone's plate, risotto, spag bol, carbona etc. She was obviously still hungry and decided to sneak her mummy's bit off pizza off her plate and since it was heavy, she put her face to the pizza!
She was so sneaky getting it we could hardly move for laughing. 
I used a Punch around the page set from Martha Stewart and K and Co Berry Sweet patterned paper. 
Thanks for looking and I hope you have a good day today.