Thursday, 31 December 2009

Nearly the end..... of 2009!

Well, just thought I would do a quick post as it nearly the end of 2009 and looking forward to 2010 - would like to wish you all Happy New Year!!!!!

Every year I make a Resolution and never stick to it and they are all usually based around being more organised,getting fit, eating healthier, drinking more water etc. etc. Yup you've guessed it - it lasts around a week!!!

So hopefully by putting this years resolutions in print for all to see I am hoping it will help me stick to them. So here goes:

1) To try one new recipe a week, and cook more meals from scratch - pkt casserole mixes do not count!!!
2) Get fitter (ahem - not holding out much hope - but you never know!)
3) Stop dithering - JUST DO IT!!

Fingers crossed.

Let me know what your resolutions are. We will be having a quiet night tonight - as always since we had kids - but for those of you having celebrations - have a great night!! Wishing you all the very best.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Christmas Stocking wrap up:

Morning all - well havent blogged for a little while, but it has been Christmas (thats my excuse anyway!!). Hope you all had a fab time and Santa was kind to you - we had a great time here with lots of surprises -

I love Jacks face in this picture - he has been asking for an x-box elite for about 18 months and at last he got one he was sooooo pleased!!

My hubby also managed to surprise me as well with a Sizzix Big Shot - I have been undecided for ages between a Big Shot & Cuttlebug - so now the decision has been made for me - although slightly scared about using it - it seems a bit complicated!?!

To give us all a kick start ready for the New Year Rainmac has set a challenge over on MSE for a Sketch Card - I have never done one of these before so thought would give it a go and would be ideal to do for an engagement card that needed to be made so I have come up with this:

What do you think??? I like it but keep having doubts should I have gone for something a bit more - ooh I dont know - bit more pink or blingy??? for an engagement - anyway all comments appreciated as I havent posted the card yet. (gulp)

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Its Snow Time!

Hope you are all managing to keep toasty warm - it's been snowing here this afternoon but mainly hailstones - however the boys still managed to persuade their dad to take them out after tea for a daft run around - don't know how they managed to get enough snow to throw snowballs but:

Postie brought us some lovely cards yesterday, one for me from Sarah (aka Rainmac):

It is truly lovely - hopefully my cards will be as good (one day!).

Next my boys received a lovely post card from Mums Monkey - they were so chuffed and slightly amazed that Monkey knew where we lived - they love reading Monkeys adventures:

Lastly, I finally got round to making a money wallet for some relatives who are receiving money for Christmas - couldnt find a template I liked so with a bit of encouragement I had a go at making my own - sorry forgot to take a photo of it open:

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The Holidays Are Coming!!!

Hi, well still seem to be keeping on top of things - finally got round to making hubbys Christmas Card the other night - and can post the pic now - as he has opened it and is on our mantlepiece!!

Monday was a bit of a busy night - we also got the Christmas decorations out and let the boys decorate the tree - they have actually done quite a good job - so I have left it - not needed to move anythings around!!

Also taken a few pictures of my favourite things, I love this little gingerbread man tree decoration and as you can also see I have a bit of a collection of nutcrackers:

Last night saw Toms School Nativity - he was THE donkey!!! Brilliant he was too - however, when I first saw his outfit I wasn't sure if he looked more like the Gruffalo. The performance was excellent - all the children sang their hearts out - definately a tear in my eye - believe me
it doesn't take much!!

I finally feel that I am getting on top of things, got the pressies wrapped today, christmas cards sorted - going to hopefully get all the daft bits and bobs tomorrow and then THAT IS IT!! No more shopping - I hope - ahem! (Does internet shopping & grocery shopping count??)

Monday, 7 December 2009

Back in the Swing!

Well, I feel I am on a roll now!! After my blog award yesterday - it motivated me to get myself sorted. I had been doing a little bit of card making here is my first attempt at an easel card:

I had also been busy making Twinks hobnobs (courtesy of MSE) and other goodies, most going to the school for Children in Need:

So, today, I finally got round to making my two boys Christmas Cards (ahem easel cards - again!!):

Finally, not card related, but just wanted to put a picture up of my youngest after winning a Fair Play trophy at a Football Party he went to at the weekend - it was the first football party he had been to and was so proud at being picked for this trophy (bless!):

Got a few busy nights with School Nativity Plays and Christingle Concerts - but will hopefully keep up with my card making & blog!!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Blog Award

The lovely Craftygranny has given me my first ever blog award - yay!! Although I do feel slightly guilty as have neglected it for a few weeks - so this has given me the kick up the bum I needed to get my card making/blog mojo restarted. For the award I need to answer the questions below in 1 word answers and then pass on to 5 other people - so here goes:

1. Where is your cell phone? handbag
2. Your hair? dark
3. Your mother? home
4. Your father? dead
5. Your favorite food? steak
6. Your dream last night? football
7. Your favorite drink? wine
8. Your dream/goal? smallholding
9. What room are you in? study
10. Your hobby? crafting
11. Your fear? spiders
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? smallholding
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren't? fat
15. Muffins? yes
16. Wish list item? mercedes
17. Where did you grow up? Greatham
18. Last thing you did? drank
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? on
21. Your Pets? gerbils
22. Friends? yes
23. Your life? good
24. Your mood? harrassed
25. Missing Someone? sometimes
26. Vehicle? corsa
27. Something you’re not wearing? glasses
28. Your favorite store? HomeBargains
29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? recently
32. Your best friend? Husband
33. One place that I go to over and over? study
34. Facebook? No
35. Favorite place to eat? mother-in-laws

I would like to pass this award onto:
The Wife