Thursday, 22 September 2011

Yoo Hoo, I'm still here....

... I know, I know long time no post and long time not many visits to other blogs - sorry!! Just things got a bit mental at home, then a trip to the Papercrafts fair at Harrogate and then we had a long weekend away in London for Toms Birthday and had a brilliant time - except I need another holiday to recover, I am still cream crackered from all the walking and I'm not going to mention the washing and ironing - lol - it was only four days but blooming 'eck how much laundry!!!

I had a lovely surprise when I got home my m-i-l had been and tidied the house - lovely except also rather embarrassing - I bet she thinks I'm a right dirty moo - lol. It was semi(cough) tidy, I just thought I'd do it all properly when I got home ;-).

Anyhoo, best not think about that - here is a photo of my little stash from Harrogate - was quite restrained really:

A box to organise my cross stitch threads, images from lotv, inks, papers, stamp some dst, promarker, ribbon and a lovely little wooden house that was only a couple of pound - not sure what to do with it yet though - but I just liked it.

I am also still doing a bit of cross-stitch but not enjoying it I didnt have any linen left and they didnt have any in the shop I visited but they had 22ct aida, which I thought would be nice and give a similar effect - but I hate stitching on it - aargh - dont know why I just dont like it. I'd already made a mistake on the Lizzie Kate pattern by starting it- getting half way through and then realising I hadnt cut the material big enough - huge aargh!!! so in my strop I chucked it out, therefore reluctant to ditch this one - I will finish it - even though I am hating it - I'll pop a picture up when I am finished.

Lastly a card - yay!! (although I must say since I have made this my mojo has gone awol so if you see it please return to me!!!

We have been invited to christening at the end of October, and this is my card the image was a freebie (and coloured with promarkers) but I cant remember where from if anyone knows please let me know and I'll pop a link up the gingham paper was from a freebie pack from a magazine. I have punched some plain white card and then added gingham ribbon from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:

Truly scrumptious - c&s
Creative Card Crew - babies
Papertake weekly - critters

Thanks for looking (hopefully will be back on track visiting and commenting soon xxx)

Thank you to Padster here is a link to the freebie image at elephantastic :-)


  1. Great stash - love the boxy thing and the card!
    Your bear is Roger from Elephantastic :c)

  2. Fabulous stash hun....and I love your gorgeous card too...

    big hugs Vicky xx

  3. oooo nice stash ... love that box and I know why you don't like it coz its not linen / even weave hope you have recovered now :) love mouse xxxx

  4. Such a cute card Ali, love the bear. Your stash is very restrained but very lovely x

  5. Sounds like you've been having lots of fun lately Ali :) I love the look of your crafty stash & your card is gorgeous :)

  6. Aww, such a sweet card Ali! Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! x

  7. Oh this is so very cute! Thank you for joining in with the babies challenge at Creative Card Crew, kelly x

  8. Looks like you've been naughty, totally approve and LOVING this cute card too. Really fresh. xxx